Sunday, December 9, 2012

Self-destruction: Doctor Who "Image of the Fendahl: Part Four" (19 November 1977)

The 4th Doctor (Tom Baker) gets the gun (at 5:07) in Doctor Who "Image of the Fendahl: Part Four", November 1977, written by Chris Boucher, directed by George Spenton-Foster. Another example of the casual and capricious presence of death that characterised the original Doctor Who (an attitude that's generally incompatible with the "everyone gets a character arc" frenzy of the modern reboot and most modern narratives).

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Singin on TV: Dink's Song/Fare Thee Well in Daniel Boone, "Ken-Tuck-E" (24 Sep 1964).

Daniel Boone (Fess Parker) sings a little of "Dink's Song"/"Fare Thee Well" to appease Rebecca Boone (Patricia Blair) in Daniel Boone episode "Ken-Tuck-E" (24 Sep 1964), directed by George Marshall, written by Borden Chase.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Singin' on TV: The Ames Brothers, "Noah's Ark" in State Trooper "The Dancing Dowager" (29 Dec 1957)

Rod Cameron as Lt. Rod Blake (undercover at the Tropicana) lets The Ames Brothers fill some time singing "Noah's Ark" in State Trooper episode "The Dancing Dowager", 29 Dec 1957.