List of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes

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This page is a list of episodes for the American TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. In total, 197 television episodes were broadcast from 1988 to 1999. Additionally, a film adaptation had a limited theatrical run in 1996.

Season index[edit]

SeasonNetworkEpisodesAiredNotable events
1The Comedy Channel131989–1990Introduction of Joel, Crow, Gypsy, Servo, Dr. Forrester and Dr. Erhardt
2The Comedy Channel131990–1991TV's Frank replaces Dr. Erhardt.
Kevin Murphy replaces Josh Weinstein as the voice of Servo.
3Comedy Central241991–1992
4Comedy Central241992–1993
5Comedy Central241993–1994Joel escapes the Satellite of Love; Mike becomes his replacement
6Comedy Central241994–1995Introduction of Pearl Forrester; Death of TV's Frank
7Comedy Central61996Dr. Forrester cuts the Satellite of Love loose and leaves the show
Feature film1996
8Sci Fi Channel221997Introduction 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.
9Sci Fi Channel131998Pearl, Bobo, and Observer move into Castle Forrester
10Sci Fi Channel131999At the end of the season the Satellite of Love crashes, returning everyone to Earth

Explanation of entries[edit]

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. In the third line 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 last field shows the initial airdate of the episode (YYYY-MM-DD).


Episode numberFeatured filmOriginal air date
PilotThe Green Slime
(1969, Color, Toei/MGM, Japan)
K01Invaders from the Deep
(1981, Color, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), UK)
K02Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars
(Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons)
(1980, Color, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), UK)
K03Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
(1978/1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
K04Gamera vs. Barugon
(Daikaijū Kessen: Gamera tai Barugon)
(1966, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., Japan)
(Daikaijū Gamera)
(1966, B&W, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., Japan)
K06Gamera vs. Gaos
(Gamera tai Gyaosu)
(1967, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., Japan)
K07Gamera vs. Zigra
(Gamera tai Shinkai Kaijū Jigura)
(1971, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., Japan)
K08Gamera vs. Guiron
(Gamera tai Daikaijū Giron)
(1969, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., Japan)
K09Phase IV
(1974, Color, Paramount)
K10Cosmic Princess
(1976/1982, Color, Group 3 Ltd., UK)
K11Humanoid Woman
(Cherez ternii k zvyozdam)
(1981, Color, Maxim Gorky Filmstudio, USSR)
K12Fugitive Alien
(1978/1986, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
K13SST: Death Flight
(1977, Color, ABC Circle Films)
K14Mighty Jack
(1968/1986, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
(1978, Color, ABC Circle Films)
K16City on Fire
(1979, Color, Astral, Canada)
K17Time of the Apes
(1974/1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
K18The Million Eyes of Sumuru
(1967, Color, AIP, UK)
K19Hangar 18
(1980, Color, Taft International)
K20The Last Chase
(1981, Color, Crown International)
K21The Legend of Dinosaurs
(Kyōryū Kaichō no Densetsu)
(1977, Color, Toei Company Ltd., Japan)

The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
101The Crawling Eye
(The Trollenberg Terror)
(1958, B&W, DCA, UK)
A man discovers that an extraterrestrial force is killing mountain climbers in a small village.

First national appearance of Joel Hodgson as Joel, Trace Beaulieu as Crow T. Robot & Dr. Clayton Forrester, and Josh Weinstein as Tom Servo and Dr. Larry Erhardt.

102The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy
(La momia azteca contra el robot humano)
(1959, B&W, K. Gordon Murray, Mexico)
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 1: "Moon Rocket") Scientists search for the ancient breastplate of a mummy, culimnating in a mad scientist's attempt to fight the creature through the construction of a robot. The short introduces "Commando Cody", a scientist who dons a helmet and jet pack to thwart the evil plans of Moon Men and their criminal associates.
103The Mad Monster
(1942, B&W, PRC)
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 2: "Molten Terror") A mad scientist turns a man into a werewolf in an attempt to silence his critics. In the short, Commando Cody attempts to escape moon-dwelling aliens while in the possession of an atomic weapon.
104Women of the Prehistoric Planet
(1966, Color, Realart)
An attempt is made to recover the crew of a spaceship that has crash-landed on an unknown planet.

According to Kevin Murphy in The Amazing Colossal Episode Guide, The Comedy Channel could not come up for a movie in time to shoot episode 104, so the crew skipped to 105 instead. He confirmed that despite this episode being filmed last, the crew decided not to change the production numbers around.

105The Corpse Vanishes
(1942, B&W, Monogram)
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 3: "Bridge of Death") A reporter attempts to expose a botanist who kidnaps women in a plan to keep his wife healthy and youthful. In the short, Commando Cody pursues gangsters after returning to Earth.
106The Crawling Hand
(1963, B&W, AIP)
A teenager becomes possessed by a sentient, disembodied arm of an irradiated astronaut.
107Robot Monster
(1953, B&W [3-D], Astor)
(Shorts: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 4: "Flight to Destruction"; Part 5: "Murder Car") After destroying all civilization on Earth, an alien attempts to wipe out the planet's last survivors. In the shorts, Commando Cody's assistant is kidnapped, leading to the pursuit of gangsters working for aliens from the Moon.
108The Slime People
(1964, B&W, Hansen Enterprises)
(Short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 6: "Hills of Death") A race of mollusk-like creatures attack Los Angeles, and a group of survivors attempts to escape the area. In the short, Commando Cody pursues gangsters that have caused flooding through the use of an atomic bomb.
109Project Moon Base
(1953, B&W, Lippert)
(Shorts: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 7: "Camouflaged Destruction"; Part 8: "The Enemy Planet") In a futuristic version 1970, a group of astronauts are infiltrated by a spy, who inadvertently causes the team to become stranded on the Moon. In the shorts, Commando Cody fights gangsters who have acquired another atomic ray, and eventually returns to the moon in an attempt to sabotage moon-dwelling enemies.
110Robot Holocaust
(1986, Color, Tycill Entertainment/MGM)
(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.

111Moon Zero Two
(1969, Color, Hammer/Warner, UK)
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.
112Untamed Youth
(1957, B&W, Warner)
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.
113The Black Scorpion
(1957, B&W, Warner)
Giant black scorpions emerge after a Mexican volcano eruption and go on a rampage.

Josh Weinstein's last episode.

Season 2[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
201Rocketship X-M
(1950, B&W, Lippert)
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.

202The Sidehackers
(Five the Hard Way)
(1969, Color, Crown International)
Two motorcycle racers meet at a competition and become the victims of manipulation by a girlfriend who wants to change partners.

A violent rape and murder scene is cut from the movie because the crew didn't watch the film entirely before committing to it. The Bots somberly refer to the missing scene by informing the audience that the absent character has died.

203Jungle Goddess
(1948, B&W, Lippert)
(Short: The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 1: "The Menacing Power") Two pilots (George Reeves and Ralph Byrd) 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.
204Catalina Caper
(1967, Color, Crown International)
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.
205Rocket Attack U.S.A.
(1961, B&W, Exploit Films)
(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 episode, 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.

206Ring of Terror
(1962, B&W, Ashcroft)
(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.

207Wild Rebels
(1967, Color, Crown International)
A retired race car driver, talked into going undercover by the police, joins a biker gang and must serve as the getaway car driver.
208Lost Continent
(1951, B&W, Lippert)
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.
209The Hellcats
(1968, Color, Crown International)
After a cop is killed by a drug boss, his fiancée and brother (Ross Hagen) join a drug-running woman-led biker gang to uncover the boss's operation and get justice.
210King Dinosaur
(1955, B&W, Lippert)
(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.
211First Spaceship on Venus
(Der Schweigende Stern)
(1960, Color, DEFA (GDR) /Iluzjon Filmunit, East Germany/Poland)
A multinational team of astronauts heads to Venus, but finds a world destroyed by nuclear war.
212Godzilla vs. Megalon
(Gojira tai Megaro)
(1973, Color, Toho/Cinema Shares, Japan)
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.
213Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
(Gojira-Ebira-Mosura: Nankai no Daikettō)
(1966, Color, Toho/Walter-Reade Organization, Japan)
Godzilla and giant moth Mothra battle giant crustacean Ebirah.

Season 3[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
301Cave Dwellers
(The Blade Master)
(1984, Color, Metaxa Film/New Line Cinema/Royal Film Traders, Italy/USA)
Hero Ator (Miles O'Keeffe) helps a warrior woman rescue her father from an evil overlord.
(1965, B&W, Daiei, Japan) (Daikaijū Gamera)
A military plane crashes in the Arctic, awakening giant turtle Gamera. It attacks Japan, yet seemingly befriends a young boy.
303Pod People
(Los nuevos extraterrestres)
(1983, Color)
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.
304Gamera vs. Barugon
(Daikaijū Kessen: Gamera tai Barugon)
(1966, Daiei/AIP-TV, Japan)
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.
305Stranded in Space
(The Stranger)
(1973, Color (TV) (NBC), Bing Crosby Productions)
A sci-fi TV pilot, about an astronaut who winds up on a totalitarian Earth look-alike and tries to return home.
306Time of the Apes
(Japan release 1974; USA release 1987; Color, Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
A woman and two children take refuge in cryogenic capsules, only to awake as fugitives in a world populated by apes.
(1959, B&W, Imperial AIP)
(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.
308Gamera vs. Gaos
(Gamera tai Gyaosu)
(1967, Daiei/AIP-TV, Japan)
Gamera fights the pterodactyl-like Gaos.
309The Amazing Colossal Man
(1957, B&W, AIP)
A military officer (Glenn Langan) is accidentally exposed to an atomic blast, turning him into a giant.
310Fugitive Alien
(Star Wolf)
(Japan TV-series 1978; USA film 1986, Color, Sandy Frank/Tsuburaya, Japan)
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.
311It Conquered the World
(1956, B&W, AIP)
(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.
312Gamera vs. Guiron
(Gamera tai Daikaijū Giron)
(1969, Daiei/AIP-TV, Japan)
Female brain-eating aliens abduct two boys from Japan. Gamera attempts to rescue them, but must fight the cyborg monster Guiron.
313Earth vs. the Spider
(1958, B&W, AIP)
(Short: Speech: Using Your Voice) Teenagers and their science teacher (Ed Kemmer) discover a giant spider, which rampages through a small town. The short demonstrates the dos and don'ts of public speaking.
314Mighty Jack
(1968, prod. 1987, Japan)
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.
315Teenage Cave Man
(1958, B&W, AIP)
(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.
316Gamera vs. Zigra
(Gamera tai Shinkai Kaijū Jigura)
(1971, Color, Daiei, Japan)
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.
317Viking 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)
(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.
318Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
(Star Wolf)
(Japan TV-series 1978; USA film 1986, Color, Sandy Frank/Tsuburaya Productions, Japan)
Sequel to Fugitive Alien. In this installment, Ken and the Bacchus 3 crew are ordered to destroy an alien super-weapon, then move on to attack Valnar's Star itself.
319War of the Colossal Beast
(1958, B&W and Color, AIP)
(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.
320The Unearthly
(1957, Republic, B&W)
(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.
321Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
(1964, Color, Embassy)
Martians abduct Santa Claus and two human children in hopes of bringing Christmas to their planet.
322Master Ninja I
(The Master: "Max" and "Out-of-Time Step")
(1984, Color (TV), Film Ventures International)
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.
323The Castle of Fu Manchu
(Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu)
(1968, International Cinema, Germany/Spain/Italy/UK)
The evil Doctor Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) threatens to freeze the Earth's oceans, and abducts a talented scientist with heart problems.
324Master Ninja II
(The Master: "State of the Union" and "Hostages")
(1984, Color (TV), Film Ventures International)
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[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
401Space Travelers
(1969, Color, Columbia, Repackaged)
Various obstacles hamper attempts to rescue three NASA astronauts trapped aboard a crippled space capsule. This film – the only one 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.
402The Giant Gila Monster
(1959, B&W, McLendon Radio Pictures)
A 30-foot killer lizard is loose in the woods near a bumbling town full of teens. Produced by Ken Curtis.
403City Limits
(1985, Color, Showtime)
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.
404Teenagers from Outer Space
(1959, B&W, Warner)
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.
405Being from Another Planet
(Time Walker)
(1982, Color, New World)
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.
406Attack of the Giant Leeches
(1959, B&W, AIP)
(Short: Undersea Kingdom, Part 1: "Beneath the Ocean Floor") People 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.
407The Killer Shrews
(1959, B&W, McLendon Radio Pictures)
(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. Starring Ken Curtis, who also produced the film, and James Best. In the short, a cowpoke straightens out some wayward kids by making them put on a small-time rodeo.
408Hercules Unchained
(Ercole e la regina di Lidia)
(1959, Color, Warner, Italy)
Queen Lidia casts a spell of amnesia on Hercules (Steve Reeves), who becomes a prisoner in her harem.
409The Indestructible Man
(1956, B&W, Allied Artists)
(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.
410Hercules Against the Moon Men
(Maciste e la regina di Samar)
(1964, Color, Governor (Italy/France))
Hercules attempts to free a city from a Moon-worshiping cult.
411The Magic Sword
(1962, Color, United)
Sword-and-sorcery film about a prince (Gary Lockwood) rescuing a princess from an evil wizard (Basil Rathbone).
412Hercules and the Captive Women
(Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide)
(1961, Color, Wooler Bros (France/Italy))
Hercules goes to Atlantis to save his son.
413Manhunt in Space
(1954, B&W, ITC)
(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.
(1960, B&W, Cheviot Productions)
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 fiancé's eight-year-old sister grows suspicious.
415The Beatniks
(1960, B&W, Barjul)
(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.
416Fire Maidens of Outer Space
(1956, B&W, Topaz (UK))
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.
417Crash of the Moons
(1954, B&W, ITC)
(Short: General Hospital, third installment) Edited-together episodes of the 1950s 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.
418Attack of the Eye Creatures
(The Eye Creatures)
(1965, Color, AIP)
Aliens land near a small town and are encountered by teenagers. 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.
419The Rebel Set
(1959, B&W, Allied)
(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.
420The Human Duplicators
(1965, Color, Woolner/Allied)
An alien (Richard Kiel) takes over a professor's mansion-basement laboratory, and makes android clones to infiltrate the government. With Hugh Beaumont.
421Monster a Go-Go
(1965, B&W, BI&L)
(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.
422The Day the Earth Froze
(1959, Color, Mosfilm/Suomi-Filmi/AIP, Finland/USSR)
(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.
423Bride of the Monster
(1956, B&W, Banner)
(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.
424Manos: The Hands of Fate
(1966, Color, Emerson)
(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[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
501Warrior of the Lost World
(1983, Color, Visto International, Italy)
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.
(Le fatiche di Ercole)
(1958, Color, Embassy, Italy)
Hercules (Steve Reeves) searches for the Golden Fleece.
503Swamp Diamonds
(Swamp Women)
(1956, Color, Woolner)
(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.
504Secret Agent Super Dragon
(New York chiama Superdrago)
(1966, United Screen Arts, France/Italy/Germany)
A CIA agent battles a Venezuelan crime lord bent on poisoning the U.S. with an exotic mind-altering drug.
505The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
(1952, Color, Filmgroup, USSR)
The titular hero tries to find a mythological bird for a destitute town.
(1962, Color, Fairway International)
A giant caveman (Richard Kiel) stumbles across modern civilization, then kidnaps a teenage girl and her father.
507I Accuse My Parents
(1944, B&W, Producers Releasing Corp)
(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.
508Operation Double 007
(O.K. Connery)
(1967, Color, United Artists, Italy)
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).
509The Girl in Lovers' Lane
(1960, B&W, Filmgroup)
Drifter Bix Dugan, traveling with rich-kid runaway Danny, becomes involved with a small town waitress.
510The Painted Hills
(1951, Color, MGM)
(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.
(1956, Color, AIP)
After her sheriff husband is killed by outlaws, a woman (Beverly Garland) takes over as sheriff and cleans up the town.
(1975, Color, Allied Artists)
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.

513The Brain That Wouldn't Die
(1959, B&W, AIP)
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.

514Teen-Age Strangler
(1964, Color, Ajay)
(Short: Is This Love?) A serial killer stalks teenagers in a small town. The 1950s short contrasts the relationships of two young couples.
515The Wild Wild World of Batwoman
(The Wild World of Batwoman)
(1966, B&W, ADP Productions)
(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.
516Alien from L.A.
(1987, Color, Cannon/Golan-Globus)
A clumsy California woman (Kathy Ireland) looks for her father in the lost underground civilization of Atlantis.
517Beginning of the End
(1957, B&W, Republic)
A government researcher (Peter Graves) experiments with radioactive materials to boost crop production, and inadvertently creates a hungry army of giant grasshoppers.
518The Atomic Brain
(1963, B&W, Emerson)
(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.
(Outlaw of Gor)
(1989, Color, Cannon Group/Breton Film Productions)
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).
520Radar Secret Service
(1950, B&W, Lippert)
(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.
521Santa Claus
(1959, Color, Azteca, Mexico)
A demon attempts to destroy Santa Claus.
522Teen-Age Crime Wave
(1955, B&W, Columbia)
After breaking out of prison, young fugitives hold a family hostage in a small farmhouse.
523Village of the Giants
(1965, Color, Columbia)
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.
52412 to the Moon
(1960, B&W, Columbia)
(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[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
601Girls Town
(1959, B&W, MGM)
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
602Invasion U.S.A.
(1952, B&W, Columbia)
(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.
603The Dead Talk Back
(created 1957 but released first 1993, B&W, Headliner Productions)
(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.
604Zombie Nightmare
(1986, Color, Gold-Gems)
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 including Motörhead contributed to the movie's soundtrack.
605Colossus and the Headhunters
(Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste)
(1960, Color, American International)
A Greek hero's men battle a tribe of savages who have abducted a king.
606The Creeping Terror
(1964, B&W, Crown International)
A bloblike monster goes on a rampage.
(1961, B&W, Crown International)
(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

608Code Name: Diamond Head
(1977, Color (TV) (NBC), Quinn Martin)
(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.
609The Skydivers
(1963, B&W, Crown International)
(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.
610The Violent Years
(1956, B&W, Headliner Productions)
(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.
611Last of the Wild Horses
(1948, B&W, Lippert)
A cowboy stops some cattle rustlers and gets framed for murder. Stars Mary Beth Hughes.
612The Starfighters
(1964, Color, Riviera)
A film detailing the life of an Air Force pilot-in-training whose father is a congressman.
613The Sinister Urge
(1959, B&W, Headliner)
(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 pay close attention to fashion and meticulous hygiene.
614San Francisco International
(1970, Color, Universal)
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. With Dana Elcar.
615Kitten with a Whip
(1964, B&W, Universal)
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."
616Racket Girls
(1951, B&W, Globe Roadshows)
(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 counselor who talks them out of it.
617The Sword and the Dragon
(Ilya Muromets)
(1956, Color, Mosfilm, USSR)
Barbarians attack Russia in the 13th century, but a valiant man fends off the hordes with wisdom.
618High School Big Shot
(1959, B&W, Filmgroup)
(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.
619Red Zone Cuba
(Night Train to Mundo Fine)
(1966, B&W, Hollywood Star)
(Short: Speech: Platform, Posture, and Appearance) 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.
620Danger!! Death Ray
(Il raggio infernale)
(1967, Color, Leda Films/Meteor Film, Spain/Italy)
Agent Bart Fargo must save both a stolen death ray and the scientist who created it from an evil organization.
621The Beast of Yucca Flats
(1961, B&W, Crown International)
(Shorts: Money Talks, Progress Island USA) 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.
622Angels Revenge
(Angels' Brigade)
(1979, Color, Arista)
Six women fight drug dealers. Jim Backus, Jack Palance, Alan Hale, Jr., Pat Buttram, Peter Lawford, and Arthur Godfrey all have roles.
623The Amazing Transparent Man
(1960, B&W, AIP)
(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.
624Samson vs. the Vampire Women
(Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro)
(1961, B&W, AIP-TV, Mexico)
Masked wrestler El Santo battles vampire women who want to capture a young woman destined to become their queen.

Frank Conniff's last episode as a series regular.

Season 7[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
701Night of the Blood Beast
(1958, B&W, AIP)
(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, at the end of the annual "Turkey Day" marathon. The commentary on the film and short is the same in both versions of the episode. First episode with Pearl Forrester as a regular character.

702The Brute Man
(1946, B&W, PRC)
(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.
703Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell
(Deathstalker III: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell)
(1988, Color, Concorde Pictures)
The medieval adventures of a sardonic hero, on a quest for three magical stones, who battles the evil sorcerer Troxartes, ruler of Southland.
704The Incredible Melting Man
(1977, Color, AIP)
An astronaut is exposed to radiation and turns into a mindless, violent, melting monster.
705Escape 2000
(Fuga dal Bronx)
(1981, Color, FGH/Filmco Ltd/Hemdale, Australia)
An evil corporation wants to raze and rebuild the Bronx, and secretly attempts to kill its obstinate residents. A band of rebels fights back.
(1978, Color, Selected Pictures)
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, Keenan Wynn, and Eddie Deezen.

Trace Beaulieu's final episode.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie[edit]

Featured filmRelease Date
This Island Earth
(1955, Color, Universal International Pictures)
An atomic scientist is invited to collaborate with other scientists on a mysterious project that has interplanetary consequences.

Although 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[edit]

Season 8[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
801Revenge of the Creature
(1955, B&W [3-D], Universal)
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.

802The Leech Woman
(1960, B&W, Universal)
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.
803The Mole People
(1956, B&W, Universal)
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.
804The Deadly Mantis
(1957, B&W, Universal)
An Arctic earthquake causes a giant praying mantis to invade Washington DC and New York.
805The Thing That Couldn't Die
(1958, B&W, Universal)
The 400-year-old severed head of a devil-worshipper hypnotizes several people at a ranch in order to be reunited with his body.

First appearance of Observer.

806The Undead
(1956, B&W, AIP)
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.
807Terror from the Year 5000
(1958, B&W, AIP)
A time machine brings a woman (Salome Jens) from 5200 AD to the present, and she wants to take males to the future. She uses hypnosis to get her way.
808The She Creature
(1956, B&W, AIP)
A carnival mesmerist uses hypnosis on a woman to summon the spirit of a murderous female sea creature.
809I Was a Teenage Werewolf
(1957, B&W, AIP)
Michael Landon (at age 20) plays a high school kid who is hypnotized into becoming a werewolf.
810The Giant Spider Invasion
(1975, Cinema Group 75)
Mutant spider eggs land on Earth via meteor. They start hatching and terrorizing a small Wisconsin town. With Barbara Hale and Alan Hale, Jr.
811Parts: The Clonus Horror
(1979, Color, Clonus Associates)
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.
812The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
(1964, Color, Fairway)
A couple of slackers stumble across a cult of monsters at an early-1960s carnival.
813Jack Frost
(1966, Color, Gorky Film Studios, USSR)
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.
814Riding with Death
(Gemini Man: "Smithereens" and "Buffalo Bill Rides Again")
(1976, Color, Universal TV)
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.

Jim Mallon's final episode as producer and as Gypsy.

815Agent for H.A.R.M.
(1966, Color, Universal)
An American spy protects a scientist from Russian agents.
816Prince of Space
(Yūsei Ōji)
(1959, B&W, Toei Company/Walter Manley Enterprises, Japan)
Superhero Prince of Space defends Earth from evil aliens, led by the Phantom of Krankor.
817The Horror of Party Beach
(1964, B&W, 20th Century Fox)
A beach community is plagued by sea monsters created by radioactive waste dumped off the coast.
818Devil Doll
(1963, Associated Film Distributors, US/UK)
A ventriloquist turns to hypnosis to transfer a person's soul into his dummy.
819Invasion of the Neptune Men
(Uchū Kaisokusen)
(1961, B&W, Toei Company/Walter Manley Enterprises, Japan)
A costumed hero in a flying rocket-car tries to save Earth from robot aliens.
820Space Mutiny
(1988, Color, AIP, South Africa)
A man (Reb Brown) helps the commander of a spaceship (Cameron Mitchell) fight a mutiny led by the security chief (John Phillip Law) who is trying to escape the old ship.
821Time Chasers
(Tangents) (1994, Color, Edgewood Studios)
A Castleton State 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.
822Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
(1983, Color (Video), Starmaker Video)
In an Orwellian future, a corporate employee (Raúl Juliá) 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[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
901The Projected Man
(1966, Color, Universal)
1960s-era British sci-fi movie. A professor develops a teleporter, then teleports himself – with disastrous results.
902The Phantom Planet
(1961, B&W, AIP)
In the future, an astronaut crashes on an asteroid populated by tiny aliens at war with another planet. He shrinks to their size and is imprisoned by them.
903The Pumaman
(L'uomo puma)
(1980, Color, ADM Films, Italy)
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.
(Arizona Werewolf)
(1996, Color, Tozart Publishing)
After digging up strange bones, a man becomes a werewolf. Includes Martin Sheen's brother Joe Estevez in a minor role.
905The Deadly Bees
(1967, Color, Amicus, UK)
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 Ronnie Wood in a brief appearance with his then-current band, The Birds
906The Space Children
(1958, B&W, Paramount)
(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.
(1987, Color, Rick Sloane Productions)
Several teens pursue aliens that escaped from a movie studio vault.
908The Touch of Satan
(1971, Color, Futurama/Dundee)
A young man gets lost while driving, and becomes the guest of a young woman who turns out to be a witch.
(1960, released 1961, MGM, UK)
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.

910The Final Sacrifice
(Quest For the Lost City)
(1990, Color, Flying Dutchman/AIP Home Video, Canada)
A teen follows a map left for him by his long-dead father, runs afoul of an evil cult, then teams up with a beer-guzzling drifter who has a secret.
911Devil Fish
(Shark rosso nell'oceano)
(1984, Color, Filmes Internationale-Nuovo, Italy)
A group of Florida scientists discover a gigantic prehistoric shark.
912The Screaming Skull
(1958, B&W, AIP)
(Short: Robot Rumpus, a Gumby cartoon) 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.
913Quest of the Delta Knights
(1993, Color, Ramsway JC)
A band of knights seek 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[edit]

Ep. #Featured filmOriginal airdate
(1990, Color, Pacific West Entertainment / Victory Pictures)
Five 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.

1002Girl in Gold Boots
(1968, released 1969, Color, Geneni Film Distributors)
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.
1003Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders
(1995, filmed 1984 & 1995, Color, Berton Films)
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.

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.

1004Future War
(1994, released 1997, Color, Cine Excel Entertainment / Silver Screen International)
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.
1005Blood Waters of Dr. Z
(1972, released 1982, Color, Barton Films)
A Florida scientist turns himself into a catfish monster and attacks those who wronged him.
1006Boggy Creek II: And The Legend Continues
(The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II)
(filmed 1983; released 1985; Color, Howco International Pictures)
A professor and his students camp out in the rural Arkansas swamp, in hopes of finding a Bigfoot-like creature.
1007Track of the Moon Beast
(1976, Color, Lizard Productions)
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.
1008Final Justice
(1984, Color, Arista Films)
A Texas sheriff (Joe Don Baker) goes to Malta in pursuit of the criminal that killed his partner.
(Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark)
(1961, B&W, German TV)
A German television production of the Shakespeare play.
1010It Lives By Night
(The Bat People)
(1974, Color, AIP)
A vacationing scientist is bitten by, and then begins turning into, a bat.
1011Horrors of Spider Island
(Ein Toter hing im Netz)
(1960, B&W, Rapid-Intercontinental)
A manager and his all-girl dance troupe survive a plane crash, only to find themselves on an island infested with mutated spiders.
(1976, Color, AIP/MGM)
(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.
(Danger: Diabolik!)
(1968, Color, Paramount)
The skilled thief Diabolik (John Phillip Law) performs daring heists, culminating in the theft of $10 million, 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.

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