A Big Battle is Brewing- the "War of the Colossal Beast"- Tonight!

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Tonight on MeTV-it’s a sort-of sequel to a fantastic ‘50s film- as an enormous menace, thought to have expired, is rumored to have re-appeared south of the border- only to have the rumors proven as fact, and the menace even more dangerous than it was previously! Allies of two adjoining nations are forced to engage in the “War of the Colossal Beast”!

There’s a mystery in old Mexico- a truck bringing food to a local gun club has disappeared! Its driver has been found in a state of shock, and is uncommunicative- so, there is no explanation as to what happened to him, or where the missing vehicle might be.

When a news story about the incident is broadcast on TV in Los Angeles, Joyce Manning sees it and has her own theory- so she heads down to Guavos, Mexico, to meet with the local authorities, and co-ordinate with the American military’s Col Mark Baird- in hopes of discovering if what she suspects is true.

The only evidence so far: that, judging from its tire tracks, the truck disappeared straight up- and the footprints of a huge man have been found in the area- make Joyce feel she knows the answer- her brother, Col. Glenn Manning, was turned into a giant by exposure to radiation! Dubbed “the Colossal Man”, he was supposedly killed and fell off Boulder Dam, with his body never found- but now, she thinks he may have survived and is roaming the desert in Mexico!

When the search party heads out and climbs a mountain in search of more proof- they not only find the truck, but come face to hideous face with the Colossal Man- who has obviously suffered injuries in his fall from the dam, disfiguring him and causing brain damage that has reduced him to a savage beast.

Since the missing truck was filled with groceries, they think this giant must be searching for food- and plan to drive a truck loaded with bread ( spiked with a chemical that would put the big guy to sleep) through the area near where the other truck disappeared, in hope of luring him out and sedating him. It works! The massive beast-man grabs the truck, consumes the bread, and finally drops to the ground, unconscious.

It’s decided that he should be returned to America for treatment on a huge transport plane- but we witness bureaucracy in action as government agency after agency shift the responsibility for taking care of Manning from themselves to another group! There’s even some hesitance regarding where they can land the plane and confine the giant- but he is eventually ensconced in a hanger at the airport near Los Angeles, bound for the safety of himself and the personnel, for study and treatment. Joyce maintains that, regardless of his clouded mind, she may be able to get through to him and reason with him- and psychologists and experts are brought in as well. Unfortunately, the giant’s unstable mind drives him to escape his bonds and head into the city to create deadly  havoc! Will this colossal beast prove to be unstoppable?

As mentioned, this 1958 film is “sort of” a sequel to American International’s “The Amazing Colossal Man”- it even includes some footage from that movie in a flashback- but some things are at odds with the original, which we will explain, including the reason for the beast’s deformed facial features. We’ll provide background about the film, talk about the cast, present a commercial for an item to add to your dinner menu, bring you a colossal song, and more, plus- watch for a couple tributes to people who have made a big impact on our productions. Also be watching at the very end of the film for a gimmick we have seen in another AIP movie!

“War of the Colossal Beast” will be waged tonight on MeTV at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central time. Our Twitter followers will again be live-Tweeting during the program, using the hashtag #svengoolie – and MeTV invites you to join in, no matter what time zone you are in when you watch us. Our local Chicago area audience can get one more look at the movie that asks you to guess who the werewolf is- “The Beast Must Die”- this morning on our main local station, CW26, at 11 am.

We now have an item in our store that many fans have been asking for- finally, a zip-up front Sven hoodie! We also still have the pull-over version, and all the sizes are back in stock- so, you can have your choice!

Enjoy your Labor Day weekend- be safe, and be with us tonight for the return of a giant- who’s gruesome! (Wait- he already “grew some” in the original movie…)

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Catbat 11 months ago
Happy 🎂 Birthday 🎈 Yvette ❤️Sorry I'm late but I got it in 🤗
MADave 11 months ago
15 minutes until new blog get those fingers ready!
abc123 11 months ago
Hanging with nephew and his 6 year old son. Playing Mario is a good was to spend a Friday night. Will still try for first post...
MADave 11 months ago
Busy day tomorrow cartoons in the morning then after they're over I will be a yard sale at one of my local churches then I'll come home help mom a bit or so then watch another A&C ,movie then watch some metv before it's time to have supper and then I'll be awaiting the stooges and of course our man in the hat 🎩 everyone's favorite horror tv host Rich Koz (aka Svengoolie).
Jack 11 months ago
For those of you who just watched _Hogan’s Heroes_, Dr. Klaus was played by Henry Corden, who took over Fred Flintsone’s voice—including in the cereal commercials—after Alan Reed died in 1977.
Thereman 11 months ago
Oh, the challenges of cooking:
On the right, the scientifically accurate amount of red wine for the pizza sauce. However, I’m not sure about the portion in the vessel on the left, which is designated for the chef…
Aceman2 Thereman 11 months ago
Looks a bit short.
Thereman Aceman2 11 months ago
Outstanding advice, Aceman! iIf the two amounts were combined, with a reasonable reserve added (for taste, of course), I believe it’s possible the chef will declare the sauce a masterpiece- no matter how it actually tastes
Klaatu Thereman 11 months ago
To quote W.C. Fields: “I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.”
Thereman Klaatu 11 months ago
Words to live by!
daDoctah Klaatu 11 months ago
"You put enough white wine in the pan to make the fish feel wanted."
--Graham Kerr
MrsG 11 months ago
I reckon all our runners are laying low , carbing up and strategizing to be the first to welcome ABBOTT & COSTELLO and DR JECKYLL & MR HYDE to the Sven Blog tonight !
Good luck ALL !
🏃‍♀️ 🏃 🏃‍♂️
Katink MrsG 11 months ago
Not sure I'll be awake for the big race tonight, MrsG. Had a FABULOUS dinner out with tiramisu for dessert!
Aceman2 Katink 11 months ago
Sounds like Mr Katink splurged on you. Perhaps he deserves a thank you gift.
Thereman Katink 11 months ago
If you and hubby end up having pizza 🍕 tomorrow night, don’t feel alone. I’m chopping those tomatoes named after a certain Saint to make the sauce for the Hyde pizza. The president of one of the orchestra boards requested it. You kids have fun and go crazy 😜!!!
Thereman MrsG 11 months ago
Since saying thank yinz costs nothing extra, please check this week’s blog for Tuesday night. I wanted to make sure you got my 10-Q. And if you don’t find it, many thanks!
Katink Aceman2 11 months ago
Hubby says that is a cool figure! We DON'T have that one hiding in the basement, Aceman!
Katink Thereman 11 months ago
Thanks, Thereman! Since it is post-Labor Day, Door County isn't as packed as summer weekends. Enjoy your pizza, too!
Jack 11 months ago
As a parting shot* at all things colossal, it’s...from friend of the show, Gilbert Gottfried.
Jack Jack 11 months ago
*Or Parthian shot...
Drang 11 months ago
OK, back home after a VERY long day at the Salt Mines (extra long starting as it did so very early, and on my day off to boot!) and then back out to go grocery shopping with Mrs. Drang. She drove!🥱
I may still be awake when the blog rolls over to the new week, but I won't bet on it -- or on me to be in the top 20, let alone top one!😴

Tomorrow is Mrs. Drang's birthday. We are going out to dinner, and may or may not be home when the Big Broadcast begins. DVR is set to record. We'll see.
I expect that, as early as I will probably be going to bed tonight, I'll be up at 7 for 'toons.
Aceman2 Drang 11 months ago
Happy Birthday Mrs Drang!
Yvette Drang 11 months ago
Happy birthday to Mrs. Drang for tomorrow. Today is mine. I hope you and Mrs. D are able to have a wonderful celebration 🎊.
Katink Drang 11 months ago
A very happy birthday to Mrs. Drang! Wishing you cake and ice cream! 🎂🍨
Mikeyyy Drang 11 months ago
Happy B-da to Mrs D!
MADave 11 months ago
Looking forward to both Saturday morning cartoons and of Svengoolie tomorrow night we definitely need to laugh enjoy life in general peace and love everyone!
Kergooliewyn 11 months ago
Happy Birdday Yvette!
Kergooliewyn Kergooliewyn 11 months ago
Oops my bird. I mean my bad.
Happy Biryhday!🎂👍😁
Kergooliewyn Kergooliewyn 11 months ago
Make that Birthday
Kergooliewyn Kergooliewyn 11 months ago
See dale typos are a given on the blog.
Yvette Kergooliewyn 11 months ago
I’ll take the Happy Birdday Lol 😆!
PatS Yvette 11 months ago

(hippo birdie two ewes!)
daleuhlmann 11 months ago
Hey, group, if you don't mind, I'd like to share a little personal story with y'all. It may be off-topic, but not really, because it relates to Telly Savalas' appearance on THE CAROLL BUIRNETT SHOW earlier this week on Me TV.

As many of us know, Savalas was justly proud of his Greek heritage, and of his stardom on KOJAK, which Me TV used to run. Well, an uncle of mine, Like Savalas, was proud of his Greek roots, and rose from patrol officer to Sheriff of Stark County, OH, an office that he held for thirteen years. Up to his untimely death of a heart attack at the age of only 53, "Uncle George," as our family called him, justly prized an autographed photograph that fellow Greek-American Savalas, posing as Kojak--yes, with a lollipop!--once sent him. It read: "George--keep up the good work: Kojak (AKA Telly Savalas)."
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Mikeyyy daleuhlmann 11 months ago
Dale, I'm greek also! My grandfathers name is George.
1MikeM NoPersonalChicks 11 months ago
Thanks NPC. I've seen a few of those youtube videos featuring Ernest Borgnine and his son Chris. I guess they were gonna do a reality series on cable tv. They filmed that sometime I think it was 1995. The one with Dairy Queen, the look on the workers' faces as Ernest Borgnine walks through the door. Amazing!
Lynn daleuhlmann 11 months ago
Very cool story, Dale!
Aceman2 11 months ago
Tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of The Day We Will Never Forget

Sept 11, 2001, 7:59am – American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767 carrying 81 passengers and 11 crew members, departs from Logan International Airport in Boston, bound for Los Angeles International Airport.

8:14 – United Airlines Flight 175, a Boeing 767, carrying 56 passengers and 9 crew members, departs from Logan International Airport in Boston, bound for Los Angeles International Airport.

8:14 – Flight 11 is hijacked over central Massachusetts. There are five hijackers on board.

8:20 – American Airlines Flight 77, a Boeing 757 with 58 passengers and 6 crew members, departs from Washington Dulles International Airport, for Los Angeles International Airport.

8:42 – United Airlines Flight 93, a Boeing 757 with 37 passengers and 7 crew members, departs from Newark International Airport, bound for San Francisco International Airport.

8:42–8:46 – Flight 175 is hijacked above northwest New Jersey. There are five hijackers on board.

8:46 – Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99. All 92 people on board are killed.

8:50–8:54 – Flight 77 is hijacked above southern Ohio. There are five hijackers on board.

9:03 – Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower (2 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 77 and 85. All 65 people on board are killed.

9:28 – Flight 93 is hijacked above northern Ohio. There are four hijackers on board.

9:37 – Flight 77 crashes into the western side of The Pentagon. All 64 people on board are killed.

9:45 – United States airspace is shut down; all operating aircraft are ordered to land at the nearest airport.

9:59 – The South Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 56 minutes after the impact of Flight 175.

10:03 – Flight 93 is crashed by its hijackers in a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Later reports indicate that passengers had learned about the World Trade Center and Pentagon crashes and were resisting the hijackers. All 44 people on board are killed in the crash.

10:28 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses, 1 hour and 42 minutes after the impact of Flight 11. The Marriott Hotel at the base of the two towers is also destroyed.

10:50 – Five stories of the western side of the Pentagon collapse due to the fire.

Two and a half hours after the first plane left Boston, the iconic “Twin Towers” lay in ruins in Lower Manhattan, and brave first responders and military personnel were scrambling to save lives and secure the country.

Life in America was set on a new trajectory.
Klaatu Aceman2 11 months ago
I will NEVER forget waking up at 6am PST for work and watching in unbelievable horror at the chain of events. This crazy world is why I keep a dozen or so Svengoolie movies saved on my DVR…escapism for me at any given moment.
Kergooliewyn Aceman2 11 months ago
Hopefully we, and future generations, will always be fully aware of the profound happening of that day.
Thereman Aceman2 11 months ago
“For you did what I pray I would have the courage to do.
For you did what I pray I will never have to do.”
From the memorial for Flight 77 in Somerset County, PA.
MADave Aceman2 11 months ago
I can remember my brother-in-law Doug drove to New York to be a first responder and help up the debri from the attacks while my sister stayed home with 2 young girls one of them was my niece and she was just 1 yr old, he has a display case with an article regarding his good deed and a bunch of stuff he had brought home. Thanks Doug for being so kind and generous
Aceman2 MADave 11 months ago
MADave: The Memorial in my town of Yardley PA invites us on a walking Memorial Journey symbolizing “After Darkness…Light”. This Memorial Journey leads from sorrowful reminders of tragedy and grief towards luminous symbols of Hope, Peace and Celebration of Life. Please thank your brother-in-law Doug for being part of the "light after the darkness".
Klaatu 11 months ago
Jumping ahead a bit for movie food, I bought my beer for whatever I cook.
CarrieCastro 11 months ago
Good morning ☕🐦
Got up early enough
to watch Popeye this morning ⚓💪

We had a surprise Thunderstorm ⛈🌧
rain rain 😨☔
We needed every drop
of rain we got last night
💦🙆‍♀️💦 Looks like all of
California got this storm
happy news 🤠

"Yay" Sven tomorrow
good movie going to be fun 😱
I'm ready so funny duo
so see you there on the blog 📺🍿🍫👻

Have a great fall day
🍁🌻🍁 See you later
blog friends 🦋
TheKodakKid CarrieCastro 11 months ago
Great news. From what I remember you saying when we were there last month, this is only the 4th time this year that you’ve gotten rain.
Klaatu CarrieCastro 11 months ago
I live very South of you and all we got was drizzle to mess up my newly washed car. But I’ll take anything👍 According to my records Los Angeles area has only received 1/4” of rain all season. I do my Rain Dance every night but all I seem to do is scare the neighbors 😳
daleuhlmann CarrieCastro 11 months ago
So happy for you and other Westies in CA getting some much-needed rain today, Carrie!
Kergooliewyn CarrieCastro 11 months ago
Thanks Carrie! Here in New England today is beautiful. Rumor has it it will stay that way through the week end.
CarrieCastro 11 months ago
Happy Birthday 🎂
Yvette 🎉💝🎉
Have a wonderful
time celebrating🍹
your special day🎈

Yvette CarrieCastro 11 months ago
Thank you sweetheart 💗
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