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Weekend Discussion Thread: The Deserving Vincent Price Movie

An alert regular suggests:

Recently we had a discussion about Vincent Price, and a regular here, the always polite and interesting “bartcow,” suggested that this be a separate WDT: What Vincent Price movie would be deserving of the MST3K treatment?

I’m going to go with classic Corman: “The Masque of the Red Death.” You have to see it to believe it.

Though, I have to say that when this topic comes up, this comes to mind…
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What’s your pick?

This Date in MSTory

BORN ON THIS DATE
1887: Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 507- I ACCUSE MY PARENTS.
1899: Douglas Shearer, sound recording supervisor for the movie in episode 510- THE PAINTED HILLS.
1915: Raymond F. Jones, whose story “The Alien Machine” was the basis for movie THIS ISLAND EARTH riffed in MST3K: THE MOVIE.
1919: Joby Blanshard, who played Smith in the movie in episode 111- MOON ZERO TWO.
1925: Rock Hudson, who played David Shelby in the movie in episode 1104- AVALANCHE.
1928: Rance Howard, who played a deputy in the movie in episode 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS.
1934: Karen Kadler, who played Ellen Peters in the movie in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD and Iris in the movie in episode 415- THE BEATNIKS.
1959: William R. Moses, who played Guten Gus Edway in the movie in episode 516- ALIEN FROM L.A.*

DIED ON THIS DATE
1970: Alexander Laszlo (age 74), composer of the musical scores for the movies in episodes 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES and 701- NIGHT OF THE BLOOD BEAST. He was also the musical director for the “Rocky Jones, Space Ranger” TV series, episodes of which were seen in MST episodes 413- MANHUNT IN SPACE and 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1980: Hod David Schudson (age 38), musical score composer for the movie in episode 811- PARTS: THE CLONUS HORROR.
1982: Bill Baldwin Sr. (age 68), who played an announcer in the movie in episode 517- BEGINNING OF THE END.
1987: Arthur C. Pierce (age 64), director/screenwriter of the movie in episode 104- WOMEN OF THE PREHISTORIC PLANET and producer/screenwriter of the movie in episode 420- THE HUMAN DUPLICATORS.
1988: Sheilah Graham (age 84), who played Sister Grace in the movie in episode 601- GIRLS TOWN.
1997: Wilfred Josephs (age 70), composer of the musical score for the movie in episode 905- THE DEADLY BEES.
2004: Anthony Magro (age 81), associate editor for the movie in episode 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES and the music editor for the movie in episode 618- HIGH SCHOOL BIG SHOT.
2008: Ennio De Concini (age 84) who was one of the screenwriters of the movies in episodes 408- HERCULES UNCHAINED and 502- HERCULES.
2014: Carole Mathews (age 94), who played Lee in the movie in episode 503- SWAMP DIAMONDS.

EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1990: episode 207- WILD REBELS first shown.

EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1960: The movie in episode 617- THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON, just released in the U.S., is reviewed in The New York Times.
1982: The movie “Time Walker,” seen in episode 405- BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET, is reviewed in Variety.


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RIP Roy Clark

TULSA, Oklahoma–
Roy Clark, the legendary guitarist and singer, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member, Grammy-, ACM- and CMA- award winner and co-host of the “Hee Haw” television series, died Nov. 15 at his home here due complications from pneumonia. He was 85.

He earns a spot in MSTory because he was mentioned in a host segment in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.

Variety has a nice obit.

Great AV Club Turkey Day Piece

Erik Adams of the AV Club delves into MST3k and Turkey Day (and when he gets to MSTieween, Erhardt and I got a quote or two).

MST3K, Turkey Day, and 30 years of taking over the world before pie is served.

A New RiffTrax Short

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