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This Date in MSTory

BORN TODAY
1881: Robert Strange, who played Prof. Blaine in the movie in episode 103- THE MAD MONSTER.
1888: Ford Beebe, director of season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1913: Bill Baldwin Sr., who played an announcer in the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END.
1913: Larry Germain, hair stylist for the movies in episodes 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP and 802- THE LEECH WOMAN.
1917: Adele Jergens, who played Lila in the movie in episode 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE and the floozy Ruby in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”).
1921: J. William Hayes, executive producer of the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET.
1921: Thomas Felleghy, who played the “elegant reporter” in the movie “Escape from the Bronx,” seen in episode 705- ESCAPE 2000.*
1927: John Carter, who played a flight surgeon in the movie “Marooned,” featured in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS.*
1927: William Hughes, who played a bombsite control officer in the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.
1951: Don White, foley recording mixer for the movie in episode K16- CITY ON FIRE and was the sound re-recordist for the movie in episode K20- THE LAST CHASE.*

DIED TODAY
1963: Edwin B. Willis (age 70), set designer for the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1978: Ford Beebe (age 90). Died on his birthday.
1992: Joby Blanshard (age 73), who played Smith in the movie in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.
2002: Stanley Black (age 89), score composer for the movie in episode 101- THE CRAWLING EYE.
2013: Toshiaki Tsushima (age 77), score composer for the movie in MST3K’s unaired pilot, “THE GREEN SLIME,” and the movie in episode 306- TIME OF THE APES. 

EPISODE PREMIERES
1992: episode 416- FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE first shown.
1994: episode 616- RACKET GIRLS (with the short ARE YOU READY FOR MARRIAGE?) first shown.

EVENTS
1959: The movie in episode 521- SANTA CLAUS premieres in Mexico, its country of origin.
1965: The movie in episode 302- GAMERA has its premiere in Japan, its country of origin.
2013: Shout! Factory releases the Mystery Science Theater 3000 25th Anniversary Edition set.


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Joel Did a Reddit AMA Today

And here it is.

Titles on Vol. XXXII

They are:

401- SPACE TRAVELERS

502- HERCULES

520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE (with short: “Last Clear Chance”)

614- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL

The set comes out in March. More details when we get them.

Three Episodes on Vimeo

Here’s the latest news from Vimeo:

Just in time for Turkey Day, Vimeo today announced the release of three newly cleared episodes of cult comedy series “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ to Vimeo On Demand.

The newly released episodes include:

· Jungle Goddess, the tale of two pilots in search of a missing heiress and her father’s reward money. They track her down in the African jungle where she is doing just fine, thank you.

· The Painted Hills, based on a novel about a kindly prospector who is murdered and his faithful pup takes on the perp.

· The Screaming Skull, wherein a neurotic woman is driven to distraction – if not destruction – by the ghost of her new husband’s previous wife.

The release expands upon Vimeo’s partnership with Shout! Factory launched earlier in the year, which gives fans of the beloved show the option to buy the entire collection for $300 (a savings of $500), buy individual titles for $9.99 or rent individual titles for $2.99 each. Fans who purchase the collection – now containing 83 episodes – will also receive any additional newly cleared episodes added between now and September 15, 2015. Anyone that previously purchased the MST3K Collection on Vimeo On Demand will automatically receive the newly cleared episodes.

As part of today’s announcement Vimeo and Shout! Factory have unveiled DownloadMST3K.com a dedicated website to rent and download MST3K episodes.

New RiffTrax VOD Feature

Balloonland

Download or stream it here, and abandon hope all ye who enter here.

Bill Interview

David Mello of Whedonopolis.com interviews Bill, who discusses the upcoming live show and his “Super-Powered Revenge Christmas.”

Joel Interview

The “Pod People” podcast interviews Joel about the proposed MST3K reboot, the upcoming web series “Other Space” and other science facts. Listen to it here.

Magic Voice Gets a Mention

We haven’t see this too often. A piece by Molly Fitzpatrick at Vocative.com, pegged to the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who provided the voice for the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz on “The Big Bang Theory,” lists beloved TV characters that were heard and not seen, and, wow, Magic Voice makes the cut! (As the commenters in the story point out, how Molly could have left out Carlton the door man, we’ll never know.)

This is the first time (that I can remember) Magic Voice was ever the focus of a media mention. By the way, the story credits Mary Jo but, for the record, Jann Johnson and Alex Carr did it before her, and Beez McKeever did it after her.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Which Dinner/Party/Gathering in a MSTed Movie Would You Like to Be Invited to?

Holiday gatherings are happening and alert regular Sue suggests:

We’ve had “which party in a MST’ed movie would you most like to be invited to” and “Which MST characters would you invite for Thanksgiving,” but how about “Which dinner or meal in a MSTed movie or short would you most like to be invited to?”
The food in “Young Man’s Fancy” sounded pretty good — ham steak (although it looked like some other kind of meat altogether), potatoes, buttered beans, and cherry pie with whipped cream. The big downside would be listening to Alexander Phipps go on and on about electricity and Judy being squishy.

Your pick can be any kind of gathering, but I’m going to go with the snarky dinner in “It Conquered the World.” I’d just have to have some 3×5 cards with rude observations on them.

What’s your pick?

New Short from RiffTrax

FingertipsClay

Yes, the “At Your Fingertips” series returns.

Download or stream it here.