Another long episode, but this time not because of a special guest, but because I’m covering three first season episodes: “Along Came Joey” and the two-parter “Once Upon a Time”. Gird your loins. Not just for the overload of episodes, but also because they’re all emotionally draining. In “Along Came Joey”, Frank DeKova is a Maui lieutenant turned avenging angel when his son is killed. And then in “Once Upon a Time”, Steve goes after the quack doctor who has preyed on his sister and her son.
It’s pretty somber episode, folks. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes.
I don’t have any pics from these eps, so here’s a picture of Frank DeKova (left) as Chief Wild Eagle on F-Troop.
I regret to inform you that my March writing projects are the same as February’s. I will continue to revise The Support Group Meets on Wednesday because my days of revising a novel-length manuscript in a month are pretty much over. I got addicted to the self-care practice of not driving myself crazy and stressing myself out over trying to finish something that I could take my time with. I can take my time with this. It’ll be okay.
I do admit that it’s starting to weigh on me that I haven’t published something, traditionally or self, in quite a while. There’s this growing niggle about it in the back of my brain. There was a time when I was putting out at least one new title a year. Now, I think the last time I published anything was back in 2018 when Come to the Rocks came out (edit: I totally forgot that Take a Bite came out after that…dumbass me). Sure, Murderville continues, but does that count? Not really.
I think part of my trouble is that I’m still struggling to find an ideal writing/day job/podcasting balance, so my output of anything hasn’t been nearly what I would like. I haven’t mastered the shifting priority status required to get it all done efficiently.
I imagine that I will eventually fall to the pressure to produce once again. But until I succumb, I’ll enjoy being able to work without that self-imposed stress.
Speaking of Murderville, which isn’t at all stressful, episode three of The Coldest Case goes live on March 10. Don’t miss out! Become a patron! $1 an episode let’s you read and $2 an episode gets you a sweet, sweet bonus every other month.
Also, the latest episode of Book ’em, Danno went live just a couple of days ago. Be sure to give that a listen and give some love to not only me and the show, but also my super awesome guest, Dan Budnik. After all, there wouldn’t be a podcast dedicated to me rambling on about a fifty year old show without him. Which reminds me, episode 11 should be out before the end of the month. So, stay tuned.
An extra long, extra special episode. Dan Budnik from the Eventually Supertrain podcast joins me to talk about two of my favorite first season episodes, “The Box” and “One for the Money”. Gavin MacLeod is back as Big Chicken fluffing his feathers in a prison shower standoff and Jeanette Nolan rules the roost over her nephews…until she doesn’t.
Spoiler alert! We do talk endings in this ep. “The Box” spoilers happen from about 50:34 to about 58:27. “One for the Money” spoilers are discussed from about 1:53:04 to 1:59:38. I give you a heads-up during the chat, too, so consider yourselves warned.
Join Dan and I for this super fun talk on Soundcloud and iTunes. We’re delightful.
This episode is the Full MacLeod.
In this episode of Book ’em, Danno, I talk about the season 1 episode “Face of the Dragon” before switching to the pilot episode of the 2010 reboot, aptly titled “Pilot”. Between the plague, Uncle Fester, human trafficking, Spike and Daryl, espionage, arms dealing, and shaved ice, there’s a whole lot going on here. A whole lot.
And yet, I got the episode under an hour. Go figure.
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Don’t disappoint Jackie Coogan. He wore his best shirt.
Episode 8 is Danno heavy. First, he’s shot and held hostage in “King of the Hill” and then in “Uptight”, he goes undercover after failing to save a young woman from a cliff. Come for the Yaphet Kotto excellence, stay for the acid trips.
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No, it’s not the crappy quality of the picture. That really is Richard Bull with a mustache.
Episode 7 features two more episodes from Season 1: “Deathwatch” and “Pray Love Remember, Pray Love Remember”. We’ve got Nehemiah Persoff and James Shigeta being smug bastards while Denny Miller and Ron Feinberg break our hearts.It’s a tonal shift between episodes that’ll drop your transmission if you aren’t careful.
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I thought I had a picture of Denny Miller from this episode, but I don’t. So here’s one of him in Emergency! about five years later.
Episode 6 covers “By the Numbers” and “Yesterday Died and Tomorrow Won’t Be Born”. Johnny Crawford exhibits poor decision making skills and has a rough time in Honolulu. Steve has an even rougher time on the beach. It’ll be the first of many times our main man is either shot or blown up during the run of the show.
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Visual reference for when I mention Johnny Crawford’s less-than-attractive shirt.