USA ONLY

USA ONLY

Hell and High Water (1954)

In the summer of 1953, it was announced that an atomic bomb of foreign origin had been exploded somewhere outside of the United States. Shortly thereafter it was indicated that this atomic reaction, according to scientific reports, originated in a remote area in North Pacific waters, somewhere between the northern tip of the Japanese Islands and the Arctic Circle. This is the story of that explosion.

Sci-Fi

Space 1999 (1975-77)

Space: 1999 is a British and Italian science-fiction television program that ran for two seasons from 1975 to 1977. In the opening episode, set in the year 1999, nuclear waste stored on the Moon’s far side explodes, knocking the Moon out of orbit and sending it, as well as the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, hurtling uncontrollably into space. Space: 1999 was the last production by the partnership of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and was the most expensive series produced for British television up to that time.

USA ONLY

Mercenary, The (1968)

The Mercenary is probably one of the best Spaghetti Western movies ever made. Not that it’s saying a lot to be one of the best Spaghetti Westerns. But I like Spaghetti Westerns. Perhaps a taste for them I picked up as a kid. This one has Ennio Moricone music, Jack Palance and Franco Nero. Rated PG-13.

Classic TV

Carol Burnett’s My Personal Best (1987)

These are Carol Burnett’s favorites out of more than a thousand episodes of her TV show. Everything around here is shut down from the pandemic. I hope you’re ok. I’m fine, if bored out of my skull. Here’s some Carol Burnett.

USA ONLY

Broken Arrow (1950)

Broken Arrow is a 1950 western directed by Delmer Daves and starring James Stewart as Tom Jeffords and Jeff Chandler as Cochise. It’s a fictional movie about historical figures. It’s probably the first western to paint the natives sympathetically.