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Old September 20 2012, 03:40 AM   #13
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Re: Glenn Corbett - Zefram Cochrane

A beaker full of death wrote: View Post
Am I the only one who cringes every time I hear the name "Irwin Allen" ? I mean, I'm not a stickler for hardcore sci fi, but the man may have set the televised version of the genre decades behind in its quest for respectability.
Oh, I don't know. The idea that you could do a science fiction television series that is not an anthology--something with continuing characters each week--wasn't really a televised science fiction set back. I think it was an agressive, forward-thinking idea. I think Irwin Allen blazed a trail for others to follow; he didn't really generate a series of roadblocks. I can't think of anything that was more seminal--with the exception of Doctor Who across the pond.
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