Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Krofftverse: It's All In Your Mind (Far Out Space Nuts, 1975)

It's way past time we checked in with Sid & Marty Krofft's Far Out Space Nuts, the first series the Kroffts sold to CBS, and it deserved a better fate than it got.

The episode "It's All In Your Mind" sees Barney (co-creator Chuck McCann) and Junior (Bob Denver) fall prey to an alien computer that apparently is hungry for knowledge. If you've seen this plot before, well, it is a standard cliche of the genre.

Fittingly, a YouTube poster named Know It All Joe posted this episode:



Space Nuts was the 2nd live-action series for Denver that failed to get past 1 season, Dusty's Trail being the other, and it would be Denver's last series gig. McCann, meanwhile, moved on to doing some serious drama, with guest roles on Matt Houston and The Rockford Files on his resume.

Rating: C.

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