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another Cult TV blog update

Aug. 1st, 2015 | 06:40 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Another Cult TV blog update:

Mr Rose, season one (1967) - delightfully witty and quirky 60s British crime series.

Perry Mason, season one (1957) - the classic lawyer-as-detective series.

Columbo, season one (1971) - a series that still stands up remarkably well with its intriguing inverted detective story format and its delightfully shabby but razor-sharp hero.

The Avengers - How To Succeed...At Murder (1966) - Steed and Mrs Peel in sparkling form.

Danger Man AKA Secret Agent, first season (1964) - the second incarnation of one of the great TV spy series.

Sherlock Holmes - The Resident Patient (1985) and The Empty House (1986) - with Jeremy Brett, the greatest Sherlock Holmes of them all.

Batman, season one (1966) - camp taken as far as it would go, and then some, but still fun.

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The Avengers - How To Succeed...At Murder

Jul. 4th, 2015 | 12:45 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

In the light of Patrick Macnee’s recent death I thought I should revisit The Avengers, so last night I watched How To Succeed...At Murder.

This is one of the late Mrs Peel black-and-white stories with a Brian Clemens script and there’s plenty of fun to be had. One of the great joys of The Avengers was always the outrageous minor characters and they don’t come much more outrageous than perfume maestro J. J. Hooter, who gets some truly delicious lines.

Capturing the perfume sample in a tyre pump is a highlight, as is the mysterious Henrietta. It’s also interesting as an episode in which Steed is more than willing to use a gun.

This is an episode that certainly could not get made today but it really is throughly enjoyable silliness.

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James Mitchell’s The Man Who Sold Death

Jun. 12th, 2015 | 03:34 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Fans of the wonderful Callan TV series might be interested in this review of James Munro’s 1964 spy novel The Man Who Sold Death. James Munro was a pseudonym used by James Mitchell, the creator of Callan. And there are some fascinating parallels between the hero of the novel and the hero of the TV series.

And it’s a fine spy thriller in its own right. Definitely worth a read.

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some more Cult TV blog updates

Jun. 6th, 2015 | 12:19 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Some more Cult TV blog updates:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (season one, 1955) - still my favourite out of all the mystery/thriler/horror anthology TV series of that era. Delightfully twisted.

Jason King (1971-72) - the most outrageous of the British action adventure series of the 60s and 70s. High camp overload but great fun.

Sherlock Holmes (1954) - Ronald Howard as a rather different, more human and more affable, Sherlock Holmes. A very underrated series.

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been watching any interesting cult TV?

May. 17th, 2015 | 02:15 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

I've just been watching an episode of Honey West. And last night I caught up with another old episode of The Saint (The Elusive Ellshaw).

Has anyone else here been watching any notable cult TV from the golden age recently?

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my latest Cult TV blog updates - May 2015

May. 9th, 2015 | 03:34 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

my latest Cult TV blog updates - May 2015:

Warrior Queen (1978) - interesting historical drama series about Queen Boudicca's revolt against the Romans. Intended as a children's series but still worth a look.

The Invaders, season one (1967) - the classic alien invasion series.

Joe 90 (1968) - one of Gerry Anderson’s lesser sci-fi puppet series but it has its moments.

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more Cult TV blog updates - April

Apr. 16th, 2015 | 12:24 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

more Cult TV blog updates - April

UFO (1969) - the first (and best) of Gerry Anderson’s live-action sci-fi TV series. Superb series.

Ellery Queen (1975-76) - very underrated mystery series.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E., season one (1964) - one of the all-time classic TV spy series, with the emphasis on fun.

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BRAND NEW!!!! "All I Need is a Miracle" for Blake's 7

Apr. 14th, 2015 | 01:35 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Vidder: maidavids
Fandom: Blake's 7
Theme: Avon/Blake
Music: "All I Need is a Miracle" by Mike & The Mechanics - PAL
DOWNLOAD:
http://www.iment.com/maida/keepthissecret/songvids/b7song.htm
http://www.iment.com/maida/keepthissecret/songvids/index.htm
MP4:  30 MB
MP2: 197 MB
LENGTH: 3 min

It has certainly been a long time since I made a new Blake's 7 video.  Enjoy!  Best, Mary

My websites:
http://www.iment.com/maida/index.htm
http://www.henrylivingston.com

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3 more remade videos for Blake's 7 - "Hard to be Humble", "Taken In", and "Some Days are Diamonds"

Apr. 10th, 2015 | 06:52 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Vidder: maidavids
DOWNLOAD:
http://www.iment.com/maida/keepthissecret/songvids/b7song.htm
http://www.iment.com/maida/keepthissecret/songvids/index.htm
My websites:
http://www.iment.com/maida/index.htm
http://www.henrylivingston.com

Theme: Avon - humor
Music: "Hard To Be Humble" by Mac Davis
MP4:  20 MB
MP2: 195 MB
LENGTH: 3 min
Along with the new audio editing on this remade video, there's also a massive amount of new video editing.  Probably half remade.  And I love it!

Theme: Betrayals of Avon
Music: "Taken In" by Mike and the Mechanics
MP4:  34 MB
MP2: 230 MB
LENGTH: 4 min

Theme:  Avon & Blake; Avon & Vila
Music: "Some Days are Diamonds" by John Denver
MP4:  36 MB
MP2: 240 MB
LENGTH: 4 min
There were originally two versions of this song - one that ended with "Blake" and one that stopped earlier.  Since one was just a subset of the other, I'm just putting up the long version.

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Remade "Survivor's Song" for Blake's 7

Apr. 5th, 2015 | 12:35 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Vidder: maidavids
Fandom: Avon/Blake; Avon/Vila
Music: "Survivor's Song" by Julia Ecklar
DOWNLOAD:
http://www.iment.com/maida/keepthissecret/songvids/b7song.htm
http://www.iment.com/maida/keepthissecret/songvids/index.htm
MP4: 26 MB
MP2: 190 MB
LENGTH: 4 min

There were originally two versions of this song - one that ended with "Blake" and one that stopped earlier.  Since one was just a subset of the other, I'm just putting up the long version.  This is the version of "Survivor's Song" from Julia Ecklar's "Divine Intervention" album, which means orchestration background rather than just guitar.
Best, Mary

My websites:
http://www.iment.com/maida/index.htm
http://www.henrylivingston.com

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