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Video: Rare TV Pilot with Steve “Hercules” Reeves!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Television, Video with tags , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by ghostradioworld

This is the only chapter filmed for a proposed television serial.  It stars a very young Steve Reeves (who would gain fame in the sixties playing Hercules in a series of international hit movies produced in Italy) as the Tarzan-like Kimbar.  This pilot was made in 1949

It’s no surprise this didn’t go any farther.  The dialog is substandard, and the acting worse.   But Reeves makes an impression.  And it’s an interesting curio.  Neither Wikipedia nor imdb makes any mention of this production in Reeves’ credits.  But if their other credits are correct this would be his first onscreen appearance.

Meteor Strike On Multiple Continents!

Posted in UFOs, Weird Science with tags , , , , , , , on February 17, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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From Unknown Country:

On Friday the 13th at around 10PM US eastern time, sonic booms were heard across Kentucky, windows trembled and buildings shook, and green fireballs exploded over the state. Hours before in Italy, three fireballs were recorded by astronomers. One, captured on video, was ten times brighter than the full moon, and has sparked a scientific meteorite hunt because of its size. Then, on Sunday at 11AM, a fireball so bright that it could be seen easily in direct sunlight shot across Austin, Texas, startling hundreds of people running the Austin Marathon with a resounding sonic boom.

Initially, it was thought that the wave of fireballs might be from the recent collision between a US Iridium satellite and a defunct Russian spy satellite on February 10, but NASA astronomer Bill Cook of the Meteor Environment Office says that the Kentucky object was definitely a meteor, and US Space Command, which is monitoring the debris from the satellite collision, says that none of it has as yet re-entered the atmosphere.

Meteors strike earth every day, and many involve fireballs. Most hit over the oceans and are not seen. On rare occasions, there have been ‘fireball storms,’ but it is not known whether or not this will turn into one. We’ll be watching the skies.

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