Tonight on MeTV- no, it’s not his shoe size- it’s his amazing power- as a scientist with some sibling rivalry tampers with his brother’s amazing discovery and ends up going through a lot - literally- when he gains the ability to pass through solid objects by when he becomes the “4-D Man”!
We meet Tony Nelson ( not to be confused with the “I Dream of Jeannie” major of the same name) – a devoted young scientist who has made a brilliant discovery- and then makes a careless mistake in his lab, resulting in a whole building at a major university being burnt down! The result of the fire – is Tony getting fired. Still hoping to perfect his discovery, he travels to find his brother Scott- another scientist- in hopes of getting some help to continue his work.
Unfortunately, brother Scott is facing his own problems- the biggest being his egotistical employer, who takes credit for everything his workers turn out, including their latest discovery - a metal so dense, nothing can penetrate it- which boss man Carson modestly names after himself- Car-gonite!
Tony arrives, and meets with Scott, as well as co-worker Linda, the object of Scott’s affection. The brothers argue back and forth, but eventually, Tony agrees to take a job with the company. A scheming co-worker named Parker who yearns for a higher position in the company, but doesn’t have the talent to achieve it, shows Tony to his work station ,while keeping a suspicious eye on him.
Finally, Tony reveals his incredible accomplishment to Scott and Linda. He shows them an example- the result of an amplifier he has created that allows one solid object to pass through another! He also scores another achievement- he falls for Linda who returns his affection. Scott accidentally discovers that these two are now a coo-some twosome- and, perhaps driven by jealousy, breaks into Tony’s work locker, grabs his experimental equipment, and powers it up. Then- accidentally-he duplicates his brother’s feat with the act of passing through a solid object – nearly avoiding tragic results!
Sneaky Parker happens by, spots some of Tony’s papers, and swipes them- and then, tries to pass them off as his own work to glory-hound boss Carson, in hopes of finally getting his own lab. Meanwhile Scott reveals to Tony that he has made the amplifier work and demonstrates that it actually allows HIM to pass through a solid plate of metal. It’s amazing- but even more amazing is the fact that the amplifier isn’t on when Scott performs the act! Somehow his exposure to the amplifier’s wavelength has given him the power to go “4-D”!
Scott discovers that his whole body can now pass through objects at will- but it begins to take a horrible toll on him. He randomly stumbles on a way to restore himself- but at a terrible price. He uses his power to commit a crime that leaves the police baffled. Tony, however, is not baffled- he realizes, from all the evidence, that he knows how the crime was committed- and by who! Scott continues to use his new 4-D power to get whatever he wants- including revenge- leaving Tony, Linda, and the authorities to face the task of trying to stop a man who is basically unstoppable!
This 1959 color feature stars James Congdon, along with more familiar actors Robert Lansing, Robert Strauss, and gorgeous young Lee Meriwether, along with an even younger actress who would reach great fame in movies and TV. The film has a jazz soundtrack which some people find almost overbearing, while others compare it to that of the “Peter Gunn” show. Of course, we’ve thrown the usual Sven shtick into the mix, including a merchandise idea that seems fairly obvious!
“4-D Man” comes through on your TV screen tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, and, if you are unsure of the time and channel where you are- just check your local listings or at www.metv.com. Our show continues to trend high nationally among the topics on Twitter during the show, thanks to the fans live-Tweeting using the hashtag #svengoolie - and MeTV invites you to join in! On the Chicago area side, “The Werewolf” prowls again at 11 am on the U, now at its new channel location which formerly held the UToo. You can find it over the air ( with an antenna) on 48.1 and 26.2 . If you watch on cable, Comcast will have the U on 230 ( some suburban areas may have a different channel allocation)- RCN will have it at 610- and WOW will have the U at 170. You’ll find us on Dish on channel 48, as well as on other providers.
At this point, the supply of 40th anniversary shirts featuring Kerwyn is getting pretty low, so, hit our store NOW if you hope to have one of your very own!
Next week, Sven’s alter ego Rich Koz once again helps the Lincoln Park Zoo raise funds to support conservation efforts for rhinos and their habitats at “Bowling for Rhinos”- Tuesday night at the Diversey River Bowl in Chicago. Find more details under the “appearances” tab here on our site- where you’ll also find information about upcoming Sven appearances at the “Unknown World of the Paranormal” convention and the Elk Grove Library Comic Con! And-check back for more appearances coming up soon- as well as details on Sven’s big venture into the DC Comics Universe!
Join us tonight for creepy sci fi danger with a capital D - actually, with 4-D! ( No glasses necessary).