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Old February 24 2014, 01:14 AM   #61
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Lucan (ABC)
I very vaguely remember this. An action show whose title character was a teenager who'd been raised by wolves.


Salvage 1 (ABC)
This started as a TV movie called Salvage, as I recall. Andy Griffith starred as a scrapyard owner who built a working rocket, flew to the Moon, and salvaged the stuff left behind by the astronauts. It was kind of awkward to make it work as a weekly series, coming up with different ways to use the rocket or tell stories that didn't involve spaceflight.


Witchblade (TNT)
Ahh, Yancy Butler. This was a weird one. The first season ended with time being rewound to the start of the story, so the second season was a semi-reboot with events happening differently. Yet there was no explanation for why events in the world the lead characters inhabited didn't happen again in the new reality.

Oh, and this is another one that had a pilot movie (2000) before the series (2001-2).


Tru Calling (Fox)
Got cancelled just when it was getting good.


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Ah, Max Headroom. As a kid I thought Matt Frewer was so cool as Edison Carter and he's been a goofy guy in everything since.
When I revisited MH a while ago, I felt that Frewer was badly miscast as Carter, since he's not the Square-Jawed Action Hero type. The thing is, the Max Headroom character was created first, as the host of a music-video show, and then the TV pilot was created as an origin story for the character; so Frewer was cast originally as Max, a role that suited his quirky style, and the Carter character came later.
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Old February 24 2014, 01:57 AM   #62
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Re: Favorite or Interesting Short Lived Scifi Series

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So I'm guessing "Bunheads" doesn't count?
In my family, Bunheads will ALWAYS count. We were all hopelessly in love with that show.

As for the topic at hand:

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Pirates of Dark Water
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Old February 24 2014, 02:32 AM   #63
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Greg Cox wrote: View Post
So I'm guessing "Bunheads" doesn't count?
In my family, Bunheads will ALWAYS count. We were all hopelessly in love with that show.

As for the topic at hand:

Kolchak
Night Stalker (remake)
Miracles
Mockingbird Lane
Amazing Screw-On Head
Pirates of Dark Water
Caprica
The Others
Wonderfalls
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Oooh, yea, Pirates of Dark Water, I enjoyed it, and sorry it only got a total of 21 episodes (over the space of 3 Seasons). I'd like to see it redone, and completed
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Old February 24 2014, 03:15 AM   #64
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Oooh, yea, Pirates of Dark Water, I enjoyed it, and sorry it only got a total of 21 episodes (over the space of 3 Seasons). I'd like to see it redone, and completed
I liked the original 5-episode miniseries, which was just called Dark Water, better than the series that followed. It was smarter, less toned down/simplified for kids, and it featured Roddy McDowall as the comic-relief critter, with the weekly series replacing him with Frank Welker (even redubbing McDowall's lines in the repackaged miniseries episodes, frustratingly).
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I can't really call Queen Of Swords a sci-fi show but I really liked The Secret Adventures Of Jules Verne and it was the first series to be shot in HD. Starhyke was an odd show with Claudia Christian in it.
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