- May 14, 2004
I'm not particularly a fan of 1970s television (with precious few exceptions like the KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER tv series and the two powerhouse NIGHT STALKER made-for-television films) but over the weekend I picked up the recently released CBS Television-Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment THE HORROR AT 37,000 FEET (1973) at a reasonably ripe price (without any shipping charges) and while I wasn't especially bowled over by this stilted cliché-ridden effort (or disappointment) it isn't too often that one gets to see two (slightly worse-for-wear) aging 1960s SF tv series icons like Roy Thinnes (aka David Vincent on THE INVADERS) come face-to-face with William Shatner (aka Captain James T. Kirk on STAR TREK).
This got me to thinking as a possible follow-up (if they are indeed in the possession of CBS-Paramount) why not release two more 1970s genre made-for-television films THE LOVE WAR (1970) a homage-imitation of THE INVADERS (ABC 1967-68) and (the even better) SOLE SURVIVOR (1970) with William Shatner and Richard Basehart (aka Admiral Harriman Nelson on VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA) the latter somewhat derivative of THE TWILIGHT ZONE (CBS 1959-64) episode "King Nine Will Not Return" (30/09/1960)?
As a "bonus" I wish that the original tv promos could be included for these kind of releases.
How about it CBS-Paramount?!