The Time

This is where the time is. So when someone asks you “Where has the time gone?”, point them here.

  • Two shows must be present for that week to be eligible for a podcast. Three shows are ideal, four are a tight squeeze, and more than four might mean that a “B” episode is warranted, especially if there’s a clear dividing line (i.e. three shows are prime time shows, three shows are Saturday morning kids’ shows, or three shows were made and shown for American audiences, while the other three were British shows).
  • “Orphans” can be bundled together by month/serial at a later date for “dead week” shows.
  • For a lost episode to be discussed rather than just getting a verbal acknowledgement, there must be something to review – audio recordings, scripts, etc. A lost episode with no reviewable material may drop a week back under the threshold to a single show.
  • How daily strip-syndication shows will be covered: All given episodes for a week will be summarized and discussed almost as if they’re a single episode. Shows this applies to: Battle Of The Planets, Star Blazers, He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, Robotech.
  • Not included: the mid-1980s revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (due to lack of availability) and Mystery Science Theater 3000 (though it began in 1988 on local TV in Minneapolis, and migrated to cable in 1989, this series was, let’s face it, more of a ’90s phenomenon).

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Retrogram Timeline

1977
May 7

Man From Atlantis 002

May 8

Week 19

Week of May 8, 1977
May 1977

May 14

New Adventures of Batman 114

Have An Evil Day Part 1
CBS

May 15

Week 20

Week of May 15, 1977
May 1977

May 17

Man From Atlantis 003

May 21

Spectre

Spectre
NBC

May 21

New Adventures of Batman 115

Have An Evil Day Part 2
CBS

May 22

Week 21

Week of May 22, 1977
May 1977

May 25

Meanwhile in the theaters…

Star Wars

May 28

New Adventures of Batman 116

This Looks Like A Job For Bat Mite!
CBS
(end of series)

May 29

Week 22

Week of May 29, 1977
May 1977

June 5

Week 23

Week of June 5, 1977
June 1977

June 6

The Fantastic Journey 110

June 10

Apple II introduced

Apple too

June 12

Week 24

Week of June 12, 1977
June 1977

June 18

Exo-Man

TV Movie
NBC

June 19

Week 25

Week of June 19, 1977
June 1977

June 20

Alternative 3

TV Movie / spoof news programme
ITV Anglia

June 20
June 26

Week 26

Week of June 26, 1977
June 1977

July 3

Week 27

Week of July 3, 1977
July 1977

July 10

Week 28

Week of July 10, 1977
July 1977

July 17

Week 29

Week of July 17, 1977
July 1977

July 24

Week 30

Week of July 24, 1977
July 1977

July 31

Week 31

Week of July 31, 1977
July 1977

August 1

Holmes & Yoyo 112

The Cat Burglar
ABC

August 3

TRS-80 Model I introduced

TRS-80

August 4
August 7

Week 32

Week of August 7, 1977
August 1977

August 8

Holmes & Yoyo 113

Bye Bye, Bennie
ABC

August 11
August 12

Flight of the Enterprise

Enterprise
…first free-flight approach & landing test from the back of its 747 carrier aircraft

August 14

Week 33

Week of August 14, 1977
August 1977

August 16

Elvis dies

Elvis

August 18

Space: 1999 220

August 21

Week 34

Week of August 21, 1977
August 1977

August 25

Space: 1999 221

Dorzak
ITV

August 28

Week 35

Week of August 28, 1977
August 1977

September 1

Space: 1999 222

September 3

Doctor Who 1501

September 4

Week 36

Week of September 4, 1977
September 1977

September 5

Voyager 1 launched

Voyager 1

September 9

The New Avengers 201

Dead Men Are Dangerous
ITV

September 10

Doctor Who 1502

September 10

Space Academy 101

September 10

Super Friends 201

The Brain Machine / The Joy Ride / The Invasion of the Earthors / The Whirlpool
ABC

September 10

The Bionic Woman 301

The Bionic Dog Part 1
NBC

September 11

Week 37

Week of September 11, 1977
September 1977

September 11

Atari VCS introduced

Atari VCS

September 11

Six Million Dollar Man 501

Sharks Part 1
ABC

September 14

Spider-Man 001

September 16

The New Avengers 202

Angels Of Death
ITV

September 16

Logan’s Run 101

Pilot
CBS

September 16

Wonder Woman 201

September 17

Doctor Who 1503

September 17

Space Academy 102

September 17

Super Friends 202

The Secret Four / Tiger on the Loose / The Mysterious Time Creatures / The Antidote
ABC

September 17

The Bionic Woman 302

The Bionic Dog Part 2
NBC

September 18

Week 38

Week of September 18, 1977
September 1977

September 18

Six Million Dollar Man 502

Sharks Part 2
ABC

September 19

Raven 101

September 22

Man From Atlantis 101

September 23

The New Avengers 203

Medium Rare
ITV

September 23

Logan’s Run 102

September 23

Wonder Woman 202

September 24

Doctor Who 1504

September 24

Space Academy 103

September 24

Super Friends 203

Invasion of the Hydronoids / Hitchhike / City in a Bottle / Space Emergency
ABC

September 24

The Bionic Woman 303

Fembots in Las Vegas Part 1
NBC

September 25

Week 39

Week of September 25, 1977
September 1977

September 25

Six Million Dollar Man 503

Deadly Countdown Part 1
ABC

September 26

Raven 102

September 30

The New Avengers 204

The Lion And The Unicorn
ITV

September 30

Logan’s Run 103

Capture
CBS

September 30
October 1

Doctor Who 1505

The Invisible Enemy Part 1
BBC 1

October 1

Space Academy 104

October 1

Super Friends 204

Doctor Fright / Drag Race / Plant Creatures / Fire
ABC

October 1

The Bionic Woman 304

Fembots in Las Vegas Part 2
NBC

October 2

Week 40

Week of October 2, 1977
October 1977

October 2

Six Million Dollar Man 504

Deadly Countdown Part 2
ABC

October 3

Raven 103

October 4

Raven 106

October 7

The New Avengers 205

Obsession
ITV

October 7

Wonder Woman 204

The Bermuda Triangle Crisis
CBS

October 8

Doctor Who 1506

The Invisible Enemy Part 2
BBC 1

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