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Details on Joel’s Fundraiser Show

Here’s what you need to know about Joel’s event on Friday.

Clear your calendars, MSTies: On October 30, you’re invited to the Second Annual Puppet Camp and Startling Conclusion of the MIGIZI Fundraiser! This event will feature a telethon-style final push on the fundraiser we began in July to help MIGIZI rebuild, as well as the public premiere of TWO BRAND NEW MST3K SHORTS, riffed by Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein and Bill Corbett reprising their roles as Joel Robinson, Tom Servo and Crow.

The two shorts will be “A Busy Day at the County Fair” and “Behind the Scenes at the Supermarket.”

This live-streamed event will feature performances by Puddles the Clown, Bear from Bear in the Big Blue House, TikTok sensation Toiley T. Paper and puppet visionary Wayne White (Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Beauty is Embarrassing). Hosting duties fall to the cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live.

Catch it LIVE on MST3K.org, the MST3K Facebook page, or the MST3K YouTube channel starting at 9pm ET (6pm PT).

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
1899: Karel Stepanek, who played Dr. Heller in the movie in episode 818- DEVIL DOLL.
1901: Daniele Amfitheatrof, musical score composer for the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1921: Jess Hahn, who played Baby Face in the movie in episode 504- SECRET AGENT SUPER DRAGON.
1920: Edward Kemmer, who played the high school teacher Mr. Kingman in episode 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER.
1942: Hod David Schudson, musical score composer for the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
1964: Yasmin Le Bon, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 516- ALIEN FROM L.A.*
1970: Jason Smiley, who played a future inhabitant in the movie in episode 821- TIME CHASERS.*
1971: Winona Ryder, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 301- CAVE DWELLERS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1971: Duane Allman (age 24; traffic accident), member of the band The Birdwatchers which appeared in episode 207- WILD REBELS.
1989: Roland Anderson (age 85), production designer for the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
1993: Elliot Scott (age 78), the art director for the movie in episode 909- GORGO.
2014: Paulette Breen (age 67), who played Lena in the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
2015: Comedian/actor/writer Mike Dodge (age 78), a writer for MST3K for the entire sixth season, he appeared as “Bob the A-Bomb” in a host segment in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A. He was also the narrator of “Edward the Less,” and provided the voice of bossman Bob Honcho in the “Film Crew” videos.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1964: The movie in episode 1103- THE TIME TRAVELLERS debuts in theaters.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1994: Episode 612- THE STARFIGHTERS first shown.


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** = 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.

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Steve Finley, RIP

Bloomington, Ill.–It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing here of Steve Finley, one of the early contributors to Satellite News, on Oct. 16. He was 68.

Steve was one of Satellite News’ earliest boosters, and was the creator of the “Daddy-O’s Drive-In Dirt” section of this site. He had always hoped to update the site, but his diminishing health prevented him from ever doing so. Still, we enjoy the section (in all its 1997-era html glory), and still occasionally refer to it.

He was also one of the founders of the “This Date in MSTory” feature here. The original database he created, listing every cast and crew member from every riffed movie, their birthdays, etc., was the foundation on which the current feature was able blossom and grow.

Steve was an avid movie buff and we would direct you to his Facebook account, where he posted, sometimes several times a week, pieces about vintage Hollywood celebrities. He also quite candidly dealt with his deteriorating health on that account.

Steve was a good friend; I will miss him.

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