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45th Anniversary of The New People

ABC’s The New People, my favorite TV obscurity of all time, celebrates its 45th anniversary today. Continue Reading →
Bookshelf: The New People #1 (Comic Book)

Review: The New People #1 (Comic Book)

My review of the first issue of Dell’s tie-in comic book series based on The New People (ABC, 1969-1970). Continue Reading →
Revew: The New People, They Came from the Sea

Review: The New People: They Came From the Sea

My review of The New People: They Came From The Sea, written by Alex Steele (pseudonym of William Johnston) and published by Tempo Books in September 1969. Continue Reading →

My Very Favorite Obscurity

The New People is my personal favorite obscurity. Learn why. Continue Reading →

More On the Alternate Pilot to The New People

Late last month, I posted about an alternate version of The New People pilot episode and said I would have more information. Here’s what I was able to find out. I spoke on the phone with Mark Quigley, manager of the Archive Research & Study Center at the UCLA Film & Television Archive about the … Continue Reading →

UCLA to Screen Alternate Version of The New People Pilot Episode

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is in the middle of a Rod Serling retrospective titled “Rod Serling: Other Dimensions.” A web page for the retrospective can be found here while a Los Angeles Times article about the retrospective can be found here. It began in late July and will continue through mid-September. Screenings have … Continue Reading →

The True Opening Theme to The New People

This is frankly very embarrassing. For the past six years I’ve thought that the theme I have included in my article on The New People is the correct opening theme. I was wrong. What I’ve been presenting as the opening theme is apparently just another version of the closing credits. Here’s what happened. Only one … 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 →