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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Saturday Night...

Charlie X is sending EVERYONE into the cornfield!


Dr. Cyclops coming up on Svengoolie. I will soberblog along tonight, editing this as I go.


Yeoman Rand. DAT NIGHTGOWN!!!


Wow. The "I want to stay!" by Charlie as he disappears is one of the creepiest bits of soundwork out there.

Doctor Cyclops, in color, wherein we learn of the wonders of Radium or somesuch. 

"Dr. Alexander Thorkel: Are we then country doctors? You do not realize what we have here. 
In our very hands, we have the cosmic force of creation itself. In our very hands, 
we can shape life, take it apart, put it together again, mould it like putty.

Dr. Mendoza: But what you are doing is mad. It is diabolic! 
You are tampering with powers reserved to God. 

Dr. Alexander Thorkel: That is good. That is very good. That is just what I am doing."
The Doc is a REAL people person. The amazing thing is how firmly entrenched 
the Hollywood vision of "The Scientist" is in our culture. Garbed in their 
sacerdotal lab coats, they intercede with the realm of Science, bringing us the Word 
from the quantum gods.
Does this cotton smell like chloroform to you?


Dr. Alexander Thorkel:
Strange how absorbed man has been in the size of things!

The film was the first SF film done in 3-color Technicolor.
The brilliance of the color is a wonder after seventy years.
B&W "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea". Giant Octopus (with squidly bits), 
and GIANT CATFISH! Richard Carlson plays the Grim Scientist in 
Norway. Trondheim fjord is referenced (also referenced in "Jonny Quest"!
 "The House of Seven Gargoyles")

Giant catfish?

8-bow window Seaview, with "It Came From Beneath the Sea" 
stock footage of the Octopus.


Doom said...

Yeoman Rand!

I saw her in that episode last night, just as a very odd random event. Uhrm. I thought naughty things. She was always one of my favorites, if I had forgotten until I saw her. Yum!

I don't know if I can handle Dr. Cyclops, but I think I saw it adverted for tonight. I'm not sure I get the channel though, and maybe it was for yesterday. I'll look for it.

I used to love those movies. I can't watch some of them anymore though. Jackie Paper probably understands. Puff? Not so much?

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The Aardvark said...

@Doom: Excellent "Puff the Magic Dragon" reference.

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