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This Date in MSTory

Written and compiled by Steve Finley, Chris Cornell and Brian Henry
with assistance by Tim Brown, Gordon Lawyer and many other Satellite News commenters.

BORN ON THIS DATE
1907: Glen Daniels, set decorator for the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.
1915: Stefano Canzio, screenwriter for the movie “Operation Kid Brother,” seen in episode 508- OPERATION DOUBLE 007.
1917: Ramon Gay, who played Dr. Almada in the movie in episode 102- THE ROBOT VS. THE AZTEC MUMMY.
1923: James Karen, who played Dr. Wendell J. Rossmore in the movie in episode 405- BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET.
1930: Fuyukichi Maki, who had a role in the movie in episode K21- THE ‘LEGEND OF DINOSAURS’.
1935: Juli Reding, who played Vi Mason in the movie in episode 414- TORMENTED.*
1939: Patrick Wright, who played police Captain McCabe in the movie in episode 1007- TRACK OF THE MOON BEAST.
1941: Chôtarô Tôgin, who played Ichiro in the movie in episode 213- GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1964: Charles Meredith (age 70), who played Secretary Drake in episodes 413- MANHUNT IN SPACE and 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1969: Roy Barcroft (age 67), who played Retik in the season one serial RADAR MEN FROM THE MOON and Parker in the season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1985: Calvin Jackson (age 66), who composed the musical score for the movie in episode 414- TORMENTED.
1991: Miles Davis (age 65), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
2007: Jeanne Bates (age 89), who played a switchboard operator in the movie in episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE.
2010: Leslie Nielsen (age 84), who played the corrupt mayor in the movie in episode K16– CITY ON FIRE.
2010: Gene Polito (age 92), assistant cameraman for the movie in episode 206- RING OF TERROR.
2015: Doug Lennox (age 76), who played The Captain in the movie in episode K20- THE LAST CHASE.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1992: episode 417- CRASH OF MOONS (with the short GENERAL HOSPITAL Part 3) first shown.


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Turkey Day 2020

The MSTie High Holy days are upon us and Turkey Day is back once again. Here are the deets.

Break out the pureed giblets and crack open some canned wassail — it’s time to celebrate Turkey Day “Mystery Science Theater 3000”-style! This year, give thanks for turkeys of the cinematic variety as Shout! Factory and Alternaversal Productions continue the beloved holiday tradition with a newly curated “Mystery Science Theater 3000” Turkey Day streaming marathon, hosted by the cast of MST3K LIVE and special guests from the Netflix series.

Starts at 9 am ET / 6 am PT on Thursday, November 26.

Hosted by MST3K LIVE host Emily Marsh, along with Tom Servo (Conor McGiffin), Crow (Nate Begle) and GPC/MegaSynthia (Yvonne Freese), the marathon will feature new host segments, as well as special appearances by MST3K creator Joel Hodgson, and Jonah Ray (Jonah Heston) and Rebecca Hanson (Synthia).

Join the Turkey Day festivities by using the hashtag #MST3KTurkeyDay.

WHERE TO WATCH: Pluto TV, Twitch, Samsung TV Plus, Comcast Xfinity, Xumo, Vizio, Redbox, IMDb TV, STIRR, Sling TV, Theta.TV, LocalNow and the MST3K YouTube Channel.

Whew! See you there!

Now Available from RiffTrax…

Download it here.

A New Short from RiffTrax…

Get it here.

RIP Alex Trebek

Game show legend Alex Trebek, the beloved “Jeopardy!” host who showed dignity and perseverance in dealing with a stage-4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis, died at his home Nov. 8. He was 80.

MSTies may remember he was mentioned in a host segment in episode 1202- ATLANTIC RIM.

Trebek was synonymous with longtime top-rated “Jeopardy!,” the brainiest of TV quiz shows, which he hosted since its syndicated revival premiered in 1984 (Art Fleming hosted an earlier NBC version from 1964 to 1975.). Will Ferrell’s “Saturday Night Live” impersonation both underlined and burnished Trebek’s exalted cultural status.

The Washington Post has a nice retrospective.