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MEINHARDT RAABE

During Oz Fest 2007 at the Lancaster Opera House, Colin had the rare opportunity to interview two of the surviving Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz".  Meinhardt Raabe left a lasting impression on generations of moviegoers with his portrayal of the Coroner Munchkin, who proclaimed the Wicked Witch of the East "really most sincerely dead".

A noted author and educator, Mr. Raabe was well into his 90's at the time of this interview. Always ready to give his audience what they want, he appeared in costume for this appearance, and treated us to a reprise of his legendary role.

 


 

 


 

MARTIN KLEBBA

Another great guest from Motor City 2008 was Martin Klebba of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" trilogy and TV's "Scrubs".  A geniunely nice guy, he talks to Colin about those roles, and his amazing career as a Hollywood stuntman.

 


 

 


 

KEVIN MURPHY

Here's a really fun interview.  Kevin Murphy, better known as Tom Servo and Professor Bobo of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" offered Colin an in-depth look into his world via Kaijucam, including some hysterical stories that went in to the making of his book "A Year At The Movies".

To see more of what Kevin's been up to lately, go to www.rifftrax.com. If you're one of our fellow MYSTies, you won't be sorry.

 

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KARL SLOVER

Here is a visit with Karl Slover, one of the Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz", courtesy of the Lancaster Opera House at Oz Fest 2007.  Mr. Slover played four roles in the classic film, including one of the Munchkin trumpeters and one of the singers who escorted Judy Garland's Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road.

 


 

 


 

ERIK ESTRADA

When we approached Mr. Estrada about an interview at the 2007 Motor City Comic Con, Colin intended to talk to him about his work on "CHiPS" and "Sealab 2021".  But he offered us a much more interesting look at his work with the Safe Surfin' Foundation and the National Sheriffs' Association , educating parents and children about the Internet.  For more information, go to www.safesurfincentral.org.


 

 

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DEE WALLACE STONE

At 2007's Eerie Horror Film Festival, Dee Wallace Stone was an amazing force of nature who kept things moving all weekend long! Colin was able to get a few moments of her time to talk about her diverse film and TV career...And she tells the shocking secret behind "The Howling's" "Bambi Werewolf"!

 

 

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AMI DOLENZ

Beautiful Ami Dolenz of "General Hospital" fame, talks about growing up as the child of famous parents, as well as her starmaking turn as an ugly duckling gone suddenly glam in "She's Out Of Control" at the 2008 Motor City Comic Con.

 

 

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ALAN RUCK

Alan Ruck, famous for playing the worst Starfleet Captain ever in Star Trek: Generations and Ferris Bueller's best friend in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, took a few moments during a busy day at Motor City Con 2008 to talk to TV's Dad.

 

 

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TOM SAVINI
At Cleveland's Frightvision 2004 TV's Colin met up with actor/horror make-up maestro/director Tom Savini who discussed his career in a very crowded convention hall. We apologize for the lack of a microphone.... this was one of the last interviews we did to go without a mike and it didn't help it. Still, it's Tom Savini. The cool-factor goes beyond the technical limitations.


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KEITH THIBODEAUX
Not all child stars continue on with the career paths they display in their formative first few years of life, but Keith "Little Ricky" Thibodeaux, who we ran into at The Lucy-Desi Days in Jamestown, NY went ahead anyhow and stayed in the field of drummer, just like his erstwhile younger self on I LOVE LUCY fifty years ago. The interview was set up at the Lucy Museum, and takes place on the set of the TVLand travelling I LOVE LUCY set which, if I understand correctly, was actual furniture from the show. To make the effect complete, even though it wasn't planned htis way, a group of interested onlookers watched the interview, so we can honestly say, Studio Kaiju was taped in front of a live audience".

 

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TONY DOW
Not all child stars go wrong as grown ups. Here's one that very definitely went "right". Almost everyone on the planet remembers Tony Dow as older brother Wally on the classic sitcom "Leave It To Beaver". You might not know, however, that in Hollywood, he is a well-respected master of special effects. Here he talks with TV's Colin about both sides of his career...Including his work on the Fox Television Network/BBC co-production of "Doctor Who"!

 

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MARY JO PEHL
In 2004, TV's Colin had a telephone chat with Peabody Award Winner Mary Jo Pehl of "Mystery Science Theater 3000". Ms. Pehl was as delightful and sweet as her TV alter ego, Dr. Pearl Forrester, was evil and rude. Here she shares her thoughts on what makes a "good" bad movie, and reveals the indignities associated with her hilarious performance as the disembodied "Jan-In-A-Pan".

 

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JOHN KASSIR
Best known as the voice of the Cryptkeeper in all the various incarnations of the "Tales From The Crypt" franchise, former Star Search comedy star John Kassir has had an incredibly diverse career. How many actors have played characters as diverse as The Atom (in the live action Justice League pilot from a few years ago) to Shemp Howard (in Mel Gibson's Three Stooges biopic)? Studio Kaiju, of course, have many fond memories of his role as crazed neighbor cat Mittens on the classic cartoon "Eek! The Cat".

 

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MARINA SIRTIS
Although the public at large knows Marina Sirtis best as Deanna Troi on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", she had a much more challenging role as the evil but compelling Demona on the Disney cartoon "Gargoyles". In a clip from SFX 2005 in Toronto, she talks briefly with TV's Colin about that classic role.

 

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BOB MAY
At Frightvision 2004, TV's Colin sat down with the late, great Bob May, who designed and inhabited the form of Robot B-9 on the classic TV series "Lost In Space". We apologize for the poor sound quality, as we taped this poolside on a very busy Sunday morning. But we think you will find Mr. May's delightful enthusiasm well worth the watch. Enjoy!

 

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MARGOT KIDDER
2005, Colin had the opportunity to chat with the lovely and gracious Margot Kidder. She was a true pleasure to work with, and believe it or not, she's even much warmer and fun in person than she comes across here -- And that's saying something. When Colin asked about her role in the cult horror film "Sisters", she answered with one of the sweetest stories you'll ever hear about the making of a gory movie!

 

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JOHN SAXON
One of only two interviews that survived our trip in 2006 to Michigan due to a defective o-ring on a microphone... TV's Colin got to hobnob with none other than star of TV, Cinema, and even the literary world, Mr. John Saxon. Mr. Saxon shared stories of his career with Colin and cleared up a long-standing rumor that he was once scheduled to be the first American actor to appear on "Doctor Who" back in the early 1980s (just a rumor, he was never asked....).

 

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COLIN BAKER
He was the Doctor in "Doctor Who" when Mom and Dad first met, and on our third date, long before we even had a kid or even the gleam in our eyes to get one, we decided that when (not if...) we got married and had a kid his name would be Colin. Or if it was a she, Romanadvoratrelundar (this option was later changed to "Amanda"). So in 1993 we made our first real family trip in the rickety family minivan out to Chicago for Chicago Tardis, where a lively time awaited us with Colin Baker and a host of talented people from England, and really cool people who made up the con-goers. It was the 40th anniversary of "Doctor Who" and it Thanksgiving weekend.

 

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PETER DAVISON
A few months later fate dropped an opportunity into our laps and off we went to Toronto, Ontario where they were celebrating all things British. And that meant really bizarre sounding foods like haggis, and really cool TV like (again...) "Doctor Who". This time famous actor Peter Davison was there to push his then-current series "At Home With The Braithwaites" and hawk the wares of the BBC video library, a princely portion of which he is responsible for. He very generously gave TV's Colin a well-organized and properly "British" interview that was warm and cordial, until suddenly things turned... well.... let's just say there was violence involved.

 

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TANYA ROBERTS
Here it is... TV's Colin's first interview ever. And such a lovely and warm lady to kick things off with. Ms. Roberts was one of several people his first day in March 2003 at Cleveland's Frightvision convention to help this nervous young lad begin a career that has had some truly wonderful experiences in store for him and the rest of Studio Kaiju.

 

 


 

 

SON OF GHOUL

 

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CONRAD BROOKS
More old-school charm awaits our intrepid young video anchorman in this harrowing brush with Horror icon Conrad Brooks. Best known for his role as the short dweeby policeman in "Plan Nine From Outer Space", Mr. Brooks continued to carry the torch of low-budget filmmaking into the twenty first century. Great thing about Conrad is he doesn't need much more than a camera and suddenly he's a ball of energy.

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RICOU BROWNING
From playing the underwater "Creature From the Black Lagoon" to directing underwater sequences in James Bond films, Ricou Browning has had a submerged career rivalled by few others. Here he takes time to talk to TV's Colin. Sorry about a few sound issues, but Conrad Brooks was in the room and... well... he's kind of loud.

 

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CASSANDRA PETERSON
But you probably know her better as "Elvira, Mistress of the Dark!" She's one of those people who, when we saw her at the 2005 SFX Convention in Toronto, Ontario we had a few previously formed conceptions about. But she's a very intelligent woman and very passionate about animal rights... and that's okay in our books. This convention, by the way, demonstrates what having a remote microphone can do to make a massively noisy and insane show floor seem like only a minor buzz in the background. Could have used it when we interviewed Ricou...

 

 


 

 

NEIL AND ADRIEN RAYMENT

 

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BRINKE STEVENS

 

 

 


 

 

GIL GERARD

 

 

 


 

 

GIL GERARD (UNPLUGGED)

 

 

 


 

 

ERIN GRAY

 

 

 


 

 

JULIE NEWMAR

 

 

 


 

 

CAROLINE MUNRO (MARCH 2003)

 





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