Sunday, March 14, 2010

Final Blog Wilkins blog (for now)

First I have to apologize to readers of my blog for not posting more often. I have had so many personal issues that in my opinion, were more important than this blog. Lately, I have been posting just the KCRA program schedules. Nothing really news worthy since the death of Bob, last year.

Now I am putting this blog on a hiatus as I embark on another venture: THE BOB WILKINS DATABASE. I am planning on researching and posting the schedules of all of Bob wilkins shows from KCRA to KTXL to KTVU as well as his various specials and appearances. Unlike this blog, I hope to post it all at once instead of doing it on a weekly period. I plan to start the research and debut the database by late summer 2010, if not earlier. Thanks for everyone's support especially Bob's Family, Scott Moon, Tom Wrysch, Perry Martin, Dennis Rood and many more that I wish to acknowledge but don't have the room or time. Thanks Again! :)

March 14, 1970 Schedule: DR. ORLOFF'S MONSTER 1:AM

This was Bob Wilkins final show for KCRA Channel 3, having first started this show back in 1966. But Bob wouldn't be off the air long. Less than two months later, May 2, He would start a show on Independent TV Station, KTXL TV 40 with a Saturday Night show but with an earlier time slot. His show would replace the year old hostless "Black Museum" show.

March 7, 1970 Schedule: DEMENTIA 13 1:AM

Bob Wilkins showed DEMENTIA 13 (1963), and ironically, 40 years later on this day, The Academy Awards honored producer, Roger Corman.

February 28, 1970 Schedule: THE LAST MAN ON EARTH 12:30AM

On this evening, Bob Wilkins showed the classic Vincent Price film, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), which was based on the Richard Matheson novel, I Am Legend, and it was remade twice: THE OMEGA MAN (with Charlton Heston) & more recently I AM LEGEND (with Will Smith).