CINEMA: ROBOCRITICS TAKE FLIGHT

CABLE'S COOLEST TALK-BACK SHOW IS GOING INTO THEATERS AND BOOKSTORES--AND OFF THE AIR

The show is a cherished TV institution. It boasts a fan club of 60,000 fervent viewers, many of them high school graduates. In 128 two-hour episodes, it has consistently delivered the most sophisticated (and some of the loopiest) humor on the tube. Really, it's one of the best reasons to be alive in the '90s. And now, after seven years on cable TV, Mystery Science Theater 3000--the show about the guy and the two robots who watch cheesy movies and make jokes about them--is spinning off into a book, a CD-ROM, a series of videocassettes and its very own major motion...

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