Monday, January 25, 2010

January 24, 1970: THE MAD EXECUTIONERS 11:45pm

On this evening, Bob Wilkins showed a English dubbed German Krimi called THE MAD EXECUTIONERS (1965) aka DER HENKER VON LONDON. Based on a story by Edgar Wallace.

January 17, 1970: FOURTEEN HOURS 11:30pm

On this evening, Bob wilkins showed a Film Noir/thriller called FOURTEEN HOURS (1951) starring Richard (VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA) Basehart, Barbara (DALLAS) Bel Geddes, Agnes (BEWITCHED) Moorehead, Grace (the future Monoco princess) Kelly and Debra (THE HAUNTED PALACE) Paget.

January 10, 1970: THE FACTS OF MURDER Midnight

On this evening, Bob wilkins showed an Italian Crime-Thriller called THE FACTS OF MURDER (1962) aka UN MALEDETTO IMBROGLIO (1959).

Thursday, January 07, 2010

One Year Ago On This Date: January 7.

It is hard to believe that Bob Wilkins passed away one year ago on this date. Amazing, I can just close my eyes and envision Bob showing all those great & not so great horror & sci-fi movies.

January 3, 1970: THE MANIAC 11:45pm

On Bob's first show of the New Year, he showed THE MANIAC (1963) starring Kerwin (7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD) Mathews & directed by Michael (THE CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB) Carreras.

Friday, January 01, 2010

2010: A New Year And a Big Announcement!

Happy New Year Everyone! Well, with 2009 behind me, it is time for me to move forward with this blog. With the combination of the holidays and personal family issues, my blog has slowed down a bit to just list the movies that Bob Wilkins showed on KCRA Channel 3. As we now enter 2010, Bob's tenure at KCRA was starting to wind down. He left KCRA on March 7, 1970. And he would return to the Sacramento airwaves on May 2 but this time on Independent TV Station, KTXL-40.

When I first started this blog, My main intention was to try to list Bob Wilkins KCRA program schedule on a weekly basis. When people normally think of Bob Wilkins tenure at KCRA, they tend to think of Bob Wilkins very first movie of ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE and I wanted to show that Bob showed a very diverse amount of movies and it wasn't always bad movies.

Now, rather than continue the same time consuming 40 year process with Bob's KTXL schedule (as well as his more famous KTVU Creature Features run), I am going to make a big announcement!

Starting in April, I will be compiling EVERYTHING BOB WILKINS into what I will call "THE ALMOST DEFINITIVE BOB WILKINS DATABASE". I will have complete listings of all of Bob Wilkins program schedules for not only KCRA but KTXL, and KTVU as well as his numerous specials (STAR TREK, THE MOVIE MONSTER QUIZ, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, SUPER INVADERS, 3D Movies) plus both his reunion shows (1987 KTVU and 1995 KCRA), Interviews (Sinister Cinema 1985, KTVU 1987, KTVU Two Part 1997 with Bob Shaw) and hopefully CAPTAIN COSMIC.

My goal is to finish the database by the end of Summer 2010. I am really looking forward to start and complete this project but at the same time, the end will be happening soon for this current blog. Every once in a while, I will post newsworthy stuff but not as frequent. Between the database, my work as well as family issues, I will be very busy. Thanks Again For All Of The support I have been given from Bob's wife, Sally, Bob's Official Archivist, Tom Wrysch, Planet X Magazine and Official Bob Wilkins Website Scott Moon, Horror Movie Host, Mr. Lobo, Video Producer, Perry Martin and many, many more people that I don't have the time to list! 2010 Will Be A Very Good Year! :)

December 27, 1969 Schedule: FLIGHT TO MARS 11:30pm

On this weekend in 1969 between Christmas and the New Year, Bob Wilkins showed the low budget sci-fi classic, FLIGHT TO MARS.