Memories of the BUD Part 3,
A sad ending of the DISH
All the free channels started to fall silent as they switched to subscription channels. Occasionally some subscription channels will turn on their sound for a trial and than falls silent once again.
The Remaining free to air channels after Sci Fi Channel fell silent were on satellite F 1. The primary channel I watched was FOX, TV shows I watched included Power Rangers, and VR Troopers.
Other TV shows I watched with my grandfather included Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, COPS, America's Most Wanted, The Simpsons, and Code 3.
Lady Frankenstein, 1971 Film
In March 1995, I stumbled upon the movie Lady Frankenstein on an adult oriented channel. Since I realized it was a movie I wanted to see, I popped a tape into the VCR and hit record.
|Recorded on a VHS in |
The Learning Channel.
This was one of my favorite channels to watch occasionally. I saw shows such as Ancient Journeys, Ancient World, Ancient Warriors, Trauma Life in the ER, and The Operation. The Operation was a TV Show about surgical procedures including knees to eyes.
The Latter days of the BUD.
In 1995 - 1996 my grandfather decided to ditch the BUD because the dish's motor broke down. In order to keep the dish in position, I had to wedge a piece of wood into the ground. There were many free feeds that can be viewed on many of the open channels. I could watch promos or see a tv show before it gets released.
One last channel I stumbled upon a classical / opera music channel. This channel played a combination of music videos, opera, and animations. Unfortunatly, I do not recall the name of this music channel. One music video I truly remember on this channel was "Glitter to Be Gay" from Candide.