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Old February 12 2013, 02:22 AM   #286
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Project UFO. I remember it well. Produced by Jack Webb's "Mark VII Limited." Had a rather amusing open: it faded up from black to a drawing of a wheel-shaped spacecraft, as a couple bars of the old spiritual, "Ezekiel Saw the Wheel" is intoned on ominous-sounding low brass. Jack Webb's narration: "Ezekiel saw the wheel. This is the wheel he said he saw. These are unidentified flying objects people have said they've seen. . . ." and continuing in that vein, explaining that the show was about Project Blue Book.
Yeah, that was tying into the Von Daniken-style ancient-astronaut hype that was popular in the '70s, the idea that various mystical visions or artistic depictions of divine phenomena from history were actually visitations by aliens and their ships. The original Battlestar Galactica was also heavily built around the similar notion that aliens had influenced or founded ancient human cultures ("There are those who believe..." etc.).
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Old February 12 2013, 04:25 AM   #287
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The Phoenix also did the Von Daniken ancient alien thing. Judson Scott was the lead. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pho...2_TV_series%29

There was a movie made from John D. MacDonald's, 'The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything' which I wished had been turned into a TV show.
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Old February 13 2013, 10:31 AM   #288
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The Von Daniken thing was everywhere in the seventies: at least three Doctor Who stories - not to mention Space: 1999.
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Old February 13 2013, 12:36 PM   #289
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There was a movie made from John D. MacDonald's, 'The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything' which I wished had been turned into a TV show.
Given how bad the sequel movie (The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Dynamite) turned out, we're probably better off not having it as a series.
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Old February 13 2013, 12:39 PM   #290
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There was a movie made from John D. MacDonald's, 'The Girl, the Gold Watch, and Everything' which I wished had been turned into a TV show.
Given how bad the sequel movie (The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Dynamite) turned out, we're probably better off not having it as a series.
Yeah, good thing they dropped filming Batman movies after Clooney's terrible outing.
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Old February 13 2013, 01:30 PM   #291
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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!
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Old February 13 2013, 04:12 PM   #292
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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.
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Old February 13 2013, 05:14 PM   #293
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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.
Well, I don't know - but given the comments I tend to read about Space: 1999 here and in other forums, I sometimes think that I'm the only one who's actually seen it. Everyone else has seen a completely different show that just happens to have the same name...
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Old February 13 2013, 05:55 PM   #294
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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.
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Old February 13 2013, 06:05 PM   #295
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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 and one of my friends did, but I didn't know of others at the time.
(I've since picked up the first series on Blu Ray)
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Old February 13 2013, 08:52 PM   #296
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Sometime around 1980 or so, my local independent station had a Thursday-night "showcase" of Star Trek and Space: 1999 back to back. I still remember how weirded out I was one night when they showed the ST episode "The Immunity Syndrome" followed immediately by the S1999 episode "The Immunity Syndrome." I imagine that whoever did the scheduling at the station couldn't resist putting them together.
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Old February 13 2013, 09:31 PM   #297
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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 . . .
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Old February 13 2013, 10:47 PM   #298
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I caught Revolution, the one about the American Revolution Only IN SPAAACE, a few years back
They actually made that? I had no idea it ever progressed beyond script form.

Oh, and I have never seen Doorways, but I wanted to.
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Old February 13 2013, 11:07 PM   #299
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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
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Old February 13 2013, 11:35 PM   #300
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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)!
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