|Season 1, Episode 10|
|Air date||November 8, 2012|
|Written by||Ben Minnotte|
|Directed by||Ben Minnotte|
|Sounds To Make You Shiver||Pay TV (But Not Cable or Satellite|
"Captain Midnight/Vrillon" is the tenth episode of Oddity Archive.
Ben discusses both the Captain Midnight HBO Incident of 1986, and the England Southern Television (AKA "Vrillon") of 1977.
The broadcast hijacker name was John R. MacDougall, who was a satellite dealer in Ocala, Florida. Protesting the introduction of high fees and scrambling of HBO, he overrode and hijacked HBO's signal to relay this:
FROM CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT
NO WAY !
[SHOWTIME/MOVIE CHANNEL BEWARE!]
After a few months, the FCC finally caught him, but since he was in hardship and didn't want anything too huge, he pleaded guilty, and was charged $5,000. He still runs his store in Ocala, Florida.
Vrillon was an unknown hijacker who hijacked the station Southern Television, in England. He hijacked the signal and introduced himself as Vrillon and warned that "evil weapons must be removed and that people should live in peace". This was considered to be a hoax.
- Opening Theme: "Pavanned" by Ben Minnotte
- Closing Theme: "Jamming" by Bob Marley and the Wailers
- Company Name: Good Morning, Lt. Lunchtime Productions
- Very End Clip: Ben smirs jam onto the word "SIGNAL"
- The Show That: "Asks such such deep thought-provoking questions as:" (plays "Head" from The Monkees)
- Cardboard Box: Captain Midnight (from the serial)
- Join Us Next Time: "When we further discuss the fine art of signal jamming"
- Cold Opening: Archive's Version of "The Scarlet Letter: The Musical"
- This episode is one of the most viewed episodes of Oddity Archive.