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alexvilagosh

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« Reply #80 on: 07-01-2003 04:19 »
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I'll say it again; Family Guy!

A brilliantly funny show, but FOX is retarded.

TOTPD! First one for a while!
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« Reply #81 on: 07-01-2003 04:20 »

oh yeah i remember Family Guy it had that talking baby who was super intelligent.
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #82 on: 07-01-2003 04:32 »

Yes, Stewie. ShineFusion if you have a spare $50 you should get a Family Guy dvd off the internet. It's up there with Futurama I reckon.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #83 on: 07-01-2003 04:41 »

I'm guessing it used to be on Channel 7 making it quickly forgettable.
I just found a review of the dvd in Hyper they say it's good......
alexvilagosh

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« Reply #84 on: 07-01-2003 04:53 »

Yeah it used to be on channel 7.

I've got the Volume 1 DVD (the US, region 1 version), which has Season's 1+2. The extras are lacking with only a short behind the scenes featurette and commentaries for 8 episodes. This is made up with the fact there are 28 episodes all together.

In Europe the DVD's are in seasons, so 1 and 2 are separate.
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« Reply #85 on: 07-01-2003 11:33 »

Space: Above And Beyond

Another Fox casuality...
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« Reply #86 on: 07-02-2003 22:08 »

By the sons of worvan, space: above and beyond. that was a spiffy show.

Man I remember how that season ended with the pod heading towards that chig planet. Thilling stuff.


Anyone ever watch House of Rock on ch4.

And Quantum Leap was good.
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« Reply #87 on: 07-03-2003 10:35 »
« Last Edit on: 07-03-2003 10:35 »

Do any of you remember a show about a Labrynth...here in the US it was shown on Nickelodeon as part of a larger show called The Third Eye, but I believe it was called Into the Labrynth in the UK.

My memories of it are very vauge, but as I recall there was a group of young people traveling through different worlds, by way of this large round maze(labrynth) looking for this object called the knightus(sp?)

Anyway it was a great show...


Edit:
Just found this....

Into the Labyrinth

Cast
Phil.....Simon Beal
Terry....Simon Henderson
Rothgo...Ron Moody
Belor....Pamela Salem
Helen....Lisa Turner
Helen, Terry, and Phil accidentally released Rothgo, a sorcerer who had been trapped. He then took them on a quest through time and space to recover a stolen artifact that apparently had some huge power behind it. It turned out to be in the clutches of the evil witch Belor. Originally there were three seasons filmed in the UK, but only the first season (seven episodes) crossed the Atlantic to appear on the First Network for Kids.
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« Reply #88 on: 07-04-2003 22:10 »

I dont remember that ....

Does anyone remember some show about a kid who was in a coma and living in a post apocalyptic world where only kids lived in his dreams. it was weird and I'm guessing canadian.

P.S.

this is my first thread to go flaming and fiery.
ShineFusion

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« Reply #89 on: 07-05-2003 19:34 »

Spellbinder: good Australian show
Farscape
Now and Again
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« Reply #90 on: 07-05-2003 19:36 »

Spellbinder that was the one with the electro suits that let them shoot fireballs. Then vinny from home and away brought a laptop to the chinese dimension.
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« Reply #91 on: 07-06-2003 00:27 »

Yep that's the one. I thought it was pretty cool.
Coop

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« Reply #92 on: 07-06-2003 01:02 »
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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 saw this movie and own it on DVD. Its a work of art man. I love it.

And the movie "Kickboxer" and its sequals are all underrated. I think they all kicked ass! Even 4!


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« Reply #93 on: 07-06-2003 01:02 »

 
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Originally posted by FlexingUnit22:
Shows:Futurama, family guy, clerks the animated series, duckman

Duckman! I saw that on Comedy Central at like 2 AM. it was funny as hell...

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ShineFusion

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« Reply #94 on: 07-06-2003 03:45 »

Donnie Darko is a brilliant movie
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« Reply #95 on: 07-08-2003 01:03 »

After watching the I Love the 80s marathon last weekend, I watched one of my old Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles videoes.  It was my favorite show (along with Darkwing Duck) when I was really little and it was really neat to go back and get all nostalgic about it.  Part of me can't believe how crummy some of the animation is, another part wonders why April O'Neill wore that ugly jumpsuit and another part is just really happy to watch the show again.  Donatello's still my favorite character after all these years.  smile
It's kinda funny, but when you go back and watch these old cartoons, you see that there's a lot that goes right over kids' heads.  Watching the old tape, got me and a friend to talking over whether or not April and Leonardo were an item, but she was with that Casey guy, right?
FishyJoe

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« Reply #96 on: 07-08-2003 14:45 »

 
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Originally posted by Coop:
And the movie "Kickboxer" and its sequals are all underrated. I think they all kicked ass! Even 4!

 laff
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« Reply #97 on: 01-20-2004 22:59 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
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.

Seven months later, I stand by my statement.

I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


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« Reply #98 on: 01-20-2004 23:35 »

I still think that "Snowflake Day" could never live up to the hype it gained, as the "lost episode." And, it didn't. This is going to hurt Nix, but I do think that Clone High's crappy animation style really hurt it.
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« Reply #99 on: 01-21-2004 01:27 »
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Seven months later, I stand by my statement.


Seven months later...
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Second.
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I still think that "Snowflake Day" could never live up to the hype it gained, as the "lost episode." And, it didn't. This is going to hurt Nix, but I do think that Clone High's crappy animation style really hurt it.
That's it, you just made my list.

If you have a gripe with art work in Clone high, I think they were going for the look of 50's-60's diagrams in text books and/or early educational animation.  You can appreciate that aspect of clone high when you get the reference, as for episode 11, I have a one word rebuttal for you...

Knork.

I'd like to see an episode of Dead at 21 though, just to see if it was worth remembering.
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« Reply #100 on: 01-21-2004 03:15 »
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Does anyone remember a show way back in the 80's called "Chocky" There were at least 3 seasons and I think each one had a different name....

All I remember about it is this boy who got visited by a being or something which spoke to him, (it was like a beam of light or something) and it told him to do things....
I wish I could remember more about it, I remember as a kid I had a freaky dream about it once and I never saw the show in the same light after that....

I just found this....
CHOCKY
UK / Thames / 18x25m-e / 1984-86

Three Children's scifi drama serials. Chocky, Chocky's Children and Chocky's Challenge. An intelligent life form from an another galaxy, seen only as a ball of energy, befriends a young English boy.

EDIT, also does anyone remember another cartoon called "The Munch Bunch....?"

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Wonderbee31

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« Reply #101 on: 01-21-2004 08:56 »

TV shows:
Clerks, The Invaders(in color!), The Questor tapes, G vs E, Lost in Space, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants, Six Million Dollar man/Bionic Woman, and a slew of others.

Movies: Dark Star, Kingdom, pretty much any Hammer Horror movie, pretty much any Vincent Price movie.

More to come.
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« Reply #102 on: 01-21-2004 11:47 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
I still think that "Snowflake Day" could never live up to the hype it gained, as the "lost episode." And, it didn't. This is going to hurt Nix, but I do think that Clone High's crappy animation style really hurt it.

::Covers ears::
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I have a thousand years of power.
"NOOOOO HE WAS MY BROTHER!" and then got tired and slept.


"He has the special talent, though, of being able to help people and make them feel utterly stupid all at the same time. ... In short, he's a great moderator, but a terrible human being."
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« Reply #103 on: 01-21-2004 13:34 »

Red Dwarf is pretty underrated, not forgotten about though, there's a movie in the works. A lot of British shows don't have the recognition they deserve overseas, like Spaced, Blackadder etc (?)

Lots of 80s shows that have been forgotten about, have been shown again thanks to obscure digital channels, such as Knightmare and the Raccoons
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« Reply #104 on: 01-21-2004 16:48 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
...but I do think that Clone High's crappy animation style really hurt it.

I loved Clone High's animation style!  Except for the episode "Litter Kills: Litterally", which I felt was kinda off-model, especially for Gandhi.
evan

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« Reply #105 on: 01-21-2004 17:11 »

My major problem is that 3/4 of all cartoon shows look like they've been modeled off of "Dexter's Lab." I'm getting sick of the solid black line, sharp shaped, primary color figures. I've seen some different types of sketches on the Clone High website, and those look much better (and much more realistic.)
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« Reply #106 on: 01-21-2004 18:15 »

Besides the ones you mentioned here are a few Canadian shows that break the trend and aren't crap:

Puppets Who Kill: It's about a halfway house for puppets who have commited murder. This is basically what Gerg The Bunny should have been. Sure it won a Gemini, but it still doesn't have much of a mainstream audience. Season 2 starts January 31 on the Comedy Network.

Made In Canada: Awesome show, good satire of the television industry, it's run has ended now but there are still reruns of it being aired and some DVD's released.

And in America:

Gary The Rat: Unlike the other two show's on Spike's animation block when it premired, this show was smart and whitty. Wasn't the best thing ever but it got alot of flack that was really directed towards the other two shows.
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« Reply #107 on: 01-22-2004 01:33 »

Made in Canada was a great show, I was sad to see it go. Still, though, 5 seasons is pretty good for a non-period CBC show.

In regards to Clone High: I saw the pilot when it aired, and was impressed, but didn't see any after that for quite some time. A few weeks ago, I "acquired" the rest of the episodes... and was underwhelmed. It was still a funny show, but not as good as I remembered it.  Still, it deserves a comeback or something (it was cancelled, right?).
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« Reply #108 on: 01-22-2004 06:51 »

Donatello was the best wasnt he?

Now and again wasnt exaclty underrated. Everyone I knew loved it. Its just forgotton about because it had only one season. To be honest I wouldnt have had it any other way. I loved how they didnt keep beating it like a dead horse.

I think I have the Final ep around somewhere.
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« Reply #109 on: 01-22-2004 20:08 »

A lot of clever old comedies are now too underrated or forgotten depsite the fat that they are a darn sight better than any other modern comedies.
Good examples are F-Troop, which was an excellent show, Or one of many excellent British comedies such as Blackadder or As Time Goes By, which now don't get the plaudits they deserve.

Darkwing Duck is another show which is criminally underrated. For a Disney cartoon it was clver, original and humourous.

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PCC Fred

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« Reply #110 on: 01-22-2004 20:26 »

 
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Originally posted by Iron Chef:
Or one of many excellent British comedies such as Blackadder or As Time Goes By, which now don't get the plaudits they deserve.

You're kidding, right?  I've seen stacks of BBC documentaries discussing what a great show Blackadder was, and it's one of those shows that gets repeated all the time.
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« Reply #111 on: 01-22-2004 22:24 »

Underrated TV shows: Untalkative Bunny, The Oblongs & Twin Peaks.


 
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pretty much any Hammer Horror movie

Promote this man.
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #112 on: 01-23-2004 21:20 »

TV-
Darkwing Duck

Ducktales

Gargoyles-There were talks to have spin offs until disney did that merge.

Thundercats- Different, but it should get its dues

The Critic- According to tvshowsondvd.com, its coming out on DVD.

The Drew Carey Show- Was a good show that showed the lighter side of living a blue collar life. I thought it was always better than friends and should have gotten and emmy or at least some reconition.

NewsRadio- It was funny.

Fastlane- Shouldnt have been cancelled

Movies-
Donnie Darko- A kick ass movie. Especially the part where he had to explain the whole speil with the smurfs

Running Man

The Warriors
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« Reply #113 on: 01-23-2004 23:40 »

 
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Originally posted by neonluvchixn:

The Drew Carey Show- Was a good show that showed the lighter side of living a blue collar life. I thought it was always better than friends and should have gotten and emmy or at least some reconition.

I loved this show until they started having a cross-dressing brother, who was in love with Mimi, who wanted to get married....

This was supposed to be funny....??  confused

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« Reply #114 on: 01-23-2004 23:43 »

Farscape
neonluvchixn

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« Reply #115 on: 01-24-2004 01:54 »

 
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Originally posted by Gleno:
 I loved this show until they started having a cross-dressing brother, who was in love with Mimi, who wanted to get married....

This was supposed to be funny....??   confused


Thats when I lost interest. I also permanently stopped watching when they brought that annoying replace for Kate. GOD I hated that woman (not kate, the replacement who thought she was funny.)
eggsandwich

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« Reply #116 on: 01-24-2004 02:07 »

 
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Originally posted by neonluvchixn:

Donnie Darko- A kick ass movie. Especially the part where he had to explain the whole speil with the smurfs

Underrated? I've heard nothing but praise and wide-acclaim for Donnie Darko.
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« Reply #117 on: 01-24-2004 02:22 »

"Stay Tuned" - movie made with John Ritter. Just watched it. It's hilarious. AND - it has Eugene Levy in it!

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« Reply #118 on: 01-24-2004 03:44 »

well actually theres a show called futurama! which i think is the most underrated show of all time!
Wonderbee31

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« Reply #119 on: 01-25-2004 08:52 »

Does anyone remember a show that was produced by David Lynch called "On the Air".  It only ran for six episodes, but it was funny.
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