Monday, March 23, 2015

Special Delivery – Dinosaur! Hosted by Christopher Reeve


Who doesn't love dinosaurs? With the original Jurassic Park trilogy becoming an instant classic with the fourth film in the series set to come out on June 12th, 2015 we just can’t seem to get enough of these creatures!

This classic documentary is hosted by Christopher Reeve and gives us an in depth look at these amazing animals. I have to admit, I only vaguely remembered watching this in the 80’s so when I found this Special Delivery on YouTube I was delighted to catch up on television history. I enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too.



Dinosaur! Hosted by Christopher Reeve





Saturday, March 21, 2015

Classic Nick Rocks Special Addition – The 50’s in the 80’s!

For this week’s Classic Nick Rocks I’ve decided to go back to the 50’s with one of my favorite groups, SHA NA NA!!! 











Bowzer – 16 Tons



Chico – Little Girl Of Mine



Dirty Dan – Quarter To Three



Denny – Twistin’ The Night Away



Donny – Young Love



Ginger – Ten Cats Down



Jocko – Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes



Johnny – Sea Cruise
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKD7oabp5-c



Lenny – Mr. Bass Man



Screamin’ Scott – Splish Splash



Santini – She’s the Kind of Girl You Can’t Forget



Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Classic Nick Rocks

As promised, here is your Classic Nick Rocks line-up for today.


Donny Osmand – Soldier of Love




Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You




I've loved this song since it came out in '83 but this is the first time I've seen the video.

Paul Young – Love Of A Common People




Cory Hart – I Wear My Sunglasses At Night




Billy Idol – Mony Mony




Saturday, March 14, 2015

A Quick Note

Hey guys, I've been sick for three days now so IF I get the chance I'll post Classic Nick Rocks tomorrow. If not I will *try* to remember them on Wednesday.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Special Delivery - Clever Jack

Hey Guys,
 
I didn’t forget about the Special Delivery yesterday I just didn't have a chance to post it b/c I’ve been busy with my sister’s wedding. She got married on Saturday and by Sunday I was so tired I almost fell asleep in church. So without further adieu here is your Special Delivery – Clever Jack!


Clever Jack

 ****For some reason I can't get the video to post here but please follow the link to watch this delightful musical. And here's a tip; pay special attention to the giant. His name is listed in the cast below. You will know who it is because he is the only cast member to have his own Wikipedia page!***

 

Clever Jack – 1985

PLOT – A high-energy magical musical version of the classic children's story "Jack and the Beanstalk". Hosted by Lucie Arnaz and starring the critically acclaimed First All Children's Theatre. Clever Jack includes a cast of more than 30 singing and dancing gifted young performers who will win the hearts of every family.

TV critic Kay Garbella of the New York Daily News said of Clever Jack, “It’s a romp. Youngsters will love it.” Host Lucie Arnaz, introducing the show, calls Clever Jack “a very modern, very funny version of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk.’ Fe Fi Fo Fum.” And Clever Jack has been recommended for viewing by the National Education Association.

The First All Children’s Theater was the first children’s theater to ever receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. As Lucie Arnaz says, the First All Children’s Theater is “exciting” and “exhilarating” and “a very special place,” Clever Jack will find its own very special place in the hearts and minds of children and their parents everywhere.


Ó 1985 Cel Communications. INC.
Swire Magnetics Company
Gardena, CA 90248
UPC: (0)2078840024
Encore Video



CAST (in alphabetical order)

Jack Adolfi
Finesse Banks
Teddy Bishop
Juliette Brown
Kim Brown
Nzingha Clarke
Cathy Curtin
Samantha Defiris
Nicole Dittrick
Matthew Duhan
Denis Elliott
Aresenia Farmer
Frank Giardina
Tonya Hotten
Pamela Hyman
Rayman Jenkins
Joseph Johnson
Maurice Johnson
Malina Lewis
Debbie Leyner
Alexander MacAaron
Christion Morris
Diane Panlus
Julie Rapoport
Jessie Richards
Maritza Santana
Shirley Santana
Julia Schell
Allen Thomas
Michael Zorek (?)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Classic Nick Rocks

I don't know about "Party Week" but this is the only Nick Rocks picture I had with snow on it.




Chicago – You’re the Inspiration



Robert Palmer – Simply Irresistible



Katrina & the Waves – Walking On Sunshine



Harold Fattermeyer – Axel F



Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight



The Motels – Suddenly Last Summer




Tracy Ullman – They Don’t Know




Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83

 Leonard Nimoy, ‘Star Trek’s’ Spock, Dies at 83
By Terry Flores



Leonard Nimoy lived up to his longtime catchphrase: Live long and prosper. Having achieved success in many arenas during his lifetime, the actor, director, writer and photographer has died at age 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, reportedly confirmed his death to the New York Times, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


Most widely known for his performance as half-human, half-Vulcan science officer Spock on the classic sci-fi TV show “Star Trek” and its many subsequent film and videogame incarnations, Nimoy was also a successful director, helming “Star Trek” pics “The Search for Spock” and “The Voyage Home,” as well as non-“Star Trek” fare; an accomplished stage actor; a published writer and poet; and a noted photographer. He also dabbled in singing and songwriting.

But despite his varied talents, Nimoy will forever be linked with the logical Mr. Spock. Spotted by “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry when he appeared on Roddenberry’s NBC Marine Corps. skein “The Lieutenant,” Nimoy was offered the role of Spock and co-starred in the 1965 “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage.” NBC execs liked the concept but thought the pilot too cerebral, so they ordered a second pilot of the Desilu production with some script and cast changes (only Nimoy made it through both pilots). The series finally bowed on the Peacock in the fall of 1966. After three seasons, it was canceled in 1969 but would go on to be a hit in syndication, spawning films and other TV incarnations and gaining a huge following of fans known as Trekkers or Trekkies.

After the series wrapped, Nimoy joined the fourth season of spy series “Mission: Impossible” as master-of-disguise Paris, leaving after the fifth season. He went on to star in the 1971 Western “Catlow,” with Yul Brynner and Richard Crenna, and the 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” with Donald Sutherland and Jeffrey Goldblum. The actor also made a series of TV films throughout the ’70s and received an Emmy nomination in 1982 for his role as Golda Meir’s husband in telepic “A Woman Called Golda.”

Also during the ’70s, Nimoy narrated the docuseries “In Search of …,” which investigated unexplained events, paranormal phenomena and urban legends long before these matters become the common fodder of pop culture.

Then the siren call of “Star Trek” beckoned again and Nimoy returned to the role of Mr. Spock for 1979’s “Star Trek: The Motion Picture.” The film opened well at the box office, and though not well reviewed, it did spawn enough interest for Paramount to greenlight sequels that would continue into the 1990s: “The Wrath of Khan” (1982), “The Search for Spock” (1984), “The Voyage Home” (1986), “The Final Frontier” (1989) and “The Undiscovered Country” (1991). Nimoy was in all of them, albeit briefly in “The Search for Spock.”

Nimoy also appeared as Spock in a couple of episodes of series spinoff “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” several videogames based on the property and the J.J. Abrams-helmed “Star Trek” reboot, playing Spock Prime to Zachary Quinto’s young Spock in the 2009 film and its sequel.

After directing several TV projects, including episodes of “Rod Serling’s Night Gallery” and his “Star Trek” co-star William Shatner’s “T.J. Hooker,” Nimoy signed on to helm “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.” Variety said the production was “helmed with a sure hand by debuting feature director Leonard Nimoy, who also appears briefly but to good effect as the indestructible half-human/half-Vulcan Spock.” The review went on to say “Nimoy’s direction is people-intensive with less of the zap and effects diversions of competing films.” He went on to direct the next pic in the series, “The Voyage Home,” as well as four other feature films, including the 1987 comedy “3 Men and a Baby,” starring Tom Selleck, Ted Danson and Steve Guttenberg, and the Diane Keaton-Liam Neeson drama “The Good Mother” (1988).

Nimoy also had a long history of stage work. He appeared on Broadway in “Full Circle,” directed by Otto Preminger, in 1973, as a replacement for Anthony Hopkins as Martin Dysart in “Equus.” In 1996 he directed “The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree” on the Rialto. But he also starred in many regional productions — he played Stanley Kowalski in a 1955 Atlanta production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” — and starred in several touring shows: He was Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof” in 1971, Sherlock Holmes in a play of that name in 1976 and Vincent Van Gogh in solo show “Vincent: The Story of a Hero,” which he also produced and directed, in 1978-80.

Leonard Simon Nimoy was born in Boston; his parents were Jewish immigrants from the Ukraine, and the language at home was Yiddish. He developed an interest in acting at an early age, first appearing on stage at 8 in a production of “Hansel and Gretel.” He took drama classes for a while at Boston College, and after leaving home to pursue his career in Hollywood, he landed his first lead role in the 1952 film “Kid Monk Baroni.”

After serving in the Army from 1953-55, he appeared in small roles in a few films, but mostly found roles in TV series, appearing in episodes of “Dragnet,” “Sea Hunt,” “Bonanza,” “Wagon Train,” “Rawhide,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The Untouchables,” “The Outer Limits,” “The Virginian,” “Get Smart” and “Gunsmoke” before rising to fame in “Star Trek.”

Most recently, he recurred on Fox sci-fi series “Fringe” as maniacal, genius professor William Bell, and he voiced Spock for a 2012 episode of “The Big Bang Theory.”

In addition to his work on “In Search Of…,” Nimoy lent his resonant, intelligent voice to a variety of films, TV projects and documentaries, including A&E docu series “Ancient Mysteries.”

He wrote two autobiographies. The first, published in 1977, was called “I Am Not Spock.” Though “Star Trek” fans thought he was distancing himself from the beloved character, Nimoy had always enjoyed playing the character but was also using the book to tell about other aspects of his life. The book features dialogue between the thesp and Spock and touched on a self-proclaimed identity crisis because he became so associated with this character. His second autobiography, “I Am Spock” (1995), showed his embrace of that association.

He also wrote several books of poetry, including “You and I,” “Warmed by Love” and “A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life.” Some of his poetry books featured his photos.

Nimoy studied photography at UCLA in the 1970s, and his work as a photographer was shown in museums, art galleries and in published works, including “The Full Body Project: Photographs by Leonard Nimoy” and “Shekhina.”

In music, Nimoy released five albums on Dot Records, the first of which was space-based music and spoken word, “Mr. Spock’s Music From Outer Space.”

Nimoy was married twice, first to actress Sandra Zober. They divorced in 1987. In 1988, he married Susan Bay, an actress who is the cousin of helmer Michael Bay.


He is survived by his wife; two children from his first marriage, son Adam, a helmer, and daughter Julie; a stepson; and several grandchildren.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Special Delivery – The Big Apple Birthday

Good evening everyone. Before I post today’s Special Delivery I’d like to apologize for not posting anything last week. Without going too much into it all I will tell you is that it’s been a very rough week which started last Monday evening but praise God He is good and His mercies endureth forever.

This past Sunday afternoon the Lord gave me a word that has literally turned my whole world upside down, but in a good way! I wish I could tell you what is going on but I can’t. All I can tell you is God is good and I am looking forward to watching Him work over the course of this next year.

That being said I should be back to my regular posting schedule this Saturday with Classic Nick Rocks, I did have a list of videos for you but I lost the list! Mercy! I need to either find that list or one of the other two or three I have as back up LOL. I guess that’s what happens when you start your spring cleaning early. ;)




Classic Nickelodeon Special Delivery – 
Big Apple Birthday– from Unicorn Tales (last 15 minutes)

This special delivery is one of my all-time favorites. It’s the story of Amy, a very bored little girl. During the first fifteen minutes of this show Amy wakes up on her birthday only to find that it’s just like any other day, in a word, BORING!

When Amy finds out she has, “to take that long boring bus ride,” all the way up town to Aunt Lucy’s apartment to get her birthday present she isn’t very happy about it but all of that changes when she gets to The Unicorn Arms, the building where Aunt Lucy lives.

She soon meets all of the wacky neighbors who live in the building and we pick up the story when she meets Old King Cole and Sleeping Beauty; who, for some reason is wide awake! But why? Find out in the Big Apple Birthday!

Big Apple Birthday – From Unicorn Tales (last 15 minutes)




**Note** 
For some reason I can't get he video to post, the link won't find it but please click the link I've provided. Thank you.