Mystery Science Theater 3000 (re-imagining) refers to a "re-imagined" universe that debuted in 2003 and was based on the 1990s television franchise of the same name. While sharing the same name and general premise of the original program, the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 aims for a more "realistic" depiction of humans trapped in space and forced to watch bad movies. The new Mystery Science Theater 3000 is grounded in current events, and several episodes have made allusions (both subtle and explicit) to real-life issues, including depression, suicidal thoughts and the whole Tyler Perry enterprise.
Each episode begins with the following crawl:
- The Satellite of Love was created by man
- It was shot into space by mad scientists
- They send it cheesy movies
- And they have a plan
A janitor, a temp worker and an engineer -- each with a dark, terrifying secret -- wake up one morning within a spaceship. Before they can react, they are shot into space and placed in geosynchronous orbit over the South Atlantic. After reaching maximum altitude, the three -- referred to as "Robinson," "Servo" and "Gypsy" --receive a message from a mysterious corporation called "Gizmonics," telling them they have been brought together for an "experiment", and instructing them to enter a nearby movie theater. (more...)
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