Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Jason 'Herb' Evers passes away...

Jason Evers (aka Herb Evers) passed away on March 12, Fangoria.com reports. Mr. Evers starred in several interesting genre films, including the lead role as the obsessed scientist who keeps his fiancee's head alive in a kitchen pan in the sleazy gorefest The Brain That Wouldn't Die. The film earned a place in B-movie history by providing replacement host Mike Nelson with his first subject on TV's Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Other highlights of Evers career include the inane killer bear movie Claws, the paranoid Jaws knock-off Barracuda, the John Wayne turkey The Green Berets, Escape From the Planet of the Apes, the killer-snakes-on-a-sub telepic Fer-de-Lance, and the Ray Bradbury inspired The Illustrated Man. His last appearance was in Basket Case 2.


At 4:45 AM, Anonymous Ericb said...

He also guest starred on the old Star Trek episode "Wink of an Eye."
It's amazing that I can still remember all the useless trivia I accumulated when I was 10 years old.

At 7:25 AM, Blogger BeckoningChasm said...

I was going to mention Wink of An Eye, too, but EricB is obviously one of the Scalosians and is way too fast for me. Darn!

At 9:59 AM, Blogger Erich Kuersten said...

Damn, you guys know your Herb Evers trivia. I just saw "Wink of an Eye" and nearly lost it: "Dude! that sleazy doctor from brain that wouldn't die (which I've seen 100s of time, albeit while drunk and years ago) is a fast hustling alien masochist enthralled to a Marlene Dietrich style ballbuster and forced to dress like a S/M dungeon houseboy! Such moments are why I love TV.


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