Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
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
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.