ALL SCI-FI Forum Index ALL SCI-FI
Nothin' but pure science fiction!
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Tales Of The 77th Bengal Lancers

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ALL SCI-FI Forum Index -> TV Shows in Other Genres
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Robert (Butch) Day
Galactic Ambassador


Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 1486
Location: Arlington, WA USA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Tales Of The 77th Bengal Lancers Reply with quote

Does anyone remember this show? (I received the DVD last Friday.)

From Wikipedia™ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_77th_Bengal_Lancers

Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers is a television series broadcast in the United States by NBC during its 1956-57 season.

In a period in which much of the programming on U.S. television consisted of Westerns, Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers could best be described as an "Eastern". It consisted of the adventures of a fictional regiment of the famed real-life cavalry of the British Indian Army. The leading characters were the 77th's officers: the commander, Colonel Standish (Patrick Whyte) and two of his lieutenants, William Storm (Warren Stevens) and Michael Rhodes (Phil Carey). Rhodes was portrayed as a Canadian, purportedly because the actor portraying him, a native of New Jersey, could not be coached to produce a credible English accent.

Call To Arms!



it's the Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers



From the official journals



Starring



and



Co-starring Patrick Whyte as Colonel Standish (not in all the episodes)





A Lancer Production for Screen Gems, a division of Columbia Pictures



Filmed at Vasquez Rocks State park in California, the sets are still there. They were used in Star Trek: TOS





They even had their own lingo



A publicity still given to fans who wrote in. It was usually signed by one or both of the principal cast



The DVD release showing the dress head gear in color.



_________________
Common Sense ISN'T Common
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
scotpens
Mission Specialist


Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 498
Location: The Left Coast

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: Tales Of The 77th Bengal Lancers Reply with quote

Robert (Butch) Day wrote:

Filmed at Vasquez Rocks State park in California, the sets are still there.

Nope. The fort set was torn down in the early 1970s.

https://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/lw3045.htm


The official name of the park is Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park. It's under the jurisdiction of Los Angeles County, not the State of California.

Back in my Boy Scouting days (a long time ago), my troop took a trip to Vasquez Rocks one weekend. Someone mentioned something about an "old Spanish fort" on the property, so I went to have a look. When I got inside the fort, I saw that it was made of two-by-fours, chicken wire and plaster -- not exactly authentic Spanish Colonial architecture!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
orzel-w
Galactic Ambassador


Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 1847

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vaguely remember this show on TV. I guess I didn't stick with it. No spaceships.

I see according to the Lancers' Lingo, the Feringhi is us!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHw32Khnl8E

_________________
...or not...

WayneO
-----------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pow
Galactic Ambassador


Joined: 27 Sep 2014
Posts: 1240

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fort showed up om many TV series from the 60s.

I saw it appear on 2 episodes of The Big Valley,it was on another episode of Bonanza as well as The High Chaparral & The Wild Wild West.
Popped up on Mission:Impossible too.

Philip Carey was on my favorite TV western show Laredo(1965~67). He played Captain Parmalee of the Texas Rangers,Company B.
The rangers who answered to him were Reese Bennett(Neville Brand),Chad Cooper(Peter Brown),Joe Riley(William Smith) & in the second season Erik Hunter(Robert Wolders)joined the cast.

What I liked so much about the series was that they played it for rollicking laughs as well as action-adventure.
Not too many westerns were done in such a fun & humorous manner back in those days.

The cast had wonderful chemistry together.The show should have lasted much longer than it did. It certainly deserved to do so.


Last edited by Pow on Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:15 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bud Brewster
Galactic Fleet Admiral (site admin)


Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 10271
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Tales Of The 77th Bengal Lancers Reply with quote

scotpens wrote:
When I got inside the fort, I saw that it was made of two-by-fours, chicken wire and plaster — P not exactly authentic Spanish Colonial architecture!

It's a little known fact that Spanish forts were in fact merely facades made of two-by-fours, chicken wire, and plaster. However, the Indians didn't know this because they were never allowed inside.

Of course, the Spanish were equally unaware that all Indian teepees were inflatable and easily collapsed with a single shot.

The Indians had other little tricks as well, like putting blankets over standard leather saddles to make it appear they did NOT have saddles like the paleface Cavalry soldiers.




_________________
____________
Is there no man on Earth who has the wisdom and innocence of a child?


Last edited by Bud Brewster on Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Gord Green
Galactic Ambassador


Joined: 07 Oct 2014
Posts: 1784
Location: Buffalo, NY

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember this series well!

Along with CAPTAIN GALLENT OF THE FOREIGN LEGION it whetted my thirst for looking at exotic parts of the world.

_________________
Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
Kipling
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
orzel-w
Galactic Ambassador


Joined: 19 Sep 2014
Posts: 1847

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Tales Of The 77th Bengal Lancers Reply with quote

Bud Brewster wrote:
... Calvary soldiers.

Would those be the Roman soldiers posted on Golgotha?
_________________
...or not...

WayneO
-----------
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bud Brewster
Galactic Fleet Admiral (site admin)


Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 10271
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

________________________________

Oh God, please save me from the cruelty of grammarians . . . Rolling Eyes

_________________
____________
Is there no man on Earth who has the wisdom and innocence of a child?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Eadie
Space Sector Admiral


Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 1091

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least it's not the Star Trek alien grammarian. You know the AndOrians!
_________________
Art Should Comfort the Disturbed and Disturb the Comfortable.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Bud Brewster
Galactic Fleet Admiral (site admin)


Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 10271
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

________________________________

Eadie, that is funny! Laughing

_________________
____________
Is there no man on Earth who has the wisdom and innocence of a child?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pow
Galactic Ambassador


Joined: 27 Sep 2014
Posts: 1240

PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fort Oghora,as it was known on Tales of the 77th Bengal Lancers was constructed for the cost of $182,000.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Maurice
Astral Engineer


Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 251
Location: 3rd Rock

PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I was just out at the location in June 2019.

That first post really should be edited to include a (BUD: No, the fort sets were torn down in the early 70s!)

_________________
* * *
"The absence of limitations is the enemy of art."
― Orson Welles
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    ALL SCI-FI Forum Index -> TV Shows in Other Genres All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group