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seajaw wrote:
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All in the Family , Lone Ranger , Cisco Kid , Lost in Space . I like those old 50's-60's sci-fi movies too .... the Godzilla's and all those Hammer Horror movies , with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee


"Danger, Will Robinson!"

I actually liked much of the first season, which was a little more serious in tone.  I seem to recall reading somewhere that Guy Williams was very disappointed when Jonathon Harris managed to grab the most prominent role over time (along with Billy Mumy).

The Irwin Allen shows (Lost in Space, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants) had some nice effects work when they first came out, then fizzled.

But I have always loved the designs of original Jupiter II, the robot, and chariot, the Seaview.

All in the Family is a certified classic.  I never saw much of the Lone Ranger or Cisco Kid.

Hammer did put out some great horror flicks.  I liked their take on Dracula a little more than their ressurections of the other famous monsters.  Curse of the Werewolf, with Oliver Reed, was nicely done.

One thing that was really tough to overcome was having to create their own interpretations of such well-known images, since the Universal makeups were, of course, all copywrited. 

Did you ever see one of the later Dracula films, Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires (1974)?  Dracula (well beyond the Christopher Lee days) goes to China and Van Helsing (Peter Cushing, as always) chases him there.  It's a cool mix of vampires and kung-fu, if you can believe that.

Make sure you see a full-length version, and not one that's been cut to ribbons.  It's actually on YouTube, in its entirety.

I coulkd go on and on about the '50's and '60's sci-fi craze.  That stuff is like catnip.


 I am sure I have , growing up we had the Son of Svengoolie that showed all those on Saturday afternoons. Dracula vs. Billy the Kid  was another one I remember .

 

 Yongary , Varan , Gorgo were some more Giant monsters like Godzilla . Any of those old Toho movies were good .


Don't forget Gamera.

Many model trains and associated building kits gave their lives in the service of Japanese monster mayhem. This past week, Sven showed King Kong Vs. Godzilla. He had King Kong Escapes a few weeks ago.

It was glorious! biggrin

Speaking of Billy the Kid vs. Dracula, have you seen that other vampire western, Curse of the Undead, starring Eric Fleming (first-season trail boss Gil Favor in Rawhide)?

We also have another guy, a local named Fred Hopkins. He's a lawyer by day (a lot of traffic court cases and stuff like that, from what he says). He's also a college professor at a local community college. He teaches a course called Schlock Cinema 101 and does a Friday night hosting gig on Community Colleges TV, Professor Fred's Movie Marvels.

Professor Fred shows a lot of '50's and '60's public domain el cheapos, like the lesser Roger Corman films. Stuff like Wasp Woman, The Giant Leeches, Attack of the Killer Shrews, Bucket of Blood. He also has his own band. They do live gigs, and sing movie-themed tunes that he's written.

Svengoolie's on Me-TV Saturday nights at 10 (part of their Sci-Fi Saturday Night lineup (Batman, Wonder Woman, original Star Trek, Lost in Space, Get Smart). They had Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea until just recently.

Gorgo was cool. He's Brit, which means Tokyo was spared. wink


 thanks for the heads up on Svengoolie , I had no idea he was still around ... Or even alive for that matter

Oh yes , Gamera . I bought a box set of those movies , I think I got 12 movies for $7.50 .

I never saw that Curse of the Undead . I'll look around for it .

A couple weeks ago I did dig out Attack of the Mushroom People ...lots of cheese there but it worked for me .

 

 

 

 



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There's been more than one Sven.

The current Svengoolie is Rich Koz, and he's got a brand-spanking-new coffin (really cool).  Koz may be the Sven you remember, as he's been doing the show since the late '70's.

Here's the website: http://svengoolie.com/

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Thanks TT, and Seaj, wow, reading of all these ghosts of the past brings back memories for sure.
Adding to my previous choices are Hogan's Heroes, Alfred Hitchc**k Presents, The Dean Martin show and Magnum P.I.



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seajaw wrote:

There's been more than one Sven.

The current Svengoolie is Rich Koz, and he's got a brand-spanking-new coffin (really cool).  Koz may be the Sven you remember, as he's been doing the show since the late '70's.

Here's the website: http://svengoolie.com/

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 that's the one I grew up watching .

 

Maybe I missed it but has anyone mentioned the Andy Griffith Show ?



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Thanks TT, and Seaj, wow, reading of all these ghosts of the past brings back memories for sure.
Adding to my previous choices are Hogan's Heroes, Alfred Hitchc**k Presents, The Dean Martin show and Magnum P.I.


You're welcome. It's great to have you with us.

Hogan's Heroes is another one that's on Me-TV, along with F Troop and Gilligan's Island

Gads, that stuff is so goofy...and fun! biggrin

Speaking of horror hosts, anyone remember Joe Bob Briggs?

I mentioned a local horror movie host earlier, Professor Fred. Here's a pic of the Professor and his sidekick, Igor:

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I remember a Sammy Terry , he was a local host in Indianapolis. I saw his show a few times . Never saw the professor though

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I remember a Sammy Terry , he was a local host in Indianapolis. I saw his show a few times . Never saw the professor though


Professor Fred's Movie Marvels is on Seattle Community Colleges TV.

Here's the show intro for The Atomic Submarine (there were no complete shows on YouTube): 



Interestingly, when you get the menu of options after the opening sequence runs its course, the whole movie is displayed right below the picture of Prof. Fred.

The third image in the top row links to Professor Fred's band, Ramshackle.



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Going back to what you were saying earlier, my wife is more of a Night Gallery fan than I am.  My feeling is that the old TZ was much edgier.


We both liked the Twilight Zone revival in the '80s, though the quality varied greatly between episodes.

I was never a big fan of the Outer Limits revival.


 I'm not a big fan of the Outer Limits revival either although there were a few good episodes I remember. My wife loves the series and has often shown a few of the episodes as part of her lesson plans (she teaches high school science).

The TLZ 80s revival had quite an interesting history. Apparently it did well in it's first season but they switched it from hour long episodes with several stories to one story, half hour episodes and it didn't do as well. The third season was rushed and put together so CBS had enough episodes to sell the series into syndication. The 2nd and 3rd seasons were hit or miss for sure, but for me one of the best episodes came from season 3; "Extra Innings". I'll admit I'm biased on that one.



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Going back to what you were saying earlier, my wife is more of a Night Gallery fan than I am.  My feeling is that the old TZ was much edgier.


We both liked the Twilight Zone revival in the '80s, though the quality varied greatly between episodes.

I was never a big fan of the Outer Limits revival.


 I'm not a big fan of the Outer Limits revival either although there were a few good episodes I remember. My wife loves the series and has often shown a few of the episodes as part of her lesson plans (she teaches high school science).

The TLZ 80s revival had quite an interesting history. Apparently it did well in it's first season but they switched it from hour long episodes with several stories to one story, half hour episodes and it didn't do as well. The third season was rushed and put together so CBS had enough episodes to sell the series into syndication. The 2nd and 3rd seasons were hit or miss for sure, but for me one of the best episodes came from season 3; "Extra Innings". I'll admit I'm biased on that one.


I have to admit to not recalling that one.  There are two that stuck with me over time:

Paladin of the Lost Hour (with Danny Kaye)

To See the Invisible Man

Loved that creepy re-invention of the original theme that was performed by the Grateful Dead.  



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seajaw wrote:
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I remember a Sammy Terry , he was a local host in Indianapolis. I saw his show a few times . Never saw the professor though


Professor Fred's Movie Marvels is on Seattle Community Colleges TV.

Here's the show intro for The Atomic Submarine (there were no complete shows on YouTube): 



Interestingly, when you get the menu of options after the opening sequence runs its course, the whole movie is displayed right below the picture of Prof. Fred.

The third image in the top row links to Professor Fred's band, Ramshackle.


 Checked out Son of Svengoolie for Saturday nite. She-Wolf of London , got the DVR all set



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stargell8 wrote:
seajaw wrote:
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I remember a Sammy Terry , he was a local host in Indianapolis. I saw his show a few times . Never saw the professor though


Professor Fred's Movie Marvels is on Seattle Community Colleges TV.

Here's the show intro for The Atomic Submarine (there were no complete shows on YouTube): 



Interestingly, when you get the menu of options after the opening sequence runs its course, the whole movie is displayed right below the picture of Prof. Fred.

The third image in the top row links to Professor Fred's band, Ramshackle.


 Checked out Son of Svengoolie for Saturday nite. She-Wolf of London , got the DVR all set


I'll be watching, as well.  I've never seen She-Wolf of London before.

I just looked it up at IMDb.  Oh, my!  Could sweet, innocent, June Lockhart be a marauding she-beast, killing all those people? biggrin

Did you know that the original Svengoolie died last year?



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I am having trouble recalling him. The one doing it now was on our local Chicago channel when I was in grade school , he's the only one I remember.

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I found a great treat, to help get you ready for Saturday night!

The segment (aired last year) in which Svengoolie debuted the new coffin:



(Some of the older shows are still mixed in, as reruns, so you won't see the new coffin every week)



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seajaw wrote:

I found a great treat, to help get you ready for Saturday night!

The segment (aired last year) in which Svengoolie debuted the new coffin:



(Some of the older shows are still mixed in, as reruns, so you won't see the new coffin every week)


 that was great , thanks !

I'm stunned he's still around , I lost track of him after high school and hadn't seen him for 25+ years. I see he's still using the rubber chickens and doing the Berwyn gag.  as crazy as it might seem, I am looking forward to his show Saturday.... Bring on the She-Wolf !!



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seajaw wrote:

I have to admit to not recalling that one.  There are two that stuck with me over time:


 I found it on YouTube. Basically it's about an ex-ball player that has a crippling leg injury and is trying to adjust to life after baseball. One day a friend of his, a little league pitcher he mentors, gives him an old baseball card from 1910. I won't give away anymore other than the card turns into a portal that allows him to leave his everyday life for a while and play ball in 1910 injury free.

 

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