Video Village With Ask Chris: All Aboard Supertrain


I haven’t laughed this hard since Batman and his shark repellent. Love love love this Today promo for Supertrain, the short-lived NBC dramaventure (not the real-life one playing out in Sacramento right now) where outrageous character actors compete with an atomic powered locomotive for over-the-top looniness. Maybe it was the spirits of the old MGM lot, or maybe the concept of a luxury train with an onboard disco and piano bar was more believable in 1979, but this Love Boat knockoff was pretty shaky from the beginning. The $5 million dollar model trains were only used for nine episodes before being sold off in the classifieds of a hobby magazine. Punch my ticket please, I want a seat on Supertrain.