BORN ON THIS DATE
1725: John Newton, composer of the song “Amazing Grace” which was heard in the movie in the movie in episode 908- THE TOUCH OF SATAN.
1890: Robert E. Barnes, assistant director of the movie in episode 107- ROBOT MONSTER.
1893: Edward R. Robinson, set designer for the movie in episode 702- THE BRUTE MAN.
1894: Hans Weeren, sound engineer for the movie in episode 103- THE MAD MONSTER.
1909: Stuart Randall, who played Captain John Lauder in the movie in episode 409- THE INDESTRUCTIBLE MAN.
1909: Alan Curtis, who played a guardsman in the season four serial UNDERSEA KINGDOM.
1912: Nicholas Webster, director of the movie in episode 321- SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.
1925: John McNamara, who played a neurologist in the movie in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.
1927: Wilfred Josephs, composer of the musical score for the movie in episode 905- THE DEADLY BEES.
1932: Sandra Giles, who played Jana Ryan in the movie in episode 307- DADDY-O.
1936: Phyllis Douglas, who played Eleanor in the movie in episode 601- GIRLS TOWN.
1946: Leo Anthony Gallagher, aka Gallagher, who was described as “extremely unfunny floating” in a host segment in episode 201- ROCKETSHIP X-M, and was also mentioned in a host segments in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.*
DIED ON THIS DATE
1862: Martin Van Buren (age 79), American president, who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 1001- SOULTAKER.
1984: Vincent Beck (age 59), who played Voldar in the movie in episode 321- SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS.
1997: Laszlo Gorog (age 93), screenwriter for the movies in episodes 313- EARTH VS. THE SPIDER and 803- THE MOLE PEOPLE.
1999: Beverly Younger Podewell (age 83), who played (and was, in real life) Buzz’s mom in the short MR. B NATURAL, seen in episode 319- WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.
2003: Iya Arepina (age 73), who played Alyenushka in the movie “Ilya Muromets,” seen in episode 617- THE SWORD AND THE DRAGON.
2012: Sherman Hemsley (age 74), who was mentioned in a host segment in episode 411- THE MAGIC SWORD.
EPISODE PREMIERE ON THIS DATE
1993: Episode 501- WARRIOR OF THE LOST WORLD first shown.
EVENTS ON THIS DATE
1954: The third chapter of “CRASH OF MOONS” from TV’s “Rocky Jones, Space Ranger” premieres in syndication. All three chapters would later be released on video as seen in episode 417- CRASH OF MOONS.
1996: Trace Beaulieu announces that he will not continue with MST3K when it returns on The Sci-Fi Channel.
as Professor Bobo and Mary Jo Pehl will join the writing staff and make a guest appearance as Pearl Forrester.
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I highly recommend it, especially if you can see it in a dedicated 70mm screen. There are deaths -- it's a war movie -- but gore is actually fairly minimal. The tension, otoh, is intense. Hans Zimmer scored the movie with the recurring motif of a ticking watch, and even when you can hear the watch, there's a relentless rhythm under the score. And when there's no score, it's usually because the music is replaced with something awful, like the screaming of a Stuka bomber.
The movie is surprisingly short -- just 106 minutes -- and has three intertwining sections: The Mole, about the soldiers on the beach and the mole which is the only way of loading soldiers onto the big ships, as there is no harbor they have access to and loading from the beach would require ships with a draft of three feet or less; The Sea, about one of the Little Ships of Dunkirk; and The Air, about an RAF pilot.
I do suggest you go with someone whose hand you can grab, because as I said, the movie is intense.
Even though we knew the limited supply of Dodge’s SRT Demon would drive up prices astronomically, Fiat Chrysler still made a valiant effort to reduce markups by prioritizing deliveries to dealerships offering the vehicle at (or below) MSRP. Unfortunately, the plan didn’t work as intended. This was especially true after some dealerships found a workaround by having intermediaries on […]
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Are clearly people who did not let their cats sleep in the bed with them.
Two furry bodies smooshed up against my ribs and another one down by my feet? TOASTY WARM MUSYC. XD
(And Musyc-snoring, Sam-snoring, and Gidget-snoring all at once? I bet that was a heck of a symphony.)
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Tried searching for this before I posted, but all I got were false positives.
So, I got into a tracker yesterday, and to test things out I downloaded a 70 MB album. It works totally fine, but oddly enough, after downloading it, the counter for your downloaded/uploaded bits said I still had 0 bits downloaded.
It wasn't a free/neutral leech torrent, so yeah, I'm confused. Has this happened to anyone/is there a known fix?