June Rocks On with a Meteoric Menace- the "Monolith Monsters" -Tonight!

Posted on June 4, 2022

Tonight on MeTV- we start June off in a rather rocky manner- with some unearthly meteor fragments that have the power to turn flesh into stone- and  mutate into towers of destructive terror to become the "Monolith Monsters"!

This 1957 science fiction classic begins just as several other movies have- with some wayward meteor making a crash-landing in the arid desert. On impact, it smashes itself into thousands of pieces. When Ben, a local geologist, happens to stop on a desert road near the point of impact to add water to his radiator, he spots an unusual fragment of stone that he can't identify-and, being a geologist, has his interest peaked and decides to take the mystery rock discovery back to his office for further investigation. He gets back to his office with the fragment, where neither he nor local newspaper publisher Martin are able to identify it. Ben goes to sleep there-only to be awakened in the night by a major rainstorm! He notices something odd happening to that unidentified rock sample he left out in his office- and goes to get a closer look- which turns out to be a VERY bad idea.

The next day, Dave, the head of the federal geology office, makes a routine visit to Ben’s place – only to be met by a horrible sight! The office has been completely trashed, with hundreds of strange rocks all over. Even worse- he is shocked to find his geologist pal appears to have turned- to stone! This mind-boggling discovery has him at a loss to figure out what has happened- or how a human could possibly be transformed into the equivalent of a statue!

Meanwhile, Dave’s girlfriend, Cathy, the local school teacher- has her class out on a field trip to the desert- where one of the kids picks up a black chunk of meteorite, and takes it home as a souvenir. While this is going on, an autopsy is being performed on Ben- as much of an autopsy as would be possible on a stone corpse! No answers come from that- resulting in the body being sent to a specialist. Dave returns to the shambles of the office along with Martin- who notices that the many pieces of rock scattered around the destroyed office look just like the single piece Ben found in the desert that they had examined!

The office tragedy proves to be only the beginning-as Cathy recalls her student that found a similar fragment- leading to a frantic trip to the girl’s home and a horrible discovery. Soon the locals face more destruction, more odd stones- and more victims of strange petrification- and the shocking fact that other people who have had contact with the stones are actually slowly TURNING to stone! It falls to Dave and his girlfriend Cathy to enlist his old college professor in solving the riddle of what is happening- and how to stop it! Time is running out, as they have mere hours to find a cure for the victims who are transforming to stone. Not only that- but the meteor rocks begin to multiply, expanding and becoming towering stone pillars that grow, and then collapse, with their massive weight crushing anything in the vicinity. Inexplicably, the smashed rubble starts growing again, forming more towers that are slowly moving toward the populated areas. Will the monoliths continue to advance, wiping out towns -and their inhabitants- with pulverizing force?!

Most 1950s science fiction films seem to use atomic radiation as the source of a deadly menace- but this movie goes down a slightly different path, having the unique idea of inanimate objects becoming the monstrous threat- with a totally different cause. We’ll fill you in on the cast, which includes some recognizable actors-including Grant Williams, the lovely Lola Albright (Peter Gunn’s songstress girlfriend), Les Tremayne, and more- and rock your world with the usual Sven shtick- including bringing back a favorite commercial for an asteroid-avoiding product- and a vintage Sven song. Plus, we say a final goodbye to our friend the great comic book artist George Perez.

"Monolith Monsters" crash onto your TV set tonight at 8 pm eastern/pacific, 7 central, or check your local listings (or at www.metv.com) for specific time and channel where you live. Some of you who have trouble getting our signal, or have been deprived of it by a provider, might want to know that MeTV now streams in real time on the FrndlyTV app. There is a minimal monthly charge for it.

MeTV invites you to join the many folks on Twitter who live-Tweet during our show- putting us among the highest trending topics during that time most weeks- using the hashtag #svengoolie . Chicago area viewers get a second visit to Vincent Price’s “House on Haunted Hill” at 11 am this morning on our main local station, CW26.

We appreciate that so many of you have taken advantage of ordering the new Sven store items, as well as our other merchandise. We think a lot of Dads and grads will be gifted with Sven stuff! Check it all out at our store (“I have a…” well, you know the drill.) By the way, we ARE working on some new commercials that just might feature those favorite catchphrases that so many of you tell us you’ve been missing!

Come rock with us tonight on MeTV- where we prove the old saying is true-people who live in trashed houses should not grow stones!

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daleuhlmann 7 months ago
Wow, that was one helluva story, Victor.
1MikeM 7 months ago
...and dat was da Monolith Monsters...and dat's da name a dat tune!
Shayla 7 months ago
It was 111 degrees today, and it’s raining outside right now!!
MADave Shayla 7 months ago
Beautiful today here in the 70s
Shayla MADave 7 months ago
The1Butler MADave 7 months ago
Here too ! 70
Shayla 7 months ago
Hey y’all!!! Here for the brawl!!
MADave Shayla 7 months ago
Do your finger exercises?
Shayla MADave 7 months ago
Done and done!!
MADave 7 months ago
Looking forward to Sven tomorrow and I love Lucy Sunday what better way to wrap up the weekend
MADave MADave 7 months ago
Oh yeah I almost forgot Perry on Sunday too!
Shayla MADave 7 months ago
I was just about to add Perry to that list!!
LmerFudd 7 months ago
Sven and Sven, the Saturday night double shot. Way better than the Elvis and Elvis concert (Costello and Presley) that I attended in 1976.
The1Butler LmerFudd 7 months ago
Very interesting combo
LmerFudd The1Butler 7 months ago
They dueted on Pump It Up.
The1Butler 7 months ago
In the meantime we can knit some fire stuff !🔥
The1Butler The1Butler 7 months ago
Time to stoke the fire .
Mikeyyy 7 months ago
Just so nobody feels left out at midnight

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FKrueger Kyle 7 months ago
We don't want to be late for work in the morning so let's just stay up all night
CrazyK FKrueger 7 months ago
Beauty idea
Kyle FKrueger 7 months ago
One of the greatest movies in the history of ever.

Toronto skunk. My jurisdiction.

Growing up 15 miles from these knobs in the 80s was a great cultural exchange.
CrazyK Kyle 7 months ago
I agree one of the greatest ever!
Cool you got a local connection 👍
MrsG 7 months ago
Good Night and and thanks ALL !
~~~~~~~~ ♥️ 🎩 🖤 ~~~~~~~~
Will be very happy and proud for first SvenBlogger tonight *_*
Shayla MrsG 7 months ago
Good night!!☺️
CrazyK MrsG 7 months ago
Good night MrsG!
Feel better soon!
Mikeyyy MrsG 7 months ago
Goodnight Mama Smurf..
Shayla Mikeyyy 7 months ago
That’s a cute nickname!!
Katink MrsG 7 months ago
Sweet dreams, MrsG!
Kyle 7 months ago
Not cancelled yet.

Shayla Kyle 7 months ago
What ain’t cancelled yet? You??
Kyle Shayla 7 months ago
That fish was just bragging about it.
Shayla Kyle 7 months ago
Don’t know about any fish; but alright.
Kyle Shayla 7 months ago
Shayla Kyle 7 months ago
Shayla 7 months ago
Great news y’all!!! Gonna stream MeTV and all the shows and episodes!!! I’ll finally get to watch what y’all are watching again!!😎😁
Kyle Shayla 7 months ago
What time zone are you going to be synched up with?
Shayla Kyle 7 months ago
Western time! I’m out here in the desert Az!!!!
Kyle Shayla 7 months ago
I would think that streaming would be screwy with the time zones.

I am in Mountain, my antenna picks up Central, and I get to watch with the Easties.

Svengoolie comes on at 6pm for me.
Shayla Kyle 7 months ago
I’ll have to see about that!!
Lucyc 7 months ago
Well, gang, I might not be able to blog with y'all tomorrow night. I have to drive to Austin tomorrow to pick up my son at a conference. I am probably going to be gone about 9 hours for the whole trip. I hope I get back in time, as I don't think I have ever seen this Karloff movie-at least it doesn't seem familiar to me by the clips and images I've seen.
Shayla Lucyc 7 months ago
Have a good time with that!!!! We’ll miss ya!!
Katink Lucyc 7 months ago
Safe travels, Lucy!
Geo 7 months ago
Watching my one son in a big band called The Golden Eagle Marching Band. A very mild Summer night on the East Coast. Just a nice evening out. I shall see you all tomorrow evening.
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Geo MrsG 7 months ago
You said it MrsG.😊
Geo Katink 7 months ago
Thank you, it was a blast.
Geo Thereman 7 months ago
It was totally wicked.
Geo Shayla 7 months ago
MrsG 7 months ago
~ Catbat and Dale ~
Maybe we can commiserate more tomorrow ~ hopefully some ToonTime and SvenTherapy will help ~
I am sick as a dog too ! Home Covid test negative , saw MD today , Rx’s and rest now ~ had flu shot , 2 vax’s , 2 boosters , taking precautions , and STILL !
Sumpin Spooky 👻 is a-creeping around here too ~
Love ~ Peace ~ Comfort , soon
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MrsG MADave 7 months ago
Will do MADave , Your concern sure helps ❤️‍🩹
MrsG Lucyc 7 months ago
Thanks Lucyc ~ and safe travels for You tomorrow 💖
Bill_K MrsG 7 months ago

Sorry to hear You are under the weather. Hope You get to feeling better.
MrsG Bill_K 7 months ago
🧡 Thank You Bill _K ~ ~ ~
Last time , honest , You Rock !
DrFish28136 7 months ago
Frankenstein (Munster) 1964
MADave DrFish28136 7 months ago
Do ya think Eddie would like Sven?
DrFish28136 MADave 7 months ago
Sure -Uncle Sven
CrazyK DrFish28136 7 months ago
Frankenstein (Munster) 2022
CarrieCastro 7 months ago
Happy Friday 🎩
Hope you all had a
great day 👻

I got locked out again for a few days 🤷‍♀️ lost in the corn field 😉

Pizza night for the kids!
We have been doing fun things indoors 105*🌡
Today no fun things for outdoors 😎🎏

🎩 👀
Looking forward to the movie 🤓🍿📺 I will see if the kids want too watch 👦👩👧

See you later 😱 good Night 🌠

Shayla CarrieCastro 7 months ago
How was the cornfield?? Glad that your home! Hope ya are doing well! See ya later tonight!😎
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