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Mid-1950s re-release trailer of “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff.”
The legendary Chicago-based horror host will be showing the 1949 Universal mystery/horror comedic feature, “Abbott & Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff” this Sat., May 27 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
According to his official website, Sven had previously shown Abbott & Costello’s first encounter with Boris Karloff back in March 2012 on Me-TV (Me-TV came into the Frederick/Washington, D.C. viewing area in early 2013).
The film was directed by Charles T. Barton. and was released after the duo’s smash Universal monster farce, “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” (1948 which featured Glenn Strange as Frankenstein’s monster, Bela Lugosi in his second and final appearance as Count Dracula and Lon Chaney, Jr. as Lawrence Talbot/The “Wolf Man,” opposite the comedic team). Sven had previously shown “Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein” back in Oct. 2014, April 2015 and Oct. 2016 on Me-TV.
An announcement was made recently on the official Mystery Science Theater 3000 site that the first nationwide touring production of MST3K will be brought to 29 major cities throughout the country. The showcase is titled “Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: ‘Watch out for Snakes!’ Tour” and will run from July 6-Aug. 12 in select cities.
Original 1965 trailer for Toho Studios’ “Godzilla vs. Monster Zero,” which was released as “Invasion of Astro-Monster” in Japan.
“Godzilla vs. Monster Zero” was directed by Ishiro Honda and was produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. This 1965 entry in Toho’s kaiju film franchise contains a mix of science fiction and kaiju battle action, where Godzilla and Rodan fight against the three-headed nemesis on Planet X, King Ghidorah (King Ghidrah, “monster zero”). This was done after Toho Studios’ kaiju battle feature, “Ghidorah. the Three-Headed Monster” (1964)*.
Now that Hood College’s exclusive online radio station has resolved their technical problems, my radio program will back on the air for one last show.
“Yours Truly, Chris Hamby: The Finale Show” (to round out my final and second season on Blazer Radio, the Voice of Hood College)
The final edition of “Yours Truly, Chris Hamby: The Big Finale” (for the second and final season) will air tomorrow (Fri., May 12) at Noon ET/11 a.m. Central on Blazer Radio, “the voice of Hood College” (via http://www.blazerradio.org and on the TuneIn app).
“Yours Truly, Chris Hamby” was a wonderful and exciting experience during my time at Hood College’s Blazer Radio for two seasons (with groovy tunes, fun facts about classic/cult motion pictures and most important of all, on-air shout-outs to fellow friends of the matinee and pilots of the airwaves)!
If I had the chance to, I would love to do more episodes of “Yours Truly, Chris Hamby” on Blazer Radio (had it not been for the various technical gaffes that the station had for the past couple of weeks, there might have been more).
As I will be walking on the graduation stage next week with fellow Hood grads, once students participate in the commencement ceremony, they are no longer part of the station (according to the rules for Hood’s Blazer Radio organization).
Sidebar: I completed all of my courses for Hood College in Dec. 2016 and will march on the graduation stage with several friends from Hood in a week.
Be sure to tune into “Yours Truly, Chris Hamby: The Finale” (for the second and final Season on Hood College’s Blazer Radio)
Tune in tomorrow for an afternoon of fun and excitement, along with interesting tunes (including several Svengoolie songs), cameo shout-outs and more! You won’t want to miss out on the final edition of “Yours Truly, Chris Hamby” tomorrow (Fri., May 12) on Blazer Radio (the voice of Hood College).
Most important of all, thanks to all for listening to the second and final season of “Yours Truly, Chris Hamby” on Blazer Radio! Peace to all/keep in touch!
And again, congratulations to all fellow Hood students on graduating (including personalities who were part of Blazer Radio, 2016-17 grads)!
“Yours Truly, Chris Hamby: The Finale Show” (second and final season)
And if anyone has a last-minute special song request, or if you would like to have an instant on-air shout-out during tomorrow’s show, feel free to let me know (via the comments section or on my Twitter feed)!
Questions/Comments? Drop a line at the comments section!
Sven will be premiering the 1972 television horror film “Gargoyles” this Sat., May 13 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
Norton’s film aired on the CBS television network as part of the “CBS Tuesday Night Movie” (according to a promotional booklet for Tomorrow Entertainment’s 1972-73 lineup of filmed productions in Broadcasting Magazine).
Trailer from Toho Studios’ release of “Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster” in Japan.
The iconic Chicago-based horror film host will have his premiere of the 1964 Toho Studios kaiju monster battle film, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.” The fun starts this Sat., May 6 at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
“Ghidorah” was directed by Ishiro Honda, who also directed the original “Godzilla” (released in 1954 as “Gojira” in Japan, released in the United States as “Godzilla, King of the Monsters!” in 1956)*.
This 1964 entry in Toho Studios’ kaiju monster film series showcases the destructive creature known as “King Ghidorah.” Other iconic Toho kaiju creatures are also featured, including Godzilla, Mothra and Rodan, as the three latter creatures work together to battle it out against the three-headed monster.
Who was in “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster?”
The actors who appeared in “Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster” were Yôsuke Natsuki (as Detective Shindo), Yuriko Hoshi (as Naoko Shindo), Akiko Wakabayashi (as the Princess of Sergina), Hiroshi Koizumi (as Professor Miura), the popular twin sister pop singing duo “The Peanuts” (Emi and Yumi Ito, reprising their role of Mothra’s twin shobijin guardians), Kenji Sahara (as Kanamaki, the editor-in-chief) and Takashi Shimura (as Dr. Tsukamoto).