NBC's young stars came out to shine in this NBC TV movie, which also acted as a reunion of sorts for two other much older TV shows. It was had star power, it was funny, it had too many plots, and most importantly, it has a connection to our pilot month. Stay tuned...
(Note this is best enjoyed while watching the movie on YouTube, starting at about the 26:55 mark in the episode. We give about an hour of commentary while watching the movie.)
Around Halloween 2012, a pilot to a rebooted version of The Munsters aired. If you were expecting campy humor that worked in the 1960s, you're solely mistaken. Mockingbird Lane was a very dark comedy which was not your Munsters from 50 years ago.
Our next episode in the remastered series is the final episode of our initial series of shows covering 1983 NBC with Jennifer Slept Here.
Two noteable things as of April of 2021 it's the only episode with a guest in Kris Lane and the only time Greg has not appeared in an episode (although he explains why in the cold open before the start of the remastered episode).
Anyways, here's hoping one day you see the most beautiful woman in the world who previously was making a living (get it?).
1977 was a big year in science fiction movies, thanks to two little movies called Star Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Those films might have been the big winners that night, but The 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards also gave us one of the most memorable performances in history.
Doctor Who has had its fair share of successful spinoffs. One whose pilot aired but didn't get picked up was K-9 and Company in 1981 at the Beeb. It looked good and they brought back Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith for it, but something happened...
It's the second edition in the remastered series of our early episodes. This time we go back at Episode 3 where Mike and Greg looked at two of Glen Larson's 1983 outings Manimal and Automan.
Listen as Greg enjoys the greatness of Simon McCorkindale and his Falcon as Mike shakes his head while they visit a little place called ZIPPERS?!?! BTW, Cursor is still a little pervert.
With today being the 109th Anniversary of the sinking of the legendary ship, we take a look at S.O.S. Titanic. A made-for-TV movie that aired on ABC in 1979 which until it's Blu-ray/DVD release last year hadn't been seen by many in it's original broadcast length.
It's a star-studded TV movie featuring David Warner, Ian Holm, Helen Mirren, Cloris Leachman, David Janssen and Susan St. James (UH-OH!).
S.O.S. Titanic Movie Promo (KSAS FOX-24 Wichita) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOf01rd7BUs
Does this remind you of anything? Does this remind you of many things? Mark Goodson's last original format, TKO was a little bit of a number of shows, from Jeopardy! to Blockbusters to Couch Potatoes.
We at It Was a Thing on TV are happy to announce we are improving the audio quality of some of our early episodes. So if you've started listening to us recently, it's a good chance for you to hear how the show has evolved to what it is now.
For the first remastered episode, we go back to the second episode of the podcast when we covered Mr. Smith. This episode is historic as it's the first appearance of Chico on the podcast and the first time Greg ever did the RAWR!
Seriously, Paramount+ please put Mr. Smith on the service! WE BEG YOU!
It's time for some revisionist history on a sci-fi channel with The Amazing Screw-On Head. A star-studded cast couldn't get this out of pilot stage. Maybe it was ahead of its time?