Ok, so here's the answer to the Route 66 quiz, and I'm sure it's nothing like what you had even considered.
I would have never noticed that, Neal! Wow, and it's so obvious!They forgot to add PART II to the episode title!!!
Taking screen captures is time consuming, and sometimes compulsively so, as you have also discovered. It can be a lot of work. I haven't done it yet, but I've always intended to upload mine to the episode pages on IMDB. It's a damn shame that some lovely and talented actresses haven't a single picture of themselves on there. Actors too, and some truly great episodes deserve a gallery contribution from fans.Btw when I screen capped S02E01 A Month of Sundays (Sep.22.1961) Anne Francis it was the most difficult one thus far. I became very emotional while doing it and ended up with 185 SCREEN CAPS!! I think I might need to cut that down. Another tremendous episode that requires a box of Kleenex at hand.
Even funnier is that it’s the very first thing I thought of since day one of viewing ‘Fly Away Home’. Had me wondering if it might have been the original intent to air it in a 2-hour time slot. Imagine during it's first-run the casual viewer tuning in and not even knowing there ever was a Part 1? There’s not even any recap in the beginning of Part II!I would have never noticed that, Neal! Wow, and it's so obvious!
Yes and this is all your fault!Taking screen captures is time consuming, and sometimes compulsively so, as you have also discovered. It can be a lot of work. I haven't done it yet, but I've always intended to upload mine to the episode pages on IMDB. It's a damn shame that some lovely and talented actresses haven't a single picture of themselves on there. Actors too, and some truly great episodes deserve a gallery contribution from fans.
I cannot believe both you and Marv have such vivid memories from when you were so young. What struck me more than anything was that I never realized the true beauty of Anne Francis as I was capturing angles and stills that exhibited her perfection as I’d never noticed before. You can rest assured with 185 caps you’ll see more than you want to see of Butte Montana and anything else from A Month of Sundays.I agree, A Month of Sundays is a powerfully memorable episode...Anne Francis is great, as is George Maharis...and once again, I love the time and place of my Route 66 time machine...the boom-town Anaconda open-pit mine at Butte Montana, summer 1961 (a very hot summer as I recall as a 5 year old)...that wonderfully evocative fairgrounds and carnival...Butte is only about a two and a half hour drive from where I live, and the closest that the Route 66 production road company ever came to my hometown...
Great. More examples for me to examine once I receive mine.BTW, I compared some more season two episodes from the Roxbury to the Shout sets from the respective disc one and have found that another essential episode, Birdcage on my Foot, (with Robert Duvall, Diana Millay and Mike Kellin and filmed in old Boston) looks darker and less appealing on the Shout set, being much nicer on the Roxbury edition. Although the difference is much less stark than the terrible degradation with season three's Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma? Now on to compare disc 6 of the season two Shout! set to Roxbury...when watching this series, it's a bit of a pain in needing to check which season two and three version looks the best before digging in...
Did you ever see Riverboat? You do the math. (If you haven't, don't!) Don’t get me started with ShoutFactory Randall. Too many fans here and their feathers will get ruffled. LOL.In an otherwise high quality set, why, oh why, did Shout! present seasons' two and three on only 6 discs each?!!! Not enough capacity for 6 episodes being loaded on 3 discs between seasons two (32 episodes) and season three (31 episodes)...their discs with 5 episodes don't appear to suffer compression degradation...but just add one more episode and something had to give, PQ wise...Roxbury did the right thing presenting those seasons on 8 discs each!
Well, we can dream can’t we? But there’s just as much chance of that as the guys compiling their BluRay wish lists.It's a pipedream, but wouldn't it be great to have Route 66 on Blu-Ray? New 4K scanned transfers for the whole series, finally giving us the first 12 or so episodes in restored glory! And commentaries by George Maharis would be great too...to hell with streaming, I'm only comfortable and at ease having this great stuff on disc and in my filthy paws!
Very cool Nelson, literally! Randall is an expert pointing out where R66 episodes are filmed.Neal, one of the images you posted had a building that caught my eye when I recently watched the episode, An Absence of Tears. I noticed in the shot of the Corvette parked on the side of the busy road, in the background was a building with the sign, Roller Bowl. I looked that up, it’s located on Sunset Blvd and was a large roller skating place. These episodes that take place in Los Angeles or major cities are cool to pick out landmarks.
Very cool Nelson, literally! Randall is an expert pointing out where R66 episodes are filmed.
On a sidenote I just noticed that you've been a member here since 1999. That is absolutely impressive. I'm guessing you're one of the original members?
That's almost so far back it's like another dimension!! I just checked the archive.org WaybackMachine and the first snapshot of this website was on November 11, 1998. So it had been around for only about a year prior to you joining. I'll call you the forum veteran now.I think when I joined the forum, it was running for some time. Not sure how long it had been around. I was at another Home Theater type forum and somehow was made aware of this forum before that other forum closed. Hard to believe I’ve been here that long. From the laserdisc days to the start of DVDs to Blu Ray.
I never thought of being a veteran here, but I guess I am.
Yes, Sir Veteran. But you don't own Mr. Novak: The Complete First Season? Great show and Jeanne Bal has a prominent role. It's currently out of stock at Amazon. I've noticed you consistently ask about Route 66 women who later became famous for their Star Trek roles. Here's a good article on Jeanne Bal.I never thought of being a veteran here, but I guess I am.
I’ve only seen Effigy in Snow once and forgot that Jeanne Bal was in it. Surprising as I only had seen her in Star Trek.