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The Power is a 1968 science fiction drama based on a novel by the same name. The film stars George Hamilton as Professor Jim Tanner and Suanne Pleshette as Professor Margery Lansing. The Power was produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and made at MGM studios. The movie is based on a 1956 novel written by Frank M. Roberson, and is a sci-fi/mystery drama that centers around two men with psi powers.
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The 'Gone' Podcast
The Gone Podcast is a weekly podcast produced by Parcast Network which is a part of Cutler Media. The podcast is uploaded to the feed every Monday with hosts Molly Brandenburg and Richard Rossner. Each show is about 50 minutes in length and is a single topic show. The subject matter for each podcast ranges from ancient civilizations, individuals who vanished without a trace and missing priceless artifacts.
'Magnus the Robot Fighter'
Magnus the Robot Fighter 4000 AD was a Gold Key comic published between 1963 and 1977. It was written and drawn by Russ Manning during its first run with Gold Key comics. In later years, the series would be picked up by other publishers. In this post I plan to focus on the Gold Key years only. I am not acquainted with the other issues.
The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor
Doctor Spektor is a fictional character that first debuted in Mystery Comics Digest #5 published in July of 1972. Later he would appear in his own comic series The Occult Files of Doctor Spektor which ran from May 1973 to February 1977. The series was published by Gold Key comics which was a division of Western Publishing. Doctor Spektor was written and created by Donald F Glut along with artist Dan Spegal who drew the images. The series consisted of some 25 issues with the last one being a reprint of the first one. The comic was published bi-monthly during its run.
The 'Unexplained Mysteries' Podcast
The Unexplained Mysteries podcast is a weekly podcast devoted to answering the questions of some of the most intriguing mysteries of our time. The series' stories range from ancient times to the modern era—everything from UFOs, vampires, The Bermuda Triangle, and other related phenomena. However, the series does investigate other topics other than the paranormal; archeology and medical science mysteries are discussed as well, while some shows are devoted to missing persons and unexplained deaths.
The Old Time Radio Revival of the 70s
During the 1970s, there had been a renewed interest in radio dramas that were a result of nostalgia that occurred after the release of the movie American Graffiti in 1974. The movie depicted the life of teenagers in 1950s America and was directed by George Lucas. With this in mind, Hyman Brown, a producer himself, decided to pitch an idea to CBS Radio. Brown had produced radio dramas during radio's golden era and decided that a new generation of listener might tune in. He drew from his experience from shows such as The Inner Sanctum Mysteries and The Adventures of Nero Wolfe. Therefore he created The CBS Radio Mystery Theater, a nightly radio drama that ranged from supernatural horror to science fiction stories in light of his past productions. There were also other producers who wanted to try their luck at making radio dramas. While CBSRMT was the heavy hitter of revived dramas, there were two shorter-lived series which will be discussed in this post.
'The Disappearance of Flight 412'
The Disappearance of Flight 412 is a made-for-TV movie first broadcasted on NBC during 1974. The film is about the crew of a U.S. Air Force radar test craft sighting a UFO and then undergoing an intense interrogation. The pilot is instructed by an authority higher than his commanding officer to land his aircraft at a remote airstrip then await orders. This command was given after one of the crewmen reports mysterious objects on the radar screen. Once the pilot lands the aircraft as instructed, he is met with some unknown government officials who question the entire crew about what they saw. The movie stars David Soul as Captain Bishop, Glen Ford as Col. Moore, and Guy Stockwell as Lt. Col Trottman. The production was filmed at both Oxnard and Edwards Air Force bases. The running time is 72 minutes and was shot in color with some Black and White stock footage.