Mystery Science Theater 3000 - MYSTERY SCIENCE
THEATRE 3000/COM/1989-96/SCI/1997-99 was one of cable's hottest
cult hits of the 1990s.
Lab technician Joel Robinson (played by Joel Hodgson) was
shot into space to the
Satellite of Love by mad scientists and forced to watch dreadful
"B" movies with his friends, robot
Tom Servo (voice of Kevin
Murphy) and another robot named Crow T. (voice of Trace
Tom's body consisted of bits of an old bubble-gum machine, a penny bank and a
flashlight. Crow's body was constructed from a Lacrosse face mask, a plastic
bowling pin and a soap dish.
The robot's parts reflected the same poor quality of the movies shown on the
program (for instance, Robots vs. the Aztec Mummy (1959), and The
Giant Spider Invasion (1975).
Seen as silhouettes at the bottom right of the screen, these three space
castaways spoofed the movies with a rapid fire delivery of hip, irreverent
Mystery Science Theater 3000
Mike Nelson (who replaced Joel in 1993) and his sharp-tongued sidekicks Tom
and Crow moved to the SCI-FI Channel from 1997-99.
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