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

1972
February 27

Week 9

Week of February 27, 1972 – look out, it’s a leap year!
February 1972

March 1

Night Gallery 222

The Caterpillar / Little Girl Lost
NBC

March 2

Pioneer 10 launched

Pioneer 10

March 4

Sixth Sense 107

With This Ring, I Thee Kill!
ABC

March 5

Week 10

Week of March 5, 1972
March 1972

March 11

Sixth Sense 108

Witch, Witch, Burning Bright
ABC

March 12

Week 11

Week of March 12, 1972
March 1972

March 13

Between Time And Timbuktu

TV Movie
PBS

March 17

Ghost Story 001

March 18

Sixth Sense 109

Eye of the Haunted
ABC

March 19

Week 12

Week of March 19, 1972
March 1972

March 22

Sixth Sense 113

Face of Ice
ABC

March 26

Week 13

Week of March 26, 1972
March 1972

April 1

Sixth Sense 110

Echo of a Distant Scream
ABC

April 2

Week 14

Week of April 2, 1972
April 1972

April 8

Sixth Sense 111

Whisper of Evil
ABC

April 9

Week 15

Week of April 9, 1972
April 1972

April 15

Sixth Sense 112

Shadow in the Well
ABC

April 16

Apollo 16

Apollo 16

April 16

Week 16

Week of April 16, 1972
April 1972

April 23

Week 17

Week of April 23, 1972
April 1972

April 30

Week 18

Week of April 30, 1972
April 1972

May 7

Week 19

Week of May 7, 1972
May 1972

May 14

Week 20

Week of May 14, 1972
May 1972

May 21

Week 21

Week of May 21, 1972
May 1972

May 24

First public demonstration of Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game system

First public demonstration of Magnavox Odyssey, the first home video game system

Mass-production wouldn’t begin until August and public sales wouldn’t begin until September.

May 28

Week 22

Week of May 28, 1972
May 1972

June 4

Week 23

Week of June 4, 1972
June 1972

June 5

Doomwatch 301

Fire and Brimstone
BBC 1
lost episode

June 11

Week 24

Week of June 11, 1972
June 1972

June 12

Doomwatch 302

High Mountain
BBC 1
lost episode

June 18

Week 25

Week of June 18, 1972
June 1972

June 19

Doomwatch 303

Say Knife, Fat Man
BBC 1
lost episode

June 25

Week 26

Week of June 25, 1972
June 1972

June 26

Doomwatch 304

Waiting For A Knighthood
BBC 1

July 2

Week 27

Week of July 2, 1972
July 1972

July 3

Doomwatch 305

Without The Bomb
BBC 1
lost episode

July 9

Week 28

Week of July 9, 1972 – WAAAAHHHHHHHH!
July 1972

July 10

Doomwatch 306

Hair Trigger
BBC 1

July 16

Week 29

Week of July 16, 1972
July 1972

July 17

Doomwatch 307

Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow
BBC 1
lost episode

July 19

Ace Of Wands 301

July 23

Week 30

Week of July 23, 1972
July 1972

July 24

Doomwatch 308

Enquiry
BBC 1
lost episode

July 26

Ace Of Wands 302

July 30

Week 31

Week of July 30, 1972
July 1972

July 31

Doomwatch 309

Flood
BBC 1
lost episode

August 2

Ace Of Wands 303

August 6

Week 32

Week of August 6, 1972
August 1972

August 7

Doomwatch 310

Cause of Death
BBC 1
lost episode

August 9

Ace Of Wands 304

August 13

Week 33

Week of August 13, 1972
August 1972

August 14

Doomwatch 311

Killer Dolphins
BBC 1
lost episode

August 16

Ace Of Wands 305

August 20

Week 34

Week of August 20, 1972
August 1972

August 23

Ace Of Wands 306

August 27

Week 35

Week of August 27, 1972
August 1972

August 30

Ace Of Wands 307

September 3

Week 36

Week of September 3, 1972
September 1972

September 6

Ace Of Wands 308

September 10

Week 37

Week of September 10, 1972
September 1972

September 13

Ace Of Wands 309

Peacock Pie Part 2
ITV

September 13
September 15

Ghost Story 101

September 16

Mission Impossible 701

Break!
CBS

September 17

Week 38

Week of September 17, 1972
September 1972

September 20

Ace Of Wands 310

Peacock Pie Part 3
ITV

September 20
September 22

Ghost Story 102

September 23

Mission Impossible 702

Two Thousand
CBS

September 23

Sixth Sense 201

Coffin, Coffin, In The Sky
ABC

September 24

Night Gallery 301

The Return of the Sorcerer
NBC

September 24

Week 39

Week of September 24, 1972
September 1972

September 27

Ace Of Wands 311

Mama Doc Part 1
ITV

September 27

Search 103

September 29

Ghost Story 103

At The Cradle Foot
NBC

September 30

Mission Impossible 703

The Deal
CBS

September 30

Sixth Sense 202

Dear Joan: We’re Going to Scare You to Death
ABC

October 1

Night Gallery 302

The Girl with the Hungry Eyes
NBC

October 1

Week 40

Week of October 1, 1972
October 1972

October 4

Ace Of Wands 312

Mama Doc Part 2
ITV

October 4

Search 104

October 6

Ghost Story 104

Bad Connection
NBC

October 7

Mission Impossible 704

Leona
CBS

October 7

Sixth Sense 203

Witness Within
ABC

October 8

Week 41

Week of October 8, 1972
October 1972

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