Show Notes: Summer Nights Radio – Six Degrees of Manchuria

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How is the Outer Limits connected to Michigan and the Mighty Humanzee?

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Fortunate Son / @turnsup84 sent me this episode from the classic TV series The Outer Limits.  “The Hundred Days Of the Dragon” is a sci-fi variation of the Manchurian Candidate, and while that has meaning for our current situation today, I noticed James Hong aka “David Lo Pan” had a role.  At hh:mm 42:00.  Playing 6 Degrees of Separation, there is a tie to the Michigan and the Mighty Humanzee.

James Hong has been active in Hollywood since the 1960s, with over 455 acting roles, director of 5 films.  He is 94 and is scheduled to appear in 2 projects this year.

  • Blade Runner
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Seinfeld 
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Elementary
  • Agents of Shield

  • Hawaii Five-O (Reboot & 1960s)
  • The Art of War
  • XFiles
  • Doogie Howser MD. 
  • Magnum PI
  • General Hospital
  • Airplane

John Carpenter & Big Trouble In Little China

John Carpenter worked with several actors who he re-used in film roles. 

The Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness Cast

6 Degrees of Deadwood

Alice Cooper is From Detroit

Alice Cooper recently released an album Detroit Stories and collaborated with fellow Detroiter Johnny Bee Badanjek.  Johnny had worked previously with Alice, Mitch Rider, Edgar Winter.

Johnny Bee has performed at Arts Beat Eats summer festival in Detroit.


What Does This Have To Do With You, Zee?

In 1997 I was part of the team that presented Arts, Beats and Eats to the city of Pontiac.  I introduced my long time friend to Johnathon Witz & Associates, who became their Arts Director for over 25 years.

My role was small, but I was there to witness the heads nod in affirmation in the room at Johnathon Witz’s wonderful idea that transformed summer festivals in metro Detroit.

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