May 29, 2020

Around the dial

That's a picture of Pope Paul VI up there, watching the Apollo 11 moon landing. Heaven and earth encompassed within one photo. I have nothing to match that today, but I'll do the best I can.

I'm back at Eventually Supertrain, talking about Bourbon Street Beat with my buddy Dan. Stick around for the rest; it's really good.

At Classic TV & Film Café, Rick tells us seven things to know about Connie Stevens, better known around here as Cricket from the detective series Hawaiian Eye, the piece of the Warner Bros. detective puzzle I still need.

It's the Wednesday comics at The Twilight Zone Vortex, and Jordan has a story I would have found irresistible: "Nightmare for an Astronaut." July, 1966 was when I was of comic book age, too—wonder why I didn't have it.

One of the signatures of the early Today Show was the window to Main Street, or at least 49th Street in New York City, where people could look in and see the wonder of television—and be seen, as well, if they were lucky. Read the rest of the story from Jodie at Garroway at Large.

At Cult TV Blog, John introduces us to Jonathan Creek, the British crime drama from the 1990s and 2000s, It's an easy series to like, says John, as long as you don't worry about the massive plot holes. I can buy that.

Hal's F Troop Friday at The Horn Section snuck in after closing time last week, so I bring it to you today; it's "Me Heap Big Injun" from 1965, in which our heroes face the latest threat to O'Rourke Enterprises.

Television's New Frontier: the 1960s arrives in 1961, and the inaugural season of Danger Man, Patrick McGoohan's prologue to The Prisoner. It's a good look at how the series develops, parting from the stereotypical secret agent formula. You'll find it interesting.

Hopefully, you'll find tomorrow's TV Guide interesting as well. TV  


  1. Did you see the recent movie, The Two Popes? You might enjoy it. There is a scene where they watch soccer on TV together.

    1. I'll have to look for that scene - I'd get a kick out of it!

      (Oh, he didn't say that, did he?)

  2. Thanks for the shoutout Mitchell!


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