Wandering Through The Shelves picked a doozy this week because there are many TV shows on air now or recently that came from a film but I don't have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Kootcy, Bootsy, Bugaboo blah blah blah. It will be fun to see which 3 TV shows people will choose this week. Here are my 3....
1. THE PINK PANTHER-1964(SHORTS FOR FILM)-1969-1978 PLUS MORE
The film, The Pink Panther, is from 1963 and starred Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in a hilarious romp mainly in the Swiss Alps. The opening and ending to this very funny film has the iconic music from Henry Mancini with a pink panther always getting away from the Inspector Clouseau who just can't help himself. The music and the cartoon characters were so popular that Fritz Freleng, of Bugs Bunny fame, created some shorts with one winning an Oscar(or maybe an Emmy...Brain fart). Anyway, I enjoyed watching this cool pink cat evading capture by the Inspector. Sometimes The Pink Panther did get into a pickle but he always gets the better of Clouseau in the end. Later the studio introduced other cartoons to run with the Pink Panther and my favourite was The Aardvark and the Ant. It is a fun show.
2. PLANET OF THE APES-1974 (FILM WAS IN 1968)
This show did not last long, just 14 episodes, but I watched all of them showing the 2 astronauts and a chimp on the run from the ape militia who want to capture them...those darn astronauts never mind those darn, dirty apes! I was 10 when this came out and I had a real crush on James Naughton who played one of the astronauts. The first 2 episodes were actually written by Rod Serling which is pretty cool but it just never caught on and went the way of the Dodo.
3. STARMAN-1986-1987 (FILM WAS IN 1984
14 years after Starman left earth leaving his only earth friend on her own, he comes back after realising he has a son and the son and mother have been separated. He locates the son, who has some of dad's powers, and they go on a search for Jenny-mom and Starman's great love. Of course you have a bad ass man on Starman's butt all the way through who would love to capture him and dissect him..ewwww. This was another show I really enjoyed that didn't make it through even when millions wrote in to save the series.
Which 3 would you choose?