My thanks to all who attended the March 11th showing of the Route 66 episode "A Fury Slinging Flame", which guest-starred Leslie Nielsen. It was a lot of fun for me and I hope for you as well. (And as for that particular TV series that some of you asked about going to DVD anytime soon, alas, it doesn't seem to be in the cards, according to this link.) Our next program, spotlighting Get Smart, will be on April 16th at 7:30 pm. For more information, go here.
By the way, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal linked by the Cinema Retro website, Get Smart and other old TV shows (like The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) that have been released in their complete runs are selling very well. You can read their take and go to the article they've linked to here. Interesting stuff, especially in regard to shows now streaming online at sites like Hulu.
Finally, on a slightly unrelated note, fans of another classic/cult TV series, Star Trek, probably already know about this recent event. But for those who haven't, Harlan Ellison, who wrote the 1967 ST episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" is suing over unpaid royalities and other matters regarding that episode. You can read his official statement on the case here. (And you can watch the episode in question here at CBS.com.)
Comments on these and other Classic and Cult Television items are welcome.
(The first season of Route 66 is now available on DVD from Greenwich Library. Go here to reserve it.)