Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 15-Creepy TV Monster Movies of the 70s

The 1970s TV movies The Night Stalker, Gargoyles, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, and Trilogy of Terror-Amelia are considered.
Music themes/clips included
-CBS Friday Night Movie theme 1966-1978
-Various ABC Movie of the Week promos
-The Night Stalker (1972) theme music/clips
-Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV series theme
-Dark Shadows Groovy Horror Head Toy Commercial
-Gargoyles (1973) theme music/clips
-Monster Vitamins Vincent Price TV commercial 
-Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973) theme music/clips
-I Vant To Bite Your Finger TV commercial
-Night Gallery syndication promo
-Trilogy of Terror-Amelia (1975) theme music/clips
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 14-The Spirit 1987 TV movie

The 1987 TV movie pilot The Spirit with Sam J Jones and Nana Visitor is considered.
TV/movie Themes clipped
The Lone Ranger 1949
Dick Tracy 1950
Sheena Queen of the Jungle 1955
Zorro 1957 
The Masked Marvel 1943
The Spirit theme 1987
The Spirit 2008 movie
Ohara 1986 ABC promo
Sledge Hammer! 1986 ABC promo
Starman 1986 ABC promo
Max Headroom 1986 ABC promo
ABC 1987 Friday Night Movie intro
Correction: Gotham airs on Fox, not the WB as stated.
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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 13-The Highwayman

The 1987 TV movie and 1988 series The Highwayman is considered.
TV Themes clipped
Unsolved Mysteries
Married... with Children
21 Jump Street
Star Trek:The Next Generation
The Highwayman TV movie
The Highwayman TV series
Tobe Hooper 74
Jay Thomas 69
Jerry Lewis 91
June Foray 99
Martin Landau 89
Skip Homeier 86
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Forgotten TV Exclusive-The Highwayman Toys

The first Forgotten TV exclusive: I have discovered the now defunct Galoob toys had a license to produce toys from The Highwayman and have obtained the exclusive images presented here.
Pictured items include:
-2.75" painted action figures of Highway (Sam J. Jones), Jetto (Mark "Jacko" Jackson), and DC Montana (Tim Russ) along with a larger unpainted sculpt of Jetto
-a 6" unpainted prototype of a slot car of Highway's rig
-a 6" painted toy of Highway's rig with detachable tractor unit and removable helicopter
-an 18" painted toy of Highway's rig with: detachable tractor unit with opening gull wing doors and removable helicopter, opening trailer cargo door and roof
-an 18" painted toy of Jetto's 5th wheel style rig with detachable sports car and opening car hood and cargo roof door
Sadly, no sign of Highway's occasionally seen sports car he kept in the trailer...
These were possibly shown in a buyer's catalog or at a toy show and never generated enough dealer interest to produce a toy line. The show abruptly ending after 9 episodes would not have helped.
All photos courtesy of 'Toystuf' and to him I offer my profound thanks for sharing these with us!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Forgotten TV episode 12-Saturday Morning Weirdness Part 2

Continuing the journey through the weird world of 1970s live-action Saturday morning TV and the world of Sid and Marty Krofft.
TV Themes clipped
The Lost Saucer
Far Out Space Nuts
Monster Squad
The Krofft Supershow
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
Dr. Shrinker
Magic Mongo
Bigfoot and Wildboy
CBS Saturday morning promo 1975
DVDs available:
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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
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!

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!

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