Podcast # 421 – “Man From Atlantis” – 1301.27

This week on the podcast I finally dedicate a full show to one of my favorite Sci-Fi series that I grew up with – “Man From Atlantis” from 1977.  This series only was on for four TV movies and a short, 13 episode season but it made a lasting impression on me.  I also do a brief, spoiler free review of the new film just out now, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.”  I enjoyed this fun, romp of a fantasy movie.  I talk about the big announcement this past week when we learned that JJ Abrams will be directing Episode VII of the next “Star Wars” trilogy.  Exciting news and I also give some news on why I think Trek is still in good hands too.  I also talk a little about the first issue of the prequel comic to the next Trek film, “Countdown to Darkness.”  This is a 4 issue prequel comic that will be setting up the next film.  Then on move on to the main topic for the week.

Even though the series, “Man From Atlantis” only lasted for a few TV movies and one short season it has formed a cult following to this day and is greatly enjoyed still by many.  This week I go through the pilot episode in detail and talk about the series and what I like about it.  I share some behind the scenes info and also some news about a new book series being written by the actor who played the main character on the show – none other than Patrick Duffy.  It was fun to visit this series again and I’m very happy we now have some good, official DVD’s to watch for the movies and episodes of this series.  I hope everyone enjoys this brief look at a cult favorite.

I wrap up the show with a look ahead to our upcoming podcast schedule.  Thanks for tuning in this week and I hope you return again next week for another cool, TSF podcast!