The Green Hornet (1940)
The masked crime fighter known as Green Hornet is really the alter ego of newspaper publisher Britt Reid. Originally created as a radio drama following the success of Fran Strikers earlier creation, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet and his sidekick Kato take on organized crime utilizing a souped up car known as Black Beauty, martial arts and a gas gun. Because of his tactics, the Hornet is considered to be a criminal by both the law and the underworld. Presented in 13 episodes
Roger Ramjet (1965)
Bumbling daredevil and American Eagle Squadron leader Roger Ramjet, aided by his crew of do-gooders Yank, Doodle, Dan, and Dee, fight the dastardly Dr. Ivan Evil Kisser and his plan to extinguish every tiny little light bulb in the nation. Roger's advantage is his Proton Energy pill, which gives him the strength of twenty atom bombs for a period of twenty seconds. This is episode #1 of the syndicated series from 1965 starring Gary Owens as the voice of our super hero.
Stamp Day For Superman (1954)
A very rare episode of the hit TV series The Adventures of Superman. Specifically produced for the Department Of Treasury to promote the purchase of U.S. Treasury bonds, it was distributed to schools as a means of educating children about the program. This was never shown theatrically or broadcast as part of the original series. Starring George Reeves, Noel Neil, Jack Larson and John Hamilton
A Date With The Angels (1957)
Although this series only lasted one season the 1950s charm of Betty White as Vickie Angel and her husband Gus lives on. This episode entitled Santa's Helper tells the tale of Vickie trying to find her neighbor a job as Santa in a department store. In the process, she enrolls her neighbor Dolly, played by Nancy Kulp to help and even the skinflint store manager gets a strong dose of the Christmas spirit. It's as heartwarming as it gets.
Sgt Joe Friday want the facts. Just the facts, as he tries to find the culprit behind a Christmas kidnapping of the Baby Jesus, in this vintage holiday episode. Friday and his partner Frank Smith are up against the clock to bring the cradle robber to justice and ease the hearts of the Church pastor and not disappoint the faithful congregation just hours before the Old Mission Church offers its annual Christmas mass.
Ultra Man (1966)
The debut of the Japanese series from the Tokyo Broadcasting System telling the tale of Ultramans origin as part of a special anti-monster defense agency named the Science Patrol. When the agencies weaponry is ineffective and all hope is lost, one of their members, transforms into a giant alien called Ultraman to defeat the monstrous menace threatening the Earth,
Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1956)
One of the longest running television shows in broadcasting history portraying the "real life adventures of the Nelsons. "A Busy Christmas" tells us of the year when Ozzie became overwhelmed with all of the hustle and bustle of the season. But Harriet, David and Ricky remind him what Christmas is all about. You can't get any more Americana than spending some quality yule time with this quintessential 1950's family.
Beverly Hillbillies (1962)
"Home For Christmas" was the very first christmas episode of this long running iconic series starring Buddy Ebsen as the leader of a simple family that never quite adjusted to all of their new found wealth. When Jed and all his kin decide they need to take a break from life in their mansion, the hop on a plane for the very first time and head back to the hills to spend some time with cousin Pearl and Jethrine.
Captain America (1944)
This was the very first on screen appearance of a Marvel comics superhero courtesy of our friends at Republic Pictures. Here's the storyline. After a rash of suicides among prominent scientists and businessmen all found holding a small scarab, the mayor gets the DA involved to solve the crimes. But that's just the beginning! Little does he know that the DA is really our patriotic CA!
Presented in 15 action packed episodes.
Classic American television series chronicling adventures of Lassie and her human companions. The fifth longest running television series in history following the Simpsons, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Gunsmoke and Law and Order. Lassie racked up 6 Emmy's over 20 seasons. Do Jeff and his pal Porky survive the test of blood brotherhood? Tune and find out.
Tales Of Tomorrow (1951-53)
An American anthology science fiction series broadcast live during sci fis golden age. Without this series there may well have never been One Step Beyond, Twilight Zone or Outer Limits. Each of those programs traces their idealogical and creative roots back to this series. These shows are copies of very rare kinescopes that are remarkably well preserved from our video vault. If you have never seen this series, this is must see TTV!
Bride and Gloom (1954)
An underdog with bulging forearms, a mean uppercut and a love of canned spinach. Popeye the Sailor Man captured the hearts of millions of fans around the globe right from the beginning in 1929. As the star of his own comics strips and animated series on the big screen and small, Popeye became quickly ingrained in American culture, and today remains one of the most recognizable pop-culture icons in the world.
Flash Gordon (1936)
The very first live action story based on the famous comic strip created by Alex Raymond. Join Flash, Dale Arden and Dr. Zarkov as they head to the Planet Mongo in an attempt to avert an imminent collision with the planet Earth. Watch as our daring hero and his friends battle the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless and one doomsday scenario after another. Presented in 13 action packed episodes.
Howdy Doody (1947-60)
The very first network children's show that ran five days a week. This iconic show became a prototype for childrens entertainment for decades following as a result. Hosted by "Buffalo" Bob Smith and joined by his puppet pal Howdy Doody, Clarabelle the Clown and a whole slew of characters from the fictitious town of Doodyville. Back in the 1950's it was every kids dream to sit in the Peanut Gallery.
Captain Z-RO (1951-56)
Scientist Captain Z-Ro, working in his remote laboratory, safeguarded mankind and history from harm. He had a time machine, to view history and send someone back. Each week, he and his teenage assistant Jet would view an episode in time and see that some event was unfolding contrary to recorded history. Captain Z-Ro would intervene and ensure that history played out as originally recorded.
Annie Oakley (1954-57)
Hard Ridin, straight shootin,and suspense. Not all western heroes were dudes. This fictionalized account of the real life Wild West sharpshooter was set in the quiet western town of Diablo. Annie and her brother Tagg made sure outlaws who moseyed into town kept on going. At her side was friend, suitor and deputy sheriff Lofty Craig with whom she enjoyed showing off her shooting prowess. It's a rootin tootin shootin show.