Shout! Factory’s Definitive Top 5 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes


Hiya Creeps! If you’re anything like the ol’ Ouija Board Kid, you prefer your classic drive-in entertainment in its pure, unadulterated glory; but sometimes you just need some larfs while watchin’ a nice slice of fried B-movie gold, and that’s where Mystery Science Theater 3000 has always come to the rescue!

Now if for some reason you’ve never heard of the show, or have never watched it and was wondering what episodes would be best to start with, our ol’ fiends at Shout Factory have provided a nice handy list of the Top 5 episodes the series has to offer! Read on (and click the lascivious link provided) to see what episodes made the cut!

The Definitive Top 5 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes

You really love your MST3K. When we asked you to tell us what you thought the single, all-time greatest episode is, we received thousands of responses on our social media pages. In 24 hours. So yeah, you love your MST3K. And we here at Shout! Factory do too! So with your help, along with a lot of super-scientific, double-blind experiments with only minimal amounts of human and robot testing, we discovered and compiled the definitive five greatest MST3K episodes of all time, accompanied by some of your comments. Find out what made the Top 5 here!

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9 thoughts on “Shout! Factory’s Definitive Top 5 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Episodes

  1. ddsw says:

    My top 5, worst to best:

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    Final Justice
    Space Mutiny

  2. It is very hard to pick just 5, but off the top of my head here at 6 I really like:

    – Beast of Yucca Flats
    – Gamera vs. Guiron
    – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    – Jack Frost
    – The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent
    – Master Ninja I

    I am sure in an hour I could pick this again and the list would be different.

  3. I should probably post mine (although I have plenty of match ups with both ddsw and the good ol’ Retroist)!

    – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    -Pod People
    – Final Sacrifice
    – Space Mutiny

  4. Spottedfeather says:

    Space Mutiny
    Quest Of The Delta Knights
    Riding With Death
    Deadly Mantis
    Merlin’s Shop Of Mystical Wonders
    Horrors Of Spider Island
    Prince Of Space
    Invasion Of The Neptune Men
    Final Sacrifice
    Screaming Skull
    Final Justice

    You’ll notice there’s no Joel…

  5. I’m with you on that one Spotted Feather, I generally prefer Mike myself! On a side note, I should have included Overdrawn at the Memory Bank…

  6. ddsw says:

    Oh how could I have forgotten Overdrawn at the Memory Bank. That’s a classic.

    Brain That Wouldn’t Die, Horror of Party Beach and Girl With the Gold Boots are good too.

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