Mystery Science Theater 3000 Covers

Making your own MST3k cover
  1. Download a template
    I have made both Joel and Mike templates. Preview the Joel and Mike templates.
  2. Find the fonts
    The fonts I use are Romic (white), Amelie (yellow), Mirisch/Estro (black) and Motter Corpus (orange). They are commercial fonts so I can not offer them for download here.
  3. Find a good screen cap for the front
    You don't need to fill the entire front of the cover, you can just grab a couple of the "stars" and crop them like on the Manos cover.
  4. Find quotes from the episode that apply to the picture
    This step is rather hard so feel free to be like Rhino and make up a quote if you can't find a good enough quote
  5. Write up a mini review/blurb for the back
    This can be easy, just write a paragraph about how bad the movie is and maybe talk about a host segment. After the two paragraphs, put the episode number and the runtime and if it is color or black and white. The first paragraph is as follows:
    It's Mystery Science Theater 3000, America's only show that makes fun of really bad B-movies from the comfort of a spaceship floating above Earth. [Joel Hodgson|Mike Nelson], along with his mechanical companions, wisecracking Crow and well-read chick magnet Tom Servo, make suffering through Hollywood's worst films a breeze. Adding their own dialog, barrage of witty remarks and an occasional colorful skit, the next hour and a half will fly by like it were only 90 minutes. There's no ushers with flashlights, crying babies or women with big hair to spoil the fun.
  6. Plug and chunk
    Now take those and plug them into the template along with the title and the names of a few of the stars. I have put guides on the template to show you where, don't worry, they won't show up when you print. Also, underneath the title on the front put the following line:
    Join [Joel Hodgson|Mike Nelson], Tom Servo and Crow on The Satellite of Love!
  7. Add DAP/Rhino Logos
    If you are making a cover for a DAP encoded episode, here is their logo for the back.
    If you are making a cover for an episode released by Rhino, here is there logo for the spine and the back.
  8. You're done!
    Upload your cover site to my FTP to have it added! The address is and the login info is mst3k/upload
    Please use it only for submitting covers please!
    The FTP is down. E-mail them to me at my new address.