Mystery Science Theater 3000: Manhunt in Space
Space ranger Rocky Jones (Richard Crane) and his partner Winky blast off to find a gang of pirates who are preying on cargo rockets. They discover the thieves are working for the mysterious Queen Cleolanta in this space opera that's ripe for the MST3K treatment. While watching the film, the wisecracking space station crew debates the merits of black-and-white movies, at which point Tom Servo is dismayed to realize that he's color-blind.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Filmed in B&W and color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Mystery Science Theater 3000 is the very definition of a cult show: It's not for everyone, but those who like it really like it. Because the show's premise relies on an old movie being played as the main characters watch, iffy content can vary depending on which movie is the focus. Occasional scenes of violence or scantily clad women appear in these movies, but the humorous tone of the series lightens any heavy scenes. The humor runs the gamut from toilet humor to truly erudite geek jokes. Older teens, particularly those with a bent for sci fi, fantasy, and technology, can appreciate the show, though they may need a geeky, well-read mom or dad to explain a lot of the references.
- Sexual Content
- Largely depends on the movie being lampooned. Some are quite suggestive, i.e. lots of girls in scanty clothing and some implied sex. But since the shows originally aired on television, there is no nudity.
- Joel/Mike and the robots are imprisoned on the Satellite of Love but there's never a hint of any real menace. Some movies feature monsters and murders but the snickering commentary and frequent break-ins dispel any scariness.
- Depends on the movie being featured, but any curses stronger than "hell" are generally cut out. The mad scientists and the Satellite of Love denizens frequently mock each other, but that's more of a nerdy rank-out designed to display superior intelligence than true insult.
- Social Behavior
- If there's any message in this series, it's that being smart, witty, and a bit cynical can draw lots of laughs.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters in some movies may smoke, drink, or do drugs. Many movies do take place in a criminal milieu.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it