Saturday, February 27, 2021

SATURDAY NIGHT ON SATURN - 21 Records That Look Like Sci-Fi Soundtracks But Aren't

 A couple of years ago I downloaded this huge file of one million unsorted record covers from the internet archive. I've deleted about half of them, but it's truly amazing how many records have been made in a fairly short amount of time. So, this is a bunch I've found that look like movies but aren't!
This was a digital release by Coming Soon!!! in 2014.
The Wait is Over!

This German album called "Servitors Of The Gods" by The Black Explosion came out in 2012!

This French Album by Christian Clozier came out in 1992.

This 2012 seven inch surf single looks legitimately 1965.

This two CD Australian release of various artists came out in 1999.
It looks like Dr. Who in Las Vegas!

This 2009 three song EP from Russia called "FLAME" looks like an upcoming adventure from somewhere!

Maybe if Jerry Warren had made a Sci-Fi movie called "The Mothership."

This 1958 LP by Les Baxter looks like it could have been the soundtrack for "Missile To The Moon."

Is it Outer Limits and Outer Space or is it Out Of Limits and Out Of Space?

This 2014 digital release is a soundtrack without a movie. 
How's that work?
This 2010 disco single from Argentina looks like some unknown Czechoslovakian movie from the 1960's.

This Hawkwind record looks like an episode of "Flash Gordon."

This 2012 Belarus digital release looks like it's from a movie called "Star-Sub."
And Thanx to Randall Landers for the link to this page that's all about 'em!!

This 2010 album by The Sword called "Warp Riders" looks like a 60's Sci-Fi paperback.

Maybe they thought there was a movie to go along with this 1997 LP when they made it.

People in England have been waiting 21 years for this to become an actual movie!

This 2001 German CD came out after there were a whole bunch of Perry Rhodan radio shows released on cassette in the 80's.

This 2008 mini-album CD has a song on it called "Space Elevator."

This 2014 Australian digital release of various artists was one of many with the same theme. Could have fooled me that there wasn't a movie called "Primal Drive."

This last one is one of my favorite album covers. I had this 1976 French record by Patrick Vian until somebody offered me a nice price for it that I couldn't turn down.

Friday, February 26, 2021

ULTRAMAN / "The Science Patrol To Outer Space" - 1966

In this wacky episode, Professor Mori is going to Venus in the rocket he invented. The Science Patrol is assigned to following him into space to insure that everything goes off without a hitch.

The professor checks in with the Science Patrol to inform them that all is well and he's on his way to Venus...

But unfortunately the transmission is interrupted by a message from a Baltan alien, to let Earth know that they're back to cause more trouble.

Professor Mori's mind has been taken over by the alien and he sends a horde of them to Earth.

The monsters arrive in a big blue bubble where they exit and go on the attack.

Patrolman Ide is flying in his rocket plane and pulls out his new weapon, the Mars 133. 

He takes aim and starts shooting the critters out of the sky, a handful at a time.

Okay, this shot here is my favorite, what a hoot! This is the way the individual Baltan monsters fall to the ground after being shot. 

In the meantime, Hayata and other crew members rescue Professor Mori from his rocket and head back to Earth. But, the Professor causes them to crash on the undiscovered Planet R!

Then a Baltan shows up and grows to giant size...

It uses its claws like a leaf blower and after the Science Patrol's rocket is pushed around, Hayata changes into our giant hero, Ultraman!

After a brief battle with the Baltan, Ultraman uses a special slicing blade trick.

And it slices the ugly old monster right in half!! Pretty damn cool.

Back on Earth though, the Baltans have started another round of deadly attacks, this time targeting fuel depots in the city.

So, Ultraman uses a special teleporting device and leaves Planet R to appear on Earth to battle the invaders.

And the last Baltan gets sliced in half just like the other one, bringing our episode to an end. Check in tomorrow for more fun from The Dungeon Gang!!..

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

THE SECRET SERVICE - "A Case For The Bishop" (1969)

Tonight's Weird Wednesday presentation is a very krazy British TV show from 1969 called "The Secret Service." There were a total of fourteen episodes. "The Secret Service" is a strange show because it's a mixture or real people and/or marionettes of the same people. I still haven't figured out if I like it or not, but it is definitely odd!

Stanley Unwin is Father Stanley Unwin, Yes, they named the lead character after the man who was playing him, and that pretty much explains the whole thing!
You can be the judge as to whether you think this puppet is a good likeness of Stanley or not!
Even though you probably never heard of him, Stanley Unwin was famous for speaking "Unwinese", a made-up language of gibberish, that for some uncanny reason still seems to make sense. If this video doesn't make you snicker, then I don't know what will!

This first episode was called "A Case For The Bishop."
"The Secret Service" was another puppet show that was created by the Andersons, Gerry and Sylvia. You know, the "Thunderbirds Are Go," "Captain Scarlett," "Stingray," and "Fireball XL5" people.

Some of their creations are so realistic, they can be quite creepy, like this guy, The Bishop who runs the whole show!

Oh, and there are always lots of strange and interesting devices like this!

"British Investigation Services Headquarters - Operation Priest"

Father Unwin unwinds outside and is catching some rays.

Groovy Building!

This is the Father's gardener Matthew Harding whose voice was that of Gary Files. Gary has done voice over work in many other Anderson shows too.
But Matthew isn't just a gardener, he's also the Father's right hand man, and the guy who makes things happen!!
This creepy bad guy puppet looks like he was based on the look of Charles Bronson to me!

Just push a few buttons on this handy dandy unit, and watch what happens to Mathew!

Matthew goes from being a full-sized man................

.................To a pipsqueak in just a matter of a few seconds!

And now he can conveniently be placed in this spy briefcase. It looks a little claustrophobic to me, but Matthew doesn't seem to mind!

The whole show bounces back and forth between real people action, and puppet action!

Tell me that the look of this puppet was not based on Martin Shaw...........

.......................Aka, Doyle of "The Professionals."

After all the serious stuff gets taken care of, Father Unwin goes back and is just a priest again.
"The Secret Service" is pretty wild, and thanks once again to Lord Litter in Berlin, 
you can watch them all yourself and come to your own conclusions, and you can do it all right 

Monster Music

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