THE CLASSIC TV SPECTACULAR THAT STARTED IT ALL!!!

UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

UNCLE PETE ABSORBS SOME CLASSIC CATHODE RAYS

Get extra comfy in front of your TV sets this week for a five-pack of fun from the Golden Age Of Television as UNCLE PETE brings you the CLASSIC TELEVISION SPECTACULAR – Part I in THE DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN.

First, it’s of to adventure with Clutch Cargo from 1962.  Animated in 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.

Things get a little spooky as we turn out the lights for a suspenseful 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.

Then it’s back down to earth where evil is afoot 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 strangely familiar evil-doer thought to be dead since he disappeared from 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, although we’re still not sure what Luffing is. And, quick as a wink, he grows a 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 your television is flat or curvy, black and white or one of those new color console sets, 2D, 3D, or 4D, smellavision or not, make sure it’s good and warmed up this Friday, September 27, in Rochester/ western Monroe County on channel 1301 at 10PM and midnight and Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 10PM til midnight (with a replay at midnight) on channel 1301 for the Binghamton area, Corning/Elmira/Hornell, southern NY and northern PA, channel 99 for the Utica/Rome area, channel 30 all around the North Country of New York State, channel 2 for the Champlain, Tupper, and Saranac Lake areas and all over Cortland County, and channel 98 in Syracuse at 11PM with a replay on Thursday, October 3 at 10PM.  In Ithaca, NY, the channel is 13 and the times are 9PM and midnight.  It’s a walk down Television Memory Lane with UNCLE PETE and the Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 1 on the next DARK VAULT OF PUBLIC DOMAIN!

(And over on Beta Max TV on all Roku TVs and Devices, this week’s episode of The Dark Vault Of Public Domain is The Classic Television Spectacular – Pt. 2!  www,betamaxtv.com)

~ by UNCLE PETE on September 27, 2019.

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