The Sci-Fi Channel Era
1997 - 1999

Items associated with the Sci-Fi Channel (SFC) episodes and era are included in the collection below.

1. Glossy proofs for the original Sci-Fi Channel ads announcing they had picked up MST3K.  The third picture was not used in many trade journals.  I included a close-up of the text of each.

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2. Large (2'x3') character posters from the walls of the Best Brains Studio in Eden Prairie, MN
    These were purchased at the on-site auction of the BBI Studios in June 1999.  You can see three of the posters in the picture on the right.

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3. Press kit season 8

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4. The Thing That Couldn't Die (805) script - autographed for a charity function
        The draft copy of episode 805 given to a local Minneapolis charity to auction off.  This episode introduced the Observer characters.

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5. SFC Promotional Card Set was released during season 8 (1997).   The parallelogram-shaped cards had foil fronts and advertised various shows currently on the SFC.

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6. Rhino video unbuilt 3-Pack boxes.

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7.  Autographed copies of Here Comes the Big People comics sent to me by Trace Beaulieu, Sept 1997.


8.  Bot Builder Booklet early proof copy.  Cover and contents different from final product.  c. Feb 1998
The Bot Builder Booklet and the envelopes and stationary shown below were all designed by illustrator Gary Glover.
          A. Early proof copy cover;  B. Cover of final version

   A.     B.

9.  Early proofs for Best Brains, Inc envelopes.  Feb 1998
A. First color proof; B. Grey scale proof; C. Final BBI envelope (note: after BBI moved in July 1999 they simply crossed out the address)

A. B.


10.  Early proofs for Best Brains, Inc stationary.  Feb 1998
            Note: a version of the stationary was eventually sold by Best Brains starting with the Holiday 2000 merchandise catalog.
            A. Early color proof; B. Second color proof; C. Final BBI stationary; D. After BBI moved in July 1999 they used this plain version.

   A. B.

    C.        D.

11. Press kit season 9

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12. Episode screener The Projected Man (901).  Note: This tape has the original unusual theater sound effect.

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13. Episode screener Phantom Planet (902)

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14. SFC Advertising Kit, including screener tape of Academy of Robots' Choice Award Special
        This sales kit was issued between season 8 and 9 and includes a complete, commercial free screener of the Academy of Robots' Choice Awards.

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15. SFC T-Shirt

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16. Leather-sleeved Jacket, Sci-Fi logo on front/ MST logo on back


17. Sci-Fi Channel Catalog from Fall 1998, featuring MST on the cover.


18. Tom Servo/ Kevin Murphy autographed post card.
    This card was sent to me as thanks for sending an interesting video to a BBI staff member.

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19. Prototype Tom Servo statue used as model for Moore Creations
    The copy of Tom on the left is supposedly a prototype version that has slightly different coloring, no crystal globe or printing on the bottom.

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20. Moore Creations catalogue featuring Tom Servo and Crow statues

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21. Moore Creations ad from a modelers trade journal, c. 1999


22. Joel's coloring book issued in March 1999 to promote his new company Visual Story Tools.

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23. Final tours of BBI Studios were conducted on 3/26/99.  Barb Tebben had some glossy hand outs for keepsakes.

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24. Just for the heck of it here are a few of my own items from my trip to Minneapolis for the last Best Brains Studio tour.  3/25/99-3/28/99
     Airline receipt ($581 round trip!), receipt for VHS of Werewolf I picked up at the Mall of America Suncoast Video, ticket from Underwater World also at the Mall, had some decent BBQ that night, boarding pass for the trip back.   By the way three nights at the Hampton Inn - Eden Prairie cost another $246.
25. Press kit season 10

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26. Episode screener Soultaker (1001)

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27. eBay auction announcement postcard mailed out by Best Brains

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28. eBay item certificates signed by Jim Mallon and Beth "Beez" McKeever

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29. Squirm w/ A Case of Spring Fever (1012) unedited theater segment tape
    This is one of the tapes that was mistakenly sold during the on-site auction at Best Brains Studio in June 1999 before the episode had aired.

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30. Diabolik (1013) Script
        This is a draft copy of the final script.  Notice that the final scene would still need to be fleshed out some.

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31. Press kit final episode
        This press kit is identical to the Season 10 kit except that the picture of Mike and the bots references the air date of the final episode.

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32. Episode screener Diabolik (1013)

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33. Daily Variety advertisement print, t-shirt and hat sent to contributors by the Satellite News

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34. Freaks & Geeks Script
        Not only was the show produced by J. Elvis "Josh" Weinstien, but also occasionally starred Joel Hodgson and Trace Beaulieu.  This episode included Trace as science teacher Hector Lacovara who introduced the visiting Vice-President elect George Bush at a student assembly.

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35.  Freaks & Geeks Rough Cut Publicity Screeners
These are original NBC screeners sent out for upcoming episodes.  Girlfriends and Boyfriends featured Trace and Looks and Books featured Joel.


36. MST3K: The Model autographed assembly instructions

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37. SFC Era magazines

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Winter 97
Videoscope #21
Winter 97
TV Week - Chicago
The Cable Guide
Feb 97
Femme Fatales
Feb 97
Feb 97
Sci-Fi Entertainment
Feb 97
TV Guide
Very negative article about MST Brain That Wouldn't Die review   New MST3K: 3000 Reasons
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Kim Catrall on MST3K Behind the scenes
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New on Sci-Fi
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3 items: Hits & Misses, Saturday Guide and Cable Close Up
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Entertainment Weekly
TV Guide
Entertainment Weekly
TV Guide
Entertainment Weekly
Rolling Stone
Entertainment Weekly
Apr 97
MST debuts on Sci-Fi Channel Full page B&W Servo ad Small Servo ad on page 52
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Comet Relief - mentions Rocky Jones Full page Crow ad on page 55 Full page Sci-Fi Channel ad with Crow Small Crow ad on page 55
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TV Guide
Sep 97
TV Guide
Sci-Fi Entertainment
Nov 97
TV Guide
Videoscope #25
Winter 98
Cult-TV (British)
March 98
Sci-Fi Entertainment
Apr 98
Blockbuster Review plus great pic of Mike & Bots as MIB
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Blockbuster Review Crossword: MST Bot (CROW) MST goes to UK
(pics I, J, K)
MST listed as CableACE nominee Unearthly VHS review TV Choice Saturday - MST
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Full page Best Buy ad
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Videoscope #27
Summer 98
Young Justice #1
Sep 98
Videoscope #28
Fall 98
Entertainment Weekly
TV Guide
Nov/Dec 98
Videoscope #29
Winter 99
Sci-Fi Entertainment
Feb 99
3 video reviews First of many MST references in 55 issue run through May 2003 3 video reviews Top 10 worst SF movies Crossword: MST3K's Tom (SERVO)   2 video reviews Article about MST model
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Sci-Fi Entertainment
Apr 99
TV Guide
Time Out New York
TV Week (Toledo, OH)
May 99
May 99
Daily Variety
Jul/Aug 99
10th Season starting OK, this is a stretch.   TV Guide 3000 and a Matt Groenig cover Joel interview Curtain falling on MST   Article about Futurama called Mystery Science Theater 3000 Save MST ad
(pics M, N)
Mike Nelson interview
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Videoscope #31
Summer 99
Empty Love Stories #2
Aug 99
Aug 99
TV Guide (Large Ed)
TV Guide
TV Guide
TV Star - Ventura, CA
The Final Daze A great interview with Kevin and Mike.  ONLY IN THE 2ND PRINTING. TV logo jumble includes MST planet logo MSTie Memories by Mike MSTie Memories by Mike
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MSTie Memories by Mike
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Their Last Awful Film  

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K. X.

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