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How’s this for your Theo Tuesday? We FINALLY get the news we have been waiting for, Golden Boy is finally coming to DVD!

The Warner Archive has announced that next week, on August 5th, they will release Golden Boy – The Complete Serieson DVD. The 2013 show ran on CBS for 13 episodes before being cancelled, and now the studio will put out the entire show’s run as a manufacture on demand title a…

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Posted on Tuesday, July 29th 2014

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Forgotten TV: Korg 70,000 BC (Warner Archive)

This show about the deep, dark times before any real recorded history was aired in the dead, dark times of Saturday morning television, full of non-ironic weirdness and delights, the early 1970s. This was my era of kids’ shows, and the one thing that fasciantes me more than the shows I did watch and enjoy are the ones that I chose to not watch, but might have enjoyed if I could.

For years, Korg 70,000 BC was unavailable in any form, other than memory, of which I had none. Didn’t watch it. I watched the other prehistoric-related shows of the time — the brilliant Land of the Lost and the standard Valley of the Dinosaurs — but Korg is a different animal from those, and I feel I really missed something.

Remember Walking With Cavemen? Korg is like a 1970s, Saturday morning version of that, with less goofiness than that implies, though only sort of, and it is available as a two-DVD set now. 

The plots revolve around a family of Neanderthals and their day to day plights. Korg (Jim Malinda) is the dad and leader. Korg has a brother, Bok (Bill Ewing), a wife (Naomi Pollack) two sons - older Tane (Christopher Man) and younger Tor (Charles Morteo) - and one daughter, Ree (Janelle Pransky). Any given episode might deal with the family having a particularly difficult hunt or encountering an earthquake or a draught that requires them to travel around or, always the best ones, encountering other Neanderthal families, particularly the Hill People. 

Each episode is narrated by Burgess Meredith, to give it a documentary feel. Yes, the Neanderthals do speak English. No, this doesn’t bother me in the slightest, as I loved the first Doctor Who serial ever, what I thought was a pretty tense caveman political drama.

The end credits list several scientific consultants at the end, including one from the American Museum of Natural History and another from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, plus several more. The thing is, our understanding of Neanderthal life has improved dramatically since 1974, and that’s really just the first problem here. I’m really inclined to forgive the show any scientific problems, though, because it seems so sincere, and if you know enough about Saturday morning television at the time, you know they could be commended for trying something a little different.

And it had some real names working on it. It’s a Hanna Barbera production, for one. Series creator and writer Fred Frieberger worked on Star Trek and Space: 1999, among other shows. Frequent episode director Christian Nyby is best known for 1951’s The Thing From Another World, as well as tons of TV shows, though I can’t claim any of his work on Korg is anywhere near the level of that movie.

The problem is that despite the apparent sincerety, Korg’s world is one filled with puppet spiders and floppy deer carcasses and a particularly energetic guy in a bear suit. It’s filled with lethargic lions and boulders that are easy to lift over your head. Korg’s world is one with surfer dude Neanderthals. 

Really, surfer dude Neanderthals. 

That’s a particularly thrilling episode, when the Korg family makes their way to the ocean - they don’t like it because it moves and you can’t drink it and they are convinced it is a living thing. Each Neanderthal character is suited with appropriate prosthetics on the forehead and teeth, but the surfer dude Neanderthal, who gets out on the ocean with a flotation device apparently fashioned out of seaweed, has gleaming, white, perfect surfer dude teeth, and a toned body with hardly any hair on it.

Not that all of the Neanderthals are hairy in this. Actually the most hairy ones are the old guys who play guest roles, and seem like they were either grabbed off skid row or pulled from the Old Actor’s Rest Home. 

It’s hard for me to recommend Korg to anyone but the most curious. It might function as something to chuckle at for a few episodes, but it’s hard to imagine someone sticking with it through all 16 episodes just for that. And the curious might find themselves sitting for one episode, just for historical observence or something.

And yet. 

I liked Korg 70,000. It entertained me. I was glad I sat through all the episodes. I liked its cheesiness mixed with the lovely ‘70s gentleness that preached understanding and sustainability and warned against allowing supernatural superstitions - that is, religion - take precedence in your life over logic. So maybe it speaks to the nine-year-old in me that still sits in front of the 1973 Saturday morning TV line-up, pretty excited. As I said, it’s the relic of another era, and not the one the show highlights, and that’s good enough for me.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 29th 2014

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If you #FindWAC you get some swag! Currently by the Freebie Table (pictured) as of Thurs. 12:16 pm. Will be updating post

#FindWAC indigo ballroom watching George RR in 4th row from back. Find Dan with our suitcase and get a DVD: http://t.co/3W37eWt70H

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If you #FindWAC you get some swag! Currently by the Freebie Table (pictured) as of Thurs. 12:16 pm. Will be updating post

#FindWAC indigo ballroom watching George RR in 4th row from back. Find Dan with our suitcase and get a DVD: http://t.co/3W37eWt70H

Posted on Thursday, July 24th 2014

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JUST ANNOUNCED! SDCC ANIME FEST MARINE BOY SCREENINGS:

Friday July 25, 2014 10:25 - 10:50am  Marriott Marquis & Marina Hall 6
Marine Boy “Showdown at Sea”

Watch the original “American anime” 1966 classic! Produced in Japan but intended for US audiences, Marine Boy was one of the first color cartoons to come from Japan, soon to be sharing syndicated screen space with the likes of Kimba the White Lion and Speed Racer (with whom it shares a number of voice actors). Teenage Marine Boy battles evil on and under the seas on behalf of the Ocean Patrol – aided by the amazing inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner, the brilliant Professor Fumble, his white dolphin Splasher and young mermaid Neptina. Break out your Oxy-Gum and get ready to dive into the amazing aquatic animated adventures.

Sunday, July 27 • 10:25 - 10:50am  Marriott Marquis & Marina Hall 6
Marine Boy “Ghost of Destruction”

Miss Marine Boy on Friday? Or do you need another underwater fix? Catch a totally new episode right here! And fear not — three whole seasons of  are now available on DVD and streaming soon on Warner Archive Instant.

Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

Warner Archive ComicCon 2014 Schedule

Headed down to San Diego next week? So are we! Join us for two panels, two co-sponsored parties, and a hunt for free stuff!

FIND US AND GET ALL KINDS OF STUFF:

If you’re down in San Diego, be sure to tune into TwitterFacebook and/or Tumblrto #FindWAC - because we want to meet YOU and give you all kinds of posters/DVDs/postcards we’ve collected as our way of thanking you for simply paying attention to what we’re doing. At different times throughout the convention, we’ll let you know where we are - and it’s up to you to find us!

SEE US AT WARNER ARCHIVE SDCC PANELS:

Warner Archive presents Trailers From Hell Live - Saturday, July 26 1:00pm in Room 25ABC. Join us and the gurus of Joe Dante’s fabulous Trailers from Hell as we dissect classic cult, sci-fi and horror trailers followed by previews of some of our upcoming releases. Guests include Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence), Golden Globe Award-winning producer/writer Larry Karaszewski (Ed Wood, The People vs. Larry Flynt) and director/writer Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator).

A Batman for All Seasons - Sunday, July 27 at noon in Room 7AB. We join respected producer/author Michael Uslan, producer James Tucker, producer/director Brandon Vietti, writer/producer Greg Weisman and some surprise guests as we examine Batman iterations and oddities throughout history. Attendees will be privy to a very special announcement that will excite fans both “Young” and old.

MEET US AT PARTIES:

Wednesday July 23 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Henry’s Pub
Enchantment Under The SDCC 2014 
The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog’s “Enchantment Under The SDCC” reader party is back for another year at Henry’s Pub in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. We’re going to be there giving away some swag along with Boom Studios and more. If you’re down in San Diego on preview night, we’d love to see you!

Thursday July 24 @ 8:00 PM at Dublin Square
Film/TV Podcast Meet-up! 
Come and meet a bunch of film/tv podcasters and fans in a ye ole Irish setting in the Gaslamp including WARNER ARCHIVE, BATTLESHIP PRETENSION, CRITERIONCAST, THE TELEVERSE, OUT NOW, SCREAMCAST and MORE THAN ONE LESSON. The later the night gets, the more bizarre the conversation — so come on down!

And we’re free on Friday and Saturday, so if you have an exclusive party or event you can always invite us - we promise not to mess up the carpet like last year. We swear.

ANIME FEST MARINE BOY SCREENINGS:

Friday July 25, 2014 10:25 - 10:50am  Marriott Marquis & Marina Hall 6
Marine Boy “Showdown at Sea”

Watch the original “American anime” 1966 classic! Produced in Japan but intended for US audiences, Marine Boy was one of the first color cartoons to come from Japan, soon to be sharing syndicated screen space with the likes of Kimba the White Lion and Speed Racer (with whom it shares a number of voice actors). Teenage Marine Boy battles evil on and under the seas on behalf of the Ocean Patrol – aided by the amazing inventions of his father, Dr. Mariner, the brilliant Professor Fumble, his white dolphin Splasher and young mermaid Neptina. Break out your Oxy-Gum and get ready to dive into the amazing aquatic animated adventures.

Sunday, July 27 • 10:25 - 10:50am  Marriott Marquis & Marina Hall 6
Marine Boy “Ghost of Destruction”

Miss Marine Boy on Friday? Or do you need another underwater fix? Catch a totally new episode right here! And fear not — three whole seasons of  are now available on DVD and streaming soon on Warner Archive Instant.

ASSORTED WARNER ARCHIVE PAL’S PANELS (WE’LL BE AT):

Thursday July 24 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm in Room 25ABC 
Childrens Hospital Special Video Presentation and Q&A 

Adult Swim’s two-time Emmy-winning live-action comedy and star Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart)returns to Comic-Con for a fifth year of medically accurate fun. (Look for Season 5 on DVD!)

Friday, July 25 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm in Room 8
Your Opinions Sucks: Rotten Tomatoes Critics vs. Fans

Face off with critics including Alonso Duralde (TheWrap), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood) and editor-in-chief Matt Atchity and his editorial team with your “Personal Tomatometer Paddle” to dis/agree with them!

Friday, July 25 • 8:15pm - 9:15pm Room 6BCF
Worst Cartoons Ever!

For the 10th year, Jerry Beck (Cartoon Research) presents a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made!

You have a panel? If we have the time, send us an invite ‘cause we’d love to see what you’re doing…

Hope to see you all there!

Posted on Monday, July 21st 2014