Monday, May 18, 2009

More power to the low-power stations

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'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.

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