Wed, 24 July 2019
We start this week with “The Bob Hope Show.” Bob is in England. He teams up with legendary British music hall and screen comedian Jerry Desmond for jokes about the National Health Service and a sketch about Bob’s school days. Then Orson Welles stars as “The Shadow,” that mysterious righter of wrongs with the power to cloud men’s minds. Who know what evil lurks in the hearts of men? He does.
The Bob Hope Show
June 5, 1951
“With Jerry Desmond from London”
December 12, 1937
“The Death Triangle”
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Fri, 12 July 2019
"The Nine Lives of Batman" & "Long John Joker"
Aired October 5, 1968
The Catwoman makes her debut in the animated 68 series and there's a lot to like, a lot to dislike, and a lot to simply appreciate. In the story, Catwoman traps the Dynamic Duo in a series of traps that appears to ultimately lead to her desire to learn Batman's identity. And then it just gets more complicated. Plus, there's also a Joker story that could have come right out of the third season, complete with Batgirl!
In addition, John and Dan Greenfield, creator and author of the 13th Dimension discuss how the 66 series brought Catwoman back to prominence and how her appearance in the 68 series is a mix of good and bad. Plus, they look at the lyrics to the Batman Superman Hour theme song.
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Tue, 9 July 2019
December 6, 1975
Steve is a member of Rick's scuba diving club, but he's not one to listen to rules. In doing so, he risks his life and it's up to Isis to save him.
We conclude our reviews of the DC Comics 1970s run of The Mighty Isis, with a look at a story that appears to set things back to normal.
Andrea has returned to school with Rick and is teaching once again, but there are new wrinkles that affect the storyline and will not be resolved.
Plus, we announce the winners of our Isis comic giveaway.
Next, it's a look at the episode, "Scuba Duba". Among the topics discussed are the appearance of manta rays in a lake, the underwater photography of the episode and how the fashions of this episode may have influenced That 70s Show.
It's all here and we want to hear from you on what you think of the episode. Write us as ShazamIsisPodcast@gmail.com.
Moral: "We've all heard the expression, safety first. But sometimes we forget just how important that saying is. Safety first means nothing is more important than that you think before you act. So, don't take a chance - think safety and act safely."
Eileen Chesis as Nancy
Brian Byers as Steve
Sun, 7 July 2019
Tonight we present two quiz shows recorded a little over a decade apart, but featuring the same contestant. In the 1940s young Margaret Merrick was a frequent panelist on “The Quiz Kids,” where it was no secret that she had had polio. Before we had the term, she was a “poster child” for what was then called “infantile paralysis.” Margaret then appears with her husband on Groucho Marx’s “You Bet Your Life,” where she talks about her youth and the couple tackle questions about numbers in everyday life.
Though polio has nearly been eradicated worldwide, The March of Dimes still exists. It’s currently dedicated to preventing premature birth and birth defects. You can donate here.
The Quiz Kids
January 24, 1943
“Would You Be Pleased If Varicella Paid You A Visit?”
You Bet Your Life
October 21, 1953
“The Secret Word is ‘Name’”
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Fri, 5 July 2019
"The Baffles Puzzle"
Aired: September 15, 1973
At first, it seems to Batman like a simple matter for the police when all the encyclopedias disappear from the library. But when Colonel Wilcox of the Secret Department of Investigation contacts the Super Friends to prevent the stealing of French lithographs, things get serious as the scent of almonds connects the two events. It's a race then to stop the theft of $5 million while dealing with a series of threats and trying to located the missing Junior Super Friends.
John is joined by 13th Dimension webmaster Dan Greenfield to discuss this episode that sounds like it has more going for it than the pervious one. At least, it seems that way to John. There are many firsts for the series here, including the appearance of Clark Kent, Kryptonite, and Colonel Wilcox. In addition, John and Dan discuss the animation choices of the episode, Wonder Woman's powers, and the cast taking on other voices.
Dan Greenfield is the editor and co-creator of 13thDimension.com, a website devoted primarily to comics and pop culture, past and present. To him, the basic food groups are Batman, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (the Original Series), James Bond, the Beatles and the Stones. But if he had to he'd be able to subsist on Batman alone. Channel 11 in New York was his favorite syndicated channel as a kid -- you can guess why -- followed closely by Channel 5. Channel 9 didn't really enter into it unless he was home sick and there wasn't much else on. He's married to his remarkably patient wife Wendy and his best sidekick is his son, Sam. They have two cats, Lex and Zod.
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Tue, 2 July 2019
"Eyewitness to Murder"
Synopsis: Steve witnesses the murder of a lead prosecutor's aid, but he cannot testify to it as he saw it at night with his bionic eye. At first, Oscar wants to let it go until the Secretary calls him and Steve in to protect the lead prosecutor as they prepare their case against a major mobster. But Steve has one thing on his mind - find the killer and prove his guilt.
John is joined by artist Jerry Lange and longtime fan Kevin Durkee to discuss this sixth episode of the series. They discuss figuring out which of the twin assassins is which, Oscar's background, and the running scenes in this episode. Plus, Jerry shares his original shooting scripts and we play a "With a Twist" themed game of This or That.
It's the return of the podcast as a Facebook Live show. Join us Friday nights at 9:30EST as we discuss an episode of THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN's first season with two fans as well as featuring commentary from our viewers. This audio will be available shortly after in the OSI Files feed.
Kevin Durkee -
Bio: Most of the time: Water Treatment for Heat Transfer Specialist
Some of the time: Michigan Air National Guard
Hobbies include: Antique Stores, Collecting way too many vinyl records, View Masters with reels. Running 5k's with my wife.
Throwback TV favorites: Six Million Dollar Man, Bionic Women, Twilight Zone, Batman, X-Files, Battlestar Galactica and many more.
Current TV favorites: Westworld, Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, Lost In Space.
Jerry Lange - Based in Buffalo, New York. My personal and client works are created using traditional media including pencil, ink and watercolor and digital software Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. I try to bring a dramatic visual narrative to my work through a mix of loose and tight media application and mark making technique. Website