DVD Tuesday: Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp, Maverick

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 →

Janet Dean, Registered Nurse Article Revised

I have finally finished a complete revision of my article on Janet Dean, Registered Nurse. In many respects, this is a completely new article with much more information about the production, distribution and reception of the series (both critical and in terms of ratings). I’ve revised articles in the past but rarely as significantly as … Continue Reading →

Eugene Polley (1915-2012)

Eugene Polley, the man responsible for the wireless television remote control, passed away on Saturday (May 20th) at the age of 96. Polley was working as an engineer for Zenith in 1955 when he developed the Flash-Matic remote control, shaped like a ray gun (or perhaps something you’d find at the end of a garden … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: The Dean Martin Variety Show, Route 66, S.W.A.T.

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 →

More Star Trek: The Next Generation Footage “Missing”

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the recovery of 13 seconds of footage — or more specifically, the original film elements for those 13 seconds, allowing for the footage to be converted to high definition — from an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Today, TVShowsOnDVD.com has more information about the upcoming July … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Hazel, Riverboat

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 →

65th Anniversary of Kraft Television Theatre

Yesterday was the 65th anniversary of NBC’s long-running Kraft Television Theatre, which premiered on Wednesday, May 7th, 1947 at 7:30PM. In January of 1948 the series would shift to 9PM, where it would stay for the next ten years. The series was aired contentiously year-round, with no break during the summer. An estimated 585 episodes … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Fantasy Island, Doctor Who

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 →