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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1880: Basil Dickey, screenwriter for the season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1898: Bess Flowers, who played a party guest in the movie in episode 808- THE SHE-CREATURE.
1921: Jack Marshall, musical score composer for the movie in episode 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER.
1930: Robert Easton, who played Dan Kester in the movie in episode 810- THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION, Mr. Keitel in episode 908- THE TOUCH OF SATAN and did the voices of Phones and X20 in the movie in episode K01- INVADERS FROM THE DEEP.
1930: Ricou Browning, who played the Gill Man (in underwater scenes) and a lab technician in the movie in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE.*
1932: Joel Lawrence, who played a guide in the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
1950: Stacey Koon, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 417- CRASH OF MOONS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1987: Clifford Vaughan (age 94), one of the uncredited musical score composers for the season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1991: Klaus Kinski (age 65), who played President Boong in the movie in episode K18- THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU.
1999: Desmond Dhooge (age 75), who played a hitchhiker in the movie in episode 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER.
2003: Jack Pollexfen (age 95), producer/director for the movie in episode 409- INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN and producer/screenwriter for the movie “Monstrosity,” seen in episode 518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN.
2006: Nicholas Carras (age 84), composer of original musical score for the movie in episode 1002- GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS.
2007: Reg Park (age 79), who played Hecules in the movie in episode 412- HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN.

EPISODE PREMIERES ON THIS DATE
1994: episode 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP first shown.
1995: Turkey Day version of episode 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST (with the short ONCE UPON A HONEYMOON) is shown. Mary Jo Pehl, playing Pearl Forrester, joins the regular cast.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1966: The movies seen in episodes 104- WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET and 619- RED ZONE CUBA are reviewed in Variety.
1967: The recently released movie “OPERATION KID BROTHER,” seen in episode 508- OPERATION DOUBLE 007 is reviewed by The New York Times.


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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1880: Edwin Stanley, who played Dr. Fred Mallory in season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1895: Alexander Laszlo, composer of the musical scores for the movies in episodes 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES and 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST. He was also the musical director for the “Rocky Jones, Space Ranger” TV series, episodes of which were seen in episodes 413- MANHUNT IN SPACE and 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1897: Harry Wilson, who played a trophy in the movie in episode 607- BLOODLUST!
1923: Guy Doleman, who played Ralph Hargrove in the movie in episode 905- THE DEADLY BEES.
1924: Robert M. Young, who wrote the original story for the movie in episode 106- THE CRAWLING HAND.*
1932: Robert Vaughn, who played the title role in the movie in episode 315- TEENAGE CAVEMAN and Gordon Cain in the movie in episode K19- HANGAR 18. Vaughn also appeared in a 1994 Turkey Day bumper.
1943: Tennis pro Billie Jean King, who was parodied by Dr. Forrester in a host segment in episode 622- ANGELS REVENGE.*
1956: Richard Kind, who played Wamthool in the movie in episode 913- QUEST OF THE DELTA KNIGHTS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1943: Lorenze Hart (age 48), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 312- GAMERA VS. GUIRON.
1949: Richard Connell (age 56), whose story “The Most Dangerous Game” was adapted for the movie in episode 607- BLOODLUST!
1959: Frank O’Connor (age 77), who played a policeman in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES.
1955: Shemp Howard (age 60), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD.
1963: John F. Kennedy (age 46), American president, whom Joel impersonated in a host segment in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.
1964: Max Alexander (age 56), who produced the movie in episode 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS.
1971: Helena Grant (age 92), who played Mrs. Fitzhugh in the movie in episode 203- JUNGLE GODDESS.
1992: Ronald Sinclair (age 68), editor for the movies in episodes 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER, 317- VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT, 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST, 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS and 808- THE SHE-CREATURE, as well as THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”).
1995: Ronald Kinnoch a.k.a. George Barclay (age 85), screenwriter for the movie in episode 818- DEVIL DOLL.
1998: Les Podewell (age 91), who played (and was in real life) Buzz’s dad in the short MR. B NATURAL, seen in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.
2002: Adele Jergens (age 84), who played Lila in the movie in episode 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE and Ruby in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”). Jergens was married to Glenn Langan, who played the title role in the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN.
2002: Joan Barclay (age 88), who played Alice Wentworth in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES.
2003: David Stern (age 92), screenwriter for the movie in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS.
2004: Daniel McCauley (age 88), assistant director of the movie in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS.
2004: Robert M. Anderson (age 78), lead man (props) for the movie in episode 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP.
2014: Venita Wolf (age 69), who played Tina Moss in the movie in episode 204- CATALINA CAPER.

EVENT ON THIS DATE
2016: Shout! Factory releases The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. XXXVII.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1997: episode 821- TIME CHASERS first shown.


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Weekend Discussion Thread: Thanksgiving Guests

Bluefuego suggests:

With Turkey Day coming up, I am interested in which crew member, MSTed movie actor or MSTed movie character you would invite over for Thanksgiving dinner. Any crew member, any actor, from any period.

My pick would be Trace. Outside of Joel, he was heavily involved with the creation and continuation of MST3K and I always loved his style of humor. Hopefully he will bring Kim Cattrel, and she is wearing that dress from the Ace Awards.

Happy T Day to you and yours.

My choice is obvious: Batwoman.

Your pick?

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