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Old January 31 2013, 04:25 PM   #151
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And anybody else remember The Sixth Sense with Gary Collins? As I recall, he played a parapsychologist who investigated strange events.
I remember that. And it's triggering a half-remembered memory that it was syndicated as part of another series. I can't quite remember....
The Sixth Sense did not have enough episodes to meet syndication requirements (only 25 were produced), so it was tacked on to the badly edited syndicated package for the great Rod Serling's Night Gallery. Rod Serling (after divorcing himself from NG/Universal due to too many internal struggles), was paid a hefty sum to return & shoot more Night Gallery-esque intros with paintings based on The Sixth Sense episodes.

This manuver convinced a couple of generations to follow that the largely inferior Gary Collins series was a part of NG--leading to the impression that NS had a pile of crap episodes in its "fourth" season.
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Old January 31 2013, 05:14 PM   #152
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Outside the U.S., it was Project Blue Book, to avoid confusion with Gerry Anderson's UFO series.
It was definitely Project UFO in Britain - at least in the Southern region.
And it was Project Blue Book when I watched it as a kid in Texas.
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Old January 31 2013, 05:46 PM   #153
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Outside the U.S., it was Project Blue Book, to avoid confusion with Gerry Anderson's UFO series.
It was definitely Project UFO in Britain - at least in the Southern region.
And it was Project Blue Book when I watched it as a kid in Texas.
Yeah, I was raised in Florida, so, not so sure. I do distinctly remember the opening credits actually showing a Blue Book and the opening narration mentioning "actual case files from the Airforce's Project: Blue Book". But that doesn't discount that the show may still have been called Project: UFO.
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Old January 31 2013, 06:05 PM   #154
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It was definitely Project UFO in Britain - at least in the Southern region.
And it was Project Blue Book when I watched it as a kid in Texas.
Yeah, I was raised in Florida, so, not so sure. I do distinctly remember the opening credits actually showing a Blue Book and the opening narration mentioning "actual case files from the Airforce's Project: Blue Book". But that doesn't discount that the show may still have been called Project: UFO.
It may have been marketed as Project Blue Book in some markets, because it does have an aka Project Blue Book on IMDB and so forth.
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Old January 31 2013, 08:28 PM   #155
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There's a discussion thread debating the show's title on IMDb, and it's suggested there that the title was really Project UFO all along but that a lot of people remember it as Project Blue Book because that name was featured in the opening titles, which sounds plausible to me. The show was about Project Blue Book, and that name was probably spoken aloud or shown onscreen a number of times in the course of the show, whereas the title Project UFO was probably only seen once during the main titles, plus the occasional commercial bumper or promo. So the name "Project Blue Book" probably loomed larger in people's memories about the show, and since it's similar to the actual title, they could easily have conflated the two in their minds.

However, the name "Project Blue Book" isn't actually mentioned in the first-season title sequence available on YouTube. There is a lot of blue in the sequence, however, which is telling. In experiments where people are shown, for instance, the word "RED" written in blue letters and asked to read the word, they're often more likely to say "blue" than "red." Their awareness of the actual color they see trumps their awareness of the word they read. So a title sequence dominated by the actual color blue could easily fool people's memories into thinking that "Blue" was actually in the title, especially when the show is about a project with "Blue" in its title.

As for myself, I definitely remember it being called Project UFO when I watched it. And I only had black-and-white TV at the time, so I would've been immune to the color-confusion effect.
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Old January 31 2013, 09:32 PM   #156
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I remember watching Project UFO as a child (and I clearly remember it being called that, as it contrasted with the "Project Blue Book" repeatedly referred to within the show), that is until the show became a monumental bore. I don't think this is going to qualify as a show that no one else watched.
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Old January 31 2013, 10:41 PM   #157
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There's a discussion thread debating the show's title on IMDb, and it's suggested there that the title was really Project UFO all along but that a lot of people remember it as Project Blue Book because that name was featured in the opening titles, which sounds plausible to me. The show was about Project Blue Book, and that name was probably spoken aloud or shown onscreen a number of times in the course of the show, whereas the title Project UFO was probably only seen once during the main titles, plus the occasional commercial bumper or promo. So the name "Project Blue Book" probably loomed larger in people's memories about the show, and since it's similar to the actual title, they could easily have conflated the two in their minds.

However, the name "Project Blue Book" isn't actually mentioned in the first-season title sequence available on YouTube. There is a lot of blue in the sequence, however, which is telling. In experiments where people are shown, for instance, the word "RED" written in blue letters and asked to read the word, they're often more likely to say "blue" than "red." Their awareness of the actual color they see trumps their awareness of the word they read. So a title sequence dominated by the actual color blue could easily fool people's memories into thinking that "Blue" was actually in the title, especially when the show is about a project with "Blue" in its title.

As for myself, I definitely remember it being called Project UFO when I watched it. And I only had black-and-white TV at the time, so I would've been immune to the color-confusion effect.
I remember it as Project UFO too. I remember it because A) I wasn't allowed to stay up and watch it, and B) because I thought it was real.
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Old January 31 2013, 10:44 PM   #158
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Other short-lived horror anthology series: The Dark Room, Ghost Story, and Circle of Fear.

And anybody else remember The Sixth Sense with Gary Collins? As I recall, he played a parapsychologist who investigated strange events.

(No relation to the much later Bruce Willis movie.)
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Old February 1 2013, 03:17 AM   #159
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Anyone remember "Science Fiction Theater" with Truman Bradley? Circa 1950s, color, I think it was only syndicated. Really low budget, I don't remember any good special effects.
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Old February 1 2013, 03:21 AM   #160
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Masters of Science Fiction. The network gave it NO chance to succeed. It could have been the best SF show ever. I own all 6 episodes.
It definitely had lots of potential I have it too
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Old February 1 2013, 04:03 AM   #161
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Anyone remember "Science Fiction Theater" with Truman Bradley? Circa 1950s, color, I think it was only syndicated. Really low budget, I don't remember any good special effects.
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Old February 1 2013, 04:30 AM   #162
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I'm down to Saturday Morning fare to try and think of obscure shows:

Ark II!

Run Joe Run should be science fiction since it was basicaly The Fugitive, with a dog as David Janssen.
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Old February 1 2013, 04:36 AM   #163
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I totally watched Ark II.
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How about Earth 2?
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Old February 1 2013, 04:52 AM   #165
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I remember Earth 2 being on, but never saw it. I missed a lot of shows between '82 and '90 because I was usually doing nightly computer maintenance from 2pm to 10pm or whenever all the backups were finished. That's why I bought my first VCR.

Oh, I see it was '94-'95. I had hit hard times again, moved a lot, and finally got another job with hours from 3pm to 9pm.

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