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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1900: Jean Yarbrough, director of the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
1905: Wade Crosby, who played a congressman in the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
1933: Sylva Koscina, who played Iole in episodes 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED and 502- HERCULES.
1961: Rick Sloane, writer/producer/director of the movie in episode 907-HOBGOBLINS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1485: King Richard III of England (age 32), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.
1942: Murdock MacQuarrie (age 63), who played the minister in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES.
1971: Mildred Von Hollen (age 79), who played a saleslady in the movie in episode 615- KITTEN WITH A WHIP.
1977: Sebastian Cabot (age 59), who was described as “extremely funny floating” in a host segment in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1986: Bruce Cowling (age 66), who played Lin Taylor in the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1990: Jack Bolger (age 82), who did the sound for the movie in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE.
1995: Jean Hayworth (age 90), who played Mrs. Adams in the short A YOUNG MAN’S FANCY, seen in episode 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS.
2002: Marvin Bryan (age 74), who played a machine-gunner in the movie in episode 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS.

EVENT ON THIS DATE
1996: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE officially closes its run in theaters, having made a grand total of $1,007,306.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1992: Episode 410- HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN first shown.


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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1901: Leonid Vasian, art director for the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1902: Louis J. Haszillo, make-up artist for the movies in episodes 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER and 509- THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE.
1904: Martin Berkeley, screenwriter for the movies in episodes 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS.
1907: Herbert Luft, associate to the producer for the movie in episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER.
1912: Paul Landres, editor for the movie in episode 611- LAST OF THE WILD HORSES.
1914: Robert Emmet Smith, art director of the movie in episode 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE.
1919: Bill Idelson, co-screenwriter for the movie in episode 106- THE CRAWLING HAND.
1924: Jack Weston, who was included in the list of prominent “doughy guys” shown in a host segment in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1956: Kim Cattrall, who played Dr. Wickings in the movie in episode 403- CITY LIMITS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1940: Lev Davidovich Bronshtein a.k.a. Leon Trotsky (age 60), about whom Gypsy prepared a report in a host segment in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1958: Kurt Neumann (age 50), who was the producer, director and screenwriter for the movie in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1983: William G. Troiano (age 69), cinematographer for the movies seen in episodes 108- THE SLIME PEOPLE and 515- THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN.
1987: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (age 78), musical score composer for the movie in episode 909- GORGO.
1988: Jerry Warren (age 63), producer, director, screenwriter, editor and musical director of the movie in episode 515- THE WILD WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN.
1990: Wes Dawn (age 51), make-up artist for the movie in episode K15- SUPERDOME.
2006: Lomax Study (age 91) who played Professor Rayburn in the movie in episode 206- RING OF TERROR.


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RIP Jack Perkins

CASEY KEY, FLA–Avuncular NBC newsman and TV personality Jack Perkins died here Aug. 19. He was 85.
Television viewers across the country remember Perkins from his work on “NBC Nightly News” and “The Today Show,” along with his hosting duties for the “Biography” program on the A&E Network.
But MSTies will always remember Mike Nelson’s hilarious impression of Perkins starting with the host segments in episode 310- FUGITIVE ALIEN and recurring several more times.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune has a nice tribute.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

Samuel Gelfman, RIP

LOS ANGELES–producer Samuel Gelfman, best known at the producer of low-budget films “Caged Heat,” “Cockfighter” and “Cannonball!” for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures in the 1970s, died Aug. 15 at a hospital here of complications from heart and respiratory disease. He was 88.

But MSTies know him for his role as the fisherman in the movie in episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN, a movie he also produced.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Hat tip to Timmy for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: What If Nobody Knew About MST3K Except You?

Alert reader John offers:

The recent movie “Yesterday,” where a man wakes up to a world where the Beatles never happened but he remembers them, got me thinking: What if you woke up one day and discovered that MST3K never happened but you remember it vividly? What would you do to bring it back to public knowledge?
I would create Youtube videos of the movies they riffed and try to crack all the jokes as best I could. (I can almost recite the “Manos” episode verbatim.)

Intriguing! Go!