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Old January 29 2013, 10:51 PM   #76
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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L5 and Dirk Gently!! Yes, saw these but they were for a niche audience really.
As I understand, L5 was supposed to show the way of the future; if you want SciFi-'TV' that isn't made like SyFy makes it, and Dirk Gently was cancelled so the BBC would have more money for imported series.

But I must admit that most of the shows in that post of mine are released on BitTorrent rather than on the old-fashioned TV.

Speaking of the forbidden fruit: unless you have, like I did, a British friend that had a VCR, you are probably not going to be able to find The Strangerers as it was never released on DVD. ETA & BTW: I'm pretty sure "The Observers" in Fringe are based on the aliens in The Strangerers; loads of their mannerisms are so alike that it can't be a coincidence.
I look forward to L5's future, it needs money, doesn't necessarily need viewers.

Never heard of Strangerers.

I like the Patrick Stewart version of Eleventh Hour, and enjoyed the American version better as it went on...until that got canceled...

Other scifi web series currently of note: The Drone, H+, both are better than anything currently on American TV, though I like Continuum, which seems to be struggling to find viewers.

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Old January 29 2013, 10:54 PM   #77
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Sadly, I have seen most of the shows that have been mentioned.

Think I was the only person to have seen The Amazing Spiderman with Nicholas Hammond.

Two other shows that I remember seeing...Star Maidens (with Gareth Thomas before Blake's Seven) and a very odd Australian (?) show called Phoenix 5.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:04 PM   #78
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Sadly, I have seen most of the shows that have been mentioned.

Think I was the only person to have seen The Amazing Spiderman with Nicholas Hammond.

Two other shows that I remember seeing...Star Maidens (with Gareth Thomas before Blake's Seven) and a very odd Australian (?) show called Phoenix 5.
My sister and I were excited when Spiderman came on. We were about 7-8 years old at the time. Didnt they edit the series into TV movies?

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Old January 29 2013, 11:07 PM   #79
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Ahh this is my kind of thread. You can pop over to my site to remind you of what you are forgetting. The thing I hear most from people is how someone was reminded of a forgotten favorite.

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Nice site, though I prefer not to peruse it just yet, I want the shows to come to my head naturally.

This is currently one of only 3 threads I have subscribed to on the entire board.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:24 PM   #80
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My sister and I were excited when Spiderman came on. We were about 7-8 years old at the time. Didnt they edit the series into TV movies?
Yes, the majority of the episodes were paired off and released as syndicated movies, as was also done with Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes, and a few other '70s shows. There was one case where episodes from two different seasons were spliced together, and a couple of times they brought in two of the leads (Nicholas Hammond and Chip Fields) to shoot a cheaply produced transitional scene to link the episodes together.

According to Wikipedia, the "movies" were:

Spider-Man (2-hour pilot)
The Deadly Dust (2-parter)
Con Caper & The Curse of Rava (starts with a second-season episode followed by a first-season one)
Night of the Clones & Escort to Danger (last 2 first-season eps)
Photo Finish & A Matter of State
Wolfpack & The Kirkwood Haunting
The Chinese Web (2-parter)

Since the series was 13 episodes long, that leaves one -- the second-season premiere "The Captive Tower" -- that wasn't part of the syndication package and was rarely seen, except when the Sci-Fi Channel reran the full series in the '90s. Oddly, except for "Night of the Clones & Escort to Danger," all of the compilations of two separate episodes run them (or at least list their titles) in reverse order. Which didn't really matter much, though, since '70s shows didn't have much continuity.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:38 PM   #81
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I thought of another one that I don't think has been mentioned: Freddy's Nightmares. It was a Horror anthology "hosted" by Freddy Kreuger. I actually didn't like that one much.

There are a few that have been listed here that I remember quite fondly. I wish those Relic Hunter DVDs were cheaper.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:43 PM   #82
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The Sentinel. I loved me some Jim & Blair angst. But hardly anyone else watched it, even though it ran almost 4 years.

Kings. A great allegory in an alternate universe. And it had Ian McShane. Too bad no one watched it.

Wonderfalls. So very few people have heard of this, but hubby and I really loved it. The little talking creatures were hilarious. It made me want to go visit Niagara Falls.

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Old January 29 2013, 11:51 PM   #83
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My sister and I were excited when Spiderman came on. We were about 7-8 years old at the time. Didnt they edit the series into TV movies?
Yes, the majority of the episodes were paired off and released as syndicated movies, as was also done with Battlestar Galactica, Planet of the Apes, and a few other '70s shows.
They did the same thing with Kolchak: The Night Stalker and, even earlier, The Man from UNCLE.
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Old January 29 2013, 11:54 PM   #84
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Old January 30 2013, 12:11 AM   #86
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What was the pilot (I think it was a pilot) about a scientist who is disabled and he builds an Iron man like suit.. except its the 1970s and the show has no budget so his suit has buttons on the front labelled "walk" and the like*


* or so I remember been a long time.
I remember seeing this, don't recall the name. If I remember correctly, the main body of the suit was a one piece orange rigid armor and the arms and legs looked pretty much like ducting used for clothes dryers. I want to say it has the word Omega in the title, but I can't be sure.
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Old January 30 2013, 12:25 AM   #87
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Ahh this is my kind of thread. You can pop over to my site to remind you of what you are forgetting. The thing I hear most from people is how someone was reminded of a forgotten favorite.

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I see you have all the Japanese tv shows I watched as a kid--Ultra Man, Johnny Sokko, The Space Giants. But I didn't see Spectreman on your list. Did I blink and miss it?
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Old January 30 2013, 12:37 AM   #88
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Speaking of which, PBS's "Pioneers of Television" show is doing an episode on "Superheroes" tonight, looking back at "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "The Incredible Hulk," etc.

Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.
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Old January 30 2013, 01:34 AM   #89
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The Sentinel. I loved me some Jim & Blair angst. But hardly anyone else watched it, even though it ran almost 4 years.

Kings. A great allegory in an alternate universe. And it had Ian McShane. Too bad no one watched it.

Wonderfalls. So very few people have heard of this, but hubby and I really loved it. The little talking creatures were hilarious. It made me want to go visit Niagara Falls.
I watched The Sentinel first season on Netflix. I watched every episode of Wonderfalls (and Dead Like Me and bought the direct-to-DVD movie.) I own Kings.

But I still forgot all three.
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Speaking of which, PBS's "Pioneers of Television" show is doing an episode on "Superheroes" tonight, looking back at "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "The Incredible Hulk," etc.

Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.
They needed to swap Greatest American Hero for Amazing Spider-Man. And I want to have a drink with Lynda Carter someday LOL.
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