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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1893: Bruce Brighton, who played Dr. Cortner in the movie in episode 513- THE BRAIN THAT WOULDN’T DIE.
1894: ee cummings, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 514- TEENAGE STRANGLER.
1916: Jack Arnold, who directed the movies in episodes 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN and the Metaluna scenes in THIS ISLAND EARTH seen in MST3K: THE MOVIE.
1927: Roger Moore, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.
1946: Michael Sloan, who wrote the teleplay for the episode “Max” on the TV show “The Master,” seen in episode 322- MASTER NINJA I.*
1956: Arleen Sorkin, who had a small role in the movie in episode 907- HOBGOBLINS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1944: Field Marshall Erwin Rommel (age 52), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 414- TORMENTED.
1974: Son Hooker (age 34), who played a policeman in the movie in episode 812- THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED-UP ZOMBIES!!?.
1976: Aleksandr Khvylya (age 71), who played the title role in the movie in episode 813- JACK FROST.
1976: Dame Edith Evans (age 88), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.
1986: Keenan Wynn (age 70), who played Col. Farley in the movie in episode 706- LASERBLAST and Jake Noble in the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
1994: Harry Fleer (age 78), who played Jedrow in the movie in episode 320- THE UNEARTHLY and Mr. Hubbard in the movie in episode 414- TORMENTED.
1977: Bing Crosby (age 74), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 505- THE MAGIC VOYAGE OF SINBAD.”
2015: Charles Rosher Jr. (age 80), who was first assistant cameraman in the movie in episode 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES.


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RIP Robert Forster

LOS ANGELES–Robert Forster, the stalwart leading man whose Oscar-nominated performance as a nefarious bail bondsman in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown” made for one of Hollywood’s most heartwarming comeback stories, died at his home here Oct. 11. He was 78.

MSTies will recall his performance as Nick Thorne in the movie in episode 1104- AVALANCHE.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Someone Who Looks Like a MST Character

Alert regular Sitting Duck suggests:

Is there someone in your life who bears an uncanny resemblance to a cast member of either MST3K or one of the films they have used? Could be a relative. Could be that dickweed in the next cubicle who uses your stapler without permission. Could be the java jerk who serves you your daily cappuccino. In my case, the organist at the church I attend looks almost exactly like Mike made up as Jack Perkins.

Have at it!

RIP Rip Taylor

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF–Rip Taylor, (aka Charles Elmer Taylor Jr.) the exuberant comedian whose zany shtick and over-the-top delivery made him a television and nightclub mainstay for more than six decades, has died. He was 84.

MSTies will recall that Joel and the bots devoted a whole host segment to him in episode 418- ATTACK OF THE THE EYE CREATURES.

The Hollywood Reporter has a nice remembrance.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Did They Find It?

Alert and frequent submitter Duke of Puddles turns up again:

If memory serves, the premise of the CC era and the MST3k Movie was that Dr, F was looking for the worst movie ever to use for his world domination scheme. Question: did he find it before the whole end of season 7? and if so, in your opinion which one was it? For me: yes with Castle of Fu Manchu.

This isn’t really about the worst movie the Mads sent, but it’s more about: what movie, shown by the Mads or not, is THE movie that will allow them to take over the world.

Me? I’m going with “The Way We Were.”

You?

Don’t Let Duke of Puddles have ALL the fun! Keep sending those WDT suggestions.

Also, FYI- I tentatively plan to begin posting official season 12 episode guide pages once a week beginning Oct. 24. These plans may change (like, if I get a job), but that’s the plan right now.