Friday, September 14, 2007


The Lost Saucer

Over on SFSignal, John expresses something like embarrassment that he enjoyed Sigmund & The Sea Monsters as a kid.

That's nothing. I actually watched and enjoyed this...

And if that's not bad enough, I have somewhat fond memories of this trainwreck, as well.

Yep -- I watched those, too. :)

Gotta love the great casting of Ruth Buzzi and Jim Nabors.
I remember one episode from this show, when they landed on a planet where everyone was referred to only by numbers, not names.

The sting in the tail at the end of the episode was when the protagonists realized how many numbers (ages, social security numbers, etc) defined their own lives.
There's something inspired about Gomer Pyle as an android, isn't there?
Well, Paul, all I know is, I am not a number, I am a free man.
I'd forgotten about both of these but upon reflection, yep, I watched 'em too.

Ah, the happy hours of a totally misspent youth.
I couldn't get into the first, but the latter - man I loved that show.
The Far Out Space Nuts were the crack to my misspent Saturday mornings. Looking back, I now realize it's the asymmetrical lunar lander that I really jazzed on, as opposed to the uniform sleekness of the Lost Saucer.

Both of them paled before the genius of the Kids from C.A.P.E.R. though...
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