The inspiration for Professor Fred's Movie Marvels was spawned from America's drive-in movie culture of the 1950s and 60s. It was the time of hot rods, rock and roll, and all manner of radiation-mutated creatures that inhabited the celluloid miasma of post-World War II America.
Your guide and teacher on this nostalgic trip into schlock cinema is Professor Fred Hopkins. Known during the ÔÇÿ80s and ÔÇÿ90s for his syndicated column Mondo Video, in which he reviewed the worst movies ever made, Fred leads viewers and students of schlock through the chaotic world of movie monsters & screaming babes that haunted the minds of America's youth long after they left the steamed-window comfort of drive-in movie theaters.
Assisting Professor Fred in his Schlock Cinema 101 class is his faithful sidekick, Igor. Igor's adeptness at running vintage film projectors and his skill at recreating scary scenes from the featured films is legendary. You'll also thrill to Igor's prodigious musical talent when he accompanies his master on electric bass for such classic Professor Fred originals as his loving tribute to Mamie van Doren (Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women).
Is Professor Fred's Movie Marvels a shameless celebration of Pop Culture at its schlockiest . . . or a scholarly look at the artistic and exploitative aspects of a culture searching for identity? You decide. Tune in and get discombobulated with Professor Fred's Movie Marvels!
Watch Our New Show... In the Dungeon with Professor Fred!
The Heroes of Schlock live among us... So why not interview them. That's just what Professor Fred does on our new show In the Dungeon with Professor Fred. Click here learn more and see what's on!
Interested in heading back to class? Want to learn more about schlock cinema? You've come to the right place. That's because Professor Fred teaches a continuing education class focused on bad B movies. And if you attend one of Fred's classes, you'll also help kids at Children's Medical Center. Interested in learning more about the class, click here.
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Check out the new video by Ramshackle.... "Lionel Atwill."
Fred and Igor Get Jazzed Up on KPLU
What makes Professor Fred and Igor tick? What inspires their dedication to the form of schlock cinema? Take a listen to the amazing, in-depth interview conducted recently by KPLU's Jennifer Wing to learn about the masterminds of Professor Fred's Movie Marvels.
We Got a Cover!
Okay, it's not exactly Time magazine. But Professor Fred's Schlock Cinema course made the cover of North Seattle Community College's Continuing Education publication for Spring 2011. What? You didn't know that Professor Fred really teaches? Yes, it's true. And you can be in class with him too. For more information, check out the Continuing Education catalog at www.learnatnorth.org.
See Professor Fred's Band
By the way, have you seen Professor Fred and Igor in their band Ramshackle? They played recently at a special event held Friday evening, April 16, for the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS). The festive event included performances by area television station bands, including SCCtv's Ramshackle. Proceeds from the event will go toward scholarships NATAS Northwest offers students who will be tomorrow's broadcast leaders.
Click here to watch a video wrap up of the evening, including footage of Ramshackle and SCCtv's General Manager, John Sharify.
SCCtv is please to be streaming, live, the 47th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy Awards Ceremony taking place Saturday, June 5, 2010. We'll keep you posted on how to view that live streamcast, or feel free to keep checking our website.
Hey Movie Marvels and In the Dungeon Fans!
Professor Fred wants to hear from YOU! Especially if you have some interesting connection to old movies. Please email Professor Fred at