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: “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep” revisited

Let’s kick off the week with another look at Bonner, the dapper freelance hit man of the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep”. It was first broadcast on March 14, 1976.

The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep - 1976

Is it just me, or does Timothy very much look like Christopher Lee in this shot?

Pic of the Day: “Ambush” revisited

Today we take another look at the Kung Fu episode “Ambush,” the penultimate episode of the series. It first aired on April 4, 1975. Ill-tempered outlaw Bix Courtney has finally gotten his hands on the stash of silver he’s been coveting the entire episode. He’d better enjoy it while it lasts.

Ambush - 1975

This episode was directed by Gordon Hessler, who got his first big break producing The Alfred Hitchcock Hour for television. He has scores of movie and TV credits under his belt, including Scream and Scream Again (1970), starring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Vincent Price!

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.