Question: It seems like every other movie I see advertised is based on a TV show, like The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the other way around? I know there was a series based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but what other TV series have been based on a movie, and were any of them good?
Answer: There have been a handful of top-notch TV shows based on movies. The flop Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) was revived as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003); Robert Altman's acerbic M*A*S*H* (1970) became the long-running M*A*S*H (1972-1983); Neil Simon
Question: Who was that gorgeous Russian actor in The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? Not Napoleon, the other man. Thanks, hon.
Answer: You're quite welcome, hon. And let me point out that while Russian U.N.C.L.E. agent Ilya Kuryakin, was played by Scottish actor David McCallum, the actor would most likely accept "gorgeous" over some of the other adjectives love-struck women came up with at the time.
Take, for example, the word "cute," a favorite of fan magazines during the tongue-in-cheek spy series' 1964-68 run on NBC. "That's an American word I hate," McCallum, who played opposite Robert Vaughn's American agent, Napoleon Solo, told TV Guide in 1966. "A litter of mongrel puppies is cute."
Of course, the actor didn't have much say over how his female fans — and there were a lot of them — treated him and neith
Question: What other TV shows did Gene Roddenberry create before Star Trek? Thanks.Answer: Before launching the phenomenon that is Star Trek, Roddenberry created only one network series, The Lieutenant, which ran on NBC for a year beginning in September 1963. The show was set at Camp Pendleton and it focused on a wet-behind-the-ears Marine Corps officer, Bill Rice (Gary Lockwood), his commanding officer (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'s Robert Vaughn), an array of other military types and the many women in Bill's swingin' civilian life.
Before that, Roddenberry racked up an impressive résumé writing for such shows as Highway Patrol; Have Gun, Will Trave