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Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

Old 10-28-03, 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by renaldow
I think this thread is definitely a litmus test for age!!!
You got that right!

This was once the best thing on TV. I stayed up late to watch it and taped a lot of it to watch later.

Sadly, i reused the tapes after I watched them.

C'mon DVD producers, don't be gherkins! release a box set of Night Flight classics!
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Originally posted by Damfino
C'mon DVD producers, don't be gherkins! release a box set of Night Flight classics!
Never gonna happen. Too many varying music/video rights to secure.
Old 10-28-03, 03:50 PM
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Originally posted by Numanoid
Never gonna happen. Too many varying music/video rights to secure.
You are probably right about that, but there were a lot of lesser known talents on New Wave Theatre and they ought to be willing to take less royalties.

But even without the music, they could still do a compilation of the short films, cartoons etc.
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Night Flight was very cool at a time when there was not much at all to watch late at night.
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I have a vivid memory of having a concussion and not being able to sleep and watching Night Flight, and always trying to find it on TV afterwards. Funny thing about that is I went and seen the premiere of Ghostbusters the same night. I remember it being on TBS for some reason and not USA, but I could be wrong.
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In Chicago, Night Flight was broadcast on a local television station and I loved it. The only problem though was that they only played the first hour. Still, it was a great hour. That was where I was introduced to one of my favorite bands, The Pogues! Between this and The Son of Svengoolie playing classic horror films, I was in heaven. Too bad television sucks today.
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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

Anyone watching the new version of Night Flight on IFC? It's on late Friday nights. It's pretty short though, only 15 minutes. It looks like all the content is from the original show.
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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

Originally Posted by Drive-In Nut View Post
It had the same announcer chick that used to be the announcer on Night Flight too.
Lisa Robinson. In the 70s she was a writer for Rolling Stone. She's the one Rolling Stone always sent out on your with Led Zeppelin and she would always write negative articles about them. She didn't like the music because it was too oriented toward young males and she didn't like them because of all the debauchery involving wild sex with groupies. To her Led Zeppelin symbolized everything wrong with men.
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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

There's a streaming service for classic Night Flight episodes, music videos and cult movies.

https://www.nightflightplus.com/
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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

Originally Posted by Scorpio View Post
In Chicago, Night Flight was broadcast on a local television station and I loved it. The only problem though was that they only played the first hour. Still, it was a great hour. That was where I was introduced to one of my favorite bands, The Pogues! Between this and The Son of Svengoolie playing classic horror films, I was in heaven. Too bad television sucks today.
Agreed! Don't forget how ABC had the afternoon movie. Godzilla week, ape week, etc that was great. I remember running home from the bus stop for some of those features. Also some of the quirky PBS shows like Wild Chicago influenced my entertainment choices now.

BTW, Sven is on Sat nights on MeTV and every time I watch I wonder how they'll do his replacement or just end it and horror hosts will pass on into history.
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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

15 minutes is too short for those IFC shows.
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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

Hard to believe there was a time when USA Network had some balls.

And to whoever said he didn't dig Rhonda Sheer.... dude, are you nuts?

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Re: Anyone remember "Night Flight" on USA Network?

Originally Posted by DVDsucker View Post
I remember it well - New Wave Theater & the Hilarious 'J-Men Forever'


When
THIS THIS
came out a few years back, I was over the moon, moonies!

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