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we have been watching some older tv shows here ,with my kids . seems they missed out on some really bad 80's series , so i felt i had to enlighten them , since now there are several networks , tons of horrible "childrens" shows available , 24 hours a day . imagine the horror when its 3:30 a.m. and you discover you child is watching some disney trash in their room and they have school the next day !

so far we have watched a season and a half of A-Team , thats what started this , we watched the A-team movie and my "little" one enjoyed it . she is into action movies , so we have been watching all the ahnold ones .

the incredible hulk , with bill bixby , whom my daughter is convinced is a closet homosexual . the show really isnt too bad , some episodes are very slow though . there always is a "love interest" in every episode that has a glaring flaw and some sort of emotional issue . its awesome when hulk high tails it every week , and they play the "sad" music .

now we are getting into the sci fi scene , so its buck rogers , which is kind of sleazy , that little robot makes a few inappropriate comments , for a "family" show . there is never a shortage of skanks , in space apparently . gil gerard is getting fatter each episode , and erin grey is annoyingly overly charming .

Space 1999 is actually excellent , the first season anyway . thats a pretty cool lil show , but its really old . lotsa moog , and some pretty darn good effects . i gues some of the guys who did 2001 worked on it . the second season they americanized it , it goes right in the toilet , but i am still really looking forward to that .

and lastly the lost in space show , which unfortunately barely chugs along in the early B+W episodes , looking forward to when it goes down hill , with the vegetable man , the really rotten last season . same thing with the original Battlestar galactica . i am gonna have to get that , i think the last season may bring the most enjoyment , every episode features a space casino , with slave mutants .

so i am kind of hitting the bottom of the barrel here , i mean i was thinking MAYBE a few knight riders , but dont know if my girls would dig it . deet really like cars stuff so we'll see, but , queeg , she will prolly doze off !

im thinkin maybe i'll get the red dwarf when i run out of usa tv , save the best for last .

any recommendations here ? serious ones though , cagney and lacy , the facts of life . . . pryors place , i dont want to torture my kids .

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Go even older. Watch anything they show on METV. Great stuff.

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Jem and the Holograms

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Quantum Leap anyone? Rewatching that now.

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just got Kids in the Hall season 1 for $10

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Save for a few things, that show is not dated whatsoever.
One of the few show to hold up to the test of time.

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Save for a few things, that show is not dated whatsoever.
One of the few show to hold up to the test of time.


Right up there with Good Times!

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I just got the original series of "The Prisoner" DVD box set.

Watched the first two, very insane. Looking forward to getting through the whole series.
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Mr John wrote:
I just got the original series of "The Prisoner" DVD box set.

Watched the first two, very insane. Looking forward to getting through the whole series.
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Best ending of a TV show ever

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Prisoner Cell Block H!!!

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Awesome show.

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You know it's been released in the world's largest box set? 179 discs.

You'd want to REALLY love that show before investing.

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They only made on copy and I own it.

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Eerie, Indiana.

Not as good as I remembered.

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battlestar galactica (1978) its a little slow at first . i am pretty sure it goes in the toilet though , like they changed the writers , made it a little sleazier , every episode has a casino in space .

now what about the new BG series , is that any good ?

i remember watching the first minute and shutting it off for some reason .

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I will actually pop in here and say I really enjoyed it to the point of forgoing sleep a lot of the time. I did the pilot and 4 seasons in under 2 weeks.
Story wanes occasionally but for the most part it seemed like the writers knew what they wanted to do from the onset of the show. The vibe of it changes a great deal over the 4 seasons - the first having an almost West Wing vibe to it.

So big thumbs up from me, just make sure you watch the 3 hour miniseries / pilot first or it will make no sense.

PS. Edward James Almos is THE MAN!

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new Galactic is just brilliant.
All of my band have now borrowed the box set off me, they all loved it too, watching it as above. Thoroughly recommend.

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I'm SO wary of sci-fi but Brooker convinced me. Downloaded the pilot late one night and I'd done half the first season as well before going to bed.

I really suck at making good television last.

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can I blame you for the lack of a sentimental ALF episode?


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Well no, I had no creative control on ALF. The network screwed me over.

Always been a massive Trek whore, but that said, if they do something stupid I have no time for it. Enterprise was garbage, the last movie was garbage. I can point to dozens of TNG and DS9 episodes that were the same.

I quite liked Alien Nation when it came out. No idea if I'd still feel the same.

Never watched the original or the remake V.

Firefly and all that shit can suck a fuck.

The Lexx was brilliant, though hardly a pure sci-fi.

Also remember little of Babylon 5. From memory, poor man's DS9.

Not including X-Files in the list. I'll confine my thoughts to 'space stuff'

STAR WARS HAS NEVER BEEN AND WILL NEVER BE SCI FI - IT IS A FANTASY/ADVENTURE SERIES - AND IS WORTHY OF MY TOTAL SCORN - KA PLAGH!

Sure I've seen more, but I'm the world's youngest geriatric.

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whatever happened with your "bark to the future" idea?


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I spoke to the wrong animal wrangler.

It came to shoot day and the guy turned up with a mango Lassi.

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well, that figures.
I love your plan to have the michael j fox stand-in wear a "what's shakin'?" t-shirt.


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