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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1915: Jack Dusick, make-up artist for the movies in episodes 607- BLOODLUST and 808- THE SHE-CREATURE.
1919: Marshall Green, assistant director of the movie in episode 805- THE THING THAT COULDN’T DIE.
1923: Hugh O’Brian, who played Harry Chamberlin in the movie in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1928: Luciana Giussani, who, with her sister Angela, created the comic book character Diabolik and whose stories were used in the movie in episode 1013- DIABOLIK.
1930: Dick Sargent, who played Dr. Jameson in the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
1935: Dudley Moore, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.
1937: Elinor Donahue, who played Mary Lee Morgan in the movie in episode 601- GIRLS TOWN.*
1940: Terry Bourke, production manager for the movie in episode K18- THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU.
1954: Tony Plana, who played Ramos in the movie in episode 403- CITY LIMITS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1882: Charles Darwin (age 73) , who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 324- MASTER NINJA 2.
1946: Mae Busch (age 54), who played Susan in the movie in episode 103- THE MAD MONSTER.
1966: Paul Palmentola (age 78), art director of the movies in episodes 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS and 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1992: James A. Rosenberger (age 84), assistant director of the movie in episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.
1994: Michael Carreras (age 66), producer and screenwriter for the movie in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.
2017: Dick Contino (age 87), who played the title role in the movie in episode 307- DADDY-O and Stan Joyce in the movie in episode 601- GIRLS TOWN.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1997: episode 809- I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF first shown.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1967: The movie “Gamera Tai Gyaos,” seen in episode 308- GAMERA VS. GAOS is reviewed in Variety.
1996: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE opens in theaters. Mike Nelson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy and Trace Beaulieu donate a robot puppet at the Planet Hollywood in Minneapolis.
2005: Rhino Home Video releases “The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection, Vol. 7.”


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Rifftrax–Octoman: Open Thread

An open thread for reports and comments on tonight’s Rifftrax Live.

RIP John McEnery


We are getting reports that beloved British actor John McEnery died April 16.
His first notable screen role was in 1968 as Mercutio in Franco Zeffirelli‘s “Romeo and Juliet;” he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for his performance. He took the title role in the 1970 film “Bartleby.” He also co-starred in “Nicholas and Alexandra” (1971). He was 75.

MSTies will recall his role as German U-boat Captain Von Schoenvorts in the movie in episode 1107- THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT.

We’re still waiting for a real obit, but here’s a short look at his career.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Product Placements

Sorry for the lateless, I have been under the weather.

Alert regular NHKrypto sez:

With all of the product placement from Coca Cola and McDonald’s in “Mac and Me,” other movies might also deserve some product placement of their own.

How about some Axe Body Spray in Cave Dwellers?

And is that Johnson & Johnson baby oil Joe Don has in Mitchell?

What’s your pick?

RiffTrax Presents Another Short from Bridget and Mary Jo

Download it here.