Thanks to Jon for the heads up.
TORONTO–Actor and playwright Linda Griffiths died Sept. 21, at the Bridgeport Health Center here, after a battle with breast cancer. She said she was 57, but those close to her says she was actually 60. MSTies will remember her performance as Appollonia James in the movie in episode 822- OVERDRAWN AT THE MEMORY BANK.
Thanks to Jon for the heads up.
1866: H.G. Wells, on whose stories the movies in episodes 523- VILLAGE OF THE GIANTS and 814- RIDING WITH DEATH were VERY loosely based.
1903: Ronnie Rondell, assistant director for the movie in episode 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE.
1906: Derrick de Marney, who played Latham in the movie in episode 901- THE PROJECTED MAN.
1907: Jack Mather, who played an officer in the movie in episode 804- THE DEADLY MANTIS.
1909: Vladimir Solovyov, who played Kassyan in the movie in episode 617- THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON.
1918: Rand Brooks, who played Andrews in the movie in episode 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1923: Paul Lehmann, production designer for the movie in episode 211- FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS.*
1936: Burr DeBenning, who played Dr. Ted Nelson in the movie in episode 704- THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN.
1944: Fanny Flagg, of whom Crow did an impression in a host segment in episode 502- HERCULES.*
1954: Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor, drummer for the band Motorhead, whose song “Ace of Spades” was heard in the movie in episode 604- ZOMBIE NIGHTMARE.*
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Kat Rosenfeld of MTV.com asks “Where are they now?” but neglects TV’s Frank completely, (and Josh, and Jim, and Paul, and Bridget…) and apparently couldn’t find photos of Bill and Kevin. Sheesh.
Alert reader James writes in to say:
I’ve still got to go with the peeper privates in “Attack of the the Eye Creatures.”
Keep those suggestions coming!
Does Batman win in the end? If only we had a clue…
Movie: (1974 TV series; 1987 compilation movie) A trio of young people take refuge in cryogenic capsules during an earthquake, and awaken in a world populated by intelligent apes.
First shown: 4/2/89
• This is the only MST3K episode that does not feature a human character aboard the Satellite of Love. Joel had to go out of town, so the episode was shot without him; therefore, Servo and Crow watch the movie alone. (Note that Crow sits in Joel’s seat.)
The main page is here.
Jim Mallon will be a guest at this Friday’s “Our Funny University – We’ll Make You Laugh on the Way to Success” event at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. More information here.
Thanks to Danielle for the tip!
The icons of pop-culture Christmas do battle as superheroes and supervillains in this book written by Bill and illustrated by our pal Len Peralta. More info here.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Pia Zadora was hospitalized with serious head and leg injuries after a fall from a motorized golf cart driven by her teenage son near their northwest Las Vegas home.
Zadora’s husband, Mike Jeffries, tells the Las Vegas Sun the singer-actress suffered a head injury and a compound ankle fracture in the Thursday evening accident. She is recovering in intensive care at University Medical Center.
Jeffries says Zadora’s upcoming performances at Piero’s Italian Restaurant in Las Vegas are canceled.
MSTies of course will never forget her portrayal of martian kid Girmar in the movie in episode 321- SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.
From everybody here at Satellite News, get well soon, Pia!
Thanks to Paul for the heads up.
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