Monthly Archives: February 2016

TV series – Australia’s Deadliest Destinations

ViewLorium is pleased to bring some great free TV shows to our viewers and Australia’s Deadliest Destinations is one of our most popular.

Australia’s Deadliest Destinations is a series of 7 documentaries that feature some of the most remote and unforgiving landscapes Australia has to offer. Greg Grainger has documented some of the most chilling stories you will ever see from stories of assaults and escapes, crocodiles and snakes, to the world’s largest bird – the Cassowary to the smallest ants that will swarm like an army. Australia is a land of lethal creatures and stories of amazing survival.

In this series you’ll see everything – amazing landscapes – coral reefs, snowfields, deserts and wetlands all filled with deadly creatures. You’ll meet the characters who live and work in these remote beautiful and inhospitable areas – how they work there and how they handle these killers.

Some of the highlights –

  • A great white shark biting an inflatable on the Ningaloo River
  • A snake wrangler being bitten on the nose by a deadly king brown snake
  • A giant 4 meter crocodile jumping from the water snapping its jaws shut, destroying the camera and almost pulling the cameraman into the water.

The series features –

  • The Simpson Desert – The driest place in Australia – walk with an explorer in 60-degrees Celsius temperatures from one side of the desert to the other
  • The Great Barrier Reef – home to some of the world’s deadliest creatures – Tiger sharks, toxic cone shells and box jellyfish in one of the world’s most beautiful places.
  • Snow and Survival – conditions during a mid-winter blizzard in Australia can still be dangerous with an adventurer trapped inside a collapsed snow cave.
  • Kakadu – watch Aboriginals hunt for wild snakes in a billabong full of birds, all while trying to avoid crocodiles.
  • Northern Rainforests – Visit the rainforests of far north Queensland they are both beautiful and deadly, filled with giant spiders and cassowaries that are so aggressive they can rip a man’s chest open with their dagger like claws.
  • The Kimberly – here you get to meet a family that catches crocodiles by hand, watch as wild inland bulls are pursued and captured and see emus that can cause serious injuries and even death. While back on the coast Irakandji jellyfish chase, catch and paralyse their prey.
  • Ningaloo Reef – this wild and very unique coral reef is home to enormous sea snakes the most venomous snakes in the world and the great white shark.

If you are looking for excitement – you’ll find it watching this TV series online through ViewLorium.

Rescue from Gilligan’s Island

Rescue from Gilligan’s Island is just one of the many comedy movies available to watch free online at ViewLorium.

Rescue from Gilligan’s Island made in 1978 capitalises on the popularity of the earlier TV series and sees our castaways STILL stranded on a deserted island. When a decaying Russian satellite crashes onto the island the Professor (Russell Johnson) uses a key from the satellite to make a barometer. Thanks to the new device he learns a massive wave will swamp the island, so in a desperate attempt to ride the disaster out the castaways lash all their huts together to form one structure.

When the wave hits the island the hut is washed out to sea. Once at sea Gilligan (Bob Denver) decides to cook a meal and accidentally starts a fire and nearly burns the floating hut down. While everyone is trying to put the fire out and save the hut they don’t see that a passing Navy helicopter has seen the smoke and has called for help.

Once back on dry land in Hawaii everyone is happy to be rescued, but a LOT has changed in the years they have been away and they all struggle to find a way to fit in. To make matters worse two Russian spies want that key from the satellite back – the problem is Gilligan is now wearing it around his neck!

Following on from the classic TV series Rescue from Gilligan’s Island is just as *corny* but still a lot of fun.

TRIVIA

  • Rescue from Gilligan’s Island the TV movie was the most viewed movie of all time. When it aired it scored 52% in the Nielson ratings which remains one of the highest ratings of all time for a TV movie.
  • The scene where the rescued castaways are towed into harbour to a heroes’ welcome, was actually filmed in Los Angeles. The extras they hired to be the crowd were soon joined by many onlookers – all of them happy to see the familiar characters rescued at last. The crowd’s enthusiasm was so over-whelming the cast were reduced to tears.
  • This movie and the following Gilligan’s Island movie were being considered as pilots for a possible new Gilligan’s Island TV series the entire original cast returned for the movie except Tina Louise – who played Ginger Grant as she wanted too much money.
  • Producer Sherwood Schwartz ended up using his own money to fund the movie as the studio planned to limit his creative control and funding.