Kinga Clayton Forrester is the lead scientist in the revived "Mystery Science Theater 3000" experiment. She is the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester and (according to Dr. Erhardt) Kim Cattrall[1], and is the granddaughter of Pearl Forrester.[2]


Kinga was aware of her father's experiments and was familiar with his associate, Dr. Laurence Erhardt. She grew up not knowing who her mother was, something she would not learn until an unexpected visit from Dr. Erhardt years later. She was pleasantly surprised by the revelation. Later, Pearl indicated that Kinga was around four years old when Clayton began his experiment with Joel. This would put Kinga's birth year circa 1984, the year that the first Police Academy movie (starring Kim Cattrall) was released.

Kinga was in command of Moon 13, a research station on the dark side of the Moon that serves as their lair. Her main assistant is Max, who likes to be called "TV's Son of TV's Frank". She is also aided by Synthia, a clone of her grandmother Pearl. At Moon 13, she commanded a team of minions known as the Skeleton Crew.

Kinga's main area of expertise appears to be chemistry (developing "Kingachrome Liquid Television", a liquid capable of delivering media), unlike her father who was primarily an engineer and biologist. She likely attended Gizmonic Institute and she almost always greets her test subjects with an Invention Exchange, a traditional Gizmonic greeting.

At the conclusion of Experiment #1206, Kinga and Max were caught in a movie theater trap that Jonah had devised. They had to watch the same bad movies that they had forced on the SOL crew. They eventually escaped, but Kinga was forced to destroy Moon 13, eschew the Skeleton Crew, and set up a new base of operations at Moon 1.


Unlike Clayton and Pearl, Kinga does not seem to want to rule the world. Kinga's main motivation for her evil experiments appears to be focused on the profits she can make. In addition to resuming her father's work in hopes of selling the show to Disney, she has also dabbled in multiple money-making ventures (via the Invention Exchanges) and has been known to attempt to cajole investors into putting money towards her work. However, she has yet to see any sort of monetary success from her actions.

By the time she relocated to Moon 1, Kinga seemed to have lost interest in the initial premise of the experiment. With the launch of the Gizmoplex and the Kingadome, she was apparently more interested in using the experiments to generate profit as entertainment, rather than attempting to drive individual test subjects insane.

Kinga's brand of "madness" is a bit different than that of her father and grandmother. While they were more traditionally mad, Kinga is more of an overbearing boss. She is constantly micro-managing, caring little for anyone else around her, readily demeaning and denigrating her lackeys, and having little originality, given her practice of stealing ideas for invention exchanges from Jonah (and in the case of the Mexican jumping bean-bag chair, Joel).

Kinga displays some capacity for affection and sensitivity. Her fondness for Neville Laroy seems genuine, and her tormenting of Jonah and Emily is based more on expediency than any personal animus towards them.

Behind the scenes[]

  • Felicia Day has apparently been a fan of the show since she was young and saw Joel Hodgson at a convention and "went up to get a picture with him because I wanted to rub it in my brother Ryon's face". This encounter inspired Joel to ask her to join the show.[3]
  • In developing the character, Joel Hodgson stated that the character needed to be able to be "both comedic and threatening... and if possible, both at the same time", "formidable woman in the Forrester family line", needed to have red hair since he "always felt the Forrester clan were from Scandinavian backgrounds" and "should be someone who could be threatening, and could have moments of true irrational rage". Joel met Felicia at the Salt Lake ComicCon and made an inquiry via Twitter as to whether she would be interested in joining the show. Her answer was, Yes pleassssssssss@sse".[4]
  • According to Joel Hodgson, the inspiration for Kinga came from the Dragon Queen character from the 1975 Chinese superhero movie Infra-Man, combined with Lucille Ball.[5]
  • Kinga first appeared (in character) in the video accompanying the Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 campaign's eighth update.



The Mads
Principal Dr. Clayton ForresterDr. Laurence ErhardtTV's FrankPearl ForresterProfessor BoboBrain GuyKinga ForresterMax
Secondary Gerry and SylviaDr. PeanutThe ObserversSynthia ForresterArdySkeleton CrewDr. Donna St. PhibesBonesyMega-SynthiaDr. KabahlM. WaverlyGrowler
Mirror Universe Mike NelsonCrow T. RobotTom ServoGypsy
Locations Gizmonic InstituteDeep 13Deep ApeThe WidowmakerObserver homeworldCamping PlanetAncient RomeCastle ForresterMoon 13Moon 1Deep Hurting