Christopher Lee 1922 – 2015

Today we learned of the passing last Sunday of Sir Christopher Lee. The legendary horror icon was 93. He and Timothy never made any films together, unfortunately. But there was a period in the mid-1970s where, if you caught him just right, Tim looked an awful lot like Lee.

The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep - 1976Ellery Queen, “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep” (3.14.76)

Angels on Ice - 1977Charlie’s Angels, “Angels on Ice” (9.21.77)

Today is a very sad day. There will never be another quite like Christopher Lee. We here at the TCE wish him peaceful rest.

Christopher Lee

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Today our pic revisits the second of the two Charlie’s Angels episodes in which Timothy appears. It’s “Angels on Ice,” first broadcast on September 21, 1977. Tim’s vaguely Russian gang leader moonlights as a security guard. It’s all part of the gang’s diabolical plan to commit mayhem at an ice show.

Angels On Ice - 1977

I would find nothing suspicious about a security guard who looked like that. Nope. Nothing at all.

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Today we look again at the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice”. It was first aired on September 21, 1977. Timothy displays his stellar profile as he and Lee Delano work on their evil plan to assassinate world leaders during an Ice Capades-style show.

Angels on Ice - 1977

At the helm for this episode was Robert (Bob) Kelljan, who began his career as a character actor in such 1960s drive-in classics as Hells Angels on Wheels (1967) and Psych-Out (1968). He soon moved behind the camera, blessing us all with Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), The Return of Count Yorga (1971) and Scream Blacula Scream (1973) (I’m not being snarky, I’m completely serious – I truly love these films!). Series television provided steady work, and he was busy directing right up until his tragic death from cancer at age 52.


Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Thank God it’s Friday! We close the work week with another look at the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice,” first gliding into homes across America on September 21, 1977. Timothy and his fellow gang members, including Lee Delano (leaning across Tim), are enjoying a communal meal and an awkward belly dance by Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) at a Middle Eastern restaurant.

Angels on Ice - 1977

Here’s wishing you all a great weekend! Visit your local Middle Eastern dining establishment, stuff yourselves with yummy food and tip your belly dancers generously! Unlike Ms. Smith, they are professionals. (No offense, Jaclyn.)

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Our pic for today looks once again at the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice,” which first appeared on your television screen on September 21, 1977. Timothy and Lee Delano are members of a shady Middle Eastern gang planning mayhem during an ice show.

Angels on Ice - 1977

Delano was a busy character actor in films and on television for over 30 years. He also did lots of stage work and co-founded a theater and drama school. Trekkies will remember him as Kalo in my favorite episode of the original Star Trek series, “A Piece of the Action” (1968).

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Today we revisit Timothy’s vaguely Russian/Middle Eastern gang leader in “Angels on Ice,” the Charlie’s Angels episode that first aired on September 21, 1977. He has just come to the realization that the rather awkward belly dancer who has been entertaining him and his gang is, in fact, that pesky spy girl Kelly (Jaclyn Smith).

Angels on Ice - 1977

Timothy built up quite a roster of guest appearances on television during the 1970’s – Charlie’s Angels, CHiPs, Baretta, Ellery Queen, the list goes on. Each one was given the unmistakable Carey treatment; he never just walked through a role, no matter how small. He once said that each role he played could very well be his last, so why not strive to make it his best? Why not, indeed.

Pic of the Day: “The Blue Angels” revisited

Today we take another look at “The Blue Angels,” the Charlie’s Angels episode that was first aired on May 4, 1977. Timothy only appears in the first few minutes. This is how he ends up, unfortunately.

The Blue Angels - 1977

He got a much more important role in his second appearance on the show later that year, in the episode “Angels on Ice.” “The Blue Angels” was directed by the prolific television actor and director Georg Stanford Brown.

Video of the Week: “Angels on Ice”

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for the Video of the Week! This week it’s a compressed version of the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice,” a two-parter that first aired on September 21, 1977. Timothy is the leader of a Russian (I think?) gang out to sabotage an ice show for a little international political intrigue. Jaclyn Smith also attempts to bellydance. Don’t quit your day job, Jaclyn.

Whoever decided that Tim’s rather exotic-looking character could pass as a security guard is to be commended for thinking outside the box.

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice” revisited

Our pic for today (don’t forget to click to embiggen) is the first shot of Tim that we see in the Charlie’s Angels episode “Angels on Ice,” first airing on September 21, 1977. He’s the leader of a vaguely Russian gang out to sabotage an Ice Follies-style show for their own nefarious purposes.

"Charlie's Angels" 1977

I must say that that is one of the snazziest suits he ever appeared in. In the mid to late 70’s, there were certain movies and programs where Tim bore more than a passing occasional resemblance to Christopher Lee. I would say that this was one of those times.

Pic of the Day: “Angels on Ice”

Our pic for today is from one of two episodes of Charlie’s Angels that Tim appeared in. This one is from “Angels on Ice,” which first aired on September 21, 1977. Tim is one of a vaguely Middle Eastern (or maybe they’re Russian, or something) gang who are plotting to assassinate some oil sheiks during an ice skating show. Or something. I can’t keep track of these convoluted plots. Anyway, Tim is in disguise as a security guard.

Angels on Ice

You totally believe he’s a security guard, right? Me neither.