MR. LOBO had a wonderful time at RETRO CON–where he presented a panel about CINEMA INSOMNIA and his new streaming channel OSI 74! Let’s take a look back at all our new friends.
THE LAST SATURDAY OF JULY 2001 AT 3:05 AM, the very first CINEMA INSOMNIA episode with host and TV veteran Mr. Lobo aired on ABC TV in NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. Today, we know MR. LOBO and his AKA “Alan N. Smithee” as a multimedia mogul and director who founded OUTER SPACE INTERNATIONAL and the streaming channel OSI 74. You can see a restored version of THE WRAITH Episode, re-edited by AARON LANE on ROKU right now, right here or on OSI74.com!
A Bold restoration effort is underway! Many first season CINEMA INSOMNIA episodes are being transferred from tape to digital for broadcast on the channel in the coming days and weeks. Today, MR. LOBO is shooting a 15 Year Anniversary Special with MISS MITTENS and the first ever crossover with his OSI Director persona to introduce this rare material. SO–Double your pleasure and your vision!
Above is a first season show from 2001 that has been restored for educational purposes only!
As we said before, In the canon of the show, MR. LOBO’s first hosting gig was on a supposedly on a series called INSOMNIAC THEATER–an ancestor to CINEMA INSOMNIA. He also hosted another show in the 70’s called CHANNEL 74’s CINEMA SHOWLACE DON’T BE CONFUSED…The first 24 episodes of CINEMA INSOMNIA have never been on DVD or ROKU and very few of them have been in syndication.
And here is another BRAND NEW throwback episode…Movie Host MR. LOBO goes back in time to the Turbulent and Polyester 1970’s before CINEMA INSOMNIA when he presented low rent Sci-Fi films afternoons like BATTLE OF THE WORLDS. Featuring sexy sidekick RO-MANA and supercomputer ABBAKISS.