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TV Guidance Counselor Podcast

May 24, 2017

December 23-29, 1961

Today Ken welcomes writer, artist Stephen Bissette (Swamp Thing, Video Watchdog) to the show.

Ken and Steve discuss tips to get through governmental checkpoints, Swamp Thing, dinosaurs, Comic Cons, Doctor Who, Ultraman, Canadian TV, Vermont, Fear No Evil, Made for TV movies,  Monster Kids, 8mm Castle movies, Ray Harryhausen, Outer Limits, taking notes while watching TV, Carnival of Souls, turning roof antenna, color TV, the Bus Stop controversy, Fabian, Senate investigations into television, Lost in Space, Batman '66, growing up in a military family, Eyes Without a Face, realizing there are different edits of movies in different places, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, Ray Bradbury, going to the Kubert School, Chiller Theater, Mario Bava, Blood an Black Lace, renting B movies on 16mm at college, the golden age of local TV, CBC, David Cronenberg, Watchmen, The Fly, Twilight Zone, George Romero working on Calgon commercials, Ducati, Jim Henson on Ed Sullivan, Bring Em Back Alive, Jungle Comics, The Phantom, quicksand, The Architects of Fear, the BBC's Ghost Story for Christmas, Mark Gatiss' Crooked House, Amicus Pictures, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Salem's Lot, the horrors of Barlow, The Night Stalker, Kolchak, Mondo Movies, Route 66, In Search Of..., Bigfoot footage, zine culture, Godzilla, Heavy Metal, getting Billy Mumy's autograph, Constantine, Supernatural, Dellamorte Dellamore (Cemetery Man), Don't Open Until Doomsday, The Emir, the wonders of modern special FX, Stan Winston, Gargoyles, needing to watch movies on a big screen, not loaning out your media, TV Holy Grails, David Susskind, The Devil and Daniel Webster with Edgar G. Robinson, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, Way Out, and the hunt for Robert Altman's Nightmare in Chicago.