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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 1:31 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

MeTV just wrapped up the Amos Burke Secret Agent episodes, (which i thought were fun) and they've started running the Burke's Law episodes from the beginning again. I'm watching up to where I can catch the Harlan Ellison episodes I missed.

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The Spyvibe blog mentioned that there's a Honey West/T.H.E. Cat novel due out, for those that like that sort of thing (I do).

http://spyvibe.blogspot.com/2013/08/honey-west-cat.html

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

The Spyvibe blog mentioned that there's a Honey West/T.H.E. Cat novel due out, for those that like that sort of thing (I do).

http://spyvibe.blogspot.com/2013/08/honey-west-cat.html


Thanks for the heads up. Very interesting. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Has the revival of Burke's Law ever made it to home video?

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2017 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

This is my favorite thread, ever!

Lucky you.
All the photos are now kaput! DAMN YOU PHOTOBUCKET. DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!

I just started watching s.1 and boy is this show dated by its sexual politics!
Its as if Matt Helm, from the movies, was a Homicide detective.

The formula also really dates it, This would have worked as a 30 minute show (like HONEY WEST) as half the running time is taken up with cringe inducing sexual banter and innuendo. OH brother.
\btw tANYONE ELESE NOTICE the cool main title theme's similarity to John Barry's "007" theme from the same year's FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (not to mention Lairie Johnson's ")

check it out!
bro

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2017 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The Spyvibe blog mentioned that there's a Honey West/T.H.E. Cat novel due out, for those that like that sort of thing (I do).

http://spyvibe.blogspot.com/2013/08/honey-west-cat.html


Thanks for the heads up. Very interesting. smile

Greg Espinoza


hey Greg,

did you really stay up/get up at 3:am to watch this?
That would explain your 3:am posts to this board
smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2017 - 5:51 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

When Photobucket taketh away, Dropbox giveth back! As with the WWW thread and the Five-O thread, this one will be fixed too (along with one day the MFU and Big Valley threads).

The bigger crime though is that Season 2 still doesn't have a legitimate DVD release. Jeers especially to Timeless which got hold of some Four Star titles and while they did bring "The Big Valley" to conclusion their obsession with westerns to the near-exclusion of all other genres made them think two releases of the "Zane Grey Theater" was more important than finishing "Burke's Law."

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2017 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

MeTV just wrapped up the Amos Burke Secret Agent episodes, (which i thought were fun) and they've started running the Burke's Law episodes from the beginning again. I'm watching up to where I can catch the Harlan Ellison episodes I missed.

Greg Espinoza


Ellison wrote an early s.1 ep. about a thinly disguised PLAYBOY magazine.
Nothing outstanding but he did name one character "Cordwainer Bird"
!!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2017 - 11:04 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Played by Sammy Davis, Jr. The scene he's in also has a funny inside joke reference to Gene Barry's previous series "Bat Masterson."

All spotlights in this thread now fixed! (Three series done, three more to go if I can).

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2017 - 1:19 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Episode #24 "Who Killed Andy Zygmunt?" is a Harlan Ellison penned tale concerning the murder of a pop artist.

Suspects include Deborah Walley (Gidget #2 in the movies) who is quite mechanically minded.







Hey Eric,

I am grateful for all your efforts to restore this thread
but...
You really gave short thrift to Ms. Walley. Not only is she the first "60's chick" on the show but she has the most bodacious bod!
check out screenshots at 34:42, 34:52 35:10, 35:13

what a rack!!

I am as always, your obedient servant
Bruce

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2017 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Played by Sammy Davis, Jr. The scene he's in also has a funny inside joke reference to Gene Barry's previous series "Bat Masterson."

All spotlights in this thread now fixed! (Three series done, three more to go if I can).


wasn't "Cordwainer Bird" named after a character who appeared in a Vonnegut story?

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2017 - 3:34 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Happy to restore this and other threads too and glad its appreciated!

Oh but for an official Season 2 release and there'd be a lot more good stuff to add. And I'm sure the "Amos Burke Secret Agent" episodes (none of which I have ever seen) had their share of good names worth adding too.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2017 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Ellison wrote an early s.1 ep. about a thinly disguised PLAYBOY magazine.
Nothing outstanding but he did name one character "Cordwainer Bird"
!!

***

From Wikipedia:

Pseudonyms [edit]
Ellison has on occasion used the pseudonym Cordwainer Bird to alert members of the public to situations in which he feels his creative contribution to a project has been mangled beyond repair by others, typically Hollywood producers or studios (see also Alan Smithee). The first such work to which he signed the name was "The Price of Doom", an episode of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (though it was misspelled as Cord Wainer Bird in the credits). An episode of Burke's Law ("Who Killed Alex Debbs?") credited to Ellison contains a character given this name, played by Sammy Davis, Jr.

The "Cordwainer Bird" moniker is a tribute to fellow SF writer Paul M. A. Linebarger, better known by his pen name, Cordwainer Smith. The origin of the word "cordwainer" is shoemaker (from working with cordovan leather for shoes). The term used by Linebarger was meant to imply the industriousness of the pulp author. Ellison has said, in interviews and in his writing, that his version of the pseudonym was meant to mean "a shoemaker for birds". Since he has used the pseudonym mainly for works he wants to distance himself from, it may be understood to mean that "this work is for the birds" or that it is of as much use as shoes to a bird. Stephen King once said he thought that it meant that Ellison was giving people who mangled his work a literary version of "the bird" (given credence by Ellison himself in his own essay titled "Somehow, I Don't Think We're in Kansas, Toto", describing his experience with the Starlost television series).

The Bird moniker has since become a character in one of Ellison's own stories, not without some prompting. In his book Strange Wine, Ellison explains the origins of the Bird and goes on to state that Philip Jose Farmer wrote Cordwainer into the Wold Newton family the latter writer had developed. The thought of such a whimsical object lesson being related to such lights as Doc Savage, the Shadow, Tarzan, and all the other pulp heroes prompted Ellison to play with the concept, resulting in "The New York Review of Bird," in which an annoyed Bird uncovers the darker secrets of the New York Literary Establishment before beginning a pulpish slaughter of same.

Other pseudonyms Ellison has used during his career include Jay Charby, Sley Harson, Ellis Hart, John Magnus, Paul Merchant, Pat Roeder, Ivar Jorgenson, Derry Tiger, and Jay Solo.[17]

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2017 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

BTW, what's with all these "Please update your account" stickers?

 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2017 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Photobucket, which used to host the pix I uploaded abruptly changed their policy after all these years and won't let the photos appear on 3rd party sites any longer unless one updates their accounts and in effect pays them $500 for the privilege of so doing. I wasn't going to do that so every pic was transferred to a Flickr account and one at a time restored in this and other threads.

While I can fix all of my posts, what I can't fix are posts made by others quoting the original posts with the original Photobucket links unless those people fix their own posts and either eliminate the links altogether or change the quoted links to the revised Flickr ones from my original posts.

 
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