Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, was an American cult television comedy series created by
Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. that ran from 1988 to 1999. It featured a man and his robot sidekicks
who are trapped on a satellite in space and forced to watch a selection of terrible movies. The premise of the show
is that the crew provide a running commentary of the film, making fun of its flaws, in a ‘peanut gallery’ style.
After 199 episodes over an 11-year span, Mystery Science Theater 3000 officially closed their theater doors in

Now called The Film Crew, their first release in almost a decade – “Hollywood After Dark” – is the epitome a 1960’s B-movie. The film is about a depressed man who gets persuaded into assisting some strip-club owning gangsters with a seaside robbery. In the meantime, he falls in love with one of the strippers- who happens to be a younger Rue McClannahan (Blanche from TV’s Golden Girls) – forced to strip in Hollywood nightclubs to pay her rent.

The film has plenty of joke opportunities, and the crew takes full advantage of this. Not only are their comments still hillarious, the movie is corny enough for you to create your own ridiculous narrative. The only difference in this new release is that there are no silhouettes of the ‘narrators’ on-screen.

MST3K won a Peabody Award in 1993, for “producing an ingenious eclectic series”: “With a gamet of television references
Mystery Science Theater 3000′ brings clever writing with wonderfully terrible B-grade movies”.

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