he Broadcasting Archive at the University of Maryland nails it with this one. Star Trek III on VH-1? In a previous installment we talked about the idea that so many niche cable networks have completely lost their way - and their reason for being. Will the inevitable ala-cartization of cable TV finish them off for good?
The Flaming Nose has a story, appropriate for the coming long weekend, that tells how the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. played a role in keeping Nichelle Nichols on Star Trek. Nice way I've been able to link these first two stories, hmm?
I haven't made a commitment to catching Maverick every week, but I'm almost always entertained when I do, and The HORN Section provides the background on yet another episode with this week's "Maverick Monday" on the final season episode "Epitaph for a Gambler." Be warned, though: this is from the post-James Garner era of Maverick, though Jack Kelly was always good.
Bosom Buddies was not on my watch list when it was on TV, though I knew enough about it to notice that one of its stars hit it pretty big in the movies, and the other didn't do too badly in television. But Comfort TV suggests that the show should be remembered as more than a punch line - in fact, it was pretty good.
This week's TV Guide review at Television Obscurities takes us to the issue of January 16, 1965. Among other things, it gives us a preview of TV's coverage of the upcoming presidential inauguration, a look at behind-the-scenes battles at Peyton Place, and Cleveland Amory's savage review of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Some great images from this week's issue!
Finally, The Bootleg Files gives us some insight on the beloved Sherlock Holmes movies of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which many of us have seen on television, and tells us about the one person who wasn't a fan at all - Basil Rathbone himself.
Sorry for the relative shortness this week, which shouldn't reflect on all the great stuff out there. See you back here tomorrow for another big TV Guide, right?