Tagged 1960s

50 Years on the Final Frontier: Seeing Star Trek through the Eyes of Minnesota Geeks

It’s been 50 years to the day since Star Trek‘s September 8, 1966, premiere on NBC. A different but equally important milestone happened 20 years later, on December 20, 1986—the night William Shatner appeared on Saturday Night Live, in an episode featuring then-timely sketches about T. J. Hooker and Oliver North and presenting the musical stylings of one Buster Poindexter. More to the point, Shatner appeared as himself in a now-infamous sketch set at a clichéd Star Trek fan convention...

Throwback Thursday: All Aboard The Magic Christian

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. If there was one comic actor in the ’60s that typified the idea of Swinging London, I would have to state that it was probably Peter Sellers. He got his start in radio and was in a ton (seriously, there’s a lot) of films both before and after that...
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