One this day in 1963 DOCTOR WHO debuted.

And what is BBC America doing to celebrate this festive occasion?

Running a PLANET EARTH marathon.

Whoever was responsible for lack of DW on this day, may a Dalek stick his eyestick up your rectum.


Gobble! Gobble!


And now a public service message:

MeTV is showing the “Turkey Drop” episode of WKRP IN CINCINNATI Sunday night at 7:30 Eastern.  This episode features what many consider the funniest moment in the history of that sitcom and one of the funniest in sitcom history.

But I still say the funniest moment of WKRP was when Dr. Johnny Fever reveals the police artist’s sketch of the man who held him hostage during a remote broadcast.

Not enough songs about Kung Fu in the Top 40 these days.

Yesterday I listened to AMERICAN TOP FORTY PRESENTS THE ’70S.  I heard Casey Kasem count down the top 40 hits of the week ending November 9, 1974.  The week’s highest debuting record was Carl Douglas’ magnum opus “Kung Fu Fighting.”  I remember buying the 45 rpm record at Jamesway (now the Galleria) when it first came out.


Were that not enough, in the lower reaches of the Top Twenty was this classic by the Raspberries.



80 Years Ago Tonight

I’ve been watching PERRY MASON on the local MeTV outlet lately.  On the show Ray Collins played Lt. Tragg of the Los Angeles Police Department.


Years earlier, Collins was a member of Orson Welles’ Mercury Theater.  It was 80 years ago tonight that the Mercury Theater made its best-know radio project, an adaptation of H.G. Wells’ WAR OF THE WORLDS.

A few years later, the Mercury Theater made its movie debut, in “Citizen Kane,” wherein Collins played Boss Jim Gettys.


Reading: THE SAVIOR’S CHAMPION by Jenna Moreci and WONDERBOOK by Jeff Vandermeer.

MUSIC:  “Sad Eyes”–by Robert John