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Mystery Science Theater 3000/Season Nine

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Season Nine
Mystery Science Theater 3000
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Season Premiere March 14, 1998
Season Finale September 26, 1998
Episode Count 13 + 2 specials
Notable Episodes 9x03 - Puma Man
9x07 - Hobgoblins
9x10 - The Final Sacrifice

Season Eight


Season Ten

Season Nine of Mystery Science Theater 3000 premiered on March 14, 1998. This season marked the beginning of the end for Mystery Science Theater 3000, as only thirteen episodes were ordered and the option for an additional nine episodes was not used. Shortly after the season ended, Sci-Fi Channel announced that the series had been cancelled and its tenth season would be its final one. The Best Brains crew didn't take the same measures they had used to save the show during the Comedy Central era and seemed content to let the show finally end. Best Brains gave a few final tours of their studios and began selling off props on eBAY after filming of the tenth season finished. The show celebrated its tenth anniversary on November 24, 1998.

In the ninth season, Mike and the Bots traveled through a worm hole with Pearl and her cronies in pursuit. This worm hole warped them all back to present day. The Satellite of Love stayed in orbit above the Earth while Pearl sent them bad movie from her base of operations in Castle Forrester. Season nine marks the first time a movie was ridiculed that was an acutal movie shown on the network and not one aquired specifically for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (9x13 - Quest of the Delta Knights). Leonard Maltin also showed up to defend his review of the movie Gorgo.


# # Title Airdate
172 1 The Projected Man March 14, 1998
SP7 SP Academy of Academy of Robots’ Choice Awards Special March 19, 1998
173 2 The Phantom Planet March 21, 1998
174 3 Puma Man April 4, 1998
175 4 Werewolf April 18, 1998
176 5 The Deadly Bees May 9, 1998
177 6 The Space Children June 13, 1998
178 7 Hobgoblins June 27, 1998
179 8 The Touch of Satan July 11, 1998
180 9 Gorgo July 18, 1998
181 10 The Final Sacrifice July 25, 1998
182 11 Devil Fish August 15, 1998
183 12 The Screaming Skull August 29, 1998
SP8 SP Second Annual Summer Blockbuster Review September 4, 1998
184 13 Quest of the Delta Knights September 26, 1998

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Seasons
Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 4 | Season 5 | Season 6 | Season 7 | Season 8 | Season 9 | Season 10 | Season Zero