On Friday July 10, 1992, at midnight, Mystery Science Theater Alive! was presented at the Uptown Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There was a second show, a family matinee, the following day, Saturday July 11, 1992, at 11:30am. Joel and The Bots riffed the film World Without End. This was a full-blown live production of the show with the cast appearing in-character (which included Mike Nelson as Jack Perkins). It was done as an experiment to test the waters for a live tour. Instead of original host segment breaks, the cast performed sing-a-longs to old favorites, such as Godzilla Genealogy Bop, Tibby, Oh Tibby, (Let's Have) A Patrick Swayze Christmas, and an MST3K-inspired cover of Lou Reed's Satellite of Love. Some clips from this event later appeared in The MST Scrapbook.

As part of the first ConventioCon ExpoFest-A-Rama, there was a new production of MST Alive! featuring the film This Island Earth, later riffed in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie. This took place Saturday, September 17, 1994, at the Historic State Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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