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Old February 14 2013, 06:54 AM   #301
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I saw every Space: 1999 episode in first run syndication. It was definitely less popular than Star Trek, which meant that only one or two others my age at my school also watched it, the truly hardcore sci-fi geeks. At least Star Trek picked up more casual viewers.
By the time 1999 ran here it was the only SciFi on TV (the days of public broadcasting monopoly) and ALL the boys at school loved it - We'd even collect and swap chewing-gum cards with pictures from the series.

When ST ran (on a German channel) it was pretty much the same thing (except for the chewing gum).
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I'm sure many people on here have seen Space 1999 but when I was growing up I knew of no one else that watched the show.
I remember the shape-changing chick from Season Two, but that's about it . . .
Bummer! -she's the main reason the second series sucked
Not if you had a crush on her...
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Old February 14 2013, 07:03 AM   #302
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

^From a purely visual POW I see what you're saying - But the stories suffered from having Catherine Schell as a shapeshifter and not Barry Morse as a 'professor'.
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Old February 14 2013, 01:28 PM   #303
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I think Schell was one of the better aspects of season two, but for a lot of reasons season two was a clear step down from season one overall. Instead of improving the show in the second season, in almost every way they made it worse. And, I missed Morse.
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Old February 14 2013, 01:42 PM   #304
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Speaking of shows in the 1970s I was a fan of 'my partner the ghost' which was not huge over here but was apparently a British import, brought in under a different title ( i think it was called Randal and Hopkins, deceased' in the UK)
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Old February 14 2013, 09:57 PM   #305
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Here's an obscure one. Time Train was Fantasy Island type show in which Vincent Price and his real-life wife Coral Browne played the conductors on a mysterious train that could carry guest-stars back to turning points in their life . . . .

I doubt if it ran more than four episodes or so. Anybody else remember it?
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Old February 14 2013, 10:01 PM   #306
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Here's an obscure one. Time Train was Fantasy Island type show in which Vincent Price and his real-life wife Coral Browne played the conductors on a mysterious train that could carry guest-stars back to turning points in their life . . . .

I doubt if it ran more than four episodes or so. Anybody else remember it?
Wiki calls it Time Express. Totally missed that!
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Old February 14 2013, 10:07 PM   #307
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Here's an obscure one. Time Train was Fantasy Island type show in which Vincent Price and his real-life wife Coral Browne played the conductors on a mysterious train that could carry guest-stars back to turning points in their life . . . .

I doubt if it ran more than four episodes or so. Anybody else remember it?
Wiki calls it Time Express. Totally missed that!
You know, I knew I should have looked up the title before posting that . . .

And my copy of The Encyclopedia of TV Science Fiction is just sitting there on my bookshelf.

Thanks for catching that!
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Old February 14 2013, 11:21 PM   #308
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I had a Space: 1999 lunch box when I was a kid, but I had no idea what it was - I had never seen the show (and still haven't)!
I had the Space:1999 Lunchbox too. As a boy in the '70s, my friends and I were all fans of the reruns of the original Star Trek series. In September 1975, with the beginning of another school year, we experienced the debut of the new Space:1999 series. Immediately, we all loved Space:1999 and for the two seasons it aired it captured our imagination.
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Old February 14 2013, 11:25 PM   #309
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That's weird. I remember it as Time Train, too, but clearly it was Time Express in its original run. I sure did watch it, though. Vincent Price was in it. But, unfortunately, it was pretty lame; it was intended to be NBC's Fantasy Island, but it was too narrow a concept.
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Old February 15 2013, 01:02 AM   #310
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Speaking of shows in the 1970s I was a fan of 'my partner the ghost' which was not huge over here but was apparently a British import, brought in under a different title ( i think it was called Randal and Hopkins, deceased' in the UK)
Randall and Hopkirk -Deceased

Another classic from the Monty Berman/Dennis Spooner stable.

Very popular over here in its day, and still gets regularly repeated.
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Old February 15 2013, 01:55 AM   #311
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The Reeves and Mortimer version ( of Randall and Hopkirk) was quite fun too.

Was the girl attractive?

She escapes me.
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Old February 15 2013, 02:12 AM   #312
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Has anyone mentioned "The Middleman" yet?
The Middleman was so good! It was doomed by being on ABC Family just before the 700 Club
One of my favorites of all time!
I can't believe I missed Greg's original post about The Middleman, I absolutely loved it, and I still missed it. The DVDs are actually on my Netflix queue right not, and I'm planning on it being one of the next series I watch rent.
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Old February 15 2013, 04:01 AM   #313
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^Just be aware that the season is technically incomplete; the season finale, "The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse," was never filmed. But it has been adapted as a comic book, and there's a YouTube video of the show's cast at Comic-Con doing a live table read of the script (though I think it's actually the comic version they're reading).
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Old February 15 2013, 04:06 AM   #314
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That is so hot.
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Old February 16 2013, 08:03 AM   #315
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I didn't know that about Middleman, I'll have to look those after I finish up the DVDs.
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