The Super Groovy Land of Nostalgica

The Super Groovy Land of Nostalgica A place where all can share those magical, special things they remember fondly from wonderful times

This will finally enable me to help those who are in need with their health in a major way! People and pets alike! Let t...
07/16/2021

This will finally enable me to help those who are in need with their health in a major way! People and pets alike! Let the healing and feeling amazing again begin!

I am opening a full service health and wellness shop for both people and pets. I have worked for over 30 years in herbal health, vitamins, nutrition, rej...

Coolest animated series ever, right here. Flash Gordon by Filmation. THIS was my big thrill on Saturday mornings! I woul...
09/20/2020

Coolest animated series ever, right here. Flash Gordon by Filmation. THIS was my big thrill on Saturday mornings! I would LOVE it if they would release the animated film (PROFESSIONALLY on dvd or bluray) as well as the series in HD. I have the series, but to see it done right with the original film (before it was broken up to show on Saturday mornings) it would be AMAZING! The film was so adult compared to the Saturday morning versions. The Lizard women ate human flesh, Ming was working with Hi**er, Thun openly lusted over his lion women and the feel was much more serious in tone. A very important film critic actually LOVED the animated movie which was shown at night on prime time on a major network and gave it an amazing review. For some reason some people try to knock Filmation studios, and I just don't get it. They were cutting edge, brilliant and were not insulting with their programs and products. And Flash Gordon was proof of how they felt about and what they thought of their younger audience.

Anybody else remember waiting 16 hours for a cold, half-cooked brownie? But still, it was THRILLING! LOL!
09/12/2020

Anybody else remember waiting 16 hours for a cold, half-cooked brownie? But still, it was THRILLING! LOL!

I had SO MUCH fun with this!
08/23/2020

I had SO MUCH fun with this!

Remember?
08/23/2020

Remember?

Does anybody remember this?
08/23/2020

Does anybody remember this?

More Saturday morning FILMATION characters I LOVED and LOVE! Tarzan, Web Woman and Princess Aura from Flash Gordon.
08/16/2020

More Saturday morning FILMATION characters I LOVED and LOVE! Tarzan, Web Woman and Princess Aura from Flash Gordon.

Me and my little brother loved our Saturday mornings! We would wake up super early, wrap up in our blankets, bring our s...
08/16/2020

Me and my little brother loved our Saturday mornings! We would wake up super early, wrap up in our blankets, bring our stuffed animals, cereal bowls and assorted toys and hunker down in our living room every Saturday morning, keeping the shades pulled down, of course - and sit, completely excited, while show after show came on. In the mid 1970s, animated and kid's programming was VERY different from today. I feel SO fortunate that I grew up when I did! I see kid's shows today, and cartoons, and it amazes me at how it all seems targeted to learning disabled children. We had ACTUAL heroes, and cartoons stars that looked like actual human beings! Today they have a square yellow sponge that wears shorts, the "super heroes" all have square heads and no actual human form to them. It seems like any hint of reality has been pulled out and done away with and has been replaced with really simple, trite or downright ridiculous looking filler. I LOVE all the programs created by one of the best and most loved studios, FILMATION. From their animated shows to their live actions series, they filled those hours with QUALITY! And even threw in a moral of the story at the end of the episode. I remember the excitement and delirious joy I felt when the live action THE SECRETS OF ISIS aired, along with SHAZAM! As a kid, this was a BIG DEAL! And made Saturday mornings an explosive day of fun! Their version of FLASH GORDON - to this day - remains one of the most beautiful, faithful and beloved adaptations ever done. From BAT MAN and Fat Albert, to Star Trek to the DC Justice League and Teen Titans to Tarzan, Flash Gordon, he-Man, She-Ra and more, they ALWAYS entertained and amazed, every time. For my money, FILMATION was and is and always will be the tops in Saturday morning and animated entertainment.

As a very little boy in 1975, THIS was my reason for living, right here.
07/24/2020

As a very little boy in 1975, THIS was my reason for living, right here.

This was a HUGE part of my Saturday morning fun when I was a kid! The ISIS live action show was a dream come true for a ...
07/15/2020

This was a HUGE part of my Saturday morning fun when I was a kid! The ISIS live action show was a dream come true for a comic book and super hero loving kid in the 70s! And SHAZAM! was another live action super hero show that the wonderful FILMATION studio put out. These shows have been released on dvd now, and it is still just as entertaining as it was all those years ago. It's amazing how hearing the theme and background music brings back so many memories and feelings from that time.

I would love it if you guys would post below what YOUR favorite Saturday morning shows were. This can be any Saturday morning show, from animated to live action, from silly to action to musical. Tell us what that show was and what it was about it that you loved.

Remember when women were beautiful WITHOUT having been tucked and clipped like a homemade quilt? I can PERSONALLY vouch ...
07/13/2020

Remember when women were beautiful WITHOUT having been tucked and clipped like a homemade quilt? I can PERSONALLY vouch for Jaclyn, who BELLA and I shop with. She STILL looks like this, even close enough to count her pores. Lovely, awesome lady. (I always thought Sabrina was pretty cool. She seemed to be the funny, wise cracking one but gorgeous too.) Anyone remember the episode with Ida Lupino?

This phone has more roaming capability than my cell some days.
07/13/2020

This phone has more roaming capability than my cell some days.

A lot of people initially disliked the 1974 TV movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby as the amazing amazon. It might have been...
07/12/2020

A lot of people initially disliked the 1974 TV movie starring Cathy Lee Crosby as the amazing amazon. It might have been that her look was not at all what one might expect when watching a film about Wonder Woman, or that she had no super powers or that it was not like the comic books. However, over time, it has developed a pretty big cult following. I, myself, have it and enjoy it. It is definitely a HUGE slice of 70's cinema, with the wardrobe, music and themes all being VERY much of the decade. Also starring a lady I adore, the incredible Anitra Ford as an amazon-gone-bad and Ricardo Montalban as the villain Diana must battle. I also really enjoy Andrew Prine as Montalban's evil henchman. Prine was a staple in 70's tv and movies, and shows up in many truly wonderful roles, with an impressive and long career. The story is more spy and international espionage than super hero, and maybe there are WAY too many scenes of people talking on the phone, but it all comes together quite nicely, and is not at all a bad way to spend it's running time. My favorite scenes are, of course, the red, white and blue colored steaming mud running down the wall threatening Diana as the walls close in, the javelin fight between she and her evil amazon sister and a snake being coaxed from around Diana's ankle by a saucer of milk. Sure, it's not bullets, tiaras and invisible planes, but it IS campy, trashy tv fun - and ain't NOTHING wrong with that.

There were few, if any, Saturday morning cartoons that sparked my imagination and got me as excited as Filmation's FLASH...
07/11/2020

There were few, if any, Saturday morning cartoons that sparked my imagination and got me as excited as Filmation's FLASH GORDON. Originally made as a feature length animated film that played on prime time television, they then decided to edit certain segments out that were a little too adult for Saturday morning, padded out the running time to make half hour segments. They then stayed faithful to the original FG stories, creating an incredible animated world the likes of which we had never seen up until that time. Rotoscoping added a depth of realism that elevated this WAY above the normal weekend cartoon offerings. This was a perfect introduction to the world of FG, and this animated series is one I still love to this day. I have a VERY rare copy of the animated, more adult film version, as well as the complete series dvd release that came out a few years ago. I really treasure them all.

I had and loved this album of the KING KONG story which was based on the 1933 movie. As a kid, I would listen to this, e...
07/11/2020

I had and loved this album of the KING KONG story which was based on the 1933 movie. As a kid, I would listen to this, excitedly, and still remember having it. I must have gotten this as a gift, or bought with my allowance around the time the 1976 KING KONG came out, because when THAT film hit I was COMPLETELY nuts over ANYTHING King Kong!

I remember listening to these really cool book and record sets. Wonder Woman actually had a couple out, with stories and...
07/11/2020

I remember listening to these really cool book and record sets. Wonder Woman actually had a couple out, with stories and voice actors doing episodes much like the days of radio.

Remember the first time we got to see the Legion of Doom come to life on Saturday mornings? This was really something ex...
07/11/2020

Remember the first time we got to see the Legion of Doom come to life on Saturday mornings? This was really something exciting to anyone who read the Justice League of America comic books from DC.

I vividly remember the days I would excitedly make my way to the magazine rack in the local grocery store to see the new...
07/11/2020

I vividly remember the days I would excitedly make my way to the magazine rack in the local grocery store to see the newest issue of Warren Magazine's VAMPIRELLA. The unbelievably beautiful artwork by Jose Gonzalez inspired me as both a young kid into fantasy, sci fi and horror and as a young artist. In my mind, he is THE Vampirella artist that towers over them all.

One of the first coloring books I had (that I truly adored and treasured) was a HUGE 1975 Whitman Giant Comics To Color ...
07/10/2020

One of the first coloring books I had (that I truly adored and treasured) was a HUGE 1975 Whitman Giant Comics To Color Coloring Book, and it was WONDER WOMAN Faces the Menace of the Mole Men. I still remember the artwork being amazing. So much so, that it has inspired my own artistic style throughout my life and work as an illustrator.

FILMATION Studios did a HUGE amount of the cartoons I loved the most as a little boy, from Tarzan and Batman to Flash Go...
07/10/2020

FILMATION Studios did a HUGE amount of the cartoons I loved the most as a little boy, from Tarzan and Batman to Flash Gordon and Fat Albert. They used what were, at the time, cutting edge techniques to bring a deeper, more visually stunning and detailed look to their work. It paid off. Beautifully. Tarzan and Flash Gordon were truly exceptional shows, and, even after all the action, they still managed to pass along some wisdom and maybe a moral to the story to the kids watching.

The Super Friends were one of the BIGGEST things I looked forward to on Saturday mornings!
07/10/2020

The Super Friends were one of the BIGGEST things I looked forward to on Saturday mornings!

To me, LYNDA CARTER will ALWAYS be WONDER WOMAN.
07/10/2020

To me, LYNDA CARTER will ALWAYS be WONDER WOMAN.

One of my early 70s crushes as a little boy! Saturday morning was ISIS time!
07/10/2020

One of my early 70s crushes as a little boy! Saturday morning was ISIS time!

07/10/2020

Greetings friends! Now, more than ever, we need a place to unwind, decompress and immerse ourselves in those warm, fuzzy good times and special, awesome things we all remember. So, I created that place, and here it is: WELCOME to the Super Groovy Land of Nostalgica! Come on in and check out our Memory Lane, 70s and 80s Televille and our TRUE TOYS section! Feel free to post pics and memories of YOUR favorite things, too! Enjoy yourself! HAVE FUN! And let's all work together to make this a stress and nastiness free place where anybody can come and have a good time. After all, nostalgia is one wonderful thing that we ALL share!

07/10/2020

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