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Goodbye Sci-Fi

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reflect on MST3K's final broadcast.

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This Date in MSTory

1894: Willard Van Der Veer, cinematographer for the movie in episode 106- THE CRAWLING HAND.
1901: Frederick Schiller, who played Klein in the movie in episode 101- THE CRAWLING EYE.
1903: John Gallaudet, who played a police guard in the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
1923: John Seely, musical composer for the TV series “A Gumby Adventure” seen in the short ROBOT RUMPUS, seen in episode 912- THE SCREAMING SKULL.
1928: John Lupton, who played Ray Miller in the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET.
1949: Rick Springfield, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 417- CRASH OF MOONS.*

1960: Oscar Hammerstein (age 65), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 312- GAMERA VS. GUIRON.
1966: Francis X. Bushman (age 83), who was the narrator in the movie in episode 524- 12 TO THE MOON and played Sesom in the movie in episode 902- THE PHANTOM PLANET.
1975: Hank Patterson (age 86), who played Henry in the movie in episode 309- THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN, Hugo in the movie in episode 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER and Dave in the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END.
2005: Brock Peters (age 78), who played Dr. Ralph Therman in the movie in episode K13- SST: DEATH FLIGHT.
2010: George Weiss (age 89), who produced the movie in episode 616- RACKET GIRLS.

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RIP Jerry Lewis

LAS VEGAS–Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity vaulted him to stardom as a comic movie star who wielded unparalleled green-light power at Paramount in the 1960s, died at his home here Aug. 20. He was 91.

On MST3K, he was mentioned in host segments in episode 304- GAMERA VS. BARUGON and 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.

The Hollywood Reporter has the story.

Weekend Discussion Thread: Meeting MSTies in the Wild

Our pal Timmy writes:

The last two weeks, I met two MSTies in the wild (one at the Air and Space Museum and at a Lego convention). Each time, I said (I knew they were MSTies by the shirt they wore), “watch out for snakes!” So I thought: have you met a fellow MSTie in the wild?

I’ve had that wonderful experience many times, most notably at the two conventions, most recently at the live show. It never disappoints!


Now Available from RiffTrax…

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RiffTrax Live: Thoughts?

An open thread for reports about last night’s Rifftrax Live: The Five Doctors show.