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    Route 66

    Beautiful tribute to Michael Parks with some spectacular screen caps, Neal! You should perhaps upload some of these great caps to the appropriate IMDB pages. I've done it myself and have found it relatively easy, with their curators approving them within 16 hours or so. There's some work...
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    Great captures, Neal! I'm quite happy with my DVDs, and thanks to your recounting of just what's in that single episode Blu-ray, I won't be getting it just for the bonus clips of Vampira scary movie intros (Las Vegas station?). Thanks to your rip of those clips and posting them here, it was...
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    Neal, thank you for this! I've never heard of Retromedia either, but I perused their site (full of eye-popping soft core cheesecake and genre horror, a pretty extensive catalogue), and I see they've released a Blu-ray of the 1977 movie Snowbeast, with Clint Walker, Yvette Mimieux and Bo Svenson...
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    Neal, thank you for these comparative video clips, a project that obviously involved a lot of hard work by yourself! Of those episodes you featured here, I think for some the Roxbury set has the best PQ and contrast. For others, there's no critical difference that might ruin anybody's viewing...
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    Very nice tribute, Neal! This fantastic episode just goes to show how ambitious Route 66 could be! How they could mount such a complex shoot (just imagine the amount of pre-production that went into this beforehand) and still make production and airtime deadlines, producing another 31 hour long...
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    Wow, Neal, that's just an amazing music video/concept piece done by fans of the show! Beautifully edited and paced, tying a lot of the Lincoln Case back story saga together in vignettes from S3 and S4 episodes, bridging with powerfully graphic Vietnam War photos makes it even more powerful. Good...
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    To me, there's a lot to like about Narcissus on an Old Red Fire Engine (beautifully captured in your screen caps and video segments, Neal!)...first and foremost, with Anne Helm herself in her third Route 66 appearance. She's physically beautiful of course, but as the latest in a succession of...
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    Route 66

    Yes, great job on capturing the kinetic energy of the fight scenes, Neal! Directed by James Sheldon, it is a pretty good episode despite the detractions you and Jeff have rightly cited. I'm sorry, but I can never quite accept Glen Corbett as a 'replacement' for George Maharis. I would have...
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    Route 66

    Wonderful screen caps Neal! Did you take those captures from A Covenant With Death from a DVD rip somewhere available online? (it was released by Warner Archive about 7 years ago)...I still have my DVR recording from a TCM broadcast last summer...yes, good ol' George Maharis was to be envied...
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    Route 66

    Yes, Neal, I thought it was bad enough that a stringent Route 66 fan needed to retain all of the various Roxbury DVD releases in addition to Shout's in order to have the single best presentation of any particular episode...but then I also discovered that is also the case with Naked City...
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    Route 66

    Neal, I took some screen caps of your classic TV girlfriend and favorite Route 66 guest star Laura Devon from my R2 DVD set of Alfred Hitchcock Hour...Laura in season one's Death And The Joyful Woman (April 12, 1963)...Gilbert Roland, Laraine Day, Tom Lowell (Combat!), Don Galloway (Ironside)...
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    Route 66

    Neal, did you find A Covenant With Death on your TCM recording last night? I recorded A Covenant With Death as scheduled here. And it is the newer remastering in WS Cinemascope at 2.35 aspect ratio, brilliant colors and filmed spectacularly in the old Santa Fe New Mexico area. It's available on...
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    Oh, that's too bad Neal! I've struggled to understand which TCM feed I have here, I think that TCM has two continental feeds, East and West, with identical programming most of the time. I compared your schedule with mine, and the ONLY difference for today was The Badlanders being slotted in...
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    TCM is airing the 1967 feature film A Covenant With Death tonight. (I'm in Mountain, where it airs at 8PM, so it must be 10PM Eastern) Starring George Maharis, Laura Devon, Katy Jurado, Earl Holliman, Arthur O'Connell, Sidney Blackmer, Gene Hackman, John Anderson, Whit Bissell, Kent Smith, Paul...
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    Neal, that's some great stuff right there! Until you started making these posts, in this thread and others, I had no idea that there was such a wealth of great and varied TV shows now available on Youtube (and Dailymotion). It's always a treat to see Milner and Maharis in other settings. Too...
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    I copied it from your own screencap and pasted it here for my post Neal! One Tiger to a Hill is a terrific episode, and I always remember the Major Hoople Boarding House sign...I'd love to know the backstory about how it came to be used at the Astoria house, and if in fact it was an operating...
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    Man, I love that sign (I hope it has somehow been saved)...and I loved the syndicated comic strip Our Boarding House that ran for years in a couple hundred newspapers, my hometown included, from 1921-1984...Harrrumph! Starting in 1943 there was even a run of comic books... Apparently...
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    Neal, you mind reader you! You won't be surprised that I'm a big fan of lovely Laura Devon's work...as Neal and Jeff have referenced, we're blessed to have most of her appearances on DVD. And a few more on Youtube and accessible on 'boots' also...Even though her Coronet Blue episode is listed...
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    Neal, when Route 66 did such a high concept episode like The Mud Nest, it was just so indicative of the high regard and affection that Herbert B. Leonard, Stirling Silliphant, Sam Manners, Howard Rodman and James Sheldon held for George Maharis (and his family in this unique episode!), and...
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    Man, Susan Oliver was never more beautiful than she was here. Her troubled character in Between Hello and Goodbye really sticks with you. I don't know how Tod (or Buzz) could ever recover from the emotional torment that some of the girls of Route 66 could unintentionally inflict on these guys. I...
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    Route 66

    Even though Image/RLJ (same ownership) released ALL of the DVD releases of Naked City between 2002 and 2013, and you would think that each and every copy of a particular episode on DVD would be derived from the same (not multiple!) film source, that too is not the case! G' Damn them to hell, ha...
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    Well, Neal, I'd enjoy that plate of beans n' franks a lot more than watching There I Am-There I Always Am on the Shout! Factory DVD set...as your screencaps reveal, a seriously lesser PQ than that ESSENTIAL episode deserves...that video file resides on one of Shout's dreaded 6 episode discs, but...
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    The Route 66 production company on location under the direction of future Oscar winner (and fellow Albertan from Canada) Arthur Hiller...at Lake Havasu, Arizona, during filming of Go Read the River in February 1962...the episode first aired about a month later (Mar. 16, 1962), as the show was...
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    Route 66

    It's been reported that actor Alex Cord has passed away at age 88. He appeared in five episodes of Route 66 under his real name of Alex Viespi...season three's But What do you do in March?, season four's Come Out Come Out Wherever You Are, A Cage in Search of a Bird, and the series' ending two...
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    Route 66

    Well, I played both the Shout! and Roxbury discs in two of my players, with Kiss The Maiden, All Forlorn synchronized as to running time and toggled my source back and forth on the same 55" LED HDTV to compare...despite this episode being on one of the five episode discs, the Shout! transfer of...
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    Thank you also for your hard work here...Neal, those guys (Rick Daily and his fellow contributors) really put a lot of hard work into http://ohio66.com/, and we are the beneficiaries of that. Anybody who would research a 'making of' book on the history of Route 66 would find it invaluable. This...
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    The night that Route 66's Burning For Burning first aired (December 29, 1961), Rawhide was once again pre-empted, but Twilight Zone aired A Quality of Mercy, the Dean Stockwell/Albert Salmi/Jerry Fujikawa/ Dale Ishimoto fantasy tale of ironic turnabout set in the desperate combat of the 1945...
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    An 2020 article looking back on when the Route 66 road company arrived in Philadelphia to film And the Cat Jumped Over the Moon and The Thin White Line...the road company arrived in late October 1961...with about 5 weeks to airtime on CBS for both episodes! There's a nice newspaper article from...
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    Route 66

    Thank you Alan! Much appreciated my friend! And I think your observations are spot-on. We're also glad that you emerged from your lurking stealth-mode into becoming a highly valued and positive member here with your highly valued posts! Yes, it's a shame that we only have season one of The...
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    Looking forward to it! I have Inger Stevens in an episode of Follow the Sun, the Roy Huggins produced 20th Century Fox adventure TV series for 1961-62, starring Gary Lockwood, Barry Coe, Brett Halsey (and luscious GiGi Perreau!)...Inger must have filmed her episode for Follow the Sun, The Girl...
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