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Friday, June 27, 2008
Sci-fi’s Greatest Hits – Defenders of Justice
Summertime means fun, sun and blockbuster superhero popcorn movies. This year we have Iron Man, the Hulk, Indiana Jones, Hancock, Batman lighting up the screens. Here at the Lounge – we are doing our part to keep you in the zone this summer. This one will take you back to the good old days of getting up early on Saturday mornings to sit in front of the t.v. for half the day. Lots of cool tracks, like the 60's version of the Astroboy theme; Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet (which are sort of like cousins to each other); Underdog; Batman: The Animated Series (one of the most amazing shows ever. Period.); The Green Hornet with it's great rendition of "Flight of the Bumblebee" played by trumpeter-extraordinaire Al Hirt; the original Spiderman cartoon theme (which everyone likes better than the new one); The Tick with it's crazy, jazzy, scat theme; Knight Rider, which is awesome and unforgettable; Max Headroom, the late, great, short lived show that deserved a much better fate; and Quantum Leap. There are many more, some good, some so-so, all interesting choices (Mortal Kombat is one of those 'interesting' choices, as they aren't really defenders of justice. Oh well.) A few of the cuts are “recreations”, like The Flash theme and they still stand up well. All in all – the perfect blast for the summer movie season. POWER UP!
1. Astro Boy 2. Gigantor 3. Speed Racer 4. Thunderbirds 5. Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 6. Captain Video and His Video Rangers 7. Tom Corbett, Space Cadet 8. Space Patrol 9. Underdog 10. Atom Ant 11. Batman (tv) 12. Batman: The Animated Series 13. Batman (film) 14. Batman Returns 15. Superman (Film) 16. Lois and Clark - The New Adventures of Superman 17. The Green Hornet 18. The Amazing Spider-Man 19. Spider-Woman 20. Wonder Woman 21. The Flash 22. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 23. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 24. The Tick 25. X-Men 26. The Six Million Dollar Man 27. The Bionic Woman 28. The Incredible Hulk 29. Knight Rider 30. Max Headroom 31. The Terminator 32. RoboCop 33. RoboCop - The Series 34. Quantum Leap 35. Escape From New York 36. The Road Warrior 37. Mortal Kombat
Lounge Rules: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service. Just Kidding. Come as you are, you can even take your clothes off when you dance. (In the back room). For Real: 1. Lively Discussion is encourgaged -- foul language and other types of impunation of character is not. Evil will be deleted.
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Am a musicholic - I'm 52 -- I heard my first Ventures song in '66 and have been a fan of twang ever since. Of course all the other guitar gods were added over the years, along with a lot of other great music. I have been a DJ in my younger years on air -- WPFW and in clubs and currently produce a local television show about the performing arts.