Season 2: It’s All About the Kicks, Baby|
Season ran from 9/22/90 to 2/21/91: While nothing here warranted a “Best in Show” award and it was an uneven season all told, year 2 produced a couple of rock solid favorites, chief among them Ring of Terror and Wild Rebels. This was the year of Robert Lippert, Ross Hagen, Godzilla and a trio of biker flicks. We also received our first introduction to the giant world of Bert I Gordon (King Dino) and a short that wasn’t part of a serial (X Marks the Spot). Godzilla vs Megalon won most hearts, Lippert bored them (rock climbing) and an unholy mess of a skit –Joey the Lemur- left a mark.
But the biggest change was the arrival of TV Frank as Dr. Fs beloved sidekick and Kevin Murphy taking on the role of Tom Servo. While I loved Josh Weinstein, Frank and Kev became vital cogs in the continuing growth and success of the show.
MST in 1990
A few debuts: The birth of the stinger (Rocket Attack USA), Mole People, Jerry and Sylvia join the cast a assistants to Dr. F and TV Frank. The Hexfield view screen is added and, playing Valeria, Mike Nelson makes the first of several cameos on screen.
What else was going on in 1990?
My Favorite Season 2 experiments (culled from my top 50+ list)
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