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Weekend Discussion Thread: MST3K-Inspired Foods

Alert regular Duke of Puddles, suggests:

Late last Sunday night I was nursing a ‘Vulcan Mind Probe’ (mentioned in episode 407- KILLER SHREWS) and … ok, it was a cold ham sammich but I was wondering what kinds of food or drink ideas could be inspired by MST movies? Diabolik deviled eggs came to mind.

Me (walks out, looks at the camera and says) “Pancakes … Oh I blew it!”

What’s your pick?

Keep those WDT ideas coming!

This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1866: H.G. Wells, on whose stories the movies in episodes 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS and 814- RIDING WITH DEATH were VERY loosely based.
1903: Ronnie Rondell, assistant director for the movie in episode 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE.
1906: Derrick de Marney, who played Latham in the movie in episode 901- THE PROJECTED MAN.
1907: Jack Mather, who played an officer in the movie in episode 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS.
1909: Vladimir Solovyov, who played Kassyan in the movie in episode 617- THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON.
1918: Rand Brooks, who played Andrews in the movie in episode 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1923: Paul Lehmann, production designer for the movie in episode 211- FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS.*
1928: John Von Kotze, cinematographer for the movie in episode K18- THE MILLION EYES OF SU-MURU.
1931: Larry Hagman, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 1009- HAMLET.
1936: Burr DeBenning, who played Dr. Ted Nelson in the movie in episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN.
1944: Fanny Flagg, who was impersonated by Crow in a host segment in episode 502- HERCULES.*
1954: Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, drummer for the band Motörhead, whose song “Ace of Spades” was heard in the movie in episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE.

DIED ON THIS DATE
1991: Angelo Rossitto (age 83), who played Toby in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES and a dwarf in the movie in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.
1992: Bill Williams (age 77), who, in the movie in episode 810- THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION, played Dutch.
1997: Maurice Kaufmann (age 70), who played the radio reporter in the movie in episode 909- GORGO.
2000: R. Wright Campbell (age 73), screenwriter for the movie in episode 315- TEENAGE CAVEMAN.
2002: Maurice Manson (age 89), who played Prof. Ulbrect Olinger in the movie in episode 806- THE UNDEAD.
2009: Robert Ginty (age 60), a.k.a. “the Paper Chase guy,” who played “The Rider” in the movie in episode 501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD.
2010: John Crawford (age 90), who played a bar patron in the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
2014: Linda Griffiths (age 57), who played Appollonia James in the movie in episode 822- OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK.


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RIP Cokie Roberts

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, died Tuesday due to complications from breast cancer.

MSTies will recall that, in a host segment in episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE, Mike and the Bots gave Roberts a scalp massage via voodoo.

NPR has a nice obit.

Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Villains Who Deserve an Origins Movie

Alert regular Duke of Puddles opines:

In light of the upcoming Joker origin movie, what MST baddie deserves their own movie? Who would star in it and possible storyline?

For me it’s Krankor with Joe Pesci as Phantom. Although DeVito might get the laugh better.

I’d like to hear about Xenos the wizard from “Outlaw (of Gor)” What made him so evil? We want to know!

Your pick?

Weekend Discussion Thread: Recognizing Actors After a Long Time

Alert regular “Sitting Duck” writes:

Ever have a delayed realization that you had previously seen a particular actor in a MST3K film? Perhaps taking weeks, months, years or maybe even decades?

In my case, it wasn’t that long ago that I realized that I had seen Janet Munro (Anne Pilgrim in “The Crawling Eye”) before, as Roberta in “Swiss Family Robinson.”)

I think for me it was when I realized “Robot Monster”‘s George Nader was the agent in “Human Duplicators.” Blew my entire mind.

You?