2008, Anno Kolchakis - the Year of Our Hat. What's happening this weekend on HCC?
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
10:00 STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION
#621 "A Fistful of Datas" - Original Airdate -- 11/7/1992
The Director Patrick Stewart
The Stars Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates MacFadden, Mirina Sirtis, Brent Spiner
The Plot While the crew is experiencing some much needed down time, Worf and his son go on an Old West excursion in the holodeck, where they meet several versions of Data serving as the bad guy after an experiment in Engineering goes wrong.
11:00 H.R. PUFNSTUF
#102 "The Wheely Bird" - Original Airdate -- 9/13/1969
The Director Hollingsworth Morse
The Plot Freddie the Flute gives himself up to Witchiepoo thinking that she will then allow Jimmy to escape Living Island so H.R. Pufnstuf, Jimmy, Cling and Clang get a Wheelie Bird from Dr. Blinkey and using it like the Trojan horse infiltrate Witchiepoo's castle to rescue Freddie.
11:30 PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE
#101 "Pilot" - Original Airdate -- 9/2/1990
The Director Thom Eberhardt (Sole Survivor, Night of the Comet, Gross Anatomy, Captain Ron)
The Stars Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Maia Brewton, Melanie Chartoff, Abraham Benrubi, Milla Jovovich
The Plot Mikey finds love with a new girl in school. At the same time Parker finds love in a new girl (who turns out to be the same girl). Being a true bud Parker steps aside and helps Mikey out in asking her out for a date. Complicating matters further the girl, Robin, is more interested in Parker anyways. The final straw comes in the form of a 300+ lb. football player named Larry Kubiac who wants to destroy Parker. It seems life couldn't be more complicated for the Junior who normally holds all the cards.
12:00 TIN MAN (2007)
The Director Jack Willing (Photographing Fairies, The River King)
The Stars Zooey Deschanel (Elf, The Hitchhiker's Guide the Galaxy, Eulogy, The Happening), Alan Cumming (Emma, Spy Kids 1-3, X2: X-Men United, The Anniversary Party), Neal McDonough (Band of Brothers, 2006's The Hitcher, Traitor), Kathleen Robertson (Beverly Hills 90210, Nowhere, Hollywoodland), Raoul Trujillo (True Blood), Callum Keith Rennie (The Invisible, Due South, Battlestar Galactica), Ian A. Wallace, Richard Dreyfuss, Blu Mankuma, Gwynth Walsh, Kevin McNulty
The Plot Follow a new yellow brick road with Tin Man, the unforgettable science fiction update of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. When small-town waitress D.G. (Zooey Deschanel) unexpectedly lands in the dangerous wasteland known as The O.Z., she'll need the help of three unlikely friends and the great Mystic Man (Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss) to escape cruel sorceress Azkadellia (Kathleen Robertson).
1:00 Infomercial: MR. T'S FLAVOR WAVE TURBO
1:10 Infomercial: DRYER BALLS
1:20 Infomercial: SLIMMING BODY SUIT
1:30 Infomercial: HULK HOGAN'S INFINITE GRILL
2:00 Commercial: MOTORIZED VOLTRON GIANT COMMANDER
2:10 Commercial: OPERATION
2:20 Commercial: QUICK FAST BREAKFAST
2:30 PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES (1965)
The Director Mario Bava (Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Blood In Black Lace, Twitch of the Death Nerve)
The Stars Barry Sullivan (Earthquake, Forty Guns, The Bad and the Beautiful, Violent Naples), Norma Bengell (The Hellbenders, Mafioso), Angel Aranda (Satan's Blood, The Hellbenders, The Colossus of Rhodes), Evi Marandi (Luana the Girl Tarzan, Three Dollars of Lead, Agent 077 Operation Istanbul), Stello Candelli (Demons, A Man Called Rage, Nude for Satan), Franco Andrei, Fernando Villena (Night of the Seagulls), Mario Morales, Ivan Rassimov (The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh, All the Colors of the Dark, Your Vice Is a Locked Room... and Only I Have the Key, The Man from Deep River), Federico Boido, Alberto Cevenini
The Plot A band of space travelers has just intercepted a distress call from a distant world! Is it a desperate cry for help... or something far more sinister? After landing on the shadowy planet, the crew is attacked by a horde of disembodied aliens with a diabolical plan: to conquer the universe by controlling the crew's minds and stealing their souls-proving that even in outer space, possession is 9/10 of the law!
Fun Fact 1: Director Mario Bava used the mirror-based Schufftan Process to combine live action with miniatures and thereby avoiding the costly matte/optical printing techniques.
Fun Fact 2: This was the film on which Mario Bava's son, Lamberto Bava, began his career as his father's assistant. Lamberto would latter become a director himself.
4:00 SPIDER-MAN AND HIS AMAZING FRIENDS
#203 "A Firestar Is Born" - Original Airdate -- 9/25/1982
The Plot During an X-Men reunion, Angelica Jones recounts how she became Firestar and dealt with a childhood full of torment (thanks to her nemesis, Bonnie).
Fun Fact 1: Originally, The Human Torch was going to be in the series with Spider-Man and Iceman. Licensing issues at the time prevented the use of the Human Torch and so Firestar was created to fill the open spot. Her looks were modeled after Mary Jane Watson in the "Spider-Man" comic.
Fun Fact 2: The character "Firestar," created for this show, proved so popular that she was inserted into the main-line comic-book continuity as part of the super-villain team "The Hellions" in "The Uncanny X-Men" in 1984. She soon got her own mini-series, and as of 2002, is still a main character in "The Mighty Avengers."
4:30 THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS
#207 "Night Game" - Original Date -- 9/27/1987
The Plot Play ball! Rather grab a bat than a proton gun when an old Indian legend involves Winston in a baseball game of good vs. evil for the fate of one human soul. Question is, which human's soul are they fighting for?
5:00 DOCTOR WHO
#310 "Blink" - Original Airdate -- 6/9/2007
The Director Hettie Macdonald (Beautiful Thing)
The Stars David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Carey Mulligan, Lucy Gaskell, Finaly Robertson
The Plot "Don't Blink. Blink and you're dead. Don't turn your back. Don't look away. And don't Blink. Good Luck." These cryptic messages left on 17 DVD's leave Sally Sparrow on a journey to assist the Doctor and Martha Jones, who are trapped in 1969. But Sally is in 2007, and they won't meet until 2008. Strange? Unusual? Not if you are the Doctor.
Fun Fact: Voted Best Story by readers of Doctor Who Magazine in their Season Three Season Survey.