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This is a comments thread about Blog Post: My One and Only Original Holy Grail (and How It Got That Way) by Neil Shurley
 Posted:   Jun 28, 2009 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Regarding MAN FROM ATLANTIS, I had the same experience at about the same age. I just recently made mp3 files from some of my MFA tapes and I scooped up music from youtube, especially the climactic piece you mentioned. I agree that while the rest of the show might not hold up today, the music remains intrinsically good. Both the main title and that "second theme," Mark's character theme if you will, are favorites of mine.

It's too bad MFA was up against HAPPY DAYS, that's why so few kids discovered it. But also, as you implied, the Mark Harris story was tailor-made for intelligent boys who felt socially isolated, much like Mr Spock, Mr Data, and Seven of Nine (who put a whole new spin on the concept). But all of them felt alone, had special abilities, and made outsider observations about humanity using superb grammar and strong vocabularies.

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