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Friday, July 13, 2018

Themes Like Old Times #5 – Formulaic (7/13/18)

43:17 – Dr. Kildare & Red Ryder, Richard Chamberlain, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, Ben Casey, Marcus Welby, Frederick Schiller Faust, Max Brand, Friedrich Schiller, Goethe’s Faust, Western Story Magazine, Destry Rides Again, Jean Shepherd, Red Ryder BB guns, Sky King & Penny, Songbird & other Cessnas, Red Ryder & Little Beaver, Reed Hadley & Tommy Cook, Robert Blake, Little Rascals, Baretta, In Cold Blood, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dr. Joseph Bell, Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Leonard Gillespie, Lew Ayres, Argosy & Cosmopolitan, Helen Gurley Brown, Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Mary Lamont, Molly Byrd, Nosy Parker, Dr. Carew, Conover, Ironside, Raymond Massey, Capt. Kirk & Yeoman Rand, All Quiet on the Western Front, Van Johnson, Keye Luke, Charlie Chan, Kung Fu, Master Po, guest stars, Red Skelton, Donna Reed, It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Potter, Ebenezer Scrooge, cameos by Laverne the cat & Sally the switchboard operator (Marie Blake AKA Blossom Rock).

Music and Musings from Dave in Kentucky.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Dave in Kentucky.

Released July 2018 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel featuring free-form monologues by clever hosts with diverse opinions.

posted by Dave at 11:16 am filed in Dave,Jul18,movie,music,reviews,song,TV  


  1. Great show!! Watched almost all of the Kildare/Gillespie flicks a few years ago, and many of the TV series. Oddly, I dont think I have ever seen a Ben Casey episode.

    Comment by pqribber — July 15, 2018 @ 9:10 am

  2. Thank you! My wife and I recorded and watched the Kildare/Gillespie marathon that TCM had on recently, which included all but the final three Gillespie movies, and then we were so into it I had to order the Gillespie set so we could watch those three too.

    I don’t remember much about the Ben Casey series, either. I think it must have been on the channel that didn’t come in as well.

    Comment by Dave — July 15, 2018 @ 10:35 am

  3. Another great episode – ‘Themes Like Old Times’ is rapidly becoming my current favourite thing on Onsug! I am something of an enthusiast for the low budget movie series the studios produced in the thirties and forties, although they could sometimes run out of steam very rapidly. Dr Kildare was an exception, mainaining a decent quality all the way through and surviving the loss of the original lead.

    When I was a student the BBC repeated the colour episodes of the Richard Chamberlain TV series to bridge the gap between kids’ TV and the evening news – they quickly gained a cult following among Britain’s students. The episodes I saw were actually pretty good for their age and still entertaining (and Raymond Massey gave a performance and a half as Dr Gillespie).

    There was another Dr Kildare series, ‘Young Dr Kildare’ in the seventies which I’ve never seen – i’m pretty sure it was never shown in the UK, so I have no idea what it was like quality-wise.

    Keep up the good work!

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — July 16, 2018 @ 4:47 pm

  4. Wow, thanks Doc! Had I known there were other Kildare fans on the onsug I guess I would have super-sized the episode after all. Maybe I’ll put out an addendum at some point, to use up some of my leftover material.

    I’ve never seen the 1970s series, either — or at least I don’t remember it.

    Comment by Dave — July 16, 2018 @ 5:24 pm

  5. Loved it, anything by you Dave is a must listen to experience. You have so much knowledge wound up in that crazy headspring, that it is just damn enjoyable listening to the gears squeak as you let it loose.

    Doctor Kildare as a Western was a fabulous concept and one that has been enjoyable to apply to other shows. Thank you for the brain

    Comment by Chad Bowers — July 17, 2018 @ 1:47 pm

  6. Thanks, Chad! You guys are making me feel like Sally Field at the Oscars!

    Since everybody liked the Dr. Kildare stuff, I plan to include more of it in “Into the Time Warp” #3 — coming soon to an IP address near you!

    Comment by Dave — July 17, 2018 @ 5:47 pm

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