Nanang Lea: Ikaw naman ang manood sa TV. Mamili ka ng gusto mong palabas.
She was talking to GTM and she was referring to a television na may legal cable connection. Ayos! Legal cable connection, important yun. Pumasyal kasi si GTM sa kanyang mother dear Nanang Lea last week at nakapagbigay ang visit na ito para kay GTM ng idea para sa isang bagong article for the perusal ng Film Academy of the Philippines website.
Kasalukuyang naka on-line noon sa internet si GTM at lumabas lang siya saglit para uminom ng tubig at ayun nga, nasalubong niya si Nanang Lea. Siyempre naman, tuwang-tuwa si GTM. Isa yata itong “addict” sa television.
STARSKY AND HUTCH (1975-1979), ito ang nabungaran ni GTM, at tamang-tama naman na mag-uumpisa pa lamang ang show. Panahon kasi ni GTM ang television series na ito. Pero teka lang, is it going to be worth GTM’s time? Sabi nga nila ay, “time is gold” kaya naman nag-isip si GTM kung ok lang bang gamitin ang kanyang time para ito ay panoorin? After a few seconds, naghanap ng ibang palabas si GTM. Mukhang nag decide siya na it was not worth his time watching this old TV series.
Ayan po ang tanong natin for today. Are old TV series not worth watching?
Depende po siguro. Ang mga tao kasi ay may kanya-kanyang taste. At para kay GTM, some old television shows are classics. Meaning, anytime mula ngayon, hanggang sa future, kahit na black and white lang, kahit na replay na, kahit na sampung beses mo nang napanood, gusto mo pa rin itong panoorin. Using your precious time.
Here are some of the television shows which GTM consider as classics.
Combat (TV Series 1962-1967)
A one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as it battled its way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered character studies of men striving to maintain their own humanity in the midst of a world torn by war. Release Date:2 October 1962 (USA).
GTM’s Most Unforgettable Memory sa TV Series na COMBAT.
May isang tangke ng German, pero wala itong escort na infantry. Meaning, ang tao lamang sa loob ng tangke ang kalaban (may dalawa sa loob). At eto naman si Sargeant Saunders aka Vic Morrow na mag-isa rin. Buong isang oras, naglaban ang tangke na may German sa loob at si Sarhento naman ay nasa ibabaw ng tangke. Siyempre, in the end ay nanalo ang bida. Pero exciting talaga yun. Isang tangke laban yata sa isang tao.
Mission Impossible (September 1966 to March 1973)
An American television series which was created and initially produced by Bruce Geller. It chronicled the missions of a team of secret American government agents known as the Impossible Missions Force (IMF). The leader of the team was Jim Phelps, played by Peter Graves, except in the first season, during which the leader was Dan Briggs, played by Steven Hill. A hallmark of the series shows Phelps receiving his instructions on a tape that then self destructs, accompanied by the iconic theme music composed by Lalo Schifrin. The series aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to March 1973. It returned to television, as a revival, for two seasons on ABC, from 1988 to 1990 and later inspired a popular trio of theatrical motion pictures starring Tom Cruise and Ving Rhames in the 1990s and 2000s, with the role of Phelps played by Jon Voight.
Hindi pa uso noon ang remote operated robots. At dito sa Mission Impossible, nakita ni GTM ang isang remote operated robot na pinadaan sa vent ng isang building. It was in the form of a flying saucer, at tama po, hindi nag-lakad ang remote operated robot. Ito ay lumilipad. During that time, imposible pa yata yun.
Wild Wild West (1965-1969)
The TV show was a 60 minute western action series on CBS that was like no other. Special Agents James West and Artemus Gordon were spies for President Ulysses S. Grant shortly after the civil war. In every other way, they could be easily confused with James Bond of the 20th century. They had a “high-tech” (for its day) railroad car stocked with a compliment of advanced weapons. James West especially seemed to woo every beautiful woman he encountered. The agents’ typical mission involved saving the United States from some disaster or from being taken over by some evil genius.
GTM’s Most Unforgettable Memory sa TV Series na Wild Wild West.
Who will ever forget the most famous villain na si Doctor Lovely. Siya iyong unano na pasulpot-sulpot sa series para pahirapan ang ating mga bida. One time nga ay patay na raw si Doctor Lovely at pinuntahan naman ni Robert Conrad aka James West. Hindi siya makapaniwala na patay na nga si Doctor Lovely. And to make sure na patay na ito, nilagyan niya ng small mirror sa tapat ng butas ng ilong. Pag humihinga kasi ang tao, magkakaroon ng moisture ang salamin. Pero buhay pa palang talaga. Gumamit lang si Doctor Lovely ng Yoga para pigilin ang kanyang paghinga.
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