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Just Sit Right Back And You'll Hear A Tale,
This review is from: Gilligan's Island: Season 2 (DVD)
The first thing that struck me while watching "Gilligan's Island" on DVD was the sharpness of the images and the vibrancy of the colors. After a hit and miss first season, the castaways really came into their own in the second season. For an uncharted, deserted island, they had an amazing number of visitors. The island was visited by four native tribesmen, an exiled dictator, two Russian cosmonauts, a sixties rock group called the Mosquitoes, female tycoon Erika Tiffany Smith, a robot, a lion, a Mr. Howell impostor, a secret agent dressed up as a ghost, and a mad scientist. The episode with the mad scientist is my favorite.
Dr. Boris Balinkoff (Vito Scotti) takes the castaways to his island castle where, with the help of Igor (Mike Mazurki), they perform experiments on them. The Doctor takes the brain of one person and puts it into the body of another person. He makes a mistake by putting Ginger's brain into Igor's body, because Igor breaks the chains holding the castaways. The professor manages to restore the brains to their rightful owners, trap the Doctor and Igor, and help the others make their way back to their island. Unfortunately, the boat sinks before the castaways can sail off the island again. Dr. Boris Balinkoff returns to the island in the third season episode "Ring Around Gilligan."
During the second season, Gilligan and the castaways manage to survive a grenade-wielding gorilla, volcanic activity, rising waters that threaten to sink the island, nearly getting trapped in a cave during a monsoon, a World War II mine that becomes activated, being bitten by deadly bugs, getting sick due to a lack of Vitamin C, and a crashed meteor that greatly speeds up the aging process. Even in the episode where everybody is allergic to Gilligan, the castaways manage to work together as a group. To survive cabin fever during the Winter, I suggest you watch the tropical treats that take place on "Gilligan's Island."
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Initial post: Mar 10, 2014 11:26:26 AM PDT
Bryan W. Frazier says:
I enjoy that first Dr. Balinkoff episode as well!! It was on Tv yesterday. I've noticed a blooper. When Dr. Balinkov commands Igor ( Ginger) to capture the castaways, " Ginger " replies " Capture them yourself!! "Whereupon Dr. Balinkov is surprised to find that Igor and Ginger have traded places. ( It is as if he is unaware of the switch. But, he MUST have been the one to switch them..( Igor could hardly have done it alone while sealed in his booth!!) Dr. Balinkov really WAS a mad scientist!!
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