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Old January 28 2013, 10:12 PM   #16
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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Anyone else remember the Martin Kove series Hard Time on Planet Earth?
No, but I saw Holmes and Yo-Yo!

It's amazing how many times the networks went to the well and pulled the plug after one season (or less)...in addition to the ones we've mentioned:

Logan's Run
Planet of the Apes
The Gemini Man
Battlestar Galactica
Galactica '80

etc etc
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Old January 28 2013, 10:18 PM   #17
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1. Quark

2. The Fantastic Journey

3. The Man from Atlantis

4. The Invisible Man

Ok...others probably watched these...but still..

I watched all those, and even read the novelization of The Invisible Man. (I'm assuming you mean the 70's version with David McCallum, not the later Sci Fi Channel version with Vincent Ventresca.) And The Man From Atlantis comic books.

Anybody else remember The Chronicle? How about Blood Ties on Lifetime?
I remember watching in the late 70's some British TV movies that our ABC affiliate would show around midnight. I remember absolutely nothing about them other than they often had a horror/sci-fi bent, were British...and shot on video cause they had that soap-opera look. and they wern't Dr. Who.
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Old January 28 2013, 10:42 PM   #18
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

I'll give you some hints:

Space show
Jewel Staite
Creators who were already known for their genre work
Not Firefly

One of my favorite shows when I was younger.


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Anybody else remember The Chronicle?
Yep. I thought it was an interesting premise for a show.

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Based on the ratings, I was the only person watching Journeyman...
I watched it. I rather liked it. It was cancelled too soon, though. They never got a chance to flesh out the folks behind his time jumps.

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I think I'm the only one who watched John Doe though...
I know I watched several episodes, though I can't recall if I stuck with it to the very end.

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Heroes S2 - S4 all the way through. S1 was hugely popular, and so many tuned in for S2, but, they dropped like flies and very, very few of us stuck through until the bitter end (Though S4 actually had started getting better again, IMHO, was pretty watchable [maybe that was down to Robert Knepper, though])
Count me as one of those who stuck with it.
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Old January 28 2013, 11:07 PM   #19
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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Tron Uprising is outstanding.
Was last night's the season/series finally? It felt like enough of a game changer to be.
Yeah, that was the season finale. Whether or not it's the series finale, well...I guess we'll know soon enough.

As far as the OP, shows I know only I've watched:
Black Scorpion
Starhunter (later known as Starhunter 2300)
Team Knight Rider
V.I.P (given how much of that show wasn't realistic, it had to be sci-fi).
Star Hunter started out rough, but, I really enjoyed it (From DVD, had never heard of it before picking up the sample DVD) and was bummed it was cancelled. The Sequel Series Star Hunter 2300 was OK, but, as I recall, mostly dropped some of the main arc parts I was interested in seeing developed further
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Old January 28 2013, 11:13 PM   #20
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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Tron Uprising is outstanding.
Was last night's the season/series finally? It felt like enough of a game changer to be.
Yeah, that was the season finale. Whether or not it's the series finale, well...I guess we'll know soon enough.

As far as the OP, shows I know only I've watched:
Black Scorpion
Starhunter (later known as Starhunter 2300)
Team Knight Rider
V.I.P (given how much of that show wasn't realistic, it had to be sci-fi).
Oh God, Black Scorpion. Possibly my candidate for worst genre show ever. It was incompetent on practically every level and didn't even work on the level of brainless titillation.

Relic Hunter, on the other hand, was great . . . .
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Old January 28 2013, 11:19 PM   #21
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

Shows only I watched: FreakyLinks.

Dale Sams wrote: View Post
1. Quark

2. The Fantastic Journey

3. The Man from Atlantis

4. The Invisible Man

Ok...others probably watched these...but still..
I watched Fantastic Journey. And I'm thinking about buying Quark, although I never watched it at the time.

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Based on the ratings, I was the only person watching Journeyman...
No, I watched that one, too.

And I stuck with Heroes all the way through.
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Old January 28 2013, 11:19 PM   #22
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Nowhere Man.
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Old January 28 2013, 11:22 PM   #23
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It's amazing how many times the networks went to the well and pulled the plug after one season (or less)...
Not really amazing, since the majority of shows in every genre get cancelled after one season or less. TV shows are like the offspring of wild animals -- a bunch of them are spawned, they struggle to survive in a harsh environment, most die young or in infancy, and only a lucky few survive to maturity.


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I'll give you some hints:

Space show
Jewel Staite
Creators who were already known for their genre work
Not Firefly

One of my favorite shows when I was younger.
Space Cases, of course.
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Old January 28 2013, 11:27 PM   #24
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

Star Hunter
Mutant X
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Old January 28 2013, 11:36 PM   #25
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

Oh, I just thought of another one that I never saw much talk about: Time Trax.

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I'll give you some hints:

Space show
Jewel Staite
Creators who were already known for their genre work
Not Firefly

One of my favorite shows when I was younger.
Space Cases, of course.
I had a feeling you'd get it.

BTW, I can't recall if you've ever mentioned it, but do you know Peter David?
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Old January 28 2013, 11:55 PM   #26
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Yeah, that was the season finale. Whether or not it's the series finale, well...I guess we'll know soon enough.
Given they were burning off the episodes at 12 midnight on sundays, I'm not holding my breath.
Comedies (especially live-action) are Disney XD's bread and butter.
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Star Hunter started out rough, but, I really enjoyed it (From DVD, had never heard of it before picking up the sample DVD) and was bummed it was cancelled. The Sequel Series Star Hunter 2300 was OK, but, as I recall, mostly dropped some of the main arc parts I was interested in seeing developed further
It's been awhile, and I may be remembering it incorrectly, but I think there was a feeling by the producers that the original main arc parts either weren't working and/or they wanted to drop the show's original lead.
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As far as the OP, shows I know only I've watched:
Black Scorpion
Starhunter (later known as Starhunter 2300)
Team Knight Rider
V.I.P (given how much of that show wasn't realistic, it had to be sci-fi).
Oh God, Black Scorpion. Possibly my candidate for worst genre show ever. It was incompetent on practically every level and didn't even work on the level of brainless titillation.
I've always been a fan of B-movies and extremely campy stuff, and Black Scorpion was an utterly shameless example. Mind you, I frequently had it on with either the volume down or while listening to music through headphones while doing housework, but periodically I would look up to see something outrageously silly and just shake my head or laugh...
Relic Hunter, on the other hand, was great . . . .
I remember Relic Hunter, but at times it was hard for me to look past it as a live-action knockoff of the popular Tomb Raider video games at the time.
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Old January 29 2013, 12:04 AM   #27
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I like campy stuff, too, and will defend Cleopatra 2525 to the day I die, but Black Scorpion just fell flat for me. It was a bad, lead-footed attempt at a campy guilty pleasure.

Almost as bad: the short-lived CONAN THE BARBARIAN live-action series.

Meanwhile, I actually thought RELIC HUNTER was more fun than the "official" TOMB RAIDER movies. The show had a nice sense of humor, never took itself too seriously, and was utterly shameless when it came to finding "plausible" excuses for Tia Carrere to take her clothes off.

"Oh my! The lost temple is buried under a nudist colony!"

That's sheer genius, I tell you . . . .
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Old January 29 2013, 12:59 AM   #28
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Oh, I just thought of another one that I never saw much talk about: Time Trax.
Yeah, that's one I've thought it would be nice to revisit (if for no other reason that that it featured the magnificent Mia Sara in a recurring role), but unfortunately it's not available on Netflix. Although apparently the first season set is available for manufacture-on-demand purchase.


BTW, I can't recall if you've ever mentioned it, but do you know Peter David?
I've attended several Shore Leave conventions with him and we've been on some panels together, and at the most recent one I sat across from him at the writers' brunch on Sunday morning. So we're acquainted and have had some conversations. Nothing more than that, really.


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I like campy stuff, too, and will defend Cleopatra 2525 to the day I die, but Black Scorpion just fell flat for me. It was a bad, lead-footed attempt at a campy guilty pleasure.
I think Cleo 2525's first season of half-hour episodes is very flawed -- these supposed resistance fighters or whatever seemed to spend most of their time hanging out at parties -- but the hourlong second season finally lived up to the potential the show had all along. Too bad the rushed, forced series finale was so weak -- and came so soon.

I don't think I was able to get past the first few minutes of Black Scorpion.


Almost as bad: the short-lived CONAN THE BARBARIAN live-action series.
I vaguely remember that. I didn't think it was that bad. Not particularly good, but watchable.


Meanwhile, I actually thought RELIC HUNTER was more fun than the "official" TOMB RAIDER movies. The show had a nice sense of humor, never took itself too seriously, and was utterly shameless when it came to finding "plausible" excuses for Tia Carrere to take her clothes off.

"Oh my! The lost temple is buried under a nudist colony!"

That's sheer genius, I tell you . . . .
Hmm, I'm starting to regret not having watched that show. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be on Netflix.
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Old January 29 2013, 01:16 AM   #29
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It's amazing how many times the networks went to the well and pulled the plug after one season (or less)...
Not really amazing, since the majority of shows in every genre get cancelled after one season or less. TV shows are like the offspring of wild animals -- a bunch of them are spawned, they struggle to survive in a harsh environment, most die young or in infancy, and only a lucky few survive to maturity.
I was trying to think of *any* sci-fi or horror shows from 75-80 that lasted more than one season. Without doing a through investigation, Buck Rogers was all I could think of.
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Old January 29 2013, 01:20 AM   #30
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

The Phoenix-Ancient Aliens inspired series. Judson Scott was in it, and it lasted about as long as a gamer's attention span.
Star Cops-BBC show shown in USA soon after it's airing in UK. Good drama.
VR5- One of the best scifi shows of the 90s. Its one of the few FOX shows no one's ever heard of.
Surface-Not a great show, but it was growing on me.
Threshold-One of the best shows on here.
Flash Forward-I could still murder the execs who cancelled this show.
Max Headroom-A show that tried to be hip and actually was!
Automan(way back when)-Tron's first sequel! 12 people watched it.
Adventures of Jules Verne-Lots of fun, richly realized.
Captain Power-Should never have been aimed at kids, and to sell toys.
Hypernauts-By part of the B5 crew. Light years better kids scifi than Power Rangers, so of course no one watched it.
Space Rangers-Not a great show but I watched all 6 or 7 episodes.
Enterprise-Well its a ST show that got cancelled that's doesn't have miniskirts and beehive hairdos.
Defying Gravity-A disclaimer...I didn't watch it in first run either. I am sure I'm one of about 1,000 people who've seen it though.
Dr Who-Original (USA PBS) I thought I was the only person not answering phones on PBS who ever watched it at the time.
Terra Nova-I watched the whole first season, no one else bothered.
Phantom 2040-I'm certain I am the only one who has ever watched this show. Best version of Phantom ever. I have not seen it since the mid-90s though. Writing by Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, designs by Peter Chung.
http://www.reeves-stevens.com/phantom.html
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