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

1971
September 12

Week 37

Week of September 12, 1971
September 1971

September 15

Ace Of Wands 209

Nightmare Gas Part 3
Thames
lost episode

September 15
September 18

Mission Impossible 601

Blind
CBS

September 19

Week 38

Week of September 19, 1971
September 1971

September 22

Ace Of Wands 210

The Eye Of Ra Part 1
Thames
lost episode

September 22

Night Gallery 202

Death in the Family / The Merciful / Class of ’99 / Witches’ Feast
NBC

September 25

Mission Impossible 602

Encore
CBS

September 26

Week 39

Week of September 26, 1971
September 1971

September 29

Ace Of Wands 211

The Eye Of Ra Part 2
Thames
lost episode

September 29

Night Gallery 203

Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay / With Apologies to Mr. Hyde / The Flip-Side of Satan
NBC

October 1

Disney World opens

Disney World

October 2

Mission Impossible 603

The Tram
CBS

October 3

Week 40

Week of October 3, 1971
October 1971

October 6

Ace Of Wands 212

The Eye Of Ra Part 3
Thames
lost episode

October 6

Night Gallery 204

A Fear of Spiders / Junior / Marmalade Wine / The Academy
NBC

October 9

Mission Impossible 604

Mindbend
CBS

October 10

Week 41

Week of October 10, 1971
October 1971

October 13

Ace Of Wands 213

The Eye Of Ra Part 3
Thames
lost episode

October 16

Mission Impossible 605

Shape-Up
CBS

October 17

Week 42

Week of October 17, 1971
October 1971

October 20

Night Gallery 205

The Phantom Farmhouse / Silent Snow, Secret Snow
NBC

October 23

Mission Impossible 606

The Miracle
CBS

October 24

Week 43

Week of October 24, 1971
October 1971

October 27

Night Gallery 206

A Question of Fear / The Devil Is Not Mocked
NBC

October 30

Mission Impossible 607

Encounter
CBS

October 31

Week 44

Week of October 31, 1971 – BOO!
October 1971

November 3

Night Gallery 207

Midnight Never Ends / Brenda
NBC

November 6

Mission Impossible 608

Underwater
CBS

November 7

Week 45

Week of November 7, 1971
November 1971

November 10

Night Gallery 208

The Diary / A Matter of Semantics / Big Surprise / Professor Peabody’s Last Lecture
NBC

November 13

Mission Impossible 609

Invasion
CBS

November 14

Week 46

Week of November 14, 1971
November 1971

November 17

Night Gallery 209

House – with Ghost / A Midnight Visit to the Neighborhood Blood Bank / Dr. Stringfellow’s Rejuvenator / Hell’s Bells
NBC

November 20

Mission Impossible 610

Blues
CBS

November 21

Week 47

Week of November 21, 1971
November 1971

November 24

Night Gallery 210

The Dark Boy / Keep in Touch – We’ll Think of Something
NBC

November 27

Mission Impossible 611

The Visitors
CBS

November 28

Earth II

November 28

Week 48

Week of November 28, 1971
November 1971

December 1

Night Gallery 211

Pickman’s Model / The Dear Departed / An Act of Chivalry
NBC

December 4

Mission Impossible 612

Nerves
CBS

December 5

Week 49

Week of December 5, 1971
December 1971

December 8

Night Gallery 212

Cool Air / Camera Obscura / Quoth the Raven
NBC

December 11

Mission Impossible 613

Run For The Money
CBS

December 12

Week 50

Week of December 12, 1971
December 1971

December 15

Night Gallery 213

The Messiah on Mott Street / The Painted Mirror
NBC

December 18

Mission Impossible 614

The Connection
CBS

December 19

Week 51

Week of December 19, 1971
December 1971

December 24

A Ghost Story for Christmas ’71

The Stalls of Barchester
BBC1

December 26

Week 52

Week of December 26, 1971
December 1971

December 29

Night Gallery 214

The Different Ones / Tell David… / Logoda’s Heads
NBC

1972
January 1

Mission Impossible 615

The Bride
CBS

January 2

Week 1

Week of January 2, 1972
January 1972

January 4

HP-35: the first pocket scientific calculator

HP35

January 5

President Nixon approves Space Shuttle development

Shuttle

January 5

Night Gallery 215

Green Fingers / The Funeral / The Tune in Dan’s Café
NBC

January 8

Mission Impossible 616

Stone Pillow
CBS

January 9

Week 2

Week of January 9, 1972
January 1972

January 11

Kolchak: The Night Stalker 001

The Night Stalker
ABC

January 12

Night Gallery 216

Lindemann’s Catch / The Late Mr. Peddington / A Feast of Blood
NBC

January 15

Mission Impossible 617

Image
CBS

January 15

Sixth Sense 101

I Do Not Belong to the Human World
ABC

January 16

Week 3

Week of January 16, 1972
January 1972

January 19

Night Gallery 217

The Miracle at Camafeo / The Ghost of Sorworth Place
NBC

January 22

Mission Impossible 618

Committed
CBS

January 22

The People

TV movie
ABC

January 22

Sixth Sense 102

The Heart That Wouldn’t Stay Buried
ABC

January 23

Week 4

Week of January 23, 1972
January 1972

January 26

Night Gallery 218

The Waiting Room / Last Rites for a Dead Druid
NBC

January 29

Mission Impossible 619

Bag Woman
CBS

January 29

Sixth Sense 103

Lady, Lady, Take My Life
ABC

January 30

Week 5

Week of January 30, 1972
January 1972

February 5

Sixth Sense 104

The House That Cried Murder
ABC

February 5

Sixth Sense 105

The Man Who Died at Three and Nine
ABC

February 6

Week 6

Week of February 6, 1972
February 1972

February 9

Night Gallery 219

Deliveries in the Rear / Stop Killing Me / Dead Weight
NBC

February 11

Search 001

PROBE
NBC

February 12

Mission Impossible 620

Double Dead
CBS

February 13

Week 7

Week of February 13, 1972
February 1972

February 17

Night Gallery 220

I’ll Never Leave You – Ever / There Aren’t Any More MacBanes
NBC

February 19

Mission Impossible 621

Casino
CBS

February 20

Week 8

Week of February 20, 1972
February 1972

February 23

Night Gallery 221

The Sins of the Fathers / You Can’t Get Help Like That Anymore
NBC

February 26

Mission Impossible 622

Trapped
CBS

February 26

Sixth Sense 106

Can a Dead Man Strike from the Grave?
ABC

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