THE DARK VAULT GOES INTERNATIONAL WITH WESTERN ACTION AND BOWLING THIS WEEK!

•May 22, 2015 • Leave a Comment

SUMMER MEANS FUN AND WESTERNS AND BOWLING

SUMMER MEANS FUN AND WESTERNS AND BOWLING!

Since this weekend is what a lot of people call the unofficial start of Summer, that means it’s Spaghetti Western time!  We don’t know why that means it’s spaghetti western time, but it does, so get ready for this Saturday’s DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN as UNCLE PETE  brings you They Call Me Trinity.  Directed and written by Enzo Barboni, this gem from 1970 stars our favorite Italian duo Terence Hill (as Trinity) and Bud Spencer (as Bambino).

Having waylaid the real sheriff, Bambino pretends to be a small town sheriff while he waits for his bad guy buddies to show up.  Trinity, Bambino’s brother and a first class slacker, fighter and gunman, rolls into town first.  At the same time, an evil rancher – Major Harriman (Farley Granger)  – is trying to run a bunch of Mormons off their land so he can take it over as a horse ranch.  Trinity, who’s been smitten by a couple of attractive Mormon girls, convinces his brother that they should help the Mormons fight this evil land grabber.  Fightin’ and fun ensue in this action packed horse opera also knows as My Name Is Trinity.

Meanwhile, UNCLE PETE is off on a bowling tour again.   Unfortunately, UNCLE PETE runs into a little trouble, as usual, at one of the airports.  It seems some of the stuff that UNCLE PETE typically travels with has Airport Security a bit concerned.

So throw some spaghetti and beans on the grill, celebrate the start of an unofficial summer, and observe Memorial Day as you tune in this Saturday night May 23, 2015 from 10PM til midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose, and channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell) and remember our extra showings at midnight and 2AM.  It’s western action, bowling thrills and a good dose of wackiness as UNCLE PETE presents They Call Me Trinity, the next feature presentation on the DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

THOSE DARNED ALIENS (AND POWER TOOLS)!

•May 15, 2015 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE COMBINES SHARP OBJECTS, WOOD AND ALIENS THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Break out the power tools and help save the Earth this Saturday with UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  Join UNCLE PETE and EL VATO as they discuss the never-ending reconstruction of the DARK VAULT and bring you the feature presentation – Killers From Space!  Before Peter Graves undertook Impossible Missions, he starred here as Dr. Douglas Martin (yeah, Doc Martin), an atomic scientist who crashes in his plane while taking some readings around a recent atomic test site.  He’s found wandering dazed (we know how that is) soon after with no recollection of what happened. And with a mysterious scar on his chest.  The FBI, suspicious of atomic scientists with memory loss and strange scars,  takes him off his project.  Angered, Martin steals some data sheets, takes off and crashes his car (an obvious bad insurance risk kinda guy).  While drugged in the hospital, he recalls being captured by aliens who plan to take over the Earth using huge bugs and lizards created from atomic energy gathered from the tests.  There are gigantic crawly things and bug-eyed aliens a-plenty in this 1954 release (re-released in 1956).  Directed by W. Lee Wilder and written by his son Miles (who also had a hand in many classic TV shows including McHale’s Navy and CPO Sharkey), it’s Killers From Space!

Meanwhile, back at the Vault, UNCLE PETE and El Vato discuss the rebuilding plans of the Dark Vault and bring you a short created by the Air Force called Wings for Roger Windstar.  And then it’s out to the Dark Vault Transmitter storage-shack/woodshop/woodshed/smokehouse for a little woodcraft and power saw fun.  Who knows what will emerge from that combination!

It’s sawdust, sharp objects, egg-shell eyed aliens and giant reptiles this Saturday, May 16, 2015, at from 10PM to midnight on Binghamton’s channel 4, Sayre’s channel 17, and Elmira/Corning/Hornell’s channel 99 (with rebroadcasts at midnight and 2AM) as UNCLE PETE presents Killers From Space on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

 

COPS AND HIGH FASHION

•May 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

UNCLE PETE PLUNKS A FEW BANJO LICKS FOR THE ITALIAN POLICE

If you’re looking for a good dose of show tunes, gowns, cops, and crime, come into THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN and join UNCLE PETE this week for the 1984 Italian comedy-action-thriller Cop In Drag.  It stars our old buddy Tomas Milian once again as Inspector Nico Giraldi – the very unorthodox but very effective major crime investigator.  Now, most cop-type movies feature a lot of men in blue.  And there are a lot of men here.  And they’re in blue, except it’s a club called The Blue Gay.  The star singer/female impersonator at the club is murdered and Nico is called in on the case.  It’s decided that he’ll go undercover, so he and friend Venticello (played by Bombolo) set up house keeping with Venticello in drag as Nico’s wife (despite the title, Nico never does go in drag).  Along the way they find that there’s a lot more than just murder going on.  It’s songs and big production dance numbers and as much comedy as action!  With Olimpia DiNardo as Nico’s wife Angela, Cop In Drag is the eleventh film for Milan and director Bruno Corbucci.

HOMING ROBOT SPEEDS TO THE RESCUE!

     Meanwhile, the missing UNCLE PETE has surfaced in Italy and run afoul of the Italian police.  After winding up in Rome, Italy instead of Rome, NY again (someday they’ll get this right), he’s being held in the investigation of one of the many destructions of THE DARK VAULT – a truly international incident if ever there was one.  Emptying out his pockets for the police, he manages to send Homing Robot off to find El Vato so the emergency DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN show can air.  In addition to a few choice trailers, there’s a very informative piece from the St. Paul (Minnesota) law enforcement gang (and others) all about crimes and what to do with them.  Be sure to look for UNCLE PETE’S wood handled screwdriver in one of the scenes.

A PERPLEXED EL VATO AND THE HOMING ROBOT

So join us this Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 (Binghamton), channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell), and channel 17 (Sayre/Montrose) – and remember we now have encore presentations at midnight and 2AM – as UNCLE PETE, Homing Robot and El Vato bring you Cop In Drag, the next feature presentation on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

UNCLE PETE – MIDV (MISSING IN DARK VAULT) – AND GIANT SEAFOOD TOO!!!

•May 1, 2015 • 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))!

Seems like lately, we can’t swing a dead cat (or whatever that thing is El Vato’s been swinging) without hitting an alien of one sort or another.  A few weeks ago, they knocked us off the air.  Last week they fought with Starman and managed to invade the DARK VAULT.  Wherever they’re from, one thing’s certain – there’s been an explosion in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.    And last time we saw UNCLE PETE, he was high-tailing it out of a soon to explode DARK VAULT.  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 way out space hot rod lands on earth filled with aliens looking for a planet suitable for raising their food – 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 natives (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, May 2, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in the Binghamton area, channel 99 (Elmira/Corning/Hornell), and channel 17 (Sayre 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!

WE’RE SCHEDULING OUR ALIEN ATTACK THIS TIME!

•April 25, 2015 • Leave a Comment

 

UNCLE PETE RETURNS TO AN ALIEN INVADED DARK VAULT

Two weeks ago, we were knocked of the air by some sort of alien attack conspiracy plot thing.  But this week, we’re cutting out the middle man and bringing you an alien attack as our feature presentation.  Join UNCLE PETE as he brings you the Man Of Strongest Steel (no, not El Vato), that flying fighter from the Emerald Planet – Starman in the 1965 Sci-Fi Thriller – Attack From Space.  The Sappherions have kidnapped renowned scientist Dr. Yamanaka and are forcing him to use his new spaceship for their plan to conquer Earth.  The people of the Emerald Planet know that a plan like that ain’t no good, so they send Starman (Ken Utsui) to defend the Earth.  Originally shown as two episodes of the Starman series and also starring Minoru Takada, Chisako Hara, and Minako Yamada, it’s Attack From Space.

THE HIGH COUNCIL OF THE EMERALD PLANET

Alien evil is also afoot in The Dark Vault too.  Returning home, UNCLE PETE finds the Vault emptied except for rat buddy Dino, Milton the Tiki Mask, and Stone Dog.  With faithful Stone Dog’s help, he soon determines that the Vault was invaded by those outer space troublemakers, the Radonians.  They’ve even disrupted our hi-priced color camera!  So UNCLE PETE and Stone Dog team up to vaporize some alien butt.  But battling aliens doesn’t stop UNCLE PETE from digging up some great music videos from the 50’s Highteens, Telepathys, Hikeshu, and Rockin’ Enocky as well as some groovy trailers.

UNCLE PETE AND STONE DOG DISCOVER PROOF OF ALIEN NASTINESS

So tune in for Attack From Space and the battle for humanity (or at least UNCLE PETE’S place) this Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10PM to midnight on Binghamton’s channel 4, Sayre/Montrose’s channel 17, and Elmira/Corning/Hornell’s channel 99.  And don’t forget, we now have encore showings at midnight, 2AM, and 4AM.  So it’s all night TV and aliens in the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

AS BULLWINKLE SAID – THIS TIME FOR SURE!!!

•April 17, 2015 • Leave a Comment

 

UNCLE PETE CLEANS LAST WEEK’S CONFUSED TECHNICIAN OFF THE BRAIN-O-MATIC 3000

As you may have heard, last week the 1973 action crime drama Mean Frank and Crazy Tony was the scheduled feature presentation that UNCLE PETE had lined up on THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.  If you tuned in, you may have wondered why the DARK VAULT had been remodeled to look like a modest church and how UNCLE PETE had been transformed into a lively, articulate black preacher with some pretty nice robes and no fez.

Well as it turns out, that wasn’t actually THE DARK VAULT that aired last Saturday night.  And it’s all the result of a new set of hands getting involved in the magic that weekly brings THE DVOPD to your television.  It seems that a new technician was left in charge of the machine that gets us on the air and it also seems that he hasn’t yet been graced with the ability to read writin’.  And that’s how a show that had words like Sunday and Ministry in its title got switched into a time slot designated for a program with words like Dark and Vault and Public and Domain in its title.  So we killed him.  Or at least we pointed out his error.  Anyway, he won’t be doing that again.

CELEBRATE OXNARD'S BIRTHDAY WITH UNCLE PETE THIS SATURDAY!

CELEBRATE OXNARD’S BIRTHDAY WITH UNCLE PETE THIS SATURDAY!

So this week, it really will be Mean Frank and Crazy Tony with Lee Van Cleef and Tony LoBianco.  And it’ll also be a cartoon sing-a-long called Little Brown Jug and even UNCLE PETE mixing up some new flavors of Schnapps (or something).  So tune in once again, Saturday night, April 18 (OXNARD’S Birthday!!!), 2015 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 17 in Sayre/Montrose, and channel 99 in Corning/Elmira/Hornell.  And watch for our NEW ENCORE PRESENTATIONS at midnight and again at 2AM  in case you can’t get to a TV at 10PM or maybe you missed a part or you just gotta see it again.  And celebrate OXNARD’s Birthday with an actual broadcast of the show, our BRAND NEW ENCORES, and all the usual wackiness from UNCLE PETE on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

CHANNEL 4 DONE GOTS RELIGION TONIGHT!!!

•April 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment

BLUE QUESTIONThose of you who tuned in to THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this Saturday may have noticed something a little odd.  Like it appears that UNCLE PETE has become a preacher and is holding a church service instead of showing Mean Frank And Crazy Tony.  Well that’s not quite what happened.  In fact, we don;t know quite what happened.  Apparently the church services that normally air on Sunday morning are airing from 10PM til who knows when on Saturday night.  Maybe THE DARK VAULT will air on Sunday morning.  That should surprise a few unsuspecting viewers!.  Could be aliens afoot again!  We’ll get to the bottom of this.  Looks like we may be airing this week’s show next week.  Maybe we’ll have a whole new crop of viewers.  Maybe there’ll be a run on torches and pitchforks just before there’s a run on THE DARK VAULT (or maybe on the place where the cable comes from)!  I’ll share more details when I get them (if there are any more details),  Who knows – tune in Sunday morning (if you’re up) – you just might get to start off your day with a dose of UNCLE PETE and THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!!!

 
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