Friday, July 10, 2015

Vintage Sci-Fi and Archie Bunker's Place

Ah, there's nothing like watching a few 'B'  vintage Sci-Fi movies to end the day!

Ever since Star Wars hit the big screen expectations for Sci-Fi movies have been high.  It wasn't always that way.

Before Star Wars movie goers paid their 50 cents to watch a Sci-Fi matinee or drive-in theater Sci-Fi movie expectations were not high.

It was expected that the movies would have cheesy special effects, even cheesier monsters or aliens (or both) and terrible acting.   There were a few exceptions of course, but generally Sci-Fi movies scrapped the bottom of the cinematic barrel.

Still there was something charming about them.  There must have been-lots of people went to see them.

Mill Creek Entertainment brings back the 'good ol' days' with its Vintage Sci-Fi 6 Movie Collection.  They're cheesy, corny, tacky and campy...and I love them!

Get ready to battle in space, encounter dragons, go to the Moon, watch the World explode, battle a blob and face the end of the World.  Sound cheesy enough for you?  Break out the popcorn!

Back in the late 1960s CBS introduced a new type of TV show that would revolutionize TV viewing.  It starred a blue collar, bigoted, loudmouth, blowhard who you couldn't help but love.  The show was called All In The Family.

The show ran for several years and the program's main star Carroll O'Connor (who played Archie) often stated that he was ready to move on and try other acting opportunities.

Ironically O'Connor wound up being the only original star to stay with show.  The rest of the  original cast would all leave the renamed show: Archie Bunker's Place. It would continue to play for several more years.

During that time Archie's wife would die, he would kindle a romance with a black woman and help raise his grand daughter.  Eventually Archie would change his stripes and transform into a compassionate, open-minded and caring person.  Quite a change!

Mill Creek Entertainment presents Season One in its entirety consisting of 24 episodes.