Monday, July 22, 2019

THE OUTER LIMITS / "Nightmare" Season 1 Episode 10 - 1963

Today's story goes like this... In the future, the Earth is attacked by the planet Ebon. A group of soldiers travel by a rocket to Ebon to fight the Ebonites, but, their rocket is shot down and they are taken as POWs. They then learn that the Ebonites are capable of controlling the human senses and the soldiers are interrogated to get details of the next attack from Earth. One by one, the Earthlings are interrogated by the Ebonites, which increases the mistrust among themselves.

The episode stars James Shigeta, Ed Nelson, Martin Sheen, Bill Gunn, David Frankham, Bernard Kates, Ben Wright, Whit Bissell and John Anderson as the Ebonite Interrogator.

After a long journey to Ebon, the troop ship is shot down and the six crew members are brought in front of the Ebonite Interrogator and are asked for their names only...

Private Dix, a young momma's boy, has his voice taken away, and now, cannot speak...

Colonel Stone requests to be the first one interrogated, but, is told to cool his jets, he'll be called when the Ebonite decides to talk with him...

Private Dix, still unable to speak, is interrogated first.

During the interrogation, Dr. Whorf comes in and tells Dix that he needs to cooperate with the Ebonites because there is no chance of Earth winning the war. The Ebonite Interrogator then tells Dix that he can speak to someone he loves, like, his mom...

Back at the camp, Dix can now talk again, causing some suspicion. Now, it's Lt. Krug's turn to talk to the Ebonite, it's revealed that he turned his father in for turning him in for a crime. When he talks with his mom, she accuses him of being a bad son and denounces him...

Krug has a heart attack and is hooked up to an alien machine that then removes his heart!

Things get strange when the Commanding General and his aid are talking behind the scenes with the alien interrogator. They then discuss who they think will be the one of the troopers who will be a traitor!.. What the Hell?!

Major Jong has his arm scanned by the same instrument that made Dix unable to speak, and now, his arm has become useless.

The men are given some food similar to that on Earth, so, time to chow down! Looks like some wood blocks I played with when I was just a little guy.

Then, Dix can't stand any longer, he darts out of the camp and runs until he finally dies from a heart attack!

Colonel Stone is in anguish when he finds out from the Interrogator that they are not at war and confronts the General. It was only a test to see how the soldiers would react if there was actually an interplanetary war! The Ebonite wants to stop he test because two people have already died, they even tried to save Krug with their special organ repairing machine.

There is one more death before the General finally pulls the plug on the project... So, we'll be back Wednesday with even more precious Dungeon Cargo!!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

SPACE PRECINCT - "Double Duty" (1994)

This Saturday Night Special is once again a tip from my German correspondent, crazed DJ, and all around good guy, Lord Litter! I'm not quite sure how he keeps on finding them for me, but he does, and tonight it's the 1994 British TV show "Space Precinct."

I thought this episode titled "Double Duty" was the first episode, but as it turns out, it's actually the fourth episode!

"Space Precinct" is a cop show set in the year 2040, just a little over 20 years from now. Some of the police officers are human like American actor Ted (353 combined episodes of Dallas and Knots Landing as Gary Ewing) Shackelford as Lt. Patrick Brogan, and........

.......Another American actor, Rob (Sliders) Youngblood as Officer Jack Haldane, 

.....Danish actress Simone (Mary, Mother Of Jesus) Bendix as Officer Jane Castle!!!

Most of the rest of the officers in the precinct look like this!

The fun part about "Space Precinct" is that it was created by Gerry Anderson of "Thunderbirds," "Terrahawks," and "Stingray" fame, and it looks great because of it!

I don't know who to thank for how cool "Space Precinct" looks, the colorists, the model makers, or the special effects technicians, probably all of them, but this is just fun to look at!

It's just eye candy!

And it works when they mix this with the 'live' action!

They could have dispensed with the story and it would have been fine with me!

But since they didn't, this grub pizza is what you have to look forward to in 21 years! Maybe we'll get lucky, and they'll start doing it even sooner!

The pizza delivery guy is Idris (Heimdall, The Guardian of Asgard) Elba, in only his second appearance on TV! Idris is one busy guy these days, and has five or six things in pre or post-production!

As cartoonish as it is, "Space Precinct" also has some space horror going on.

The creature effects makeup was some of the early work of animatronics designer Richard Gregory who just passed away a few months ago....

................And special effects technician Phillip (Avatar) Sharpe.

All is not what it seems!  

Lana Citron in the last of her four credits morphs into something you don't want to trifle with!

This Thing!
"Space Precinct" went on for a full 24 episode season, so I'm sure I'll be back with more some day!
Ta Ta for now!

Friday, July 19, 2019

THE MONSTERS / Richard Olson: Monster Kid Home Movies - 1964

Today, we gots another Monster Kid Home Movie, this one's titled THE MONSTERS from Richard Olson and his many Monster Buddies! These kids didn't even make a title card (stupid kids!) so I added a title to the first still. Anyway, little dude is out digging in the graveyard, who knows what he's looking for. Then, a mysterious caped figure, I guess Dracula, comes into view... 1964 was a great Monster Kid time for Eegah!! and me, it was also the year we came up with DWRAYGER DUNGEON, which is a combination of our last names.

So, Drac attacks the digging fool. After he kills the guy, Frankie 9 shows up, and...

Drac brings the boy back to life, and then with some prestidigitation, the pastel vampire changes the poor guy into a lil' Skeleton Dude! What the, huh?!

Then, out of nowhere, other monsters show up, and, they start fighting Drac and his pals! At this point, it seems like this is the chance to show off some of the costumes the Monster Kids have in their arsenal... That green thing doesn't look all that scary or dangerous, stupid kids!

Lil' Pig Face also starts fighting the other monsters!.. When will all the mayhem end?

Now what?!!.. Looks like the local kids have arrived, and of course, they're fighting ALL the monsters that have invaded their turf!

How much fun these kids must be having, pretending they're in a fight to the end with a bunch of monster outsiders!

As in all the old monster movies, the good guys always win, like in this 2 minute wonder from those Monster Kids!!.. Tune in tomorrow when Eegah!! will have who the Hell knows what for us, later...

Monster Music

Monster Music
AAARRGGHHH!!!! Ya'll Come On Back Now, Y'Hear??