04-19-2015, 08:08 AM
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The thread about special effects got me to thinking about old TV shows I'd like to see again that don't seem to have made it to current cable programming. I suppose that today much is probably available for purchase or rent, and true I do own a few TV series in either individual season or complete series, but it would be nice to simply "tune in" without having to buy or rent.

Here's my short list:

Time Tunnel  (I recently bought season one on dvd)
Empire  (not many remember this one from 1984)
My Partner the Ghost  (26 episodes in two years)


What old programs do you want to see again?

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 04-19-2015, 08:36 AM
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One of my all time favorites from childhood was Voyagers!. Sadly, it only made it 1 season/20 episodes, It was sort of an early "Quantum Leap". 
I've never seen the show in syndication, not even once since the 80's.

It was about a man and boy, who time traveled via a pocket watch like device called a "Omni". The Omni had a red and green light, red showing that something is wrong with the timeline and needs correcting and prevented them from leaving. Once the problem was fixed, they got a green light and could move on to the next point in history.

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 04-19-2015, 09:03 AM
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 04-19-2015, 10:30 AM
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 04-19-2015, 03:17 PM
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(04-19-2015, 10:30 AM)Straight Arrow Wrote: [Image: 3958ab9e-d940-4530-a9ad-46d2f3f1b4b1.jpg]
I will second this.  What a great series it was when I was a kid.

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 04-19-2015, 03:23 PM
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Show I would like to see again is not all that old. It was called Farscape. The effects and make up were great.  Had a lot of Jim Henson studios involved. 

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 04-19-2015, 08:28 PM
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Some lovely work on the make-up/characters, Freddy!  Smile

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 04-20-2015, 02:39 AM
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There are many, but here's my preliminary list:

Callan
Danger Man
The Prisoner
The Sweeney
A Touch of Frost
Inspector Morse
Van der Valk
The Avengers
Hogan's Heroes

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 04-20-2015, 04:05 AM
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Many for me too, but some:

Hopalong Cassidy
The Lone Ranger
The Cisco Kid
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Cheyenne
Dragnet
Avengers
Mission Impossible
Man from U.N.C.L.E
A-Team
Sherlock Holmes
Beverly Hillbillies

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 04-20-2015, 04:18 AM
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Flash Gordon 
Tim Tylers Luck

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 04-20-2015, 01:07 PM
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(04-20-2015, 04:05 AM)LookingGlass Wrote: Many for me too, but some:

Hopalong Cassidy
The Lone Ranger
The Cisco Kid
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Cheyenne
Dragnet

Avengers
Mission Impossible
Man from U.N.C.L.E
A-Team
Sherlock Holmes
Beverly Hillbillies

Ed
I could spend my Saturday mornings watching these six.

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 04-20-2015, 03:43 PM
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"Whirlybirds" was still my favorite, but I couldn't have survived childhood without these -- the old Warner Bros. TV westerns and detective shows:
Maverick
Cheyenne
Sugarfoot
Bronco Lane
Colt .45
Lawman
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77 Sunset Strip
Bourbon Street Beat
Hawaiian Eye
Surfside Six

. . . as well as Walt Disney's TV movies:
Zorro
The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
Spin & Marty
The Hardy Boys
The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca
Davey Crockett
The Swamp Fox

I can't remember any recent pop tune that's been circulating, but I've never forgotten the theme songs from these shows (as well as "The Patty Duke Show").

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 04-20-2015, 07:15 PM
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(04-19-2015, 10:30 AM)Straight Arrow Wrote: [Image: 3958ab9e-d940-4530-a9ad-46d2f3f1b4b1.jpg]

Remember it first from radio (that thing before television)!

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 04-20-2015, 07:49 PM
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(04-20-2015, 04:05 AM)LookingGlass Wrote: Many for me too, but some:

Hopalong Cassidy
The Lone Ranger
The Cisco Kid
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Cheyenne
Dragnet
Avengers
Mission Impossible
Man from U.N.C.L.E
A-Team
Sherlock Holmes
Beverly Hillbillies

Ed
I would add, Perry Mason, Have Gun Will Travel, Gunsmoke, The Fugitive, Rawhide, The Untouchables, Peter Gunn, Wagon Train, Rawhide, and Harry O.

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 04-21-2015, 02:18 AM
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Some of the shows you've all mentioned are unfamiliar to me, others I know well. Some titles are even aired regularly by my service provider to this day.

Interesting list. Let's see more!

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 04-21-2015, 11:17 AM
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Very funny and easily available:

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all done live -- real time -- studio audience. Unbelievable!
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 04-21-2015, 11:33 AM
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Twin Peaks definitely.  I almost thought about getting Showtime when I heard they were bringing back.  However now that David Lynch has begged off, I don't have nearly the same interest.

There was a show I only caught a few episodes of but for some reason its still burned into my memory: Golden Years.  It only lasted a few episodes and I don't know if it was never picked up or meant to be a limited run, but it definitely stood out to me.

Police Squad! 

On the whole though, I think TV is "better" these days.  The writing is better, the production is better, and the stories are better.  My personal opinion is that the talented filmmakers coming up in the 90's realized they could make more expansive and "visionary" stories on TV and that TV broadcasters were more willing to invest in them.  Its been forgotten mainly because the ending annoyed everyone but Lost was an amazing and visionary show and unlike any of the "cops/doctors/lawyers" tropes I grew up watching.

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 04-22-2015, 02:20 PM
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(04-19-2015, 03:23 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Show I would like to see again is not all that old. It was called Farscape. The effects and make up were great.  Had a lot of Jim Henson studios involved. 

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I LOVE Farscape. I was sad to see it go, I'm just glad they came back with the Peacekeeper Wars to at least give it a proper ending.

I rarely purchase TV series on disc, but Farscape is one of them.

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 04-22-2015, 03:26 PM
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(04-22-2015, 02:20 PM)Arcadies Wrote:
(04-19-2015, 03:23 PM)FreddieP318ti Wrote: Show I would like to see again is not all that old. It was called Farscape. The effects and make up were great.  Had a lot of Jim Henson studios involved. 

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I LOVE Farscape. I was sad to see it go, I'm just glad they came back with the Peacekeeper Wars to at least give it a proper ending.

I rarely purchase TV series on disc,  but Farscape is one of them.

It was a great show. I have season one but still working on the rest. 

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