Friday, February 8, 2013
This was a fun if highly improbable TV movie from January of 1979 that features Andy Griffith, who'd been floundering a bit in movies lately, returning to the small screen and a regular series. By the time this pilot aired, it looks as though the decision had already been made to go to series.
Andy plays a junk dealer who finds out that he can legally salvage all of the NASA equipment left behind on the moon...if he can just get to the moon. The series that followed ran out of similarly warped ideas fairly early but limped along with a likable cast for the remainder of the year.