Wind Up 2019 with 20,000- "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", That Is- Tonight!

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Our final show of 2019 starts out in the winter-like wonderland of the frozen north- where a not-so-wonderful atomic blast releases a different kind of visitor from the North Pole than we had a few days ago- a prehistoric creature! Ray Harryhausen’s stop- motion artistry brings mankind face to face with the “Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”!

This 1953 film begins with an experimental crew up near the Arctic Circle, ready to check on the results of a nuclear bomb test. Near ground zero after the blast, two of the men see what looks like a dinosaur lumbering through the snow! The movement of this mysterious beast causes an avalanche- from which there is only one survivor!

Hospitalized and returned to civilization, that single survivor, Prof. Tom Nesbitt, finds that no one will believe that what he saw was not a hallucination- and that a real creature exists. Before long, some unexplained attacks seem to provide proof that what he saw does exist- and he finds some support from a young female assistant to an expert in prehistoric history. They are determined to show the world that something is out there-and, after corroborating the story with a survivor of a mystery attack by the same beast, Tom finally gets the military and even expert Prof. Elson to join him in the search for what they believe is a rhedosaurus- a beast long thought to be extinct!

Their search for the creature not only brings a definite sighting, but more tragedy attributed to it. Things get even more frightening when the prehistoric monster attacks a major city – with even more deadly unexpected effects beyond the destruction!

This film features the amazing stop-motion work that Harryhausen is famous for, and utilized some new techniques he created to have the monster inserted into live footage.  One of the most memorable scenes involves a policeman confronting the creature! We’ll tell you about the actors, as well as about the production, thanks to information from Roy P. Webber, author of “The Dinosaur Films of Ray Harryhausen”. And, as usual, there’s a song and Sven shtick a plenty to wind up 2019!

“Beast from 20,000 Fathoms” arises tonight on MeTV at 8pm eastern/pacific, 7 pm central- if you don’t know the time and channel in your area, please check your local listings or at . MeTV invites you to join the many viewers who live- Tweet during the show on Twitter, using the hashtag #svengoolie - make SURE you add that hashtag to your posts! That’s what has us trending among the top subjects being tweeted about during the show. Chicago area viewers get an encore of the Lon Chaney Jr. classic “Wolf Man”- at 11 am this morning on the U.

Tune in to MeTV tonight for incredible Harryhausen effects that will astound you- and best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful  2020!

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MADave 14 months ago
Almost an hour until the first new blog of 2020 gee I hope that's my eyesight? Oh darn it's not oh well!
CarrieLynnCastro 14 months ago
Catbat blogged a message earlier not
sure if you saw it.

So sorry for the loss of
your grandmother ❤
May she rest in peace
MADave 14 months ago
Not sure if I've ever seen tomorrow night's movie but I'm sure IT will take me to their leader (see what I did there?)
Berwyn1979 14 months ago
CATBAT: Hope this cheers you up. From Berwyn.
P.S Sorry if my earlier massage had some spelling problems. I wrote it in a hurry because I was holding everyone up for dinner.
Yvette 14 months ago
Oh Catbat - I’m so sorry about your mom, I didn’t know. Of course my prayers are with you and your family. 💕
Catbat 14 months ago
Thank you gang for the condolences. Today is laughter and tears. And the only thing I want to do is hug my Mom. Which for the first time in my life I can't.
DrClayton Catbat 14 months ago
Just saw... I'm very sorry.

Sincere condolences and best wishes,

JournalJeff2 Catbat 14 months ago
So very sorry about your Grandma!
The1Butler Catbat 14 months ago
She was THAT close to the smuckers jar ! Sorry for your loss catbat .
MADave Catbat 14 months ago
Cyber hugs coming your way Catbat
Berwyn1979 14 months ago
Hey gang, just dropped in to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you when ever I can. PEACE AND LOVE!
Catbat 14 months ago
Mary Louise Swanson
Berwyn1979 Catbat 14 months ago
Just heard today about her passing. It is sad to here. May she rest in peace.
Catbat Berwyn1979 14 months ago
Thank you
MadameYes Catbat 14 months ago
Such a beautiful lady...
CarrieLynnCastro 14 months ago
Good morning ❄
Happy Friday 👻
have a great day!

Looking forward to
Sven 🎩📺🍿for our
first show of 2020🎉

On Saturday our 💖grandchildren are
going home up North from us 🌉🚗...🏡

They had a wonderful
Christmas 🎄with all our families 🙋‍♂️👩‍⚕️🙋‍♀️

The kids have had 💔
rough times these past
3 years we are happy
to say they will get down here more often
💓 we have made a difference in there
lives they are great
kids Catbat knows
them ...for what they have been through
they are shining little stars 🌠

They really like watching
Sven and the movies and wanted to know what happened no
color in the movie 😄
They like it ...just like grams🍿👦👧👩‍⚕️🍿

Were off too the movies
early 11:00am 🎬
The kids were so sick
with colds 🤧🤒 and
Chris and Jess except
me 🤞they had it bad!
Everyone doing better
so it's time for some

Have a nice day 🌈
Love 🍃🌸🍃 Peace
It's 2020 a new day
and time 🐝
See you later 👻

CarrieLynnCastro 14 months ago
🥀 Catbat I'm so sorry
about your grandma.
I know she was so important in your life
💝 Take care thinking
about you 🥀
Catbat 14 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve All!
Some sad news to pass on to y'all. My Grandma passed away last night. She was 99 October 5.She has a great granddaughter she will not get to see next month. She was the bestest Grandma ever. She was trying for the Smuckers jar. Well that's life.
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MadameYes Catbat 14 months ago
Oh, Catbat, I'm so sorry for your loss...losing a beloved Grandma really hurts. My heart goes out to you and your family. 💐
Carl_N_Brown Catbat 14 months ago
I am so sorry to read of your grandmother's passing.
Lynn Catbat 14 months ago
Catbat, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending good vibes to you at this difficult time.
PatS Catbat 14 months ago
I remember the zany things you posted about your Grandma. Clearly she helped make you what you are. Hang on to those memories, even through the hurt. We're here for you. "Lu."
JournalJeff2 14 months ago
Happy Friday!
Have a Great Day & Take Care!!
daleuhlmann 14 months ago
Today's MATLOCK episode, "The Affair," was directed by "John L. Moxey" (John Llewellyn Moxey). As "John Moxey," he directed the 1960 British chiller HORROR HOTEL (starring Christopher Lee), and, years later, a similar tale of New England witchcraft, the 1970 Made for TV movie called CROWHAVEN FARM, starring Hope Lange. He directed scores of British and American TV show episodes, as well as the CHARLIE'S ANGELS pilot.

1MikeM daleuhlmann 14 months ago
Thanks Dale. Moxey also directed that cool ABC tv-movie THE NIGHT STALKER (1971) The one with the vampire in Las Vegas.....and of course newspaper reporter Carl Kolchak.
daleuhlmann 1MikeM 14 months ago
Yes, that's true--good catch!
daleuhlmann 14 months ago
Good Svengoolie Saturday Eve, group! This morning's PERRY MASON features a bevy of familiar genre faces. They are (drum roll, please: Gloria Talbott (DAUGHTER OF DR. JEKYLL, THE CYCLOPS, I MARRIED A MONSTER FROM OUTER SPACE, THE LEECH WOMAN), Gerald Mohr (THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL, TERROR IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE, THE ANGRY RED PLANET), George Macready (THE SOUL OF A MONSTER, THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE), Elaine Devry (THE BOY WHO CRIED WEREWOLF), and Billy Hallop (one of the original Dead End Kids). A little trivia note: both Macready and Mohr were in the Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford classic GILDA.
daDoctah daleuhlmann 14 months ago
Wasn't Mohr also the guest star of that LIS episode where Dr Smith thinks he's gone to hell?
daleuhlmann daDoctah 14 months ago
Yes, he played the alien Morbus, whom Smith mistook for the Devil.
MADave 14 months ago
MeTV never shows the color episodes of THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW I wonder why? Is it because they have no permission or rights to show them or do fans just like the B&W episodes?
Berwyn1979 MADave 14 months ago
Because a lot of fans really don't like the show in color. They say it "lost it's magic when it went to color."
MADave Berwyn1979 14 months ago
Did you hear that somewhere?
MADave 14 months ago
Wow no posts since CarrieLynnCastro is everyone over tired from New Year's?
Lynn MADave 14 months ago
Or possibly just taking a deep breath and appreciating the new year?
MADave Lynn 14 months ago
Hi Lynn glad somebody's here besides me!
Lynn MADave 14 months ago
You bet, Dave! Take care.
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