September 27 in Sci-Fi History: My Living Doll

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It's fun to celebrate all of the different kinds of science fiction that have been produced over the years. And diving deep into that work often involves you coming across some weird and disturbing and old-timey sexist things. So …

On this day in 1964, My Living Doll premiered.

 

Yep. This. Made by the same people who made My Favorite Martian, My Living Doll was bought by CBS without ever filming a pilot. And while that sometimes happens now, it did NOT happen in 1964 very often.

Team, as the title suggests, this is gonna be pretty much what you think it is: totally a show for dudes who kinda hate ladies but think they love them.

 

It did star Julie Newmar before she was Catwoman. And ... she does the best she can here.

 

Also on this day in sci-fi history, Gwyneth Paltrow was born.

 

She runs a lifestyle blog you should be dimly aware of but probably not take too seriously, depending on how you feel about Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

 

Also, she was in those Iron Man movies, generally.

 

Wish her well here, and then come back tomorrow as we go nuts for Hillary Duff.

Tomorrow: Star Trek: The Next Generation turns 30.