Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 11-Saturday Morning Weirdness

 

A journey through the weird world of 1970s live-action Saturday morning TV and the world of Sid and Marty Krofft.
TV Themes clipped
Tom Corbett, Space Cadet
Captain Midnight
The Pinky Lee Show
H.R. Pufnstuf
Lancelot Link-Secret Chimp
The Bugaloos
Lidsville
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters
1971 ABC Saturday morning promo
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Walnut Grovecast - Episode 16 – The Music Box

Listen here http://vhsrewind.com/wgc-the-music-box/

Mark Jeacoma from VHS Rewind and Chris Cooling from Forgotten TV discuss this episode of Little House on the Prairie.
In this installment of #nelliepalooza, Laura is the naughty one by swiping Nellie's music box, but Nellie is naughtier. 
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

That Twilighty Show About That Zone 311-We're Going To Cure Death?




If you don't listen to this episode of That Twilighty Show About That Zone, I'm going to be very naughty!!! 
Join some guy from ForgottenTV and David Lawler discuss two TZ classics, “A Piano in the House” and “The Last Rites of Jeff Myrtlebank.”


Sunday, July 2, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 10-Otherworld



The 1985 CBS series Otherworld is considered.
TV Themes clipped
TJ Hooker
Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
The A-Team
V:The Series
The Fall Guy
Feb 85 CBS promo
Otherworld opening segment
CBS Bumper/ID
Street Hawk Dec 84 promo
1984 CBS Sat night lineup promo
Obituary-Stephen Furst, 63.
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Walnut Grovecast - Episode 14 - Here Come The Brides


Mark Jeacoma and Susan King discuss this hilarious episode in this installment of #Nelliepalloza, the summer of Nellie! Get your mouth harps ready for Here Come The Brides!
http://vhsrewind.com/wgc-here-come-the-brides/

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 9-The Fantastic Journey



The 1977 NBC series The Fantastic Journey is discussed.
TV Themes clipped
1977 The Fantastic Journey pilot theme
1977 The Fantastic Journey series theme
1977 NBC spinning logo theme
1977 NBC Grizzly Adams promo
1977 NBC Man From Atlantis promo
Obituary-Adam West, 88.
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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adam West Dies At 88


Adam West, legendary for his portrayal of the first (and arguably only) live-action TV incarnation of Batman, has died at age 88.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, West died Friday night in Los Angeles following a short battle with leukemia, as confirmed by a family spokesperson. West died peacefully, surrounded by family, and is survived by his wife Marcelle, six children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A long-time actor with a career beginning in the mid 1950s, West guest starred in a dozen TV westerns before getting his first series role as Steve Nelson on 1961's The Detectives. His second series role cemented him in pop culture forever in the 1966 Batman TV series. Never able to escape the Batman image, West was able to capitalize on his iconic role in numerous guest appearances and voiceovers; appearing as Elder Hercules on Shazam!, Batman on at least six animated incarnations of the character, and eventually as a caricature of himself a number of times including his long-running 17 year stint on Family Guy.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Forgotten TV ep 8-Cliffhangers and Supertrain



The 1979 NBC mega failures Cliffhangers! and Supertrain are discussed.
Note: Some audio clips from Cliffhangers are poor quality due to being 40 year old VHS multi-generation copies. The first part of the show is best listened to on earbuds or headphones.
TV themes clipped
1979 Cliffhangers
1979 Supertrain themes
NBC "NBSee Us"! 1978 fall season promo
1979 NBC Supertrain promo
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Friday, May 26, 2017

Actor Jared Martin Dies At 75


Jared Martin died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer at age 75.
He had a number of shows in the Forgotten TV era, most notably The Fantastic Journey (1977) and War of the Worlds (1988) as well as episodes of Get Christie Love!, The Rookies, Logan's Run, Wonder Woman, The Incredible Hulk and more.

I will be doing a podcast episode on The Fantastic Journey this year.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Frequent Wire Podcast Network


Forgotten TV is now part of the Frequent Wire Podcast Network!

Frequent Wire is a collaborative podcast network founded by David Lawler with several ideas in mind: introducing classic movies and television, pop culture, exercise and fitness, sports and news, and spirituality and inspiration to a whole new generation, plus interesting and stimulating conversations about everyday life and the human psyche.


Shows include "Misadventures in BlissVille", "That Twilighty Show About That Zone," "Mixtape Rewind," "Ship To Ship - A Star Trek Podcast", "Two Davids Walk Into A Bar," as well as "Forgotten TV." 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Forgotten TV ep 7-The Super 70s Part 4



The 1978 CBS TV movie Dr. Strange and the 1979 CBS Captain America TV movies are discussed.
TV themes clipped
1978 Dr. Strange themes
1966 Captain America animated
1979 Captain America theme
1970s CBS movie bumper
1978 Wonder Woman/Incredible Hulk/CBS On The Air promo
1970s Captain America/Hulk Mego TV commercial
VHS trailer for 1979 Captain America II
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Walnut Grovecast - Episode 13 - Bunny


Chris and Mark kick off #Nelliepalooza, the summer of Nellie with this discussion of Bunny!
http://vhsrewind.com/wgc-bunny-nelliepalooza/

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Forgotten TV ep 6-The Super 70s Part 3



The 1977-1982 live action CBS TV series The Incredible Hulk is considered.
TV themes clipped
1966 Hulk/The Marvel Super Heroes
1978 The Incredible Hulk
Incredible Hulk Colorforms 1970s commercial
Me-TV Incredible Hulk promo
Mego Marvel Comics Elastic Super-Heroes Collection 1970s commercial
1978 Dr. Strange CBS promo
VHS trailer for 1979 Captain America

Sunday, May 7, 2017

1977-Quark



Quark was a sci-fi spoof created by Buck Henry, who previously had brought us TV comedies Captain Nice and Get Smart. 
The pilot aired May 7, 1977 (pre-dating Star Wars by 18 days.) It was picked up as a mid-season replacement in early 1978.

Richard Benjamin was Adam Quark, captain of a United Galaxy Sanitation Patrol Cruiser (a garbage scow.) Ship's engineer Gene/Jean (Tim Thomerson in an early role) is a "transmute", a humanoid being with a complete set of both male and female chromosomes. Other roles were: logical science officer Ficus Pandorata played by Richard Kelton, Betty I and Betty II (which one is the clone?) played by Cyb and Patricia Barnstable, and Conrad Janis as Otto Bob Palindrome, commander of the space station Perma One, which the ship answered to.

Mainly inspired by the original Star Trek series (complete with numerous recycled Trek sound effects), the show also later spoofed Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Lost in Space, and Flash Gordon. Several elements seemed later recycled in comedies like Spaceballs and Third Rock From The Sun. Even though it was basically a sitcom with a laugh track, many of the effects were not bad and were completely on par with other late 70s TV shows.

Quark lasted seven episodes (eight if you count the pilot), was released on DVD in 2008 and is now out of print but available from a number of resellers online.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Forgotten TV ep 5-The Super 70s Part 2





1970s live-action incarnations of Spider-Man are considered.
1977 Spider-Man CBS TV movie
1978 Spider-Man CBS TV series
1978 Japanese Spider-Man or Supaidâman
TV themes clipped
1967 Spider-Man ABC animated series
1977 Spider-Man CBS TV movie
1978 Spider-Man CBS TV series
1978 Japanese Spider-Man or Supaidâman
1970s Mego Hulk and Spiderman Commercial
1978 Remco Spiderman Toy Commercial
1979 Mego Superheroes Contest Commercial
Isis Weekly Moral
Fan-made trailer for Incredible Hulk TV movie
Corrections: ABC animated series was 1967, not 1966 as stated. Johnny Sokko is seen Sunday nights on Comet, not Me-TV as stated.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Forgotten TV ep 4-The Super 70s Part 1



Live action superhero TV shows of the 1970s are examined.
1974 Shazam! CBS Saturday morning series
1975 Isis CBS Saturday morning series
1974 Wonder Woman ABC TV movie
1975 Wonder Woman ABC/CBS TV series
1975 Star Trek Mego commercial
1977 Wonder Woman Mego commercial
1970s trailer for Spider-Man VHS release
Special thanks to Mark Jeacoma

Sunday, April 16, 2017

1970-The Immortal


This man has a singular advantage over other men. Ben Richards is immune to every known disease, including old age. Periodic transfusions of his blood can give other men a second, a third lifetime, perhaps more.
Ben Richards will live longer than anyone has ever lived, but a transfusion to the wrong man could make him a prisoner for all time. And so he runs from the hunters, the human hounds who would cage him.
Originally a 1969 ABC Movie of the Week, The Immortal starred Christopher George as a test car driver that discovers his blood makes him immune to disease and will give him a greatly extended lifespan unless he lost his life to injury.
Notable as one of the early imitators of The Fugitive, the main character is on the run from wealthy men that would imprison him to extend their own lives. The show was based on the science fiction novel The Immortals, by James Gunn.
15 episodes aired from September 1970 to January 1971. No release was ever made, but the original TV movie is findable on YouTube.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Forgotten TV ep 3-This Weekend In 1977


1977 TV themes clipped 
The Rockford Files 
Emergency! 
The Jeffersons 
Six Million Dollar Man 
Alice 
Wonder Woman 
Starsky and Hutch 
1970s CBS Special Presentation 

Friday night 
Nashville 99; CBS 
Code-R; CBS 
Hunter; CBS 

Saturday night 
Blansky's Beauties; ABC 
Fish; ABC 
Most Wanted; ABC 

Sunday night 
Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries; ABC 
Switch; CBS 
Delvecchio; CBS 

1977 RCA Selectavision VCR Commercial 
1977 Tonight Show clip w/Don Rickles