Five Things – 10.3.16 – This Is My Door

Jim Henson’s The Cube In the late 1960s, NBC had a short-lived Sunday afternoon anthology show titled NBC Experiment in Television. From what I can tell the show seems like a general-audience-aimed The Outer Limits, with an expectation for the audience to cut the NBC some slack if episodes strayed from traditional themes and formats.  In 1968, Jim Henson…

Five Things – 10.21.13

1.  Wizards and Warriors – Decades before Game of Thrones, there was Wizards and Warriors.  In 1983 CBS took a gamble on the idea that the general public was ready for swords and sorcery, that it was finally time to wrest the concept from the hands of the nerds, pull it out of the basements…

Five Things – 7.15.13

1.  RCA SelectaVision Player – Not to be confused with the Laserdisc, a similarly terrible idea, the RCA SelectaVision was conceived in 1964.  The idea of a movie-playing record was a good one in 1964, and RCA succeeded in creating a format that was able to dramatically increase the density of an LP record.  Unfortunately,…