Sci-Fi TV Shows that you're pretty sure only you watched.

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  1. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

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    I thought of another one that I don't think has been mentioned: Freddy's Nightmares. It was a Horror anthology "hosted" by Freddy Kreuger. I actually didn't like that one much.

    There are a few that have been listed here that I remember quite fondly. I wish those Relic Hunter DVDs were cheaper. :rommie:
     
  2. auntiehill

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    The Sentinel. I loved me some Jim & Blair angst. But hardly anyone else watched it, even though it ran almost 4 years.

    Kings. A great allegory in an alternate universe. And it had Ian McShane. Too bad no one watched it.

    Wonderfalls. So very few people have heard of this, but hubby and I really loved it. The little talking creatures were hilarious. It made me want to go visit Niagara Falls.
     
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  3. Greg Cox

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    They did the same thing with Kolchak: The Night Stalker and, even earlier, The Man from UNCLE.
     
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  6. Scroogourner

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    I remember seeing this, don't recall the name. If I remember correctly, the main body of the suit was a one piece orange rigid armor and the arms and legs looked pretty much like ducting used for clothes dryers. I want to say it has the word Omega in the title, but I can't be sure.
     
  7. KeepOnTrekking

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    I see you have all the Japanese tv shows I watched as a kid--Ultra Man, Johnny Sokko, The Space Giants. But I didn't see Spectreman on your list. Did I blink and miss it? :cool:
     
  8. Greg Cox

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    Speaking of which, PBS's "Pioneers of Television" show is doing an episode on "Superheroes" tonight, looking back at "Batman," "Wonder Woman," "The Incredible Hulk," etc.

    Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.
     
  9. stj

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    I watched The Sentinel first season on Netflix. I watched every episode of Wonderfalls (and Dead Like Me and bought the direct-to-DVD movie.) I own Kings.

    But I still forgot all three.:confused:
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    They needed to swap Greatest American Hero for Amazing Spider-Man. And I want to have a drink with Lynda Carter someday LOL.
     
  11. Saga

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    nah, i'm watching with ya.
     
  12. Dale Sams

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    I think I was the only person to see the Dr.Strange movie...and like it.
     
  13. Saga

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    i watched all those. i thought Brimstone and Dark Skies were pretty good back in the day. i don't think i've seen them in years though.
     
  14. Christopher

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    And it's apparently a new episode, which is odd, since Robert Culp and Stephen J. Cannell both passed away in 2010. So they must've done those interviews quite a while ago.

    It was an okay special, but it had a few errors. Mainly it perpetuated the myth that Batman comics were normally serious and the TV show took a different approach by lightening up. In fact, the comics were only dark and serious for the first year or two, becoming lighter and more kid-friendly as soon as Robin was introduced in 1940, and through most of the '50s and '60s they had become quite goofy, colorful, and fanciful. The TV show was actually quite a faithful translation of the way the comics were done at the time.

    Also, they showed a picture of Julie Newmar's Catwoman to represent Lee Meriwether.
     
  15. Chris3123

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    I watched these.

    I watched it. Cool show.

    I watched it. Starred a pre-Voyager Jeri Ryan.

    Ha, yeah I remember that show. The premise was so ridiculous, but I kept watching anyway.

    The Jackal. Turned out he was based on the guy's dad.

    Watched these, though I haven't seen the last few episodes of Defying Gravity.

    I enjoyed it too. You don't see many shows in that specific genre.
     
  16. JoeZhang

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    Yes that is it! Anyone able to name it?
     
  17. Melakon

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    In the United States (UK folks will recognize some of these):

    Supercar ("Opening roof doors.")
    Fireball XL5 ("OK Venus?" "OK Steve." "Right, let's go.")
    Stingray (loved the battlestations drums)

    Thriller (Boris Karloff, mostly horror)

    Way Out (Roald Dahl, tried to capitalize on Thriller)

    Men Into Space (around 1959, when I was 8 and just getting into scifi. "With William Lundigan as Col. Edward MacCauley")

    The Starlost (so bad, Harlan Ellison took his name off it)
     
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  18. RJDiogenes

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    ^^ I have both Thriller and Starlost on DVD. Thriller is fantastic, The Starlost is about at the level of Plan 9, but both are entertaining.

    I didn't know we had that many. :cardie:

    I subscribe to one. :rommie:
     
  19. Melakon

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    ^ I should have mentioned I saw all but Supercar and Stingray in first run. And not sure Starlost counts, as all 3 were syndicated in U.S.
     
  20. trekkiedane

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    I think the oldest one is from the move to vBulletin!