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1960s TV tie-in novels

Aug. 8th, 2018 | 05:37 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Recently I've been delving into the world of 1960s TV tie-in novels. And surprisingly the ones I've been reading haven't been too bad. Here are the links to my reviews.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Dagger Affair. Basically has the semi-serious semi-tongue-in-cheek tone of the first season, which is definitely a good thing. Quite entertaining.

Space 1999: Alien Seed. Based on the first season. A very good little science fiction novel.

The Avengers #6: The Drowned Queen. John Steed and Tara King trying to save a giant submarine ocean liner. Not entirely successful, but amusing.

The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - The Birds of a Feather Affair. More serious in tone than the TV series, and generally pretty good.

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most recent Cult TV blog postings

Jul. 25th, 2018 | 07:34 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Recent Cult TV blog postings -

The Guardians (1971), interesting and surprisingly nuanced British dystopian political thriller series.

Out of the Unknown, the very underrated 1971 fourth season of the BBC sci-fi anthology series.

Thriller - If It's a Man, Hang Up/The Double Kill (1975), two excellent episodes from the Brian Clemens psychology horror anthology series.

Cannon, season one (1971), a pretty solid private eye series.

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some 2018 postings at my Cult TV Lounge blog

Jun. 26th, 2018 | 12:07 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Recent postings at my Cult TV Lounge blog:

Land of the Giants, season 1 (1968), which was better than I'd expected it to be.

The Time Tunnel (1966-67), another Irwin Allen series that turned to to be unexpectedly good.

The Sweeney, season 2 (1975), the classic British cop drama.

Maverick season 2 (1958), the uneven but often brilliant cult western.

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recent Cult TV blog posts

Apr. 23rd, 2018 | 04:00 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Some recent posts on my Cult TV blog:

The Prisoner, possibly the most cult of all cult TV series.

The Sweeney, season 2, still the greatest cop show in history.

The Time Tunnel, a series I'm starting to like more and more.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea season 3, kind of fun but very disappointing after the first two seasons.

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An old vid of my husband's that I finally finished - Blakes 7 to the Simon and Simon Theme

Sep. 4th, 2017 | 10:01 pm
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Paul started this video around 1988 with VHS and Beta, so no pre-roll. I finally dug it out and finished it. His idea was to match the Simon and Simon opening cuts with cuts from Blakes 7. SO much easier in a digital system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LxHNVcpXys&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

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Gareth Thomas - Giving Message to Paul Darrow - Toronto - May 1987 ?

Aug. 25th, 2017 | 06:37 pm
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Gareth Thomas - Giving Message to Paul Darrow - Toronto - May 1987 ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo7DCNTXo4U&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCowDP4dIVhEFq5MrHrBvmeK&index=2

This is the message that Gareth Thomas had recorded - the teasing message for Paul Darrow - recorded by Philadelphia fans who had traveled to Toronto see him in a play.

Gareth Thomas came up to my husband and my room in Chicago to watch the B7 music videos, along with a large fan retinue. Apparently, he was known for not watching himself and so felt that it was safe to watch snippets in a music video. Clearly, he hadn't seen himself being shot, because his body jerked and he stepped back. Imagine an entire room of fans all watching Gareth Thomas watching the TV. Great fun.

For some reason, someone down-arrowed this message from Gareth Thomas on YouTube, which completely confuses me. Do people really dislike him so much? I adore him. I'd really like to see him get more up-arrows.

******

Paul Darrow - Replying to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYlyCiG0has&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCowDP4dIVhEFq5MrHrBvmeK&index=15

******

Don't know if it counts as Cult, but I've put up 18 Farscape videos.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCo8YJwGIQ8eXUoiJd8RHPMz

Best, Mary

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Scrounged up 5 more B7 fanvids that I put on YouTube

May. 28th, 2017 | 12:00 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Looking in corners for videos and almost finished getting old B7 pieces up.  Just put up:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2
  Winter - Avon's POV - Winston - stream of conscious dreaming (really, stream of unconscious)
  Some Days are Diamonds - John Denver - Avon
  Arbiter - Chess - General
  Be Prepared - Tom Lehrer - Vila

and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrOHC3fWHVQ&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCqdi82OnAG9M0K91bnJQGD8
  I Think I'm a Clone Now - Weird Al Yankovic - ST, STTNG, B7, Quark, Man from Uncle and Starsky & Hutch

Best, Mary

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Video of Jan Chappell at the Philadelphia Creation Con - 25 July 1987

May. 17th, 2017 | 08:16 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Video of Jan Chappell at the Philadelphia Creation Con - 25 July 1987 - 42 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ltCFi5mtE&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

My camera was just not up to the low light creation cons.  But Jan Chappell, who played Cally for three seasons, was an absolutely delightful convention guest.

All my Blakes 7 music videos that YouTube allows to be posted.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

Best, Mary

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Paul Darrow - Giving Message to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987

May. 13th, 2017 | 01:13 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Paul Darrow - Giving Message to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987 - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYlyCiG0has&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

Gareth Thomas had recorded a teasing message for Paul Darrow while in Toronto.

In Boston, Paul Darrow came up to my husband and my room to be recorded returning the favor. He also watched my Blakes 7 music videos. He was most fond of the Elvis videos, especially Trouble, that were made for him. The comment on the cigarette was because we were non-smoking, which seemed to be unusual for people associated with the British actors. He impressed us as always being a kind and gracious man in dealing with fans.

Best, Mary

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Video of Paul Darrow at the NYC Thanksgiving Creation - 29 Nov 1986

May. 12th, 2017 | 03:29 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Video of Paul Darrow at the NYC Thanksgiving Creation - 29 Nov 1986 - 33 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXcLrRjiQU&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

Because my music videos showed in the large auditorium, Adam would sometimes save me a front seat, giving me a good position from which to videotape his guests.  My camera wasn't great in low light.  Very good memories from over 30 years ago.

Best, Mary

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