Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie ★★½ 1996 (PG-13)
Mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester (Beaulieu) maroons Mike Nelson on the Satellite of Love, forces him to watch bad movies, and monitors his reactions. Mike and his robotic pals, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot, save their sanity by wisecracking their way through the movies. Today's experiment is “This Island Earth,” an uncharacteristically semi-respectable flick. As regular viewers know, the jokes and snide remarks come fast and in bunches. Not all of them work, but the ones that do will be remembered and repeated often. Audience participation is inevitable. Weekend theme-party status is virtually assured. 73m/C VHS, DVD . Trace Beaulieu, James Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, John Brady; D: James Mallon; W: Trace Beaulieu, James Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, Mary Jo Pehl, Paul Chaplin, Bridget Jones; C: Jeff Stonehouse; M: Billy Barber.