Their names are WHAT and WHY and WHEN/and HOW and WHERE and WHO.
April 5, 2009 12:37 PM Subscribe
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READ ALL ABOUT IT.
Young Chris is left an old coach house by his missing uncle. As he and his two friends fuddle with the lock, a strange figure watches. The kids do not yet know the building is the entrance to a mystery that spans time and space! Aided by Otto the IBM Selectric
robot typewriter and Theta the spooky as hell
talking viewscreen, they will find that the concerns of an alien tyrant reach into the government of their own town. (24 of 40 15-minute episodes, including the entire first season, of this early-80s TV Ontario-produced "educational" show are on YouTube
Far from being mindless entertainment, Read All About It
taught reading and critical thinking skills. But neither was it dry viewing; the story was weird and interesting, sometimes frightening
, sci-fi in the tradition of Dr. Who. It was produced by TV Ontario public television and spread to various public TV outlets. It was written by Chris Endersby.
I like to think of this show as a vaccine against stupid kids TV like Goosebumps
My own memories of the show was that it was genuinely mysterious
, filled with creepy atmosphere and unanswered questions. They do not make them like this any more. For various reasons, however, it looks like the show will never get released on DVD.