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Old January 30 2013, 11:45 PM   #121
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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Sadly, I have seen most of the shows that have been mentioned.

Think I was the only person to have seen The Amazing Spiderman with Nicholas Hammond.

Two other shows that I remember seeing...Star Maidens (with Gareth Thomas before Blake's Seven) and a very odd Australian (?) show called Phoenix 5.
I think I was the only person to see the Dr.Strange movie...and like it.

As a kid, I liked it quite a lot. What impressed me at the time was that, unlike the other CBS Marvel adaptations, which tended to squeeze larger-than-life characters like the Hulk and Spider-Man into relatively mundane plots, the DR. STRANGE tv-movie embraced the more fantastic elements of the comics: demons, astral transport, spells, strange dimensions, etc.

Okay, it also felt obliged to squeeze in some hospital drama, presumably to make it more accessible to mainstream TV audiences, but at least Dr. Strange wasn't using his powers to defeat crooked politicians and businessmen and such. He was taking on extradimensional demons and witches!
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Old January 31 2013, 12:17 AM   #122
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I can't remember anything!

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Old January 31 2013, 12:35 AM   #123
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BTW, Voyager's companion series on the schedule:
95: Platypus Man & Pig Sty (2 sitcoms)
Anyone remember these?


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Raumpatrouille, despite the cheap sets (plastic-beakers n the ceiling and the infamous clothes-iron on the engine control panel) IS a fantastic series with an enormous following; they even cut up the old (black and white!) episodes and made an entire feature-film that ran in theatres in 2003!!! out of it
I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that it has a greater following in Germany than even Star Trek
When I was an itty-bitty kid I watched it with my grandma

[I'm relatively sure you could find English subtitles somewhere on-line.]
You can, it's a cool series in its own way.
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Old January 31 2013, 12:37 AM   #124
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What impressed me at the time was that, unlike the other CBS Marvel adaptations, which tended to squeeze larger-than-life characters like the Hulk and Spider-Man into relatively mundane plots, the DR. STRANGE tv-movie embraced the more fantastic elements of the comics: demons, astral transport, spells, strange dimensions, etc.
Oh yeah, that was the other massive failure of research I wanted to comment on in that Pioneers of Television special. With regard to The Incredible Hulk, they said that Bixby fought to keep it faithful to the comic by avoiding sci-fi plots like fighting aliens and monsters. Obviously whoever wrote that never read a Hulk comic in their lives. TIH was one of the least faithful comics adaptations ever seen on TV (surpassed only by the recent Human Target, I'd say), and indeed showrunner Kenneth Johnson deliberately tried to keep it as far from its comics origins as possible. He didn't even want the Hulk to be green, preferring a color more associated with anger, but Stan Lee insisted, because whoever heard of a red Hulk, am I right?

To be fair to the '70s Spidey series, while it never used supervillains, its plots were sometimes pretty far from the mundane. Hammond's Spidey dealt with a nuclear bomb, a telekinetic cult leader, an alleged haunting (I forget whether it turned out to be fake or not), a mind-control gas... and even an evil clone, just three years after the original Spider-clone story in the comics.
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Old January 31 2013, 01:33 AM   #125
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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Raumpatrouille
/.../ it's a cool series in its own way.
In its own way -really? - In the same sort of way Star Trek is a cool series I'd say: Raumpatrouille handled the issues of the day (be those women's rights, doomsday-weapons, multicultural crews or large administrative organisations [the very first episode sees the protagonist ship, the Orion, being demoted to 'Space Patrol' due to insubordination - Kirk wouldn't have lasted five seconds in that real an organisation ]
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Old January 31 2013, 01:47 AM   #126
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^^ I guess I was hedging my bets a bit that it might not appeal to everyone. It has a mod/swinging/retro vibe that some people dig and some can only see as cheese.
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Old January 31 2013, 01:48 AM   #127
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BTW, Voyager's companion series on the schedule:
95: Platypus Man & Pig Sty (2 sitcoms)
Anyone remember these?
I saw that Voyager thing once.... terrible show.
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Old January 31 2013, 01:53 AM   #128
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^^ I guess I was hedging my bets a bit that it might not appeal to everyone. It has a mod/swinging/retro vibe that some people dig and some can only see as cheese.
I just thought your choice of words was a bit lacking



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Old January 31 2013, 02:07 AM   #129
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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 January 31 2013, 02:58 AM   #130
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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.)
I vaguely remember it. It spun off from a Night Gallery episode, I think.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:03 AM   #131
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^^ I guess I was hedging my bets a bit that it might not appeal to everyone. It has a mod/swinging/retro vibe that some people dig and some can only see as cheese.
I just thought your choice of words was a bit lacking
Now that I think about it I'd probably say the same of TOS if I hadn't grown up with it.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:08 AM   #132
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^^ I guess I was hedging my bets a bit that it might not appeal to everyone. It has a mod/swinging/retro vibe that some people dig and some can only see as cheese.
I just thought your choice of words was a bit lacking
Now that I think about it I'd probably say the same of TOS if I hadn't grown up with it.
Might just be the ol' north-Atlantic divide then
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Old January 31 2013, 03:34 AM   #133
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Re: Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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How about Probe? Co-created by Isaac Asimov, it starred Parker Stevenson as a genius who investigated science-related crimes.
Yes! That was my first thought upon seeing this thread. I was 9 years old when it came on. I enjoyed it, for the short time it lasted.


Unless I missed it, no one's mentioned The Highwayman, which was set "in the near future." The pilot co-starred a pre-Babylon 5 Claudia Christian and a pre-Voyager Tim Russ was in the series.
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Old January 31 2013, 04:19 AM   #134
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[I'm relatively sure you could find English subtitles somewhere on-line.]
Someone tried to add English subtitles to the first episode.
They're pretty bad, but still better than nothing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKePj...22D854&index=2
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Old January 31 2013, 04:33 AM   #135
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My contribution to the land of sci-fi obscurity would be:

Black Heaven
Denno Coil
Fantastic Children
Figure 17
Galaxy Railways (both seasons)
Glass Fleet
Heroic Age
Kurau: Phantom Memory
Kurogane Communication
Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Moonlight Mile (both seasons)
Real Drive
Rideback
Solty Rei
Soul Link
Space Symphony Maetel
The Third: The Girl With the Blue Eye
Toward the Terra
Tytania
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