Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lost Science Fiction - Probe - 1988 Asimov Created OSD (Original Super Dork)

A forgotten Asimov creation.  A dork with a company that does something high-techy plays with gadgets and solves unsolvable crimes with his Watson-like sidekick.  Here is the penultimate touchstone of the cyber-genius before getting the girl could pass the verisimilitude test. Great hair.  The show lasted 7 episodes as a mid-season replacement.  

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dude, The Nazi's Had Television

Creepy. Very Very creepy. This German doc from the nineties shows a fairly sophisticated operation. The audience was primarily upper rank officers, bureaucrats and party insiders.  Berlin had numerous public television parlors, and several hundred privately owned sets.  What's creepiest here is the drooling host ranting about making deviants dance to a different tune for their supper, and the injured soldiers forced to perform, and talk about how great it is to dance with one leg.  Oh, and that happy vacation time thing they had going . . . crap.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quark Episode 2 1979

This Sci-Fi comedy was more than a decade ahead of its time. In the years just before the Sci-Fi Channel, this show lasted only 8 episodes and while it had a loyal following, myself among them, that following was small and there just wasn't the room in three hours prime-time with most markets offering around six channels.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dracula The Series 1990

From the era of complicated hair, cheaply built but design conscious sets, and slightly computerized special effects, a saga of Dracula foiled by those damn kids - the Van Helsing nephews.  The show was a Canadian production (the country that brought the world The Starlost), and was possibly the only English language show shot entirely in Luxembourg.

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