It's About Time! The Long-Delayed "Revenge of the Creature" Tonight!

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All right- we originally had tonight’s MeTV feature planned to air earlier this year- but some confusion about when it was actually available to us had us postpone its airing. Fortunately, everything is straightened out, and we are very happy to finally be able to bring you one of my all-time favorite monsters- the Gill Man- making the journey ( not by his own choice!) from the Black Lagoon along the Amazon  to the Sunshine State of Florida, land of Everglades and theme parks- the perfect place to inspire the "Revenge of the Creature"!

This movie was the second part of the Gill Man trilogy- and the sequel to the original "Creature from the Black Lagoon". Captain Lucas, the unsophisticated but savvy skipper from the first film, once again serves as the guide to that dangerous part of the Amazon where the Creature has dwelled for centuries. It would appear that the Gill Man's apparent demise at the conclusion of  the first film was fake news- which has encouraged this new expedition- at the request of scientist Clete and his blustery he-man pal Joe- to attempt to once again locate the monster. Lucas leads them to the lagoon, while warning the anxious researchers that they may not be too happy about it if they actually DO find the Creature. The plan -bring the Gill Man back to a Florida theme park where it will be studied (and , purely as a side effect, bring in huge crowds of paying customers to observe the Creature). A first encounter with the dangerous relic of a bygone era has the researchers licking their wounds- leaving them to use an equally dangerous tactic- "fishing with dynamite"- as a last resort to hopefully subdue the Gill Man. There is the problem of possibly doing fatal damage to this missing link in the evolutionary scale-  but also the chance that they can stun him enough to capture and bring him back alive to Florida.

Fortunately, the explosive scheme works- and they bring the unconscious Creature to their theme park, Ocean Harbor. They work non-stop to try to keep the comatose specimen breathing and bring him back to consciousness.  He begins to stir- that’s good! He begins to rage and fight back- that’s bad!  After a chaotic tussle, the Gill Man is finally subdued and moved to a safer underwater enclosure. To prevent him from escaping or attacking the public or the research team, they clamp his webbed, clawed foot into a shackle attached to the tank floor. Professor Clete enlists the aid of an ichthyology student who just happens to be a hot blonde ( ain’t science wonderful!) to  attempt to train the Gill Man to follow commands, with  a little help from a large underwater electric prod ( …hey- isn’t water a conductor of electricity? How come the people in the water don’t get zapped by the…okay, I’ll be quiet). The scientists learn a great deal about the Gill Man’s intelligence, as well as his physical make-up- while the Creature, true to form, finds  the new blonde in his life is just as enticing as the woman in the white bathing suit from the first movie. Eventually, the Gill Man’s frustrations with imprisonment- and reactions to certain outside stimulus- cause him to “hulk out”, escape confinement and the park- and head out to terrorize to the state of Florida! It’s up to Clete and the authorities to recapture the powerful amphibian/human hybrid- before he claims more victims – and his latest female crush !

This 1955 movie is a worthy addition to the Gill Man saga, making him a sort of “fish out of water” (pardon the pun) in a slightly different environment. Our cast includes John Agar ,John "Mr. Sportsman" Bromfield, and winsome Lori Nelson as the Gill Man's latest "love interest". This film is famous for its brief cameo by young Clint Eastwood as, of all things, a somewhat absent-minded lab assistant. We'll give you background on these and other cast members, give you some insight into who plays the Creature -and when ( and where you might see one of those guys OUTSIDE the suit in the movie) along with  Gill Man gags a plenty. This is another show that blends some of our old footage with new, so you will see our original coffin and set along the way. For those who were around, or may have just heard the stories -this IS the infamous movie I presented in 3-D back in the 80s in the Chicago market. Please be assured that this version is in the digital splendor of 2-D, and can be enjoyed without  any two-toned glasses – though I have heard rumors that Universal recently marketed a DVD of the film in 3-D - which had so many problems they have had to replace many of the discs!  

"Revenge of the Creature" surfaces tonight on MeTV  at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check listings in your area  ( or at ) for the time and channel to tune in to watch. In the Chicago viewing area, “Rodan” hits the air one more time on WCIU, the U, at 11 am.

Looking forward to meeting Sven fans tonight at the Lemont  Area Historical Society’s big “Night of Mystery and Magic” Masquerade event at the Slovenian Center in Lemont, IL. Info is available at . Our October Halloween appearance schedule will be posted shortly, with a variety of events at various locales in Illinois and Indiana- and even some appearances in various media. Make sure you keep coming back to check the “appearances” tab on our site throughout the next few weeks!

Tonight- submerge yourself in aquatic terror as the Gill Man makes his comeback!

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BrianBissonnette 7 months ago
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CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
TheKodakKid 🍁
Pt is very expensive with out insurance ...last time I needed Pt was 16years ago
my co-pay was $8 that sure is a change $30!
Oh well have to pay what ever it is no choice....the😵 moral of this story do not
fall and trip and break body parts "ouch" 😱
Good night 🌒
CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
Ravenwoman 🍃🌻🍃
Hope all is well...yes finally
a Pt appt 🙆‍♀️ no pain I hope
ready for back to normal!
Good night 🌠
CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
Hi Matt 🍃🌻🍃
Hope your doing well the Gill Man is almost here...
See you later 🐸
Take care🍁
CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
Hi Catbat 😻🦇
Hard to believe Pt appt! It is about time 😉
Because of fall the 🍁
allergies are kicking in 🤧
hopefully the rain will help
settle the air!
I'm falling apart 🤓
Hope you had a nice day Catbat 🍁🌻🍁
Good night 🌛
CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
Very hot day 99* or so went out for lunch 😎 yikes!
No kidding rain on it's way🌧
and 20 degrees cooler 🌬 by
Monday and Tuesday hard too believe ☔ I will take that kind of weather anytime😊

I think the Gill man would love our weather 🐸
A fish out of water how dry
I'am 🤢 poor Gill Man!
Good night 🌒
JournalJeff2 7 months ago
Good Friday Night!
Just after 9 P.M. here in Wisconsin and the temp. is at 40 degrees. We are suppose to get a frost tonight. I turned my heat on. First time I ever have had the heat on in September. Not a good sign! More Gilman tomorrow!
BigBlueNYC1958 7 months ago
Today I Picked up this Lattice inspired Amber Lit Autumn 🍂 Pumpkin 🎃 for me Mum👵🏻........
Ravenwoman BigBlueNYC1958 7 months ago
Beautiful! I'm sure mom loves it! 😁🌹🎃
Ravenwoman 7 months ago
Good night all, sweet dreams! Enjoy the movie tomorrow night!

Carl_N_Brown Ravenwoman 7 months ago
Pleasant tomorrow.
Ravenwoman Carl_N_Brown 7 months ago
Thanks, Carl! Same to you! 💋😁
TheKodakKid 7 months ago
A passing of note.

Marty Balin, 76, founding member, guitarist, lead vocalist and song writer for Jefferson Airplane, and later, Jefferson Starship, has died at 76.
Wow Spencer Dryden in ‘05 and
Paul Kantner in ‘16 now Marty
What a Superb Band they were
RIP🌿tothem all......
Ravenwoman TheKodakKid 7 months ago
Rest in Peace, Marty Balin, your music lives on. 🌹

Carl_N_Brown TheKodakKid 7 months ago
Blind Thomas Jefferson Airplane. Aw.
Had their first album with Signe Anderson. In mono.
The thought of so many passing makes me feel young and old, eternal and mortal.
In that day my late brother liked Beach Boys and Ventures; I was into noodling.
JournalJeff2 TheKodakKid 7 months ago
R.I.P. Marty Balin!
As they say, Heaven has a helluva a band!
Ravenwoman JournalJeff2 7 months ago
Catbat Carl_N_Brown 7 months ago
Couldn't have said it better👍
Catbat 7 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Afternoon All!
Been busy the last couple of days.
Carrie good news indeed! It's about time. Ironing out wrinkles sucks. That's why I wear wash and wear. Haha 😂
Kodak Kid what a line up of bdays 🎂
BigBlue1958 so sorry for your loss. My black cat MJ stays indoors on Halloween just to be on the safe side.
Yvette, How's the eye 👁️?How's it look? Go see and report back 😉😂
BigBlueNYC1958 Catbat 7 months ago
Thx 2 dozen yrs was a lot and now the last 10 I have my Jinx !
Ravenwoman BigBlueNYC1958 7 months ago
Love Jinx! He looks as though he doesn't want his pic taken! 😁🗽💓
Matt 7 months ago
Happy Sci-fi Friday everyone !!!!!
Catbat Matt 7 months ago
Back at ya Matt! Gearing up for Charlie's Angels. Blue Moon is chillin. Bring on Svengoolie Saturday!
CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
Prayers have been answered
just when you think things are terribly wrong some 🤔where! Well therapy called
have an appt. on Oct. I0th at 12:00 🤓...but want a co payment of $41 crazy got it wrong again it's only $30...
so they are closed already the Therapy place so have to call them on Monday😏
Well still greatful I feel like maybe I'm half way there🙆‍♀️
we will see 🙄
So glad to hear it! Great news! You're on your way to recovery! 💋💓 No more...ouch! 😚😁
Glad that is finally resolved. Not a bad co-pay either way. Can’t remember what my dad’s was for physical therapy a few years ago, but it was more than that.
LarryTheTrainGuy 7 months ago
I just saw again one of my favorite movies 1948s "The Naked City"directed by Jules Dassin and starring Barry Fitzgerald as the old Irish detective working the murder case. After watching this film I wonder did Peter Falk pattern Columbo on Lt. Muldoon Barry Fitzgerald's detective and did the whole Columbo series get it's ideas from that film?
I haven’t seen this movie. Was “The Naked City” TV series based on it.
daleuhlmann TheKodakKid 7 months ago
Yes, it was.
MADave 7 months ago
I am off to the wedding have a pleasant evening see u tomorrow!
CarrieLynnCastro MADave 7 months ago
Have a nice time
⚘👰⚘wedding cake is so good.
Catbat MADave 7 months ago
Have fun. Tell the happy couple congratulations!
CarrieLynnCastro 7 months ago
Good morning ☕
Had my coffee feeling happy that it's Friday 😊 Could it be because Saturday is almost here 🤢 Another good show and movie 📺
Coming around the corner!
Ah yes bring it Sven 🐸 Poor
Gill Man looks out of place
Wearing clothes and looks
very thick 🤔 and so uncomfortable poor Gill Man
he wants to go home too his Lagoon🌴
Happy Friday hope you find
a happy spot in your day💝
Ravenwoman 7 months ago
Good morning, all! Whew! Made it to Friday! 🤣🗽 One more day until the creature struts among us!

BigBlueNYC1958 7 months ago
Another nice Halloween Card I purchased
This one is for a very special person
This looks like our old cat Richard who was the greatest black cat. He was soo loving and wanted to cuddle all the time the vets office staff called him "A Hansome Beast" He died due to complications from Diabetes. We miss him a lot especially at Halloween when we took pictures of him with Jackolanterns he was our Halloween cat
My Cat “Velvet” a bit difficult to see in the pic but yes thats him on the Pumpkin, incredible mouser, passed at the ripe old age of 24.
Disappeared at 14 came back for another decade
Crazy Tough Cat, challenged any animal large or small and won
Alpha Feline
Catbat LarryTheTrainGuy 7 months ago
Sorry for your loss. Cats are so special. I have a long list going back to childhood. Visitation dreams from lots of them often.
scottieO BigBlueNYC1958 7 months ago
Sorry for the loss of your special four legged friend. He really looked like he enjoyed Halloween and carving pumpkins.
TheKodakKid 7 months ago
A car of celebrity birthdays of note.

Bridgette Bardot is 84. There will now be a moment of silence in remembrance of some of the male bloggers long departed youth.

Moon Unit Zappa is 51. I don’t think any of us can now complain about what our parents named us.
TheKodakKid TheKodakKid 7 months ago
*couple. How the #*[email protected]“ that autocorrect got car out of couple.
Carl_N_Brown TheKodakKid 7 months ago
Coupe autocorrected to car rather than couple?

The computer knows better than us what we mean.
We will be autocorrected. Resistance is futile.

daleuhlmann TheKodakKid 7 months ago
Do you remember a 1965 movie called DEAR BRIGITTE? It was a cute comedy about professor (James Stewart) whose young son, played by Billy Mumy (Will Robinson of LOST IN SPACE), is a child genius. The boy has a crush on the glamorous French film star, and his fondest wish is to meet the object of his dreams. He finally gets his wish when the actress makes a cameo appearance at the end of the film.
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