A report on Parts: The Clonus Horror

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1979 science fiction horror film directed by Robert S. Fiveson, and stars Peter Graves, Tim Donnelly, Dick Sargent, Keenan Wynn, Paulette Breen and Frank Ashmore.

- Parts: The Clonus Horror
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Dick Sargent

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American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on ABC's fantasy situation comedy Bewitched.

American actor, notable as the second actor to portray Darrin Stephens on ABC's fantasy situation comedy Bewitched.

His later movies included the crime drama Hardcore (1979) as Jake Van Dorn's strait-laced brother-in-law, Wes DeJong, and as Dr. Jameson in the sci-fi horror film Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979).

Frank Ashmore

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American actor.

American actor.

Ashmore appeared in the 1980 hit comedy film Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel and films such as Gable and Lombard (1976), Invisible Strangler (1978), Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979), Monster in the Closet (1986) and Extracted (2012).

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The Island (2005 film)

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2005 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed and co-produced by Michael Bay.

2005 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film directed and co-produced by Michael Bay.

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Ruins in Rhyolite, Nevada
Director Michael Bay at the premiere of The Island on August 7, 2005

The Island has been described as a pastiche of "escape-from-dystopia" science fiction films of the 1960s and 1970s, such as Fahrenheit 451, THX 1138, Parts: The Clonus Horror, and Logan's Run.

Graves in 1967

Peter Graves

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American actor.

American actor.

Graves in 1967
Graves on a lobby card for the 1957 film Beginning of the End
Graves attending a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2009
Graves with wife Joan Endress in October 2009
Handprints of Peter Graves in front of Hollywood Hills Amphitheater at the Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park

The films that have been featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 include SST: Death Flight, It Conquered the World, Beginning of the End, and Parts: The Clonus Horror.

Mystery Science Theater 3000

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American science fiction comedy television series created by Joel Hodgson.

American science fiction comedy television series created by Joel Hodgson.

An example of MST3Ks "Shadowramma" effect used as the central motif for the show. Here, Tom Servo (left), Joel Robinson, and Crow T. Robot, in silhouette, are watching the short Mr. B Natural in the 1991 episode featuring War of the Colossal Beast
The illustration for the song "I've Seen That Movie Too" in the liner notes of Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, from which Hodgson took inspiration for MST3Ks theme and approach
MST3K cast and crew Pehl (left), Beaulieu, Hodgson, Weinstein, and Conniff, as part of the post-show project, Cinematic Titanic in 2011
The 'bots of MST3k as they appeared through the majority of its run: Gypsy (left), Crow T. Robot, and Tom Servo. The 'bots were created by Hodgson and fashioned out of common household objects.
Nelson, Corbett, and Murphy, the primary actors in the Sci-Fi channel era, as part of their RiffTrax panel in 2009
The cast of the 30th Anniversary Live Tour, from left: Grant Baciocco (controlling Crow T. Robot), Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, Deanna Rooney, Rebecca Hanson, and Tim Ryder (controlling Tom Servo)
Mystery Science Theater 3000s Mike Nelson (left) and Kevin Murphy, at "Exoticon 1" convention panel in Metairie, Louisiana, November 1998

Others, however, have been more positive: Robert Fiveson and Myrl Schriebman, producers of Parts: The Clonus Horror, said they were "flattered" to see the film appear on MST3K.

Wynn in 1950

Keenan Wynn

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American character actor.

American character actor.

Wynn in 1950
Keenan and Ed Wynn in The Man in the Funny Suit (1960)
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
Keenan Wynn, Linda Evans, and Jack Ging in an episode of TV's The Eleventh Hour (1963)
Tennessee Champ (1954)

Parts: The Clonus Horror (1979) as Jake Noble

Tim Donnelly (actor)

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American film and television actor.

American film and television actor.

After the series ended in 1977, he played starring roles in films Parts: The Clonus Horror and The Toolbox Murders.