MST3K Documentaries, Featurettes & BTS Videos

ShoutFactoryTV has a great collection of Backlot documentaries and featurettes, but you have to dig around a bit to find them all. Here are links to all of the MST3K-related episodes. If you have favorites that live on other sites or streaming services, please add them to the thread.


The History Of MST3K, Pt. 1
In part one of the complete history of MST3K, Joel and the rest of the crew discuss the show’s origins and the DIY feel of the early seasons.


MST3K 25th Anniversary, Part 1: The Characters
In part one of the complete history of MST3K, Joel and the rest of the crew discuss the show’s origins and the DIY feel of the early seasons.


MST3K 25th Anniversary, Part 2: The Crew
In part two of the complete history of MST3K, Joel and the rest of the team discuss the Satellite of Love crew.


MST3K 25th Anniversary, Part 3: Big Changes
Part three of the complete history of MST3K takes a look at the changes the series underwent throughout the course of its run, including the host and network shifts.


MST3K Turkey Day!
A compilation of new introductions for the infamous Turkey Day marathon as well as a nostalgic look back on the Comedy Central fan-favorite marathon of Mystery Science Theater.


Specific Episodes

StarCrash: Interview With Luigi Cozzi
Luigi Cozzi, creator of the Star Wars knockoff Starcrash, discusses the sript based off of a film he had never even seen at the time.


MST3K: Outlaw Of Gor Interview
Watch some in-depth interviews and get an inside look at the movie itself that is classically riffed in this Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.


MST3K: Santa Versus Satan
This episode of Backlot features an interview with some MST3K crew and other experts as they look back at this quirky Rene Cardona-directed movie and learn about things like Santa’s superhero powers, how to insult people at Christmas, and much more.


MST3K: Gorgo
A spinoff of the acclaimed King Kong film, Gorgo was a monster-from-the-sea movie with a European setting and strangely happy ending. In this look behind the making of the film, a movie that was later skewered in a fan favorite episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, you’ll learn how the Gorgo suit was created, why it’s a bad idea to send a monster to Paris and more!


MST3K: The Incredible Mr. Lippert
Check out the interesting career of Robert Lippert, the Hollywood producer known for cranking out budget cinema.


Gamera Marathon With August Ragone
A compilation of August Ragone’s introductions for each Gamera film throughout Shout! Factory TV’s Kaiju Movie Marathon.

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Nice find! Thanks for the links.

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Thank you so much for posting these!

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I’m curious about the sources for some of the clips pulled for the end of episode interviews used in some of the Vault Picks. In particular, who’s the guy at the end of Time of the Apes?

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August Ragone. The segment was from the Vol. 22 DVD.

Very cool stuff! Thanks, @MichaelRobertson!

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There’s “We Brought Back MST3K”. It’s on Amazon Prime Video.

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Aaaaah, thank you.