WAR AND GOLF – DARK VAULT STYLE!

•February 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment
UNCLE PETE SHINES UP HIS PUTTER FOR A ROUND OF WINTER NIGHT GOLF

UNCLE PETE SHINES UP HIS PUTTER FOR A ROUND OF WINTER NIGHT GOLF

Somebody once said “War Is Heck” or something like that.  UNCLE PETE once said “Heck, let’s go golfing”  Well, this week we combine both immortal quotes in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Join UNCLE PETE and El Vato for the 1978 outer space action feature The War Of The Robots.  Two of Earth’s premier genetic scientists are kidnapped by aliens who need a little premier genetic assistance to save their race.  And there are some nasty humanoid robots with ray guns who like to zap humans and other aliens.  So Earth’s best Space Commandos head off to parts unknown (one of UNCLE PETE’s favorite vacation spots) in an attempt to rescue the scientists and engage in some good old ray gun battles and spaceship fighting to bring back memories of your Atari 2600.  Starring Antonio Sabato as Captain John Boyd, Yanti Somer as Julie and Melissa Long as Lois, from director Alfonso Brescia it’s The War Of The Robots.

UNCLE PETE ON THE LINKS

UNCLE PETE ON THE LINKS – FASHION ACCESSORIES BY VITO GOLD

With all the work the Clones have been doing around the DARK VAULT lately repairs, new episodes and like that – UNCLE PETE has decided to treat them to a golf outing.  And for some reason, the rates are always lower at night in the winter.  So, it’s off to the links for a rousing round of Winter Night Golf (it’s not a good idea to let the clones wander around in the daytime very often anyway).  Bunkers don’t seem quite as challenging when you can’t see them and the water hazards play a little different when they’re frozen.  So grab your mashies and niblicks and join us on the links this Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Hornell/Corning), and channel 17 (Montrose/Sayre, PA) with replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s robots, special effects, and golf with UNCLE PETE on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

AS SANDS THROUGH THE HOURGLASS…SO BLOWS UP THE DARK VAULT

•January 30, 2016 • Leave a Comment
ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF VAULT EXPLOSION STUFF (AND VITOLAND AMUSEMENT PARK(TM))!

SEE ACTUAL FOOTAGE OF VAULT EXPLOSION STUFF (AND VITOLAND AMUSEMENT PARK(TM))!

As you may have heard, UNCLE PETE and the Dark Vault Gang have been busy lately making some new episodes of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAINEl Vato is busy processing the films – but was that developer or gasoline he poured into the darkroom trays?  We may never know, but one thing’s certain – there’s been an explosion in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.    And UNCLE PETE is nowhere to be found.  But major explosions and a host who may have been blown into orbit have never prevented the show from going on, so tune in this week for a tale of juvenile delinquents from out thereTeenagers From Outer Space!

CHOPPED AND LOWERED - REAL GONE HOT ROD!

CHOPPED AND LOWERED – REAL GONE HOT ROD!

A real gone space hot rod filled with aliens looking for a planet suitable for raising their food lands on earth.  Their food just happens to be giant lobster-like creatures called gargons.  The aliens start out pretty unfriendly when they vaporize a happy dog to nothing but bones and license tag, from which we find out his name is Sparky.  Derek (David Love), one of the aliens, finds the tag and realizes that the planet is inhabited and raising gargons here will pose a hazard to the locals (namely us earthlings).  Thor (Bryan Grant) and the rest of the aliens don’t care, so Derek heads to town where he meets Betty Morgan (Dawn Anderson) and her Gramps (Harvey B. Dunn) and warns them of the impending doom.  When townsfolk start getting chomped by gargons, people start to investigate, including Betty’s sorta boyfriend before Derek showed up, Joe Rogers (Tom Lockyear).

The film was directed, written, and produced by Tom Graeff, who also happens to be Tom Lockyear of the cast.  From 1959, it’s Teenagers From Outer Space!

But that’s not all.  We have newsreel footage concerning the VAULT explosion and some investigations into who dunnit and where the heck is UNCLE PETE.  But wherever he is, he still manages to also bring you an educational short from 1950 entitled Bicycle Safety and a DARK VAULT exclusive import from Canada or China (it’s hard to tell sometimes) called Cooking With Foreigners.  We also bring you some groovy trailers and a peak at the place you’ll want to head to this summer – VITOLAND PARK!  It’s not too late to plan your vacation trip!

So tune in this Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in the Binghamton area, channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell), and channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose and around there in PA) and remember, we have encore presentations at midnight and 2AM.  It’s Teenagers From Outer Space, the next feature presentation with UNCLE PETE (somewhere) on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!  And keep your eyes peeled for more info on the brand new episodes!

WHO’S THE CRIME BOSS!

•January 23, 2016 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE AND EL VATO DISCUSS THE WHO’S WHO OF CRIME

Celebrate Telly Savalas’ birthday (January 21) and his death day (January 22) with THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this week as UNCLE PETE uncovers the 1972 Italian Mob Thriller – Crime Boss.  It stars Telly Savalas as Don Vincenzo, the tough, ruthless, cultured head of The Family, and Antonio Sabato as Antonio Mancuso, a somewhat successful hood from Sicily with ambitions of criming it up in the big time.  Antonio makes the trek from Sicily to mainland Italy where he teams up with his cousin Nicola (Giuliano Persico), a gainfully employed small time pimp.  Antonio makes a big enough splash that he gets to meet the Don and is given a chance in the organization as an entry-level member.  But Antonio has his sights set  on Don Vincenzo’s job and his daughter Monica (Paolo Tedesco).  Will Telly stand for this?  Find out this week in the DARK VAULT!  From director Alberto DeMartino with a killer score from Francesco DeNasi, it’s Crime Boss.

UNCLE PETE DOES A KOJAK

Back at the vault, UNCLE PETE and El Vato have a discussion about the lineages and fine points of the world of crime.  And UNCLE PETE channels Kojak with an eyeball pop while finding time to bring you a load of trailers and Popeye meeting with some ghosts and stuff in 1954’s Fright To The Finish.

So grab your spinach and your Tootsie Roll pops and join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 17 in Montrose/Sayre, and channel 99 in Hornell/Corning/Elmira with replays at midnight and 2AM.  Who loves ya Telly?  We Do!!! It’s Crime Boss, the feature presentation on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

UNCLE PETE JAZZES UP THE NEW YEAR!

•January 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment
GET THOSE TUBES WARMED UP - THE SHOW'S ABOUT TO START

GET THOSE TUBES WARMED UP – THE SHOW’S ABOUT TO START

Tune in to the Uncle Pete Show Annual Jazz Of The 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s Special this Friday, January 15, 2016 from 1PM to 7PM.  You can listen locally at WHRW-FM, 90.5 on your radio dial and you can listen anywhere at whrwfm.org.  The show usually gets started early with some old-time radio shows (until maybe 2 or 3PM) and then gets the music rollin’!  So load up on your annual dose of some little heard music from the sweet to the hot with your host UNCLE PETE this Friday!

A VARIETY OF VARIOUS THINGS – PART 2

•January 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE, STONE DOG AND MAX ENJOY THE UNUSUAL WINTER WEATHER AT LAKE DARK VAULT THIS WEEK

This week in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN,  UNCLE PETE presents a veritable plethora of on-screen variety with The Best Of The Webisodes – Part 2.  As many of you long-time Dark Vaulteers may recall, in the early days of  THE DVOPD, there were a whole lotta webisodes as companion programs to the regular weekly TV features.  The term webisode comes from the Latin “Sodasi Webisorum”, which loosely translates as getting entangled with something involving carbonated beverages (or at least that’s what UNCLE PETE remembers from his high school Latin class).

A VICIOUS WINTER BEASTIE APPROACHES UNCLE PETE

Here we have a bunch of stuff that didn’t fit in our weekly programs for one reason or another.  And with the somewhat delayed start of winter finally here,  UNCLE PETE heads up to Lake Dark Vault – where the weather is sometime created in opposite-land – to relax with Stone Dog and Max and bring you a selection of some of our favorite bits from these formerly internet only gems.

To help with your winter break travel, there’s a car safety short from 1956 called Your Safety First.  There’s a Flash Gordon episode called The Claim Jumpers from the TV series starring Steve Holland.  To help with your juvenile delinquent tendencies we have Name Unknown from the Englewood Police Department among others.  And there’s subject matter near and dear to our heart in Any Boy, USA produced by the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union.

There’s a mountain of music, a ton of trailers, a plethora of poop (in the good sense), and an appearance by our good buddy VITO GOLD.  So join UNCLE PETE this Saturday, January 16, 2015 from 10PM til midnight on cable channels 4, 17, and 99 in Binghamton, Montrose/Sayre, and Corning/Hornell/Elmira, respectively and catch the replays at midnight and 2AM.  It’s The Best Of The Webisodes, Pt. 2 this weeks feature on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

GIVE YOURSELF A GIFT AND SPEND THE EVENING WITH CAVE WOMEN TOO!

•January 9, 2016 • Leave a Comment

VITO GOLD AT HIS HEADQUARTERS WHEELIN’ AND DEALIN’ AND HOSTIN’ TOO!

Christmas gifts all opened and you still didn’t get what you really wanted?  Or maybe you’re already thinking about that St. Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone (other than you).  And maybe you’re thinking that you haven’t seen any prehistoric cave women lately too.  Well, you can take care of all that stuff by joining VITO GOLD this Saturday night as he hosts The Dark Vault Of Public Domain with the feature presentation from 1968 – Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women.  If you’ve ever seen Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet, you have already seen a good portion of this film too because director Peter Bogdanovich (hiding under a pseudonym) decided to compile parts of a few movies to come up with this one.  And one of the parts he came up with has some pretty good parts herself!  It stars Mamie VanDoren as Moana, the leader of a race of telepathic prehistoric-like women on an alien planet.  A group of astronauts lands on the planet and disturbs the women’s peaceful existence including blasting the giant bird creature that the women idolize.  The powers of the women’s minds turn the powers of nature against these astro-interlopers and action ensues (and there’s a robot!).  Produced by Roger Corman, it’s Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women.

There are also a bunch of trailers and tidbits as well as Way Stations In Space, a short about space travel and space stations as planned in the 1950s proving they were way ahead of us back then.  As usual, it all happens this Saturday night January 9, 2016 at 10PM on Binghamton’s cable channel 4, channel 17 in Montrose/Sayre, PA, and channel 99 in Hornell/Corning/Elmira.  And don’t forget the late-night replays at midnight and 2AM!   Slide on in to the new year with The Stuff You Needs To Buy (TM)!  It’s VITO GOLD and Voyage To The Planet Of Prehistoric Women this week on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

A big DVOPD fix for Two-Zero-One-Six!

•January 6, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Hey knif, Slappy New Year! El Vato here, bringing you some groovy news about THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN in 2016.

First off, I am pleased to announce that brand spankin’ new episodes of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN will be coming your way this year. Both Uncle Pete and yours ghouly are in pre-production  on our 8th year of television history, and we have a fresh slate of cinematic gems and television oddities we think you’ll dig over the next year.

We’re not stopping at television, either! Nope! Over the next couple of months our DVOPD Youtube page is going to receive an influx of content (some of which will be exclusive to the internet, just like how some of our television episodes remain broadcast-only entities).

Heck, we even updated our “about” page for the blog!

So, in about two weeks’ time production (and post-production) on a whole bunch of NEW episodes of THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN will commence. Keep visiting this here blog for news on when they’ll premier, as well as for some web-exclusive content.  Until then, be well & raise hell!

 
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