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With all due respect to MST3K, the movie, "Hangar 18", is fascinating - in a retro kind of way.

The special effects are awful, the UFO is laughable, but the cast and the writing is cool.
Got some time on your hands? Spend a little time in "Hanger 18".



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Vaporman87

I haven’t even watched the MST3K version! Need to get on that I guess

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eddstarr
Love the two dead aliens aboard the spaceship. The kind of guys you see at Burger King, lol.
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vkimo
The main guy played in a bunch of Twilight Zones episodes.

EDIT: Oops, I did a little extra research and he's the dad from a Christmas Story...that's why he looked familiar.
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vkimo wrote :

The main guy played in a bunch of Twilight Zones episodes.

EDIT: Oops, I did a little extra research and he's the dad from a Christmas Story...that's why he looked familiar.
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Also played the dad in Billy Madison. I wonder whose dad he is in this film?

Funny thing is... I remember him most from a really crappy "documentary" on Noah's Ark.
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eddstarr
It's kinda like a jigsaw puzzle.

The "second" Star Trek pilot approved by NBC after "The Cage" was rejected was called, "Where No Man Has Gone Before", and the hook of the story was ESP in humans.

The 1960's (and early 70's) went through an ESP craze where the paranormal sorta seeped into all kinds of books, magazines, television and movies. Like bell bottom pants and long hair - ESP was everywhere.

Paramount Television collaborated with many talented people, (like Rod Serling) in the development of "The NBC Mystery Movie" series, introducing paranormal ideas into episodes of, "McMillan and Wife", "Columbo", "The Snoop Sisters" and "McCloud". For three nights a week The Mystery Movie became a ratings powerhouse gaining for NBC a huge percentage of the audience in the 1970's.

Paramount Television was on a roll and produced other series for both NBC and ABC.


Gary Collins easily won the starring role in a new series called, "The Sixth Sense" in 1972. Gary was a popular guest star on Universal TV projects and seemed a natural fit for a show about extrasensory phenomena.






Don't underestimate the popularity of The NBC Mystery Movie series! This is television so good I betcha it would find an audience even today. Universal Television managed to get some of the best known actors in the business to appear every series they produced.

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