TV episodes The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes  

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List of the best Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes, as determined by voters like you. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Mystery Science Theater 3000 episodes of all time are. Fans of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

A factual list, featuring episodes like Devil Fish and I Accuse My Parents. What is the best Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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The Final Sacrifice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Final Sacrifice Jul 25 1998 Movie Plot: The story of a Canadian cult and a lost city. Intro: The bots loot the SOL during a power outage. Segment One: Pearl plans to take over the world one person at a time, starting with ...more

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Manos: The Hands of Fate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Manos: The Hands of Fate Jan 30 1993 Movie Plot: A family on a long car trip end up lost and at the house of the evil "Master". Also riffed was: The second part of the Chevy training film "Hired!" Intro: Joel ...more

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512 - Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
512 - Mitchell Oct 23 1993 Movie Plot: Mitchell is a cop who doesn't follow proper policy. He messes up everything in the movie yet manages to come out the hero. Intro: Joel shows the 'bots his toothpick Monticello model. ...more

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303 - Pod People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Pod People Jun 15 1991 Movie Plot: Alien beings hatch on earth after a meteor crash. On the SOL: The SOL hosts an art festival / The crew sings a nonsense song. In Deep 13: The Mads have a very lame Karaoke machine.

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904 - Werewolf is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Werewolf Apr 18 1998 Movie Plot: A man on a archaeological dig becomes a werewolf. Intro: Mike pretends to be James Lipton. Segment One: With the SOL in geosynchronous orbit, he uses a ladder to climb down to Earth. ...more

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820 - Space Mutiny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Space Mutiny Nov 07 1997 Movie Plot: A group of spaceship passengers rebel against the ship's captain. On the SOL: Mike gets a new set of encyclopedias to replace the old one that the 'bots kept complaining about / ...more

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I Accuse My Parents is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
I Accuse My Parents Sep 04 1993 Movie Plot: A teenager's dysfunctional family life leads him into trouble with a night club dancer and the mob. Also riffed was the short: "The Truck Farmer." Intro: Crow paints Servo ...more

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821 - Time Chasers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Time Chasers Nov 22 1997 Movie Plot: a Vermont based film made in 1991 about a college professor who creates a time-traveling plane and sells it to an evil cooperation. He finds that the cooperation uses the plane as a ...more

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Soultaker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Soultaker Apr 11 1999 Movie Plot: The souls of 4 teenagers are being hunted by a soultaker. Intro: The 'bots have a wet t-shirt contest. They don't seem to grasp the point, and leave Mike confused. Commercial sign ...more

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Boggy Creek II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Boggy Creek II May 09 1999 Movie Plot: A crew searches for a monster in an Arkansas swamp. Intro: The SOL has a cub scout meeting. Servo shows up in a Brownie uniform. Segment One: Pear is going to take over the world by ...more

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321 - Santa Claus Conquers the... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Dec 21 1991 Movie Plot: Santa is abducted by martians to bring joy to Mars. On the SOL: The 'bots make their Christmas lists / the Crew performs "A Patrick Swayze Christmas" / Joel looks through ...more

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816 - Prince of Space is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Prince of Space Aug 16 1997 Movie Plot: Only the hero Prince Of Space can save Japan from an evil alien attack. On the SOL: The SOL is sucked into a wormhole causing all sorts of things to happen, including Mike turning ...more

My Top 10 MST3K Episodes

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1011 - Horrors of Spider Islan... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Horrors of Spider Island Movie Plot: A man on a spelunking trip becomes a man-bat. Intro:The crew does some painting. Mike tests to see what different colors do to the 'bots emotions. Segment One: Pearl distracts the ...more

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407 - The Killer Shrews is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Killer Shrews Jul 25 1992 Movie Plot: Some scientists on an island accidentally create giant poisonous shrews. Also riffed was the short "Junior Rodeo Daredevils." On the SOL: Joel gives gifts to the 'bots / ...more

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301 - Cave Dwellers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Cave Dwellers Jun 01 1991 Movie Plot: Miles O'Keefe plays Ator, the caveman-ish hero of the future. Intro: The Crew and Magic Voice discuss changing their names. Segment One: Joel invents the Smoking Jacket. In Deep 13, ...more

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604 - Zombie Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Zombie Nightmare Nov 24 1994 Movie Plot: A girl escapes juvenile hall and holds a wealthy couple captive. On the SOL: Crow readies for a raid of Deep 13 / Crow goes to Deep 13 via the Umbilicus, but is caught by Dr. ...more

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K05 - Gamera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Gamera Dec 11 1988 Movie Plot: The people of Japan deal with the monster named Gamera. Intro: Crow volunteers to be frozen as the SOL's Christmas tree. Segment One: Joel wonders if he should freeze Servo as a lawn ...more

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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The Creeping Terror is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Creeping Terror Sep 17 1994 Movie Plot: A giant centipede-like alien attacks Earth. On the SOL: Servo becomes the satellite's security guard / the SOL is forced by the Mads to open a coffeehouse / Crow becomes a sovereign ...more

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1013 - Diabolik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Diabolik Aug 08 1999 Movie Plot: Worms overrun a southern town. Also riffed was the short: "A Case of Spring Fever." Intro: It's the annual SOL safety check, revealing that the SOL is a death trap. Segment ...more

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K17 - Time of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Time of the Apes Apr 02 1989 Movie Plot: Futuristic world where apes rule the planet. Intro: All of the Mads' transmissions are intercepted by Servo and Crow, leaving them wondering where Joel is. Segment One: The 'bots ...more

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1003 - Merlin's Shop of Mystic... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders Sep 12 1999 Movie Plot: A super spy tries to steal a large chunk of gold. Intro: Servo finds the SOL employee handbook, which is written in typical Forrester dictator style. Segment One: Pearl has hooked ...more

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Final Justice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Final Justice Jun 20 1999 Movie Plot: A Texas sheriff runs amok in Malta after a mobster who killed his partner. Intro: Servo ponders if the owner of a lonely heart is really better than the owner of a broken heart. ...more

The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played

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212 -Godzilla vs. Megalon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Godzilla vs. Megalon Jan 19 1991 Movie Plot: The Japanese monsters Godzilla and Megalon fight each other. Intro: The crew puts on a 60-minutes-type show. Segment One: The crew celebrates Halloween. In Deep 13, Dr. Forrester ...more

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Jack Frost is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Jack Frost Jul 12 1997 Movie Plot: A really weird Scandinavian movie about a woman whose ugly sister throws her out and she goes to Jack Frost for help to find her dream husband. On the SOL: Mike is the "Lord of ...more

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104 - Women of the Prehistoric... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Women of the Prehistoric Planet Feb 20 1990 Movie Plot: Giant scorpions who emerged from a volcano attack Mexico. Intro: The 'bots throw a party for Joel. Segment One: The Mads have mutated themselves in a lab accident: Dr. Erhardt now ...more

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110 - Robot Holocaust is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Robot Holocaust Jan 23 1990 Movie Plot: In the 1970's space race, a mission to the moon is not sabotaged by a spy and results in a couple getting married on the moon. Also riffed were the shorts: "Commando Cody: Radar ...more

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1005 - Blood Waters of Dr. Z is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Blood Waters of Dr. Z May 02 1999 Movie Plot: Dinosaurs attack LA looking for a cyborg. Intro: The 'bots figure out how many times a lady Gypsy is. Crow realizes that Mike is more feminine than Gypsy. Segment One: Pearl conducts ...more

The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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202 - The Sidehackers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Sidehackers Sep 29 1990 Movie Plot: A couple of sidehacking gangs get into a minor war of vengeance against each other. Intro: Joel tries to get the 'bots to go to bed. Segment One: Joel invents a Slinky named Getchen ...more

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Robot Monster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Robot Monster Jan 02 1990 Movie Plot: A post-apocalyptic movie about a robot named Ro-Man. The plot of this film is almost completely unfollowable. Also riffed was the short: "Commando Cody: Radar Men from the Moon, ...more

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404 - Teenagers from Outer Spa... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Teenagers from Outer Space Jun 27 1992 Movie Plot: Teens from outer space come to earth for the purpose of livestock grazing. On the SOL: Joel tries electroshock on Servo and Crow / the 'bots invent scratch-and- sniff report cards / ...more

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317 - Viking Women and the Sea... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Viking Women and the Sea Serpent Oct 26 1991 Movie Plot: Another Gamera movie about Japanese monster fighting each other. On the SOL: The Crew has a keg party / the Crew performs the Gamera theme song. In Deep 13: Frank states that he is a ...more

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316 - Gamera vs. Zigra is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Gamera vs. Zigra Oct 19 1991 Movie Plot: A teenage caveman. That's pretty much it. Also riffed were the shorts "Aquatic Wizards" and "Catching Trouble." On the SOL: The crew is bored during a rainy day / ...more

The Best Toddler Underwear For Your Kids

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108 - The Slime People is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Slime People Jan 09 1990 Movie Plot: A post-apocalyptic movie about a robot named Ro-Man. The plot of this film is almost completely unfollowable. Also riffed was the short: "Commando Cody: Radar Men from the Moon, ...more

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501 - Warrior of the Lost Worl... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Warrior of the Lost World Jul 24 1993 Movie Plot: Hercule and Ulysses go on a quest to find the Golden Fleece. On the SOL: The Crew tries to improvise a skit / Tom, Joel, and Crow unveil "Instant Karma." / Two Amazon Women ...more

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410 - Hercules Against the Moo... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Hercules Against the Moon Men Aug 22 1992 Movie Plot: Hercules is sent to stop an evil force in a mountain that has been demanding sacrifices. On the SOL: Crow and Servo run away / the Crew does a knife trick / the Crew sing about ...more

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1012 - Squirm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Squirm Aug 01 1999 Movie Plot: A group of exotic dancers are stranded on an island where a radioactive spider threatens to kill them. Intro: Crow writes a newspaper column. Segment One: Pearl has moved the castle ...more

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1007 - Track of the MoonBeast is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Track of the MoonBeast Jun 13 1999 Movie Plot: A crew searches for a monster in an Arkansas swamp. Intro: The SOL has a cub scout meeting. Servo shows up in a Brownie uniform. Segment One: Pear is going to take over the world by ...more

Things You Always Forget

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113 - The Black Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Black Scorpion Feb 13 1990 Movie Plot: A 1950s teen angst movie about youths in a prison farm. Intro: Tom is infected with a tape worm. Segment One: Joel invents a pipe with a smoke detector and sprinkler system built in. ...more

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111 - Moon Zero Two is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Moon Zero Two Jan 30 1990 Movie Plot: In a postapocalyptic world, the human population is controlled by an evil force known as the Dark One. Also riffed was the short: "Commando Cody: Radar Men from the Moon, part ...more

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106 - The Crawling Hand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Crawling Hand Dec 26 1989 Movie Plot: Bela Lugosi plays a mad scientist who steals bodies for evil experiments. Also riffed was the short: "Commando Cody: Radar Men from the Moon, part 3." Segment One: Dr. ...more

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309 - The Amazing Colossal Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Amazing Colossal Man Aug 03 1991 Movie Plot: A man grows to giant size after getting too close to a nuclear blast. On the SOL: Crow and Tom won't let Joel into their cardboard fort / the crew tries to think of things to do if ...more

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403 - City Limits is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
City Limits Jun 20 1992 Movie Plot: Teenagers are the only survivors in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. On the SOL: The crew plays with leftovers / the 'bots try to perform a scene from "Mannequin" / Servo and ...more

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614 - San Francisco Internatio... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
San Francisco International Nov 19 1994 Movie Plot: An Ed Wood movie about murders and a porno racket. Also riffed was the short "Keeping Clean and Neat." On the SOL: The boys throw Gypsy a shower / Frank sends a letter to ...more

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112 - Untamed Youth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Untamed Youth Feb 06 1990 Movie Plot: In the future, on the moon, an astronaut is hired by a millionaire to capture an asteroid made of sapphire. Intro: Joel explains the show's premise. Segment One: The Mads invent ...more

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605 - Colossus and the Headhun... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Colossus and the Headhunters Aug 20 1994 Movie Plot: A boy is brought back from the dead to seek revenge on his killers. On the SOL: Secret Service agents Crow and Tom Servo protect Mike / the crew does some good voodoo / Servo runs ...more

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109 - Project Moon Base is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Project Moon Base Jan 16 1990 Movie Plot: Subterranean monsters invade Los Angeles. Also riffed was the short: "Commando Cody: Radar Men from the Moon, part 6." Intro:: Crow turns out to ba a chipper, morning ...more

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814 - Riding with Death is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Riding with Death Jul 19 1997 Movie Plot: A 1970s movie about a secret government agent. On the SOL: Mike tries cooking / Servo does a tribute to the seventies. Thats the 70s AD, not the 1970s / Servo becomes a trucker / the ...more

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The Beginning of the End is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
The Beginning of the End Nov 25 1993 Movie Plot: Chicago is attacked by giant grasshoppers. Intro: The SOL gets a call from an upset lady looking for her husband. Segment One: In Deep 13, Dr. Forrester has invented the re-comfy ...more

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1009 - Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes
Hamlet Jun 27 1999 Movie Plot: A Texas sheriff runs amok in Malta after a mobster who killed his partner. Intro: Servo ponders if the owner of a lonely heart is really better than the owner of a broken heart. ...more