List of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes

List of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes

This page is a list of episodes for the American TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. In total, 198 episodes were broadcast from 1988 to 1999.


Season index

Season Network Episodes Aired Notable events
0 KTMA-TV 21 1988–1989
1 The Comedy Channel 13 1989–1990 Introduction of Joel, Crow, Gypsy, Servo, Dr. Forrester and Dr. Erhardt
2 The Comedy Channel 13 1990–1991 TV's Frank replaces Dr. Erhardt.
Kevin Murphy replaces Josh Weinstein as the voice of Servo.
3 Comedy Central 24 1991–1992
4 Comedy Central 24 1992–1993
5 Comedy Central 24 1993–1994 Joel escapes the Satellite of Love; Mike becomes his replacement
6 Comedy Central 24 1994–1995 Introduction of Pearl Forrester; Death of TV's Frank
7 Comedy Central 6 1996 Dr. Forrester cuts the Satellite of Love loose and leaves the show
Feature film 1 1996
8 Sci Fi Channel 22 1997 Introduction of Professor Bobo and Observer; Pearl Forrester takes over as the main antagonist.
Bill Corbett replaces Trace Beaulieu as the voice of Crow.
Patrick Brantseg replaces Jim Mallon as the voice of Gypsy.
9 Sci Fi Channel 13 1998 Pearl, Bobo, and Observer move into Castle Forrester
10 Sci Fi Channel 13 1999 At the end of the season the Satellite of Love crashes, returning everyone to Earth

Explanation of entries

Each entry starts with a code, which is its production number. Episodes are listed in production number order, not production order or air date order. The MST3K episode title is next, and if the original film title is different from the MST3K episode title, the former follows in parentheses. Also in parentheses is the film's initial release year, a color/black & white notation, the production company (if known), and the country of origin (if not the United States). The next field shows the initial MST3K airdate of the episode. The last column indicates whether the episode is available on DVD, and if so, the title of the DVD collection in which it appears. If the DVD is listed as "Out of print", it will mean the DVD is no longer available on Rhino's official website/Shout's official website and Mst3k's official website.

Because The Comedy Channel referred to their first series of MST3K as "Season 1", and Comedy Central and the Sci Fi Channel continued with this numbering, the 21 episodes aired on KTMA-TV are referred to by fans as "Season 0".


Episode Number Featured Film Original Airdate
Pilot The Green Slime
1969, Color, Toei/MGM, Japan
K01 Invaders from the Deep
1981, Color, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), UK
K02 Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars
(Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons)
1980, Color, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), UK
K03 Star Force: Fugitive Alien 2
1986, Color, Japan
K04 Gamera vs. Barugon
(Daikaijû kessen: Gamera tai Barugon)
1966, Japan
K05 Gamera
(Daikaijû Gamera)
1966, Japan
K06 Gamera vs. Gyaos
(Gamera tai Gyaosu)
1967, Japan
K07 Gamera vs. Zigra
(Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura)
1971, Japan
K08 Gamera vs. Guiron
(Gamera tai daikaijû Giron)
1969, Japan
K09 Phase IV
1974, Color, Paramount
K10 Cosmic Princess
1976, edited 1982, Color, Group 3 Ltd, UK
K11 Humanoid Woman
(Cherez ternii k zvyozdam)
1981, Color, Maxim Gorky Filmstudio, USSR
K12 Fugitive Alien
1978 or 1986, Japan
K13 SST: Death Flight
1977, Color, ABC Circle Films
K14 Mighty Jack
1968, prod. 1987, Japan
K15 Superdome
1978, Color (TV), ABC Circle Films
K16 City on Fire
1979, Color, Astral, Canada
K17 Time of the Apes
1974, rel. 1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan
K18 The Million Eyes of Sumuru
1967, Color, AIP
K19 Hangar 18
1980, Color, Taft International
K20 The Last Chase
1981, Color, Crown International
K21 Legend of the Dinosaurs
(Kyôryuu: Kaichô no densetsu)
1977, Color, Toei Company Ltd, Japan

The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central

Season 1

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
101 The Crawling Eye
(The Trollenberg Terror)
(1958, B&W, DCA, England)
Unknown MST3K Collection, Volume XVII
A mutant extraterrestrial eye is ravaging the Swiss Alps. A UN troubleshooter and a scientist use a young psychic to aid their investigation.
102 The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy
(La momia azteca contra el robot humano)
(1959, B&W, K. Gordon Murray, Mexico)
Unknown MST3K Collection, Volume XV
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 1: "Moon Rocket") A mad scientist wants to steal a mummy's treasure, and builds a robot to handle the dirty deed. The short, the first of nine installments of Republic serial Radar Men from the Moon, introduces "Commando Cody", a scientist who dons a helmet and jet pack when not flying his bullet-shaped spaceship, to thwart the evil plans of Moon Men and their criminal associates to take over the Earth.
103 The Mad Monster
(1942, B&W, PRC)
Unknown MST3K Collection, Volume XIV
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 2: "Molten Terror") A mad scientist experimenting with wolf blood injects his concoction into his assistant, who then turns into a werewolf. The assistant then is forced to silence the scientist's critics.
104 Women of the Prehistoric Planet
(1966, Color, Realart)
Unknown MST3K Collection, Volume 9 (out of print)
A marooned spaceship on a strange planet leaves only a young boy as the survivor. The boy grows up into manhood, and when the rescue ship comes along he takes one of the rescue women as his companion. The departing rescue ship names the planet "Earth."

Despite its production number, this was the last episode produced for season one. That means this episode features the final appearance of Josh Weinstein as Tom Servo and Dr. Laurence Erhardt.

105 The Corpse Vanishes
(1942, B&W, Monogram)
Unknown MST3K Collection, Volume XVI
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 3: "Bridge of Death") A botanist (Bela Lugosi) uses the blood of brides to create a youth potion for his elderly wife.
106 The Crawling Hand
(1963, B&W, AIP)
Unknown Standalone DVD (out of print)
An astronaut's capsule crashes in the ocean and his severed hand (controlled by an unknown alien force) washes up on a beach, where it is found by a moody teen. Soon both are on respective rampages. With Peter Breck as a scientist, and Alan Hale, Jr. as a local sheriff.
107 Robot Monster
(1953, B&W [3-D], Astor)
Unknown MST3K Collection, Volume XIX
(Shorts: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 4: "Flight to Destruction"; Part 5: "Murder Car") The survivors of an apocalyptic event attempt to escape the alien robot sent to finish the job.
108 The Slime People
(1964, B&W, Hansen Enterprises)
Unknown None
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 6: "Hills of Death") Nuclear tests near Los Angeles awaken sleeping monsters, who head to the city.
109 Project Moonbase
(1953, B&W, Lippert)
1990-01-06 MST3K Collection, Volume XX
(Shorts: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 7: "Camouflaged Destruction"; Part 8: "The Enemy Planet") In the then-future of 1970, a space station deals with a communist spy who is sabotaging projects.
110 Robot Holocaust
(1986, Color, Tycill Entertainment/MGM)
Unknown None
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 9: "Battle in the Stratosphere") In the future, a group of renegades fight to free mankind by battling the Dark One, the Room of Questions, the Vault of Beasts, and other menacing creations.

The short is interrupted in mid-episode, with the Mads claiming technical difficulties.

111 Moon Zero Two
(1969, Color, Hammer/Warner, England)
Unknown None
On a colonized moon, a disaffected astronaut-turned-cargo hauler hooks up with a woman who has come looking for her brother, a miner working a distant patch of moonscape.
112 Untamed Youth
(1957, B&W, Warner)
Unknown None
Two hitchhiking sisters (one played by Mamie Van Doren) are sentenced to 30 days labor at a cotton farm run by the corrupt county government.
113 The Black Scorpion
(1957, B&W, Warner)
1990-02-03 None
Giant black scorpions emerge after a Mexican volcano eruption and go on a rampage.

Season 2

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
201 Rocketship X-M
(1950, B&W, Lippert)
1990-09-22 None
A rocketship is accidentally diverted from the Moon to Mars, where the crew finds the ruins of a Martian civilization and a band of rogue survivors. Starring Lloyd Bridges

New sets and new intro theme visuals. First appearance of Frank Conniff as TV's Frank. First appearance of Kevin Murphy as Tom Servo. First guest appearance by new head writer Michael J. Nelson, here playing Valeria from Robot Holocaust.

202 The Sidehackers
(Five the Hard Way)
(1969, Color, Crown International)
1990-09-29 MST3K Collection, Volume 3 (out print)
Two motorcycle racers meet at a competition and become the victims of manipulation by a girlfriend who wants to change partners.

The original film featured a flashback involving a character being raped prior to her death. This reportedly shocked the writers, who had not watched the entire film before production on the episode had begun. In the episode, neither this nor any shots of the character's body were shown. Crow covers up for the resulting plot gap by mentioning afterward that the character is dead.[1]

203 Jungle Goddess
(1948, B&W, Lippert)
1990-10-06 None
(Short: The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 1: "The Menacing Power") Two pilots set out to find a woman lost in remote Africa to gain a reward. They find her being worshiped by a native tribe. The short is the first of several episodes of the 1939 serial The Phantom Creeps, starring Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist bent on world domination.
204 Catalina Caper
(1967, Color, Crown International)
1990-10-13 MST3K Collection, Volume 1 (out of print)
Two college boys enjoy Catalina Island sunshine, scuba diving, and beach "bunnies", while another boy's con-artist parents scheme to sell a stolen scroll. Beach Party-style entertainment, starring Tommy Kirk and featuring Lyle Waggoner. Singers Little Richard, The Cascades, and Carol Connors provide musical diversions.
205 Rocket Attack U.S.A.
(1961, B&W, Exploit Films)
1990-10-27 None
(Short: The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 2: "Death Stalks the Highway") The U.S. sends spies to the Soviet Union to discover imminent missile-attack plans, while trying to play catch-up with its own missile program.

For this and the next few episodes, Servo has been given a "haircut": His normally round gumball dispenser head has been replaced by a clear cylinder. This was the first episode to feature a "stinger" (an amusing moment from the film) following the closing credits.

206 Ring of Terror
(1962, B&W, Ashcroft)
1990-11-03 MST3K Collection, Volume 11
(Short: The Phantom Creeps, Part 3: "Crashing Timbers") A seemingly fearless college kid must steal a ring from a dead man to join a fraternity.

The short follows the movie, rather than preceding it as was normally done on the series. This was also the last installment of The Phantom Creeps shown.

207 Wild Rebels
(1967, Color, Crown International)
1990-11-17 MST3K Collection, Volume 9 (out of print)
A retired race car driver, talked into going undercover by the police, joins a biker gang and must serve as the getaway car driver.
208 Lost Continent
(1951, B&W, Lippert)
1990-11-24 MST3K Collection, Volume XVIII
An American military/science team searches for a downed rocket in a dinosaur-infested jungle at the top of a remote mountain. Starring Cesar Romero and Hugh Beaumont.
209 The Hellcats
(1968, Color, Crown International)
1990-12-08 Standalone DVD (out of print)
After a cop is killed by a drug boss, his fiancée and brother join a drug-running woman-led biker gang to uncover the boss's operation and get justice.
210 King Dinosaur
(1955, B&W, Lippert)
1990-12-22 None
(Short: X Marks the Spot) Two carefully chosen scientist couples investigate a mysterious new planet and are menaced by dinosaurs. The short reviews the vehicular misdeeds of an accident victim in Heaven's courtroom, New Jersey branch.
211 First Spaceship on Venus
(Der Schweigende Stern)
(1959, Color, DEFA (GDR) /Iluzjon Filmunit, East Germany/Poland)
1990-12-29 MST3K 20th Anniversary Edition
A multinational team of astronauts heads to Venus, but finds a world destroyed by nuclear war.
212 Godzilla vs. Megalon
(Gojira tai Megaro)
(1973, Color, Toho/Cinema Shares, Japan)
1991-01-19 MST3K Collection, Volume 10 (out of print)
Mutant dinosaur Godzilla and size-changing robot Jet Jaguar battle Seatopian god Megalon and alien cyborg Gigan, bent on razing the planet for the underground civilization of Seatopia.
213 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
(Gojira-Ebira-Mosura: Nankai no daiketto)
(1966, Color, AIP-TV/Toho-Continental, Japan)
1991-02-02 None
Godzilla and giant moth Mothra battle giant crustacean Ebirah.

Season 3

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
301 Cave Dwellers
(The Blade Master)
(1984, Color, Metaxa Film/New Line Cinema/Royal Film Traders, Italy/USA)
1991-06-01 MST3K Collection, Volume 2 (out of print)
Hero Ator (Miles O'Keeffe) helps a warrior woman rescue her father from an evil overlord.
302 Gamera
(1965, B&W, Daiei, Japan) (Daikaijû Gamera)
1991-06-08 MST3K vs. Gamera Volume XXI
A military plane crashes in the Arctic, awakening giant turtle Gamera. It attacks Japan, yet seemingly befriends a young boy.
303 Pod People
(Los nuevos extraterrestres)
(1984, Color)
1991-06-15 MST3K Collection, Volume 2 (out of print)
A child adopts a large egg which hatches into a mischievous alien, while a group of pop musicians on a wilderness vacation runs into trouble.
304 Gamera vs. Barugon
(Daikaijû kessen: Gamera tai Barugon)
(1966, Daiei/AIP-TV, Japan)
1991-06-22 MST3K vs. Gamera Volume XXI
A group of men collude to steal a giant jewel from an Asian jungle. The jewel is actually an egg, which hatches into mutant lizard Barugon, who battles Gamera.
305 Stranded in Space
(The Stranger)
(1973, Color (TV) (NBC), Bing Crosby Productions)
1991-06-29 None
A sci-fi TV pilot, about an astronaut who winds up on a totalitarian Earth look-alike and tries to return home.
306 Time of the Apes
(Japan release 1974; USA release 1987; Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
1991-07-06 MST3K Collection, Volume XXII[2]
A woman and two children take refuge in cryogenic capsules, only to awake as fugitives in a world populated by apes.
307 Daddy-O
(1959, B&W, Imperial AIP)
1991-07-13 None
(Short: Alphabet Antics) A drag-racing crooner (Dick Contino) investigates his friend's death and becomes a courier for drug dealers. The educational short takes viewers on a rhyming tour of the English alphabet.
308 Gamera vs. Gyaos
(Gamera tai Gyaosu)
(1967, Daiei/AIP-TV, Japan)
1991-07-20 MST3K vs. Gamera Volume XXI
Gamera fights the pterodactyl-like Gyaos.
309 The Amazing Colossal Man
(1957, B&W, AIP)
1991-07-27 VHS only (out of print)
A military officer is accidentally exposed to an atomic blast, turning him into a giant.
310 Fugitive Alien[3]
(Star Wolf)
(Japan TV-series 1978; USA film 1986, Color, Sandy Frank/Tsuburaya, Japan)
1991-08-17 None
Movie constructed from two episodes of a Japanese television show. An alien marauder named Ken becomes a fugitive from his planet Valnar's Star, then joins the Earth spaceship Bacchus 3 to fight against his former masters.
311 It Conquered the World
(1956, B&W, AIP)
1991-08-24 None
(Short: Snow Thrills) With the help of a naive scientist (Lee Van Cleef), an alien from Venus invades Earth and attempts to turn humans into emotionless servants. With Peter Graves and Beverly Garland. The short is a newsreel featuring a wide variety of winter sports.
312 Gamera vs. Guiron
(Gamera tai daikaijû Giron)
(1969, Daiei/AIP-TV, Japan)
1991-09-07 MST3K vs. Gamera Volume XXI
Female brain-eating aliens abduct two boys from Japan. Gamera attempts to rescue them, but must fight the cyborg monster Guiron.
313 Earth vs the Spider
(1958, B&W, AIP)
1991-09-21 None
(Short: Speech: Using Your Voice) Teenagers discover a giant spider, which rampages through a small town. The short demonstrates the do's and don'ts of public speaking.
314 Mighty Jack
(1968, prod. 1987, Japan)
1991-09-28 MST3K Collection, Volume XXII[2]
A world-protecting organization and their flying submarine – both called "Mighty Jack" – fight the terrorist organization "Q". Movie constructed from the first and last episodes of a Japanese TV show.
315 Teenage Cave Man
(1958, B&W, AIP)
1991-11-09 None
(Shorts: Aquatic Wizards, Catching Trouble) In a prehistoric world, a teenager (Robert Vaughn) rails against the seemingly arbitrary laws of his caveman tribe to explore the forbidden world around him. Aquatic Wizards is a newsreel about water-skiing acrobatics. Catching Trouble (1936) features trapper Ross Allen demonstrating his prowess at catching animals in the Florida Everglades.
316 Gamera vs. Zigra
(Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura)
(1971, Color, Daiei, Japan)
1991-10-19 MST3K vs. Gamera Volume XXI
Gamera fights shark-like alien Zigra, who, with the help of a woman under his control, attempts to take over Earth from its polluting inhabitants.
317 Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
(The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent)
(1957, B&W, AIP)
1991-10-26 None
(Short: The Home Economics Story) Vikings' wives set sail to rescue their husbands, who are being held hostage by Grimolt warriors. In the 1951 short, four young women learn the value of home economics degrees.
318 Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
(Star Wolf)
(Japan TV-series 1978; USA film 1986, Color, Sandy Frank/Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
1991-11-16 None
Sequel to Fugitive Alien. In this installment, Ken and the Bacchus 3 crew are ordered to destroy an alien superweapon, then move on to attack Valnar's Star itself.
319 War of the Colossal Beast
(1958, B&W and Color, AIP)
1991-11-30 None
(Short: Mr. B Natural) In the sequel to The Amazing Colossal Man, Glenn Manning is found ravaging Mexico, looking for food. He is then captured and brought back to the United States. The short is about a magical pixie who urges an adolescent boy to take up a musical instrument.
320 The Unearthly
(1957, Republic, B&W)
1991-12-14 MST3K Collection, Volume 3 (out of print), Standalone DVD
(Shorts: Posture Pals, Appreciating Our Parents) A surgeon (John Carradine) performs medical experiments on his patients at a remote sanitarium. With Tor Johnson. In Posture Pals, a foursome of elementary school kids improve their posture. In Appreciating Our Parents, a young boy learns to value his parents.
321 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
(1964, Color, Embassy)
1991-12-21 The Essentials
Martians abduct Santa Claus and two human children in hopes of bringing Christmas to their planet.
322 Master Ninja I
(The Master: "Max" and "Out-of-Time Step")
(1978, 1984, Color (TV), Film Ventures International)
1992-01-11 MST3K Collection, Volume XX
TV show The Master cut together into a series of movies. An American ninja (Lee Van Cleef) searches for his long-lost daughter with the help of a sidekick (Tim Van Patten). In this installment, they defend an airport owner from businessmen and a corrupt sheriff, then defend a nightclub owner from thugs.
323 The Castle of Fu Manchu
(Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu)
(1968, International Cinema, Germany/Spain/Italy/England)
1992-01-18 None
The evil Doctor Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) threatens to freeze the Earth's oceans, and abducts a talented scientist with heart problems.
324 Master Ninja II
(The Master: "State of the Union" and "Hostages")
(1978, 1984, Color (TV), Film Ventures International)
1992-01-25 MST3K Collection, Volume XX
Continuation of Master Ninja I. In this installment, the protagonists help a tuna cannery union organizer, then save a Senator's daughter from terrorists.

Season 4

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
401 Space Travelers
(1969, Color, Columbia, Repackaged)
1992-06-06 None
Various obstacles hamper attempts to rescue three NASA astronauts trapped aboard a crippled space capsule. This, the only film ever featured on MST3K to win an Academy Award, features big names like Gregory Peck, Gene Hackman, and David Janssen, and also counted Frank Capra, Jr. as an associate producer.
402 The Giant Gila Monster
(1959, B&W, McLendon Radio Pictures)
1992-06-13 MST3K Collection, Volume 10.2, standalone DVD (out of print)
A 30-foot killer lizard is loose in the woods near a bumbling town full of teens.
403 City Limits
(1985, Color, Showtime)
1992-06-20 None
In a dystopian future, a teen rides his motorcycle into an abandoned city and gets involved in a gang dispute that centers on taking the city back from an evil corporation. With Rae Dawn Chong, Kim Cattrall, and James Earl Jones, in a minor role.
404 Teenagers from Outer Space
(1959, B&W, Warner)
1992-06-27 MST3K Collection, Volume 6
A group of aliens land on Earth and decide to use the planet as a farm for their livestock. One of the aliens rebels and flees to a small town, where he is pursued by another alien who kills anyone in his path.
405 Being from Another Planet
(Time Walker)
(1982, Color, New World)
1992-07-04 None
In California, a mummy found in King Tut's tomb is X-rayed by a university team. The radiation awakens the mummy. It escapes that night and creeps around campus for the next couple of days looking for five missing crystals that were pilfered by a student. Starring Ben Murphy.
406 Attack of the Giant Leeches
(1959, B&W, AIP)
1992-07-18 MST3K Collection, Volume 6
(Short: Undersea Kingdom, Part 1: "Beneath the Ocean Floor") Folks begin vanishing near a Florida swamp, and a game warden discovers the culprits are mutant leeches. The short is the first segment of a 1936 movie serial about a group of Navy men who discover Atlantis.
407 The Killer Shrews
(1959, B&W, McLendon Radio Pictures)
1992-07-25 MST3K Collection, Volume 7
(Short: Junior Rodeo Daredevils) A hunky skipper makes a delivery to a small island, and learns that the inhabitants include heavy-drinking scientists doing genetic experiments resulting in a pack of omnivorous giant shrews. In the short, a cowpoke straightens out some wayward kids by making them put on a small-time rodeo.
408 Hercules Unchained
(Ercole e la regina di Lidia)
(1959, Color, Warner, Italy)
1992-08-01 MST3K Collection, Volume 7
Queen Lidia casts a spell of amnesia on Hercules (Steve Reeves), who becomes a prisoner in her harem.
409 Indestructible Man
(1956, B&W, Allied Artists)
1992-08-15 MST3K Collection, Volume 11
(Short: Undersea Kingdom, Part 2: "The Undersea City") A convict (Lon Chaney Jr.) dies in the electric chair and is brought back to life by mad scientists. He then sets out to get even with those who squealed on him. This episode features the second of the two installments shown from the 12-part Undersea Kingdom serial.
410 Hercules Against The Moon Men
(Maciste e la regina di Samar)
(1964, Color, Governor (Italy/France))
1992-08-22 MST3K Collection, Volume 7
Hercules attempts to free a city from a Moon-worshiping cult led by extraterrestrials.
411 The Magic Sword
(1962, Color, United)
1992-08-29 None
Sword-and-sorcery film about a prince (Gary Lockwood) rescuing a princess from an evil wizard (Basil Rathbone).
412 Hercules and the Captive Women
(Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide)
(1961, Color, Wooler Bros (France/Italy))
1992-09-12 None
Hercules goes to Atlantis to save his son.
413 Manhunt in Space
(1954, B&W, ITC)
1992-09-19 MST3K Collection, Volume XIV
(Short: General Hospital, first installment) Edited-together episodes of the 1950s TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. Rocky Jones fights space pirates, the evil Queen Cleolanta, and her lieutenant Atlansan. The short is the first of three brief 1963 segments from the soap opera General Hospital featured on the series.
414 Tormented
(1960, B&W, Cheviot Productions)
1992-09-26 MST3K Collection, Volume 11
A jazz pianist living at a beachfront community is about to get married, but his troublesome mistress confronts him at the top of a lighthouse; in the argument, she slips and falls. The pianist has a chance to save her, but lets her fall to her death. Her ghost comes to haunt him and disrupt his upcoming nuptials, as his 8-year-old future sister-in-law grows suspicious.
415 The Beatniks
(1960, B&W, Barjul)
1992-11-25 MST3K Collection, Volume XVII
(Short: General Hospital, second installment) A leader of a gang of delinquent teens is heard singing along with a jukebox at a greasy spoon and gets the chance to be a star. His gang, resentful of his success, threaten to ruin his career. Well-known voice actor Paul Frees directed and wrote the music and screenplay to the movie. The General Hospital installment involves a tense celebration at a nurse's house.
416 Fire Maidens of Outer Space
(1956, B&W, Topaz (England))
1992-11-26 None
Astronauts travel to a moon of Jupiter and discover a civilization of women. The astronauts help the women battle a monster that has been terrorizing their settlement.
417 Crash of the Moons
(1954, B&W, ITC)
1992-11-28 MST3K Collection, Vol. XVIII
(Short: General Hospital, third installment) Edited-together episodes of the '50s TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. Our hero tries to save two worlds from collision, despite the self-defeating efforts of Cleolanta. With John Banner. The short is the third of three 1963 segments from the soap opera General Hospital.
418 Attack of the The Eye Creatures
(The Eye Creatures)
(1965, Color, AIP)
1992-12-05 None
Aliens land near a small town and are encountered by a pair of smoochin' teens. While military personnel investigate, the kids band together to fight back against the invasion. Listen for the voice of Peter Graves narrating an Air Force briefing film.
419 The Rebel Set
(1959, B&W, Allied)
1992-12-12 MST3K Collection, Volume 12
(Short: Johnny at the Fair) A coffeehouse owner (Edward Platt) wants to knock off an armored car, and gets three losers to help him. The short, set at the 1947 Canadian National Exhibition, focuses on the explorations of young visitor Johnny, after his parents lose track of him.
420 The Human Duplicators
(1965, Color, Woolner/Allied)
1992-12-26 None
An alien (Richard Kiel) takes over a professor's mansion-basement laboratory, and makes android clones to infiltrate the government. With Hugh Beaumont
421 Monster A-Go Go
(1965, B&W, BI&L)
1993-01-09 MST3K Collection, Volume 8
(Short: Circus on Ice) Authorities and the military search for a missing astronaut believed to have become an irradiated monster. The short offers a look at the 40th Annual Carnival of the Toronto Skating Club.
422 The Day The Earth Froze
(1959, Color, Mosfilm/Suomi-Filmi/AIP, Finland/USSR)
1993-01-16 None
(Short: Here Comes the Circus) Nordic fantasy tale, based loosely on the Kalevala, about a wicked witch's schemes to get, and later regain, a magic mill. The short is a look at the Clyde Beatty circus, featuring legendary clown Emmett Kelly.
423 Bride of the Monster
(1956, B&W, Banner)
1993-01-23 MST3K Collection, Volume XIX
(Short: Hired!, Part 1) Mad scientist Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi) lives in a remote swampy area attempting to create an army of atomic supermen in his lab with the help of his mutant assistant Lobo (Tor Johnson). He performs Frankenstein experiments on intruders, takes revenge on his critic, and feeds his enemies to a pond-dwelling octopus. Written and Directed by Ed Wood. In the 1941 short, a Chevrolet sales manager wonders why his team is having trouble selling their product door-to-door.
424 Manos: The Hands of Fate
(1966, Color, Emerson)
1993-01-30 Standalone DVD from Rhino (out of print), The Essentials (out of print), Standalone DVD from Shout! Factory
(Short: Hired!, Part 2) A hapless family on a car trip in rural Texas take refuge at an inn that harbors a deadly cult. In the conclusion of the two-part short, the sales manager hero gets advice from his father.

Season 5

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
501 Warrior of the Lost World
(1983, Color, Visto International, Italy)
1993-07-24 MST3K Collection, Volume XVI
A nameless hero (Robert Ginty) and his talking motorcycle fight an evil dictator (Donald Pleasence) in a post-apocalyptic world. Also starring are Persis Khambatta and Fred Williamson.
502 Hercules
(Le fatiche di Ercole)
(1958, Color, Embassy, Italy)
1993-07-17 None
Hercules (Steve Reeves) searches for the Golden Fleece.
503 Swamp Diamonds
(Swamp Women)
(1956, Color, Woolner)
1993-07-31 MST3K Collection, Volume 10 (out of print), 10.2
(Short: What to Do on a Date) Four women (including Beverly Garland) break out of prison, hoping to recover a cache of stolen diamonds. In the 1951 short, young Nick hopes to ask schoolmate Kay for a date but can't think of a venue.
504 Secret Agent Super Dragon
(New York chiama Superdrago)
(1966, United Screen Arts, France/Italy/Germany)
1993-08-07 MST3K Collection, Volume 12
A CIA agent battles a Venezuelan crime lord bent on poisoning the U.S. with an exotic mind-altering drug.
505 The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
(1952, Color, Filmgroup, USSR)
1993-08-14 MST3K Collection, Volume XX
The titular hero tries to find a mythological bird for a destitute town.
506 Eegah
(1962, Color, Fairway International)
1993-08-28 Standalone DVD (out of print)
A giant caveman (Richard Kiel) stumbles across modern civilization, then kidnaps a teenage girl and her father.
507 I Accuse My Parents
(1944, B&W, Producers Releasing Corp)
1993-09-04 Standalone DVD (out of print)
(Short: The Truck Farmer) A young man gets mixed up with a crime syndicate and blames his inattentive parents. The 1940s-era documentary short explains the then-new techniques that enabled farmers to rush produce to market.
508 Operation Double 007
(OK Connery)
(1967, Color, United Artists, Italy)
1993-09-11 None
A plastic surgeon (played by Neil Connery, brother of Sean), who is himself the brother of a secret agent, combats evil villain Thair Beta (Adolfo Celi).
509 The Girl in Lovers Lane
(1960, B&W, Filmgroup)
1993-09-18 MST3K Collection, Volume XV
Drifter Bix Dugan, traveling with rich-kid runaway Danny, becomes involved with a small town waitress.
510 The Painted Hills
(1951, Color, MGM)
1993-09-26 None
(Short: Body Care and Grooming) A Lassie movie, set in 1870s California amongst rival gold miners. The 1950s-era short addresses a perceived deficiency in college-student hygiene.
511 Gunslinger
(1956, Color, AIP)
1993-10-09 MST3K Collection, Volume 6, Standalone DVD
After her sheriff husband is killed by outlaws, a woman (Beverly Garland) takes over as sheriff and cleans up the town.
512 Mitchell
(1975, Color, Allied Artists)
1993-10-23 Standalone DVD (out of print)
A slovenly cop (Joe Don Baker) pursues drug traffickers. Also starring are Martin Balsam, John Saxon, Linda Evans, and Merlin Olsen.

Joel Hodgson's last episode as host. Michael J. Nelson's first episode as Mike Nelson.

513 The Brain That Wouldn't Die
(1959, B&W, AIP)
1993-10-30 Standalone DVD (out of print)
When a doctor's fiancee is decapitated, he keeps her head alive in a laboratory and tries to find her a new body.

Michael J. Nelson's first episode as the central character.

514 Teen-age Strangler
(1964, Color, Ajay)
1993-11-07 MST3K Collection, Volume 10 (out of print), 10.2
(Short: Is This Love?) A serial killer stalks teenagers in a small town. The 1950s short contrasts the relationships of two young couples.
515 The Wild World of Batwoman
(1966, B&W, ADP Productions)
1993-11-13 Standalone DVD (out of print)
(Short: Cheating) Crimefighter Batwoman and her loyal young female assistants battle villains Ratfink and Professor Neon. The 1951 short chronicles the downfall of a high school student caught copying his test answers from another student.
516 Alien from L.A.
(1987, Color, Cannon/Golan-Globus)
1993-11-20 None
A clumsy California woman (Kathy Ireland) looks for her father in the lost underground civilization of Atlantis.
517 Beginning of the End
(1957, B&W, Republic)
1993-11-25 Standalone DVD by Rhino (out of print), Standalone DVD by Shout! Factory
A government researcher (Peter Graves) experiments with radioactive materials to boost crop production, and inadvertently creates a hungry army of giant grasshoppers.
518 The Atomic Brain
(1963, B&W, Emerson)
1993-12-04 MST3K Collection, Volume 3 (out of print), Standalone DVD
(Short: What about Juvenile Delinquency?) A wealthy, aging widow wants to transplant her brain into the body of a young woman. The 1955 short focuses on gang member Jamie, who realizes the dangers of delinquency when his dad is mugged and beaten.
519 Outlaw
(Outlaw of Gor)
(1989, Color, Cannon Group/Breton Film Productions)
1993-12-11 None
In this sequel to 1988's Gor, college professor Cabot returns to the magical planet Gor, and is soon caught up in palace intrigue involving evil sorcerer Xenos (Jack Palance).
520 Radar Secret Service
(1950, B&W, Lippert)
1993-12-18 None
(Short: Last Clear Chance) A branch of the Secret Service uses radar to track down uranium smugglers. The 1959 educational short, produced by Union Pacific Railroad, teaches drivers to pay better attention when crossing railroad tracks.
521 Santa Claus
(1959, Color, Azteca, Mexico)
1993-12-24 MST3K Collection, Volume XVI
A demon attempts destroy Santa Claus.
522 Teen-Age Crime Wave
(1955, B&W, Columbia)
1994-01-15 None
After breaking out of prison, young fugitives hold a family hostage in a small farmhouse.
523 Village of the Giants
(1965, Color, Columbia)
1994-01-22 None
A gang of teenagers (led by Beau Bridges) eats an experimental chemical (brewed by Ron Howard) which turns them into giants, and they become the capricious rulers of a small town. Tommy Kirk also stars.
524 12 to the Moon
(1960, B&W, Columbia)
1994-02-05 None
(Short: Design for Dreaming) A multinational expedition to Earth's moon discovers advanced beings who want no contact with humanity. In the short, a woman dances her way through a futuristic fantasy world of cars and home appliances.

Season 6

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
601 Girls Town
(1959, B&W, MGM)
1994-07-16 None
A mysterious death lands a teenage girl (Mamie Van Doren) in a reform school headed by good-hearted nuns, but the girl's sister is in trouble. With Mel Tormé and Paul Anka
602 Invasion U.S.A.
(1952, B&W, Columbia)
1994-07-23 None
(Short: A Date with Your Family) Cautionary tale of a group of ordinary Americans facing the consequences of failing to support their government in fighting Communism, when the Soviets invade the mainland. The 1950 short presents a typical dinner at home for a rigidly polite suburban family. The short is narrated by Hugh Beaumont.
603 The Dead Talk Back
(created 1957 but released first 1993, B&W, Headliner Productions)
1994-07-30 MST3K Collection, Volume 8
(Short: The Selling Wizard) A paranormal researcher claims he has invented a radio that can talk with the dead, which he uses to aid in the investigation of a murder committed at his boarding-house residence. The short showcases grocery store refrigeration units.
604 Zombie Nightmare
(1986, Color, Gold-Gems)
1994-11-24 MST3K Collection, Volume XV
A hit and run victim is brought back from the dead by a voodoo doctor, and then seeks revenge. Adam West and Tia Carrere both have supporting roles. Heavy metal artists Motörhead and a then-unknown Pantera contributed to the movie's soundtrack.
605 Colossus and the Headhunters
(Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste)
(1960, Color, American International)
1994-08-20 None
A Greek hero's men battle a tribe of savages who have abducted a king.
606 The Creeping Terror
(1964, B&W, Crown International)
1994-09-17 MST3K Collection, Volume 1 (out of print)
A bloblike monster goes on a rampage.
607 Bloodlust!
(1959, B&W, Crown International)
1994-09-03 MST3K Collection, Volume 1 (out of print)
(Short: Uncle Jim's Dairy Farm) A mad game hunter traps youth on his island to add to his trophy collection. Starring Robert Reed. The short presents the adventures of a pair of city kids spending their summer at a dairy farm.

First appearance of Mary Jo Pehl as Pearl Forrester

608 Code Name: Diamond Head
(1977, Color (TV) (NBC), Quinn Martin)
1994-10-01 None
(Short: A Day at the Fair) A failed Quinn Martin TV pilot follows an undercover agent battling a foreign villain in Hawaii. The short follows a farm family at the county fair.
609 The Skydivers
(1963, B&W, Crown International)
1994-08-27 MST3K Collection, Volume 1 (out of print)
(Short: Why Study Industrial Arts?) This Coleman Francis film is set at a tiny airfield in a small California town where married couple Harry and Beth run a jump school. When Harry rebukes his old girlfriend, she hooks up with his fired mechanic to seek revenge. The 1956 short explains why boys should take shop class.
610 The Violent Years
(1956, B&W, Headliner Productions)
1994-10-08 MST3K Collection, Volume XXII[2]
(Short: Young Man's Fancy) Delinquent girls go on a crime spree in this movie written by Ed Wood. The short, sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute, presents a suburban family's typical day.
611 Last of the Wild Horses
(1948, B&W, Lippert)
1994-10-15 None
A cowboy stops some cattle rustlers and gets framed for murder. Stars Mary Beth Hughes.
612 The Starfighters
(1964, Color, Riviera)
1994-10-29 MST3K Collection, Volume 12
A film detailing the life of an Air Force pilot in training whose father is a congressman.
613 The Sinister Urge
(1959, B&W, Headliner)
1994-11-05 MST3K Collection, Volume 9 (out of print)
(Short: Keeping Clean and Neat) Cops try to shut down a porn ring in this story written and directed by Ed Wood. The 1956 short encourages children to believe that social acceptance is gained largely through close attention to fashion and meticulous hygiene.
614 San Francisco International
(1970, Color, Universal)
1994-11-19 None
This pilot for the TV series San Francisco International Airport details the hijackings, kidnappings, and marital problems that plague the airport manager. Starring Pernell Roberts.
615 Kitten with a Whip
(1964, B&W, Universal)
1994-11-23 None
While running for Senator, a soft-hearted man (John Forsythe) finds himself alternately cajoled and blackmailed into helping a young woman (Ann-Margret) who has broken out of a reform school and her "friends."
616 Racket Girls
(1951, B&W, Globe Roadshows)
1994-11-26 MST3K Collection, Volume XV
(Short: Are You Ready for Marriage?) A gym owner gets into trouble, becoming the target of the mob and the law. The 1950 short presents a high school couple rushing into marriage, and the marriage counsellor who talks them out of it.
617 The Sword and the Dragon
(Ilya Muromets)
(1956, Color, Mosfilm, USSR)
1994-12-03 None
Barbarians attack Russia in the 13th century, but a valiant man fends off the hordes with wisdom.
618 High School Big Shot
(1953, B&W, Filmgroup)
1994-12-10 None
(Short: Out of This World) A high school dweeb plans a heist to win the favor of a pretty classmate. The short aims at keeping bread truck drivers on the straight and narrow.
619 Red Zone Cuba
(Night Train to Mundo Fine)
(1966, B&W, Hollywood Star)
1994-12-17 Standalone DVD by Rhino (out of print), Standalone DVD by Shout! Factory
(Short: Speech: Platform, Posture, and Appearance) Another Coleman Francis film in which an escaped criminal stumbles upon a desolate Army post, takes part in the Bay of Pigs invasion, then goes in search of ore. The short offers advice for public speakers."
620 Danger!! Death Ray
(Il raggio infernale)
(1967, Color, Leda Films/Meteor Film, Spain/Italy)
1995-01-07 None
Agent Bart Fargo must save a stolen death ray and its captured scientist from an evil organization.
621 The Beast of Yucca Flats
(1961, B&W, Crown International)
1995-01-21 MST3K Collection, Vol. XVIII
(Shorts: Money Talks, Progress Island USA) In this Coleman Francis film, A defecting Russian scientist (Tor Johnson) turns into a monster after being caught in an atomic bomb explosion and wanders around the test range, killing various people. Shorts include Money Talks, a 1955 outing about the importance of a budget, and Progress Island USA, a 1973 film meant to lure investors to Puerto Rico.
622 Angels Revenge
(Angels' Brigade)
(1979, Color, Arista)
1995-03-11 MST3K Collection, Volume 2 (out of print)
A rip-off of Charlie's Angels, with six women fighting drug dealers. Jim Backus, Jack Palance, Alan Hale, Jr., Pat Buttram, and Arthur Godfrey all have roles.
623 The Amazing Transparent Man
(1960, B&W, AIP)
1995-03-18 None
(Short: The Days of Our Years) A mad scientist gives a convict the power of invisibility, who then uses it to rob a bank. In the 1955 Union Pacific Railroad-sponsored short, a minister urges workers to be more careful while on the job, to prevent injuries.
624 Samson vs. the Vampire Women
(El Santo contras las mujeres vampiro)
(1961, B&W, AIP-TV, Mexico)
1995-03-25 None
Masked wrestler El Santo battles vampire women who want to capture a young woman destined to become their queen.

Frank Conniff's last episode.

Season 7

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
701 Night of the Blood Beast
(1958, B&W, AIP)
1996-02-03 MST3K Collection, Volume XVI
(Short: Once Upon a Honeymoon) An astronaut survives the crash of his capsule, only to learn he has been impregnated by an alien. In the musical short, a woman dreams of redecorating her house.

701T, which features alternate Thanksgiving-themed host segments, was aired only twice. It premiered on Thanksgiving Day (1995-11-23) at the end of the Turkey Day marathon. The commentary on the film and short are the same as 701. First episode with Peal Forrester as a regular character.

702 The Brute Man
(1946, B&W, PRC)
1996-02-10 MST3K Collection, Volume XXII[2]
(Short: The Chicken of Tomorrow) Rondo Hatton stars as a disfigured man who takes revenge on the college pals he believes caused his condition. The short is a documentary-style examination of chicken farming.
703 Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell
(Deathstalker III: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell)
(1988, Color, New)
1996-02-17 None
The medieval adventures of a sardonic hero, on a quest for three magical stones, who battles the evil sorcerer Troxartes, ruler of Southland.
704 The Incredible Melting Man
(1977, Color, AIP)
1996-02-24 None
An astronaut is exposed to radiation and turns into a mindless, violent, melting monster.
705 Escape 2000
(Fuga dal Bronx)
(1981, Color, FGH/Filmco Ltd/Hemdale, Australia)
1996-03-02 None
An evil corporation wants to raze and rebuild the Bronx, and secretly attempts to kill its obstinate residents. A band of rebels fights back.
706 Laserblast
(1978, Color, Selected Pictures)
1996-05-18 MST3K 20th Anniversary Edition
A teenager discovers a laser weapon left behind by turtle-like aliens. He uses it for petty revenge, but the weapon slowly changes his personality. With Roddy McDowall and Keenan Wynn.

Trace Beaulieu's final episode.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Featured Film Release Date DVD Availability
This Island Earth
(1955, Color, Universal International Pictures)
1996-04-19 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
An atomic scientist is invited to collaborate with other scientists on a mysterious project that has interplanetary consequences.

Though filmed before work began on season 7, MST3K: The Movie started a limited theater run between Escape 2000 (705) and Laserblast (706). The host segments are arranged and executed somewhat differently for the film. Mike and the Bots riff on their own movie's credits at the end.

Sci Fi Channel

Season 8

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
801 Revenge of the Creature
(1955, B&W [3-D], Universal)
1997-02-01 None
The first sequel to Creature from the Black Lagoon, in which the creature is at last captured and taken to a Florida aquarium for study.

Bill Corbett's first episode as Crow T. Robot. First appearance of Professor Bobo. Pearl Forrester takes over as lead mad scientist.

802 The Leech Woman
(1960, B&W, Universal)
1997-02-08 None
An alcoholic middle-aged woman discovers the secret to renewed (albeit temporary) youth from an African tribe. She steals the tools used in the ritual and returns to America, killing men to maintain her youth.
803 The Mole People
(1956, B&W, Universal)
1997-02-15 None
Archaeologists find a lost civilization underground, where the title characters are enslaved by an ancient race of Sumerian albinos. Starring John Agar and Hugh Beaumont
804 The Deadly Mantis
(1957, B&W, Universal)
1997-02-22 None
An Arctic earthquake causes a giant praying mantis to invade Washington DC and New York.
805 The Thing That Couldn't Die
(1958, B&W, Universal)
1997-03-01 None
The 400-year-old severed head of a devil-worshiper hypnotizes several people at a ranch in order to be reunited with his body.

First appearance of Observer.

806 The Undead
(1956, B&W, AIP)
1997-03-08 None
A hypnotist and "psychical researcher" sends a prostitute back to the 15th century to live a previous life as a woman falsely accused of witchcraft, then follows her back to change the past.
807 Terror from the Year 5000
(1958, B&W, AIP)
1997-03-15 None
A time machine brings a woman (Salome Jens) from 5200 A.D. to the present, and she wants to take males to the future. She uses hypnosis to get her way.
808 The She Creature
(1956, B&W, AIP)
1997-04-05 None
A carnival mesmerist uses hypnosis on a woman to summon the spirit of a murderous female sea creature.
809 I Was a Teenage Werewolf
(1957, B&W, AIP)
1997-04-19 None
Michael Landon (at age 20) plays a high school kid who hypnotized into becoming a werewolf.
810 The Giant Spider Invasion
(1975, Cinema Group 75)
1997-05-31 MST3K Collection, Volume 10 (out of print), 10.2
Mutant spider eggs land on Earth via meteor. They start hatching and terrorizing a small Wisconsin town. With Barbara Hale and Alan Hale, Jr.
811 Parts: The Clonus Horror
(1979, Color, Clonus Associates)
1997-06-07 MST3K Collection, Volume 12
In an isolated community set in a remote desert area, clones are being bred to serve as a source of replacement organs for the wealthy and powerful. Starring Timothy Donnelly. With Peter Graves, Keenan Wynn, and Dick Sargent.
812 The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
(1964, Color, Fairway)
1997-06-14 MST3K Collection, Volume 9 (out of print), Standalone DVD
A couple of slackers stumble across a cult of monsters at an early-'60s carnival.
813 Jack Frost
(1966, Color, Gorky Film Studios, USSR)
1997-07-12 MST3K Collection, Vol. XVIII
Filmed version of a Russian folk tale. A woman is forced to slave away, while a young boy with the head of a bear must perform a good deed to reverse the curse.
814 Riding with Death
(Gemini Man: "Smithereens" and "Buffalo Bill Rides Again")
(1976, Color, Universal TV)
1997-07-19 None
Two episodes of the short-lived series Gemini Man edited into one movie. INTERSECT agent Sam Casey (Ben Murphy), who can turn invisible at will, safeguards a super fuel additive and then tackles saboteur Robert Denby.
815 Agent for H.A.R.M.
(1966, Color, Universal)
1997-08-02 None
An American spy protects a scientist from Russian agents.
816 Prince of Space
(Yusei oji)
(1956, B&W, 59 Manly TV, Japan)
1997-08-16 MST3K Collection, Volume 7
Superhero Prince of Space defends Earth from evil aliens, led by the Phantom of Krankor.
817 The Horror of Party Beach
(1964, B&W, 20th Century Fox)
1997-09-06 None
A beach community is plagued by sea monsters created by radioactive waste dumped off the coast.
818 Devil Doll
(1963, Associated Film Distributors, US/England)
1997-10-04 MST3K Collection, Volume XIX
A ventriloquist turns to hypnosis to transfer a person's soul into his dummy.
819 Invasion of the Neptune Men
(Uchu Kaisoku-sen)
(1961, B&W, Toei/TV, Japan)
1997-10-11 None
A costumed hero in a flying rocket-car tries to save Earth from robot aliens.
820 Space Mutiny
(1988, Color, AIP, South Africa)
1997-11-07 MST3K Collection, Volume 4 (out of print)
A man (Reb Brown) helps the commander of a spaceship (Cameron Mitchell) fight a mutiny led by the security chief (John Phillip Law) who are trying to escape the old ship.
821 Time Chasers
(Tangents) (1994, Color, Edgewood Studios)
1997-11-22 MST3K Collection, Volume 5
A Castleton college professor and a reporter go through time in a modified light plane to stop a corporation from using his invention to accidentally create a dystopian future.
822 Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
(1983, Color (Video), Starmaker Video)
1997-12-06 MST3K Collection, Volume 4 (out of print)
In an Orwellian future, a corporate employee (Raul Julia) discovers forbidden films inside the computers. He projects himself into one of the films (a rendition of Casablanca), much to the dismay of the CEO and the computer itself.

Season 9

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
901 The Projected Man
(1966, Color, Universal)
1998-03-14 None
1960s-era British sci-fi movie. A professor develops a teleporter, then teleports himself – with disastrous results.
902 The Phantom Planet
(1961, B&W, AIP)
1998-03-21 MST3K Collection, Volume 8
In the future, an astronaut crashes on an asteroid populated by Lilliputian aliens at war with another planet. He shrinks to their size and is imprisoned by them.
903 The Pumaman
(L'uomo puma)
(1980, Color, ADM Films, Italy)
1998-04-04 None
A man learns he was born with special powers and becomes the superhero Puma Man. He fights the villainous Dr. Kobras (Donald Pleasence), who uses an ancient mind-control mask in his attempts to rule the world.
904 Werewolf
(Arizona Werewolf)
(1996, Color, Tozart Publishing)
1998-04-18 MST3K 20th Anniversary Edition
After digging up strange bones, a man becomes a werewolf. Includes Martin Sheen's brother Joe Estevez in a minor role.
905 The Deadly Bees
(1967, Color, Amicus, UK)
1998-05-09 None
A pop singer goes on vacation to remote Seagull Island. Her host and his neighbor are both beekeepers. She becomes embroiled in their ongoing feud, and soon afterwards people start dying from bee attacks. Features Ron Wood in a brief appearance with his then-current band, The Birds
906 The Space Children
(1958, B&W, Paramount)
1998-06-13 None
(Short: Century 21 Calling) The children of rocket technicians come into contact with a mind-controlling blob. Together they sabotage a rocket launch. The short is a 1962 Bell Company production set at the Seattle's World's Fair, at which then-futuristic telephone innovations are discussed and demonstrated.
907 Hobgoblins
(1987, Color, Rick Sloane Productions)
1998-06-27 MST3K Collection, Volume 8
Several teens pursue aliens that escaped from a movie studio vault.
908 The Touch of Satan
(1971, Color, Futurama/Dundee)
1998-07-11 MST3K Collection, Volume 5, Standalone DVD
A young man gets lost while driving, and becomes the guest of a young woman who turns out to be a witch.
909 Gorgo
(1960, released 1961, MGM, England)
1998-07-18 None
A sea monster appears off the coast of Ireland and is captured by circus men. The monster's mother comes to its rescue; devastation ensues.

Leonard Maltin makes a guest appearance in this episode.
This episode did not last very long on TV; it was only shown twice on the first day it aired, before a copyright claim was made, forcing Sci-Fi to remove this episode for good.

910 The Final Sacrifice
(Quest For the Lost City)
(1990, Flying Dutchman/AIP Home Video, Canada)
1998-07-25 MST3K Collection, Volume XVII
A teen follows a map left for him by his long-dead father, runs afoul of a devil-worshiping cult, then teams up with a beer-guzzling drifter who has a secret.
911 Devil Fish
(Shark rosso nell'oceano)
(1984, Color, Filmes Internationale-Nuovo, Italy)
1998-08-15 MST3K Collection, Volume XIX
A group of Florida scientists discover a gigantic prehistoric shark.
912 The Screaming Skull
(1958, B&W, AIP)
1998-08-29 None
(Short: Robot Rumpus) Newly married wife Jenni can't tell if the skull she sees in her new home is a ghostly apparition of her husband's dead first wife, or just hallucinations from her own nervous condition... or something else. The short is a Gumby cartoon.
913 Quest of the Delta Knights
(1993, Color, Ramsway JC))
1998-09-26 None
A band of knights seeks to defeat a malevolent ruler by locating a trove of magical inventions. David Warner plays two characters: wise man Baydool and the evil Lord Vultare.

Season 10

Ep. # Featured Film Original Airdate DVD Availability
1001 Soultaker
(1990, Color, Pacific West Entertainment / Victory Pictures)
1999-04-11 MST3K Collection, Volume XIV
Two teens are killed in a car wreck, then elude their Grim Reaper (Joe Estevez).

Joel Hodgson and Frank Conniff guest star in the host segments.

1002 Girl in Gold Boots
(1968, released 1969, Color, Geneni Film Distributors)
1999-04-18 MST3K Collection, Volume 4 (out of print)
A girl from rural California goes to Los Angeles to work as a go-go dancer. There, she and her friends get involved with drug dealers.
1003 Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
(1995, filmed 1984 & 1995, Color, Berton Films)
1999-09-12 MST3K Collection, Volume 5
Using a series of flashbacks, a grandfather (Ernest Borgnine) tells contemporary stories featuring the legendary wizard Merlin. One story features a book of spells, the other an evil toy monkey. Much of the footage of the second story is taken from the director's earlier film, 1984's The Devil's Gift.

This episode was originally slated to be shown earlier in the season, but because of clearance issues for Sci-Fi Channel, it made its debut a month after the series finale first aired.

1004 Future War
(1994, released 1997, Color, Cine Excel Entertainment / Silver Screen International)
1999-04-25 MST3K 20th Anniversary Edition
An alien race kidnaps Earthlings for use as slaves. One slave escapes to contemporary Los Angeles, where he is hunted by alien cyborgs using dinosaurs as trackers.
1005 Blood Waters of Dr. Z
(1972, released 1982, Color, Barton Films)
1999-05-02 MST3K Collection, Volume XVII
A Florida scientist turns himself into a catfish monster and attacks those who wronged him.
1006 Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues
(The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II) (filmed 1983; released 1985; Color, Howco International Pictures)
1999-05-09 MST3K Collection, Volume 5
A professor and his students camp out in the rural Arkansas swamp, in hopes of finding a Bigfoot-like creature.
1007 Track of the Moon Beast
(1976, Color, Lizard Productions)
1999-06-13 None
A New Mexico mineralogist is struck in the head by a tiny meteor. When the moon becomes full, he becomes a mindless humanoid lizard monster.
1008 Final Justice
(1984, Color, Arista Films)
1999-06-20 MST3K Collection, Volume XIV
A Texas sheriff (Joe Don Baker) goes to Malta in pursuit of the criminal that killed his partner.
1009 Hamlet
(Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark)
(1961, B&W, German TV)
1999-06-27 MST3K Collection, Volume 4 (out of print), Standalone DVD
A German television production of the Shakespeare play.
1010 It Lives By Night
(The Bat People)
(1974, Color, AIP)
1999-07-18 None
A vacationing scientist is bitten by, and then begins turning into, a bat.
1011 Horrors of Spider Island
(Ein Toter hing im Netz)
(1960, B&W, Rapid-Intercontinental)
1999-07-25 MST3K Collection, Volume 11
A manager and his all-girl dance troupe survive a plane crash, only to find themselves on an island infested with mutated spiders.
1012 Squirm
(1976, Color, AIP/MGM)
1999-08-01 None
(Short: A Case of Spring Fever) Intelligent, flesh-eating worms attack the residents of remote Fly Creek, Georgia. The short follows a hapless man whose wish – that springs didn't exist – is granted by a magical creature who wishes to teach him a lesson.
1013 Diabolik
(Danger: Diabolik!)
(1968, Color, Paramount)
1999-08-08 None
The skilled thief Diabolik (John Phillip Law) performs daring heists, culminating in the theft of $10 millon, a 13-emerald necklace, and twenty tons of gold.

The last official episode of the series, although Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders was first shown a month later.

See also

  • List of films in the public domain
  • List of Cinema Insomnia episodes
  • List of Elvira's Movie Macabre episodes


  1. ^ The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Amazing Colossal Episode Guide, pg 21 (1996).
  2. ^ a b c d Volume XXII Titles << Satellite News
  3. ^ Fugitive Alien at the Internet Movie Database

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