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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1903: Richard Fantl, editor for the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1914: Josep Mullendore, orchestrator for the movie in episode 109- PROJECT MOON BASE.
1915: Rodney Bell, who had a role in the movie in episode 509- THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE.
1929: Claus Toksvig who was the uncredited narrator in the movie in episode 1101- REPTILICUS.
1943: Ron Elliott, songwriter and lead guitarist of The Beau Brummels, who performed a couple of songs in the movie in episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1970: John Scopes (age 70), the subject of the “Scopes Monkey Trial,” who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 306- TIME OF THE APES.
1971: Raymond Hatton (age 84), who played Gasspon in the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM and old Pete in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”).
1973: Andrei Abrikosov (age 66), who played King Vladimir in the movie in episode 617- THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON.
1996: Make-up artist Harry Thomas (age 87), whose work can be seen in the movies in episodes 103- THE MAD MONSTER, 109- PROJECT MOON BASE, 320- THE UNEARTHLY, 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, 602- INVASION U.S.A., 616- RACKET GIRLS, 618- HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT and 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST.
1997: Jay A. Morley Jr. (age 79), costumer for the movies in episodes 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE and 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS.
2001: David Lowell Rich (age 81), director of the TV movie in episode K13- SST: DEATH FLIGHT.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1962: The Century 21 Exposition closes in Seattle. We got a close look at the Bell Telephone exhibit in the short CENTURY 21 CALLING (seen in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN).
1995: Michael Blodgett, who played Bob Draper in the movie in episode 204- CATALINA CAPER, married actress Meredith Baxter.
1997: RHINO HOME VIDEO releases episode 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS, 619- RED ZONE CUBA and 518- THE ATOMIC BRAIN on VHS.


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Weekend Discussion Threads: MST3K Obsessions

I’ve been getting emails from this young lady for a while, and I have to say that what she is doing is … remarkable. Any description I could offer would pale, but I will try:

If you have owned any of the collections from Rhino or Shout, you may have noted, but perhaps rushed past, the introductory screen. This young lady has, among other things, made them an art form. She freely admits that her efforts may be perfect for our “Ward E” section.

So, as you enjoy her work, my question is: have you encountered a little corner of MST3K fandom that you would like to share? If you have, please do.

Also, keep those Discussion Thread suggestions coming to msampo at aol dot com.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Some Season 12 Movie Titles Leaked?

MSTie Twitter was on fire today with info from this web site.

If it’s true–and I hasten to note that this is not an official announcement–here are five of the six titles that will be on season 12:

1201: MAC AND ME
1202: ATLANTIC RIM
1203: LORDS OF THE DEEP
1204: THE DAY TIME ENDED
1206 ATOR

Also notable: The name of the series is called “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet. Hmmm…

What do you think?

Another Joel Interview

Mike Bloom of the Hollywood Reporter has a nice long story about MST3K at 30.

Joel Interview

Joel discusses the live tour and season 12 in this piece for Paste Magazine.