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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1893: Fred Preble, art director for the movies in episodes 103- THE MAD MONSTER and 520- RADAR SECRET SERVICE.
1895: Charles Henkel Jr., editor of the movie in episode 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS.
1907: John R. Carter, sound recordist for the movie in episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.
1914: Scott MacGregor, art director for the movies in episodes K18- MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU, 111- MOON ZERO TWO and 416- FIRE MAIDENS OF OUTER SPACE.
1921: Robert Dawn, make-up artist who helped design the Creature costume seen in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE.
1923: Chris Alcaide, who played deputy Joshua Tate in the movie in episode 511- GUNSLINGER.
1926: Tim Condren, who played a yellow man in the movie in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.
1932: Barboura Morris, who played a young tribe member in the movie in episode 315- TEENAGE CAVEMAN and probably a Viking woman in the movie in episode 317- VIKING WOMEN AND THE SEA SERPENT.
1938: Heidi Genee a.k.a. Heidi Rente, editor for the movie in episode 1011- HORRORS OF SPIDER ISLAND.
1944: Dave Allen, who did the stop-motion animated sfx in the movie in episode 706- LASERBLAST.
1954: Rick Schmidlin, production assistant for the movie in episode 706- LASERBLAST.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1963: William C. Thompson (age 74), cinematographer for the movies in episodes 109- PROJECT MOON BASE, 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER, 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS, 613- THE SINISTER URGE and 616- RACKET GIRLS.
1969: Sam Harris (age 92), who played a reporter in the movie in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1977: George Gordon Nogle (age 79), camera operator for the movies in episodes 402- THE GIANT GILA MONSTER and 407- THE KILLER SHREWS.
2004: Katherine Victor (age 81), who had the title role in the movie in episode 515- THE WILD, WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN.


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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.