"Garrison's Gorillas" used to be a family event in our house on a Saturday night in the late '60s.
As a kid of primary school age (5 - 7 yrs, I think that's what you Yanks call 'grade school'?), I thought it was the best thing since sliced bread.
It got repeated in the UK nearly 20 years later (mid '80s) on Channel 4. I caught and taped a few episodes (foolishly I then taped over them again) and - while it wasn't as good as I remembered it from first time round - it was still enjoyable.
Then a couple of years ago - on the UK's then-new ITV4 channel - I found myself watching the "Dirty Dozen" TV series, which was shot in the late '80s on a shoestring budget in Yugoslavia and had Ben Murphy in the lead role of the lieutenant in charge of a bunch of US Army convicts sent off on hazardous missions. And a more mind-numbingly, embarrassingly BAD series I've seldom seen in my life (worse even than the "Dirty Dozen" made-for-TV movie spin-offs with a grossly overweight, far-too-old-for-the-role Telly Savalas that were made at around the same time).
I was just wondering if anyone else here has any memories of and thoughts about these two shows, both of which (sadly in the case of "Garrison's Gorillas", and mercifully in the case of "The Dirty Dozen - the TV Series") seem to have slipped very much into obscurity.
Edited by Kuno Von Dodenburg, 07 August 2008 - 07:05 PM.