GRDsWeekly 128 – Aging Geeks

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GRDsWeekly 128 – Aging Geeks

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3 Responses to GRDsWeekly 128 – Aging Geeks

  1. Bill from Albuquerque says:

    Here a few more things that most of us over a certain age grew up with and how old they are now:

    The Day the Earth Stoll Still (the original, not the steaming pile with Keanu) turns 60 this year.

    Batman, the TV series, turns 45. You would think that Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox Television (who produced the show) would have ended their petty squabbles and release this by now but I guess neither side needs the money that selling this on DVD or as a download through iTunes, Zune, Amazon, VUDU (Wal-Mart) would rake in.

    The Green Hornet TV show I believe also turns 45 this year. This has been digitally restored and aired on TV. If they put it out for sale it might also help push coaster sales for the Seth Rogen movie. About the only notable star was some martial arts guy who played Kato by the name of Bruce Lee. And in a twist of irony, the theme song was “Flight of the Bumblebee” played by Jazz trumpeter Al Hirt.

  2. Bill from Albuquerque says:

    That should be “The Day the Earth Stood Still” in the previous post.

    Now to make everybody but the Flynnstress feel old, here are some genre and non-genre actors and icons we watched on TV and at the movies and their ages

    Ron Howard (little Opie Taylor on “The Andy Griffith Show” is 57.

    Billy Mumy (Will Robinson from “Lost in Space”) is also 57.

    Sally Field (TV’s “Gidget” and “the Flying Nun” before she was drooled over by teenage boys in “Smokey and the Bandit”) is 65.

    Donna Douglas (Elly May Clampett on “The Beverly Hillbillies”) is 78.

    Robby the Robot (“Forbidden Planet”) is 55.

    The Robot (Model B-9) from “Lost in Space” is 47.

    Our favorite first imports from Japan, as follows (age is from when first shown in Japan):

    Gojira aka Godzilla is 57

    Rodan is 54

    Mothra and Ghidorah are 47

    Astro Boy is 48

    Speed Racer is 46

    And for our cartoons “The Flintstones” are fast approaching 50, Bugs Bunny is 77, Yogi Bear is 46, and Scooby-Doo is 42.

    Sounds like its time for some Geritol.

  3. Bill from Albuquerque says:

    Also, for Episode 124, your salute to “Weird” Al, there is another Geek connection.

    In the song “CNR”, where he sings about Charles Nelson Reilly, there is a connection between him and the Hoff. From 1968 to 1970, CNR was in a TV show called “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.” Hope Lange played Mrs. Muir and Edward Mulhare played the Ghost. Fast forward to 1982. Edward Mulhare plays the role of Devon Miles, making sure that the Knight Industries Two Thousand (better known as KITT) is well supplied and recruits the Hoff to become Michael Knight for a little show called “Knight Rider.”

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