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Ron Whitfield March 11th, 2012 03:29 AM

Me TV
 
I just discovered Me TV tonite and have enjoyed Lost In Space, Star Trek (original, of course) so far, and now watching Svengoulie's running of The Mummy's Ghost ('44 w/Chaney Jr.). I'm in vintage heaven! How long has Oceanic had this available?

mel March 11th, 2012 05:19 AM

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Me TV is actually a secondary channel of KITV 4. Over the air the it is on Channel 4.2 while the main network channel is at 4.1. The cable TV channel number of course is different.

http://www.kitv.com/metv/index.html

Ron Whitfield March 11th, 2012 05:30 AM

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It's channel 126 on basic cable. After Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea I'm watching Get Smart, havn't seen it in 2 decades!

mel March 11th, 2012 05:36 AM

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If you like Me TV you'll probably also like THIS TV... In Honolulu it airs on KGMB Channel 5.2 OTA (the CBS station being on 5.1 OTA). FYI - KFVE is at 9.1 OTA. Cable channel for THIS TV as I last recalled is up higher in the 300 or 400 range on the digital service.

http://honolulu.thistv.com/

Ron Whitfield March 12th, 2012 05:45 AM

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Thanx, mel, there's some good stuff there, but I can't find it at all. They got Highway Patrol, that makes it worth finding. Good thing I've seen all the episodes.

Leo Lakio March 12th, 2012 11:33 AM

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Another network in this vein is "Antenna TV" - is that one available to you folks in Hawai`i?

salmoned March 12th, 2012 03:17 PM

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Unfortunately, THIS TV seems to have a broadcasting problem - the audio is not very good. Specifically, the audio sounds clipped with a frequency of about 1 hertz. The gist is there, but the quality is not. Also, their OTA program guide has a considerable time offset that makes it hard to use.

Ron Whitfield March 12th, 2012 06:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo Lakio (Post 275608)
"Antenna TV" - is that one available to you folks in Hawai`i?

Doesn't seem to be 'lulu'vailable.

Ron Whitfield March 14th, 2012 04:41 AM

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Gotta say ME's weekly daytime shows are the worst dreck the '60s and '70s produced, and what made me hate popular viewing back then. I hit paydirt the other evening and will temper my excitement and viewing with guarded selectivity. We need more high quality programs like Laugh In, Johnny Carson, and The Monkees.

Amati March 14th, 2012 07:03 PM

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They show the original Twilight Zone, that is redeeming isn't it?

Ron Whitfield March 14th, 2012 08:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Amati (Post 275670)
They show the original Twilight Zone, that is redeeming isn't it?

Absolutely! The evening/night/weekend fare makes up for the weekly daytime BS, and I think they have the original 5-0 as well. I'm consumed with the political channels during the daylite hours anyway, so it dovetails with my constant viewing schedule. As soon as I can set up a second TV so I can watch Pawn Stars and other quasi-reality stuff at the same time, I'll be set.

Amati March 15th, 2012 01:48 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield (Post 275672)
... so I can watch Pawn Stars and other quasi-reality stuff at the same time, I'll be set.

Wow we agree AGAIN?? I find the Old Man entertaining ... and the stuff people bring in to sell, well, you don't see that sort of selection in Hawaii pawn stores. :)

Leo Lakio March 15th, 2012 11:42 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield (Post 275657)
We need more high quality programs like Laugh In, Johnny Carson, and The Monkees.

I have long been a Monkees fan (and trivia-head, now how useful is that?), and in the wake of Davy Jones' passing, I've been watching the DVDs of the complete series.

Much as I loved the show when it aired and can recognize the innovative techniques the actors/producers/directors brought to television, hindsight gives a different perspective - certainly NOT representative of "the best" TV had to offer in those days.

But still, a damn lot of fun to watch. (And the reason I brought "Antenna TV" into the discussion was because they ran a marathon of Monkees episodes a few days after Jones died.)

Ron Whitfield March 15th, 2012 12:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Amati (Post 275675)
Wow we agree AGAIN?? I find the Old Man entertaining ... and the stuff people bring in to sell, well, you don't see that sort of selection in Hawaii pawn stores. :)

Certainly not for decades! Them and our swap meets used to be really good places to score cool items, that's been over for a long time.
That Vegas store has enjoyed a massive windfall of $ and attention with the interest per the show. They have a ton of interesting items coming in that we don't ever see. They have to close the store on filming days, it's way crowded. I love calling bullshit on items when I have better knowledge than the experts show. Red lights and whistles go off!
The 'old man' can be fun, but ChumLee is the star. He's more real than the others, and I can't stand the grandson, Corey. Rick, is probably a prick as well, but pulls off the show well. And he likes Hendrix, so he can't be all bad. I wish they'd lose the obvious fakery of personalities and stick to the meat, the Detroit show suffers from the internal BS as well. But the things they've spotlighted have often been incredible, stuff you'd otherwise never see or known existed. Whoever pushed the concept nailed it!

Monday evenings were ritual veiwing in the '60s, Laugh-In and The Monkees, same channel, back to back. I should have hated The Monkees silliness, and being friends with the Ed Roth family we always had that local (So. Cal) rivalry per the Barris brothers about the Monkeemobile, etc. But they were huge on Hendrix, so they had cred way beyond the stupid show once I heard that, and I love some of the songs still today.

Leo Lakio March 15th, 2012 12:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Ron Whitfield (Post 275683)
...and I love some of the songs still today.

The songs still stand up, years later, because they were really well-crafted pop. At that point in music-time, more and more bands were recording songs they wrote themselves, so there were all these great songwriters (research "Brill Building") who had fewer and fewer outlets for their material - Neil Diamond, Carole King & Gerry Goffin, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, Harry Nilsson, Jeff Barry, etc. - and here's where you gotta give Don Kirshner his due: he put their songs into The Monkees' throats, the other key to the music's success, right alongside the weekly TV show's exposure.

Frankie's Market March 16th, 2012 01:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo Lakio (Post 275680)
Much as I loved the show when it aired and can recognize the innovative techniques the actors/producers/directors brought to television, hindsight gives a different perspective - certainly NOT representative of "the best" TV had to offer in those days.

The only thing that I find worthwhile about watching The Monkees on repeated viewings are the music clips. Those are enjoyable, although there's nothing that I would describe as being mind-blowing. So much of it was derivative from the first two Beatle flicks (A Hard Day's Night & Help!) And by the time that the Fab Four put out the then-critically reviled (but way ahead of its time) Magical Mystery Tour, the Monkees' musical clips looked very tame and dated in comparison.

The problem that I have had with most "classic" TV channels for the last 20 years have been the fact that networks are using edited episodes that shave off a few minutes in order to squeeze in more commercials. That makes every showing of Hawaii Five-0 on KWHE unwatchable for me. If Me TV airs uncut versions of their shows, then they have something special. If not, then it's no better than TV Land.

helen March 16th, 2012 01:59 AM

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I have no idea how long MeTV has been available in Hawaii. I only found out about a month ago when co-worker told me about it.

Seen an episode or two of Perry Mason and The Untouchables which air really late at night.

helen March 16th, 2012 02:41 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo Lakio (Post 275608)
Another network in this vein is "Antenna TV" - is that one available to you folks in Hawai`i?

Checking on 2 different sources (Oceanic and Wikipedia) the answer to that question at this point in time is no, at least Over the Air and via Oceanic cable.

Leo Lakio March 16th, 2012 12:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankie's Market (Post 275693)
The only thing that I find worthwhile about watching The Monkees on repeated viewings are the music clips. Those are enjoyable, although there's nothing that I would describe as being mind-blowing.

That is one of the joys of having the series on DVD - they are structured so that, if you wish, you can just watch the music clips only (what they referred to as "romps").

Frankie's Market March 16th, 2012 04:43 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo Lakio (Post 275708)
That is one of the joys of having the series on DVD - they are structured so that, if you wish, you can just watch the music clips only (what they referred to as "romps").

But I don't want to own (or pay) for the rest of that stuff. If they actually had a collection of just the musical segments and priced it accordingly, that would be what I'm looking for.

Here's one of my favorites: Sweet Young Thing.

Leo Lakio March 16th, 2012 07:16 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Frankie's Market (Post 275719)
But I don't want to own (or pay) for the rest of that stuff. If they actually had a collection of just the musical segments and priced it accordingly, that would be what I'm looking for.

That would have been a marvelous marketing idea.

mel March 17th, 2012 02:42 AM

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Me TV has been available on 4.2 KITV since Sept. 2011.

lensperson March 17th, 2012 04:11 AM

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is rare in syndication.
I think it was mattel that put out the big plastic replica of the sub.
My two brothers and I had one and we wore it out.
Richard Basehart is a fascinating character.
We brothers had a long running dispute
Who actually had more clout. (real politik).
The Captain or the Admiral?
:)

Ron Whitfield March 18th, 2012 07:57 AM

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Car 54 Where Are You is SO much funnier than any so-called comedy on TV today. It's so funny even the actors crack up on camera.

lensperson March 22nd, 2012 05:25 AM

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Car 54 was a great show. Those guys were so down to earth.
Herman Munster emerged soon afterwards.
KVOS up in Bellingham ran a vintage tv marathon a while back that
aired some episodes.
Interestingly , Gaylord Communications ,who owned KVOS ,also owned
another tv station on one of the Florida keys.
Together, the two stations comprised the most northwesterly and the most
southeasterly of all television transmitters within the continental US.


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