You know how in every movie that is set in a small town in the middle of nowhere, there's always that scene of someone watching a really crappy old sci fi or horror movie on late night TV?
Well, I was perusing zap2it.com's TV listings and station KFLA, a "low-power digital station," is showing The Trollenberg Terror, starring Forrest Tucker(!), at 8pm tonight. This 1958 gem about "an Alpine sleuth and a woman with ESP fighting a space cloud containing a big eye with tentacles" was sent up under another slightly more well-known name, The Crawling Eye. on a Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode.
A bit of Googling tells me that KFLA broadcasts to the Indian Wells Valley, wherever the heck that is. (A bit more Googling tells me it's about 3 hours northeast of L.A.)
An old 50s B-movie about a space cloud with a big eye and tentacles. With Forrest Tucker.
Man, this is one of the very, very few times it pays to live in Nowhere, U.S.A.