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Old September 21 2014, 05:45 AM   #1
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MeTV's SuperSci-Fi Saturday Night

The Classic TV channel MeTV has a line-up of Superhero and sci-fi shows that they show every Saturday evening. They include:
The Adventures of Superman (50's George Reeve series)
Batman (60's Adam West series)
Wonder Woman (70's Linda Carter series)
Star Trek TOS (Remastered)
Svengoolie (movies)
Lost in Space
The only things on there I haven't watched are TOS, since I watch it without commercials on Netflix, and Svengoolie.
I've tried a few episodes of LiS, but that is just to cheesy for me.
I have really enjoyed the three DC show though.
Anyone else watching this stuff?
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Old September 21 2014, 08:46 AM   #2
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One of the few things I don't get is MeTV but I caught Svengoolie at my parents and it seemed like classic horror host shenanigans. It was some Hammer vampire film and wasn't too bad. I'd probably watch Superman and Wonder Woman sometimes if I had it.

Lost In Space I liked as a kid but it has not aged so well.
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Old September 21 2014, 10:19 AM   #3
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Re: MeTV's SuperSci-Fi Saturday Night

I generally leave this on my TV on Saturday nights, home or not, though I don't really sit down and watch it all straight through. I love the Superman and Batman shows, Wonder Woman is better than I remember (though I watched maybe three episodes back in the day), and Svengoolie is cool (I love the whole Horror Host schtick. Unfortunately, they show the "remastered" Star Trek with updated special effects, but I've got the real thing on DVD, anyway. I've also got LIS on DVD. Occasionally, I will tape an episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea to watch later, for old time's sake, though I have to admit that my interest in that show has not survived the decades the way that ST and LIS have.

On Sunday nights, in the wee hours, MeTV has some neat stuff, too. In addition to Man From Uncle and Mission: Impossible, they've got Thriller and Night Gallery. Also Route 66 and Naked City. Too bad I need sleep.
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Old September 21 2014, 11:18 AM   #4
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Re: MeTV's SuperSci-Fi Saturday Night

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I generally leave this on my TV on Saturday nights, home or not, though I don't really sit down and watch it all straight through.
Me too, except I don't leave the TV on when I'm out, and for the season, I've been switching over to AMC's Hell on Wheels at 9. I, too, shall watch TOOS (The Original Original Series) on DVD at my own leisure. And my cable preempts LIS for paid programming, but they'd been showing it at an earlier hour for a good stretch, via which I first attempted to watch it, and I got in the habit of either changing the channel or turning it way down.
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Old September 22 2014, 02:04 AM   #5
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I've sampled some of the BATMANs, for nostalgia's sake, and have been watching Svengoolie pretty regularly. And my DVR is already set to record THE MAN FROM UNCLE tonight.

Sadly, NIGHT GALLERY is not as good as I remember it. I loved it as a kid, but it hasn't aged particularly well . . . although, to be fair, I've only revisited a few episodes so far.
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Old September 22 2014, 02:09 AM   #6
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What the heck is a Svengoolie?
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Old September 22 2014, 02:13 AM   #7
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I'm DVRing Superman, which I'd never seen.
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Old September 22 2014, 02:18 AM   #8
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What the heck is a Svengoolie?
It's actually Son of Svengoolie nowadays.
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Old September 22 2014, 02:30 AM   #9
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What the heck is a Svengoolie?
An old-fashioned late-night horror movie host,who shows vintage black-and-white monster movies, interspersed with bits of schtick. This guy, as noted, is the son of the original Svengoolie, but has been doing this for decades now.

The movies range from classic Universal Horror, like "Son of Dracula" to drive-in movie fare like "The Thing That Wouldn't Die."
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Old September 22 2014, 02:53 AM   #10
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Ah, okay. We used to have a local horror-movie host like that in Cincinnati, called the Cool Ghoul.
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Old September 22 2014, 03:11 AM   #11
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Ah, okay. We used to have a local horror-movie host like that in Cincinnati, called the Cool Ghoul.
In Seattle, we had "The Count" on Nightmare Theater.
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Old September 22 2014, 03:17 AM   #12
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Of course, Dave Koz isn't the actual son of the original Svengoolie, but he has the blessing of the original, Jerry Bishop.

Dave also did/does a Three Stooges marathon every Saturday night. He's multi-faceted.
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Old September 22 2014, 03:34 AM   #13
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In the Tampa area in the 80s it was Dr. Paul Bearer...but he was on Saturday afternoons, not late night.

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Old September 22 2014, 09:38 AM   #14
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I generally leave this on my TV on Saturday nights, home or not, though I don't really sit down and watch it all straight through.
Me too, except I don't leave the TV on when I'm out,
I always leave the lights and TV on. That's my security sytesm.

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Sadly, NIGHT GALLERY is not as good as I remember it. I loved it as a kid, but it hasn't aged particularly well . . . although, to be fair, I've only revisited a few episodes so far.
Unfortunately, I have to agree. It's a really cheapo production in most cases-- bad cutting and editing, clunky post-production voiceovers, cringe-worthy day-for-night shots, the whole ball of wax. It was an Asylum Production before it's time. Some of them stand up pretty well, though, like "Lindeman's Catch," and some of the blackouts, like the one where the guy gets his feet amputated.

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In the Tampa area in the 80s it was Dr. Paul Bearer...but he was on Saturday afternoons, not late night.

Signature phrases:
"Horrible old movie(s)" (to describe the old horror films he was showing)
"I'll be lurking for you."
In Boston, we had The Ghoul (Ron Sweed-- buy his book), but he was actually syndicated out of Cleveland, because Kaiser Broadcasting owned Channel 56 (it was actually WKBG then). Horror Hosts used to be quite a thing. Elvira, of course, is the most famous. Locally now, we have Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers out of West Bridgewater-- my mother used to work at the local cable station where she films. Sadly, her husband, who played a werewolf on the show recently died of cancer, so she's giving it up (she has a website with a lot of cool stuff for sale and she really needs the money these days, so check it out if you're so inclined).
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Old September 22 2014, 03:08 PM   #15
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Yeah, I really envy the folks who got Elvira as their movie host...
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