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River Song’s Timeline

Posted by on Jan 4, 2016 in T.V., Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

My favorite character to come out of Dr. Who, other than the Doctor himself, is his wife, River Song. ****SPOILER!****** If you are not current with Dr. Who, stop reading now!   River Song is the daughter of companions Amy Pond and Rory, her real name being Melody Pond, which she adapts in River Song. Get it? Played primarily by Alex Kingston, she is the perfect foil for the Doctor, sharing many of his traits, including his ability to regenerate. Her timeline is VERY convoluted, but thanks to the folks at 9GAG, here is a fairly complete review of it, in chronological order. This post was much too large to post to Facebook, so I hope you enjoy it...

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Preschool viewing for grown -ups!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in T.V., Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

Shows for preschoolers that I enjoyed as an adult! Having kids means watching a lot of kid -oriented television. I already am a big fan of animation, so it’s not really a great stretch that some of the shows for little kids would grow on me as well. A lot of the songs are very catchy! (Especially after hearing them several thousand times) Some of these you may even remember watching when you were a kid yourself. Here are my top ten favorite little kid’s shows, in no particular order. 1. Blue’s Clues – I was devastated when Steve left. 2. PB and J Otter – Use your noodle, do the noodle dance! 3. Rolie Polie Olie – I love anything by William Joyce 4. Little Einsteins – It teaches with classical music! How can you not love it!...

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The Six Million Dollar Man

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in T.V., Toy Box, Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

In the latter part of the 1970’s, the biggest hero on TV was The Six Million Dollar Man! Steve Austin is an astronaut who is seriously injured when his experimental aircraft crashes. Handsome and athletic, Austin undergoes a government-sanctioned surgery, which rebuilds several of Steve’s body parts with machine parts, making him cyborg-like. When Steve recovers, his machine parts enable him to have superhuman strength and speed, as well as other powers. With these powers, Steve goes to work for the Office of Scientific Information, battling evil for the good of mankind. The show debuted March 7, 1973 the lead role played by Lee Majors who had been one of the stars of the popular western Big Valley and went on to play the lead character on The Fall Guy. The show was very popular during its run and introduced several...

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Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Audial Stimulation!, T.V. | 0 comments

Today on Music Video Monday, Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet! Remember this one? Released in 1991, the song was the first release from the album of the same name. By now, the hair band music I loved was pretty much dead, MTV had pretty much been taken over by hip-hop, and Nirvana and Pearl Jam were leading the rise of grunge with Nevermind and Ten. This song was a bit of a surprise to me and what cemented it as a favorite was the use of the anime film Space Adventure Cobra. I had read parts of the manga before and it was very cool to see parts of it in this video, directed by Roman Coppola, son of legendary director, Francis Ford Coppola. If you’ve never seen it, check it out! If you have seen it, enjoy it...

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Donny and Marie!!!

Posted by on Jun 5, 2015 in T.V., Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

When I was a young lad, one of the most successful types of TV shows were the variety shows. They would have singing, dancing, and humor from the hosts of the show and their guest stars, usually the popular performers of the time. My family loved these shows. I can remember sitting down with my mom and dad and watching each week, singing along with the songs. One of my favorites was Donny and Marie, featuring brother and sister duo, Donny and Marie Osmond. Donny had previously gained fame as a member of the then- popular singing group, The Osmonds, and Marie was the first female member of the family to join the boys. Donny and Marie were 18 and 16, respectively, when they were offered their own show on ABC. The show, created by Sid and Marty Kroft,...

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Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in T.V., Visual Stimulation | 0 comments

In the late 1970’s, there was very little science fiction to be found on TV. Star Wars was still in the theatre, but TV was pretty much a sci-fi wasteland. The one bright star was Buck Rogers in the 25th Century! I loved this show as kid. It starred Gil Gerard as Buck and Erin Gray as Col. Wilma Deering. Buck’s sidekick, a small humanoid robot named Twiki, was voiced by the legendary Mel Blanc. The show dealt with Buck being awoken from 500 years of suspended animation and his adapting to life in the future.  The first episode test so well, it was released as theatrical film before airing on NBC. The first season takes place on an Earth where most of the planet is a wasteland and everyone lives in domed cities. The second season send Buck...

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