Season 0 was seen only on one tv station, in the city where Mary Tyler Moore was going to make it if she could make it anywhere.
The Green Slime (1968)
A half-hour pilot featuring only a portion of the movie and some simple host segments; it was never aired. A primitive door sequence and what appears to be the opening host segment is featured in the MST3K Scrapbook tape available from Best Brains (see their website, last updated in the latter part of the 1990s)
For descriptions of the host segments of each episode, check out mst3kinfo.com
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1, INVADERS FROM THE DEEP, 11/24/88
2, REVENGE OF THE MYSTERIANS, 11/24/88
3, STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN 2, 11/27/88
4, GAMERA VS. BARUGON, 12/4/88
5, GAMERA, 12/11/88
6, GAMERA VS. GAOS, 12/18/88
7, GAMERA VS. ZIGRA, 12/31/88
8, GAMERA VS. GUIRON, 1/8/89
9, PHASE IV, 1/15/89
10, COSMIC PRINCESS (2 eps of Space 1999 syndicated as a movie), 1/22/89
11, HUMANOID WOMEN, 1/29/89
12, FUGITIVE ALIEN, 2/5/89
13, SST DEATH FLIGHT, 2/19/89
14, MIGHTY JACK, 3/5/89
15, SUPERDOME, 3/12/89
16, CITY ON FIRE, 3/19/89
17, TIME OF THE APES, 4/2/89
18, THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MARU, 5/7/89
19, HANGAR 18, 5/14/89
20, THE LAST CHASE, 5/21/89
21, LEGEND OF THE DINOSAUR, 5/28/89
***** Season 1 *****
The 1st 2 national seasons were on the Comedy Channel TV, CTV. Then CTV (which had to change its name anyway as Canadian TV was threatening to sue, eh?) got together with HA! (a competitor) and they merged to become Comedy Central, the single most powerful corporation in the world...ha ha ha ha...
101, THE CRAWLING EYE, 11/89
102, THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY (short: COMMANDO CODY & THE RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON, EPISODE 1), 12/89
103, MAD MONSTER (short: COMMANDO CODY, EPISODE 2), 12/89
104, WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET, 12/89
(No short as this episode was actually the last season-one episode taped)
105, THE CORPSE VANISHES (short: COMMANDO CODY, EPISODE 3), 12/89
106, THE CRAWLING HAND (no short), 12/89
107, ROBOT MONSTER (shorts: COMMANDO CODY, EPISODES 4 & 5), 1/90
108, THE SLIME PEOPLE (short: COMMANDO CODY, EPISODE 6), 1/90
109, PROJECT MOONBASE (shorts: COMMANDO CODY, EPISODES 7 & 8), 1/90
110, ROBOT HOLOCAUST (short: COMMANDO CODY, EPISODE 9), 1/90
111, MOON ZERO TWO (no short, from this point on there was usually not time for a short. The world may never know what finally happened to Commando Cody), 1/90
112, UNTAMED YOUTH, 2/6/90
113, THE BLACK SCORPION, 2/13/90
***** Season 2 *****
This season, a stinger was added to the end of the episode, usually the silliest line of the movie
201, ROCKETSHIP X-M, 9/22/90
202, THE SIDEHACKERS, 9/29/90
203, JUNGLE GODDESS (short: THE PHANTOM CREEPS, EPISODE 1, starring Bela Lugosi), 10/6/90
204, CATALINA CAPER, 10/13/90
205, ROCKET ATTACK USA (short: THE PHANTOM CREEPS, EPISODE 2), 10/27/90
206, THE RING OF TERROR (short: THE PHANTOM CREEPS, EPISODE 3), 11/3/90
207, WILD REBELS, 11/17/90
208, LOST CONTINENT, 11/24/90
209, THE HELLCATS, 12/8/90
210, KING DINOSAUR (short: X MARKS THE SPOT), 12/22/90
211, FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS, 12/29/90
212, GODZILLA VS. MEGALON, 1/19/91
213, GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER, 2/2/91
***** Season 3 *****
Episodes this season started with spoof of network stereo and closed-caption logos by starting each ep with "Turn down your lights" animating across bottom of screen
301, CAVE DWELLERS, 6/1/91
302, GAMERA, 6/8/91
303, POD PEOPLE, 6/15/91
304, GAMERA VS. BARUGON, 6/22/91
305, STRANDED IN SPACE, 6/29/91
306, TIME OF THE APES, 7/13/91
307, DADDY-O (short: ALPHABET ANTICS), 7/20/91
308, GAMERA VS. GAOS, 7/27/91
309, THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, 8/3/91
310, FUGITIVE ALIEN, 8/17/91
311, IT CONQUERED THE WORLD (short: SNOW THRILLS), 8/24/91
312, GAMERA VS. GUIRON, 9/7/91
313, EARTH VS. THE SPIDER (short: USING YOUR VOICE), 9/14/91
314, MIGHTY JACK, 9/21/91
315, TEENAGE CAVEMAN (2 shorts: AQUATIC WIZARDS and CATCHING TROUBLE, 11/9/91
316, GAMERA VS. ZIGRA, 10/19/91
317, VIKING WOMEN VS. THE SEA SERPENT (short: THE HOME ECONOMICS STORY), 10/26/91
318, STAR FORCE: FUGITIVE ALIEN 2, 11/16/91
319, WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST (short: MR. B. NATURAL), 11/30/91
320, THE UNEARTHLY (2 shorts: POSTURE PALS and APPRECIATING OUR PARENTS), 12/14/91
321, SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS, 12/21/91
322, MASTER NINJA I, 1/11/92
323, THE CASTLE OF FU-MANCHU (starring Christopher Lee), 1/18/92
324, MASTER NINJA 2 (actually 2 unrelated episodes of the tv series), 1/25/92
***** Season 4 *****
Season 4 and 5 started each episode with a fake Hollywood-type slate showing movie title and date episode was originally taped
401, SPACE TRAVELERS (1969, aka MAROONED), 6/6/92
402, THE GIANT GILA MONSTER, 6/13/92
403, CITY LIMITS, 6/20/92 (date on slate 3-92)
404, TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE, 6/27/92
405, BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET, 7/4/92
406, ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (short: UNDERSEA KINGDOM, EPISODE 1), 7/18/92
407, ATTACK OF THE KILLER SHREWS (short: JUNIOR RODEO DAREDEVILS), 7/25/92 (slate 5-92)
408, HERCULES UNCHAINED, 8/1/92
409, THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN (short: UNDERSEA KINGDOM, EPISODE 2), 8/15/92
410, HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN, 8/22/92 (slate 6-18-92)
411, THE MAGIC SWORD, 8/29/92
412, HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN, 9/12/92 (slate 7-15-92)
413, MANHUNT IN SPACE (short: an old b/w episode of GENERAL HOSPITAL, SEGMENT 1), 9/19/92 (slate 8-4-92)
414, TORMENTED, 9/26/92
415, THE BEATNIKS (short: GENERAL HOSPITAL, SEGMENT 2),
416, FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE, 11/26/92
417, CRASH OF THE MOONS (sequel to MANHUNT IN SPACE), starring the late great John Banner (short: GENERAL HOSPITAL, SEGMENT 3), 11/28/92
418, ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES, 12/5/92
419, THE REBEL SET (short: JOHNNY AT THE FAIR), 12/12/92
420, THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS, 12/26/92
421, MONSTER A-GO-GO (short: CIRCUS ON ICE), 1/9/93
422, THE DAY THE EARTH FROZE (strange foreign film about a witch who controls weather, and an unseen food known as sampo. If you know what sampo is, write it down on a piece of paper and try not to think about it. Short: HERE COMES THE CIRCUS), 1/93 (slate 12/17/92)
423, BRIDE OF THE MONSTER (short: HIRED! part 1), 1/23/93
424, MANOS, THE HANDS OF FATE (short: HIRED! part 2), 1/30/93 (slate 1/13)
***** Season 5 *****
501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD First shown: 7/24/93
502- HERCULES First shown: 7/17/93
503- SWAMP DIAMONDS (a Roger Corman classic, you can see lines on the bottom of the blue public swimming pool where fight scenes in the "swamp" were filmed)
with short: "WHAT TO DO ON A DATE"
504- SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON
First shown: 8/7/93
505- MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD
First shown: 8/14/93
First shown: 8/28/93
507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS
with short: "THE TRUCK FARMER"
First shown: 9/4/93
508- OPERATION DOUBLE 007
First shown: 9/11/93
509- GIRL IN LOVER'S LANE
First shown: 9/18/93
510- THE PAINTED HILLS starring Lassie under an assumed name
with short: "BODY CARE & GROOMING"
First shown: 9/26/93
First shown: 10/9/93
512- MITCHELL (the single best Joe Don Baker film ever seen here)
First shown: 10/23/93 Note: Gypsy overhears the Mads plotting to kill their temp-janitor Mike and thinks they're talking about Joel. Mike learns of a hidden escape pod, and gives Gypsy control. Joel is ejected in the escape pod, leaving behind a plaque and a final word (I like "The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao")... Forrester is furious...until Mike presents his time card & the Mads realize they have a replacement for Joel in space.
513- THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE
First shown: 10/30/93
514- TEEN-AGE STRANGLER
with short: "IS THIS LOVE?"
First shown: 11/7/93
515- WILD, WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN
with short: "CHEATING"
First shown: 11/13/93
516- ALIEN FROM L.A.
First shown: 11/20/93
517- BEGINNING OF THE END
First shown: 11/25/93
518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN
with short: "WHAT ABOUT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY"
First shown: 12/4/93
First shown: 12/11/93
520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE
with short: "LAST CLEAR CHANCE"
First shown: 12/18/93
521- SANTA CLAUS (Mexican, dubbed into English)
First shown: 12/24/93
522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE
First shown: 1/15/94
523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS
First shown: 1/22/94
524- 12 TO THE MOON
with short: "DESIGN FOR DREAMING"
First shown: 2/5/94
***** Season 6 *****
601- GIRLS TOWN
First shown: 7/16/94
602- INVASION U.S.A. with short: "A DATE WITH YOUR FAMILY"
First shown: 7/23/94
603- THE DEAD TALK BACK
with short: "THE SELLING WIZARD"
First shown: 7/30/94
604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE First shown: 11/24/94, Note: This ep was held from TV while it made the rounds of many college campuses during the fall of '94 as part of Comedy Central's "Fresh Cheese" tour. It was finally shown on Turkey Day with Adam West as in-studio host
605- COLOSSUS AND THE HEADHUNTERS
First shown: 8/20/94
606- THE CREEPING TERROR
First shown: 9/17/94
607- BLOODLUST (low-budget version of Most Dangerous Game starring the dad from The Brady Bunch)
with short: "UNCLE JIM'S DAIRY FARM"
First shown: 9/3/94
608- CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD
with short: "A DAY AT THE FAIR"
First shown: 10/1/94
609- THE SKY DIVERS
with short: "WHY STUDY THE INDUSTRIAL ARTS?"
First shown: 8/27/94
610- THE VIOLENT YEARS
with short: "YOUNG MAN'S FANCY"
First shown: 10/8/94
611- LAST OF THE WILD HORSES
First shown: 10/15/94, An all-time classic episode: The Mads send a matter-transference device to the SOL during an ion storm. The next thing we know, Tom & Gypsy find themselves in Star Trek's "Mirror-Mirror" universe where evil Mike & Crow are in charge of evil experiments...and it's Dr Forrester & Frank who are stuck watching bad movies
612- THE STARFIGHTERS
First shown: 10/29/94
613- THE SINISTER URGE
with short: "KEEPING CLEAN AND NEAT"
First shown: 11/5/94
614- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL (tv-movie version of "Airport")
First shown: 11/19/94
615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP
First shown: 11/23/94
616- RACKET GIRLS
with short: "ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE"
First shown: 11/26/94
617- THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON
First shown: 12/3/94
618- HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT
with short: "OUT OF THIS WORLD"
First shown: 12/10/94
619- RED ZONE CUBA
with short: "SPEECH: PLATFORM POSTURE AND APPEARANCE"
First shown: 12/17/94
620- DANGER! DEATH RAY (dubbed into English)
First shown: 1/7/95
621- THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS
with shorts: "MONEY TALKS!" & "PROGRESS ISLAND, U.S.A."
First shown: 1/21/95
622- ANGELS' REVENGE
First shown: 3/11/95, Note: Desperate for ratings, Dr. F. turns Mike & the bots into the cast of popular syndicated tv series "Renegade," little did anyone know MST3000 would be cancelled by Comedy Central the following year for low ratings...
623- THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
with short: "THE DAYS OF OUR YEARS"
First shown: 3/18/95
624- SAMSON VS. THE VAMPIRE WOMEN
First shown: 3/25/95
***** Season 7 *****
Season 7 started rather fitfully amid rumors that the series would or had been cancelled. Also, time was being spent producing a big-screen version of the show (see below), which premiered just one month before the last episode of season 7 and cancellation by Comedy Central. The first episode was rushed onto the air in time for Thanksgiving week, complete with Thanksgiving host segments. Later, perhaps with an eye toward reruns, the same movie became the first ep of the season with all-new host segments replacing the Thanksgiving ones, and new jokes during the movie
701(A)- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST
with short: "ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON"
First shown: 11/23/95
701(B)- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST
with short: "ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON"
First shown: 2/3/96
702- THE BRUTE MAN
with short: "THE CHICKEN OF TOMORROW"
First shown: 2/10/96
703- DEATHSTALKER AND THE WARRIORS FROM HELL
First shown: 2/17/96
704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN
First shown: 2/24/96
705- ESCAPE 2000
First shown: 3/2/96
First shown: 5/18/96, Note: this was not only the last ep on Comedy Central, it is significant in that it was a big-budget (relatively recent) Hollywood movie, and that Mike & the bots were merciless on Leonard Maltin's good review of it. Later, Maltin would join them for the host segment in the Sci-Fi channel series (of a movie that Leonard really likes but almost no one else does)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE "THIS ISLAND EARTH"
First seen in theaters: 4/19/96, This one has never been seen on either Comedy Central or the Sci-Fi channel, though it was shown on HBO or Showtime a while back.
The episode, which is less than 90 minutes long including the host segments and the movie, starts with a strange pounding sound. It seems one of the bots is in the spaceship's basement & is trying to dig a tunnel to Earth...
Mike Nelson's review of Mike Nelson in MST3000 the Movie