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Old February 4 2013, 02:22 AM   #211
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Never cared for it. I didn't like Gorham as the lead (though I've liked him okay in other things), and I didn't find the premise or execution as engaging as it could've been.
Sometimes someone can be a fine actor, but just not a lead actor (and the reverse). Over in UK TV, Julie Graham is a great ensemble cast member, but every time she's cast as the charismatic lead (Bonekickers, Survivors remake)... she's just not got it. There are loads of similar actors on both sides of the Atlantic.
It's hard for me to get a handle on Gorham, though. At first, I liked him in Covert Affairs. But this past season, they took his character in a darker direction, and I began disliking Gorham's performance again, and remembering why I hadn't liked him in Jake 2.0. I guess maybe it depends on the role.
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Old February 4 2013, 05:05 AM   #212
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It wasn't that long ago.

Only 33 years ago.

We moved a lot, and I do mean a lot, so I can identify when early memories happened by where we were living.
Thanks for replying! I was just curious, since I personally don't have any memories from that age at all... I have a couple snippets from 5 and 6, but that's about as far back as anything goes, and even those are pretty minimal.

Although I would tend to say your first two sentences were mutually exclusive!
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Old February 4 2013, 06:14 AM   #213
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Land of the Giants - although it did last two years so I guessed somebody watched. Just no-one else that I know
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Old February 4 2013, 06:23 AM   #214
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Does anyone remember the name of a show that took place on a futuristic medical space station? I remember watching a handful of episodes, and I think I liked them. I think it aired on UPN.
That would be Mercy Point starring Joe Morton. I'm afraid I never watched it, or at least only caught glimpses.

Thank you. That's been bugging me for years. I could never remember enough details about it to try to look it up anywhere.
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Old February 4 2013, 06:30 AM   #215
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7 Days - Same story. -Except, I still wait for someone to come forward and admit they watched it.
I admit I watched it.
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Old February 4 2013, 06:34 AM   #216
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4 seasons.

I was talking to a friend usually into this sort of thing, who had no idea it existed.

Was 7 Days filmed in Australia?
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Old February 4 2013, 06:34 AM   #217
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7 Days - Same story. -Except, I still wait for someone to come forward and admit they watched it.
I admit I watched it.
It had the XO from SeaQuest. In my book that was enough of a reason to watch it.
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Old February 4 2013, 07:57 AM   #218
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The one thing that never worked for me on that show is why did Frank have to fix everything? Why didn't he just go back in time, deliver the information to whoever was in command and then go back to his room? His qualification was that he could survive the backstep process, not that he was the only person that could solve whatever the issue of the week was.

(I know, I know, because then we wouldn't have a show, but still...)
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Old February 4 2013, 08:53 AM   #219
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Was 7 Days filmed in Australia?
Nope, it was mostly filmed in Canada.
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Old February 4 2013, 05:16 PM   #220
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The one thing that never worked for me on that show is why did Frank have to fix everything? Why didn't he just go back in time, deliver the information to whoever was in command and then go back to his room? His qualification was that he could survive the backstep process, not that he was the only person that could solve whatever the issue of the week was.

(I know, I know, because then we wouldn't have a show, but still...)
Seven Days had a lot of conceptual problems. What bothered me was how they faced a different cataclysmic threat every week. If cataclysmic threats were that commonplace, how did the world survive before there was a Backstep program? Or, alternatively, why did cataclysms suddenly become so much more frequent immediately after a program designed to prevent them came into being?

Basically, the idea of a time-travel system only meant to be used in the direst emergencies would've made more sense as the occasional movie rather than a series with 22 episodes a year.
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Old February 4 2013, 05:44 PM   #221
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Yeah, the show would have been really cool if they had an ever increasing supply of capsules and Franks. Did they ever rationalize that when a backstep occurred that Frank and the capsule disappeared from the facility? I can't recall. Or addressed the issue that technically the only person left from the original timeline was Frank. Every time he used the device he was being transported to/creating an alternate timeline.
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Old February 4 2013, 06:25 PM   #222
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Yeah, the show would have been really cool if they had an ever increasing supply of capsules and Franks. Did they ever rationalize that when a backstep occurred that Frank and the capsule disappeared from the facility? I can't recall. Or addressed the issue that technically the only person left from the original timeline was Frank. Every time he used the device he was being transported to/creating an alternate timeline.
Disappointed after backtracking through the thread to see this wasn't MST3K related.
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Old February 5 2013, 01:25 AM   #223
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I remember a pilot movie that aired in 1994 on the Prime Time Entertainment Network, called Island City. It starred Kevin Conroy. I had seen Batman TAS prior to this, though I can't recall if at the time I recognized his name or voice.

Speaking of cities , there was a short lived show on CBS several years back on CBS I watched called Century City, which was basically just a legal drama with a futuristic setting (the year 2030).

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Hmm, no mention of Cartoon Network's brief foray into live action? Tower Prep.

I was the only one watching that show. I knew it!
I watched the pilot, but it didn't really capture my interest.

TP though isn't CN's "brief foray" into live-action. The network has made several live-action productions over the years, two of which are part of their current lineup.
I remember SEEING Island City but nothing else about it. Might need to track it down.
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Old February 5 2013, 02:16 AM   #224
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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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.
Same here.

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

etc etc
Saw 'em

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Cliffhangers.
Ah, Susan Anton... And the Michael Nouri Dracula sequences weren't bad in places.

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If we're talking about SF pilots we remember....
Anyone remember Exo-man? It was basically an Iron Man rip off. A scientist is subject to a crippling injury and has to wear a suit of powered armor.


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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.
Guess someone does remember it.
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Old February 5 2013, 02:17 AM   #225
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Was 7 Days filmed in Australia?
Nope, it was mostly filmed in Canada.

Same thing.


At least when it comes to casting live action and animated Wolverines.
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