Status Guide – “Decision”

Decision ran for thirteen weeks on NBC during the summer of 1958. Six of the episodes were repeats from other anthology programs. Two of those episodes exist at either UCLA’s Film & Television Archive or the Paley Center for Media. None of the unsold pilots shown on Decision are at any of the big four … Continue Reading →

W2XBS Schedule, Week of March 17th, 1940

Here’s the schedule for NBC’s experimental station W2XBS in New York City for the week beginning Sunday, March 17th, 1940. Once again sports and films dominate the week’s broadcasts. One of the films, End of a Day, was apparently shown in French without English subtitles. Interesting. Jerome K. Jerome’s (what a great name) “The Passing … Continue Reading →

New Article: My Living Doll

Julie Newmar as a robot? That’s an interesting idea for a sitcom. It might even deserve to be called one of television’s most outlandish concepts. But putting the beautiful Newmar in only a sheet? That’s genius. Unfortunately, the competition was just too much for this sitcom. A lot of people really want this out on … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Land of the Giants

Land of the Giants By Murray Leinster First Published September 1968 Published by Pyramid Books 156 Pages I’ve never seen Land of the Giants, although I want to. All 51 episodes have been available for free at (U.S. viewers only, unfortunately) for a while now but I just haven’t had the time to sit … Continue Reading →

The New People/Charlie’s Angels Connection

What does a short-lived drama that ran from 1969-1970 have to do with ABC’s wildly popular Charlie’s Angels? Not much. For the past few years The New People‘s Internet Movie Database trivia page has included the following entry: The footage of the plane crash was later used in an episode of “Charlie’s Angels” (1976) entitled … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Mod Squad, Land of the Lost Re-Release

A big screen version of Sid & Marty Krofft’s Land of the Lost starring Will Ferrell opens in theaters on June 5th. The half-hour series, which ran on Saturday mornings from 1974 to 1976, has already been released on DVD in season sets, best-of sets and a complete series set. Today, however, Universal Home Video … Continue Reading →