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Start Off the New Year with "Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" Tonight!

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Happy new year! Here’s to a happier, healthier year for us all- and we hope you’ll be with us again right here on MeTV for another year of frightful fun! Tonight-rather fittingly for this time of year- our movie starts out in the winter-like wonderland of the frozen north- where a not-so-wonderful atomic blast releases a different kind of visitor from the North Pole than we saw last month- a prehistoric creature! Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion artistry brings mankind face to face with the “Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”!

This 1953 film begins with an experimental crew at work up near the Arctic Circle, ready to document the results of a nuclear bomb test. Checking out things near ground zero after the blast, two of the men see what looks like a dinosaur lumbering through the snow! The movement of this massive and mysterious beast causes an avalanche- from which there is only one survivor!

Hospitalized and returned to civilization, that survivor, Prof. Tom Nesbitt, finds that no one will believe that that a real creature he saw was not a hallucination- and that such a thing could exist. However, before long, some unexplained attacks seem to provide proof that what he saw was real- and he finds some support from the young female assistant to an expert in prehistoric history. They are determined to prove to the world that something is out there-and, after corroborating the story with a survivor of a mystery attack by the same beast, Tom finally gets the military and even expert Prof. Elson to join him in the search for what they believe is a rhedosaurus- a beast long thought to be extinct!

Their search for the creature not only brings just a definite sighting, but additional tragedy caused by the beast. Things get even more frightening when the prehistoric monster attacks a major city – with some deadly unexpected effects ( that might strike a chord with some current events) beyond the physical destruction!

This film features the amazing stop-motion work that Harryhausen is famous for, and utilized some of the techniques he created and developed to have the monster inserted into live footage. One of the most memorable scenes involves a policeman confronting the creature! We’ll tell you about the actors, as well as about the production, thanks to information from Roy P. Webber, author of “The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen”. And, as usual, there’s a song and Sven shtick a plenty!

“Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” surfaces tonight on MeTV at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 pm central- if you don’t know the time and channel in your area, please check your local listings or at www.metv.com . MeTV invites you to join the many viewers who live-Tweet during the show on Twitter, using the hashtag #svengoolie - make SURE you add that hashtag to your posts! Chicago area viewers get an encore chance to get caught in the web of the 1950s horror “Earth VS the Spider”- at 11 am this morning on our main local station, CW 26.

Again, best wishes for the new year-if you lean towards making resolutions, please make one of them to join us tonight when the bomb ( not the ball) drops !

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Kergooliewyn 16 days ago
The frogs were playing leapfrog!
Kergooliewyn 16 days ago
gabste, if you can hear me, I hope you feel better. Also, Geo, how you feeling? It saddens me to know my fellow bloggers are not feeling. 100%, but look on the bright side everyone.
Tonight we get to see people get sucked down into the mud!🙂
Kergooliewyn 16 days ago
Tonight's movie should be quite "ribbeting"! 🐸
Thanks PatS I was able to use that word in a sentence!
Even though Katink already used it in the sentence. And like her I had to fight spellcheck over control of it..
Kyle 17 days ago
Lining up to be top 5 on the new blog.

FROGS AWAY!
Katink Kyle 17 days ago
Hey there, Kyle! Hoppy to see you! 🐸
Kyle Katink 17 days ago
Still kicking!
Katink 17 days ago
Friends in our condo association who have a DVR and had us over to watch some Svengoolie! We watched _How to Make a Monster_, which I missed both times it was shown in 2021, and _Abbot and Costello meet Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde._ What a fun Sventurday Eve!
MrsG Katink 17 days ago
Great Sveneighbors Katink !
*_*
Aceman2 Katink 17 days ago
Nice neighbors - Nice avatar!
Katink MrsG 17 days ago
It was really fun! We brought a casserole, they made salad and dessert, and our dogs get along, they are fun and funny!
Katink Aceman2 17 days ago
Thanks, Aceman! 🐸
Kyle Katink 17 days ago
Was never really an Abbot and Costello fan until I started watching these monster movies. They are great fun.
Katink Kyle 17 days ago
My new theory is that the bowler hats they wore in that film must have had padding. Either that, or nobody was being careful with concussion protocol.
Kyle Katink 17 days ago
Nobody was careful about much of anything back then.
MADave 17 days ago
Since tomorrow's movie is called FROGS, I figured I put Kermit in my avatar
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MADave MrsG 17 days ago
MrsG thanks to the lovers, the dreamers and youuuuuuuuuuuu! 🎵🎶
Katink MADave 17 days ago
That was fun, MADave! I love a sing-along!
daleuhlmann MADave 17 days ago
Good choice, Dave!
Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Where is gabste? Is she still on the phone!☎️😆
Mikeyyy Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Prolly asleep, that girl falls asleep all the time during toons..
MrsG Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Gabste has been a tad under the weather , needs rest but we’ll see her hopping real soon too !
YIPPEE YAY !
*_*
gabste Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Hello Kergooliewyn....well I did get a call earlier when I was trying to rest to go meet and talk to two people. Then when I got home all three of our phones were ringing at the same time all waiting to talk and stuff. No rest for gabste. 😣 then my family called, friends called, uughhh , now I finally go to bed. I can't make it to the new blog. May the best person win ! Thank you for thinking of me and good night
gabste Mikeyyy 17 days ago
It's still dark and quiet at 7am 🤣😅
gabste MrsG 17 days ago
Mrs G ! I go to sleep now.
Katink gabste 17 days ago
Feel better soon, gabste! Stay hydrated. . .
Kergooliewyn MrsG 16 days ago
Oh I am very sorry to hear that.
NoPersonalChicks 17 days ago
Marlon Brando on this date in 1954 in Hoboken with, from left: his father Marlon Sr., Sam Spiegel and his mother Dorothy. What's he pointing at? Wrong answers only, please.
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MADave NoPersonalChicks 17 days ago
Elvis Presley?
Hoboken is where they filmed "On The Waterfront" so he may be pointing out where they filmed a certain scene
KeithJ LarryTheTrainGuy 17 days ago
The old Hoboken Clam Bar.
gabste NoPersonalChicks 17 days ago
Yo ! I love Brando
Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Ok I have fooled around here long enough. I think I'll catch a little of the dynamic McCain Duo. I will see everyone tomorrow night at the movies! Take care.👋
1MikeM 17 days ago
Sam Elliot as Wade Garrett in the Patrick Swayze movie ROADHOUSE: "Atta boy mijo!"
Kergooliewyn 1MikeM 17 days ago
I loved that movie. Big Sam Elliot/Wade Garrett fan here.
Catbat 1MikeM 17 days ago
Absolute BA in that movie! 👍
Drang Catbat 17 days ago
I believe you meant to say "In every role."
KeithJ 17 days ago


Saw this online, and knowing many here have kitties...
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KeithJ Drang 17 days ago


Viking kittens. Fear them, they are mighty.
Kergooliewyn Drang 17 days ago
Oh sooo fluffy!
Bugs_Bunny4_Life 17 days ago
Hello everybody,
Based on a few recently seen shows, I have a question that I would like to have y'all's opinions on. Last night, on the Twilight Zone, we saw the episode _A Hundred Yards Over the Rim_ with none other than Gomez Addams! In this episode, the time is set between 1847 and 1961, the plot is that a man (Cliff Robertson) sets off to find water and aid for his 8-year-old dying son. After he crosses a large dune, he is in the setting of 1961. After he clarifies that he is indeed from 1847 and quite a bit in-between, he receives penicillin which he takes back with him to save his son. When he returns, he gives two tablets to his son as an attempt. Notice that the penicillin of 1961 travelled back to 1847 with him?
Second proof, a week or so ago, we saw the episode _The Odyssey of Flight 33_, Here, we observe a plane that some-how travels back into time, the pre-historic period, and the 1939 World's Fair are the periods we observe. It is an interesting episode, and even more interesting that the aircraft and all the instruments and luggage travel back with the passengers (as well as their clothes).
Now, here is the situation, In the movie _The Undead_ we see a lady of the evening be transported back to the Middle Ages, however, notice how the clothes she has once transported are very much different from what she originally had. This is similar to the end when the researcher is transported back into that era, but his clothes are left behind. With time travel, do certain objects allow themselves to travel, and others not? Apparently, objects can be teleported into the future (demonstrated in _Lost in Space_, as well as in _My Favorite Martian_), however, whether or not objects can be teleported into the past is debatable (positive examples also are in_Lost in Space_, and _The Twilight Zone_, however, _The Undead_ disproves this point). I know, this is all fiction, and none of it is actually a reality. I just have certain curiosities that I should like to have settled, call it theatrical philosophy.
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daleuhlmann Catbat 17 days ago
I agree with your explanations,
dear, ❤️, because the present-day incarcerations of neither Diana Love nor Quintus had an exact counterpart in a different time period. By contrast, the characters in THE TWILIGHT ZONE episodes did.

Now, I think I know what you're thinking, with us both being fans of the original DARK SHADOWS: Why was Victoria Winters able to travel back in time from 1967 to 1795, with her twentieth-century and the Collins family history book? Well, the only answer I can give is poetic license. That brings up one other point: Whatever rules are established in a time travel story, they may at least be consistent.
Kergooliewyn Catbat 17 days ago
It does to me! 🙂
I thought her mind was transported to the body of her previous self.
Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
I admit, I am a little apprehensive about tomorrow night's feature. I have nothing against frogs, or snakes, but if I see anything get squished I don't think I'll recover.
Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Hi Everyone!👋
Well, in honor of tomorrow night's movie I am daring to try my hand at a song parody. Don't ask me why, it just popped into my head and I feel the need to share it.
It it set to the tune of the Beatle's "Hard Day's Night" So here goes...
🎶🎶Come this Svengoooolie Night,
We'll hear some chirping from the "Frogs".
And if it's quite all- right, we'll find some snakes un- der the logs.
But if they come after you, you'd bet -ter run, this is true.
Run straight back here to the Blog.
Where you'll be safe...in the Blog.
You're always saaafe in the Blog.🎶🎶🎶🎶
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Kergooliewyn Catbat 17 days ago
Awe 🐱🦇You are sweet. I wish you much happiness.🤗
PatS Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
Great job, Kergooliewyn! I have some years experience but I'm not at all sure I'm an "expert." No ego competition here -- all are welcome to try their hands. You nailed it! It never occurred to me to rhyme frog with blog... Perhaps we should say, 'ribbeting'!
Kergooliewyn PatS 17 days ago
Sounds good to me.🙂
Frogs make many hard to rhyme sounds.😄🐸
Katink Kergooliewyn 17 days ago
That was good, Kergooliewyn! I like how you brought all of us on the blog into the song! 😀
JournalJeff3 17 days ago
Happy Friday!
Frogs are getting closer, I can hear the croaking.
Have a Great Day & Stay Safe!
Mikeyyy 17 days ago


Drang Mikeyyy 17 days ago
I'll have you know I wear proper, professional sweats when I telework!
TheKodakKid Drang 17 days ago
At least you are professional enough to wear some form of pants.
Aceman2 17 days ago
Frogs are great! This guy has the amazing ability to be frozen and survive. Frogsicle anyone?
PatS Aceman2 17 days ago
Very cool... so to speak. Have you got something similar for TARANTULA next Sattiday?
Aceman2 PatS 17 days ago
I’ll have to do som research
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