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

1973
July 16

Tomorrow People 111

July 22

Week 30

Week of July 22, 1973
July 1973

July 23

Tomorrow People 112

July 28

Skylab 2 launched

Or is it Skylab 3?

July 29

Week 31

Week of July 29, 1973
July 1973

July 30

Tomorrow People 113

August 5

Week 32

Week of August 5, 1973
August 1973

August 12

Week 33

Week of August 12, 1973
August 1973

August 19

Week 34

Week of August 19, 1973
August 1973

August 26

Week 35

Week of August 26, 1973
August 1973

September 1

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 101

Captain Rogers
ITV

September 2

Week 36

Week of September 2, 1973
September 1973

September 3

Moonbase 3 104

Outsiders
BBC 1

September 8

Super Friends 101

September 8

Star Trek Animated 101

September 8

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 102

The Leather Funnel
ITV

September 9

Week 37

Week of September 9, 1973
September 1973

September 9

Moonbase 3 101

September 15

Super Friends 102

The Baffles Puzzle
ABC

September 15

Star Trek Animated 102

September 15

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 103

A Terribly Strange Bed
ITV

September 16

Week 38

Week of September 16, 1973
September 1973

September 16

Moonbase 3 102

Behemoth
BBC 1

September 20

Star Trek Animated 103

September 22

Super Friends 103

Professor Goodfellow’s G.E.E.C.
ABC

September 22

The Starlost 101

Voyage Of Discovery
CTV / Syndicated in US

September 22

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 104

La Grande Breteche
ITV

September 23

Week 39

Week of September 23, 1973
September 1973

September 23

Moonbase 3 103

September 29

Super Friends 104

The Weather Maker
ABC

September 29

The Starlost 102

Lazarus From The Mist
CTV / Syndicated in US

September 29

Star Trek Animated 104

September 29

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 105

The Dinner Party
ITV

September 30

Week 40

Week of September 30, 1973
September 1973

October 6

Super Friends 105

Dr. Pelagian’s War
ABC

October 6

The Starlost 103

The Goddess Calabra
CTV / Syndicated in US

October 6

Star Trek Animated 105

October 6

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 106

Money To Burn
ITV

October 7

Week 41

Week of October 7, 1973
October 1973

October 7

Moonbase 3 105

October 13

Super Friends 106

The Shamon U
ABC

October 13

The Starlost 104

The Pisces
CTV / Syndicated in US

October 13

Star Trek Animated 106

October 13

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 107

In The Confessional
ITV

October 14

Week 42

Week of October 14, 1973
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October 14

Moonbase 3 106

October 20

Super Friends 107

Too Hot To Handle
ABC

October 20

The Starlost 105

Children Of Methuselah
CTV / Syndicated in US

October 20

Six Million Dollar Man 002

October 20

Star Trek Animated 107

October 20

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 108

Unseen Alibi
ITV

October 21

Week 43

Week of October 21, 1973
October 1973

October 27

Super Friends 108

The Androids
ABC

October 27

The Starlost 106

And Only Man Is Vile
CTV / Syndicated in US

October 27

Star Trek Animated 108

October 27

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 109

Battle Of Wits
ITV

October 28

Week 44

Week of October 28, 1973
October 1973

November 3

Super Friends 109

The Balloon People
ABC

November 3

The Starlost 107

Circuit Of Death
CTV / Syndicated in US

November 3

Star Trek Animated 109

November 3

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 110

A Point Of Law
ITV

November 4

Week 45

Week of November 4, 1973
November 1973

November 8

The Starlost 112

The Implant People
CTV / Syndicated in US

November 10

Super Friends 110

The Fantastic Frerps
ABC

November 10

The Starlost 108

Gallery Of Fear
CTV / Syndicated in US

November 10

Star Trek Animated 110

November 10

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 111

The Monkey’s Paw
ITV

November 11

Week 46

Week of November 11, 1973
November 1973

November 12

Robert’s Robots 101

Follow That Robot
Thames/ITV

November 16

Skylab 3 launched

Or is it Skylab 4?

November 17

Super Friends 111

The Ultra Beam
ABC

November 17

The Starlost 109

Mr. Smith Of Manchester
CTV / Syndicated in US

November 17

Six Million Dollar Man 003

November 17

Star Trek Animated 111

November 17

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 112

The Ingenious Reporter
ITV

November 18

Week 47

Week of November 18, 1973
November 1973

November 19

Robert’s Robots 102

Love at First Light
Thames/ITV

November 24

Super Friends 112

The Menace Of The White Dwarf
ABC

November 24

The Starlost 110

The Alien Oro
CTV / Syndicated in US

November 24

Star Trek Animated 112

November 24

Orson Welles’ Great Mysteries 113

Death Of An Old-Fashioned Girl
ITV

November 25

Week 48

Week of November 25, 1973
November 1973

November 26

Robert’s Robots 103

A Spanner in the Works
Thames/ITV

November 27

U.S. Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act goes into effect in response to oil embargo

U.S. Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act goes into effect in response to oil embargo
December 1

Super Friends 113

The Mysterious Moles
ABC

December 1

The Starlost 111

The Astro Medics
CTV / Syndicated in US

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