One of the first things to spin-off of the NBC Mystery Movie “Wheel” format was McCloud, starring Dennis Weaver (Duel, The Twilight Zone). It galloped across television sets from 1970-1977 and rode off into the sunset with its final episode, McCloud Meets Dracula, co-starring John Carradine (Stagecoach, The Ten Commandments). We talk McCloud and a whole lot more as I’m joined by a special guest, my brother, Vincent, to reminisce about television memories, days that found us in one of television’s great eras. Listen in!
It’s the 60th anniversary of The Twilight Zone’s THE HOWLING MAN episode. Penned by the brilliant Charles Beaumont, it furnishes a stellar example of what the series offered. I’m joined by my friend, Patricia, as we survey the appearance of The Devil throughout The Twilight Zone. I’m also joined by returning guest, Jason V Brock, for a deeper dive into Beaumont and The Howling Man. This episode was a long time coming. Warmest wishes for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and a bright New Year!
We remember Diana Rigg, the British actress who defined the high point of the classic British television series THE AVENGERS as Emma Peel. LISTEN IN….
Carrie Fisher (Star Wars) headlines the 1984 British production of FRANKENSTEIN, co-starring UK greats Robert Powell, David Warner and John Gielgud. I’m joined by Canadian filmmakers and collaborators Anthony DP Mann and Seb Godin, the duo behind the forthcoming film, The Abominations of Frankenstein.
EPISODE 110: Starsky & Hutch was one of the top cop shows of the 1970s. A police drama grounded in the real world, our favorite buddy team nevertheless had occasion to go up against the supernatural. In this case, a vampire, played by John Saxon. LISTEN IN!…
EPISODE 109: THE HOUSE THAT WOULD NOT DIE (1970): The legendary Barbara Stanwyck (The Big Valley) has got restless spirits on her hands after moving into an inherited family manse with her niece (Kitty Winn, The Exorcist). With the help of a medium and the professor next door (Richard Egan), she must uncover the secret that imprisons these ghosts of the past. A haunting ABC Movie of the Week.
Robert Culp (I SPY, Columbo, Greatest American Hero) is a man driven to take matters into his own hands after he is harassed by out-of-control teens. A telefilm released in the era of Walking Tall and Death Wish, it is based on true events, a tale of do-it-yourself justice. Malcolm Johnson of The Horror Show Blog and Facebook page contributes a segment.
One of the most lavish productions of Mary Shelley’s immortal classic was told on the small screen as FRANKENSTEIN THE TRUE STORY (1973), starring Michael Sarrazin, Jane Seymour, and James Mason. I’m joined by my friend, Canadian filmmaker, actor, audio dramatist Anthony DP Mann to tackle this literate NBC mini-series. LISTEN IN…
Peter Graves (Mission Impossible, Scream of the Wolf) and a young Kathleen Quinlan (Event Horizon) co-star in WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? (1974), about a father, son, and daughter who find themselves coping in a post-apocalyptic world. This time, the world-wrecker is a sudden, massive solar flare, poisoning exposed human beings with radiation and reducing them to piles of dust.
One of film’s great franchises crash-landed on the small screen in 1974, giving us THE PLANET of the APES, The Television Series. Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, and James Naughton are our trio of heroes, fugitives in a future world where apes rule men. We explore the Pilot as well as episode #12, The Cure, a story about contagion. At this time of worldwide concern over the virus COVID-19, this episode goes out with warm wishes for your health and safety.