Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Scoop: Tomorrow People Remake Recruits Original Series Star for Recurring Role

Classic Nick Wed. – Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tomorrow People Remake Recruits Original Series Star for Recurring Role

Article – Scoop: Tomorrow People Remake Recruits Original Series Star for Recurring Role

by Kate Stanhope | Sep 23, 2013 06:00 PM ET

The CW's upcoming remake of The Tomorrow People is getting a serious blast from the past.

Nicholas Young, who starred as John in the original U.K. series, has been cast in a recurring role, has learned.

The Tomorrow People is the story of several young people from around the world — played by Peyton List, Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell and Aaron Yoo, among them — who represent the next stage in human evolution, possessing special powers like teleportation and telepathy. They work together to defeat the forces of evil, otherwise known as a group called ULTRA, which hunts down people with these special abilities. In the remake, Mitchell portrays John, Young's character in the original series.

In the remake, Young will play Aldus Crick, the scientist who first discovered and studied the original generation of Tomorrow People. Stephen (Amell) believes that Aldus, a friend of his father's, may have information concerning his dad's disappearance. However, by helping Stephen find his father, Aldus puts himself back on ULTRA's radar and in danger with the very organization that forced him into hiding.  Young will appear in the eighth and ninth episodes.

Chuck's Phil Klemmer executive-produces with The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec and Arrow's Greg Berlanti.

Young, the only cast member to remain for the original Tomorrow People's entire six-year run, is also known for his work in the 1981 U.K. miniseries Kessler.

The Tomorrow People, one of's 10 most-anticipated dramas, will premiere Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 9/8c on The CW. Are you excited to see one of the show's original stars on the remake?

You can also get the Sizzle Reel and Comic Con panel on iTunes at: 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Classic Nick. Wed. – 

5 Things We Learned Dishing Dirt on Nickelodeon

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Fall TV Double 2013 EW.COM | 355

Stars and creators of some of your favorite ‘90s shows – Rugrats, Double Dare – spill surprising secrets about Nick’s heyday in Mathew Klickstein’s Slimed! – Stephan Lee

1) The behind-the-scenes drama at Nicktoons wasn’t kids’ stuff.
John Kricfalusl, the notoriously touchy creator of Ren & Stimpy, was allegedly fired from the show after missed deadlines, dramatic rifts among staff, and differences with the network about the show’s violence and adult themes, including ‘bl—job jokes.”

2) Nickelodeon’s iconic “slime” had truly disgusting beginnings.
Slime was eventually made of gelatin and green food coloring, but it started as actually filth. Producers of You Can’t Do That On Television planned to dump a bucket of kitchen scraps on child actors, but the garbage had been sitting out for too long and poured out as foul-smelling green sludge.

3) The Clarissa crew had to rein in a mom.
Clarissa Explains It All show-runner Mitchell Kriegman said Melissa Joan Heart’s mother---described as “difficult” and a “show mom”--- was the driving force behind Hart’s controversial 1999 Maxim cover.

4) Parents on Family Double Dare got litigious.
A mom who was pied in the face by host Marc Summers sued the network, claiming, “she can’t have sex anymore,” Viacom paid her $25,000. Lawyers’ kids were barred from participating on the show after one contestant broke his arm.

5) Censors swarmed Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Producer D.J. MacHale said the writers had to find literary antecedents for scary story lines in case of complaints, so they argue, “The is Edgar Allan Poe!…This is classic stuff!” the series was never allowed to show children lighting the campfire because they “didn’t want to teach kids how to strike matches.”

Saturday, September 14, 2013

In Search of Saturdays

Welcome to “In Search of Saturdays" a weekly advertising space I’ve designed to help our members find those long lost movies, cartoons, TV shows, toys, games and anything else that we’ve all been looking for, for a very long time.

The instructions are simple. Post your personal “looking for” list here and we’ll all see if we can help you find what you’re looking for.

If you can’t remember the name of a show or toy that’s alright, post what you can remember and maybe someone here will be able to tell you what it is. Also please remember that if you are listing television shows or movies please let us know if you are looking to purchase these shows or if you just want to watch them online. Then we, the members of the group, will help try to help each other and go “in search of” those items for our fellow members.

A good places to start our searches is iOffer ( ) which, in my opinion, is better than eBay b/c you can find lots of shows there that you can’t find anywhere else.

This is a list of the Classic Nickelodeon programs that I’m looking for to purchase. Please note that I am a private collector who does not copy and resell my collection. The videos and DVDs that I collect are for my own private viewing here in my home or my Mother’s house where I originally saw them. If you have any of these and would like to sell me copies – for my private viewing – please contact me at     Also, IF you contact me via email PLEASE PUT THE NAME OF THE SHOW IN THE SUBJECT LINE. Thank you.

***** NON VIDEO ITEMS *****
Muppets Magazine 1982
People Magazine – recent issue – no date – Marc Summers’ article
Any 80’s women’s or children’s magazines
Early to Mid 80’s TV Guides

Dusty's Treehouse
Hocus Focus
Kids’ Writes
Nick Rocks Video to Go
Pinwheel – more than just the 6 hrs that’s currently available
Science International (aka) What Will They Think of Next?
Spread Your Wings
Standby...Lights! Camera! Action!
Studio See

The Adventures of the Mole
Bunny in the Suitcase
Emily (Emilie) (my favorite)
Hattytown Tales
Magic Coco
The Magic Roundabout

Beware, Beware My Beauty Fair
Clarence & The Ottaway (staring Billy Hufsey)
Kids’ Writes
Silver City (The Righteous Apples special)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Correction Needed

To those of you who read my “You Can’t Do That On Film” post on Thursday, August 29, 2013 it seems that I need to make a correction to that post.

In my post I make the following statement:
“David Dillehunt not only spent his youth watching 80’s Nickelodeon but as a child he appeared in commercials for the network itself. Now as an adult he steps back into his childhood to bring us “You Can’t Do That On Film,” a documentary on one of Nick’s highest rated shows in the 80’s and 90’s.”

However it seems that this information is incorrect. I have been in email contact with David who sent me the following email.

From: dndfilms
Sent to: JellicleKat 
Subject: Re: You Can't Do That on Film
Date: Sept. 12, 2013

Thanks for the link and for your kind words. I need to offer one correction for the blog post if I may -- I never appeared in commercials for Nickelodeon. I only watched the channel as a kid and stumbled upon YCDTOTV one day, quickly becoming a big fan. Thanks again!

Please accept my apologies for being misinformed.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

June 27 & 28, 1981

Classic Nick. Wed. – 
June 27 & 28, 1981

In an effort to savage today’s posting I’m posting this Classic Nickelodeon TV guide schedule from June 27 & 28, 1981 Pacific Time Zone. This is extra special for me b/c my birthday is June 28th.

Saturday, June 27, 1981

5:00 – Video Comics
5:30 – Pinwheel
10:30 - Dusty’s Treehouse
11:00 – Matt and Jenny
11:30 – Adventures in Rainbow Country
12:00 – Studio See
2:30 – Livewire
1:30 – First Row Features
2:30 – What Will They Think of Next?
3:00 – Matt and Jenny
3:30 – Adventures in Rainbow Country
4:00 – Studio See
4:30 – Livewire
5:30 – What Will They Think of Next?
6:00 – ARTS

Sunday, June 28, 1981

5:00 – Video Comics
5:30 – Pinwheel
10:30 – Dusty’s Treehouse
11:00 – Matt and Jenny
11:30 – Adventures in Rainbow Country
12:00 – Studio See
12:30 – Livewire
1:30 – Matt and Jenny
2:00 – Adventures in Rainbow Country
2:30 – What Will They Think of Next?
3:00 - Movie:  "Jungle Book" (1942)
5:00 – Livewire
6:00 – ARTS