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Jeremy

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« Reply #40 on: 06-21-2003 09:32 »
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Originally posted by Someone. Dunno who. Let's say it was....Ralph.
Howard the Duck: I remember watching this as a child. I thought it was good,

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Yes.


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« Reply #41 on: 06-21-2003 09:36 »

 
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Originally posted by LAN.gnome:
Donnie Darko is good; most people don't know about it, although it had a fairly wide release.

I hear that that is the case in the USA over hear in England the film was very well recieved and I think it actually grossed more over here than the US! That's why the region 2 DVD is loaded with extras.
I have always loved the film Breakdown, I saw it for the first time on TV a few years ago and was amazed at how good it was, but I can't remember ever hearing about it on its original release. The Iron Giant is a masterpiece yet it made next to nothing at the box office. Another film that I love. that didn't do well in the cinema is The Dish.

In terms of TV shows, as a kid I loved the shows that people have already mentioned such as Eeerie Indiana, The Secret World of Alex Mac, and Round the Twist. I always found them quite disturbing (I was a sensitive kid) yet at the same time addictive. Another show that nobody has mentioned yet is Are You Afraid of the Dark, which was often quite brilliant.

I also loved the UK animated sit com Stressed Eric (US people may not have heard of it) I was a fairly adult show shown late at night, it was brilliant. Then the BBC toned it down for a lame second series that they showed at like 6:00PM. I also have to mention the best game show in history The Crystal Maze, I don't know if it's underrated because it was always very popular, but they shouldn't have stopped making it.

aslate

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« Reply #42 on: 06-21-2003 09:44 »

I saw Stressed Eric, that was weirdly funny!

Also Crystal Maze ruled, i didn't see much due to my age at the time, but it was great! However it was really annoying when they had to change presenter. "Mumsie!"
Just Chris

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« Reply #43 on: 06-22-2003 19:54 »

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Duck Tales - coolest Disney cartoon!
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« Reply #44 on: 06-22-2003 21:11 »

 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:
The three movies with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.

I don't want to be a jerk, but there were four movies with Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor: Silver Streak, Stir Crazy, See No Evil, Hear No Evil and Another You.

And I gotta vote for Harold an Maude, 'cause not nearly enough people have seen that movie.  And I also vote for Clone High.
ZED

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« Reply #45 on: 06-23-2003 10:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:
Anyone remember vids on channel 4, the two crazy welsh guys. That was so freakin funny.
I remember that,is it still on?and if not why not?
anyone remember automan or manimal.ahh eighties-tastic

Akito01

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« Reply #46 on: 06-23-2003 11:34 »

I personally thought that Alien 3 was much better than it is generally given credit for.  There were some brilliant scenes in that, and had a great atmosphere all 'round.

Having said that, the original conception of the film would indeed have been much cooler.  The idea of these monks living in a space station completely made of wood is rather compelling and odd.  Would have been rather amazing to see, I expect.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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« Reply #47 on: 06-23-2003 11:46 »

 
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Originally posted by ZED:
 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:
Anyone remember vids on channel 4, the two crazy welsh guys. That was so freakin funny.
I remember that,is it still on?and if not why not?

No it isn't on any more, I don't think it has been for a while now.

Impossible

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« Reply #48 on: 06-23-2003 15:09 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
I saw Stressed Eric, that was weirdly funny!

Also Crystal Maze ruled, i didn't see much due to my age at the time, but it was great! However it was really annoying when they had to change presenter. "Mumsie!"
The Crystal Maze was the best quiz show...ever! I loved it, and there is this place in Wales which is based a bit on the concept of the show, I've been there twice.

SamuelXDiamond

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« Reply #49 on: 06-23-2003 15:38 »

Impossible: I've been there too, twas a blast.

And why does everyone always pick on Ed Tudor-Pole (aside from him having a stupid, yet cool name)? True, he was different from Richard O'Brien, but was good in his own right. Plus, he presented The Crystal Maze when it had the Ocean zone. It added so much more to the Future zone when it was all falling apart after they combined it with the Industrial zone.
Impossible

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« Reply #50 on: 06-23-2003 16:07 »

How many zones were there? I think there were 4 - Future zone, Ocean zone, Aztec zone and Medieval zone?
aslate

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« Reply #51 on: 06-23-2003 16:13 »

Because the new guy (see above) wasn't the same, most shows are never the same if they change presenters/actors part-way through.
sheep555

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« Reply #52 on: 06-23-2003 16:20 »

I was working in a theatre for a short while doing some lighting for a production, and I went to see the props guy. I walk into his office and there's these pictures of him with this lifesize dragon. I asked him where he made it, and he told me he was in charge of all the speicial effects in that long dead UK kids TV series Knightmare  smile

What a great show that was, the dodgy low budget CGI, the bluescreen...the memories.
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #53 on: 06-23-2003 17:23 »

By grapthars hammer I had forgotten that one. That used to scare the hell out of me whan I was a kid. It was absolutely brilliant. Man thanks for that memory.
M Jackson
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« Reply #54 on: 06-23-2003 17:53 »

As a child I also found knightmare truely teryifying. But I saw it for the first time in years on challenge TV a few month ago, and I can't work out what I used to get so worked up about. The show was good in it's time but it really hasn't aged well, I can't believe that the bluescreen technology used to hold up!
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« Reply #55 on: 06-23-2003 18:08 »
« Last Edit on: 06-23-2003 18:08 »

Has anyone in the US seen a show called The Job on ABC, it stars Denis Leary (this guy):

I was hoping it hasn't been cancelled!!

Galaxy Quest, Hulkbuster?
that was a great film I thought, worthy of a Mel Brooks Spoof Award (or Spoofy!).   laff

Edit: never bloody mind, ABC axed it in the head in May last year!!
Fucking US TV networks.  mad
Hmm, Fawlty Towers only had 2 seasons and it made it to DVD, I wonder...
FlexingUnit22

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« Reply #56 on: 06-23-2003 20:15 »

Shows:Futurama, family guy, clerks the animated series, duckman, undergrads, dilbert, mission hill, clone high, john callahans quads, spy groove, daft planet, greg the bunny, andy richter, a lot more i cant think of....seems like all the amazingly awesome shows only get one season... frown

Movies: Hackers, SLC Punk, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Empire Records,
YourPalJay

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« Reply #57 on: 06-24-2003 02:02 »
« Last Edit on: 06-24-2003 02:02 »

There was a show on the sci-fi channel I was pretty fond of called "Brimstone."  Not sure if it was canceled or just ended it's run.

"Herman's Head" seemed pretty funny at the time.  And I thought "Roar" had a lot of potential, but it died pretty quick.  "Pete and Pete" is also a forgotten treasure.
FishyJoe

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« Reply #58 on: 06-24-2003 21:58 »

Heh. Herman's Head...I used to like that show, back in the day. I'd love to see it again now, just to see how it holds up.
The Names Nick

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« Reply #59 on: 06-24-2003 22:08 »

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« Reply #60 on: 06-24-2003 22:49 »

 
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Originally posted by YourPalJay:
There was a show on the sci-fi channel I was pretty fond of called "Brimstone."  Not sure if it was canceled or just ended it's run.
Brimstone was actually a Fox show from 1998 that was cancelled after less than a full season.  Sci-Fi just reran the existing episodes.  It starred that guy from thirtysomething who looked like "Zonker."
Akito01

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« Reply #61 on: 06-25-2003 01:13 »

To be truthful, Miami Vice was very popular at the time, and is still being shown in re-reuns, so it probably doesn't qualify as being either underrated or forgotten.  Micheal Mann was quite an infulencial director in terms of establishing a very unique and stylish feel to the decade of the 80s.

Bringing up yet another Fox show, I think Harsh Realm wasn't given nearly enough chance to build up steam.  Space Channel got the chance to show all the episodes that were shot (Fox only broadcast a fraction of them), and the series definitely had potential.  It came out the same year as The Matrix, and given its similar themes, its remarkable thatit was so quickly abandoned by Fox.

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

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« Reply #62 on: 06-25-2003 02:20 »

I just thought of a couple more shows cancelled before their time and pretty much forgotten:

The Invisible Man: Sci-fi show that featured a petty criminal. He had a gland put in his head that releases Quicksilver. It bends the light and makes him invisible. Unfortunately, it also makes him crazy if too much builds up in his bloodstream. So he's forced to work for this obscure agency. Ended on a nice note, but could have gone on

The Chronicle: The stuff tabloid mags report is real? huh, interesting. A sci-fi show that ended in a cliff-hanger. NOOOOO!
Tweek

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« Reply #63 on: 06-25-2003 04:17 »

 
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Originally posted by Akito01:
To be truthful, Miami Vice was very popular at the time, and is still being shown in re-reuns, so it probably doesn't qualify as being either underrated or forgotten.  Micheal Mann was quite an infulencial director in terms of establishing a very unique and stylish feel to the decade of the 80s.
I wish Miami Vice was repeated over here, that show was the epitome of coolness back in the eighties  cool


mads

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« Reply #64 on: 06-26-2003 17:26 »

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Hulkbuster

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« Reply #65 on: 06-26-2003 23:03 »

 
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:

Hmm, Fawlty Towers only had 2 seasons and it made it to DVD, I wonder...

Boxset with both seasons, on my list <50

Other classics that can be gotten on Dvd for nuttin is the Four season of Blackadder for about 70, The Entire Father Ted for about 65....
Prowla RX7

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« Reply #66 on: 06-27-2003 00:01 »

Voltron, the non computer animated one.
mads

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« Reply #67 on: 06-27-2003 18:11 »

Now And Aigen was allso underrated.
Seraya

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« Reply #68 on: 06-27-2003 18:38 »

Two recents shows I liked a lot:

Firefly
Wolf Lake

I watched Firefly because it was made by Joss Whedon, and it was just great... there was continuity and everything, just like you'd expect from a Joss show. I got mad that Fox cancelled it, they're really trying to get rid of all their sci-fi liking viewers, aren't they?

Wolf Lake... okay, I have a thing for werewolves. So it was the coolest thing ever when there was an entire show about them... and I felt the show was good, too, chock full of character depths and continuity, but it did have so much continuity after a while that if you missed one episode you were totally lost.

When I was younger I always thought 'The Secret World of Alex Mack' looked so cool... but I never saw a single episode 'cause I didn't have cable at the time. Sad, isn't it? At least I got cable in plenty of time for CN Futurama reruns...
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« Reply #69 on: 06-27-2003 18:50 »

 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:
 Boxset with both seasons, on my list <&#8364;50
Other classics that can be gotten on Dvd for nuttin is the Four season of Blackadder for about &#8364;70, The Entire Father Ted for about &#8364;65....
I already have it, and it cost me about &#8364;25 from a little thing called, "the Internet".
I was referring to The Job series on DVD which I hope will come out but probably won't god dammit.

Plus I have 3 seasons of Blackadder minus the 1st because it was crap, IMO, and I can get the Father Ted series for under &#8364;60!!  tongue
Hulkbuster

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« Reply #70 on: 06-30-2003 00:27 »
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25 is <50    tongue

and deoes anyone know how now and again ended, i used to watch it did it just stop?
news monster

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« Reply #71 on: 06-30-2003 10:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Prowla RX7:
Voltron, the non computer animated one.

Prowla, are you talking about the lion Voltron? 

Also what about:

Robotech
The Land of the Lost
The Great SpaceCoaster
Max Headroom

Akito01

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« Reply #72 on: 06-30-2003 10:57 »

 
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Originally posted by news monster:
 Prowla, are you talking about the lion Voltron? 

Also what about:

Robotech
The Land of the Lost
The Great SpaceCoaster
Max Headroom


Given the success that ADV has had with its re-release of Robotech on DVD, I don't think it can count as either underappreciated or forgotten.  Having brought anime to mainstream television, it could be considered nothing less than a success.  Streamline Pictures, having emerged from that success, went on to release Akira to North American theatres in '90.

Max Headroom was definitely a lost opportunity.  The original UK film was extrememly cool.  Unfortunately, when they redid it for North American television, it wasn't handled very well.  Matt Frewer seems to have a habit of falling into shows that are actually quite good, but fail.

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

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« Reply #73 on: 06-30-2003 11:18 »

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Must have been mentioned before, right?
I only got to see parts of episodes, and it looked fine to me.
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« Reply #74 on: 06-30-2003 11:22 »

The water margin,used to be on uk tv,during the 70's or 80;s
Australian Guy

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« Reply #75 on: 06-30-2003 11:48 »

WElcome to peel voomer, Hey i have a great dea, how bout you go over to the peely thread, and nominate me  roll eyes
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« Reply #76 on: 06-30-2003 11:50 »

My momma warned me about people like you
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« Reply #77 on: 06-30-2003 12:44 »

 
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Originally posted by mads:
Now And Aigen
The Strip

Good choice.  The Strip was a favorite of mine.  UPN probably gave it the axe so they could show more wrestling.   puke
mads

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« Reply #78 on: 06-30-2003 18:22 »

 
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Originally posted by Hulkbuster:
and deoes anyone know how now and again ended, i used to watch it did it just stop?

NOW AND AIGEN FINAL EPISODE:

Lisa learns some unsettling facts about her husband's death and Dr. Theo Morris, Michael tries to decide what to do while he has no tracking device implanted in him and The Eggman and his fellow inmate, Charlie, plan an escape from their prison.

I think it ended when Lisa found out who he was.    confused
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« Reply #79 on: 07-01-2003 04:10 »

Now and Again
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