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Recently, the good DrMoreau placed "The Phantom Creeps" serial on the board.

That can be viewed here ----------- > the-phantom-creeps-1939-f124.html

Admittedly, my general knowledge of these type serials, is........ well lets just say "LIMITED" at best. :ROTF:

Anyway, after speaking with DrMoreau on the phone for a brief stint last night, we were discussing a few options, and we will soon be adding a few other of the more popular serials to the board here.
After digging around a bit, it is apparently far more of these type things around, that I knew of.
We discussed adding several in the coming weeks, and a few that we briefly touched on were.....
"Radar Men From the Moon"
"Undersea Kingdom"
and "The Green Hornet"

Now, if anyone here has any requests, or maybe if there is one you would like to see more than the other, please chime in here, and let us know.
Over time, we will probably get many up here for viewing.

One other that Rorshach has mentioned, is "The Shadow".
That is one that DrM and I did not discuss, but it seems to be one of the more popular ones.
I believe that Mr.Z has mentioend this one before as well.

This is apparently a "rare" one, as Rorschach has mentioned.
Anyhow, in my sniffing around on "The Shadow", I couldn't find anything. It was only released on VHS back in the 80s, and no DVD release that I can see.

Perhaps this is one DrM can sniff out better than I, as he seems to have a few more corners of the internet he can unearth things from.

Anyway, any feedback here is appreciated, and we will see what we can do.

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TZ DZ Fan wrote:
One other that Rorschach has mentioned, is "The Shadow".
That is one that DrM and I did not discuss, but it seems to be one of the more popular ones.
I believe that Mr.Z has mentioend this one before as well.

This is apparently a "rare" one, as Rorschach has mentioned.
Anyhow, in my sniffing around on "The Shadow", I couldn't find anything. It was only released on VHS back in the 80s, and no DVD release that I can see.


Just thought I'd add that it was made in 1940 and stars Victor Jory, I've seen some clips on youtube it looks good and I'm sure MrZ would like to see it if he already hasn't being a fan of the Shadow.


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Ok, lets get some feed back here.

TZDZ and I spoke on several of the better known serials, among the ones touched on were:


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Radar Men from the Moon
Captain America
Green Hornet
Lost City
The Phantom
Vanishing Shadow
Undersea Kingdom
Dick Tracy


I'll see what I can dig up on the Shadow.


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Rorschach wrote:
TZ DZ Fan wrote:
One other that Rorschach has mentioned, is "The Shadow".
That is one that DrM and I did not discuss, but it seems to be one of the more popular ones.
I believe that Mr.Z has mentioend this one before as well.

This is apparently a "rare" one, as Rorschach has mentioned.
Anyhow, in my sniffing around on "The Shadow", I couldn't find anything. It was only released on VHS back in the 80s, and no DVD release that I can see.


Just thought I'd add that it was made in 1940 and stars Victor Jory, I've seen some clips on youtube it looks good and I'm sure MrZ would like to see it if he already hasn't being a fan of the Shadow.


Mr. Ror, you are correct as always, I am a huge fan of The Shadow, I have listened to several Shadow radio dramas, read several of the comics/pulps, and watched the Shadow movie starring Alec Baldwin. I have only seen a tidbit of the serial, sadly, and would love to watch them.

The Green Hornet alo sounds interesting, thanks all


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From me...

Tales of the Unexpected (112 episodes)
Red Dwarf (55 episodes)
UFO (26 episodes)
Space 1999 (48 episodes)
Sapphire and Steel (34 episodes / 6 assignments)
Hammer House of Horror (13 episodes)
Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (13 Episodes)
Classic Dr Who (694 episodes / er... lots of stories)
Classic Survivors (38 episodes)
Blake's 7 (52 episodes)

I'd happily set up/admin any of these although the classic Dr Who may be more than one person can set up anyway. I've put in bold any shows I feel are particularly appropriate to the theme of the board (either by association or by the way stories are portrayed).

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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:04 am 
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Nice recommendations, Mr. Serling - but alas, this is for the old time movie serials from the 1920s ~ 1950's. Very similar to TV shows, they ran weekly, a new chapter each week, but they only ran for 12 ~ 15 installment chapters and usually for 15 ~ 20 minutes ending with a cliff-hanger moment. This would bring movie goers, especially younger viewers, back to the theater each week or weekend. But, this brings up a good question - did the UK have movie serials? Most of my research always shows Universal, Republic, and Columbia having ran these short feature sagas. Did these ever make it across the pond prior to VHS and DVD?


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Oops, never heard of most of the ones suggested but I had no idea "The Green Hornet" was a movie serial. I honestly thought it was a tv show.

I think we did have such serials but not from the UK. Mainly US ones like Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, etc. I even have Flash Gordon on DVD but have yet to watch it. They used to show it on Saturday mornings at 7am around 12 years ago. I used to catch it before I went to my Saturday job that started at 8am. I'm sure that we had a lot of them but I don't recall hearing of any British-made ones.

Edit; A quick google brought up this. It would be interesting to see what it was like.

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Unread postPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Agreed - I see it's noted as "LOST" That sucks.


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Still looking - not sure if it's in Public Domain or not. Some sources say yes, others no. Kind of a gray subject due to the radio, comic, etc.


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DAMN the British build good models! :D

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DAMN the British build good models! :D

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This is one T and A military outfit I would love to be in!


Agreed. I never really liked UFO when I was growing up. I got it on DVD a few years ago and haven't looked back. A solid top 5 show ever for me. I love the dark undertone to the whole thing (and Gabrielle Drake as Lt. Ellis ;) )

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I would love to see The Shadow too. I love the old radio shows and they hold up to this day. I have never seen this serial either I don't believe. I have always loved the Buster Crabbe Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon ones ......
The New Adventures of Tarzan is another I haven't seen in ages, this is with Herman Brix who later changed his name to Bruce Bennett because he was stereotyped! He had another career as Bruce Bennett and only died a few years ago nearing his 101st birthday! He also starred in Hawk of the Wilderness serial in 1938, might be another to dig up...oh these are so much fun! :D

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Let me cast a vote for The Masked Marvel. I used to watch it during the 1960s when it was re-run one chapter per day, five days a week. So each day I had to run home from school very quickly in order to catch it. Luckily I lived close to the school.
The man who did the stuntwork fight-scenes was Tom Steele, but I can remember at least one scene where it appeared to be a mannequin. Maybe Dr. Moreau can verify. It was a scene where the Masked Marvel fell from a high building. As he fell, it appeared to be a mannequin when his arm hit something protruding from the wall. The way the arm reacted by FLAILING around so much gave me a clear impression that it was a mannequin. If you ask me, I think the King of the Stuntmen was Yakima Canutt who I think did even more dangerous stunts than Tom Steele. Yakima could have done that fall himself, but I don't think that Steele could do it. Steele was good at fight-scenes but Yakima could do almost any kind of stunt. Anyway,I'll leave it to Dr. Moreau, whether he can verify about the mannequin or not.


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Well, I'll have to rewatch the Serial -- I probably have it, won't swear to it.

I don't think it was Yakima Canutt, more than likely a mannequin, as most those types of stunts were either too dangerous for the budget when a mannequin would do the job in a distant shot. I'll verify and get back. But, looking through Yakima's list of films during 1943 - I don't think he was in this production being busy on 2 Roy and Trigger films and a John Wayne shoot.


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I don't know Batman maybe?


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Dick Tracy please, only if it contains freakish looking villans like the movie made 20 years ago.


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I have most, if not all, of the serials mentioned above. The Batman ones are a bit clunky (those ears!). It was a different era then, and a frankly childish audience was the target. Nonetheless, it was fun collecting them, seeing Capt. Marvel, The Shadow, et al strutting their stuff during the pre-WWII era and during. Flash Gordon and Buck Rodgers were the best financed and looked it, though poorly written, even for serials, in spots. (I am being kind here!) Bob Kane (the teenaged creator of Batman) said he was partly influenced by "The Bat" before he sold his comic hero (and his life away, until fans got him some money from greedy Daddy Warner Bucks before he died), among other sources. The Western Serials bore me for the most part, but "Undersea Kingdom," with Gene Autry (if memory serves) was the very first SF serial, predating Flash or Buck. I havei it, with the Evil Undersea Queen's melodrmatic death scene in the final chapter. Sorry for the spoiler.


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Flash Gordon maybe or is that posted somewhere already?


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