Before MST3K there was … The Texas 27 Film Vault!
Balladeer’s Blog continues its examination of this neglected cult show from the mid-1980′s.
EPISODE ORIGINALLY BROADCAST: Saturday April 19th, 1986 from 10:30pm to 1:00am.
EXTRAS: This episode featured footage of our Film Vault Technicians First Class Randy and Richard’s promotional appearance at Six Flags Mall in nearby Arlington, TX.
HOST SEGMENTS: One particular Host Segment featured one of the show’s behind-the- scenes people portraying Commando Cody complete with helmet and rocket pack. He was portraying the character because the Commando Cody serial Radar Men from the Moon was the current serial being shown before the movie each week on The Texas 27 Film Vault.
Since Randy Clower still outranked his co-host Richard Malmos (at least until a few episodes later) in the fictional Film Vault Corps (“The few, the proud, the sarcastic”) their relationship often featured the type of abusive “Host and Second Banana” dynamic like that between Dr Morgus and his lab assistant Chopsley or Zacherle and his wife My Dear or Dr Forester and TV’s Frank. Continue reading
Readers of Balladeer’s Blog will remember that last Saturday the Notre Dame College Falcons played their first-ever intercollegiate football game in the school’s history. This week the Falcons are once again making history, but they have co-stars for this game. The Lindsey-Wilson College Blue Raiders have brought football back after a 75-year hiatus. That’s like a bye week where your great-grandchildren are born before your team takes the field again. Or, put another way, Carole Lombard was as hot as Angelina Jolie the last time the Blue Raiders took a snap in a game that counted. The Falcons at least have one game under their belts, (albeit a loss to D2’s Mercyhurst Lakers), but the Lindsey Wilson football team is as green as the grass on a football field. Want to know how you can follow this matchup on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm Eastern Time? Well, you’re in luck because I recently took my private jet to the South Euclid, OH home of Notre Dame College and visited their Sports Information Director Skip Snow. After my usual witty ice-breaking joke (I asked him if, after he introduced himself, anyone had ever said “Skip snow? Heck, I’d like to skip the whole darn winter!”…He said no.) I pounded my fist on his desk like Patrick McGoohan in the opening credits of The Prisoner and demanded to know how people outside the Ohio area could follow this historic game. Snow, obviously realizing he was dealing with journalistic dynamite, informed me that NDC and LWC fans around the world could follow the game on the internet with a live audio stream at ESPNCleveland.com. I was about to make a brilliant, yet juvenile, “audio stream” joke when Skip’s beefy security guards escorted me out of his office and off the NDC campus.
For the punchline to my Audio Stream joke, click here: http://www.notredamefalcons.com/
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