IT’S TV ON TV!!!
If you have one if those newfangled flattened out televisions, head down to the used TV storehouse and get yourself an old one cuz it’s time to warm up those old cathode ray tubes again! Join UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN this week as he brings you the CLASSIC TELEVISION SPECTACULAR (Part I). It’s down to the Dark Vault Den again as we open up the Dark Vault Classic Television Archives.
First up is an episode of Clutch Cargo from 1962 featuring the special Synchrovox process which combined animation and live action speaking parts. Clutch, his sidekick Spinner and that pugnacious pooch Paddlefoot meet up with Mister Abominable. More action follows from 1967 with episode 1 of Johnny Socko and His Flying Robot. Johnny, his pal and his giant robot defend the earth against all sorts of evil and assorted giant beasties.
Next we turn to suspenseful spookiness with an episode from one of our favorite little seen series from the 50’s – The Veil hosted by Boris Karloff. Then it’s Destination: Outer Space and a return to the Synchrovox process with Space Angel. In this episode from 1962 – The Ghost and Crystal Mace (yes, Mace not that other stuff you were thinking of) – Space Angel and his crew encounter a planet inhabited by some very upset and mischievous ghosts.
Finally, it’s back to earth where evil is afoot once again in The Adventures Of Dr. Fu Manchu, one of the first syndicated television programs. This episode finds the evil doctor kidnapping a famous plastic surgeon to do some work on an evil-doer who has been in hiding since the fall of his former stomping grounds – Nazi Germany. Naztiness abounds in this episode entitled The Master Plan Of Dr. Fu Manchu.
Back at the Dark Vault Den, UNCLE PETE tries to get his robot buddy to demonstrate the process of Luffing (and we’re still not sure what Luffing is), and grows an instant Fu Manchu moustache. Plus, there’s a cameo appearance by our friend, Mr. Yuk, the guy who replaced the old Skull and Crossbones as the symbol of poison (whatever happened to Mr. Yuk anyway?).
So whether you have a black and white set or one of those new color console sets, 2D, 3D, or 4D, smellavision or not, make sure it’s good and warmed up this Saturday night November 15, 2014 from 10PM to midnight on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell, and channel 17 in Sayre, PA. It’s a walk down Television Memory Lane with UNCLE PETE and the Classic Television Spectacular on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!