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Sonny Chiba, RIP

Kimitsu City, Japan — Actor and martial artist Sonny Chiba died at a hospital here Aug. 19, due to pneumonia caused by COVID-19. He was 82.

A pivotal figure in the 1970s explosion of martial arts cinema, he is perhaps best known as the “fists for hire” trouble shooter Takuma (Terry) Tsurugi in the popular “Street Fighter” series of action films.

MSTies know him for his portrayal of Ironsharp a.k.a. Space Chief in the movie in episode 819- INVASION OF THE NEPTUNE MEN.

Anime News Network has the story, although we’re sure there will be many tributes in the future.

Thanks to “Albuquerque Turkey” for the heads up.

RIP Roger Cudney

MEXICO CITY–Roger Cudney, A prolific actor in movies and Spanish-language telenovelas, died July 5 at a hospital here from complications following a serious car accident in May. He was 85.

His movie roles included “Total Recall,” “License to Kill,” “The Arrival” and “Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.” MSTies will remember that he played Inaros in the movie in episode 703- DEATHSTALKER AND THE WARRIORS FROM HELL.

This report may need some translation.

Thanks to Gordon for the heads up.

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Announcing “The Mary Jo Pehl Show”

Dumb Industries has announced its newest live stream series: The Mary Jo Pehl Show. The show will premiere on Twitch on Tuesday, August 24 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT, and is being billed as “a monthly comedy variety show hosted by none other than original Mystery Science Theater 3000 writer & cast member, Mary Jo Pehl!”

The Mary Jo Pehl Show is free to all viewers, and no signup for Twitch is required. You can RSVP on Eventbrite so you get email reminders.

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