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Old October 12 2012, 04:38 AM   #16
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Re: First-run syndicated television dramas from the late 80s-90s

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LOTS of memories. But you left out a few like Time Cop and Tek War.
Timecop was on ABC, unless you're thinking about Time Trax. The TekWar TV movies were syndicated, but the series was on USA.

This wasn't meant to be a comprehensive list, because obviously a ton of shows weren't mentioned (many of them godawful), just a refresher for anyone who watched syndicated shows back then.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:11 AM   #17
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Re: First-run syndicated television dramas from the late 80s-90s

I've been trying to remember but it's a bit fuzzy, wasn't there a show where a theme song sequence featured a speed boat (Not Baywatch) that was part of the network that brought Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Babylon 5? The only other show I remember was Time Trax, which I actually never saw. Still, the 90s first run syndication was very memorable.
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Old October 12 2012, 05:18 AM   #18
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I've been trying to remember but it's a bit fuzzy, wasn't there a show where a theme song sequence featured a speed boat (Not Baywatch) that was part of the network that brought Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Babylon 5? The only other show I remember was Time Trax, which I actually never saw. Still, the 90s first run syndication was very memorable.
I posted the Thunder in Paradise opening. Is that what you're thinking of?
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Old October 12 2012, 05:22 AM   #19
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Re: First-run syndicated television dramas from the late 80s-90s

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I've been trying to remember but it's a bit fuzzy, wasn't there a show where a theme song sequence featured a speed boat (Not Baywatch) that was part of the network that brought Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Babylon 5? The only other show I remember was Time Trax, which I actually never saw. Still, the 90s first run syndication was very memorable.
I posted the Thunder in Paradise opening. Is that what you're thinking of?
Yeah. That's another thing I miss. The Cheesy songs in the intros. I'm listening to this theme song and it is so close to the Baywatch theme it's not funny. I didn't know Hulk Hogan was in this show.

I guess they had two songs. The one I listened to sounded close to Baywatch. The one you posted, Aragorn, sounds nothing like the Baywatch theme.
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Old October 12 2012, 06:46 AM   #20
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Re: First-run syndicated television dramas from the late 80s-90s

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Pensacola was downright awfull.
I've never really watched it, but I've heard how bad it was. Not just in quality, but also accuracy (in regards to both Pensacola itself and Pensacola NAS).

I've lived here for 18 years. I can assure you there are no mountains or deserts in Pensacola!
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Old October 12 2012, 07:07 AM   #21
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OMG, Thunder in Paradise! I had a job working at a K-Mart many summers ago and in our tiny break room there was like 15 guys or whatever and a TV with basic cable. Some people hated sports and some hated news and some hated this and that and somehow this meant Thunder in Paradise was the only show that everyone would at least tolerate at lunch so I saw more Hogan action than I would've otherwise.
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Old October 12 2012, 07:53 AM   #22
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Re: First-run syndicated television dramas from the late 80s-90s

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Pensacola was downright awfull.
I've never really watched it, but I've heard how bad it was. Not just in quality, but also accuracy (in regards to both Pensacola itself and Pensacola NAS).

I've lived here for 18 years. I can assure you there are no mountains or deserts in Pensacola!
Not only was it bad, it was pure propaganda.
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Old October 12 2012, 10:24 AM   #23
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I definitely watched some episodes of Renegade and Thunder in Paradise when I was a kid. I really miss all those outright cheesy 80's/90's action shows.
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Old October 12 2012, 01:32 PM   #24
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I watched a lot of syndicated shows just because of how they were aired. You usually had the local tv station which showed the show re-airing it once or twice a week in a very late night slot to fill programming (like 1AM/2AM/etc...) and since I usually would be awake that's when I'd watch them. I can understand why the syndication market for original programming has dried up because now you have cable networks with their original programming.
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Old October 12 2012, 03:46 PM   #25
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LOTS of memories. But you left out a few like Time Cop and Tek War.
Timecop was on ABC, unless you're thinking about Time Trax.
Yes, thank you, I meant Time Trax...sorry about the mix-up.

The TekWar TV movies were syndicated, but the series was on USA.
Was it? I don't remember seeing it on USA, in fact I'm almost certain I saw it on Sci-Fi.

This wasn't meant to be a comprehensive list, because obviously a ton of shows weren't mentioned (many of them godawful), just a refresher for anyone who watched syndicated shows back then.
While that's true, I thought the shows I mentioned deserved to be on the "short list" for the era/genre.
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Old October 12 2012, 03:48 PM   #26
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I've been trying to remember but it's a bit fuzzy, wasn't there a show where a theme song sequence featured a speed boat (Not Baywatch) that was part of the network that brought Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and Babylon 5?.
That was "Thunder in Paradise".
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Old October 12 2012, 03:50 PM   #27
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I always liked RELIC HUNTER, which I thought was more fun than the actual TOMB RAIDER movies . . . .
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Old October 12 2012, 03:53 PM   #28
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Here's a list of some we've mentioned and some even I'd forgotten about...warning, the author doesn't like any of them:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2008/09/...eries_ever.php
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Old October 12 2012, 08:24 PM   #29
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Re: First-run syndicated television dramas from the late 80s-90s

I've seen Renegade mentioned a few times as being a horrible show. Granted when it was on, I was like 10 years old but the only thing I really remember about it was it was always on USA here. Was it really that bad?

Also does anyone remember Kung Fu the legend continues? I remember liking it and it did have a successful run.
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Old October 13 2012, 02:01 AM   #30
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Well, not everything could have been TNG.
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