Best Brains, Inc. (first known as Hair Brain Productions) is an entertainment company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. It is the production company originally responsible for Mystery Science Theater 3000. MST3K ceased production in 1999 and the Best Brains studio was closed. Since then, the company's only functions were to sell MST3K-oriented merchandise and negotiate distribution, currently through Shout! Factory.
According to Joel Hodgson, the name "Best Brains" came from "...a phrase I found in a magic catalog. It was the old 'Vick Lawston' magic catalog. The copy read something like: 'from some of the Best Brains in the magic business!'"
On November 5, 2007, Jim Mallon and Paul Chaplin of Best Brains revived the MST3K brand by launching a new series of Flash-based animated shorts featuring the robots of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on the official website. The series was ended after four episodes were produced.
In 2015, it was announced that Shout! Factory had purchased all rights to Mystery Science Theater 3000 from Best Brains, Inc. for an undisclosed sum.
- Official Site for Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Best Brains, Inc.
- Tundra Man tour of Best Brains, Inc - Gallery