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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1902: Karl Ludwig Lindt, who played Dr. Adolph Engelborger in THIS ISLAND EARTH riffed in MST3K: THE MOVIE.
1907: Henry Grace, set designer for the movie in episode 601- GIRLS TOWN.
1914: Wendell Corey, who played Admiral King in the movie in episode 104- WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET and Jim Graff in the movie in episode 815- AGENT FOR H.A.R.M.
1924: Bent Vejlby, who had an uncredited role as a Danish soldier in the movie in episode 1101- REPTILICUS.*
1931: Hal Linden, who dubbed the voice of Yashi in the movie in episode 213- GODZILLA VS. THE SEA MONSTER.*
1934: Frank Capra Jr., producer of the movie in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS.
1937: Jerry Reed, who was mentioned in host segments in episode 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER and 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS.
1940: Roger Lawrence Strunk, who, under the name Rod Lauren, played Paul Lawrence in the movie in episode 106- THE CRAWLING HAND.
1940: Silvia Solar, who appeared in the movie “Il Raggio Infernale,” seen in episode 620- DANGER!! DEATH RAY.
1948: John Delancie, who played Bob Connors in the movie in episode K13- SST: DEATH FLIGHT.*
1950: Carl Palmer, drummer for the rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, who were mentioned in a host segment in episode 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER.*
1958: Holly Hunter, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS.*
1963: Kathy Ireland, who played Wanda Saknussemm in the movie in episode 516- ALIEN FROM L.A. *

DIED ON THIS DATE
1962: Walter E. Keller (age 69), art director for the movies in episodes 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER, 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST and 517- BEGINNING OF THE END.
1968: Charles Chaplin Jr. (age 42), who played Joe Cates in the movie in episode 601- GIRLS TOWN.
1974: Chet Huntley (age 62), who was the opening off-screen narrator in THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED (riffed by fans in Sci-fi Channel’s “MST3K: The Home Game”).
1984: Richard L. Van Enger (age 69), editor of the movie in episode 113- THE BLACK SCORPION.
1989: Alan Gifford (age 78), who played Eldridge in the movie in episode K09- PHASE IV and Bob Garrett in the movie in episode 818- DEVIL DOLL.
1997: Jean Engstrom (age 76), who played Peg Gamble in the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
2002: Carl Roup (age 86), second assistant director for the movie in episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.
2011: Johnny Pearson (age 85), who composed some of the music that was used in the short PROGRESS ISLAND U.S.A., featured in episode 621- THE BEAST OF YUCCA FLATS.

EVENT ON THIS DATE
2012: Shout! Factory re-releases episodes 515- WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN and 1002- THE GIRL IN GOLD BOOTS.


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Weekend Discussion Thread: The Episode that Made you a MSTie

An exchange in another comment thread found “SaveFerris” coommenting on “Terry the Sensitive Knight’s comment about “the episode that made me a MSTie.” SF’s comment: “THERE’S your Weekend Discussion Thread, Sampo.

And so it shall be. Mine was “Women of the Prehistoric Planet. Hi-Keeba! I was never the same.

What’s yours?

Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Movie You’d Like to Live In

Alert reader Charles asks (Have we done this? I’ve long since given up trying to keep track):

Which MST episode world would you like to either live in or visit? I’m a sci fi freak, but strangely attracted to the world of “I Accuse My Parents.” A place and time where I could be a drunk, smoking and swinging parent 24/7. I don’t think I would last very long though. Better off to share a Coke with Bigfoot.

For me (you may already guess), any reality where Batwoman is around is okay by me.

What’s your pick?

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