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Brett Summers

Crawled out of the Black Lodge in 1976, only to find himself in the Village.

Cult TV Essentials: Shazam!

Shazam! ran for three seasons (28 episodes) between 1974 and 1976. It should be noted that the wizard Shazam, who empowers Captain Marvel in the comic book and serves as his mentor, does not appear in the series. Teenage Billy instead speaks directly to the elders that empowered him […]

Cult Cartoon Essentials: Diplodos

The Diplodos first appeared in 1987 and ran for one season of twenty four episodes (although it has been repeated since). It focuses on five dinosaur-like creatures, known as the diplodorians. These creatures are from Diplodorianrex, the sister planet/parallel of Earth, which lies in the fourth dimension – meaning whatever happens […]

Cult TV Essentials: Secret Valley

Secret Valley was an Australian children’s television adventure series from 1980 made by the Grundy Organisation and first shown on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It ran for twenty-six episodes. The fictitious children’s holiday camp in Bildarra was the setting for Secret Valley, it was transformed from a run down ghost town […]