Monday, June 18, 2007

WHY GOD CREATED YOUTUBE™: The ABC Sunday Night Movie - "Salvage" (1979)

Okay, this tip from Crispinus is one hum-dinger of a double-whammy. First of all, we get the ABC Sunday Night Movie animation sequence...what can you say, really? Yes, its look and sound is horribly dated, but you've gotta admit for pre-digital animation it's pretty impressive. Well, maybe you don't have to admit it, but I think it's a pretty snazzy bit of cheesiness.

But the real gem of this clip lies in Salvage, the original pilot "movie" for the tv series Salvage-1, starring Andy Griffith (Mayberry RFD, Matlock) and Joel Higgins (Best of the West, Silver Spoons) about a junkyard owner who decides to build a rocket ship out of scrap metal and use it to salvage space junk to sell for exorbitant fees. I think I watched every episode of it, always hoping it would be as good as the original movie where DUDE they went to the MOON!! But alas it was not to be, and it was cancelled before it could even live out a full season run. Maybe Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon, Matlock) should have checked the ratings history of this before he decided to star in a movie dud that vaguely ripped it off.

Truly, this is why God created YouTube.


Blogger Gene K. said...




Although if there were a just and fair G., this beauty would be out on DVD...

7:32 PM  

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