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Old TV shows

  1. Mar 26, 2005 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    Tonight on Coast to Coast they were talking about the old radio and TV series, Space Patrol. I have heard of it once or twice but that's all. Apparently this had a following much like Star Trek, which came much later. Does this bring back memories for anyone?
    http://www.spacepatrolbook.com/

    While poking around I ran across an old BBC show that, strangely enough, I had completely forgotten: UFO. Did anyone ever watch this? I remember that it seemed very strange and a bit scary. But for its time it was really pretty good. Looking back I'm surprised that it only ran for one season.
    http://www.ufoseries.com/

    Its funny how we still see The Bradys, Twilight Zone, Green Acres, etc etc with the Nick TV phenomenon. A friend once commented that his kids like the old shows better than the new ones. So like dad, the kids grew up with the Brady Bunch.

    With the information age at work, I guess that soon we will be able to watch any TV show ever made and preserved, at will. It makes me wonder how long this will continue. A few hundred years from now, will kids still be watching the Brady Bunch? Or taking a step further, say a thousand years ahead, imagine watching one's ancient ancestors. Or, in the spirit of the season, it would be like having on-the-scene news coverage of the crucifiction. Would we see the 0 AD version of Heraldo on-the-scene when the body disappeared Easter morning? Would we see the apostles on Egypt's Oprah? :biggrin:
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2005 #2

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    I used to watch 'Project UFO'. It was pretty cheesy (not nearly as good as the Supermarionation stuff like Thunderbirds). What got me was the 'formula' battle scenes. I'm sure they just showed the same one over and over from stock footage. :grumpy:
     
  4. Mar 26, 2005 #3
    My family didn't own a tv untill 1960, but there was this movie house. On saturday nights for a buck, they would show old tv shows like SPACE PATROLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.
     
  5. Mar 26, 2005 #4

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    If they ever arrange a comprehensive TV program setup like that, you'll probably have to specify what shows you'd like to watch yourself, rather than having them scheduled and broadcast for you. So, I doubt kids would be growing up watching the Brady Bunch, unless their parents passed on the tradition by choosing to select Brady Bunch episodes from a large menu to show their kids, or the kids themselves decided to select the episodes themselves (doubtful).
     
  6. Mar 26, 2005 #5

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    Ivor the Engine, Superted, Bananaman, Fireman Sam, Thundercats, Bertha, and Green Claws to name but a few. Very few can be found on Bittorrent, not that I've been looking...
     
  7. Mar 26, 2005 #6

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    I would have sworn that you just made those up to confuse us, but I've actually heard of Thundercats. :wink:
     
  8. Mar 26, 2005 #7

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    I wasn't going to include it but I figured you North Americans wouldn't believe me otherwise. :smile:

    Bertha was the best. It was a massive green machine with a face. It could make anything. I think it was Bertha who sparked my interest in engineering, although it could easily have been Ivor; the camp Welsh tank engine.
     
  9. Mar 26, 2005 #8
    I don't remember Bertha or Green Claws :redface:. Rainbow! *Thinks about infamous Rainbow video* :biggrin:.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2005 #9

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    History classes? :biggrin: Funny enough, you can get college credit for watching The Twilight Zone. I would imagine this is for media arts classes of some sort - I hope!

    True enough though, in the ocean of information that accumulates daily, most programs will be remain obscure and unltimately pass into oblivion. But I also think that if its possible, people will watch some shows from various times in their history.
     
  11. Mar 26, 2005 #10

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    Back in my childhood there was a TV show that I have totally forgotten, except for the first part of the opening jingle that they used: "It's about time, it's about space. It's about the end of the human race..." Beyond that, I have no clue what the show was about or who was in it.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2005 #11

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    Oh maaaaannnnn...now that's going to bug me. Wasn't that from a cartoon about a family that lived on another planet; or a family of space superheros...? I can still hear the song. There was even a kid thing: "It's about time, it's about space. It's about time to slap your face" [slap] which apparently is really funny when you're six or eight years old.
     
  13. Mar 26, 2005 #12

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    The show was called "It's About Time", sort of stone-age Gilligan's Island. It revolved around 2 Gemini astronaughts who got time-warped back to Flintstone days. The only actors that I remember are Joe E. Lewis and Imogene Coca as the parental cave people. It wasn't one of the more intellectual offerings of the day. (And the first part of the song was "It's about time; it's about space; about two strangers in the strangest place...)

    I am ashamed to know this. :redface:
     
  14. Mar 26, 2005 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    Danger Will Robinson; the first TV generation is growing old. :biggrin:
     
  15. Mar 26, 2005 #14

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    I loved that show, it had Imogene Coca in it as a cave women. It was called "It's about time". A couple of astronauts accidently travel back in time to the prehistoric era.

    "It's about time, It's about space, About strange people in the strangest place."

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059997/

    edit: :rofl: I did not see danger's post until AFTER my post. This is scary :rofl:
     
  16. Mar 26, 2005 #15

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    I know. I hate it when that happens!

    I am sorta-kinda remembering this now.
     
  17. Mar 26, 2005 #16

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    And they said that we weren't meant to be... :!!)

    I stand corrected on the words. :redface: That stinkin' song has been running through my head for over 30 years with the wrong lyrics?! How embarrassing!
     
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  18. Mar 26, 2005 #17

    Ivan Seeking

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    Oh God, here we go again... Poor Evo. :frown:
     
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  19. Mar 26, 2005 #18

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    I can still see and hear Imogene Coca as that cavewoman. I think of that show every once in awhile.

    Anyone remember "My Favorite Martian? That was another of my childhood favorites.
     
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  20. Mar 26, 2005 #19

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    Marshall, Will and Holly
    On a routine expedition
    Met the greatest earthquake ever known
    High on the rapids It struck their tiny raft (insert screams here)
    And plunged them down a thousand feet below
    To the Land of the Lost
    To the Land of the Lost
    To the Land of the Lost
     
  21. Mar 26, 2005 #20

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    I am proud to say that I never saw that show. When I got my morning paper route in ~1964 I quit watching TV, didn't start again until ... Well, maybe I will some day!
     
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