TV's Frank and Dr. Forrester

The Mads is the term the Satellite of Love crew members use to collectively describe their mad scientist captors. The Mads can be roughly divided into seven configurations (with a few extra additions due to circumstances) based around the central Mads present at the time:


Category:Season K and Season 1

Season 2 - 6

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

Professor Bobo, Brain Guy and Pearl Forrester.

  • Dr. Clayton Forrester

Season 7

Season 8 - 10

Season 11 - 12

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live - The Watch Out for Snakes! Tour

  • Kinga Forrester (recording)
  • Max (recording)
  • Synthia

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live - 30th Anniversary Tour

  • Synthia

Kinga Forrester and Max

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live - The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour

The MST3K LIVE Social Distancing Riff-Along Special

  • Mega-Synthia


Mirror Universe


  • While other characters such as The Space Children, the Ancient Romans, or the members of the Observers Hivemind interact with the Mads, they would not qualify as Mads themselves since they have no interest in or involvement with the Mads' experiment.

The Mads
Principal Dr. Clayton ForresterDr. Laurence ErhardtTV's FrankPearl ForresterProfessor BoboBrain GuyKinga ForresterMaxMega-Synthia
Secondary Gerry and SylviaDr. PeanutThe ObserversSynthiaArdySkeleton CrewDr. Donna St. PhibesBonesy
Mirror Universe Mike NelsonCrow T. RobotTom ServoGypsy
Locations Gizmonic InstituteDeep 13Deep ApeThe WidowmakerAncient RomeCastle ForresterMoon 13Moon 1