Mystery Science Theatre 3000

Continuity mistake: When Mike first enters the theatre, he's wearing his exercise clothes, shorts and a college t-shirt. But when the film later breaks and Mike leaves the theatre, he's wearing his blue jumpsuit.

Continuity mistake: When Crow, Servo, and Mike are using the Interoceter, Servo gets zapped in the head a few times. One of the times, there is about a two second delay from when the animated laser hits him to when his head sparkles.

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Suggested correction: I watched this. It wouldn't necessarily start sparking the moment it hit him.

Brian Katcher

Continuity mistake: When Mike is using the manipulator arm, Manos, to pry the Hubble loose from the Satellite of Love, he wipes sweat off his brow. This causes the arm to peel a hole in the Hubble. If the arm was matching his movements, it would have turned the hand, and not peel open the hull.

Continuity mistake: When Mike and the Bots first contact alien Benkitnorf, he's just getting out of the shower in order to go meet his friends, so he cuts the transmission short. So why, 20 minutes later, is he still in the shower for the movie's ending?

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Visible crew/equipment: In Servo's room, Trace Beaulieu's hand is very visible operating Crow. Watch the bottom of frame when Crow approaches the Interocitor and says "Well, let's see what this baby can do." (00:48:00)

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Trivia: When Mike puts on the Manipulator Arms, you can hear Torgo's Theme from 'Manos: The Hands of Fate' for a bit in the background

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Question: This applies to the TV series as well as the Movie. How are the "watching the movie" segments filmed? Are they literally sitting in front of a large screen? In some of the TV episodes, Joel/Mike is seen pointing to something on the screen. And do they film each segment as one, or is it cut into different takes?

Gary O'Reilly

Chosen answer: They sit in front of a big screen -- or rather Joel or Mike sat. The puppeteers crouch down below the row of seats and hold up special black puppets to project the silhouettes. They did do takes for segments of the movies. I imagine it would be painful for the puppeteers to crouch for 90 minutes!

Carl Fink

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