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Discussion in 'TV: General' started by Doctor Omega, Feb 9, 2017.
Not sure if I remember Ribs though...
If I recall correctly, Ribs was the last one to come out and presumably flopped, coz I don't remember seeing them much.
Now you have reminded me of SPACE DUST, another gimmick sweet....
And then there was that (definitely non-edible) slime stuff.....
I remember Slime, in fact my kids still get it from time to time! Yuck!
Archived and all but forgotten by the BBC, this site is still worth a nostalgic look; complete with galleries from many shows.....
The original CLANGERS......
and the new version......
Winter sale on at NETWORK.....
The Minder set seen on the page is surely just the Freemantle set? I'd heard a few years ago that Network were going to do a good job on Minder, but from what I've seen so far all they're doing is re-selling another companies' product on their site or have I got it wrong?
I just checked on Amazon. This claims to have been released last year....
DVD Release Date: 14 Aug. 2017
Run Time: 5096 minutes
But all or most of the reviews on there seem to be about previous box sets, unrelated to this release. I have yet to find a review gushing about how this release is superior picture quality or anything, which you would expect to find. So it does seem as if they, Network, have banged them out un-remastered. Beyond that, Amazon didn't help much.
That's typical of Amazon, Doctor Omega! I still doubt that Network did a version of Minder though as the box still has the old symbol on it and I haven't seen anything anywhere about the quality of the prints and any updating of special features or the like!
Yes, I hear that Slime is still popular.
In fact, I heard that a large orange glob of the stuff actually got voted in as POTUS...
What would Roger Delgado think?
A lot of my formative memories of television are of being disturbed at one thing or another.
THREADS. The nuclear war drama. Ye Gods, that was terrifying at the time.
A BBC PLAY FOR TODAY about an old lady who chucks herself off a steep hill at the end. The camera showed her p.o.v. as she went down the hill, all pebbles and chaos. Bet the BBC have wiped it though.
HOLOCAUST: The tv drama. With a side order of the documentary series, THE WORLD AT WAR.
QUATERMASS 1979. More dystopian bleakness.
Seeing the comedian Tommy Cooper die live on stage in a tv show called "LIVE FROM HER MAJESTY's.
The list could go on and on.
The horror double bills that used to on late at night....
I discovered many a black and white Boris Karloff classic or some neglected horror gem through these very welcome broadcasts....
Saturday nights were sacred in our house. For a while, our local PBS station would have Vincent Price hosting his old movies, mostly the Corman films. Then, they had a series where they would show old sci-fi films. And for a while, they did classic movies, which introduced me to so many great old films. And then one of our local stations started having a Horror Host present old B-movies. Ah, the memories...
Seeing that floating "window scraping" scene in SALEM'S LOT and being terrified by it.
Then going to school and finding out that everybody else in your class had been terrified by it too.
Waiting with eager anticipation for the SILENT SCREAM episode of HAMMER HOUSE OF HORROR, because the Daily Mirror newspaper had said that PETER BLOODY CUSHING!!!! was going to be in it.
Then taping it onto audio cassette and learning the entire episode off by heart!
"Chuck! Chuck! My friend! Open the panel! Let me out!"
On a sadder note.... That poor dog!
After a week where my mom basically had to drag me out of bed to go to school, my sister and I would be up at the crack of dawn (and did Dawn get mad about that, let me tell you) on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. Cereal bowl and toast accompanied six hours of mind-numbing animated adventures of The Super Friends, Spider-Man, Mr. T, preteen Archie and the Riverdale gang, and so many other great shows over the years. And at noon, my parents would take over the TV and change it to PBS to watch cooking shows and I would get dressed and walk to the library. Because, you know, nerd.