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 Posted:   Jan 13, 2007 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



"Coronet Blue" creator Larry Cohen, in his autobiography "The Radical Allegories of an Independent Filmmaker," explained the mystery behind the series' title/catch-phrase. "When the Brodkin Organization took over the series, they wanted to turn it into an anthology... so they played down the amnesia aspect until there was nothing about it at all in the show. It was just Frank Converse wandering from one story to the next with no connective format at all. Anyway, the show ended after seventeen weeks and nobody found out what 'coronet blue' meant. The actual secret is that Converse was not really an American at all. He was a Russian who had been trained to appear like an American and was sent to the U.S. as a spy. He belonged to a spy unit called 'Coronet Blue.' He decided to defect, so the Russians tried to kill him before he can give away the identities of the other Soviet agents. And nobody can really identify him because he doesn't exist as an American. Coronet Blue was actually an outgrowth of 'The Traitor' episode of "The Defenders" (1961)."



Thanks a lot for spoilin' it!

(:

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2007 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)


Thanks a lot for spoilin' it!

(:


How can you spoil a show that had no ending?

And I might add, had the ending divulged decades later when nobody on this planet could give less of a damn if they tried? wink

 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2007 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Coronet Blue was actually an outgrowth of 'The Traitor' episode of "The Defenders" (1961)."

"The Defenders"! When do we get that one?!? Great show with an even greater main theme!

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2007 - 12:58 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)



How can you spoil a show that had no ending?


is that a trick question?

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2007 - 12:58 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)



"The Defenders"! When do we get that one?!? Great show with an even greater main theme!


You right about the main theme. It's good. The jazz Nelson Riddle version still available is really catchy. It's one of those instant "hit replay" cues.

 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2007 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)



is that a trick question?


Of course not. There are no trick questions- simply because there are no trick shows.

 
 Posted:   Jan 17, 2007 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Looks like Flipper will be making his way onto DVD at the end of April, according to this:

http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6822

Double-sided discs, though. Crap.

I've seen a few episodes, and have since learned that much of the show was filmed at the Miami Seaquarium, so I wouldn't mind seeing this show once again.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2007 - 1:19 AM   
 By:   MWRuger   (Member)

Hey does anybody know the deal with Route 66? I am sorry if this has been discussed before but my sister is the big vintage TV buff and she was asking.

(I got her season one of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Lost in Space for Christmas. I also have been gettiing Dark Shadows for her and I recently bought Time Tunnel and Season Two Box One of Voyage for her as well)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2007 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   The_Mark_of_Score-O   (Member)

The actual secret is that Converse was not really an American at all. He was a Russian who had been trained to appear like an American and was sent to the U.S. as a spy. He belonged to a spy unit called 'Coronet Blue.' He decided to defect, so the Russians tried to kill him before he can give away the identities of the other Soviet agents. And nobody can really identify him because he doesn't exist as an American.

If one substitutes New York City and the U.S. for "the Village," Coronet Blue is, in a rough way, pretty much the same situation found in the great, great, great Patrick McGoohan ITC series, The Prisoner, first aired the same year, 1967.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2007 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Did someone mention The Prisoner?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22T9na7GDFw

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2007 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Two classic westerns: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE; RAWHIDE

any word on season two for both?

brm

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2007 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Two classic westerns: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE; RAWHIDE

any word on season two for both?

brm



I'm looking for "Rawhide" season 7 and 8 only.
Season 7 was produced by MISSION creator Bruce Geller.
Season 8 was Clint Eastwood turning leading man.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2007 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)




I'm looking for "Rawhide" season 7 and 8 only.
Season 7 was produced by MISSION creator Bruce Geller.
Season 8 was Clint Eastwood turning leading man.


Yeah, i would love to see the later seasons.
Those were the ones that convinced sergio leone to cast Clint in FISTFUL.
You don't see the "cool' Clint in the first season- not much of an actor either. yet.

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2007 - 9:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Columbo's 1980s-90s adventures are due out on DVD April 24:

http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6849


 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2007 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Columbo's 1980s-90s adventures are due out on DVD April 24:

http://tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6849


Frankly, I am not interested in that release.
To me, COLUMBO ceased to be good after season 3.

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2007 - 2:40 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I think all seven years of the original NBC run are always worth a look. I'll still get these movies for completeness sake though, since some of them on occasion did hit the right notes.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2007 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Stefan Miklos   (Member)

Streets of San Francisco, The - Delay Notice: Season 1, Volume 1
Posted by Gord Lacey

1/31/2007

 
Paramount Home Entertainment has let us know that The Streets of San Francisco season 1, volume 1 has been delayed by a week. The new date is April 10.
 
Link to this page:
http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6865

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2007 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

The actual secret is that Converse was not really an American at all. He was a Russian who had been trained to appear like an American and was sent to the U.S. as a spy. He belonged to a spy unit called 'Coronet Blue.' He decided to defect, so the Russians tried to kill him before he can give away the identities of the other Soviet agents. And nobody can really identify him because he doesn't exist as an American.

If one substitutes New York City and the U.S. for "the Village," Coronet Blue is, in a rough way, pretty much the same situation found in the great, great, great Patrick McGoohan ITC series, The Prisoner, first aired the same year, 1967.


And interestingly enough, Coronet Blue was filmed (but not aired) before The Prisoner. But I very much doubt it's anything other than coincidence.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2007 - 7:03 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Some very good news that Season 2 of "F Troop" will come out in May allowing that show's entire run to be complete on DVD.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6868

Now come on Fox, bring on Season 2 of "Rat Patrol" and get the other two season 60s show I want finished up on DVD.

 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2007 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

Now that my ancient fixation with Cara Williams has been re-ignited after watching 12 episodes of PETE AND GLADYS for the first time in 41 years, maybe "somebody"
will issue the complete run of THE CARA WILLIAMS SHOW - 1 season, 1964-65- CBS

She was actually very funny- very "Lucy-esque"!

 
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