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#851 dave253

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Posted 17 November 2022 - 06:54 PM

Brilliant, Jordan! That’s awesome. 


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Posted 26 November 2022 - 10:09 PM

 Two scopes are seen in the ‘Observatory’ at a mountain research station tonight’s Svengoolie’s presentation The Crawling Eye (1958), starring F-Troop leading man, Forrest Tucker.

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Posted 27 November 2022 - 04:46 AM

 Two scopes are seen in the ‘Observatory’ at a mountain research station tonight’s Svengoolie’s presentation The Crawling Eye (1958), starring F-Troop leading man, Forrest Tucker.

I haven't seen that since I was a kid!

Flipping channels I saw that it was on, then forgot to go back to it. foreheadslap.gif

 

There's a neat little GIF of the eye on this site:

https://thelastdrive...wling-eye-1958/


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Posted 27 November 2022 - 08:26 AM

I haven't seen that since I was a kid!

Flipping channels I saw that it was on, then forgot to go back to it. foreheadslap.gif

 

There's a neat little GIF of the eye on this site:

https://thelastdrive...wling-eye-1958/

I've planning to watch The Crawling Eye on Mystery Science Theater 3000's YouTube channel any day now!



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Posted 27 November 2022 - 10:49 AM

I haven't seen that since I was a kid!

Flipping channels I saw that it was on, then forgot to go back to it. foreheadslap.gif

 

There's a neat little GIF of the eye on this site:

https://thelastdrive...wling-eye-1958/

That’s a neat website Chris. I LOVE classic 1950s and early ‘60s sci fi!


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Posted 27 November 2022 - 03:07 PM

That’s a neat website Chris. I LOVE classic 1950s and early ‘60s sci fi!

Me too.

I really hadn't seen that site until now.

Lots of cool imagery from so many films.

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This one from Flight to Mars is appropriate.

 

I'd rather watch these old films over most modern sci-fi.

They seem more creative and fun. 


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Posted 27 November 2022 - 05:15 PM

Me too.

 

I'd rather watch these old films over most modern sci-fi.

They seem more creative and fun. 

Me too! No contest!



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Posted 28 November 2022 - 11:09 AM

I've planning to watch The Crawling Eye on Mystery Science Theater 3000's YouTube channel any day now!

Watched about half of it on MST3K last night, including several scenes inside of the observatory. Too tired to see it all, so I'll finish it tonight. I recognized a lot of it, knew I'd seen it before (minus the MST3K commentary).


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Posted 28 November 2022 - 09:37 PM

I haven't seen that since I was a kid!

Flipping channels I saw that it was on, then forgot to go back to it. foreheadslap.gif

 

There's a neat little GIF of the eye on this site:

https://thelastdrive...wling-eye-1958/

Holy Horrors Chris - thanks for that little clip link...when Terra mentioned F-Troops Forrest Tucker I groaned & thought "omigawd" or whatever you're supposed to say these days lol.gif - but from the little clip he was clearly a different character in this...he sort of reminds me of the British actor Sid James in some ways, who occasionally strayed from slapstick to "serious" roles...

 

I also noted "The Crawling Eye" was directed by the fella who directed the "Catweazle" series - a high point of our lives with our boys when they were very young: maybe this was an Anglo-American job with other people like Warren Mitchell in it also..?  

 

I must watch the entire movie now - Pattie will love it too!!! grin.gif


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Posted 07 December 2022 - 04:01 PM

Holy Horrors Chris - thanks for that little clip link...when Terra mentioned F-Troops Forrest Tucker I groaned & thought "omigawd" or whatever you're supposed to say these days lol.gif - but from the little clip he was clearly a different character in this...he sort of reminds me of the British actor Sid James in some ways, who occasionally strayed from slapstick to "serious" roles...

 

I also noted "The Crawling Eye" was directed by the fella who directed the "Catweazle" series - a high point of our lives with our boys when they were very young: maybe this was an Anglo-American job with other people like Warren Mitchell in it also..?  

 

I must watch the entire movie now - Pattie will love it too!!! grin.gif

It’s really not a bad movie, pretty good actually. I would put it on par with the Quartermass movies like X The Unknown. The Crawling Eye was actually a British-produced movie, released in Britain under the title The Trollenberg Terror. They also made another interesting film titled The Strange World of Planet X and it too stars Mr. Tucker.


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Posted 07 December 2022 - 07:26 PM

 Two scopes are seen in the ‘Observatory’ at a mountain research station tonight’s Svengoolie’s presentation The Crawling Eye (1958), starring F-Troop leading man, Forrest Tucker.

I remember seeing it as a kid with a flu home from school one afternoon.  "His head!  It was torn-off!!" 


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Posted 08 December 2022 - 10:02 AM

thanks for posting about Mystery Science Theater 3000's YouTube channel 

 

I did not know it , I love old sci-fi 



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Posted 10 December 2022 - 03:41 AM

The Duke and Miss Scarlett:  Can't really see it, might be a bit of a contrivance.

 

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Posted 10 December 2022 - 07:09 AM

thanks for posting about Mystery Science Theater 3000's YouTube channel 

 

I did not know it , I love old sci-fi 

Especially with running **** commentary! 



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Posted 10 December 2022 - 08:55 AM

The Duke and Miss Scarlett:  Can't really see it, might be a bit of a contrivance.

 

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I watched the first season of that show and enjoyed it. I need to get back to it.


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Posted 17 December 2022 - 04:54 PM

Professor Peach has a brass refractor in his room , can anyone identify it ?  From the original “ The Italian Job “ movie c.1969 . Starring , Michael Caine and Noel Coward with Benny Hill playing Prof. Peach . About 30 minutes into it .


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Posted 17 December 2022 - 05:28 PM

Saw what looked like a 60mm with a gray mount on Batman from the 60's. Looked like new.


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 01:14 PM

Professor Peach has a brass refractor in his room , can anyone identify it ?  From the original “ The Italian Job “ movie c.1969 . Starring , Michael Caine and Noel Coward with Benny Hill playing Prof. Peach . About 30 minutes into it .

Can't ID it, I'm afraid, but found a picture on DuckDuckGo

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Posted 25 December 2022 - 01:58 PM

Can't ID it, I'm afraid, but found a picture on DuckDuckGo

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Looks like a brass Meade 314 to me. 

 

https://www.cloudyni...0484-meade-314/


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 01:59 PM

Watched CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND ( directors cut) last nite.

 When Richard Deyfuss comes down the ladder at the facility of the landing... for a brief second passes by an

Orange tube C14...  never saw this i any other showings, just the directors cut.. next scene when the woman he is traveling with (Melknda Dilion ) come down the same ladder, its not there....

Strange.


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 02:19 PM

The corrector probably didn’t fare well when the alien ship hit the tone that shattered all the windows.  Is it just me that thinks of that?

 

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Watched CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND ( directors cut) last nite.

 When Richard Deyfuss comes down the ladder at the facility of the landing... for a brief second passes by an

Orange tube C14...  never saw this i any other showings, just the directors cut.. next scene when the woman he is traveling with (Melknda Dilion ) come down the same ladder, its not there....

Strange.



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Posted 25 December 2022 - 02:32 PM

Watched CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND ( directors cut) last nite.

 When Richard Deyfuss comes down the ladder at the facility of the landing... for a brief second passes by an

Orange tube C14...  never saw this i any other showings, just the directors cut.. next scene when the woman he is traveling with (Melknda Dilion ) come down the same ladder, its not there....

Strange.

I saw it in all the cuts. Total dream scope to me in 1977.
 


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 03:24 PM

Yup, it's always been in the film.

 

We saw it's first theatrical release at the Cinerama Dome and you couldn't miss it. Even my wife noticed and remembers it. Went there later to see ET's first run. Such a great theater!

 

https://www.laconser...s/cinerama-dome


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 03:56 PM

Wow, heck of a zombie thread!  First post Dec of 2012!
Stargate SG-1  Jack O'neill the SG team leader is portrayed as a guy that likes his remote fishing cabin, and his telescope when he's not blowing thru a thousand rounds fighting the bad guys.  O'neill is the least brainiac guy on the team, but enjoys looking at the stars.  If my memory serves me right, I think the prop scope is probably a decent size Meade SCT.   It's will show up in mid series seasons here and there.


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Posted 25 December 2022 - 04:16 PM

I saw it in all the cuts. Total dream scope to me in 1977.
 

i noticed it because i have one....  my dream as well..




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