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When IIIII was a kid, we didn't have no... 'Firefly'...

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Monday, March 1, 2010 11:35 AM

CHRISISALL


I grew up on Batman, The Adventures Of Superman, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Green Hornet, Star Trek, Land Of The Giants, Time Tunnel, Lost In Space, Kung Fu, and later in my teens The Prisoner, Man From Atlantis, UFO & Space 1999.

What did Y'ALL grow up on?


The reminiscing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 11:43 AM

TRAVELER


The first primetime science fiction I can recall is Men into Space.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Monday, March 1, 2010 11:47 AM

CHRISISALL


My VERY first would have to be...




The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 11:52 AM

CHRISISALL


Anyone remember THIS?




The Hunt Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 12:07 PM

TRAVELER




Well I remember Rocky Jones Space Ranger.
With Vena, Winky, and Bobby.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Monday, March 1, 2010 12:18 PM

CHRISISALL


Okay, let's go back:




The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 12:28 PM

TRAVELER




Notice no bellybutton. A woman could be nearly naked but a bellybutton would not be tolerated.

They tamed down the outfits in the second series and Dale became a brunette.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Monday, March 1, 2010 12:33 PM

TRAVELER



Ming prefered blonds.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Monday, March 1, 2010 12:59 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
I grew up on Batman, The Adventures Of Superman, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, The Green Hornet, Star Trek, Land Of The Giants, Time Tunnel, Lost In Space, Kung Fu, and later in my teens The Prisoner, Man From Atlantis, UFO & Space 1999.

What did Y'ALL grow up on?

The reminiscing Chrisisall




You're like...... old.

heh heh....heh heh....

Did you mean to omit Land of the Lost ?

Per the thread title.... does Ultraman count ? .... 1st memory and all.



Bones: "Don't 'rawr' her!"
Booth: "What? she'rawred' me first."

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Monday, March 1, 2010 1:30 PM

ZEEK


Uh...the first scifi I ever really watched was deep space nine. I tried rewatching some of it last year and was amazed by how pathetic it was compared to any of Joss's shows. Yeah even Dollhouse.

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Monday, March 1, 2010 1:34 PM

PENGUIN


We banged rocks together...





King of the Mythical Land that is Iowa

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Monday, March 1, 2010 1:45 PM

CYBERSNARK


The 80s were an awesome time to grow up (not like I've ever really "grown up," but, y'know).

Robotech, Transformers, G.I. Joe, Thundercats, Silverhawks, Galaxy Rangers, Wheeled Warriors, Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Droids, Ewoks, He-Man, She-Ra, Jem (yes, I watched She-Ra and Jem. Girls kick ass. Says so on a T-shirt).

The first "real" (non toy-commercial, non mecha-based) sci-fi I got into was Star Wars (though more via the then-nascent Expanded Universe than the Trilogy). The first TV sci-fi I got hooked on was TNG. I've been both a Trekkie and a Star Wars fan for as long as I can remember.

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Monday, March 1, 2010 3:59 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:


You're like...... old.


No fan of "Twilight?"
So are YOU.


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 4:07 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


I'm not old.....

Everyone else is just gettin' younger.






Bones: "Don't 'rawr' her!"
Booth: "What? she'rawred' me first."

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Monday, March 1, 2010 4:12 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Cybersnark:
Girls kick ass. Says so on a T-shirt





The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Monday, March 1, 2010 4:19 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:





Feelin' younger already.





Bones: "Don't 'rawr' her!"
Booth: "What? she'rawred' me first."

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Monday, March 1, 2010 6:01 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


We didn't get our first TV until around '56 or '57, and depending on the time of year that was I would have been 6 or 7 (born in Sept. 1950). As for genre shows, the first I can recall was Twilight Zone, then Outer Limits, plus from roughly the same era I was a big fan of Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Thriller, One Step Beyond, etc. I've heard of Men Into Space but don't recall if I ever saw it, nor do I remember seeing Science Fiction Theater, and other things in the early 50s like Tom Corbett: Space Cadet would have been before we became a TV family.



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Monday, March 1, 2010 8:41 PM

BIGRICHARD


I have an AWFUL memory, so I have no idea what I grew up on, but I just wanted to say how amazing it is, that I was born in 1989 (yeah, youngun, quiet), and yet I too love watching Twilight Zone. It all looks old and whatnot, sure, but some of the great stories and twists and stuff that they have are brilliant. I'll admit I got into it because of my love for Richard Matheson, but grew to love a lot of it.

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Monday, March 1, 2010 9:33 PM

OLDGUY

What Would Mal do ?


yep...born '56 so it was the Outer Limits that first warped my lil brain.

didn't really see the old Ming in action til I was well into Junior high and they'd play an episode before the main flick on the saturday late night Chiller Theater...you'd get a dose of Flash Gordon, and then a couple hours of flesh eating zombies...saturdays rocked dude!!

lest we also forget saturday mornings... Fireball XL-5 with Steve Zodiac and Robert the marionette robot..and Super Car and Johnny Quest...life was simple...now it seems flesh eaters have to have a reason...hence Reavers.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:33 AM

FILLYGIRL

Operative: "Its worse than you know..." Mal: "It usually is."


Something called "The Ark", may have been a movie(I am so old that my memory is fuzzy sometimes) and 'Blakes 7'......"Aquaman" ....."Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea",...


Chaplain of the 76th Independant Battalion


Do not bother dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup!


...it's worse than you know...Operative
...it usually is.....Mal

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:17 AM

JOSSISAGOD


Zoobilee Zoo and G.I. Joe in the mid-late 80's. Batman:TAS, the original Power Rangers, and Reboot were the most memorable in the '90's, and of course, Dark Angel and Firefly.

Fe'nos Tol
JOSSIS(Most Definitely)AGOD
Self appointed Forsaken! Been on the list for a while now!
98% of teens have smoked pot, if you are one of the 2% that haven't, copy this into your signature.
"Look at me, I'm STUPID!" The Doctor.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:41 AM

OLDGUY

What Would Mal do ?


oh I knew I was forgetting a big one..yeah..voyage to the bottom of the TV ratings...you know..that was the hardest part for me...when all these shows, voyage, batman, especially Lost in Space first came to us...their trailers promised serious sci-fi and we were so excited at the prospect..in fact the pilot of Lost made an effort to be serious...but soon it all turned to bogusly silly..annoying..and then...came death by vegitable and if I could ever get my hands on the lost in space producers who thought that episode needed to be made...we were also turning the era of color TV..exciting times..now it's been actors playing in front of CG green screens....the finished product world of cool stuff is great..acting..eh...not so much...which wraps us back around to firefly where Joss made the investment in a whole freakin ship!..how could that not impact, for the better, the actor's performance

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 3:52 AM

JONGSSTRAW


1958-1969 (ages 5 - 16):

Adventures of Superman
Phil Silvers Show
Ozzie and Harriet
Twilight Zone
Seahunt
My Little Margie
Dobie Gillis
Car 54, Where Are You?
Leave It To Beaver
Donna Reed Show
Rin Tin Tin
Father Knows Best
My Three Sons
I Married Joan
The Swamp Fox
Hazel
Please Don't Eat The Daisies
Hawaii Five-O
Petticoat Junction
Shenanigans
Wonderama
My Favorite Martian
The Andy Divine Show
The Mighty Hercules
Tobor, The Eighth Man
Gigantor
American Bandstand
Lloyd Thaxton Show
Dick Van Dyke Show
Addams Family
Flipper
The Munsters
Outer Limits
One Step Beyond
The Patty Duke Show
Andy Griffith Show
Hullabaloo
Shindig
The Dating Game
Laugh-In
Gomer Pyle
Broken Arrow
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Rifleman
Have Gun Will Travel
The Man From UNCLE
Get Smart
Bewitched
Occasional Wife
Lost In Space
Bonanza
The Flintstones
McHale's Navy
The Jetsons
Gilligan's Island
Daniel Boone
Star Trek
Batman
Green Hornet
Time Tunnel
F Troop
The Avengers
Green Acres
Honey West
Dr. Who
The Wild, Wild West
Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
Land Of The Giants
The Mothers-In Law
Here Come The Brides
The Big Valley

Those are some of the shows I remember watching as a kid. Lot's of great shows back then!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 4:02 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I could have listed a lot more but was restricting it to genre fare. For a while there it seemed like every freaking show on TV was a western...and I watched most of them.



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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 6:55 AM

LWAVES


The ones that have stayed with me the most are....

In the seventies:

Battlestar Galactica
Doctor Who
Chips
Blake's 7
Incredible Hulk
Man From Atlantis
Monty Python
Fawlty Towers
MASH
Space 1999

In the eighties:

Blackadder
Knight Rider
Airwolf
Street Hawk
Fall Guy
Dungeons & Dragons
Star Fleet
McGyver
Magnum PI

And on re-runs throughout both decades:

Star Trek
Twilight Zone
Batman
Thunderbirds



"I don't believe in suicide, but if you'd like to try it it might cheer me up to watch."

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:33 AM

OPPYH



Planet of the Apes tv series from 1974. Actually I didn't watch it until a local station put it in an "ape week" format. Two episodes blocked together, and given a new name(Return to the Planet of the APes, Greed and Treachery on the planet of the Apes..etc.) in 1980. I was hooked then, and count the complete series(14 episodes) on of my prized possessions on dvd. I think I love it more now than I did back then. Pure escapist tv.

Other than that I have more fond memories of tv shows I watched as a kid:

-Grizzly Adams/The Muppet Show Saturday Nights NBC

-The Love Boat/Fantasy Island 9-11 Saturday nights on ABC.

-Saturday Night Live(I had older sisters that watched this so I stayed up late and watched with them) SO I caught it in all its 70's glory.

-Buck Rogers Thursday nights 9-10
on NBC.

-In Search of with Leonard Nimoy(damn I wish this were on dvd).

-The kicks ass Tuesday night line up on ABC circa late 70's early 80's. Happy Days/Laverne & Shirley/Three's Company.

-Kung Fu(watched in reruns in the early 80's).

-Star Trek TNG late 80s'. I credit this show with getting me hooked on the star trek verse. I love it.

After School fare:

Giligans Island, The Brady Bunch...etc.


And The ABC Sunday Night Movie was tops(My family didn't get a VCR until 1986 so I relied on network tv for my movie going experiences):


Oh I also forgot to add my favorite Line up of all time:

The Incredible Hulk 8-9, and The Dukes of Hazard 9-10 on CBS Friday nights. Thankfully I now own both complete series on dvd.


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70's TV FOREVER

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 9:58 AM

IMNOTHERE


I certainly remember Lost In Space, VTTBOTS and Land of the Giants, but for for the best memories I'd really have to go for:

Doctor Who (Pertwee era, mostly) - and, yes, I did end up behind the sofa!

Thunderbirds
Capt. Scarlet
Joe 90 (think Dollhouse without the eye candy )
Timeslip
The Tomorrow People
UFO
Space 1999 (almost got me back behind the sofa!)
Blake's 7


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 12:42 PM

CHRISISALL


How could I have left out Hulk & Wild Wild West?

Also, the very short-lived Barbary Coast (The Shat). http://ctva.biz/US/Western/BarbaryCoast.htm

Oh, and my favourite mode of transportation as a kid:


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:04 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


First one I can remember tuning into religiously was: The Six Million Dollar Man. I was about 4 or 5 at the time and living in Paraguay. It was one of the few shows worth seeing during the 70's in a South American dictatorship country! There's a comedy in their somehwere - must look into that....
There were also re-runs of The Persuaders. Used to love that show!

Later when we returned to England it was Buck Rogers and The Fall Guy (personal favourite)
And I'll just add the Flash Gordon serials from the 30's and King of the Rocket Men. Those were aired early in the moring and I'd watch them before going off to school...

Dang.... Now I'm all nostalgic.


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:09 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by TheSomnambulist:
The Six Million Dollar Man.


Oh. That too.
http://pics.livejournal.com/drewshi/pic/0006d5hq


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:24 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Paraguay circa 1976




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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:27 PM

CHRISISALL


Muy comico.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:32 PM

THESOMNAMBULIST


Si Amigo!


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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 1:41 PM

FLORALBUNNY


We pressed images into damp clay tablets, spread them out to dry, then used them as flip-books. Sure was nice when papyrus came around -- no more chipping and a faster action.

bun

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 5:55 PM

MAI


I so remember Zoobilee Zoo!

As far as SciFi goes I think what really got me into it was watching Quantum Leap when I was about 12. Still love it, cheese factor and all.


Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:58 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by mai:

As far as SciFi goes I think what really got me into it was watching Quantum Leap when I was about 12. Still love it, cheese factor and all.




Perhaps the best finale for a series - ever.





Bones: "Don't 'rawr' her!"
Booth: "What? she'rawred' me first."

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 7:43 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


Add Dark Shadows (a "Gothic" themed soap opera)to all those good 60's, 70's and 80's shows.

I would come home after school to watch it and run screaming and even laughing from the room.

And I loved Barnabas Collins. I think he was the first "sympathetic" vampire on TV.

http://fireflyfaninnc.livejournal.com/








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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 8:44 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by ncbrowncoat:
Add Dark Shadows (a "Gothic" themed soap opera)to all those good 60's, 70's and 80's shows.

I would come home after school to watch it and run screaming and even laughing from the room.


I thought it was so fake the way a guy would walk behind a tree & be a werewolf emerging from the other side- I wanted to SEE the change!!!!
But I watched it regardless.


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 1:33 PM

NCBROWNCOAT


I there is something fun about low budget fantasy/Sci Fi.

And I didn't see a guy actually change into a werewolf until "An American Werewolf in London".



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Friday, March 5, 2010 5:48 AM

TRAVELER


Gotta love cheesy SciFi. In "Rocky Jones Space Ranger" they would worry about the fuel it would take to go to Saturn and a few episodes later they would travel to another solar system.


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 3:46 AM

GEEZER

Keep the Shiny side up


First Sci-fi I remember is Science Fiction Theater.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Science_Fiction_Theatre

"Keep the Shiny side up"

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 6:10 PM

CHRISISALL


You and George McFly...


The laughing Chrisisall

"I only do it to to remind you that I'm right and that deep down, you know I'm right, you want me to be right, you need me to be right." - The Imperial Hero Strikes Back, 2010

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