List of Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA (now WUCW) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on November 24, 1988. The next year, in 1989, the show began its national run on The Comedy Channel/Comedy Central, running for seven seasons on that channel until its cancellation in 1996. The following year, it was picked up by The Sci-Fi Channel and aired for three more seasons there until another cancellation in August 1999 (although repeats continued until 2004). A sixty-episode syndication package titled The Mystery Science Theater Hour was produced in 1995.[1]

In 2015, Hodgson led a crowdfunded revival of the series with 14 episodes in its eleventh season which was released on Netflix. As of August 19, 2022, 225 episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000 have been released, concluding the thirteenth season.[2] A feature film, titled Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie, was also released on April 19, 1996.

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
KTMA21November 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)May 28, 1989 (1989-05-28)KTMA-TV
113November 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)February 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)The Comedy Channel
213September 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)February 2, 1991 (1991-02-02)
324June 1, 1991 (1991-06-01)January 25, 1992 (1992-01-25)Comedy Central
424June 6, 1992 (1992-06-06)January 30, 1993 (1993-01-30)
524July 17, 1993 (1993-07-17)February 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)
624July 16, 1994 (1994-07-16)March 25, 1995 (1995-03-25)
76November 23, 1995 (1995-11-23)May 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)
FilmApril 19, 1996 (1996-04-19)N/A
822February 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)December 6, 1997 (1997-12-06)Sci-Fi
913March 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)September 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)
1013April 11, 1999 (1999-04-11)September 12, 1999 (1999-09-12)
1114April 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)Netflix
126November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)[3]
1313March 4, 2022 (2022-03-04)[4]December 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)[5]Gizmoplex[6]


Episodes are listed in production number order, not production order or air date order. The episode title is next, and if the original film title is different from the episode title, it follows in parentheses. If the episode features any shorts, they are listed below. In the third column is the film's initial release year, a color/black & white notation, the production company (if known), and the country of origin. The last column shows the initial air date of the episode. Below this is a brief synopsis of the featured movie and shorts, with major cast, character, and production changes noted in italic.

KTMA-TV (1988–89)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
00The Green Slime1968, Color, Toei/MGM, JapanUnaired
A crew of astronauts work to fight off alien monsters that are threatening to overwhelm their spaceship.
A 15-minute unaired pilot designed to sell the premise of the show.
11Invaders from the Deep
(Stingray: "Hostages of the Deep", "Emergency Marineville", "The Big Gun" and "Deep Heat")
1981, Color, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), UKNovember 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)
Four episodes of the "Supermarionation" series Stingray, edited into a single movie. The crew of the submarine Stingray must do battle against the evil Aquaphibian race.
First episode to air on KTMA-TV. First appearance of Joel Hodgson as Joel. Crow T. Robot performed by Josh Weinstein.
22Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars
(Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: "Shadow of Fear", "Lunarville 7", "Crater 101", and "Dangerous Rendezvous")
1980, Color, Incorporated Television Company (ITC), UKNovember 24, 1988 (1988-11-24)
Four episodes of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, another Supermarionation series. In 2068, Captain Scarlet leads the battle against a race of Martians who have the power to control matter.
First appearances of Trace Beaulieu as Crow T. Robot and Josh Weinstein as Tom Servo.
33Star Force: Fugitive Alien II1978/1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, JapanNovember 27, 1988 (1988-11-27)
In the continuation to Fugitive Alien, Ken and the Bacchus 3 crew are ordered to destroy an alien super-weapon, then move on to attack Valnar's Star itself.
44Gamera vs. Barugon
(Daikaijū Kettō: Gamera tai Barugon)
1966, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., JapanDecember 4, 1988 (1988-12-04)
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.
(Daikaijū Gamera)
1965, B&W, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., JapanDecember 11, 1988 (1988-12-11)
A military plane crashes in the Arctic, awakening giant turtle Gamera. It attacks Japan, yet seemingly befriends a young boy.
66Gamera vs. Gaos
(Gamera tai Gyaosu)
1967, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., JapanDecember 18, 1988 (1988-12-18)
Gamera fights the pterosaur-like Gaos.
77Gamera vs. Zigra
(Gamera tai Shinkai Kaijū Jigura)
1971, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., JapanDecember 31, 1988 (1988-12-31)
Gamera fights the shark-like alien Zigra, who, with the help of a woman under his control, attempts to take over Earth from its polluting inhabitants.
First appearances of Trace Beaulieu as Dr. Clayton Forrester and Josh Weinstein as Dr. Laurence Erhardt.
88Gamera vs. Guiron
(Gamera tai Daikaijū Giron)
1969, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., JapanJanuary 8, 1989 (1989-01-08)
Brain-eating aliens abduct two boys from Japan. Gamera attempts to rescue them, but must fight the knife-headed monster Guiron.
99Phase IV1974, Color, Paramount, UK/USAJanuary 15, 1989 (1989-01-15)
Scientists do battle against a colony of cosmically-transformed ants.
1010Cosmic Princess
(Space: 1999: "The Metamorph" and "Space Warp")
1976/1982, Color, Group 3 Ltd., UKJanuary 22, 1989 (1989-01-22)
Two episodes of sci-fi show Space 1999, edited into a single movie. First, Commander John Koenig is captured by the evil Mentor and faced with a terrible choice. Then, the Shapeshifter Maya loses control of her powers and attacks her colleagues.
1111Humanoid Woman
(Cherez ternii k zvyozdam)
1981, Color, Maxim Gorky Filmstudio, USSRJanuary 29, 1989 (1989-01-29)
An amnesiac alien woman with telekinesis powers learns about her past and leads an expedition back to her home planet.
1212Fugitive Alien
(Star Wolf)
1978/1986, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, JapanFebruary 5, 1989 (1989-02-05)
Movie constructed from two episodes of a Japanese television show. An alien marauder becomes a fugitive from his planet Valnar's Star, then joins the Earth spaceship Bacchus 3 to fight against his former masters. Later reused for Ep #57
1313SST: Death Flight1977, Color, ABC Circle Films, USAFebruary 19, 1989 (1989-02-19)
A supersonic transport plane attempting a world speed record is sabotaged, putting its passengers and crew in extreme danger.
1414Mighty Jack
(Maiti Jakku)
1968/1986, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, JapanFebruary 26, 1989 (1989-02-26)
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 television show.
1515Superdome1978, Color, ABC Circle Films, USAMarch 12, 1989 (1989-03-12)
Four loosely-connected plots centered around a football game about to begin at the Louisiana Superdome.
1616City on Fire1979, Color, Astral, CanadaMarch 19, 1989 (1989-03-19)
A disgruntled employee sabotages an oil refinery set in the middle of a large city, causing an inferno that puts the whole city at risk.
1717Time of the Apes
(Saru No Gundan)
1974/1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions, JapanApril 2, 1989 (1989-04-02)
At a laboratory, a woman and two children take refuge in cryogenic capsules during an earthquake, only to awake as fugitives in a world populated by anthropomorphic apes.
1818The Million Eyes of Sumuru1967, Color, AIP, UKMay 7, 1989 (1989-05-07)
Two American spies in Hong Kong investigate the leader of an all-female army that is bent on world domination.
1919Hangar 181980, Color, Taft International, USAMay 14, 1989 (1989-05-14)
Two astronauts witness a UFO crash, and find themselves stymied by a coverup conspiracy.
2020The Last Chase1981, Color, Crown InternationalMay 21, 1989 (1989-05-21)
In a world where the United States is a police state and private automobiles are outlawed, two friends attempt to escape by driving to free territory in California.
2121The "Legend of Dinosaurs"
(Kyōryū Kaichō no Densetsu)
1977, Color, Toei Company Ltd., JapanMay 28, 1989 (1989-05-28)
Prehistoric beasts rampage modern day Mount Fuji.
Final episode for KTMA-TV.

Season 1 (1989–90)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
221The Crawling Eye
(The Trollenberg Terror)
1958, B&W, DCA, UKNovember 25, 1989 (1989-11-25)
A man discovers that an extraterrestrial force is killing mountain climbers in a small village.
First episode for The Comedy Channel. Jim Mallon's first appearance as Gypsy.
232The Robot vs. The Aztec Mummy
(La momia azteca contra el robot humano)
With short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 1: "Moon Rocket"
1958, B&W, Cinematográfica Calderón S.A./K. Gordon Murray, MexicoNovember 18, 1989 (1989-11-18)
Scientists search for the ancient breastplate of a mummy, culminating 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.
243The Mad Monster
With short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 2: "Molten Terror"
1942, B&W, PRC, USADecember 2, 1989 (1989-12-02)
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.
254[1]Women of the Prehistoric Planet1966, Color, Realart, USAFebruary 10, 1990 (1990-02-10)
An attempt is made to recover the crew of a spaceship that has crash-landed on an unknown planet.
265The Corpse Vanishes
With short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 3: "Bridge of Death"
1942, B&W, Monogram, USADecember 9, 1989 (1989-12-09)
A reporter attempts to expose a botanist who kidnaps young brides in a plan to keep his wife healthy and youthful.
In the short, Commando Cody pursues gangsters after returning to Earth.
276The Crawling Hand1963, B&W, AIP, USADecember 16, 1989 (1989-12-16)
A teenager becomes possessed by a sentient, disembodied arm of an irradiated astronaut.
287Robot Monster
With shorts: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 4: "Flight to Destruction"; Part 5: "Murder Car"
1953, B&W [3-D], Astor, USADecember 23, 1989 (1989-12-23)
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.
298The Slime People
With short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 6: "Hills of Death"
1963, B&W, Hansen Enterprises, USADecember 30, 1989 (1989-12-30)
A race of reptile-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.
309Project Moonbase
With shorts: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 7: "Camouflaged Destruction"; Part 8: "The Enemy Planet"
1953, B&W, Lippert, USAJanuary 6, 1990 (1990-01-06)
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.
3110Robot Holocaust
With short: Radar Men from the Moon, Part 9: "Battle in the Stratosphere" (Partial)
1987, Color, Tycill Entertainment/MGM, USAJanuary 13, 1990 (1990-01-13)
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.
3211Moon Zero Two1969, Color, Hammer/Warner, UKJanuary 20, 1990 (1990-01-20)
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.
3312Untamed Youth1957, B&W, Warner, USAJanuary 27, 1990 (1990-01-27)
Two hitchhiking sisters are sentenced to thirty days of labor at a cotton farm run by the corrupt county government.
3413The Black Scorpion1957, B&W, Warner, USA/MexicoFebruary 3, 1990 (1990-02-03)
Giant black scorpions emerge and go on a rampage in Mexico after a volcanic eruption.
Josh Weinstein's last appearance in the original series.

Season 2 (1990–91)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
351Rocketship X-M1950, B&W, Lippert, USASeptember 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)
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.
First appearances of Frank Conniff as TV's Frank and Kevin Murphy as Tom Servo.
362The Sidehackers
(Five the Hard Way)
1969, Color, Crown International, USASeptember 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
Two motorcycle racers meet at a competition and become the victims of manipulation by a girlfriend who wants to change boyfriends.
373Jungle Goddess
With short: The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 1: "The Menacing Power"
1948, B&W, Lippert, USAOctober 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
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 multiple episodes of the 1939 serial The Phantom Creeps, featuring Bela Lugosi as a mad scientist bent on world domination.
384Catalina Caper1967, Color, Crown International, USAOctober 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
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.
395Rocket Attack U.S.A.
With short: The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 2: "Death Stalks the Highway"
1958, B&W, Exploit Films, USAOctober 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
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.
406Ring of Terror
With short: The Phantom Creeps, Chapter 3: "Crashing Timbers"
1961, B&W, Ashcroft, USANovember 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
A seemingly-fearless college kid must steal a ring from a dead man to join a fraternity.
417Wild Rebels1967, Color, Crown International, USANovember 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
A retired race car driver, talked into going undercover by the police, joins a biker gang and must serve as the getaway car driver.
428Lost Continent1951, B&W, Lippert, USANovember 24, 1990 (1990-11-24)
An American military and science team searches for a downed rocket at the top of a remote mountain, only to find it is a dinosaur-infested jungle left over from a prehistoric era.
439The Hellcats1968, Color, Crown International, USADecember 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)
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.
4410King Dinosaur
With short: X Marks the Spot
1955, B&W, Lippert, USADecember 22, 1990 (1990-12-22)
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 a Heaven-like courtroom.
4511First Spaceship on Venus
(Der Schweigende Stern)
1960, Color, DEFA (GDR) /Iluzjon Filmunit, East Germany/PolandDecember 29, 1990 (1990-12-29)
A multinational team of astronauts heads to Venus, but finds a world destroyed by nuclear war and a threat to Earth.
4612Godzilla vs. Megalon
(Gojira tai Megaro)
1973, Color, Toho/Cinema Shares, JapanJanuary 19, 1991 (1991-01-19)
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.
4713Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster
(Gojira-Ebira-Mosura: Nankai no Daikettō)
1966, Color, Toho/Walter-Reade Organization, JapanFebruary 2, 1991 (1991-02-02)

Godzilla and giant moth Mothra battle giant crustacean Ebirah.

Last episode for the Comedy Channel, prior to its merger with the competing Ha! network to form what would eventually be called Comedy Central.

Season 3 (1991–92)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
481Cave Dwellers
(The Blade Master)
1984, Color, Metaxa Film/New Line Cinema/Royal Film Traders, Italy/USAJune 1, 1991 (1991-06-01)

In the first sequel to Ator, the Fighting Eagle, Ator helps a warrior woman rescue her father from an evil overlord.

First episode for Comedy Central.
(Daikaijū Gamera)
1965, B&W, Daiei/Sandy Frank, JapanJune 8, 1991 (1991-06-08)
A military plane crashes in the Arctic, awakening giant turtle Gamera. It attacks Japan, yet seemingly befriends a young boy.
503Pod People
(Los nuevos extraterrestres)
1983, Color, Almena Films/Film Ventures International, Spain/FranceJune 15, 1991 (1991-06-15)
A child adopts a large egg which hatches into a mischievous alien, while poachers and a group of pop musicians on a wilderness vacation run into trouble.
514Gamera vs. Barugon
(Daikaijū Kessen: Gamera tai Barugon)
1966, Color, Daiei/AIP-TV/Sandy Frank, JapanJune 22, 1991 (1991-06-22)
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.
525Stranded in Space
(The Stranger)
1973, Color, Bing Crosby Productions/Film Ventures International, USAJune 29, 1991 (1991-06-29)
An astronaut winds up on a totalitarian version of Earth and tries to return home.
536Time of the Apes
(Saru No Gundan)
1974/edited 1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions/Sandy Frank, JapanJuly 13, 1991 (1991-07-13)
At a laboratory, a woman and two children take refuge in cryogenic capsules during an earthquake, only to awake as fugitives in a world populated by anthropomorphic apes.
With short: Alphabet Antics
1958, B&W, AIP, USAJuly 20, 1991 (1991-07-20)
A drag-racing crooner 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.
558Gamera vs. Gaos
(Gamera tai Gyaosu)
1967, Color, Daiei/AIP-TV/Sandy Frank, JapanJuly 27, 1991 (1991-07-27)
Gamera fights the pterosaur-like Gaos.
569The Amazing Colossal Man1957, B&W, AIP, USAAugust 3, 1991 (1991-08-03)
A military officer is accidentally exposed to an atomic blast, turning him into a giant.
5710Fugitive Alien
(Star Wolf)
1978/edited 1986, Color, Tsuburaya Productions/Sandy Frank, JapanAugust 17, 1991 (1991-08-17)
Movie constructed from two episodes of a Japanese television show. An alien marauder becomes a fugitive from his planet Valnar's Star, then joins the Earth spaceship Bacchus 3 to fight against his former masters.
5811It Conquered the World
With short: Snow Thrills
1956, B&W, AIP, USAAugust 24, 1991 (1991-08-24)
With the help of a naive scientist, an alien from Venus invades Earth and attempts to turn humans into emotionless servants.
The short is a newsreel featuring a wide variety of winter sports.
5912Gamera vs. Guiron
(Gamera tai Daikaijū Giron)
1969, Color, Daiei/AIP-TV/Sandy Frank, JapanSeptember 7, 1991 (1991-09-07)
Brain-eating aliens abduct two boys from Japan. Gamera attempts to rescue them, but must fight the knife-headed monster Guiron.
6013Earth vs. the Spider
With short: Speech: Using Your Voice
1958, B&W, AIP, USASeptember 14, 1991 (1991-09-14)
Teenagers and their science teacher discover a giant spider, which rampages through a small town.
The short demonstrates the dos and don'ts of public speaking.
6114Mighty Jack1968/edited 1987, Color, Tsuburaya Productions/Sandy Frank, JapanSeptember 21, 1991 (1991-09-21)
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 television show.
6215Teenage Cave Man
With shorts: Aquatic Wizards and Catching Trouble
1958, B&W, AIP, USANovember 9, 1991 (1991-11-09)
In a prehistoric world, a teenager 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 features trapper Ross Allen demonstrating his prowess at catching animals in the Everglades.
6316Gamera vs. Zigra
(Gamera tai Shinkai Kaijū Jigura)
1971, Color, Daiei/Sandy Frank, JapanOctober 19, 1991 (1991-10-19)
Gamera fights the shark-like alien Zigra, who, with the help of a woman under his control, attempts to take over Earth from its polluting inhabitants.
6417Viking Women and the Sea Serpent
(The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent)
With short: The Home Economics Story[7]
1957, B&W, AIP, USA/1951, Color, Iowa State College, USAOctober 26, 1991 (1991-10-26)
Vikings' wives set sail to rescue their husbands, who are being held hostage by Grimolt warriors.
In this short, four young women learn the value of home economics degrees.
6518Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
(Star Wolf)
1978/1986, Color, Tsuburaya Productions/Sandy Frank, JapanNovember 16, 1991 (1991-11-16)
In the continuation to Fugitive Alien, Ken and the Bacchus 3 crew are ordered to destroy an alien super-weapon, then move on to attack Valnar's Star itself.
6619War of the Colossal Beast
With short: Mr. B Natural
1958, B&W/Color, AIP, USANovember 30, 1991 (1991-11-30)
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.
6720The Unearthly
With shorts: Posture Pals and Appreciating Our Parents
1957, B&W, Republic, USADecember 14, 1991 (1991-12-14)
A surgeon performs medical experiments on his patients at a remote sanitarium.
In Posture Pals, a foursome of elementary school kids improve their posture. In Appreciating Our Parents, a young boy learns to value his parents.
6821Santa Claus Conquers the Martians1964, Color, Embassy, USADecember 21, 1991 (1991-12-21)
Martians abduct Santa Claus and two human children in hopes of bringing Christmas to their planet.
6922Master Ninja I
(The Master: "Max" and "Out-of-Time Step")
1984, Color, Film Ventures International, USAJanuary 11, 1992 (1992-01-11)
TV show The Master cut together into a series of movies. An American ninja searches for his long-lost daughter with the help of his protege. In this installment, they defend an airport owner from businessmen and a corrupt sheriff, then defend a nightclub owner from thugs.
7023The Castle of Fu Manchu
(Die Folterkammer des Dr. Fu Man Chu)
1969, Color, International Cinema, Germany/Spain/Italy/UKJanuary 18, 1992 (1992-01-18)
The evil Doctor Fu Manchu threatens to freeze the Earth's oceans, and abducts a talented scientist with heart problems.
7124Master Ninja II
(The Master: "State of the Union" and "Hostages")
1984, Color, Film Ventures International, USAJanuary 25, 1992 (1992-01-25)
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 (1992–93)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
721Space Travelers
1969, Color, Columbia, USAJune 6, 1992 (1992-06-06)
Various obstacles hamper attempts to rescue three NASA astronauts trapped aboard a crippled space capsule.
732The Giant Gila Monster1959, B&W, McLendon Radio Pictures, USAJune 13, 1992 (1992-06-13)
A 30-foot killer Gila monster is loose in the woods near a town full of bumbling teens.
743City Limits1984, Color, Showtime, USAJune 20, 1992 (1992-06-20)
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.
754Teenagers from Outer Space1959, B&W, Warner, USAJune 27, 1992 (1992-06-27)
A group of young 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.
765Being from Another Planet
(Time Walker)
1982, Color, New World, USAJuly 4, 1992 (1992-07-04)
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.
776Attack of the Giant Leeches
With short: Undersea Kingdom, Part 1: "Beneath the Ocean Floor"
1959, B&W, AIP, USAJuly 18, 1992 (1992-07-18)
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.
787The Killer Shrews
With short: Junior Rodeo Daredevils
1959, B&W, McLendon Radio Pictures, USAJuly 25, 1992 (1992-07-25)
A 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.
798Hercules Unchained
(Ercole e la regina di Lidia)
1959, Color, Warner, ItalyAugust 1, 1992 (1992-08-01)
Queen Omphale of Lydia casts a spell of amnesia on Hercules, who becomes a prisoner in her harem.
809Indestructible Man
With short: Undersea Kingdom, Part 2: "The Undersea City"
1956, B&W, Allied Artists, USAAugust 15, 1992 (1992-08-15)
A convict 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.
8110Hercules Against the Moon Men
(Maciste e la regina di Samar)
1964, Color, Governor, Italy/FranceAugust 22, 1992 (1992-08-22)
Hercules attempts to free a city from a Moon-worshiping cult.
8211The Magic Sword1962, Color, United, USAAugust 29, 1992 (1992-08-29)
Sword-and-sorcery film about a prince rescuing a princess from an evil wizard.
8312Hercules and the Captive Women
(Ercole alla conquista di Atlantide)
1961, Color, Wooler Bros, France/ItalySeptember 12, 1992 (1992-09-12)
Hercules goes to Atlantis to save his friend Androcles, King of Thebes.
8413Manhunt in Space
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: "The Pirates of Prah: Chapter I", "The Pirates of Prah: Chapter II" and "The Pirates of Prah: Chapter III")
With short: General Hospital, first installment
1954, B&W, ITC, USASeptember 19, 1992 (1992-09-19)
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.
In the first of three brief 1963 segments from the soap opera General Hospital featured as shorts on the series, Dr. Phil Brewer is invited to the engagement party of the woman he is having an affair with, and Dr. Steve Hardy informs a patient of her hernia diagnosis.
8514Tormented1960, B&W, Cheviot Productions, USASeptember 26, 1992 (1992-09-26)
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.
8615The Beatniks
With short: General Hospital, second installment
1960, B&W, Barjul, USANovember 25, 1992 (1992-11-25)
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.
In the second General Hospital short, tensions run high during the engagement party.
8716Fire Maidens of Outer Space
(Fire Maidens from Outer Space)
1956, B&W, Topaz, UKNovember 26, 1992 (1992-11-26)
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.
8817Crash of Moons
(Rocky Jones, Space Ranger: "Crash of the Moons: Chapter I", "Crash of the Moons: Chapter II" and "Crash of the Moons: Chapter III")
With short: General Hospital, third installment
1954, B&W, ITC, USANovember 28, 1992 (1992-11-28)
Edited-together episodes of the 1950s TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger. Rocky Jones tries to save two worlds from collision, despite the self-defeating efforts of Cleolanta.
In the third General Hospital short, Dr. Brewer's marriage and affair both begin to fall apart.
8918Attack of the The Eye Creatures
(The Eye Creatures)
1967, Color, AIP, USADecember 5, 1992 (1992-12-05)
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.
9019The Rebel Set
With short: Johnny at the Fair
1959, B&W, Allied, USADecember 12, 1992 (1992-12-12)
A coffeehouse owner wants to knock off an armored car, and gets three losers to help him.
In the short, young Johnny explores the 1947 Canadian National Exhibition.
9120The Human Duplicators1965, Color, Woolner/Allied, USADecember 26, 1992 (1992-12-26)
An alien takes over a professor's mansion-basement laboratory, and makes android clones to infiltrate the government.
9221Monster a Go-Go
With short: Circus on Ice
1965, B&W, BI&L, USAJanuary 9, 1993 (1993-01-09)
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.
9322The Day the Earth Froze
With short: Here Comes the Circus
1959, Color, Mosfilm/Suomi-Filmi/AIP, Finland/USSRJanuary 16, 1993 (1993-01-16)
Finnish 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.
9423Bride of the Monster
With short: Hired!, Part 1
1955, B&W, Banner, USAJanuary 23, 1993 (1993-01-23)
Mad scientist Dr. Eric Vornoff lives in a remote swamp while attempting to create an army of atomic supermen in his lab. He performs experiments on intruders and feeds his enemies to a pond-dwelling octopus.
In the 1941 short, a Chevrolet sales manager wonders why his team is having trouble selling their product door-to-door.
9524Manos: The Hands of Fate
With short: Hired!, Part 2
1966, Color, Emerson, USAJanuary 30, 1993 (1993-01-30)
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 (1993–94)[edit]

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961Warrior of the Lost World1984, Color, Visto International, ItalyJuly 24, 1993 (1993-07-24)
A nameless hero and his talking motorcycle fight an evil dictator in a post-apocalyptic world.
(Le fatiche di Ercole)
1958, Color, Avco Embassy, ItalyJuly 17, 1993 (1993-07-17)
Hercules searches for the Golden Fleece.
983Swamp Diamonds
(Swamp Women)
With short: What to Do on a Date
1956, Color, Woolner, USAJuly 31, 1993 (1993-07-31)
Four women 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.
994Secret Agent Super Dragon
(New York chiama Superdrago)
1966, Color, United Screen Arts, France/Italy/West GermanyAugust 7, 1993 (1993-08-07)
A CIA agent battles a Venezuelan crime lord bent on poisoning the United States with an exotic mind-altering drug.
1005The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
1953, Color, Filmgroup, USSRAugust 14, 1993 (1993-08-14)
Sadko (renamed "Sinbad" in this English-dubbed version) tries to find a mythological bird for a destitute town.
1016Eegah1962, Color, Fairway International, USAAugust 28, 1993 (1993-08-28)
A giant caveman stumbles across modern civilization, then kidnaps a teenage girl and her father.
1027I Accuse My Parents
With short: The Truck Farmer
1944, B&W, Producers Releasing Corp, USASeptember 4, 1993 (1993-09-04)
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.
1038Operation Double 007
(O.K. Connery)
1967, Color, United Artists, ItalySeptember 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)
A plastic surgeon (played by Neil Connery, brother of Sean), the brother of a secret agent, combats villain Thair Beta.
1049The Girl in Lovers Lane1960, B&W, Filmgroup, USASeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
Drifter Bix Dugan, traveling with rich-kid runaway Danny, becomes involved with a small-town waitress.
10510The Painted Hills
With short: Body Care and Grooming
1951, Color, MGM, USASeptember 26, 1993 (1993-09-26)
An MGM Lassie movie, set in 1870s California amongst rival gold miners.
The 1950s-era short teaches college students how to improve their hygiene.
10611Gunslinger1956, Color, AIP, USAOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
After her sheriff husband is killed by outlaws, a woman takes over as sheriff and cleans up the town.
10712Mitchell1975, Color, Allied Artists, USAOctober 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
A slovenly cop pursues drug traffickers.
Joel Hodgson's last regular appearance as host.
Michael J. Nelson's first episode as Mike Nelson.
10813The Brain That Wouldn't Die1962, B&W, AIP, USAOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
When a doctor's fiancee is decapitated in a car crash, he keeps her head alive in a laboratory and tries to find her a new body.
Michael J. Nelson's first episode as host.
10914Teen-Age Strangler
(Terror in the Night)
With short: Is This Love?
1964, Color, Ajay, USANovember 7, 1993 (1993-11-07)
A serial killer stalks teenagers in a small town.
The 1950s short contrasts the relationships of two young couples.
11015The Wild Wild World of Batwoman
With short: Cheating
1966, B&W, ADP Productions, USANovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
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.
11116Alien from L.A.1988, Color, Cannon/Golan-Globus, USANovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
A clumsy California woman looks for her father in the lost underground civilization of Atlantis.
11217Beginning of the End1957, B&W, Republic, USANovember 25, 1993 (1993-11-25)
A government researcher experiments with radioactive materials to boost crop production, and inadvertently creates a hungry army of giant grasshoppers.
11318The Atomic Brain
With short: What about Juvenile Delinquency?
1963, B&W, Emerson, USADecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
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)
1988, Color, Cannon Group/Breton Film Productions, USA/South AfricaDecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)
In the 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.
Last episode of the original series to feature the "Invention Exchange".
11520Radar Secret Service
With short: Last Clear Chance
1950, B&W, Lippert, USADecember 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)
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.
11621Santa Claus1959, Color, Cinematográfica Calderón S.A./K. Gordon Murray, MexicoDecember 24, 1993 (1993-12-24)
On Christmas Eve, a demon attempts to destroy Santa Claus's reputation while also trying to convince kids to do evil deeds.
11722Teen-Age Crime Wave1955, B&W, Columbia, USAJanuary 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)
After breaking out of prison, young fugitives hold a family hostage in a small farmhouse.
11823Village of the Giants1965, Color, Columbia, USAJanuary 22, 1994 (1994-01-22)
After eating an experimental chemical which turns them into giants, a gang of teenagers become the capricious rulers of a small town.
1192412 to the Moon
With short: Design for Dreaming
1960, B&W, Columbia, USAFebruary 5, 1994 (1994-02-05)
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 (1994–95)[edit]

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FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
1201Girls Town1959, B&W, MGM, USAJuly 16, 1994 (1994-07-16)
A mysterious death lands a teenage girl in a reform school headed by good-hearted nuns, but the girl's sister is in trouble.
1212Invasion U.S.A.
With short: A Date with Your Family
1952, B&W, Columbia, USAJuly 23, 1994 (1994-07-23)
A 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 United States.
The 1950 short presents a typical dinner at home for a rigidly polite suburban family.
1223The Dead Talk Back
With short: The Selling Wizard
created 1957 but released first 1993, B&W, Headliner Productions, USAJuly 30, 1994 (1994-07-30)
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.
1234Zombie Nightmare1987, Color, Gold-Gems, CanadaNovember 24, 1994 (1994-11-24)
A hit-and-run victim is brought back from the dead by a voodoo doctor, and then seeks revenge.
1245Colossus and the Headhunters
(Maciste contro i cacciatori di teste)
1963, Color, AIP, ItalyAugust 20, 1994 (1994-08-20)
Maciste battles a tribe of savages who have abducted a king.
1256The Creeping Terror1964, B&W, Crown International, USASeptember 17, 1994 (1994-09-17)
A blob-like monster goes on a rampage.
With short: Uncle Jim's Dairy Farm
1961, B&W, Crown International, USASeptember 3, 1994 (1994-09-03)
A mad game hunter traps youths on his island to add to his trophy collection.
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
1278Code Name: Diamond Head
With short: A Day at the Fair
1977, Color (TV) (NBC), Quinn Martin, USAOctober 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
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.
1289The Skydivers
With short: Why Study Industrial Arts?
1963, B&W, Crown International, USAAugust 27, 1994 (1994-08-27)
Set at a tiny airfield in a small California town, 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 industrial arts classes.
12910The Violent Years
With short: Young Man's Fancy
1956, B&W, Headliner Productions, USAOctober 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)
Delinquent girls go on a crime spree.
The short, sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute, presents a suburban family's typical day.
13011Last of the Wild Horses1948, B&W, Lippert, USAOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
A cowboy stops some cattle rustlers and gets framed for murder.
13112The Starfighters1964, Color, Riviera, USAOctober 29, 1994 (1994-10-29)
A film detailing the life of an Air Force pilot-in-training whose father is a congressman.
13213The Sinister Urge
With short: Keeping Clean and Neat
1960, B&W, Headliner, USANovember 5, 1994 (1994-11-05)
Cops try to shut down a pornography ring.
The 1956 short encourages children to pay close attention to fashion and meticulous hygiene.
13314San Francisco International1970, Color, Universal, USANovember 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
This pilot for the TV series San Francisco International Airport details the hijackings, kidnappings, and marital problems that plague the airport manager.
13415Kitten with a Whip1964, B&W, Universal, USANovember 23, 1994 (1994-11-23)
A soft-hearted politician finds himself alternately cajoled and blackmailed into helping a young woman who has broken out of a reform school along with her "friends."
13516Racket Girls
With short: Are You Ready for Marriage?
1951, B&W, Globe Roadshows, USANovember 26, 1994 (1994-11-26)
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.
13617The Sword and the Dragon
(Ilya Muromets)
1956, Color, Mosfilm, USSRDecember 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)
Barbarians attack Russia in the 13th century, but a valiant man fends off the hordes with wisdom.
13718High School Big Shot
With short: Out of This World
1959, B&W, Filmgroup, USADecember 10, 1994 (1994-12-10)
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.
13819Red Zone Cuba
(Night Train to Mundo Fine)
With short: Speech: Platform, Posture, and Appearance
1966, B&W, Hollywood Star, USADecember 17, 1994 (1994-12-17)
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.
13920Danger!! Death Ray
(Il raggio infernale)
1967, Color, Leda Films/Meteor Film, Spain/ItalyJanuary 7, 1995 (1995-01-07)
Agent Bart Fargo must save both a stolen death ray and the scientist who created it from an evil organization.
14021The Beast of Yucca Flats
With shorts: Money Talks! and Progress Island USA
1961, B&W, Crown International, USAJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
A defecting Russian scientist 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 promoting the importance of a budget, and Progress Island USA, a 1973 film meant to lure investors to Puerto Rico.
14122Angels Revenge
(Angels' Brigade)
1979, Color, Arista, USAMarch 11, 1995 (1995-03-11)
Seven women fight drug dealers.
14223The Amazing Transparent Man
With short: The Days of Our Years
1960, B&W, AIP, USAMarch 18, 1995 (1995-03-18)
A mad scientist gives the power of invisibility to a convict, 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.
14324Samson vs. the Vampire Women
(Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro)
1962, B&W, AIP-TV, MexicoMarch 25, 1995 (1995-03-25)
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 (1995–96)[edit]

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1441Night of the Blood Beast
With short: Once Upon a Honeymoon
1958, B&W, AIP, USANovember 23, 1995 (1995-11-23) (701T)
February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03) (701)
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.
An alternate version of this episode, featuring Thanksgiving-themed host segments, premiered during the "Turkey Day" marathon on November 23, 1995. The primary version of the episode was broadcast on February 3, 1996. The riffing on the short and film is the same in both versions of the episode.[8] First episode with Pearl Forrester as a regular character.
1452The Brute Man
With short: The Chicken of Tomorrow
1946, B&W, PRC, USAFebruary 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)
A disfigured man takes revenge on the college pals he believes caused his condition.
The short is a documentary-style examination of chicken farming.
1463Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell
(Deathstalker III: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell)
1988, Color, Concorde Pictures, USA/MexicoFebruary 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)
The medieval adventures of a sardonic hero, on a quest for three magical stones, who battles the evil sorcerer Troxartes, ruler of Southland.
1474The Incredible Melting Man1977, Color, AIP, USAFebruary 24, 1996 (1996-02-24)
An astronaut is exposed to radiation and turns into a mindless, violent, melting monster.
1485Escape 2000
(Fuga dal Bronx)
1983, Color, FGH/Filmco Ltd/Hemdale, ItalyMarch 2, 1996 (1996-03-02)
An evil corporation wants to raze and rebuild the Bronx, and secretly attempts to kill its obstinate residents. A band of rebels fights back.
Last episode of the original series to feature viewer letter readings.
1496Laserblast1978, Color, Selected Pictures, USAMay 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)
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.
Trace Beaulieu's last episode; Last episode broadcast on Comedy Central.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)[edit]

FilmFilm detailsRelease Date
This Island Earth1955, Color, Universal-International, USAApril 19, 1996 (1996-04-19)
A scientist joins a secret research project run by a group of aliens, who need his help to save their dying planet.

Season 8 (1997)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
1501Revenge of the Creature1955, B&W [3-D], Universal, USAFebruary 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
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. First episode for the Sci-Fi Channel.
1512The Leech Woman1960, B&W, Universal, USAFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
An alcoholic middle-aged woman discovers the secret to renewed, but temporary, youth from an African tribe. She steals the tools used in the ritual and returns to America, killing men to maintain her youth.
1523The Mole People1956, B&W, Universal, USAFebruary 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)
Archaeologists find a lost civilization underground, where the title characters are enslaved by an ancient race of Sumerian albinos.
Guest appearance by football player Robert Smith, then of the Minnesota Vikings.
1534The Deadly Mantis1957, B&W, Universal, USAFebruary 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)
An Arctic earthquake causes a giant praying mantis to invade Washington, D.C. and New York City.
1545The Thing That Couldn't Die1958, B&W, Universal, USAMarch 1, 1997 (1997-03-01)
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 (aka "Brain Guy").
1556The Undead1957, B&W, AIP, USAMarch 8, 1997 (1997-03-08)
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.
1567Terror from the Year 50001958, B&W, AIP, USAMarch 15, 1997 (1997-03-15)
When a time machine brings her from 5200 A. D. to the present, a mysterious woman kills and hypnotizes her victims so that she can bring a man with her back to the future.
1578The She-Creature1956, B&W, AIP, USAApril 5, 1997 (1997-04-05)
A carnival mesmerist uses hypnosis on a woman to summon the spirit of a murderous female sea creature.
1589I Was a Teenage Werewolf1957, B&W, AIP, USAApril 19, 1997 (1997-04-19)
Michael Landon plays a high school kid who is hypnotized into becoming a werewolf.
15910The Giant Spider Invasion1975, Color, Cinema Group 75, USAMay 31, 1997 (1997-05-31)
Mutant spider eggs land on Earth via a meteor. They start hatching and terrorizing a small Wisconsin town.
16011Parts: The Clonus Horror1979, Color, Clonus Associates, USAJune 7, 1997 (1997-06-07)
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.
16112The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies1964, Color, Fairway, USAJune 14, 1997 (1997-06-14)
A couple of slackers stumble across a cult of monsters at an early 1960s carnival.
16213Jack Frost
1965, Color, Gorky Film Studios, USSRJuly 12, 1997 (1997-07-12)
Filmed version of the Russian Morozko fairy tale. A woman is forced to slave away, while a young man with the head of a bear must perform a good deed to reverse the curse.
16314Riding with Death
(Gemini Man: "Smithereens" and "Buffalo Bill Rides Again")
1976, Color, Universal TV, USA, Rated RJuly 19, 1997 (1997-07-19)
Two episodes of the short-lived series Gemini Man edited into one movie. INTERSECT agent Sam Casey, who can turn invisible at will, safeguards a super fuel additive and then takes on a saboteur.
Jim Mallon's last episode as Gypsy.
16415Agent for H.A.R.M.1966, Color, Universal, USAAugust 2, 1997 (1997-08-02)
An American spy protects a scientist from Russian agents.
Patrick Brantseg's first episode as Gypsy.
16516Prince of Space
(Yūsei Ōji)
1959, B&W, Toei Company/Walter Manley Enterprises, JapanAugust 16, 1997 (1997-08-16)
Superhero Prince of Space defends Earth from evil aliens, led by the Phantom of Krankor.
16617The Horror of Party Beach1964, B&W, 20th Century Fox, USASeptember 6, 1997 (1997-09-06)
A beach community is plagued by sea monsters created by radioactive waste dumped off the coast.
16718Devil Doll1964, B&W, Associated Film Distributors, UKOctober 4, 1997 (1997-10-04)
A ventriloquist turns to hypnosis to transfer a person's soul into his dummy.
16819Invasion of the Neptune Men
(Uchū Kaisokusen)
1961, B&W, Toei Company/Walter Manley Enterprises, JapanOctober 11, 1997 (1997-10-11)
A costumed hero in a flying rocket-car tries to save Earth from robot aliens.
16920Space Mutiny1988, Color, Action International Pictures, South AfricaNovember 8, 1997 (1997-11-08)
A space pilot helps the commander of a spaceship fight a mutiny led by the treacherous security chief.
17021Time Chasers
1994, Color, Edgewood Studios, USA, Rated PGNovember 22, 1997 (1997-11-22)
A 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.
17122Overdrawn at the Memory Bank1983, Color (Video), Starmaker Video, Canada/USADecember 6, 1997 (1997-12-06)
In an Orwellian future, a corporate employee discovers forbidden films inside the computers. He projects himself a rendition of Casablanca, and ends up leading a revolution.

Season 9 (1998)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
1721The Projected Man1966, Color, Universal, UKMarch 14, 1998 (1998-03-14)
A professor develops a teleporter, but it is later sabotaged. To prove it works, he teleports himself, with dire consequences.
1732The Phantom Planet1961, B&W, AIP, USAMarch 21, 1998 (1998-03-21)
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.
1743The Pumaman
(L'uomo puma)
1980, Color, ADM Films, ItalyApril 4, 1998 (1998-04-04)
A man learns he was born with special powers and becomes the superhero Puma Man. He fights the villainous Dr. Kobras, who uses an ancient mind-control mask in his attempts to rule the world.
(Arizona Werewolf)
1997, Color, Tozart Publishing, USAApril 18, 1998 (1998-04-18)
After digging up strange bones, a man becomes a werewolf.
1765The Deadly Bees1966, Color, Amicus, UKMay 9, 1998 (1998-05-09)
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.
1776The Space Children
With short: Century 21 Calling
1958, B&W, Paramount, USAJune 13, 1998 (1998-06-13)
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.
1787Hobgoblins1988, Color, Rick Sloane Productions, USAJune 27, 1998 (1998-06-27)
Several teens pursue aliens that escaped from a movie studio vault.
1798The Touch of Satan1971, Color, Futurama/Dundee, USAJuly 11, 1998 (1998-07-11)
A young man gets lost while driving, and becomes the guest of a young woman who turns out to be a witch.
1809Gorgo1961, Color, released 1961, MGM, UKJuly 18, 1998 (1998-07-18)
A sea monster appears off the coast of Ireland and is captured by circus men. When the monster is moved to London, its mother comes following; devastation ensues.
Guest appearance by Leonard Maltin.
18110The Final Sacrifice
(Quest for the Lost City)
1990, Color, Flying Dutchman/AIP Home Video, CanadaJuly 25, 1998 (1998-07-25)
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.
18211Devil Fish
(Shark rosso nell'oceano)
1984, Color, Filmes Internationale-Nuovo, ItalyAugust 15, 1998 (1998-08-15)
A group of Florida scientists discover a gigantic prehistoric shark.
18312The Screaming Skull
With short: Robot Rumpus
1958, B&W, AIP, USAAugust 29, 1998 (1998-08-29)
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, hallucinations from her own nervous condition... or something else.
In the short, Gumby programs robots to do his chores for him, with disastrous results.
18413Quest of the Delta Knights1993, Color, Ramsway JC, USASeptember 26, 1998 (1998-09-26)
A band of knights seek to defeat a malevolent ruler by locating a trove of magical inventions.

Season 10 (1999)[edit]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
1851Soultaker1990, Color, Pacific West Entertainment/Victory Pictures, USA, Rated RApril 11, 1999 (1999-04-11)
A group of teens are injured in a car wreck, and must elude their grim reaper and return to their bodies before time runs out.
Joel Hodgson and Frank Conniff guest star in the host segments.
1862Girl in Gold Boots1968, released 1969, Color, Geneni Film Distributors, USA, Rated RApril 18, 1999 (1999-04-18)
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.
1873[2]Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders1996, filmed 1984 & 1995, Color, Berton Films, USASeptember 12, 1999 (1999-09-12)
Using a series of flashbacks, a grandfather tells contemporary stories featuring the legendary wizard Merlin. One story features a book of spells, the other an evil toy monkey.
1884Future War1994, released 1997, Color, Cine Excel Entertainment/Silver Screen International, USAApril 25, 1999 (1999-04-25)
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.
1895Blood Waters of Dr. Z
1971, released 1982, Color, Barton Films, USAMay 2, 1999 (1999-05-02)
A Florida scientist turns himself into a catfish monster and attacks those who wronged him.
1906Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues
(The Barbaric Beast of Boggy Creek, Part II)
1984, released 1985; Color, Howco International Pictures, USA, Rated PGMay 9, 1999 (1999-05-09)
A professor and his students camp out in the rural Arkansas swamp, in hopes of finding a Bigfoot-like creature.
1917Track of the Moon Beast1976, Color, Lizard Productions, USA, Rated PGJune 13, 1999 (1999-06-13)
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.
1928Final Justice1985, Color, Arista Films, USA/Italy, Rated RJune 20, 1999 (1999-06-20)
A Texas sheriff goes to Malta in pursuit of the criminal that killed his partner.
(Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark)
1961, B&W, German TVJune 27, 1999 (1999-06-27)
A German television production of the Shakespeare play.
19410It Lives By Night
(The Bat People)
1974, Color, AIP, USA, Rated PGJuly 18, 1999 (1999-07-18)
A vacationing scientist is bitten by, and then begins turning into, a bat.
19511Horrors of Spider Island
(Ein Toter hing im Netz)
1960, B&W, Rapid-Intercontinental, West GermanyJuly 25, 1999 (1999-07-25)
A manager and his all-girl dance troupe survive a plane crash, only to find themselves on an island infested with mutated spiders.
With short: A Case of Spring Fever
1976, Color, AIP/MGM, USA, Rated R/1940, B&W, Jam Handy, USA[9]August 1, 1999 (1999-08-01)
Intelligent, flesh-eating worms attack the residents of remote Fly Creek, Georgia.
The cult short follows a hapless man whose wish – that springs didn't exist – is granted by a magical creature who aims to teach him a lesson.
(Danger: Diabolik)
1968, Color, Paramount, Italy/France, Rated PG-13August 8, 1999 (1999-08-08)
The skilled thief Diabolik performs daring heists, culminating in the theft of $10 million, an 11-emerald necklace, and twenty tons of gold.
Final episode of the original series. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett, Mary Jo Pehl, and Patrick Brantseg's final episode as series regulars.

Season 11 (2017)[edit]

The fan-funded eleventh season of the series is listed by Netflix as Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return.

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
1981Reptilicus1961, Color, Saga Studios, DenmarkApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Danish miners discover the frozen tail of a giant reptile. When the tail is allowed to thaw, it regenerates into the monster "Reptilicus," which proceeds to wreak havoc in Copenhagen.
First episode for Netflix. First appearances of Jonah Ray as Jonah Heston, Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester, and Patton Oswalt as Max. First episode with Hampton Yount as Crow T. Robot, Baron Vaughn as Tom Servo, and Rebecca Hanson as Gypsy.
Wil Wheaton and Erin Gray guest star. Features a song composed by Paul and Storm.
1992Cry Wilderness1987, Color, Visto International, USA, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Young Paul tries to protect his father from a prophesied danger while also hiding a Bigfoot-type creature from a poacher.
Guest appearances by Mary Jo Pehl as Pearl Forrester, Bill Corbett as Observer, and Kevin Murphy as Professor Bobo.
2003The Time Travelers1964, Color, AIP, USAApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
A group of scientists step into a time portal and end up stuck in the year 2071, where the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Elliott Kalan and Joel Hodgson guest star.
2014Avalanche1978, Color, New World Pictures, USA, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Vacationers in the Rocky Mountains find themselves trapped following an avalanche and must find a way to survive and escape.
Neil Patrick Harris guest stars.
2025The Beast of Hollow Mountain1956, Color, United Artists, USAApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
An American rancher in Mexico falls in love with an engaged woman, fights her jealous fiancé, and is forced to confront a mysterious creature which is preying on his cattle.
2036Starcrash1978, Color, New World Pictures, USAApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
A smuggler is tasked to lead a team in a quest across the galaxy to find and prevent the use of an apocalyptic weapon.
Jerry Seinfeld guest stars.'
2047The Land That Time Forgot1974, Color, AIP, UK/USA, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
During World War I, British and American P.O.W.s take over a German U-boat and accidentally steer it toward a mysterious, uncharted, prehistoric land.
2058The Loves of Hercules1960, Color, Grandi Schermi Italiani, Italy/FranceApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
After his wife is murdered, Hercules goes on a series of adventures centered around the treachery of the evil Licos.
2069Yongary, Monster from the Deep1967, Color, AIP, South Korea, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
A bomb awakens the monster Yongary, which proceeds to attack Seoul, South Korea.
20710Wizards of the Lost Kingdom1985, Color, Trinity Productions, Argentina/USA, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
A young sire to a kingdom joins with a vagabond swordsman to reclaim his kingdom from an evil sorcerer.
20811Wizards of the Lost Kingdom II1989, Color, Concorde Pictures, Argentina/USA, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Only a teenage boy with magical powers can restore peace to three kingdoms after they are all overtaken by evil lords.
Guest appearances by Mary Jo Pehl as Pearl Forrester, Bill Corbett as Observer, and Kevin Murphy as Professor Bobo.
20912Carnival Magic1983, Color, Krypton Productions, USA, Rated GApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
A talented mind-reader and a super-intelligent chimpanzee help to save a small-time traveling carnival from going bankrupt.
Mark Hamill guest stars.
21013The Christmas That Almost Wasn't1966, Color, Childhood Productions, Inc., USA/Italy, Rated GApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Villainous Mr. Prune attempts to stop Santa Claus from delivering presents by threatening to evict him from the North Pole, but Santa gains the help of a caring lawyer to help circumvent Mr. Prune's demands.
Elliott Kalan and Joel Hodgson guest star.
21114At the Earth's Core1976, Color, AIP/British Lion Films, UK/USA, Rated PGApril 14, 2017 (2017-04-14)
Two scientists develop a drilling machine to bore through a mountain but inadvertently go off course and dig into an apparent paradise deep near the Earth's core.
Guest appearances by Mary Jo Pehl as Pearl Forrester, Bill Corbett as Observer, and Kevin Murphy as Professor Bobo.
Joel McHale and Paul Chaplin guest star.

Season 12 (2018)[edit]

The twelfth season, consisting of six episodes, was released on Netflix on November 22, 2018.[10] The season is presented as Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet.[11]

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
2121Mac and Me1988, Color, New Star Entertainment, United States, Rated PGNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
A wheelchair-bound boy and his family and friends help to protect an alien creature that has accidentally been brought to Earth.
2132Atlantic Rim2013, Color, The Asylum, United StatesNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
A squad of three giant mecha fight off giant sea creatures that are attacking the United States east coast.
2143Lords of the Deep1989, Color, Concorde Pictures, United States, Rated PG-13November 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
A group of scientists studying underwater habitation suffer several losses after an undersea earthquake and attacks from stingray-like creatures.
2154The Day Time Ended1979, Color, Compass International Pictures, United States, Rated PGNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
An extended family living in the desert has numerous encounters with alien creatures and time travel.
Guest appearance by J. Elvis Weinstein as Dr. Laurence Erhardt.
2165Killer Fish1979, Color, Fawcett-Majors Productions, Italy/France/Brazil, Rated PGNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
A jewel heist goes awry when a hurricane traps the thieves and other people in waters filled with deadly piranha.
2176Ator, the Fighting Eagle1982, Color, Filmarage, Italy, Rated PGNovember 22, 2018 (2018-11-22)
The warrior Ator fights to rescue his lover from a spider-worshipping cult.
Guest appearance by J. Elvis Weinstein as Dr. Laurence Erhardt.

Season 13 (2022)[edit]

Demon Squad and Robot Wars were announced early as the first two films to be featured in Season 13;[12] H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come, The Batwoman, Santo in the Treasure of Dracula, Doctor Mordrid, Gamera vs. Jiger, Munchie, The Bubble, The Mask 3D, The Christmas Dragon, Beyond Atlantis and The Million Eyes of Sumuru were announced during the Turkey Day Marathon on November 25, 2021, Million Eyes having appeared over thirty years prior in the original KTMA season (albeit in an edited-for-content version) and is also featured as a video on demand from spiritual successor RiffTrax. Episodes are expected to roll out monthly throughout 2022, starting on March 4, culminating in The Christmas Dragon as a Christmas special and season finale.[13] Santo, Robot Wars, and Beyond Atlantis were shown in pre-release form as tests of the Gizmoplex to backers on the dates shown below, then were shown in their full form from May 6 to May 8, 2022.

No. in
FilmFilm detailsOriginal air date
2181Santo in the Treasure of Dracula1969, Color, Cinematográfica Calderón S.A., MexicoMarch 4, 2022 (2022-03-04) (prerelease)
May 6, 2022 (2022-05-06T2022) (public)
A Mexican wrestler/scientists develops a time-traveling device, learns of the treasure of Count Dracula, and prevents a rival scientist from stealing it.
2192Robot Wars1993, Color, Paramount Pictures, USA, Rated PGApril 1, 2022 (2022-04-01) (prerelease)
May 7, 2022 (2022-05-07T2022) (public)
2203Beyond Atlantis1973, Color, Dimension Pictures, Philippines/USA, Rated PGApril 29, 2022 (2022-04-29) (prerelease)
May 8, 2022 (2022-05-08T2022) (public)
2214Munchie1992, Color, New Concord, USA, Rated PGMay 27, 2022 (2022-05-27)
2225Doctor Mordrid1992, Color, Full Moon Entertainment, USA, Rated RJune 10, 2022 (2022-06-10)
2236Demon Squad2019, Color, Wild Eye Releasing, USAJune 24, 2022 (2022-06-24)
2247Gamera vs. Jiger1970, Color, Daiei Film Co. Ltd., JapanJuly 22, 2022 (2022-07-22)
2258The Batwoman1967, Color, Cinematográfica Calderón S.A., MexicoAugust 19, 2022 (2022-08-19)
2269The Million Eyes of Sumuru1967, Color, Warner-Pathe/American International Pictures, UKSeptember 2, 2022 (2022-09-02)
22710H. G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come1979, Color, International Film Distributors/Film Ventures International, Canada, Rated PGSeptember 30, 2022 (2022-09-30)
22811The Mask 3D1961, B&W [3-D], Warner Bros., CanadaOctober 28, 2022 (2022-10-28)
22912The Bubble1966, Color, Arch Oboler Productions, USA, Rated PGNovember 11, 2022 (2022-11-11)
23013The Christmas Dragon2014, Color, Highland Film Group, USADecember 16, 2022 (2022-12-16)

See also[edit]


1. Episode 104 was both the last episode of Season 1 to be produced and to air. Despite this, it was given the lower production number.[14]
2. Due to issues with the movie rights, Episode 1003 debuted a month after the series finale first aired.[15]


  1. ^ The Mystery Science Theater
  2. ^ "'Mystery Science Theater 3000' returns with new episodes in April". UPI. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Adams, Erik (September 25, 2018). "Exclusive: Mystery Science Theater 3000's new season gets a fitting premiere date on Netflix". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  4. ^ Jasper, Gavin (November 28, 2021). "MST3K Season 13: All The Movies, Details, and Release Date". Den of Geek. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  5. ^ Jasper, Gavin (November 28, 2021). "MST3K Season 13: All The Movies, Details, and Release Date". Den of Geek. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  6. ^ Jasper, Gavin (May 1, 2021). "MST3K: Joel Hodgson Reveals the Secrets of the Gizmoplex, Teases "the Next Manos"". Den of Geek. Retrieved November 29, 2021.
  7. ^ Film: The Home Economics Story|Lecture Series|Iowa State College
  8. ^ "Episode guide: 701 and 701T- Night of the Blood Beast (with short: 'Once Upon a Honeymoon') « Satellite News". Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  9. ^ Boschen, Jonathan A. (March 16, 2016). "Jam Handy's "A Case Of Spring Fever" (1940)". Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  10. ^ Adams, Erik (September 25, 2018). "Exclusive: Mystery Science Theater 3000's new season gets a fitting premiere date on Netflix". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  11. ^ Rife, Katie (November 12, 2018). "Jonah and the 'bots "binge the unbingeable binge" in the MST3K: The Gauntlet trailer". The A.V. Club. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  12. ^ We Now Know the First Two Movies That Will be Featured on MST3K Season 13 - Paste Magazine
  13. ^ Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reveals Season 13 Movies | Collider
  14. ^ "Episode guide: 104- Women of the Prehistoric Planet « Satellite News". Retrieved November 28, 2016.
  15. ^ "Episode guide: 1003- Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders « Satellite News". Retrieved December 15, 2016.

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