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  • John
    Jun 2, 2012
      The look on Doug's face at the end of Satan's Triangle scares to crap out of
      me to this very day!


      -------Original Message-------

      From: David Marks
      Date: 6/2/2012 9:33:20 PM
      To: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [probe_control] Three Doug McClure TV Movies on YouTube

      I will add this movie featuring Doug McClure and Alejandro Rey:

      "Satan's Triangle" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So6Va6aQ3MI

      End Run,


      --- On Thu, 5/24/12, David Marks <worldsecanalyst@...> wrote:

      From: David Marks <worldsecanalyst@...>
      Subject: Re: [probe_control] Three Doug McClure TV Movies on YouTube
      To: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 10:33 PM

      I know the movie as "SST - Death Flight." This was
      a made-for-TV disaster movie.

      End Run,


      --- On Thu, 5/10/12, LambuLambu@... <LambuLambu@...> wrote:

      From: LambuLambu@... <LambuLambu@...>
      Subject: Re: [probe_control] Three Doug McClure TV Movies on YouTube
      To: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012, 12:25 AM

      If "Terror in the Skies" is the one involving the sabotaged Concorde jet (I
      ll have to check out that one on Youtube, but if it is and he co-starred
      with Burgess Meredith and Robert Reed), I remember seeing that one. It was
      indeed a good movie, and who would have thought at the time it was filmed
      that Doug and Meredith would soon be working together again on 'Search'?

      End Run,


      -----Original Message-----
      From: dmanmetz <dmanmetz@...>
      To: probe_control <probe_control@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wed, May 9, 2012 7:46 pm
      Subject: [probe_control] Three Doug McClure TV Movies on YouTube

      Hey guys and gals, just wanted to put out there that someone has loaded up
      ten episodes of Search on Youtube. I believe it had to be someone from our
      group due to the fact that those are the same copies that I have. Anyway,
      whoever did, great job at giving Search more
      ex poser. It is great reading the comments of people who have not scene
      Search in 40 years. You made them very happy.

      On more interesting note, somebody has put three made for TV movies of Doug
      McClure. Among them are:

      1. Terror in the Sky (1971) - Doug's first starring role after the Virginian
      Although a drama, this and the Zero Hour! is where the creators of Airplane
      (1980) got their idea from. Doug gives a nice low key performance until he
      is forced to pilot the plane. Check out the scene (Part 3 @ 9:09) where he
      starts freaking out. Well played by McClure. I wish he had done more drama
      and had landed better roles after the first half of the 70's.


      2. Shirts/ Skins (1973) - Doug's first role after the cancellation of Search
      I have always heard how good this classic comedy about pre-yuppies in the
      1970's playing a game of scavenger hunt with a basketball. Doug is one the
      players in all-star cast that includes Bill Bixby, Robert Walden, Rene
      Auberjonois, and M*A*S*H's McLean Stevenson & Loretta Swit. I haven't seen
      all of it all, but Doug makes good use of his good comic skills. On trivial
      note, Doug seems to be wearing his clothes from Search in some of the scenes
      and even more interesting is that his character drives 1970 yellow Corvette
      Stingray convertible!! I wonder if McClure had a a passion for Corvettes or
      if he had one in real life?


      3. Nightside (1980) This was the real find. Stephen J. Cannell and Glen A.
      Larson team up to produce this busted pilot which could have given new life
      to Doug's career in the 1980's. Unfortunately the pilot wasn't picked up.
      Doug is pretty good as Danny Dandoy, a good-humored, street-wise cop working
      the dusk to dawn shift in Los Angeles with his somewhat naive new partner.
      This would have been a nice quirky show that I think would have been a good
      fit for McClure. All I can think of is how Cannell gave second life to James
      Garner in the Rockford files, Robert Clup in the Greastest American Hero,
      George Perpard in the A-Team, and Brian Keith in Hardcastle and McCormick.
      To bad this one wasn't pick up or that Cannell didn't give Doug another shot
      at another pilot. The only draw back to this movie is the VERY dated disco
      theme song. Ugggh!!


      Still waiting for someone to post The Death of Me Yet (1971) and Death Race
      (1973). Okay, enjoy.


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