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Hulkbuster

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« on: 06-19-2003 00:06 »

List your favourite unknown shows or movies, forgotten classics or local gems.

Mine have to be:

Blakes 7

Babylon 5 (Popular but still underrated.)

The Prophecy Trilogy (A shiny noprize to anyone who has even heard of them.)

Brazil (all hail Terry Gilliam)

Any Early Jackie Chan.

The three movies with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

Any early John Carpenter.

The Running Man.

.. I could go on all day.
bankrupt

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« Reply #1 on: 06-19-2003 00:30 »

There was a show on FOX about 10 years ago called Key West.  I thought it was a pretty good show.  In true FOX fashion, they quickly got rid of it.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 06-19-2003 00:49 »
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Way way back in the 1980's
Secret government employees
Dug up famous guys and ladies
And made amusing genetic copies
Now those clones are sexy teens now
They're gonna make it if they try
Learning loving sharing judging
Time to laugh and shiver and cry
Clone High
Clone High
Clone High.

So um, yeah, Clone High.
Britz

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« Reply #3 on: 06-19-2003 00:57 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 00:57 by edeltraut »

 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:

The Prophecy Trilogy (A shiny noprize to anyone who has even heard of them.)

The three movies with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.


One, there are people who haven't heard of the Prophecy movie series? Curious, thought that was pretty general knowledge.

Two, you do see the irony in the fact you can't name said three movies right?

There are A LOT of movies I know which I think go unappreciated by the current generation, cult films mostly, Full Metal Jacket isn't well known enough definitely. Blade Runner, popular in its own right, but, I dunno, seems like too exclusive a cult, not many people get it.

I seem to love cult films for some reason, and there are a lot of movies out there with something to say that just aren't mainstream, pity, but give cult films a chance at some point people.

Also 'Houseguest' Heheh, wacky Sinbad.
SlaytanicMaggot
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« Reply #4 on: 06-19-2003 01:47 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 01:47 »

TV:
The Chronicle
Nero Wolfe
Spy Groove (That Spy cartoon on MTV...that was hilarious...)

Movies:
Demolition Man
Hackers (that movie RULED, the fact they're nearly orgasming over a 28.8 makes it even more hilarious!)

and more movies i'm forgetting at the moment....

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Gocad

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« Reply #5 on: 06-19-2003 02:07 »

Millennium (IMHO better than X-Files)
Australian Guy

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« Reply #6 on: 06-19-2003 03:14 »

Futurama?
dr_Dean_in _Oz

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« Reply #7 on: 06-19-2003 04:25 »

^ i'll say
LAN.gnome

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« Reply #8 on: 06-19-2003 04:41 »

Donnie Darko is good; most people don't know about it, although it had a fairly wide release.
Akito01

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« Reply #9 on: 06-19-2003 08:44 »

 
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Originally posted by Gocad:
Millennium (IMHO better than X-Files)

My feelings exactly.  After the increadible way Season Three ended, I still can't believe we never got a Season Four -and I DON'T consider that lame X-Files crossover story any proper ending for the series either.

As for films, Dark City was quite a brilliant film, but was largely ignored at the box office.   The same goes for the excellent horror flick Session 9.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #10 on: 06-19-2003 13:37 »

 
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Originally posted by SlaytanicMaggot:
Movies:
Demolition Man
Hackers (that movie RULED, the fact they're nearly orgasming over a 28.8 makes it even more hilarious!)

A big fan of Sandra Bullock, are you?

Family Guy is easily the most underappreciated or wrongly appreciated show ever to be canned.
Gocad

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« Reply #11 on: 06-19-2003 13:41 »

 
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Originally posted by Akito01:
 My feelings exactly.  After the increadible way Season Three ended, I still can't believe we never got a Season Four -and I DON'T consider that lame X-Files crossover story any proper ending for the series either.

The problem with Millennium was that they tried to "re-invent" the show after every season.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #12 on: 06-19-2003 14:15 »

It's gotta be Eerie Indiana, I loved that show. Unfortunately it's pretty much forgotten now. They tried making a new series with different kids, but that turned out pretty crap. But the first 2 series of the original show were so awesome!  cool
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #13 on: 06-19-2003 14:28 »

*Agrees with Otis about Eerie, Indiana*

Another one to chuck onto the pile of great children's TV shows is The Adventures of Pete and Pete. I hear it's being given a repeat run on some minor American network, and on Nickelodeon in the evenings in the UK.

A show which I loved when it was first broadcast, but appriciate so much more now.
Impossible

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« Reply #14 on: 06-19-2003 15:05 »

Eerie, Indiana...I remember that well! There were all these programs with weird plots, such as Round The Twist, one of my favourite shows when I was a kid.

Does anyone remember a show called "The Secret World Of Alex Mack"? Those were the days...
Teral

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« Reply #15 on: 06-19-2003 15:13 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 15:13 »

The Critic (loved by many, forgotten by countless)
Darkwing Duck (best disney show ever, haven't heard of any station airing it on a regular schedule)
Allen

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« Reply #16 on: 06-19-2003 15:17 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 15:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
The Critic (loved by many, forgotten by countless)
Darkwing Duck (best disney show ever, haven't heard of any station airing it on a regular schedule)

Uh, Toon Disney airs that show pretty much every day.

I wish Comedy Central would move The Critic back to a better hour.

I remember a lot of shows:
Gargoyles: Easily the best toon Disney ever released. This actually had continuity and developing characters. There was so much more they could have done if they ran longer.

The Journey of Allen Strange: This was a Nick show with lots of potential. Cancelled without a word.

The Secret World of Alex Mack- was expecting another show its premiere night. Got this instead. Truly inventive show. I believe they had an ending for it, but it could have gone on.

Freaky Links: Fox show that was surprisely good. Cancelled and forgotten.

The Lone Gunmen: I'll never forget this spin-off giving the conspiracy trio their own show. I'll never forgive X-files for killing them.

Movies I remember, but sure everyone else forgot.

Howard the Duck: I remember watching this as a child. I thought it was good, but apparently no one else cared for it.

Move title unknown: I remember a live action/animation movie starring Snoopy's brother Spike. However my attempts to find the name of this movie have proved fruitless. I know it exists. I am not crazy!
Spice Weasel

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« Reply #17 on: 06-19-2003 15:31 »

T.V. Shows:
Northern Exposure
Twin Peaks
Greg The Bunny

Movies:
Brazil
12 Monkeys - Gilliam is a genius, not mainstreasm enough for the Hollywood hacks.
the list will go on, must get back to work.

Fearlessly, the idiot faced the crowd...[/i]
sheep555

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« Reply #18 on: 06-19-2003 16:16 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
Does anyone remember a show called "The Secret World Of Alex Mack"? Those were the days...

Was that the one on C4 (UK), about a girl who got weird toxic chemicals spilt on her, got special powers, and the suits came after her?
SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #19 on: 06-19-2003 16:34 »

Sheep: Yeah, that one. Was a good show but they overdid the ending.

Another show which I quite enjoyed (not children's, though) was Early Edition, which was shown here on Sky One primetime, sundays. About a goodguy who got the paper one day early. A nice concept, and it had Fisher Stevens in it.
Gocad

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« Reply #20 on: 06-19-2003 16:53 »

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Akito01

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« Reply #21 on: 06-19-2003 17:01 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
 Freaky Links: Fox show that was surprisely good. Cancelled and forgotten.


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Howard the Duck: I remember watching this as a child. I thought it was good, but apparently no one else cared for it.


Freaky Links was really cool.  I thought it was extremely clever and well written, but I knew it was doomed when they had the Prairie Squid episode.  Virtually no one in the main stream is going to catch a Church Of The Sub-Genius reference like that.  Praise Bob!

Howard The Duck, I'm not sure what to say on.  I recall, when we saw it in the theatre we had a blast.  Then, watching it on home video, it really stunk out loud.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Lurrr

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« Reply #22 on: 06-19-2003 17:59 »

Babylon 5 and Crusade (unjsutly overshadowed by Star Trek  no no )
Freakazoid (in the same realm as Animaniacs but much wittier IMO)

Twelve Monkeys- Anybody who calls themselves intelligent has to see this film.
Brazil- ditto
Mystery Men- Not the best film ever made but a great laugh nonethless
And more people should Ghostbuster. Period.
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #23 on: 06-19-2003 18:28 »
« Last Edit on: 06-19-2003 18:28 »

   
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Originally posted by Britz:


Two, you do see the irony in the fact you can't name said three movies right?

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Blue Streak, Stir Crazy and See no evil hear no evil .

I have the three on dvd smartass.

I also spotted Dark City in there, one of my personal favourites.

None of you have mentioned the low budget Cube, which was pretty decent. Howard the duck was an absolute blast.Man with all this great stuff already made we should start a tv channel. It way out does the crap they have now.

SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #24 on: 06-19-2003 18:53 »

No, you fool! We want to watch Fastlane, and Big Brother, and World's Blankiest Blank...
newhook_1

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« Reply #25 on: 06-19-2003 19:14 »

Odd Job Jack on the Comedy Network (In Canada) the show wasn't the best ever but the last few eposides of season one where really funny. Then the show was cancelled.
Kipper

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« Reply #26 on: 06-19-2003 20:19 »

Clone high........hahaha..that was a preety good show...J.F.K was the best big grin!! Me and my friends would always imitate him laff
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« Reply #27 on: 06-19-2003 20:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Allen:
The Lone Gunmen: I'll never forget this spin-off giving the conspiracy trio their own show. I'll never forgive X-files for killing them.
They show(ed) it after 1am here!!  mad
We want a DVD!!

Delta-V

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« Reply #28 on: 06-19-2003 21:19 »

 
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Originally posted by Akito01:
Howard The Duck, I'm not sure what to say on.  I recall, when we saw it in the theatre we had a blast.  Then, watching it on home video, it really stunk out loud.
I kinda still kinda like that movie.

Anybody remember a show called 'Salvage One'?  Or "Project Blue Book"?
Allen

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« Reply #29 on: 06-19-2003 23:12 »

 
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Quote
Originally posted by Allen:
The Lone Gunmen: I'll never forget this spin-off giving the conspiracy trio their own show. I'll never forgive X-files for killing them.
They show(ed) it after 1am here!!   mad
We want a DVD!!


How great it would be if there was one. I missed a few eps.

Impossible

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« Reply #30 on: 06-20-2003 14:46 »

 
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Originally posted by sheep555:
 Was that the one on C4 (UK), about a girl who got weird toxic chemicals spilt on her, got special powers, and the suits came after her?
Oh yes - I think she could turn into this water type thing, could levetate objects and electricity came out of her fingers.

I remember that Allen Strange programme as well  smile

Akito01

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« Reply #31 on: 06-20-2003 16:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Delta-V:
 

Anybody remember a show called 'Salvage One'?  Or "Project Blue Book"?


Project Blue Book I definitely remember.  Must have come out around 1980, I think?  Definitely a precursor to the X Files for sure.  Did it run more than one season?

I do recall, being a kid and very much into UFO culture at the time (a fad that soon faded), I was enthralled at the opening sequence to the pilot episode that showed all these sketch drawings of the most famous UFO reports and sightings.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Venus

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« Reply #32 on: 06-20-2003 16:27 »

God the Devil and Bob
Early Edition
Roundhouse (nick's version of SNL)
Donnie Darko

and Allen, i do remember that Spike movie. Wasn't the whole plot of it Spike trying to hitchhike his way to Snoopys?
Allen

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« Reply #33 on: 06-20-2003 16:49 »

 
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Originally posted by Venus:
God the Devil and Bob
Early Edition
Roundhouse (nick's version of SNL)
Donnie Darko

and Allen, i do remember that Spike movie. Wasn't the whole plot of it Spike trying to hitchhike his way to Snoopys?

I think so, but honestly I only remember a few scenes from that movie.

Gocad

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« Reply #34 on: 06-20-2003 16:50 »

1941 is also a somehow forgotten film.
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #35 on: 06-20-2003 17:44 »

Joss's Giants!
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #36 on: 06-20-2003 22:34 »

Anyone remember vids on channel 4, the two crazy welsh guys. That was so freakin funny.
comiccollector5

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« Reply #37 on: 06-20-2003 23:07 »

 Futurama, family guy, clerks the animated, the critic, duckman, undergrads, dilbert
Squeezit

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« Reply #38 on: 06-21-2003 02:49 »

man I have some kind of horrible deja vu where I mentioned Gargoyles. But yes--Gargoyles!!!

And--I loved the Men In Black cartoon. A lot of people hated it--but I thought it was great
aslate

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« Reply #39 on: 06-21-2003 08:08 »

God The Devil and Bob, oh how i wish i found somewhere to download them!
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