Sunday, April 30, 2017






Series Description

This 1957 version of the Zorro TV show was a 30 minute adventure action series on ABC about "the other masked man". Like the Lone Ranger, Don Diego Del la Vega dons his mask (and cape) and becomes "Zorro", defender of the weak and downtrodden from the corrupt government officials in 1820s California. One of the few shows that had action without getting overly violent.
A great family adventure series!

Zorro Cast

Guy Williams .............. Don Diego de la Vega/Zorro
Henry Calvin .............. Sergeant Demetrio Lopez Garcia
George J. Lewis ........... Don Alejandro De La Vega
Gene Sheldon .............. Bernardo

Saturday, April 29, 2017





You Bet Your Life

Series Description

You Bet Your Life was actually two programs in one. First, Groucho Marx would "interview" two contestants by asking them questions about their lives. Groucho was truly a master at finding a joke somewhere in just about every answer they gave. After the "joking around" portion of the program, the quiz show would begin. The contestants could win money by correctly answering trivia questions. This process would continue with more pairs of contestants and the pair that won the most money would get a bonus round.

You Bet Your Life Cast

Groucho Marx ........ Host
George Fenneman ..... Announcer
Marilyn Burtis ...... Secret Word Girl

Friday, April 28, 2017





The X-Files

Series Description

The X-Files was a 60 minute sci-fi series on the FOX Network. It was about a man and a woman who worked together as investigators for the FBI. Their cases were typically ones that involved strange happenings that were impossible to explain. Special Agent Fox Mulder usually felt that the cause involved the paranormal or aliens from outer space and his partner Special Agent Dana Scully played the skeptic who usually couldn't explain their cases in any other way no matter how hard she tried.

The X-Files Cast

David Duchovny ....... Special Agent Fox William Mulder
Gillian Anderson ..... Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully
William B. Davis ..... Spender, The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Mitch Pileggi ........ Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner (1994-2002)
Tom Braidwood ........ Melvin Frohike (1994-2002)
Dean Haglund ......... Ringo Langly (1994-2002)
Bruce Harwood ........ John Fitzgerald Byers (1994-2002)
Nicholas Lea ......... Alex Krycek (1994-2002)
Sheila Larken ........ Margaret Scully (1994-2002)
Steven Williams ...... Mr. X (1994-2002)
Chris Owens .......... Special Agent Jeffrey Spender (1996-2002)

Thursday, April 27, 2017







Wagon Train

Series Description

Wagon Train was a 60 minute (90 minutes in season 7 only) western action series on NBC for its first five seasons and on ABC thereafter. It told the stories of pioneers travelling through the unsettled territories to reach California. Along the way they encountered "wild" Indians, cattle rustlers, con men, blizzards in the mountains, running out of water in the desert and every other hazard you can imagine. The series also often explored the motivations that caused average people to leave civilization for the unknown lives they would find in the Western United States!

Wagon Train Cast

Ward Bond .......... Major Seth Adams
John McIntire ...... Christopher Hale
Robert Horton ...... Flint McCullough
Terry Wilson ....... Bill Hawks
Frank McGrath ...... Charlie Wooster
Denny Miller ....... Duke Shannon
Robert Fuller ...... Cooper Smith
Michael Burns ...... Barnaby West

Wednesday, April 26, 2017





The Virginian

The Shiloh Ranch in Wyoming Territory of the 1890s is owned in sequence by Judge Garth, the Grainger brothers, and Col. MacKenzie.
It is the setting for a variety of stories, many more based on character and relationships than the usual western.

The Virginian Cast:

The Virginian.........................Played by James Drury
Judge Garth...........................Lee J. Cobb
Trampas...............................Doug McClure
Steve Hill............................Gary Clarke
Betsy Garth...........................Roberta Shore
Randy Benton..........................Randy Boone
Deputy Sheriff Emmett Ryker...........Clu Gulager
Jennifer Sommers......................Diane Roter
(Was brought in as the Judge's niece after Roberta
Shore left the show)
Morgan Starr..........................John Dehner
( Morgan Starr was brought in to run the ranch for
 Judge Garth because of Garth's appointment as
 Governor of Wyoming.)
John Grainger.........................Charles Bickford

Tuesday, April 25, 2017





The Unit

Series Description

The Unit was a 60 minute military action series on CBS about a covert unit of U.S. Army Special Forces who took on the most difficult missions no matter where they had to travel worldwide. Most of the missions were related to terrorism but finding missing servicemen, defeating evil dictators, and capturing valuable in-tell were also among their objectives.

The Unit Cast

Dennis Haysbert .............. Jonas "Snake Doctor" Blane
Regina Taylor ................ Molly Blane
Scott Foley .................. Bob "Cool Breeze" Brown
Audrey Marie Anderson ........ Kim Brown
Max Martini .................. Mack "Dirt Diver" Gerhardt
Abby Brammell ................ Tiffy Gerhardt
Robert Patrick ............... Colonel Tom Ryan
Demore Barnes ................ Hector Williams
Alyssa Shafer ................ Serena Brown
Michael Irby ................. Charles Grey

Monday, April 24, 2017





Tarzan

Series Description

The Target: The Corruptors TV show BC This version of the Tazan TV show was a 60 minute crime action/adventure series on NBC about a man who had been raised by apes in the jungle. He had eventually been found and spent years being educated in the civilized world but he never cared much for man's corrupt society so he decided to return to his old life in the jungle. Along with his chimpanzee (Cheetah) and Jai, he once again fought for good against the local bad guys.

Tarzan Cast

Ron Ely .................. Tarzan
Manuel Padilla Jr. ....... Jai

Saturday, April 22, 2017



Sanford and Son


Series Description

Sanford And Son was a 30 minute comedy series on NBC about a 65-year-old bigoted, stubborn, grumpy, Afro-American man named Fred Sanford who, along with his 34-year-old son Lamont, ran a junk business in Los Angeles, California. Fred somehow managed to find ways to get Lamont to do most of the work on their junk business even though Lamont was really only there because he knew that dad needed him. Fred was also always coming up with some "get rich quick" scheme that would backfire and Lamont would have to help him out of the jam.

Sanford And Son Cast

Redd Foxx ............... Fred Sanford
Demond Wilson ........... Lamont Sanford
LaWanda Page ............ Aunt Esther
Whitman Mayo ............ Grady Wilson


Friday, April 21, 2017





The Rifleman


Series Description

The Rifleman TV show starred Chuck Connors in this 30 minute family western action series on ABC. Connors portrayed a widower who raised his son Mark to be a decent and caring, but strong man in the old West. His one desire was to successfully homestead his ranch in North Fork, New Mexico. The Marshall of North Fork, however, had a difficult time handling the weekly "bad guys" and in each episode Lucas had to get out his Winchester Rifle and help the Marshall protect himself, his son, and his neighbors.

The Rifleman Cast

Chuck Connors ......... Lucas McCain (The Rifleman)
Johnny Crawford ....... Mark McCain
Paul Fix .............. Marshal Micah Torrance
Hope Summers .......... Hattie Denton
Harlan Warde .......... John Hamilton (1958-62)
John Harmon ........... Eddie Halstead (1958-62)
Joan Taylor ........... Milly Scott (1960-62)
Edgar Buchanan ........ Doc Burrage (1958-59)
Rhys Williams ......... Doc Burrage (1959-60)
Ralph Moody ........... Doc Burrage (1960-63)

Thursday, April 20, 2017





Quincy, M.E.


Series Description

Quincy, M.E. was a 60 minute drama series on NBC. Plot lines would begin with a death that would appear to be from natural causes. Quincy, however, would notice something that would cause him to suspect foul play. Then he would changes roles from Medical Examiner to detective and solve the murder that was "unseen" by all others. Quincy's boss would always get upset believing that Quincy was seeing evidence that didn't exist. The police department didn't care for him
"shouldering-in" on their territory either! That didn't even slow him down in his quest to solve the crime!

Quincy, M.E. Cast

Jack Klugman ........ Doctor Quincy
Robert Ito .......... Sam Fujiyama
John S. Ragin ....... Doctor Robert Asten
Val Bisoglio ........ Danny Tovo
Joseph Roman ........ Sergeant Brill
Garry Walberg ....... Lieutenant Frank Monahan
Diane Markoff ....... Diane
Lynette Mettey ...... Lee Potter
Anita Gillette ...... Doctor Emily Hanover

Wednesday, April 19, 2017





The Patty Duke Show

Series Description

The Patty Duke Show was a comedy series about two teen-aged female cousins who look exactly alike. Their interchanging of identities allow them to engage in activities which usually ends out in trouble for the "twins".

Cast:

Patty Duke .................... Patty Lane / Cathy Lane
William Schallert ............. Martin Lane
Jean Byron .................... Natalie Lane
Paul O'Keefe .................. Ross Lane
Eddie Applegate ............... Richard Harrison
Rita McLaughlin ............... Patty Duke's Body Double
Kitty Sullivan ................ Sue Ellen Turner
Alberta Grant ................. Maggie
Skip Hinnant .................. Ted
Susan Melvin .................. Nicki Lee
John McGiver .................. J.R. Castle
Ann Alford .................... Eileen
Kelly Wood .................... Gloria
Robyn Miller .................. Roz

Tuesday, April 18, 2017





The Odd Couple

Series Description

The Odd Couple TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on ABC about two men who shared an apartment. One was a neat freak and the other was just about the biggest slob the world has ever seen! And that's just one thing where they were total opposites! They were the best of friends occasionally and at each other's throats the rest of the time!

The Odd Couple Cast

Tony Randall ............... Felix Unger
Jack Klugman ............... Oscar Trevor Madison
Al Molinaro ................ Murray Greshler
Brett Somers ............... Blanche Madison
Larry Gelman ............... Vinnie
Carole Shelley ............. Gwendolyn Pigeon (First Season)
Monica Evans ............... Cecily Pigeon (First Season)
Ryan McDonald .............. Roy (First Season)
Archie Hahn ................ Roger (Fourth Season)
Garry Walberg .............. Speed (Episodes 1-4)
Pamelyn Ferdin ............. Edna Unger (Episodes 1-2)
Joan Hotchkis .............. Dr. Nancy Cunningham (Episodes 1-2)
Elinor Donahue ............. Miriam Welby (Episodes 3-4)

Monday, April 17, 2017



No Time For Sergeants

Series Description

The No Time For Sergeants TV show was a comedy series about a "bumbling, not too bright" Air Force Airman with the best of intentions. Unfortunately, nothing he did ever turned out the way he planned. His Sergeant constantly "chews him out" but he thinks that the Sergeant is just great!

Cast

Sammy Jackson .............. Airman Will Stockdale
Kevin O'Neal ............... Airman Ben Whitledge
Harry Hickox ............... Sergeant King
Laurie Sibbald ............. Millie Anderson
Andy Clyde ................. Grandpa Jim Anderson
Hayden Rorke ............... Colonel Farnsworth
George Murdock ............. Captain Krupnick
Paul Smith ................. Captain Martin
Joe E. Tata ................ Private Mike Neddick
Michael McDonald ........... Private Jack Langdon
Greg Benedict .............. Private Blanchard

Saturday, April 15, 2017





Mash

Series Description

The M*A*S*H TV show was a 30 minute comedy series on CBS about a unit of doctors and nurses who had been torn from their personal lives and thrown into a muddy, bug infested camp in the middle of the Korean war! Most of them didn't want to be there. Their careers had just been "taking off" after years of medical education and training and now their rewards were being denied them. But
when they heard the "choppers" coming in with wounded soldiers, all that was forgotten. They became the only hope close enough to the fighting to help the injured. When their work was done, they could go back to their drinking and complaining and sometimes romance in an effort to forget their miserable plight.
This TV series did the impossible. It somehow found a way to be a comedy with a very non-comical premise. Most of the comedy revolved around the "draftees" pulling practical jokes on the career military personnel.

M*A*S*H Cast

Alan Alda .............. Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce
Wayne Rogers ........... Captain "Trapper" John McIntyre
Mike Farrell ........... Captain B. J. Hunnicutt
McLean Stevenson ....... Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake
Harry Morgan ........... Colonel Sherman T. Potter
Gary Burghoff .......... Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly
Loretta Swit ........... Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan
Jamie Farr ............. Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger
David Ogden Stiers ..... Major Charles Emerson Winchester III
William Christopher .... Father Francis Mulcahy


Friday, April 14, 2017





Lost in Space

Series Description

The Lost In Space TV show was a 60 minute sci-fi series on CBS about the Robinson Family, Major Don West and their faithful robot who left Earth on the Jupiter II spacecraft on a five-year mission to explore a planet in the Alpha Centauri star system. Unfortunately, Doctor Zachary Smith sabotaged the ship, throwing it off-course and leaving the entire crew including Doctor Smith ... Lost In Space! Each week they travelled from planet to planet searching for the way back to Earth and finding aliens and danger along the way.

Lost In Space Broadcast History:

Wednesday Nights from 7:30 to 8:30 PM on CBS during its entire run
Lost In Space Cast

Guy Williams ......... Professor John Robinson
June Lockhart ........ Maureen Robinson
Mark Goddard ......... Don West
Marta Kristen ........ Judy Robinson
Billy Mumy............ Will Robinson
Angela Cartwright .... Penny Robinson
Jonathan Harris ...... Doctor Zachary Smith