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RMeingast

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  1. Channel surfing Saturday night and came across a new version of "Saturday Night at the Movies" on WQLN PBS out of Erie, Pennsylvania (it also is directed at Canadian viewers by including London, Ontario, as well as Erie under the station ID of WQLN) : https://www.goerie.com/story/entertainment/movies/2021/07/01/tv-erie-saturday-night-movies-glenn-holland-stars-wqln-tv/5295856001/ It's hosted by Glenn Holland, a professor at Allegheny College. It's different than the old Elwy and Thom Ernst "Saturday Night at the Movies" on TVOntario in that WQLN only airs one film (Elwy show aired
  2. More channel surfing and discovered something the world needs: "Bachelor in Paradise Canada." Main difference from American version is that American version takes place at a swanky Mexican beach resort while the Canuck version takes place at a trailer park: Seriously for one minute, there is a "BIP Canada" but the image above is for the old TV series "Trailer Park Boys" 'tho it could be for "BIP Canada." Anyway, "Trailer Park Boys" was very popular back in the day: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trailer_Park_Boys I guess you can watch old episodes on Netflix no
  3. Or, they could have a sing-off - Shatner chooses a song like "Rocket Man" and then Takei chooses a song to sing. I'm not sure how they'd decide the winner? Expert panel or vote online??? Shatner hosted the 5th Saturn Awards show in 1978 and sang his version of this classic (50 seconds into video). Let's see Takei beat this:
  4. TCM should invite both Shatner and Takei to be co-guests and have them each choose films. Think the penguin in the old Loblaw's commercial above is there because it's the frozen food section where the deals are...
  5. Forget about Hulk Hogan and Canadian "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, lets have a good old fashioned wrestling cage match between 90 year-old Shatner and 84 year-old Takei. Shatner takes the high road in all this crap:
  6. I guess I coulda posted this stuff in the "Canadian TV Memories" thread but since this thread is about Bill Shatner, I'll post it here for fun. Back in the 1970s, Shatner did some TV commercials for Loblaws. Loblaws is a major Canadian grocery store chain that's still around. They also operate the Real Canadian Superstore outlets and other stores under other names. Here's one old Loblaw's ad from 1972. Have no idea why there's a penguin in the ad.? My memory banks don't include that info.: Poor quality one here from 1978:
  7. Oh, one more thing before I buzz off. Canada Post announced a new stamp yesterday in honour of Christopher Plummer. Any stamp collectors/Plummer fans can read about it here: https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/blogs/personal/perspectives/stamp-tribute-to-christopher-plummer/
  8. Well, that's it for my reminiscing. Brain cells need a rest. Plus I'm still emotionally drained after watching the season finale of "Bachelor in Paradise" - the TV series, NOT the Bob Hope movie. In case you missed this year's ending of this momentous TV series, I'll briefly recap: "The Wasp Woman" found love and was pleased to announce her engagement to... ... "The Fly." Hope the happy couple have a long life together. Oddbod Jr. from "Carry on Screaming" found his forever love... ... The Bride from "Bride of Frankenstein." No hissy fits here from thi
  9. Yeah, never seen that one. Wiki article on the flick states it has a "cult following." Must refer to "The Cult For Bad Old Films That Star William Shatner." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pray_for_the_Wildcats I noticed in the trailer they seem to be wearing old "Star Trek" shirts - yellow ones and red ones...
  10. Congratulations to William Shatner on his space trip today. I'm surprised he wasn't beamed up somewhere by Nimoy, Doohan, DeForest Kelley, etc. Anyway, back in 1974 Shatner did a celebrity interview TV show on Global TV. It was called "Flick Flack." Unfortunately, I can't find any video. There were 14 episodes all filmed in Toronto. He interviewed Mel Brooks, Clint Eastwood, Richard Harris, Edith Head, etc. Detailed information on the episodes is here: https://ctva.biz/Canada/FlickFlack.htm
  11. Watched "Witness to Yesterday" with Patrick Watson doing an interview with an actor portraying an historical figure. First ran on Global and then on TVOntario. Dates from 1974 to 1976: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witness_to_Yesterday Watson did another similar TV show called "Titans" that was on the CBC and Citytv for one season: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titans_(Canadian_TV_series) More episodes of "Witness to Yesterday" were made in 1998. Whole idea was based on Steve Allen's American TV show. Interestingly, Allen guested as George Gershwin on a 1976 episode of "Witness to Y
  12. Back in the day during summers I would go visit me grandma in Toronto and it was like night and day between the limited TV channels available in my small city in the boonies, and what was available on TV in Toronto. One show I watched was Brian Linehan's on CityTv. Called "City Lights" and ran for many years: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Linehan Here's a 1986 interview with John Candy on "City Lights":
  13. As a young student in Toronto back in the day, I remember seeing lots of posters all over downtown Toronto advertising screenings of classic movies by a guy named Reg Hartt. That was before the Internet was commonly available, and when video was in its infancy...Hartt used an old movie projector and would screen classic films. I wanted to go and check it out, but never did. Here's an old poster, for example: Then you'd see the posters plastered all over the place like this (Salvador Dali is Hartt's): Like I wrote, I missed going, but many others went and had their first e
  14. I do remember that show... But I was too, too tiny to be on it... Woulda been Teeny Tiny Talent Time for my age back then...
  15. "The Red Green Show" was also meant as a lampoon of "The Red Fisher Show." Red Fisher was on TV for so long he was lampooned by John Candy on "SCTV" AND by Steve Smith on "The Red Green Show." I guess you could call that an honour?
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