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Old July 10 2012, 01:59 AM   #241
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Re: TCM Genre movies schedule...

Actually it turns out there was a giant octopus in King Kong vs. Godzilla, by the name of Oodako. But apparently that simply means "King Octopus." And it's also called Daidako, which simply means "Giant Octopus." So maybe my complaint about Japanese kaiju names being more imaginative was misplaced...
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Old July 10 2012, 03:22 AM   #242
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Although I'd probably scream hysterically if attacked by a giant octopus, too.
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Old July 10 2012, 02:58 PM   #243
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I didn't see the 1940s Batman serials on the schedule. With the release of The Dark Knight Rises, this would have been the perfect opportunity.

I saw them on DVD and discuss them here.
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Old July 10 2012, 11:06 PM   #244
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I got one of those for my birthday several years ago. I forget which one, though.
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Old July 11 2012, 03:44 AM   #245
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Watching It Came from Beneath the Sea, I about hit my limit with Captain T-Bone Chauvanist Sexual Harassment guy when they thankfully put him in his place a bit.
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Old July 12 2012, 05:50 PM   #246
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I like that Hornet serial. I don't know if I would've appreciated it years ago but I like the way the Hornet and Kato look and the Black Beauty too. The music and sound, the cool logo, the screen wipes give a breezy vibe to it all. I like Ms. Case's voice, you never hear women with inflection like that nowadays, kinda big city kinda Mae West, hard to describe.

I think the thing that impressed me most was just the way the Hornet climbs a fire escape like a boss.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:03 PM   #247
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I haven't heard the car called the Black Beauty here. It's just called "the car of the Green Hornet" (an odd phrasing).

And yeah, the serials' Casey is nice and sultry, though she's not as hot as Wende Wagner from the '60s show.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:06 PM   #248
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^ Maybe because all of those early model cars seem to be black.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:14 PM   #249
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I like Ms. Case's voice, you never hear women with inflection like that nowadays, kinda big city kinda Mae West, hard to describe.
I'm amused by the way Casey is such a staunch defender of the Hornet even though she's never met him and has absolutely no reason for thinking he's a hero.

"I think the Green Hornet is just what this city needs!"

It's almost like she's peeked at the script. Or listened to the radio show!
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Old July 12 2012, 06:14 PM   #250
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^ Maybe because all of those early model cars seem to be black.
Especially in a black-and-white serial.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:16 PM   #251
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It is kind of a shame that the Green Hornet isn't green . . .

I'm not a big fan of colorization, but you could make a case for old superhero serials.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:17 PM   #252
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I like Ms. Case's voice, you never hear women with inflection like that nowadays, kinda big city kinda Mae West, hard to describe.
I'm amused by the way Casey is such a staunch defender of the Hornet even though she's never met him and has absolutely no reason for thinking he's a hero.

"I think the Green Hornet is just what this city needs!"

It's almost like she's peeked at the script. Or listened to the radio show!
I found that was amusing as well. I guess she's a tough cookie so she just has a hunch about these things.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:53 PM   #253
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It is kind of a shame that the Green Hornet isn't green . . .
Well, he is just starting out and seems to be making a lot of mistakes...
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Old July 12 2012, 07:32 PM   #254
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Watching It Came from Beneath the Sea, I about hit my limit with Captain T-Bone Chauvanist Sexual Harassment guy when they thankfully put him in his place a bit.
Yeah they sent him to some base in the artic.
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Old July 12 2012, 07:44 PM   #255
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It is kind of a shame that the Green Hornet isn't green . . .
Well, he is just starting out and seems to be making a lot of mistakes...
When he gets his bearings, "The Experienced Hornet" just won't have the same ring to it.
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