Bookshelf: Signet Batman Paperbacks

Today I’m going to write about a series of paperbacks published by Signet Books in 1966 relating to ABC’s Batman. I haven’t read any of these, nor do I own any of them, but Carl was kind enough to scan the covers to two of them for me. Signet, an imprint of publisher New American … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Leave It To Beaver, The Real McCoys

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

Q & A: Richie Brockelman, Private Eye

Question: Was there a show about a young, fast-talking blond wannabe detective who used the phrase “The thing of it is” and got results by conning people? Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, February 19th – February 25th, 1973

Here are the first ten programs from the twenty-fourth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, February 19th, 1973 through Sunday, February 25th, 1973. There were a total of 62 programs broadcast during the week and The Los Angeles Times published the complete Nielsen report on March 7th, 1973. All in the … Continue Reading →

Status Guide – “CBS Playhouse”

I wrote about CBS Playhouse earlier in the week and I’m happy to report that all 12 episodes are held by various television archives, although no single archive has all 12. The Peabody Awards Collection holds ten of the twelve episodes, UCLA’s Film & Television Archive has nine and The Paley Center for Media has … Continue Reading →

WTMJ-TV Schedule, Week of Sunday, March 14th, 1948

Here’s the schedule for station WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for the week starting Sunday, March 14th, 1948, straight from the weekly television listings printed in The Milwaukee Journal. The station was off the air on Mondays and Tuesdays. According to a brief article published in the Sunday, March 14th edition of The Milwaukee Journal, there … Continue Reading →

Unproduced Man From Atlantis Action Figures

I’ve written about NBC’s Man from Atlantis on many occasions in the past but this just might be my last post about the show for a while. I came across the following information at the Plaid Stallions website. Apparently Kenner, a toy company probably best known for its line of Star Wars action figures, was … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: Man from Atlantis #5, #6, #7

Man from Atlantis #5, #6 and #7 First Published June, July & August 1978 Published by Marvel Comics Group I’m reviewing the final three issues of Marvel’s Man from Atlantis comic book at the same time for two reasons. First, they make up a three-part adventure, so reviewing them together makes sense. Second, I don’t … Continue Reading →