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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1896: Ken Strickfaden, who did the electrical effects for the movie “Monstrosity,” seen in episode 518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN.
1906: Clarence Eurist, production supervisor for the movie in episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER.
1922: Wyott Ordung, screenwriter for the movie in episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER.
1924: Bill McCutcheon, who played Dropo in the movie in episode 321- SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.
1925: John Elizalde, musical supervisor for the movie in episode 608- CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD.
1928: Nigel Davenport, who played Ernest Hubbs in the movie in episode K09- PHASE IV.
1936: Ian Kennedy Martin, screenwriter for the movie in episode 512- MITCHELL.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1959: Eric Orbom (age 43), art director for the movie in episode 805- THE THING THAT COULDN’T DIE.
1975: Jackie “Moms” Mabley (age 81), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.
1999: Joel Lawrence (age 66), who played a guide in the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
2011: Tom Hennesy (age 87), who played the Gill Man (in scenes when it was out of the water) and a Marineland driver in the movie in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE.
2015: John Carter (age 87), who played a flight surgeon in the movie in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS.
2017: Roger Moore (age 89), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.

EVENT ON THIS DATE
1979: The movie in episode K16- CITY ON FIRE is reviewed in Variety.


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Jim Interview

Josh of The JM Archives has posted an in-depth interview with Jim Mallon on YouTube.

It’s a very good interview, with lots of new information.

Among other things, I believe it is the first time he has addressed the death of his daughter (an open secret among many MSTies) and its effect on MST3K.

One other note: I know there are some MSTies who are not fans of Jim. I am going to ask all the commenters to maintain a civil tone in the comments here. If not, we will close comments. I would also direct you to the YouTube page, where you can go nuts in the comments, as far as we are concerned.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Return of the 10 Essentials

First of all, sorry I’m late. Rough week.

Back in 2012, we did a “top 10 essential episodes” — not necessarily your personal favorites, but ones every fan should see.

Well, a certain alert regular who shall remain nameless :::COUGHYeti!COUGH::: thinks its timne we redo our lists, in light of season 11.

So, heave to: Of the now-more-than-200 MST3K episodes, are any a MUST-see? And what ep, on your original top ten essentials, would it displace?

The previous thread is here if you want to look yourself up.

Now Available from RiffTrax…

Download it here.

RIP Joseph Campanella

SHERMAN OAKS, CALIF–Joseph Campanella, a prolific character actor whose career on the big and small screens spanned more than a half-century, died May 16 at his home here. He was 92.
Among his nearly 200 credits were a regular in the role in first season of the 1967-75 CBS cop drama “Mannix,” for which he earned an Emmy nomination, and a Daytime Emmy-nominated late-’80s/early-’90s role as Harper Deveraux in the long-running NBC soap “Days of Our Lives.” He also appeared as Jonathan Young in nearly 100 episodes of CBS’ soap “The Bold and the Beautiful” from 1996-2005.

Longtime MSTies will recall that he played Frank Lafferty in the movie in episode K19- HANGAR 18.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.