TV Series | TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.
Fans usually call the first season, which aired on KTMA in Minneapolis, season "K". Joel Hodgson says the KTMA season was a "workshop," and the show's official history starts with the Best Brains production years, when it aired on cable TV.
Let's see... Boys life, Highlights, Popular Sceince... My own autopsy report.
Joel and Mike's head mics are often visible when they turn their heads during theater sequences.
Nearly all episodes since the "Rocket Attack U.S.A." episode end with a "stinger" after the credits. That is, a funny little clip from the movie just viewed.
For syndication, the show was aired as "The Mystery Science Theater Hour." Eleven episodes from seasons 2-4 were broken up into two-parters, and released as 22 hour-long episodes into what was effectively first-run syndication for the 1995-96 season. Although the original host segments were retained, new introductions were also filmed featuring Michael J. Nelson as the balding "Host" (a parody of A&E announcer Jack Perkins).