Happy New Year’s and Happy 2019 to the entire crowd of fellow super Svengoolie SvenPals, super MSTies of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and all fellow classic/cult film aficionados everywhere! 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of (son of) Svengoolie (portrayed by Rich Koz)! Peace and “Hi-Keeba!” -C.H.
Happy Thanksgiving/Turkey Day to all fellow Svengoolie SvenPals, MSTies of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” and all fellow classic/cult motion picture and TV aficionados everywhere from the author of “Silver Screen Reflections!”
Whether you watched the parade earlier today or watching your favorite classic film or TV series, watching classic MST3K on Shout! Factory TV’s platform, the Netflix rendition of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” (and today’s season 12 premiere of “MST3K: The Gauntlet”), the Pee-Wee Herman (“Pee Wee’s Playhouse”) Thanksgiving marathon over on IFC, the “Turkeys Away” episode of “WKRP in Cincinnati” this evening on Me-TV or gearing up for Svengoolie’s big broadcast of William Castle’s “Mr. Sardonicus” (1961) this Sat. on Me-TV; we hope you’re all having a happy Thanksgiving!
I am thankful for all my fellow SvenPals, MSTies and classic/cult film and TV aficionados/readers everywhere! Peace and “Hi-Keeba” to all! -C.H.
Fellow MSTies of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” everywhere will jump for joy for pre-Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving treats in honor of the 30th anniversary of MST3K!
Shout! Factory/Shout! Factory TV, in association with Twitch will present the “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Turkey Day” (pre-Thanksgiving) marathon. The upcoming “Turkey Day” marathon will begin early this year on Sun., Nov. 18 at Noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central/10 a.m. Mountain/9 a.m. Pacific (according to the official MST3K/Shout! Factory/Shout! Factory TV social media feeds). The marathon will be airing on Shout! Factory TV’s official “MST3K Turkey Day” site (a.k.a. “Shout! Factory TV Live”), Shout’s official live “MST3K Turkey Day” YouTube channel and on Shout’s live Twitch channel. The early “Turkey Day” event of classic MST3K episodes will also be simulcast on Shout’s official live MST3K channel on Pluto TV, which can also be seen on Roku and select streaming devices.
A fantastic, entertaining and lively night of hilarious cinematic riffs were enjoyed by many fellow MSTies in the greater Washington area!
Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s “The Mads!” (a.k.a. “The Mads Are Back!”) at Alamo Drafthouse’s “One Loudoun” cinema!
On the evening of Fri., March 23 at Alamo Drafthouse’s “One Loudoun” cinema multiplex, I attended Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s live film riffing tour showcase, “The Mads” (a.k.a. “The Mads are Back”)!
The silver screen feature that the legendary “Mads” of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” riffed on that evening was the cult classic William Castle/Columbia Pictures thriller, “The Tingler” (1959, with Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Pamela Lincoln and Philip Coolidge.
Trace & Frank also did a Sat. evening (March 24) “Mads!” performance (at the Alamo Drafthouse) of Leigh Jason’s “The Choppers” (1961, featuring Arch Hall Jr. of “Eegah!” fame, Arch Hall Sr. Robert Paget and Marianne Gaba).
This was my second time seeing Trace & Frank’s edition of “The Tingler” after seeing their Nov. 2017 riffing presentation of the aforementioned William Castle classic at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick!
Overall, this was my third time seeing Trace & Frank in person (in addition to their Weinberg and Alamo riffing showcases of “The Tingler,” I also attended their March 2017 Alamo showcase of “Walk the Dark Street”)!
I had a wonderful time seeing the masters of movie riffing and the icons of MST3K (Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff) in person again at the Alamo Drafthouse (with their Alamo Drafthouse/Ashburn presentation of “The Tingler”)! Thank you for the after-show meet and greet photo session and the autographed “Mads” photo (highly appreciated, sirs)! Keep up the good work!
And thank you to my parents (as this was originally considered as a surprise Birthday present back in Jan. 2018, the ticket was then purchased in late Feb.)! This was one of the best Birthday presents that I received!
And to all fellow MSTies from coast-to-coast who are going to see Trace & Frank’s “The Mads!” live coast-to-coast movie riffing shows again and to those who are attending a “Mads” show for the first time (during their 2018 tour schedule) the writer of “Silver Screen Reflections” salutes you!
Kudos to Trace, Frank and all fellow MSTies everywhere! “Hi-Keeba!” –C.H.
Fellow fans of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” in the greater Washington area are jumping for joy about the return of two masters of movie riffing!
Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s “The Mads!” (a.k.a. “The Mads are Back!”) live movie riffing tour showcase is returning to Alamo Drafthouse’s “One Loudoun” cinema!
MST3K icons and veteran comedians Trace Beaulieu (who portrayed mad scientist Dr. Clayton Forrester and the first voice of Crow T. Robot) and Frank Conniff (who portrayed mad scientist “TV’s Frank”) are coming back to the Washington area with “The Mads!” live movie riffing tour showcase for two nights at the Alamo Drafthouse “One Loudoun” cinema on Fri., March 23 and Sat., March 24 at 7 p.m.
Trace and Frank will be performing two different individual movie riffing showcases with different feature films (the films that will be riffed for their performances have not been disclosed). The Mads will also have a meet-and-greet/autograph/photograph session after each show.
Original 1957 Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “The Incredible Shrinking Man.”
“The Incredible Shrinking Man” was directed by veteran Universal Studios film director Jack Arnold, who was also known for his work on “It Came from Outer Space” (1953), “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954) and “Tarantula” (1955). The screenplay was adapted from Richard Matheson’s 1956 science fiction novel, “The Shrinking Man” (according to IMDB, Matheson also wrote the screenplay for Arnold’s film).
Who was in “The Incredible Shrinking Man” (1957)?
The players who appeared in Arnold’s 1957 film were Grant Williams (as Scott Carey), Randy Stuart (Louise Carey), April Kent (as Clarice), Paul Langton (as Charlie Carey), Raymond Bailey (as Dr. Thomas Silver), William Schallert (as Dr. Arthur Bramson), Billy Curtis (as a little person), Frank J. Scannell (as a Barker), Diana Darrin (as a Nurse), Helene Marshall (as a Nurse) and Orangey the cat (in an uncredited role as Butch the cat).
A fun, lively, entertaining and hilarious afternoon of silver screen riffs were enjoyed by many fellow MSTies in the Frederick area!
Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s “The Mads Are Back!” at the Weinberg Center for the Arts!
On the afternoon of Sat., Nov. 18 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, Maryland; I got to experience Trace Beaulieu and Frank Conniff’s live movie riffing touring show, “The Mads Are Back!” The legendary “Mystery Science Theater 3000” alums’ Frederick performance was their 100th touring appearance.