Dan Curtis was born August 12, 1927, as Daniel Cherkoss in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Curtis attended Syracuse University before becoming a syndicated television show salesman. He was a director, writer, and producer of television and film.
[as US Navy theme song “Anchors Aweigh” plays] Our grateful acknowledgement to the United States Navy who wanted nothing to do with this picture – but reluctantly lent us their song.
I watched the 1969 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie “The Maltese Bippy” on my DVD. This was the first time I’d seen it since I was eleven. I was on vacation in Tampa with my parents and we decided to walk to a theater near our hotel. My parents watched another movie while I chose this Rowan and Martin romp. I used to watch Laugh-In in my bedroom. I don’t think my parents would have approved but they never said anything.
I watched one of the most classic sci-fi films ever made on Svengoolie. This 1956 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie has a starship crew in the 23rd century going to investigate the silence of a distant planet’s colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization. produced by Nicholas Nayfack (“The Invisible Boy” Robbie the Robot’s second appearance), and directed by Fred M. Wilcox (“Lassie Come Home”, “Courage of Lassie”).
I watched the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1987 Mel Brooks movie Spaceballs on BBC America. I hadn’t seen it since it was in the theater back in 1987. It is a science fiction parody movie of the Star Wars trilogy with some Star Trek, Alien, Wizard of Oz, 2001 a Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes. It is co-written (with Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, produced and directed by Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, History f the World Part 1, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula: Dead and Loving It).