BORN ON THIS DATE
1907: Gordon Bau, who did the make-up for the movie in episode 112- UNTAMED YOUTH.
1915: Monroe P. Askins, cinematographer for the movies in episodes 317- VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT and 420- THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS.
1920: Harold Sakata aka “Odd Job,” who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 304- GAMERA VS. BARUGON.
1928: Frank Guthke, assistant director of the movie in episode 1009- HAMLET.*
1936: Ron Masak, who played the sheriff in the movie in episode 706- LASERBLAST.*
1937: Chris Anders, who played Schloss in the movie in episode 815- AGENT FOR H.A.R.M.
DIED ON THIS DATE
EVENTS ON THIS DATE
This Date in MSTory is written and compiled by Steve Finley, Chris Cornell and Brian Henry. Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce This Date in MSTory items in any form without express written permission from the authors.
* = According to the IMBD this person is alive. If you can supply evidence that he or she has died, and when, please let us know.
** = If this appears next to a birthday, the IMDB indicates that the person has died, but the IMDB does not have a full death date (probably just a month and year or just the year he or she died). If you can give us the exact date (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.
** = If this appears next to a death date, the IMDB does not have this person’s full birthday. If you can provide it (with some sort of proof we can check), please let us know.
LOTS to read from…
Jim Gisriel has a video review
Know of any more? Post them in the comments…
And speaking of Kevin, he’ll be at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum as they show an all-night marathon of air- and space-related films. He’ll be riffing “Destination Moon” at 10 p.m. along with Phil “Bad Astronomer” Plait and two of the Museum’s own curators, David DeVorkin and Layne Karafantis.
Thanks to Kevin and everyone on the MST3K Reunion panel for the mst3kinfo.com shout out! I really was concentrating on other people’s questions and not thinking about any of my own.
Short: (1957) A college couple rushes into marriage, while another couple is taking their time.
First shown: 11/7/93
• And so the show tries to settle into a new routine, and largely succeeds. The movie is plenty riffable and the memorable riffs are plentiful. The host segments are still a little awkward, but the show ends on a real high note. It’s a sign of good things to come.
Due to rights issues with “Soultaker,” Shout! Factory has discontinued selling Vol. XIV. It’s still available at Amazon and other retailers, but unless the rights issues are resolved, once it’s gone, it’s gone. Get it while you can!
Thanks to alert reader Stargazer for the tip.
We were at the live show in Minneapolis. What was it like in your theater?
Kevin did a thing on RottenTomatoes.com where they coaxed out of him his five favorite movies. It’s a great read.
So, let’s hear it from you! What are your five favorites?
Me? Sigh. As he says, for anybody who loves movies, it’s hard, but here goes:
1. The Philadelphia Story–good God I love this movie. Nobody puts a foot wrong. By turns hilarious and very touching and everybody is great.
2. Mary Poppins–Yes, I said it. I’d say it again if I had to. The recent Saving Mr. Banks did a lot to justify it. Put aside your preconceptions and just let the artistry–and, yes, the whimsy–flow over you.
3. The Maltese Falcon–You’ve got to have one post-WWII hardboiled California gumshoe on any movie list and Samuel Spade is mine. Featuring the holy trinity–Bogart, Greenstreet and Lorre, each doing just what you want them to do.
4. Singin’ in the Rain–See it on the big screen and tell me you don’t love it. Hopelessly meta before anybody thought of such a thing, and the apex of what a studio can do. Gorgeous.
5. A Night at the Opera–Filmed just months before the untimely death of the great Irving Thalberg, everything that the Marx Brothers were was poured into this movie. Slightly sad, because they would never be this good again.
Satellite News is the official fan site for the Mystery Science Theater 3000 television series. It is endorsed by Satellite of Love, LLC but is an independent publication written and compiled by Chris Cornell (email@example.com) and Brian Henry (firstname.lastname@example.org). Satellite of Love, LLC does not maintain this web site, nor is it responsible for this site's content.
All content posted on Satellite News is copyright © 2016 by Chris Cornell and Brian Henry, except where otherwise noted. This Date in MSTory is written and compiled by Steve Finley, Chris Cornell and Brian Henry. Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved. Please do not reproduce This Date in MSTory items in any form without express written permission from the authors. Items of MST3K news may be duplicated or reposted, as long as Satellite News is cited as the source.
The views and opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of Satellite of Love, LLC. No warranty is expressed or implied that the information given herein is completely accurate, and in fact this information can and will change at any time. So there.
Mystery Science Theater 3000, its characters and situations are copyrights and trademarks of Satellite of Love, LLC.