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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1893: Richard Connell, whose story “The Most Dangerous Game” was adapted for the movie in episode 607- BLOODLUST!
1896: Hal K. Dawson, who played Mr. Gentry in the movie in episode 908- THE TOUCH OF SATAN.
1903: Eda Warren, editor of the movie WORLD WITHOUT END, riffed at MST3K’s first live show.
1911: Kemp Niver, production coordinator for the movie “Monstrosity,” seen in episode 518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN.
1916: Robert S. Baker, producer of the movie in episode 101- THE CRAWLING EYE.
1926: Beverly Garland, who played Claire Anderson in the movie in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD, Vera in the movie in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS and Sheriff Rose Hood in the movie in episode 511- GUNSLINGER.
1937: Gilbert Francis Lani Damian Kauhi a.k.a. Zulu, who played a character also named Zulu in the movie in episode 608- CODENAME: DIAMONDHEAD.
1937: Delores Wells, who played Reena in the movie in episode 1103- THE TIME TRAVELLERS.
1946: Cameron Mackintosh, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 323- CASTLE OF FU MANCHU.*
1957: Vince Van Patten, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 322- MASTER NINJA I.*
1958: Kenneth J. Hall, who designed the title creatures in the movie in episode 907- HOBGOBLINS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1963: Harry Grey (age 58), music supervisor for the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1971: Karl Ludwig Lindt (age 69), who played Dr. Adolph Engelborger in THIS ISLAND EARTH riffed in MST3K: THE MOVIE.
1980: Edwin Max (age 71), who played Harold in the movie in episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN.
1980: Joseph Edesa (age 68), chief set electrician for the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.
1986: Leah Rhodes (age 84), wardrobe supervisor for the movie in episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.
1994: George Barrows (age 80), who designed and wore the Ro-Man costume in episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER.
1999: Franz Peter Wirth (age 80), who directed the movie in episode 1009- HAMLET.
2001: Jay Livingston (age 86), who, with Ray Evans, wrote those catchy songs in episode 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS.
2007: Joey Bishop (age 89), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 323- CASTLE OF FU MANCHU and in a host segment in episode 505- THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD.”
2017: Harry Stradling Jr. (age 92), cinematographer for the movie in episode 512- MITCHELL.

EVENT ON THIS DATE
1945: Ava Gardner, who played Maggie Grayson in the movie in episode K16- CITY ON FIRE, married bandleader Artie Shaw.


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Weekend Discussion Thread: Some Season 12 Movie Titles Leaked?

MSTie Twitter was on fire today with info from this web site.

If it’s true–and I hasten to note that this is not an official announcement–here are five of the six titles that will be on season 12:

1201: MAC AND ME
1202: ATLANTIC RIM
1203: LORDS OF THE DEEP
1204: THE DAY TIME ENDED
1206 ATOR

Also notable: The name of the series is called “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet. Hmmm…

What do you think?

Another Joel Interview

Mike Bloom of the Hollywood Reporter has a nice long story about MST3K at 30.

Joel Interview

Joel discusses the live tour and season 12 in this piece for Paste Magazine.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Origin Stories

Alert regular Andrew suggests:

Which MST3K character, main or supporting, would have the most interesting origin story and/or what might the facts of their origin story be?
How did Calgan become the head of the Enforcers and why is he so upset?
Was Torgo, like Mike, a normal man and might one of Manos’ brides have indeed been Torgo’s own before being taken over by the power of Manos?
Despite the rigors and discipline of obvious combat training, why is Deathstalker so laid back?
Has Mr. B Natural ever failed to bring a tormented soul into the musical fold?
Eegah?

Batwoman and Rat Fink seem to know each other. What is THAT about??

Your pick?