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Darth Groovy
05-10-2003, 04:08 PM
Yes, there was a time where we had no Buffy, we had no Babylon 5, we didn't even have Star Trek TNG. No, we had re-runs, and a few shows that we clung too. I take you back to the 80's my time as a child. There were many Sci-Fi series that would amaze us enough with an occasional colored light emitting from a model on wire space craft, and that was good enough. We had "Buck Rogers", we had "Battlestar Galactica", but then there were those like me, that got older and wiser and wanted more, we wanted a new Twilight Zone. There was a time where I finally found that solice in a show called "Friday The 13th, The Series".

No, this show had nothing to do with Jason Vorhees, thankfully. No, this show was about a man named: Lewis Vendredi, an antique dealer that sold cursed antiques in exchange for his soul and a high place in hell, should one exist. Ultimately it claimed his life and soul and various good were scattered throughout the globe. Jack Marshak, a distant cousin learne of this, and employed a small team of helpers including Micki Foster, and Ryan Dallion. Their mission was simple, recover the sold items, and lock them in a vault so that evil may never be released. Many of these items had supernatural powers which made for alot of killer episodes. By the time I got to high school this show had become history, but I have to say I enjoyed most of them, and still watch them when I can on the Sci-Fi channel.

This thread is designed for you to post your favorite long lost shows. Tell us what the name, what they are about, and why you loved them. I have others, but I want to hear from my fellow Swampies first.:cool:

StormHammer
05-10-2003, 04:36 PM
Ah....long lost TV. Cast your mind back through the mists of time...no further than that...no, keep going. That's it..we've arrived in the early 70's on UK TV. :D

The series I followed the most were...

Doctor Who...about a sort of renegade Timelord who travelled around in time and space in a thing called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space), having all kinds of adventures. Yes, the effects were ropy, some of the acting cheesy...but when you're 5 years old, it scares the crap out of you. :D Look here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/) for further information. ;)

U.F.O....about a secret organisation (S.H.A.D.O.) battling alien invaders, with Ed Bishop as the inimitable Commander Straker. Sometimes the plot was hard to follow, but there were some cool vehicles (for the time), and who can resist women in mini-skirts sporting purple hair? :D You can find more information here (http://ufoseries.com/).

Star Trek...the re-runs of the original series were shown in the early 70's, and I don't think I missed an episode. Nuff said.

Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons...in my view the best puppet series ever produced from Gerry Anderson and co. I never missed an episode of that, either. :D Go here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/scarlet/index.shtml) for further information. S.I.G.! (Spectrum Is Green) ;)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/anderson/scarlet/images/bigcaptain.gif

Flash Gordon...yes, I mean the re-runs of the original black and white series starring Buster Crabbe, which I watched as a kid. I was rivetted every episode... :D

I could also mention things like Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea, and Land Of The Giants...or maybe even The Time Tunnel...all of which made their way onto British TV screens. :)

And I'll give mention to the wealth of SF movies that used to be shown quite regularly when I was a kid...films like Forbidden Planet, This Island Earth, War Of The Worlds, The Time Machine, When Worlds Collide, The Andromeda Strain, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Day The Earth Caught Fire and many, many more, which made me into an instant SF fan. :)

ZBomber
05-11-2003, 12:25 AM
Eurka's Castle? :p
Heh, I have no clue what you guys are tlaking about... :p

jokemaster
05-11-2003, 12:39 AM
Giligan's Island
Get Smart

Anyone know what channel still airs them?

Acrylic
05-11-2003, 12:45 AM
Originally posted by ZBomber
Eurka's Castle? :p


I remember that! I'm glad me you and Matt are the same age. Anyone remember Gulla Gulla Island and Allegra's Window????

ZBomber
05-11-2003, 01:16 AM
Originally posted by AcrylicGuitar
I remember that! I'm glad me you and Matt are the same age. Anyone remember Gulla Gulla Island and Allegra's Window????

Yup yup!

Nick Jr. Owns! :p

ET Warrior
05-11-2003, 03:33 AM
Originally posted by jokemaster
Giligan's Island
Get Smart

Anyone know what channel still airs them?

Those can still be seen occasionally on Nick-at-Night, or on TV Land..............they show the best of the old shows!


My favorite oldies are the old gameshows, Let's make a deal, Match game, Press Your Luck.......oh yeah.

obi
05-11-2003, 09:06 AM
My goodness, I thought I was the only forumer that watched Match Game :p

One of my favorite old shows HAS to be the Andy Griffith show. I mean, it was hilarious, and it still is. In case you have never seen it, the show is about a small town sheriff and his gung-ho yet cowardly deputy.

Funny stuff, that show. I watch it on TV Land all the time.

Acrylic
05-11-2003, 11:58 AM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
My goodness, I thought I was the only forumer that watched Match Game :p



Match........Game.......

I LOVE THAT SHOW!

(At least the 20-30 yearold reruns that is. :p)

ZBomber
05-11-2003, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by obi-wan13
My goodness, I thought I was the only forumer that watched Match Game :p

One of my favorite old shows HAS to be the Andy Griffith show. I mean, it was hilarious, and it still is. In case you have never seen it, the show is about a small town sheriff and his gung-ho yet cowardly deputy.

Funny stuff, that show. I watch it on TV Land all the time.

My mom loves taht show.... *shudder* :p

Darth Groovy
05-11-2003, 02:17 PM
I give you "Night Gallery", by Rod Serling, the creator and host of The original Twilight Zone. This guy, if you are not familiar:

http://www.themanipulation.com/twilight.gif


Only "Night Gallery" was far more macabe. I remember one particular episode that involved a painting that a man made. The painting depicted his house and a near bye grave yard. In the painting, this figure rose from a grave, and each time he looked at the painting, the figure was closer and closer too his house. Finally he hears a knock on his door. That episode gave me some bad nightmares when I was a kid.

Matt-Liell
05-11-2003, 02:36 PM
Anyone remember Thunder Birds? :D

http://www.tvtoys.nl/images_subjects/agenda_updates/thunderbirds.03.gif

http://www.tvcentury21.com/grafx/calendars/thunderbirds-calendar-1999.jpg

http://www.tv1.com.au/img/db/programs/thunderbirds.jpg

http://www.expoatrium.com/mst3kcc/articles/missing/thunderbirds.jpg

Darth Groovy
05-11-2003, 02:47 PM
"Kolchak: The Night Stalker" was made in the '70s and was the direct inspiration for Chris Carter's "X-Files"

Darren McGavin played a reporter who chose to chase down the supernatural, and usually found what he was looking for, but usually failed to deliver evidence to his editor because of some mishap or another. In many ways it was like the "X-Files", only more humorous. If you get a chance to ever check out an episode, I highly recomend it. And also, there is a movie out there on video somewhere which was the pilot for the program.

http://epguides.com/KolchakTheNightStalker/cast.jpg

Pad
05-11-2003, 08:50 PM
i was thinkin about makin such thread, but when i entered the swamp i saw yours. must be something telekinetic.

* tries to read groovy´s mind again *
Groovy, ya filthy dog :disaprove:

:p :D

there were a lot of show i watched when i was a kid, but most were belgian or dutch. a show i found very good was the freggles (http://arachneo.nl/diensten/freggels/) (text in dutch) which was about some little ppl livin in a cave (freggles) who had all kinds of adventures.

another great show marked in my childish memory, was the thundercats (http://www.80schildren.com/television/thundercats.htm). probably some of you will know it.

there are quite some good shows aswell, but it would be tiring to post em all. ;)

Darklighter
05-11-2003, 08:59 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer
Doctor Who...about a sort of renegade Timelord who travelled around in time and space in a thing called the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space), having all kinds of adventures. Yes, the effects were ropy, some of the acting cheesy...but when you're 5 years old, it scares the crap out of you. :D Look here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/cult/doctorwho/) for further information. ;)

I loved Doctor Who. When I was little, I used to watch it with my brothers all the time. I wasn't a diehard fan like them, but it was still quality viewing:DThey had all these horribly badly acted villains it was hilarious, though Doctor Who himself was the man:thumbsup:I'll never forget that beginning theme music either. I remember such cheesy episodes as "Attack of the Cybermen" and "Pyramids of Mars", and who can forget the Daleks and their world famous "Exterminate!" line?:DClassic.

Sivy
05-11-2003, 08:59 PM
knight rider
street hawk
a-team
air wolf
battlestar galactica
the littlest hobo

not really 'long lost' but classics all the same :)

Acrylic
05-11-2003, 09:13 PM
Originally posted by Matt-Liell
Anyone remember Thunder Birds? :D

http://www.tvtoys.nl/images_subjects/agenda_updates/thunderbirds.03.gif

http://www.tvcentury21.com/grafx/calendars/thunderbirds-calendar-1999.jpg

http://www.tv1.com.au/img/db/programs/thunderbirds.jpg

http://www.expoatrium.com/mst3kcc/articles/missing/thunderbirds.jpg

They Play that on Tech TV :p

El Sitherino
05-11-2003, 10:36 PM
Originally posted by Padanime

another great show marked in my childish memory, was the thundercats (http://www.80schildren.com/television/thundercats.htm). probably some of you will know it. i loved thundercats and transformers. plus the old twilight zone and lost in space.:p
ah sweet nostalgia.

Reborn Outcast
05-11-2003, 11:07 PM
The Bob Hope show. :D


Yes, I watch it (or used to)... and I'm 15. :D

ET Warrior
05-11-2003, 11:14 PM
The Newlywed game was also a really good one......sometimes that got rather funneh.



Match Game was only good when Gene Rayburn was the host, the new guy they got to replace him wasn't as good......man that was a great show.....

Pad
05-12-2003, 11:19 AM
Originally posted by Sivy B
knight rider
a-team
air wolf

how could i forget those shows, the were awesome. the talkin with movin red light car, the chopper that had it all and offcourse the ateam gang with all their crazy ideas and stuff the made and most important, noone ever got killed in that show. ;)

btw, when i was about 16-17 i watched "heartbreak high". did any off you guys see that show aswell, or am i the only one who watched it and tought it was a good show?

Skate Boy
05-12-2003, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by AcrylicGuitar
I remember that! I'm glad me you and Matt are the same age. Anyone remember Gulla Gulla Island and Allegra's Window????

Holy crap, you dragged those out of the garbage. I'd totally forgot about them. I love Gulla Gulla.

ckcsaber
05-12-2003, 02:35 PM
I seriously loved the Pee-Wee Herman show when I was a kid. It was sooo good.

StormHammer
05-12-2003, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by Darklighter
I loved Doctor Who. When I was little, I used to watch it with my brothers all the time. I wasn't a diehard fan like them, but it was still quality viewing:DThey had all these horribly badly acted villains it was hilarious, though Doctor Who himself was the man:thumbsup:I'll never forget that beginning theme music either. I remember such cheesy episodes as "Attack of the Cybermen" and "Pyramids of Mars", and who can forget the Daleks and their world famous "Exterminate!" line?:DClassic.

Good to see another Brit who knows what the hell I'm talking about. :D Who was your favourite Doctor? Mine was Tom Baker. ;)

Do you remember any of these...also from my childhood...

The Six Million Dollar Man - We have the technology. We can rebuild him...with Lego. :D

Sapphire And Steel - now for anyone who hasn't seen this...it's pretty damned scary watching it when you're a kid. It didn't make a whole lot of sense...but it was good weird TV.

The Invisible Man - anyone remember this series starring David McCallum? I used to watch it all the time.

The Incredible Hulk - Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. :D

I mean, come on, us Brits used to get a lot of the US imports. :D

A homegrown serial that was very good, IMHO...but that no one else seems to remember at all...was The Nightmare Man. Homegrown Brit SF horror-thriller at it's best.

Another Brit SF series as The Survivors, which was also very good. It was about a world-wide plague that wipes out most of humankind, and the Survivors had to try and stay alive in the aftermath.

And who can forget the Amazingly Amazing...Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy series? I'll have a double Pan-Galactic Gargle-blaster, if you please. ;)

Father Torque
05-12-2003, 08:06 PM
Well considering that I am not to old. I will share some of my oldies


Flash Gordon
Happy Days
Law & Order (Original Series)
Andy Griffith Show
Star Search (original Series)


there are more good shoes like lash Gordon from the fiftees but I cant remember the names o well:(

Rebel_Spy
05-13-2003, 06:24 PM
in the 80's ummm, let me see...well no question there:

The A Team
Mc Guyver
Kung Fu
Battlestar Galactica
Automan
Manimal
The Wise Guy
Stinger

Wacky_Baccy
05-13-2003, 06:36 PM
Bleh, The Prisoner rules everything all of you have posted - combined! :)




It really does, y'know :D

Be seeing you...

StormHammer
05-13-2003, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by Wacky_Baccy
Bleh, The Prisoner rules everything all of you have posted - combined! :)

It really does, y'know :D

Be seeing you...

Bah! I am not a number! I am a FREE MAN! :D

I caught a couple of episodes some time ago...and er...well, it's just plain weird is what it is. :p

I've actually visited Port Meirion, BTW. It rained. :)

Darklighter
05-13-2003, 07:51 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer
Good to see another Brit who knows what the hell I'm talking about. :D Who was your favourite Doctor? Mine was Tom Baker. ;)

Mine was Tom Baker too;)He seemed just like the stereotypical view of the Doctor, plus I loved the overly-lengthy scarf too, amazing:DThat being said, Peter Davidson and Sylvester McCoy were quite good too, but Baker was my favourite. You remember the remake film they made featuring Paul McGann? It was alright, but nowhere near as good as the original series;)

And who can forget the Amazingly Amazing...Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy series? I'll have a double Pan-Galactic Gargle-blaster, if you please. ;)

I'm sorry, I can't understand a word you're saying Storm, let me insert my Babel fish:pI vote Slartibartfast as the funniest goddamn name I have ever heard:lol:Can't forget to mention the best character of them all...Marvin, the Paranoid Android ^^

"So this is it," said Arthur, "we're going to die."

"Yes," said Ford, "except ... no! Wait a minute!" he suddenly
lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur's line of
vision. "What's this switch?" he cried.

"What? Where?" cried Arthur twisting round.

"No, I was only fooling," said Ford, "we are going to die after
all."

This is from the book, but the show portrayed the humour so well. Love it!:D

Wacky_Baccy
05-13-2003, 07:54 PM
:lol:

I'd forgotten that part... I really must watch it again soon :D

As for other old TV shows, The Avengers, and Mission: Impossible are two aged series I'd love to see aired again... Along with Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), and The Man from UNCLE, I think :D
Posted by Stormy
Bah! I am not a number! I am a FREE MAN! :DLOL :D
I caught a couple of episodes some time ago...and er...well, it's just plain weird is what it is. :pWeird? It's so far beyond 'weird' that I don't think we even have a word for it yet XD

And it absolutely rocks ^_^
I've actually visited Port Meirion, BTW. It rained. :) *creases up*

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! :lol:

Well, what do you expect from our wonderfully wet & green little island? Sun?! :D

Was it worth the visit though, even in spite of the rain? ^_^

Sivy
05-13-2003, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Rebel_Spy



Manimal



i remember that

it was about a guy who could turn himself into any animal right?

yeah that was a good show

i liked mcguver too, that was funny

StormHammer
05-13-2003, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by Darklighter
You remember the remake film they made featuring Paul McGann? It was alright, but nowhere near as good as the original series;)

I agree. Paul McGann was good...but Tom Baker was the best...and it wasn't the same without the cardboard cutout scenery. :D

I'm sorry, I can't understand a word you're saying Storm, let me insert my Babel fish:pI vote Slartibartfast as the funniest goddamn name I have ever heard:lol:Can't forget to mention the best character of them all...Marvin, the Paranoid Android ^^

Yeah, I loved Marvin. :D

Here I am with a brain the size of a planet, and they ask me to make cups of tea.

And here's a favourite scene...taken from the book, but the series is the same...

"Night's falling," Arthur said. "Look, robot, the stars are coming out."

From the heart of a dark nebula it is possible to see very few stars, and only very faintly, but they were there to be seen. The robot obediently looked at them, then looked back.

"I know," he said. "Wretched, isn't it?"

"But that sunset! I've never seen anything like it in my wildest dreams...the two suns! It was like mountains of fire boiling into space."

"I've seen it," said Marvin. "It's rubbish."

:D

Originally posted by Waccy_Backy
As for other old TV shows, The Avengers, and Mission: Impossible are two aged series I'd love to see aired again... Along with Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), and The Man from UNCLE, I think


Yeah, I remember all of those. :D And more...much more. ;)