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Old March 4 2012, 05:11 AM   #31
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Re: TOS On MeTV?

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Help! I'm in the Bay Area, and my MeTV signal (on Comcast) cut out about 90 minutes ago. Anyone else?

If I miss Lost In Space, I'm going to be in a very bad mood. If I miss Star Trek... I don't even want to talk about it.
I just noticed your sig. I love that book and have a well worn paperback copy in my library.
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Old March 4 2012, 06:54 AM   #32
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I need to read it again.
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Old March 4 2012, 05:29 PM   #33
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I was actually really excited to see TOS on MeTV. Is that the only network that has carried the show lately?
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Old March 4 2012, 09:18 PM   #34
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Sadly, yes.

Local syndicated stations haven't had the right to show TOS since Remastered ended its initial run in 2008, and SyFy gave up trying to show the series years ago. And I could be wrong because I don't get the channel as part of my package, but I don't think G4 shows it anymore either.
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Old March 5 2012, 02:49 AM   #35
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I've been catching TOS on MeTV for years and it's great. They have all the classics from the 60s: "Sea Hunt," "Batman," "The Monkees," "The Partridge Family," and "Lost in Space" (guility pleasure). "Voyage to the Bottom the Sea" is on late night and definately has gotten better with age. If you haven't seen it, catch it, you won't be disappointed!

I will say my mid-life crisis is going much better since Me hit the airwaves.
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Old March 5 2012, 02:56 AM   #36
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MeTV is one of the best cable channels on the air...period. There's very little on there that I don't at least like a little. TOS and COLUMBO are my two favorites, but there are plenty of other shows I dig as well. Even the uber-cheesy Irwin Allen shows are a load of fun to sit back and watch when you're in the right mood.
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Old March 6 2012, 02:53 AM   #37
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MeTV is one of the best cable channels on the air...period. There's very little on there that I don't at least like a little. TOS and COLUMBO are my two favorites, but there are plenty of other shows I dig as well. Even the uber-cheesy Irwin Allen shows are a load of fun to sit back and watch when you're in the right mood.
True. A few months ago, I spent a night at my son's place, and he doesn't bother with cable TV. We picked up this channel off the air and watched the 1950s shows most of the night. This gave me a chance to tell him all about the shows and the actors as I remembered them.
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Old March 6 2012, 03:08 AM   #38
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Some people think you need a cable or satellite hookup to get MeTV, but all that's required is a digital antenna. Sometimes you have to explain that to some people who mistakenly believe that the channel is part of a digital cable TV package from their local provider or something you need Dish Network to pick up.

And MeTV isn't the only retro channel on the air. There's also "RTV"(Retro Television) which airs programs such as Roger Moore's THE SAINT and Bill Cosby's very first sitcom from the beginning of the '70s. MeTV is a considerably superior channel, but both have good shows to offer.
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Old March 6 2012, 03:31 PM   #39
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"Voyage to the Bottom the Sea" is on late night and definately has gotten better with age. If you haven't seen it, catch it, you won't be disappointed!
It is really awesome to read someone give Voyage some love. For me, it's my very close second, just below Trek, favorite show. Love the cast; I'd be gripped watching Richard Basehart fart the alphabet.
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Old March 6 2012, 03:55 PM   #40
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Some people think you need a cable or satellite hookup to get MeTV, but all that's required is a digital antenna.
Just did a webs search on digital antennae and and almost had to laugh. No, not at you, rather, the hardware. Though I'm sure the electronics are a bit more sophisticated, visually, it looks like we've come full circle. A low cost unit from RCA looks like a "classic" pair of "rabbit ears" and UHF "loop"!

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Old March 6 2012, 07:13 PM   #41
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Yeah. I know. The antennae look downright corny sometimes. The more things change the more they stay the same. Thankfully my HDTV has a built-in antenna(plus I have a cable hookup) so I didn't need to go out and get one of those silly things.
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Old March 6 2012, 09:44 PM   #42
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A few years ago, if we saw a "vintage" sci-fi movie (say, made in the 50s) presenting its depiction of the "near future" (read: our present), and they showed "futuristic" TVs with "rabbit ears", we would have collectively rolled our eyes in derision. We would have patted our cable converters and sat' receptors and chuckled, "How 'quaint'."

Yet, here we are. Hmm, I wonder if a reason will ever arise to construct the rough physical equivalent of phone booths? I miss phone booths. I like the privacy they provided. Cell phones have all but utterly obliterated their existence.

(Actually, our regional hospital still has a pair of wood framed phone booths with the collapsing glass doors in the central lobbby...despite all the renovations made to the facility over the decades. The phones have been removed, but they still have the ledge type stools and the doors can be closed, so a person with a cell can talk in private and not disturb others. I certainly hope they don't demolish them for s few skant square feet of floor space.)

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Old March 7 2012, 10:26 PM   #43
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Even the uber-cheesy Irwin Allen shows are a load of fun to sit back and watch when you're in the right mood.
There's never a wrong mood for Irwin Allen. :-)
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I like the opening music for LOST IN SPACE so much that I recently posted the Season 3(1967-68) intro on my Facebook page. That was some thrilling music, and I believe John Williams composed it during an early stage of his career.
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Old March 7 2012, 10:37 PM   #45
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And you have to admit, his productions certainly showcased some sweet "rides": Seaview, flying sub, Jupiter 2, Chariot, space pod, Spindrift.

Anybody as kids ever build the Aurora Seaview and then take it to the swimming pool? Displace the air and that motha' would glide like a shark!

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