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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1503: Nostradamus, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.
1889: Hugh Huntley, who played Perkins in season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1898: Alfred Berke, wardrobe supervisor for the movies in episodes 208- LOST CONTINENT and 611- LAST OF THE WILD HORSES.
1918: Peter Mamakos, who played Borman in the movie in episode 204- CATALINA CAPER.
1932: Phil Hetos, color timer for MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000: THE MOVIE.
1946: Michael Ovitz, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 305- STRANDED IN SPACE.*
1952: John Lurie, musical score composer for the movie in episode 403- CITY LIMITS.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1964: Bert Stevens (age 59), who played Col. Hill in the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END and a member of the search party in the movie in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE.
1967: Frank Moran (age 80), who played Angel in the movie in episode 105- THE CORPSE VANISHES.
1977: Allen K. Wood (age 79), production manager for the movie WORLD WITHOUT END, riffed in MST3K’s first live show.
1984: Richard C. Currier (age 92), editor for the movies in episodes 320- THE UNEARTHLY and 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST.
1984: Joseph E. Kenney (age 73), assistant director for the movie in episode 802- THE LEECH WOMAN.
1991: Rit Wallis (age 33), editor of the movie in episode 822- OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK.
1995: Leo Needham (age 80), who played a truck driver in the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
1997: Stubby Kaye (age 79), who was included in the list of prominent “doughy guys” shown in a host segment in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1998: Vittorio Cottafavi (age 84), director/screenwriter for the movie in episode 412- HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN.
1998: Lord Lew Grade (age 91), ITC executive producer, responsible for distributing the movies in episodes K01- INVADERS FROM THE DEEP and K02- REVENGE OF THE MYSTERONS.
2007: Roger George, a special effects artist for the movie in episode 1104- AVALANCHE.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1991: episode 320- THE UNEARTHLY (with the shorts POSTURE PALS and APPRECIATING YOUR PARENTS) first shown.


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This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1875: Kenneth Lawton, who played the Navy doctor in the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1889: Elmer Decker, assistant director of the movie in episode 210- KING DINOSAUR.
1895: James Conaty, who played a doctor in the movie in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1901: Merrill G. White, editor of the movie in episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER.
1920: Sally Mansfield, who played Vena Ray in episodes 413- MANHUNT IN SPACE and 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1926: Don Nagel, who played a Detective Marty Martin in the movie in episode 423- BRIDE OF THE MONSTER.
1928: Richard Caffey, assistant director for the movie in episode 906- THE SPACE CHILDREN.
1931: Randy Starr a.k.a. Joseph Randall, assistant director of the movie in episode 606- THE CREEPING TERROR.
1932: James Melvin “Jimmy” Clem, who played Old Man Crenshaw in the movie in episode 1006- Boggy Creek II.
1941: Anouska Hempel, who played Annette Fraser in the movie in episode K10- COSMIC PRINCESS.*
1943: Don Snyder, who was a singer in the movie in episode 812- THE INCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED UP ZOMBIES.*
1947: Rex Hagon, who played a shuttle passenger in the movie in episode 822- OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK.*
1949: Tetsuya Ushio, who played Gôdo in the movie in episode 306- TIME OF THE APES.*
1957: Morris Day, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1980: Ray Buffum (age 76), who wrote the original story and screenplay for the movie in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1984: Vance Skarstedt (age 62), screenwriter for the movie in episode 108- THE SLIME PEOPLE.
1999: Maury Gertsman (age 92), cinematographer for the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
2006: Keith Larsen (age 82), who played Commander Scott in the movie in episode 104- WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET.
2017: Louie Elias (age 84), who played a soldier in the movie in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST and also had a role in the movie in episode 509- THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE.


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Weekend Discussion Thread: Things You Would Like to Buy

Alert reader “Blonde Russian Spy” suggests:

Since the holiday shopping season is here, what MST3K products do you wish you could really buy? They could come from an invention exchange, a host segment or the movie itself. I know several years ago someone tried to sell a rolling treadmill, like the one the Mads demonstrated in “Lost Continent,” but personally I’d just like a bowl of Wild Rebels cereal right about now.

What do you think, sirs?

I think one of those Manos capes would be very dashing.

Your pick?

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