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 ME TV in Boston 
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That's great! One of these days (when I get a rare Saturday night for myself) I'll have to get some takeout and settle in for a night of programmed entertainment on MeTV rather than popping in a DVD.

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Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:34 pm
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Col. Manning wrote:
That's great! One of these days (when I get a rare Saturday night for myself) I'll have to get some takeout and settle in for a night of programmed entertainment on MeTV rather than popping in a DVD.


That sounds like a perfect entry for the Life's Simple Pleasures thread :D


Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:56 pm
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Doesn't it? A pretty-much perfect evening of retro-viewing programed by a local station that you can just settle in and enjoy. Add in a little tasty takeout and it could be quite a pleasure indeed!

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i've been enjoying watching mary tyler moore and the newhart show during the week.

was bummed out last night to find they had other stuff on.

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Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:43 am
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I was watching the weather coverage on Channel 5 and the scroll on the bottom mentioned that their regular programming could be seen on 5.2 (MeTV). I guess it gives WCVB an easy way to provide all the "necessary" over-coverage of weather events while still showing the stuff they're pre-empting. I wonder if that's part of the reason they started 5.2 in the first place. It's kind of a good idea..except of course for the fact that it means pre-empting the retro programming on MeTV!

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Sat Feb 09, 2013 12:12 pm
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Yeah, they pull the same stuff with the Providence MeTV feed sometimes. That's why I was overjoyed with MeTV 5.2 Boston's arrival. Fortunately they didn't pre-empt the usual lineup until 10pm with a special showing of the 35th Anniversary of the Blizzard of '78--which was welcomed despite pre-empting The Odd Couple (a favorite).


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I forgot to mention this earlier, but tonight Svengoolie is showing "Brides of Dracula". I was kind of surprised to see a Hammer movie instead of a Universal title (pleasantly surprised to be sure). I was under the impression that Svengoolie only showed stuff from the Universal catalog these days. It seems that that's all I've seen on the show since MeTV started airing on channel 5.2. Does anyone in the know more than I know if some (or all) Hammer movies were ever distributed by Universal? Or if there's some other relationship between the two? Or if Svengoolie has simply struck a deal to show more stuff than the Universal films? It seems odd to "complain" about classic Universal monster movies being featured on a horror host show (and I certainly don't have complaints about it), but I do have to say that seeing a classic Peter Cushing Hammer film makes for a nice change of pace!

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Hammer films were released by a number of distributors in the US. BRIDES was Universal (that's where we got our stunning print when we ran it at a Spooktacular a few years back), and others went out via Warner Brothers, Paramount, Columbia, and AIP.

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universal had a partnership with hammer for a bit.

so that film probably falls into that category i would guess.

brides of dracula is my favorite dracula movie without dracula in it. :D

the french actress never fails to crack me and my wife up when she says "the mill, the mill"

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Thank you for the information gentlemen! I had a feeling someone around here would know the Hammer-Universal connection better than I. I wonder if this means Sven will be showing more Hammer titles in the future? I was starting to get a bit bored of seeing some of the same Universal classics being shown over and over again. They're great movies and all, but a little variety would be cool too. Throwing some Hammer in the mix would definitely be variety!

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Another non-standard flick will be on Svengoolie on Saturday when he features "King Kong Escapes"! But this post is about something else. One of my favorite things about MeTV's schedule has been the 11:00 weeknight showings of "The Twilight Zone". It's really cool to see the Zone on "regular" TV once again, and even better to see it on at the same time I remember watching it on channel 38 when I first discovered the show as a kid! The only problem (if it can be termed a "problem") is that I now own the TZ Definitive Collection on DVD. It doesn't feel as necessary to tune in when I know I can watch any episode any time I want. But, like we've mentioned many times, it's still such a great thing to see something on TV that you have no control over the start and end times of. Kind of like a little return to the days when cool stuff was on TV, but you HAD to tune in when it was actually on or you'd miss it. For that reason I still frequently tune in to see what MeTV is putting up on the screen at 11:00.

Another great thing for TZ and Rod Serling fns is that MeTV also shows "Night Gallery". Unfortunately that is on at 1:30 AM. I frequently find myself staying up until close to that time, but never manage to specifically stay up until 1:30 to watch it (and have to stay tup till 2:00 to do so). Well, in a cool twist of programming MeTV has moved "Night Gallery" to the 11:00 slot! Apparently it's a summer thing, and the Zone will eventually return to its familiar place. It's a great way to add a little variety, and give folks (like me) who'd love to see some "Night Gallery" a chance without having to stay up so late. Thanks MeTV!

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Now that I think of it, those showings of TZ on TV38 were probably my first encounter as well! I don't recall any other station airing it previously to 38 and I certainly wasn't around when it originally aired. First time viewing totally blew me away with the twist endings. I still enjoy TZ to this day, but it's impossible to capture the feeling of seeing the surpise endings for the first time. I've seen episodes of shows like Star Trek to the point I can recite the dialogue as it plays and still love it, but I think a show like TZ suffers more with repeated viewings because you know the twist already. I haven't seen Night Gallery nearly as much as TZ, but I DO remember seeing it when it originally aired (I was like 7 or 8 and the opening alone scared the Bejeezus out of me).


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the opening of night gallery is eerie.

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Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:46 am
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Been enjoying MeTV's new Fall lineup for weeknights. Starting a 8pm is an hour of "Gilligan's Island" followed by "Hogan's Heroes" at 9.
At 9:30 is "F-Troop"; a show I haven't seen since the 70's. It's a real treat to see it again and I have a new appreciation for seeing Wrangler Jane again as well!

On a semi-related note, Larry Storch (F-Troop's Coporal Agarn) turned 90 this year.


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Beastball wrote:
Been enjoying MeTV's new Fall lineup for weeknights. Starting a 8pm is an hour of "Gilligan's Island" followed by "Hogan's Heroes" at 9.
At 9:30 is "F-Troop"; a show I haven't seen since the 70's. It's a real treat to see it again and I have a new appreciation for seeing Wrangler Jane again as well!

On a semi-related note, Larry Storch (F-Troop's Coporal Agarn) turned 90 this year.


The Fall lineup is great and I like the fact they're showing back to back episodes at 10pm as well. Taxi, F Troop and Bob Newhart are my favorites. Gilligan's Island is fun to watch but maybe because I'm older it just seems too silly now.

Did you know that Melody Patterson who played Wrangler Jane was only 16 when she started on the show? Larry Storch is 90, but she is only 64 now.


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