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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  This anthology series from the early 60s with top actors such as Gary Merrill, Barbara Rush, Robert Duvall, and Robert Culp gave Twilight Zone a run for its money. What was its title?
21 hours ago .



   StormCnter  Good quiz. And a good series, too.
17 hours ago .


   GO3  Hint: The voice at the beginning of each episode:
"There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We can reduce the focus to a soft blur, or sharpen it to crystal clarity. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. For the next hour, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear...."
13 hours ago .


   MeiDei  Two series come to mind - Tales from the Crypt and Outer Limits, as with Zone -- weirdly interesting & well written.
12 hours ago .


   GO3  It's The Outer Limits. Both the Twilight Zone and Outer Limits were well written and both examined human behavior when faced with the unknown, sometimes of our own making, I liked both, but would tend to go with Outer Limits because it leaned towards the science and science fiction realm while TZ dabbled in Fantasy at times. According to IMDB, OL would have lasted longer had the network not switched its time slot to Saturday evening as a lead-in to Lawrence Welk of all things. They ended up pulling the show midway through its second season. Pity.
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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Feb. 21 in military history:

49BC - Caesar captures Corfinum, and 30 Senatorial cohorts
1797 - British capture Trinidad from the Spanish

1916 - Battle of Verdun begins which lasts 302 days. This battle stemmed from German General Erich von Falkenhayn’s edict to elicit major bloodshed from the French defense of the fortress complex around Verdun. German forces initially advanced quickly claiming Fort Douaumont and Fort Vaux after brutal subterranean melees. Despite coming within two miles of Verdun cathedral, the Germans called off their offensive in mid-July, and Falkenhayn was relieved of command. The French retook their forts and pushed back the line, and by the time their forces ground to a halt in December, both sides were left with more than 600,000 casualties. Painting by the French artist Thiriat: The French counter-attack at Verdun.

1918 - Australians capture Jericho from the Turks
1942 - Burma: the British 7th Armoured Bde reaches Rangoon, as the 17th Indian Div holds the Sittang River line against the Japanese
1942 - Timor: Dutch & Australian troops begin guerrilla resistance to the Japanese
1943 - Russell Islands: Elements of the 43rd Infantry Div land unopposed
1944 - Japanese resistance on Engebi and Eniwetok ends.
1944 - Prime Minister Tojo takes over direct control of the Japanese Army as Chief of Staff.
1945 - British Army liberates Goch, Netherlands
1945 - Fierce Japanese resistance encountered on Iwo Jima
1973 - Israeli fighters down Libyan Airlines Boeing 727 over the Sinai, 108 die, 5 survive

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   GO3  Date corrected.
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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Feb. 19 in military history:

1634 - Battle of Smolensk: Wladyslaw IV of Poland defeats the Russians
1814 - USS 'Constitution' captures British brig 'Catherine'
1915 - First British attempt to force the Dardanelles: A feeble probe alerts the Turks to the weakness of their defenses
1942 - FDR orders the internment of Japanese-Americans on the West Coast
1942 - Japanese Vice-Adm Nagumo's aircraft raid Darwin, NW Australia, inflicting heavy casualties

1943 - Battle of Kasserine Pass: Rommel's panzers hit US troops hard. The battle was the first big engagement between American and German forces in World War II. Inexperienced and poorly led American troops suffered many casualties and were quickly pushed back over 50 miles (80 km ) from their positions west of Faïd Pass. After the early defeat, elements of the U.S. II Corps, with British reinforcements, rallied and held the exits through mountain passes in western Tunisia, defeating the Axis offensive. As a result of the battle, the U.S. Army instituted sweeping changes of unit organization and replaced commanders and some types of equipment. Photo: Men of the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division march through the Kasserine Pass.

1944 - Fighting continues on Engebi and Eniwetok atoll, the Marshall Islands.
1945 - US Marines land on Iwo Jima

   Saturday at 22:24 EST .




   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Movie quote: "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick a** ...and I'm all out of bubblegum."

Wrestler "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (RIP ) turned actor ad libbed this famous line in what sci-fi movie?

   February 16 at 11:55 EST .



   GO3  It's been 22 hours so I'll put this one to "sleep" (a word broadcast routinely during the movie ). It was John Carpenter's "They Live." I thought it was a good sci-if yarn and still is, but Carpenter's backstory was a critique of Reaganomics. In that sense it was pretty hamhanded. Trivia: This movie had the longest continuous fight scene in film at that time at 5 minutes and 20 seconds between Roddy and actor Keith David. (Also, sorry for the pic; iPads don't always cooperate in the upload department. )
February 17 at 10:10 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Feb. 15 in military history:

1898 - Havana Harbor: Battleship USS 'Maine' blows up from undetermined causes, 258 die.
1915 - "Sepoy Mutiny" at Singapore: c. 800 Indian troops run amok until subdued by loyal troops and police
1942 - Japanese airborne naval troops attack Palembang against heavy resistance

1942 - Singapore surrenders to the Japanese; greatest disaster in British military history. British forces in Singapore surrendered unconditionally to the Japanese seven days after enemy troops first stormed the island and only two weeks since their onslaught on the Malay Peninsula. The British and Japanese commanders-in-chief, Lieutenant-General Arthur Percival and Lieutenant-General Yamashita Tomoyuki met in the Ford motor plant at the foot of Bukit Timah Hill to sign the surrender documents. Photo: British troops surrender to Japanese forces.

1944 - Italy: Allies commence bombing & shelling the Monastery of Monte Cassino
1945 - Philippines: As US troops land on Bataan, Japanese troops in Manila are surrounded
1948 - China: People's Liberation Army occupies Jenan

   February 14 at 23:03 EST .




   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  He was born in Detroit and is both an actor and a producer. After moving to California, he joined the California National Guard and was called up for the Watts riots. He later studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. His big break came when he played in a detective show ranked as the number one detective series of all time by "The Sleuth" TV Network. His most successful movie was a comedy from 1987 which ended up being the highest grossing film of the year. He was originally cast as Indiana Jones in The Raiders of the Lost Ark, but declined because it was the honorable thing to fulfill the terms of his TV show contract. He is a conservative and was a vocal supporter of Ronald Reagan. In recent years he plays the lead in police dramas and is one of the exceptions to the Hollywood culture in that has been married to the same woman for 30 years.

Who is he?
   February 13 at 23:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  police drama - movie series or TV?
February 13 at 23:21 EST .

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   GO3  TV
February 13 at 23:33 EST .

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   MeiDei  Haven't watched too many police dramas last year or this -
sifting through the 3; The Blacklist, Bluebloods and Rizzoli & Iles; gave up on Law & Order years ago when they went political. So, does he have any distinguishing marks or tattoos? ; )
February 14 at 09:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  Hawaii Five-0 is another occasionally watched but those two aren't old enough to be married 30 years - hmmm; neither of the two of the original would have been considered for Indy.
February 14 at 09:50 EST .

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   GO3  Hint: Well, two hints. His most successful movie is named directly below. One of his police dramas you also mentioned above.
February 14 at 10:01 EST .


   Calvinesq  Tom Selleck.
February 14 at 12:03 EST .

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   MeiDei  OK, I had to refresh my memory of cast members in the film below so I'm not comfortable answering as it seems like cheating to me - will let someone else figure it out - good quiz BTW.
February 14 at 13:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  This wall is experiencing time travel; Cal's answer wasn't posted when I refreshed - same w/Storm's Robin Hood -unless Cal drives a DeLorean & competes with Dr. Who! ; )
February 14 at 13:58 EST .


   Calvinesq  Mei - Nope. Ha! I don't know what's happening with the timing.
February 14 at 15:45 EST .


   GO3  Yes, the answer is Tom Selleck. I was motivated to post the quiz because I recently received the boxed set of the entire Magnum PI series. So far, I highly recommend it. They didn't pack the episodes into a few DVDs as others have done so the digital quality is very good. It's not HD but certainly a lot better than watching it on ME or Antenna TV.
February 14 at 19:33 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Feb. 12 in military history:

0 - Feast of St Julian the Hospitaler, Patron of Knights.
1861 - Arkansas state troops seize US arsenal at Napoleon.
1862 - US Grant begins the siege of Ft Donelson, which surrenders on the 16th after an unsuccessful break out attempt.
1893 - Lt. Col. Joseph Joffre and a column of French troops capture Timbuktu.
1934 - Sporadic fighting breaks out across Austria between Socialist supporters and security forces, initiating a four day civil war.
1942 - The "Channel Dash": German battleships 'Scharnhorst' & 'Gneisenau', & heavy cruiser 'Prinz Eugen' escape from Brest to Germany.
1944 - Burma: British begin moving to support the 7th Indian Division.
1944 - U.S. Marines occupy Umboi Island, west of New Britain.

1945 - US sub Batfish (SS-310 ), sinks its 3rd Japanese sub in 4 days (I-41, Ro-112, & Ro-113 ) making the Batfish the champion sub killer of the war in the Pacific. Over the course of seven war patrols, the sub claimed a total of 15 ships sunk for 37,484 tons, and damaged 3 other ships. The crew also rescued three pilots. Photo: USS Batfish on patrol somewhere in the Pacific.

1955 - Pres Eisenhower sends US advisors to South Vietnam

   February 12 at 02:18 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Feb. 10 in military history:

1258 - Hulagu Khan's Mongols sack Baghdad and end the Abbasid Caliphate
1943 - Guadalcanal: Marine and Army troops mop up Japanese stragglers
1943 - Battle of Krasny Bor: The Soviets attempt to break the siege of Leningrad, but defending German and Spanish troops hold
1944 - Aussies seize Huon Peninsula, make contact with U.S. forces near Saidor
1945 - Baltic: German ship 'Stüben' torpedoed, over 3,000 die
1954 - Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam

1962 - USSR swaps U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers for spy Rudolph Abel. Twenty-one months after his capture, pilot Francis Gary Powers was exchanged in a spy swap for Soviet KGB Colonel Vilyam Fisher (aka Rudolf Ivanovich Abel ) at the now famous Glienicker Bridge (Bridge of Spies ). American student Frederic Pryor was also released at the same time at Checkpoint Charlie. Abel was an English-born KGB man who had been caught spying in New York in 1957. Photo: Powers (L ) and Abel.

1964 - Australian carrier 'Melbourne' collides with the destroyer 'Voyager', which sinks, 82 die

   February 10 at 03:25 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Movies & Reviews  Screen shot below. Two cavalry officers, one from the North and one from the South, team up to lead an unauthorized raid into Mexico during the Civil War. Name the actors and the movie.
   February 7 at 03:53 EST .

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   MeiDei  Charlton Heston, left.
February 7 at 07:14 EST .

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   GO3  Yes, Chuck on the left.
February 7 at 08:23 EST .

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   MeiDei  The fellow on the right - he doesn't usually have a moustache, or does he? He looks familiar - but like 3-4 I can think of - & discount right away. No clue on movie.
February 7 at 09:33 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Other actor is Richard Harris.

Movie - Major Dundee
February 7 at 09:57 EST .

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   GO3  Calvin is right.
February 7 at 11:56 EST .

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   GO3 posted on Veterans' Page & Militaria  Feb. 7 in military history:

0 - Feast of St. Theodore the General, Martyr in the Eastern Church
1238 - The Mongols sack and burn Vladimir, Russia
1800 - Frigate USS 'Essex' becomes first U.S. warship to cross the Equator

1864 - Union Amphibious Attack on Jacksonville: RAdm John Dahlgren with five warships covers the landing of Brig. Gen. Truman Seymour's 7,000 troops. The Union hoped to gain control over east Florida. However, on February 20 Confederate and Union forces clashed at the Battle of Olustee, which was the largest Civil War battle in Florida. The Confederates stopped the Union invasion of the interior, driving the Northern troops back to Jacksonville. Photo: Union gun boat Ottawa; one of the ships used during the assault on Jacksonville.

1881 - Battle of Ingogo: Boers defeat the British in the Transvaal
1941 - Kufra, Libya: Gen. Leclerc's Free French besiege Italians (falls Mar 1 )
1942 - Bataan: Filipino and US troops begin clearing Japanese pockets and beachheads.
1943 - Chiang Kai-shek commits China to a new offensive in Burma
1943 - Guadalcanal: U.S. troops advance on both coasts, as the Japanese complete the evacuation of their troops from the island.
1944 - Italy: Germans launch counteroffensive at Anzio
1945 - General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila
1948 - Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
1965 - US begins sustained air operations against North Vietnam

   February 6 at 21:56 EST .

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