Monday, November 5, 2018

YouTube Spotlight:

We complement each week's episode with a YouTube playlist of related clips, and we like to highlight particularly interesting videos with their own post. This week, straight from the episode 5-3 Dr. Strange list, is something we mention during the pod: the theme song to the short-lived ITV UK series The Zoo Gang:

I have never seen an episode of this, and frankly I don't know if I want to, because how can it ever be as fabulous as this opening sequence?

And speaking of fab, that evocative song is the handiwork of  Paul and Linda McCartney!

The 1974 series, based on a Paul Gallico novel about a team of WWII resistance fighters who reunite in the 1970s to fight crime, lasted 6 episodes. It is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, but sadly, it's Region 2.  According to Wikipedia, the series aired as a "multi-evening event" (back then, I'm sure it was just "filling airtime in the summer" on NBC over 3 nights in July and August 1975.

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