Friday, October 17, 2014

LIGHTS OUT: The Martian Eyes - NBC - 1950

It's Halloween Countdown Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. Here's a fun little episode starring Burgess Meredith from the early horror TV series that was originally a very popular radio show from the 1940s.

Eegah!! sent over a fun little creepy sound clip for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button over by our own Atomic Eyeball, NOW, Rufus The Gnat!.. Here's a taste of... THE MARTIAN EYES!

Here's your host, Frank Gallop, setting up this little sci-fi tale about life on other planets and the possibility that aliens could already be here, living on Earth!

Burgess Meredith plays the very strange Professor Lyman, he's convinced that Martians are on Earth and that he can see their 3rd eye with his special infra red glasses. He's telling Mr. Sorrel, a photographer, all about his weird theory and that he's been following the other guy there in the bar and convinced that he's a Martian! The stranger then suspiciously walks up behind them as they watch him in the mirror.

And, by the way, Blogger The Gremlin is back, randomly tinting some of the photos sepia again! What a maroon!

Here's Pat O'Malley as the bartender, he had a small part in INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and is often confused with the very popular Disney actor, J. Pat O'Malley.

The stranger then follows Sorrel to his place and wants to know what he's up to!

Professor Lyman sneaks in a conks the stranger on the head, killing him, because, you know, he's a freakin' Martian! Lyman tells Sorrel that he's going out back to dig a grave for him!!

Confused as Hell, Sorrel then has to deal with a nosey cop who's interested in photography!

After the cop leaves, Sorrel decides to snap a photo of 'the Martian' with his special infra red Kodak (remember them?) film, to get a look at that 3rd eye!

In the meantime, Lyman tells Sorrel to bring the body out back to be buried.

Sorrel goes back in the apartment to take a glance at the Martian's extra eye in the photo, and, guess what?!.. Right, there's no 3rd eye!!

Professor Lyman comes up the steps and tells Sorrel that the graves are now ready!

Frank Gallop then exposes his own 3rd eye just before blowing out the candle!.. More Halloween Countdown on its way tomorrow!

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