Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Ray Bradbury Theater (1985-92)

Ray Bradberry hosts one of TV’s best SF anthology series. Most of the episodes were based on his stories. Typical episode: “The Earthmen” w/David Birney – In 1999 a third mission to Mars lands. The crew of four are supposed … Continue reading

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We’ll Have Manhattan-The Rodgers & Hart Songbook-Various Artists

Sixteen standards from some of the best Jazz vocalists make a perfect introduction to the songs for those exploring why these tunes have lasted for so long. Highlights include: “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”-Anita O’Day, “Manhattan”-Blossom Dearie, “You Took … Continue reading

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The Gates Of Eden-Brian Stableford (1983)

Stableford uses his background as a biologist as an Earth like planet is explored. A landing party was killed and a biologist has to find out what happened. It’s 2444. Spaceships have been sent out to establish beacons so other ships … Continue reading

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The Ship That Died Of Shame (PT Raiders) (1955)

Good one about smugglers after WWII that use their old boat from the war. Bill Randall (George Baker), George Hoskins (Richard Attenborough) and Birdie (Bill Owen) are part of the crew of PT 1087 during the war. Bill rents a … Continue reading

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Inspector Alan Banks Series-Peter Robinson (1987-)

Banks lives in Eastvale, England with his wife and two kids. One interesting thing about the series is that Banks’ musical tastes change with each book. He’s a top notch investigator and likes living away from London. The books follow … Continue reading

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Fancy Meeting You Here-Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney (1958)

Thirteen tracks with the two greats backed by the Billy May Orchestra. One of those fun collaborations that absolutely works. Highlights include: “I Can’t Get Started”, “How About You?” and “Love Won’t Let You Get Away.”

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Carry On Laughing (1975)

The gang from the popular “Carry On” movie series in thirteen episodes with historical themes. Corny, slapstick, ridiculous and that’s exactly what their audience wanted. A lot of funny moments. If you want some laughs just for the fun of it … Continue reading

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