The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson, an Administrative Assistant at the Packard Campus.
Friday, February 19 (7:30pm)
Tarzan: Tarzan’s Deadly Silence (NBC/1966)
Though he first swung into theaters in 1918, played by Elmo Lincoln, the Lord of the Jungle first came to TV in the personage of Ron Ely in 1968 over NBC. On the air from 1966 to 1968, the series enjoyed long-lasting popularity both in the US and abroad. This two-part installment, from the series’s first season, was later repackaged as a theatrical film for showing overseas. In “Tarzan’s Deadly Silence,” Tarzan loses his hearing after a deadly bomb blast. Featured in the production was former film Tarzan, Jock Mahoney. These episodes originally aired October 28, 1966 and November 4, 1966.
Saturday, February 20 (2:00pm)
Space: 1999: The Bringers of Wonder (Syndicated/1977)
The Packard Campus brings its theater-going patrons a unique nostalgia for the future with this two-part episode from the space saga’s second season. As created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, today, among other things, “Space: 1999” serves as an important link in small screen science fiction—a bridge of sorts between the “outer space Western” feel of the original “Star Trek” and its more cerebral sequel “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Oscar-winner Martin Landau, multiple Emmy winner Barbara Bain, and Catherine Schell star as residents of Moonbase Alpha, a colony on Earth’s moon which is now hurtling through the galaxy. In this installment, the Alphans are overjoyed to encounter a ship of what appears to be fellow Earthlings…but are they? The programs were originally aired in August of 1977.
Saturday, February 20 (7:30pm)
Ten from “Your Show of Shows” (NBC/1973)
Seen over NBC from 1950 to 1954, Sid Caesar and his band of merry players produced one of the most renowned and enduring television programs in history. This compilation, released theatrically in 1973, collects some of the “Show’s” most beloved and hilarious sketches including inspired takes off of “From Here to Eternity” and TV’s “This Is Your Life.” Featured alongside Caesar is his incomparable ensemble that included Imogene Coca, Louis Nye, Carl Reiner and Howard Morris.
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