MST3K started as a cable show in Minnesota, but soon grew in popularity. It moved to Comedy Central (originally the Comedy Channel), and then to Syfy.The series initially features a pair of mad scientists working at Gizmonic Institutes shooting a worker into space to their Satellite of Love. First Joel, and then Mike, are forced to watch cheesy movies. Joel builds robots to keep him company, and Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo accompany him into the theater. There they make fun of the movies to keep their sanity. Scattered throughout are live-action sketches and scenes with the Mads back on Earth.In later seasons, cast changes force the departure of the scientists. One scientist's mother, Pearl Forrester, takes over the experiments.
|Released:||November 24, 1988|
|Cast:||Josh Weinstein Kevin Murphy Frank Conniff Trace Beaulieu Joel Hodgson Bill Corbett Michael J. Nelson Mary Jo Pehl Patrick Brantseg Jim Mallon Paul Chaplin Jan L. Johnson|
|Crew:||Josh Weinstein Joel Hodgson Trace Beaulieu Kevin Murphy Jim Mallon Patrick Brantseg Jill Roozenboom Jeff Stonehouse Andrea DuCane Charlie Erickson Alexandra B. Carr Randy Davis Faye Burkholder Clayton James Jann Johnson Steve Rosenberer Sandra J. Sandborn Ken Fournelle Jim Fuller Jim Erickson Sara Sanborn Melanie Hartley Neil Brede Michael Parker Vince Rodriguez Todd Ziegler Lisa Ericson Michael J. Nelson Ellen McDonough Sara E. Wisner Timothy Scott Bradley J. Keely Jef Maynard Heide A. LeClerc-Becker Fred Street Kare Lindsey Mike Parker Jennifer Tur John Sims Tim Paulson John Calder Brian Wright Bill Corbett Beez Mckeever Dan Breyer|