Friday, February 2, 2007

Vincent Price - Shock Theater

Back in the days of my youth, circa 1966-1976 - there were only 4 TV stations in the Milwaukee area. The big big networks of course, and the lone UHF station, in this case channel 18. (why is this that most of the early UHF stations were all channel 18 - does anybody know that answer?) And on any Saturday afternoon - the broadcast big broadcast boys were all pumping college sports games, which for me was the same as nothing is on. Ahhhh but the UHF station always came to the rescue for sci-fi geeks like me. There was the Twilight Zone, usually followed by the Outer Limits (messing with the vertical and horizontal of the tv). And then... yes, Shock Theater with the killer scary bumper of a hairy tarantula crawling across an old book. We created a little Shock Theater section of some of our favorite offerings from the classic Saturday afternoon tv show. If the Super Bowl is over after one quarter - by all means check out Shock Theater or the Horror Movie section. There's even a Vincent Price movie called Shock - which offers some early jolting psycho therapy.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

Video Feeds For Google Reader

One Small step for manly video feeds. A giant leap for having fun killing time. Lots of fun going on in the video space lately.

I was curious to see if our video feeds would live happily in google reader. Yep. Sure 'nuff, worked ok but it did not want to include all the info. We'll check on it and learn more. More feeds for each title and also some video of the day feeds.

One Step Beyond Discusssion Group

Back again from the dead - here's another place for all One Step Beyond fans to share their favorite moments from the best episodes. Which was number one? Where Are They? or Signal Received? Night of April 14? The Death Waltz with Elizabeth Montgomery? All topics related to the show, the actors, producers and personel are permitted. Also on topic is sci-fi, paranormal, ESP, bi-location, and psychic activity. But please - no spamage for tarot readers or lame dumps of garbage. We'll sick the ghosts on you. If you are interested in moderating the forum, send us a note.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jack Frost Groovy Cartoon

Here Comes February and with it a nice blast of cold air. Right now it is darn cold for these parts. And so - we recommend Jack Frost - a pretty cool cartoon. Our favorite in the seasonal cartoon genre remains - To Spring. The one with the Elves bringing in the spring colors through transparent pipes. Next up - automatic transmissions - when this was new technology. ooooh.