Screening Room

Halloween with the New Addams Family

   In October of 1977 we were treated to a fun little Halloween special, Halloween with the New Addams Family.    I am not sure why the "New" was added to the title, but most of the cast returned for this special even the kids.    Join in the fun and give it a watch.… Continue reading Halloween with the New Addams Family

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The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

   Of all the animated specials in the 70's, The Hobbit has to be one of my favorite. It severely oversimplifies the book, but it is a genuine work of art and one that I've been enjoying since it was released by Rankin:Bass in 1977. It was this animated special that introduced me to J.R.R.… Continue reading The Final Words of Thorin Oakenshield

Celebrate

2018: Forty Years Ago, in a Place Seven Hours Away…

    2018... this year marks the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars Holiday Special!   Sometimes reviled, sometimes nostalgically adored, this show encapsulates everything that was a variety show in the 1970’s. I was 8 on November 17, 1978, and this show will always have a place in my heart. You can judge if you wish, but… Continue reading 2018: Forty Years Ago, in a Place Seven Hours Away…

Memory Banks

“Legends of the Superheroes”: An Odyssey Better Left Unfinished

   The best thing that happened on TV when I was nine. It was January, 1979, and there were two hour long shows. One aired per week on NBC. I was able to see the first and was SUPER excited to watch the second part. Well, because I don’t remember the details, I lost my… Continue reading “Legends of the Superheroes”: An Odyssey Better Left Unfinished