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#21 Eshaver

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 11:47 AM

Harry, uh you slide yer local Alderman a hunnert . Memorable Entertainment television is supposed to head quartered in Chicago. Where in the city, I dunno, I was scared to google the area as I figure some street thug might steal my place while I'm looking on the Google map



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 12:04 PM

How about Victory at Sea?  Remember that show?



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:05 PM

And Thunderbirds.... Super Car and Thunderbirds. I had a strange fascination with the marionettes as a child, but yet they creeped me out.

 

Gee, I thought that I was the only one who got creeped out by them.  But you forgot to ad Stingray to the list.



#24 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 02:25 PM

How about Victory at Sea?  Remember that show?

 

Yup. Geez...being old enough to remember it, it's pretty amazing I CAN remember it.



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 03:42 PM

How about Fury with Petrer Graves, aka Mr. Phelps from Mission Impossible. Roy rogers Show. the wildbill Hickock show Howdy Doody, capt. Kangaroo. Annette, and Darlene from Mickey Mouse Club. Too many to list. Yeah I'm an Oldie too.



#26 Harry P.

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Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:03 PM

Harry, uh you slide yer local Alderman a hunnert . Memorable Entertainment television is supposed to head quartered in Chicago. Where in the city, I dunno, I was scared to google the area as I figure some street thug might steal my place while I'm looking on the Google map

 

I watch METV all the time! Loads of good stuff there... Mary Tyler Moore, MASH, Bob Newhart, Dick van Dyke, Perry Mason, The Untouchables, Bonanza, Hogan's Heroes, Batman, Twilight Zone, Bewitched... the list goes on and on and on.

 

BTW... didn't Vic Morrow get his head chopped off by a helicopter blade while filming a scene?



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Posted 03 October 2013 - 05:25 PM

How about Fury with Petrer Graves, aka Mr. Phelps from Mission Impossible. Roy rogers Show. the wildbill Hickock show Howdy Doody, capt. Kangaroo. Annette, and Darlene from Mickey Mouse Club. Too many to list. Yeah I'm an Oldie too.

 

I remember Annette and Darlene for sure... ######!! Now I can't get that song out of my head...

 

How about Flash Gordon with all those Tree People that looked like, um, trees. Great fight scenes.

 

Dale

 

EDIT: Sorry. Didn't know ##### was a cuss word here. I'll keep it clean from now on.


Edited by ScaleDale, 04 October 2013 - 04:47 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2013 - 07:27 PM

Yeah Harry he died on the set of the Twilight Zone Movie. The helicopter malfuntioned, and took him out.

 

Another oldie was Sea Hunt with loyd Bridges. Played mike Nelson, a scuba diver.


Edited by Mercman, 03 October 2013 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:37 AM

If we're going that far back, the Gene Autry show needs to be mentioned as well as Outer Space Theater featuring Flash Gordon.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:44 AM

Back to the thread title. I was always fond of 12 O'Clock High. No shortage of B-17s. The flying sequences drew heavily from the documentary Memphis Belle by director William Wyler for the USAAF, particularly memorable when Gen. Savage (Robert Lansing) leaves the series by getting shot down.

 

The modeling connection is Aurora made the 1/144 B-17 formation of three kit. I still have the planes but the diorama base with decals depicting bombs dropping down the support stems has been lost to time. Awesome Box art!

 

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#31 Pete J.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:56 AM

What is this, trolling for old guys??

 

Full disclosure: 66 next month and building my first 1:1 drag car.

 

Dale

 

 

How about Victory at Sea?  Remember that show?

 

Wow! Talk about the good old days.  Yea I remember all of this.  12 o'clock High, Baa Baa Black sheep, Combat, Silent running and a lot of "Action" TV.  Lots of aircraft and combat gear.  Remember Whirlybirds and Sea Hunt?  A lot of fodder for the model companies back then.  The good side was that it got me interested in reading about it.  I read the heck out of the books about this stuff.  No wonder so many of us willingly marched off the Viet Nam.  We were raise to think this was what men did. 

 

This will really get you thinking.  Victory at Sea- Music composed by Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame.  Three volume set of LP's.  My favorite was always volume three.  It started off with a volley of 16" guns off the New Jersey. I still have them and play them from time to time.

 

Full disclosure - 64 in 32 days!  Never built a drag car.


Edited by Pete J., 04 October 2013 - 07:57 AM.


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:15 AM

Somewhere I have those Victory at Sea LPs too.  Good music.   I even have a turntable to play them on.

 

You mentioned Vietnam and the New Jersey, Pete.  I got to call in a fire mission from her one time.  It really messed me up, too.  I was used to calling 8 digit coordinates and the Jersey wanted only 4.  The round was like a freight train going over our heads and made one hell of a crater.   Our 105s would shoot for hours and not make a dent like one puppy from the Jersey.



#33 Len Woodruff

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 12:48 PM

Thinking back to when I was much younger, my interest in WWII army air force history can be traced back to watching that TV show.  Of course, it was a spin-off of the original movie, made in 1949, that starred Gregory Peck.

 

Robert Lansing and Paul Burke starred in the television series, with occasional appearances by Jack Lord (of Hawaii 5-O fame) and William Shatner (Star Trek), among others.  I've admired the B-17 as a combat aircraft ever since then, and I hold in the highest regard all WWII vets, but the air crews that faced such poor odds in the ETO, early in the war, have always held a special place in my heart.

 

Anyway, I'd appreciate hearing any other recollections of the show, what it meant to you or someone you know, or how it may have tied into your interest in the war, military history, etc...

 

I watched every episode of that series when I was a kid. Probably because my dad flew in B17's.



#34 Terry Sumner

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

Still remember plain as day the evening when our whole gang went over to Ray's house to watch COLOR TV on their brand new COLOR TV set! They had the first one in our neighborhood. We all thought that was quite the piece of modern technology back then. It had a beautiful kind of red tinted picture....  LOL



#35 george 53

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:57 PM

Nobody remembers "The Gallant Men" Or Robert Goulet in 'Blue Light"? Or one of my all time favorites, up there with the "Twilight Zone", "The Outer Limits".   The Episode "It Crawled Out of the Woodwork" immediately comes to mind.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:07 PM

Somewhere I have those Victory at Sea LPs too.  Good music.   I even have a turntable to play them on.

 

You mentioned Vietnam and the New Jersey, Pete.  I got to call in a fire mission from her one time.  It really messed me up, too.  I was used to calling 8 digit coordinates and the Jersey wanted only 4.  The round was like a freight train going over our heads and made one hell of a crater.   Our 105s would shoot for hours and not make a dent like one puppy from the Jersey.

I was aboard the Missouri when she was mothballed in Bremerton. A few years later she "assisted" with fire missions in Lebanon. I was aboard the Trenton at the time. OMG was that spectacular and we were miles away. With the right light you could see those 2200 lb shells headed inland.  

 

I was a total military geek growing up. Anything US Army was for me, movies, TV, all of it. Museums were a special attraction.  

 

I enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17, go figure. :blink:

 

Just made the last tango in SE Asia, then Lebanon, Panama and Grenada.

 

57 last Sunday.

 

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:35 AM

Me, too. What was that submarine drama? Silent Running? Remember Sky King? How about Commander Cody? Super Car? Soupy Sales? Revell and Monogram as seperate companies? Parts Paks new on the shelf? LHS with Friday night slot car races? Tube televisions as new technology? Underground radio? Payola? Flag starters at the drags? Sunday!! Sunday!! Sunday! At Milan dragway. It's Dyno Don Nicholson in his alcohol burning fuel injected ford Falcon burning down the track at 120 miles per hour!!! Sunday!!!

 

What is this, trolling for old guys??

 

Full disclosure: 66 next month and building my first 1:1 drag car.

 

Dale

now yer talkin' ,  "Bring your cameraaaaaa".  :P  :D  :lol:



#38 Greg Myers

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:53 AM

My Dad was in the Air Force. We lived in England in the late fifties at a base in East Anglia, home of the Mighty Eighth.The base we were at , RAF Station Sculthorpe was a SAC base with medium bombers, first with the North American B-45 Tornado and then the Douglas B-66 Destroyer all of the 47th Bomb Wing.

My Mom and Dad were always taking my brother and I somewhere neat, a castle one day, Robin Hoods Forest another. One day my Dad had my brother and me in the car driving out to another AFB, abandoned. This place sent shivers up my spine. It was just like the opening scenes of Twelve O'clock High. There was the empty runway. the empty control tower everything but the sound track. I heard it though, even if my Dad and Brother didn't. Going inside the control tower was just like the movie with the painted pictures on the wall and all. Something I'll never forget.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 05:00 AM

Sub show was called " Silent Service" and was one season only. 57/58.

Thanks for reminding me, couldn't remember the title. Still can't find it on line.  :(



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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:41 AM

I used Google to find it.