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Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Bit of Trivia!

John Newland directed the first season Star Trek TOS episode "Errand of Mercy." He was also known for another little TV series. Filming began the week of NASA test AS-204, resulting in the death of three Astronauts. 185K budget, six days for filming. At the studios owned by Lucille Ball. 

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  1. "There is nothing wrong with you television set. we are controlling transmission."
    There was certainly nothing wrong with MY set. I watched OL, TZ and all kinds of other good stuff!
    Thanks for the memories!

    gfa

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  2. One of my all time favorite shows. The wonderful daughter bought me the complete series on dvd a few years back. I think that I was in second grade when it first aired. Some episodes scared the hell out of me back then. Gettin' old............................

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  3. And Desilu Studios were selected because they were nearly bankrupt, and offered the cheapest rent in town for TV crews to film in.

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  4. They were originally going to call the show "Please Stand By", but changed the name because people were still spooked about the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Good site:

    http://wearecontrollingtransmission.blogspot.com/

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  5. Favorite episode?

    Mine's "Demon With A Glass Hand".

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    1. "The Guests" and "Don't Open Until Doomsday".........

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  6. What was the one where the govt made a guy into an alien ?

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    1. That I think was "The Architects of Fear." Another great one!

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  7. There was also another one called "The Chameleon", starring a very young Robert Duvall as a CIA agent who undergoes genetic modification to infiltrate the crew of a crashed "flying saucer".

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