Having trouble finding that perfect gift for the Mom or Mom-like person in your life with Mother’s Day just around the corner?  Never mind scouring the real and virtual stores for a tired old common gift.  Grab Mom and join UNCLE PETE in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN for a trip through time for some 1968 disc jockey flashbacks and a bunch of giant monsters as he brings you Destroy All Planets!  It stars that city leveling, kid loving turtle – Gammera who is back from Mars and not so hated by Earthlings anymore.  But while Gammera is Earth bound and down (as Jerry Reid shoulda sang), he has a little interaction with some aliens determined to take over Earth (seems they like the air down there).


When scoutmaster Mr. Shimida (Kojiro Hongo) takes his troop to visit Dr. Dobie (Peter Williams) for a demonstration of the latest hi-tech mini-submarine,  mischievous (and scientifically savvy) scouts Masao (Toru Takatsuka) and Jim (Carl Craig) tinker with the sub’s controls so only they can pilot it properly.  While submerged, they meet Gammera.  But all three are captured by the aliens and Gammera is retrofitted with a mind control gimmick (and from our experience with doing that to El Vato, trust us – it doesn’t turn out good).  When the boys help free Gammera’s mind, the aliens counter with their own giant beastie – Viras (no relation to another of our features, Virus).

Directed by Noriaki Yuasa, this film includes a lengthy Gammera mind-scan sequence that takes us back through some highlights of prior Gammera versus big bad monsters battles.   Released in 1968, this movie is also known as Gamera vs. Viras.

And speaking of disc jockeys, UNCLE PETE does some fond reminiscing and has his own flashback sequence of when his popular TV music program Rock-A-Rama was cancelled and the call went out from the Land Of The Rising Sun for UNCLE PETE to come over and fill the Japanese airwaves with the stuff that only UNCLE PETE can fill airwaves with.  UNCLE PETE also has a bunch of cool and obscure (what else) music videos for you and some rare footage of UNCLE PETE on the radio in Japan!  So join the multimedia guy himself, UNCLE PETE, this Saturday, May 13. 2017 from 10PM to midnight on channels 4, 17, and 99 in Binghamton, Sayre/Montrose (PA), and Corning/Elmira/Hornell/Utica/Rome as well as channel 30 for our North Country viewers in the Ogdensburg/Watertown/Massena/Malone/Champlain area.  And catch our replays at midnight and 2AM too!  Don’t forget to contact us at  It’s Mother’s Day gift she’ll never return (of course there are no returns or refunds on The DVOPD anyway).  A giant monster classic – Destroy All Planets  – remixed, remastered, and real spiffy – on the next  DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!



~ by UNCLE PETE on May 12, 2017.

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