Put that flat TV behind your fish tank, get a good old curvy one and 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 as we open up the Dark Vault Classic Television Archives.

First up is 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, turn off the lights and prepare for suspenseful spookiness with an episode of 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 July 16, 2016 from 10PM to midnight (with replays at midnight and 2AM) on channel 4 in Binghamton, channel 99 in Elmira/Corning/Hornell and Utica/Rome, 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!

~ by UNCLE PETE on July 13, 2016.

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