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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

Jim Mallon* (Happy birthday, Jim!)
1860: William Jennings Bryan, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 306- TIME OF THE APES.
1891: Earl Warren, who’s Warren Commission was mentioned in a host segment in episode 409- THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN.
1894: Joseph Kane, director of the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1894: Jackie “Moms” Mabley, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.
1908: Ernestine Barrier, who played the Madame President in the movie in episode 109- PROJECT MOON BASE.
1914: Fred Clark, who was included in the list of prominent “doughy guys” shown in a host segment in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1916: Eric Christmas, who played Father Murphy in the movie in episode 608- CODE NAME: DIAMOND HEAD.
1920: Leon Chooluck, unit manager for the movie in episode 522- TEEN-AGE CRIME WAVE.
1928: Jan Shepard, who played Nan Greyson in the movie in episode 406- ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES.*
1931: Alfred Hirschmeier, production designer for the movie in episode 211- FIRST SPACESHIP ON VENUS.
1933: Edward G. Robinson Jr., who played a radio dispatcher in the movie in episode 602- INVASION U.S.A.
1935: Nancy Malone, who played Tina Scott in the movie in episode 614- SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL.
1936: Ursula Andress, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 314- MIGHTY JACK.*
1955: Bruce Willis, who was mentioned in host segments in episode 401- SPACE TRAVELERS and episode 514- TEENAGE STRANGLER.*

1966: Tom Lambert (age 72), sound engineer for the movie in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M.
1974: Edward Platt (age 58), who played Mr. Tucker in the movie in episode 419- THE REBEL SET.
1987: Emile Meyer (age 76), who played Cal Anders in the movie in episode 509- THE GIRL IN LOVERS LANE.
1998: Taggart Casey (age 85), who played Sheriff N.J. Shallert in the movie in episode 311- IT CONQUERED THE WORLD.

1989: episode K16- CITY ON FIRE first shown.

1959: “Yusei Oji” is released in Japan, its country of origin. It came to America as the movie in episode 816- PRINCE OF SPACE.
1998: MST3K’S ACADEMY OF ROBOTS’ CHOICE AWARDS SPECIAL premieres on the Sci-Fi Channel.
2003: A clip from “Reptilicus” (featured in episode 1101- REPTILICUS) is featured in the “South Park” episode called “Cancelled.”

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Weekend Discussion Thread: The Episode that Made you a MSTie

An exchange in another comment thread found “SaveFerris” coommenting on “Terry the Sensitive Knight’s comment about “the episode that made me a MSTie.” SF’s comment: “THERE’S your Weekend Discussion Thread, Sampo.

And so it shall be. Mine was “Women of the Prehistoric Planet. Hi-Keeba! I was never the same.

What’s yours?

Weekend Discussion Thread: MSTed Movie You’d Like to Live In

Alert reader Charles asks (Have we done this? I’ve long since given up trying to keep track):

Which MST episode world would you like to either live in or visit? I’m a sci fi freak, but strangely attracted to the world of “I Accuse My Parents.” A place and time where I could be a drunk, smoking and swinging parent 24/7. I don’t think I would last very long though. Better off to share a Coke with Bigfoot.

For me (you may already guess), any reality where Batwoman is around is okay by me.

What’s your pick?

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RIP Sue Casey

Los Angeles–Actress and Hollywood extra Sue Casey, who appeared in more than 85 productions between 1945 and 2002, died Feb. 21. She appeared in such well-known films as “Annie Get Your Gun,” “An American in Paris,” “Showboat” and “Paint Your Wagon.” She was 92.

MSTies will remember her role as scheming Anne Duval in the movie in episode 204- CATALINA CAPER.

There have been, surprisingly, no actual press obituaries (so far) but there is a long, loving tribute by, I assume, a family member at It’s worth a read.

There’s also an unusually lengthy biography at the IMDB.

Thanks to Timmy for the heads up.