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Blue Dogs    49

Hello everyone.

 

Who rememberd when Ch. 13 used to do the Saturday Night Movie back in the old days ? Here's clips of several promos from Saturday, January 10, 1987: ABC 13 Elements-1987

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7zlq0_ktrk-houston-abc13-elements-1987_shortfilms

 

Here's an Eyewitness News Update brief with Dave Ward on January 3, 1987 (subbed in for Van Hackett & Melanie Lawson)

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbqipj_ktrk-houston-13-ewn-update-1987-bra_news

 

 

 

 

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mollusk    1,678

MST3000!!!

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Specwriter    201

Remember Wierd and Late Wierd? Forgot if it was on Ch 13 or Ch 11 or what years it was broadcast.

 

My goodness! You must be as old as I am.  :) I don't remember which channel it was on either but there were only 3 or 4 at the time.

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Blue Dogs    49

I also remembered that Ch. 13 used to have the "Late, Late Show" , showing old and new movies back in the mid 80s.

In 1981, they had the "All Night Movies": there was a video on YouTube about it from that year, but it's not on there now for some reason.

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Blue Dogs    49

Mollusk, Ch. 13 used to air "Dirty Harry" in their Late Late Show back in 1982.

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mollusk    1,678

Oh, yes.  That movie taught me to be cautious whenever I started feeling lucky.

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Blue Dogs    49

Particularly, the gory Strange Invaders movie: where you frequently see people taking off their masks in the movie.

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Purpledevil    283

I remember one movie in particular from 13's late Saturday night showing. I don't know the name of it, and haven't seen the movie since then, but it had two brothers involved, the bad brother was killed, so they sewed his head on the good brother's shoulder, which gave the bad brother partial control over the host body, and resulted in a two-headed guy running around killing people. I wish I could remember the name of it, the movie had 70s horror written all over it, lol.

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mollusk    1,678

IIRC, they also showed The Thief Who Came To Dinner - with all its panoramic shots of downtown sky where buildings would be ten years later - with distressing regularity.

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Blue Dogs    49

Anyone remembered The Alamo movie starring John Wayne ?

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Fringe    327

I not only remember the movie I once visited the original movie location in Brackettville. I don't think it's around any more. 

 

Anyone remembered The Alamo movie starring John Wayne ?

 

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mollusk    1,678

The Thief Who Came To Dinner was pretty cheesy (Ryan O'Neill probably wants to forget he was in it), Captain Harold is one of the few things I remember from that general period of time ( :ph34r: ), and we once actually had a family vacation to Alamo Village waaaaaay back when, before the Tourist Attraction that was supposed to be generated by the movie set promptly went broke.  Since we were a bunch of boy kids, we had a ton of fun re enacting what we imagined the war to have been, in between being bounced around the mesquites in a Jeep that was old even then.

 

Veering sorta back onto topic, who remembers that other Channel 13 movie fest, Dialing For Dollars?  

 

In the days before call waiting, any time they used the first few digits of our phone number a small riot would break out if Mom was at the kitchen sink, yakking away with the next door neighbor at her kitchen sink across the driveways.

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Blue Dogs    49

Mollusk, here's one of Ch. 13's Saturday Night Movie videos from December 1, 1984:

 

 

 

 

 

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mollusk    1,678

^  Egad.  Was that really 30 years ago?

 

very brief clip:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJtEVXKl1yU

 

Cadet Don was always clean shaven when I watched him before going to school.  The closing shot of him peeling out onto Bissonnet in his Corvette undoubtedly inspired an entire generation of Houston drivers.

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