Prehistoric Perils Mix with Science Fiction in "Valley of the Dragons"- Tonight !

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Tonight on MeTV- we bring back an other-worldly fable, based (loosely) on a Jules Verne novel- where two rivals preparing for a pistol duel  find themselves inexplicably whisked away to an unknown ( at first) world populated by cave people and prehistoric beasts! The enemies must co-exist and work together if they are to survive in the “Valley of the Dragons”!

The year is 1881, the place is the outskirts of Algiers, and the combatants are Hector , a Frenchman, and Irish-American Michael. The source of conflict is, predictably, a woman- and they are ready to fire at each other when a super-powerful wind hits, caused by a comet sweeping dangerously close to the earth- its gravitational pull carrying away the two men before a single shot is fired!

They revive to find themselves in a jungle, not the least bit like the terrain of Algiers. The two declare a truce, just long enough until they can return to the city- but there is no city in sight! What could have happened? Did a natural disaster wipe out civilization? Has the earth shifted in its axis? They soon receive a shocking answer-when they see a familiar sight above them in the night sky! But then- where exactly ARE they?

They hit on the theory that the comet has actually torn off a chunk of the earth, and deposited it in space ( actually , on the moon, but they never clearly state that in the movie). They find the area is overrun by the “dragons” of the title, which are actually dinosaurs ( of a distinct cinematic variety- not stop-motion models, but  lizards shot close up with a few fins attached in some cases) ! Taking their lead from other astral phenomenon, they presume the comet is in an orbit that makes occasional passes at the earth, and on a very early previous visit, had torn off part of the prehistoric world –which has been sustained here !

There are more dangers than just giant reptiles- they soon encounter some savage Neanderthals   ( never mind the idea that dinosaurs and cavemen were not, alas, like the Flintstones, and existing at the same time).  Hector and Michael escape them, and, letting their bygones be bygones, struggle together only to end up separated. Each discovers a different tribe of cave dwellers, with an injured Hector actually the one discovered by- stay with me now- an incredibly hot blonde cave woman! She brings him into the fold of her tribe, jealously guarding him from the other cave ladies. On the other hand, Michael goes to the aid of an older caveman from a different tribe, and becomes a part of that group- which just so happens to include a pretty brunette cave woman who takes a shine to him!

To add to the dangers of Neanderthals ,warring cave tribes, and dinosaurs, the whole she-bang is endangered by the eruption of a nearby volcano- driving giant lizards displaced by the natural disaster right to the cave dwellers. Will Hector and Michael find a way to keep themselves and their new tribes safe- and help this new world survive ?

The Jules Verne story that this 1961 epic is based on did NOT include dinosaurs or cave folks! Please note- we have actually done some editing to lessen the cruelty of the early film-makers who actually had lizards in real deadly battle with each other ( mostly in stock footage from the 1940s version of “One Million B.C.”). Cesare Danova and Sean McClory are the two earthmen who end up in space, and, the blonde cave cutie is none other than beautiful Joan Staley – Don Knotts’ girlfriend in “Ghost and Mr. Chicken”- who sadly passed away earlier this week. We’ll go over the cast list, explain where some of the stock footage came from ( including some famous stars included in the footage), and  provide the usual Sven fun. Plus, we bring back an encore of the visit from our friend, actor/wrestler/ MMA fighter/ comic book author and currently panelist on the Fox “WWE Backstage” show-  C. M. Punk- Phil Brooks!

"Valley of the Dragons" airs tonight on MeTV at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or, if you are not sure where and when to find the show in your area, please go to your local listings, or to .Those Sven fans on Twitter are live-Tweeting during the show and keeping us trending nationally every week. MeTV invites you to join them and do the same, using the hashtag #svengoolie . In the Chicago area, viewers get to enjoy one more look at “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” this morning at 11 am on “The U”.

If you’re in the area, you can meet Sventa Claus today at what may well be his last appearance of the 2019 season-  at the Christmas Mystic Market- held at St. John’s UCC in Lyons, Il. I’ll be at this fundraiser for the Scared Space Animal Sanctuary and Rescue this afternoon from 2 to 4 pm. Look for more information under the “appearances” tab here on our site.

Join us tonight for prehistoric perils, curvy cavewomen, nasty Neanderthals, volcanic violence, and large lethal lizards on MeTV !

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JournalJeff2 5 months ago
I must wish you all a Happy Friday the 13th while there still is some time left.
The1Butler JournalJeff2 5 months ago
thank you , i stayed in just to be safe
The1Butler 5 months ago
Happy Friday the 13Th !
hope everyone was incident free !
MADave 5 months ago
daDoctah MADave 5 months ago
MADave 5 months ago
Sometimes I think this movie is a little two faced
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Good evening 🐱
Friday is the 13th is that
good or bad 🤔
What is the story about Friday 13th 😨
Well anyway had a great
Day 🤖
See you later 👻
Friday 13th is unlucky if you think it is!
Which I guess is the premise of the
"Friday the 13th" movies.
Glad your day was great. See you later.
- Steph :-)
daleuhlmann 5 months ago
Hey, group, guess we all know what today is, don't we?
Catbat daleuhlmann 5 months ago
Very cute Dear 😊
daleuhlmann Catbat 5 months ago
Thanks, dear!
StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
Our usual Friday pattern is to check in, then to
"Take 5" and
see each other
"'Round Midnight."
"Take 5" by Dave Brubeck Quartet in a bouncy 5/4 rhythm inspired by a trip to Turkey. Original was composed and recorded in New Orleans, 1961.
" 'Round Midnight" by Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk, 1955. Soothing.
- Steph :-)
StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
Jack StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
Val Bennett’s 1968 revision of “Take Five” (5/4) into a rocksteady 4/4...
Have not heard that
in a very long time
You're Welcome!
Steph :-)
StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
" 'Round Midnight,"
Dizzy Gillespie, jazzy bright horns.

Milt Jackson's version on Vibraphone. Sends chills up my spine.
- Steph :-)

StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
CarrieLynn, all people of good will,
Tomorrow is Sventerday. Let's start over fresh!
- Steph :-)

CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Happy Friday❄⛄❄
Feels like a good day
and feeling fine today.

Ooo 👻 were very close tomorrow is Sven 🎩
happy happy always
fun 🤖🍿📺

Well anything go's for today have things to do
Grandkids will get here
on the 23rd a little later then we expected but
staying 2weeks👦👧👩‍⚕️
We usually only see them once a year 💝
They are so funny so well behaved🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️💃
😉 well most of time
ha ha 🍭
They also love👦🎩👧
watching Sven 🍫🍿🍬
really do!

Have a great Day...
⛄💝⛄ everyone we
can do this have love and peace❄

See you later🐧
Catbat 5 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve Morning All! Happy Friday the 13th! This is gonna be a good day.
Lynn Catbat 5 months ago
Yes it is! May all of our dragons turn out to be monitor lizards.
DrClayton 5 months ago
I can feel a bout of paraskevidekatriaphobia coming on...
TheKodakKid DrClayton 5 months ago
Can you name 13 Reasons Why?
DrClayton 5 months ago
PatS DrClayton 5 months ago
Or "Dan D" or whoever he was. Not killed, just departed. Pity he couldn't take a hint from his last short-term ban.
Catbat 5 months ago
Hey Jack look what I found.
Jack Catbat 5 months ago
Cool! Und da steht noch mehr...

[Those are the actual German lyrics… mostly.]
StephanieStepStone Jack 5 months ago
This is supposedly the oldest known tune in European History. It goes back to when people worshipped Trees and other Nature Gods, kind of like the Celtic Druids did.
I so often have to re-load the page, when glitches mess up the Blog clipboard, or whatever made your Youtube seem to be my Dionne Warwick.
The Bob Dylan farther down must have been from his 1978 religious album?
- Steph :-)
Jack StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
The oldest attestation I could find for the melody is the 1500s. The English round “Sumer is icumen in” goes back to the 1200s, and the _Palästinalied_ by Walther von der Vogelweide is dated to the Fifth Crusade in the early 1200s. Some plainsong, e.g. Gregorian chant, goes back earlier than 800 CE.

Dylan’s version of "The Little Drummer Boy” comes from 2009’s _Christmas in the Heart_. I think it’s more in line with the tradition of Jewish musicians recording Christmas albums, e.g., Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, and Kenny G.
StephanieStepStone Jack 5 months ago
Ah, so! You can be depended on for correct info!
Didn't know Kenny G. was an Old Testament prophet.
- Steph :--)
PatS Jack 5 months ago
Not to mention all the Christmas songs written by Jews... especially 'White Christmas' by Irving Berlin. Check any trivia book. As Spock would say, "Fascinating."
Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
Tomorrow is Friday the 13th and weather app predicts rain.
I may put up my Christmas decorations and dig thru my DVDs for
Catbat Carl_N_Brown 5 months ago
My lucky day!
Lynn Catbat 5 months ago
That's always the expectation in my household - have a good one!
StephanieStepStone 5 months ago
If you need some soothing comfort, click on Lynn's and CarrieLynne's names, read some of their posts.
For a great big belly laugh, scroll way down to Thursday morning for Catbat's youtube of
'Dominick the Donkey.'
Screamingly hilarious.
- Steph :-)
CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Good evening 🌠
Hope things are better on the blog 🤖

Well the shopping was
a bust 😟 felt ill so I went home 🚗....darn!
Well I did buy two things 😉🛍🤗

Feeling better 🤓now
Chicken Soup fixed
me 🍜🍪☕up.

Lynn feel better 💕
I agree what you said
on the blog Lynn.
The blog is more fun
if we all get along ✌

Good night 🌒
Things are always
better tomorrow 🦋
See you later🍭
Hope you feel better Friday CarrieLynn. Rest! Shopping isn't worth getting sick over
- Steph
Lynn CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
I'm doing okay. Take good care of yourself, Carrie!
Bill_K CarrieLynnCastro 5 months ago
Greetings, Carrie,

Hope you are getting to feeling better!
daleuhlmann 5 months ago
The recently banned blogger had deliberately posted STD jokes about two fellow bloggers, in retaliation for an earlier satirical joke from one of them about Captain Kirk, a pop cultural character--not the same thing! That was why he was sent to the corn field.🌽
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Bill_K Islander 5 months ago
Well, then, to put it into terms that a "Trekkie" would understand....Kirk "put the bag" on Krako and the Svenministator "put the bag" on NGMW!
PatS Islander 5 months ago
Where do I get the proper deck of cards for a fast game of Fizbin?
Catbat Bill_K 5 months ago
daleuhlmann Bill_K 5 months ago
Well-said, Bill!
Catbat 5 months ago
Finger ☝️ it out Y'all 👍Haha 😂
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