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Sci-Fi Archives


Visit our archives of the MST3K pages previously hosted by the Sci-Fi Channel's SCIFI.COM.

Goodbye Sci-Fi

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reflect on MST3K's final broadcast.

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A New Short from RiffTrax…

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Gene Corman, RIP

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF.–Gene Corman, the overshadowed movie producer brother of Roger Corman, died at his home here Sept. 28. He was 93.

Corman, who received an Emmy Award for producing the 1982 telefilm “A Woman Called Golda,” starring Ingrid Bergman.

MSTies will recall that he produced the films in episodes 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES and 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

Eddie Van Halen, RIP

SANTA MONICA, CALIF.–Eddie Van Halen, the all-American guitar hero who, with his namesake hard-rock band Van Halen, redefined the sound and possibilities of the electric guitar in the 1970s and ’80s, died on Oct. 6 after a long battle with throat cancer. He was 65.

MSTies will remember that he was mentioned in a host segment in episode 303- POD PEOPLE, when Joel invented a three-handed guitar chord named for Van Halen.

The L.A. Times has the story.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

RiffTrax Presents a New Riff from Bridget and Mary Jo

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RIP Mac Davis

NASHVILLE–Mac Davis, the country music artist and songwriter behind some of Elvis Presley’s most indelible recordings, died at a hospital here Sept. 29 following heart surgery. He was 78.

Davis became a country and adult contemporary crossover star with solo hits like “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me.” In 1974, he was named Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music, beating out nominees like Loretta Lynn and Merle Haggard. That same year, he was nominated for Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association but lost to Charlie Rich.

MSTies will recall that Joel mentioned him in a host segment in episode 207- WILD REBELS.

Rolling Stone has the story.