A Long Time Ago, On TV Sets Every Saturday Morning… CARTOONS

A Long Time Ago, On TV Sets Every Saturday Morning… CARTOONS

Tis the season, well once upon a time this was the season for new cartoons to be released on Saturday morning. The Saturday Morning preview shows would usually air the Friday evening before the premier the next morning. These programs would usually be in the form of a variety show and they would create a [...]

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

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

Originally published August 29th, 2015, I felt like this should be revisited and updated... 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 [...]

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Battlestar Galactica (1978)

Once upon a time, after we were introduced to a galaxy far... far away, Universal brought us a new saga from the stars. Was is a blatant rip-off of Star Wars? Not that I can tell. Sure there were similar beats but the tune was different. Starved as we were for any thing Sci-Fi there [...]

Before MTV We Had Solid Gold

Before MTV We Had Solid Gold

Remember way back when... the main way to get your top of the charts music was the radio, from Casey Kasem if you were discerning. Music on TV was already a staple of the televised airwaves but was mostly only ever performed on variety shows and programs geared around dancing. From time to time you [...]

Man From Atlantis Symbol

Man From Atlantis Symbol

The one thing that I found visually stunning about this show from 1977, other than Patrick Duffy or his swimming style, was the spiral symbol that he bore on his trunks. I can recall drawing that symbol over and over when I was 7. This symbol is probably responsible for my affinity for spirals in [...]