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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #645 on: September 11, 2019, 06:41:00 AM »
Monsters (1988). I decided to revisit it since I had only seen a couple of episodes when I was a wee lad. Oh boy, these do not hold up.

Most of the episodes are very forgettable, but I highly recommend "The Hole"; in my opinion, the best episode of the entire series.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #646 on: October 14, 2019, 06:31:56 AM »

Struck By Lightning, 1979 - High school science teacher Ted Stein’s grandfather, Emil dies and leaves him the Brightwater Inn.  One of the staff is Frank, the Inn handyman.

Frank tells Ted that his Great Grandfather Gustav, was Doctor Frankenstein and he is the 300-year-old Frankenstein Monster.


Stars Jack Elam as the Monster.  Aired for 3 episodes, though there are more un-aired episodes rumored to exist.

Here is a link to the first episode, September 19, 1979:

          https://youtu.be/c6KbZbFPRHE

Elam manages to have a couple good lines and seems to be enjoying himself.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #647 on: October 14, 2019, 06:36:28 AM »

The Elvira Show, 1993 - Elvira works from her Manhattan, Kansas home as a psychic.  She lives with her black cat, Renfield, and her aunt Minerva.  They are both witches.

Elvira’s niece, Paige, (raised by nuns) comes to live with them.


Here is the unaired pilot in three parts:

           https://youtu.be/c-P6bHZc7ZY

           https://youtu.be/6bT8mGvVX-8

           https://youtu.be/moRDSmCc57w

Elvira tells the two other characters, “You can be June Cleaver; you can be Ward - and... I’ll be The Beaver”.

Elvira offers Paige the advice, “Opportunity only gives you knockers once.”


The suggestive lines are undermined by an awful laugh track. A live audience would have loved this show.

Elvira has said this show was all set for the new fall lineup when the studio changed creative management and the new guy tossed the finished pilot without ever seeing it.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #648 on: October 14, 2019, 10:49:02 AM »
Return to the Planet of the Apes-1974-1976
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #649 on: October 14, 2019, 03:03:12 PM »
 I watched a little of the new Walking Dead episode, last night.  Since I haven't watched in ages, I had no idea what was going on. Looked good, though. I'm glad to see the lovely Thora Birch in it. Go Enid!

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« Reply #650 on: October 15, 2019, 08:31:51 PM »
I watched a little of the new Walking Dead episode, last night.  Since I haven't watched in ages, I had no idea what was going on. Looked good, though. I'm glad to see the lovely Thora Birch in it. Go Enid!

Thora Birch in Ghost World.
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #651 on: October 17, 2019, 02:58:07 PM »
On DVD:
THE TWILIGHT ZONE ('80s series)
STAR TREK TOS (The 2004 Seasons with original effects and music)
GUNSMOKE

On Amazon Prime:
DARK SHADOWS (Still on 'The Beginning' seasons)

On Hulu:
THE OUTER LIMITS ('90s series)
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #652 on: November 13, 2019, 12:11:16 PM »
UFO-season 1
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #653 on: November 30, 2019, 10:08:05 PM »
Finally getting around to watching Gotham Season 5

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #654 on: December 01, 2019, 12:38:37 PM »
 Various classic "Outer Limits" episodes. Now watching "Demon with a Glass Hand".

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« Reply #655 on: December 01, 2019, 05:14:23 PM »
Various classic "Outer Limits" episodes. Now watching "Demon with a Glass Hand".

Great Harlan Ellison story.

I had a definite crush on Arlene Martel.  She was also memorable in the Twilight Zone's, episode 22 - "Room for one more, honey."
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #656 on: December 01, 2019, 08:11:16 PM »
I'm about halfway through the second season of Poltergeist: The Legacy. Overall, it's still very enjoyable.
Thanks to Amazon Prime, I’ve also been watching The Sixth Sense (1972). Most people probably only remember the latter series as an oddity because the episodes were severely edited and repackaged to expand the syndicated Night Gallery package. That tentative association may be why the unedited first season of The Sixth Sense is streaming as part of the first season of Night Gallery at Amazon. Honestly, it doesn’t make a lot of sense; but there it is.
I’ve watched 11 of the season’s 13 episodes, and overall, I’m really enjoying it.

Ep. 11, “Whispers of Evil” featured a painting that looked familiar. That got me thinking about the series’ connection to Night Gallery, so I went looking for that painting. It must have been retained by the studio, because it was used in the Night Gallery intro recorded for the syndicated cut-downs. Images of it and the other Sixth Sense Night Gallery paintings can be found here: http://www.nemsworld.com/6sense/. Interestingly, the artist, Jaroslav "Jerry" Gebr, also painted the three paintings in the pilot film (Thomas Wright created all of the painting, in myriad styles, for the rest of the Night Gallery collection). The Sixth Sense Exhibition website offers some interesting trivia about the paintings and the incorporation of the Sixth Sense episodes into the Night Gallery syndication package, but it also adds the connection of two paintings, the one from “Whispers of Evil,” and one done for the intro to “Candle, Candle Burning Bright,” that both, with slight alterations, appeared in the Kolchak: The Night Stalker episode “The Devil’s Platform,” with Tom Skerritt.

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #657 on: December 08, 2019, 02:29:54 PM »
The Outer Limits -  Keeper of the Purple Twilight

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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #658 on: December 11, 2019, 10:44:28 PM »
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Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Reply #659 on: December 11, 2019, 10:45:33 PM »
Just finished watching "The Munsters Scary Little Christmas "(1996). on DVD
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