The Epicurean History of MST3K
What follows is a very detailed history of Mystery Science Theater 3000. It is the result of years of my own investigation with input from many sources including the Satellite News website.
I've tried to give as many specific dates and places as possible and I've added lots of pictures to help bring it to life.
Here are quick links to the history pages:
Pre-History: Where all this came from (3527 BC 11/23/1988) KTMA: Testing out the premise (11/24/1988 11/17/1989) Season 1: The Comedy Channel (11/18/89 9/14/90) Season 2-5.5 a: Joel (eventually) on Comedy Central Part 1 (9/15/90 6/5/92) Season 2-5.5 b: Joel on Comedy Central Part 2 (6/6/92 10/29/93) Season 5.5-7 a: Mike on Comedy Central Part 1 (10/30/93 3/26/95) Season 5.5-7 b: Mike on Comedy Central Part 2 (3/27/95 6/23/96) Season 8-10 a: Mike on the Sci Fi Channel Part 1 (6/24/96 1/3/98) Season 8-10 b: Mike on the Sci Fi Channel Part 2 (1/4/98 9/12/99) The End 1: and Beyond (9/13/99 1/31/04) The End 2: Birth of the Spin-offs (1/31/04 12/31/07) The End 3: Moving Forward and Looking Back (1/1/08 12/31/09) The End 4: Expanding Horizons (1/1/10 12/31/11) The End 5: Busy, Busy, Busy (1/1/12 12/31/13) The End 6: Bringing Back MST3K (1/1/14 12/31/15) The End 7: Reunion and the New Cast Gets Active (1/1/16 12/31/16) The End 8: WeBroughtMST3KBack: Season 11 (1/1/17 12/31/17) The End 9: Highs and Lows: Season 12 (1/1/18 12/31/19) The End 10: The End Again? (1/1/20 12/31/20) The End 11: The Phoenix Rises Again (1/1/21 date)
Or, my traditional entry into the wonderful world of MST history:
To get you started I've created the following history "menu" to tempt your curiosity. Just click on a menu icon to go to each epoch.
Prepare to gorge yourself on what I hope is as much an enjoyable feast for the reader as it was a pleasure for me to prepare.
Let the Bacchanalia begin. BEEF!
Thanks, and remember to tip your waiter. In fact, push him right over.
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