Frank is slated to appear on the “Our Big Apartment Show” podcast live at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 (tonight). You have to sign up as a member to view it, but it’s free. More into here.
1889: George H. Plympton, screenwriter for the season two serial THE PHANTOM CREEPS.
1905: Lionel Lindon, cinematographer for the movie in episode 113- THE BLACK SCORPION.
1909: David Stern, screenwriter for the movie in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS.
1917: Armando Trovajoli, score composer for the movie in episode 412- HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMEN.
1919: Bob Wehling, who played the searchlight guy Joe in the movie in episode 801- REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and who also was the screenwriter for the movie in episode 506- EEGAH.
1919: Bruno Vailati, producer of the movie in episode 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED.
1927: Francis Matthews, who did the voice of the title character on TV’s “Captain Scarlet,” episodes of which were seen in episode K02- REVENGE OF THE MYSTERONS.
1932: John Elias, editor for the movie in episode 614- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL.
1938: Jany Clair, who played Queen Samara in the movie in episode 410- HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN.*
1943: Lisle Wilson, who played Dr. Loring in the movie in episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN.
1964: Keanu Reeves, who was parodied by Mike Nelson in a host segment in episode 610- THE VIOLENT YEARS.*
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Two fan-favorite episodes have been added to Shout! Factory TV: episode 424- Manos: The Hands of Fate and episode 512- Mitchell.
And this is several-weeks-old news (sorry, work has been crazy), but over at the official MST3k Youtube site, they’ve added an annotated version of episode 519- Outlaw As always if you have additions or corrections, post them there not here.
Alert regular Jaybird suggests:
I would add what Kevin Murphy has noted a few times: that it seems as if when millennials are presented with a black and white movie, it’s like they’re simply unable to see anything on the screen at all.
Of course there are exceptions, and I would assume that any millennial who visits this site is a good example of one. But have you noticed this kind of attitude in your cohorts?
Short: (1957) A shrill, androgynous succubus urges a gawky middle schooler to take up a musical instrument.
First shown: 11/30/91
• If there was ever an episode where the short outshines the feature, this is it. But, that being said, this was one of those times where I was expecting to struggle through the movie but was pleasantly surprised. Instead of the dull slog I remembered from previous viewings, I found it pretty entertaining and the riffing was pretty consistently good. The host segments are more good than bad as well. This really is a fun episode all around.
Banu Gibson, wife of Buzz Podewell, was recently archiving some of his old pictures and came across these two “Mr. B Natural” promo shots. She was kind enough to send them to us.
Says Banu: “Buzz never answered emails or inquiries regarding if that was him in the short. He wasn’t interested in that kind of attention but the posts after his death were so touching and lovely I thought I would share [these photos] in case anyone would be interested. By the way, those are Buzz’s real parents who play his parents.”
Thanks to Banu for sharing with us!
… you will want to know about this, from our pal Daniel Griffith. No word yet on who the “special guests” might be, but Trace, Frank and Bill are slated to appear at the con (see below). Two words: En-joy!
Scheduled cast appearances (many run by our pal Ken Plume) include:
Riftrax. Bill Corbett hosts a lively hour full of rifftacular fun. J. Scrimshaw; Fri 10:00 am; Imperial Ballroom [M]
Joseph Scrimshaw & the Attack of Comedy Joseph Scrimshaw’s geekcentric comedy show on Star Wars, Batman, video games, &
Comedy Writing. A discussion about the art of writing comedy, with those who have done so professionally. T. Beaulieu, F. Conniff, B. Corbett, J. Scrimshaw; Fri 4:00 pm; Cent. I [H]
Gonzo Quiz Show & Doin’ Improv. Celebrity guests in a gonzo game face flurries of fast, furious improvised comedy. K. Plume, S. McCoy, T. Beaulieu, F. Conniff, Paul and Storm, B. Corbett, S. Adsit, J. Urbaniak, M. Lewis, J. Scrimshaw, A. Fever, Angela Webber, H. Lublin, M. Gagliardi; Fri 5:30 pm; Imperial Ballroom [M]; 2.5 Hrs
Gonzoroo III: A Musical Quizodyssey. Music, geekery, comedic delights, & surprises galore! A big ol’ concert followed by a big ol’ quiz show! K. Plume, D. Hammer, T. Beaulieu, F. Conniff, Paul and Storm, S. Adsit, J. Urbaniak, M. Lewis, J. Scrimshaw, A. Fever, M. Phirman, The Doubleclicks, H. Lublin, M. Gagliardi; Sat 8:00 pm; Atrium Ballroom [M]; 2.5 Hrs
We Got This. Mark & Hal settle once and for all which is the best Classic Movie Monster. K. Plume, T. Beaulieu, F. Conniff, B. Corbett, M. Phirman, H. Lublin, M. Gagliardi; Sun 10:00 am; Imperial Ballroom [M]
Reel Crime. MST3K’s Bill Corbett, Trace Beaulieu, & Frank Conniff defend cinematic guilty pleasures. K. Plume; Sun 1:00 pm; Grand Ballroom West [Hil]
You Know More Than We Do. An hour with the folks behind Mystery Science Theater 3000. K. Plume, T. Beaulieu, F. Conniff, B. Corbett; Mon 1:00 pm; Cent. I [H]
WALK OF FAME
An alert reader suggests:
What would your pick be?
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