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2013-06-21 10:51:50 AM
i remember watching those as a kid here in the states - i think they ran on nickelodeon or something. cheesy as hell but kind of fun.
 
2013-06-21 11:27:14 AM
Will they still have the van, and call teleporting 'jaunting'?

Also, that hitler alien thing was weird as hell.
 
2013-06-21 12:03:01 PM
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a good-looking and diverse bunch!
 
2013-06-21 12:11:19 PM
The guy behind it, Roger Price, used to put underage boys in skimpy outfits and speedos a lot on the show. He went on to do "You Can't Do That on Television" where he also put underage boys in speedos, tightie whities, and in some cases they were supposed to be nude. Lots of scenes of boys in the bathtub too. The girls never had to do scenes like that. Draw your own conclusions.
 
2013-06-21 12:14:42 PM

FlashHarry: i remember watching those as a kid here in the states - i think they ran on nickelodeon or something. cheesy as hell but kind of fun.


I watched it too. Liked it quite a bit.
 
2013-06-21 12:22:25 PM

Walker: The guy behind it, Roger Price, used to put underage boys in skimpy outfits and speedos a lot on the show. He went on to do "You Can't Do That on Television" where he also put underage boys in speedos, tightie whities, and in some cases they were supposed to be nude. Lots of scenes of boys in the bathtub too. The girls never had to do scenes like that. Draw your own conclusions.


That's how he fixed the cable?
 
2013-06-21 12:41:55 PM
Someone help me out here, please? There was a show (I think a TV movie) about a washed up actor who had once been the star of a series like Tomorrow People but hasn't worked much since then, who gets booked onto a nostalgia cruise for fans of the show. Any ideas?
 
2013-06-21 01:27:05 PM

FlashHarry: i remember watching those as a kid here in the states - i think they ran on nickelodeon or something. cheesy as hell but kind of fun.


Yes. I tried to tell people that this is a remake (reboot?) And they don't believe me.

/my lawn, remove yourself from it.
 
2013-06-21 01:29:16 PM

Walker: The guy behind it, Roger Price, used to put underage boys in skimpy outfits and speedos a lot on the show. He went on to do "You Can't Do That on Television" where he also put underage boys in speedos, tightie whities, and in some cases they were supposed to be nude. Lots of scenes of boys in the bathtub too. The girls never had to do scenes like that. Draw your own conclusions.


Not the only shenanigans going on with that show, regular stories of the cast hooking up as well a long with some Nick producers giving certain girls favored status on other shows or productions
 
2013-06-21 01:29:21 PM
STOP REBOOTING MY CHILDHOOD!

If this is one adjacent to Vampire Diaries, which my 27 y.o g/f follows, goddammitsomuch.

/Who plays Ginger?
 
2013-06-21 01:33:09 PM

IdBeCrazyIf: Walker: The guy behind it, Roger Price, used to put underage boys in skimpy outfits and speedos a lot on the show. He went on to do "You Can't Do That on Television" where he also put underage boys in speedos, tightie whities, and in some cases they were supposed to be nude. Lots of scenes of boys in the bathtub too. The girls never had to do scenes like that. Draw your own conclusions.

Not the only shenanigans going on with that show, regular stories of the cast hooking up as well a long with some Nick producers giving certain girls favored status on other shows or productions


They weren't Nick producers.  YCDTOTV was a Canadian import, TTP was from Thames in the UK.  We got cable in '81 when I was 9, and even then I remember thinking it was a weird network.  Between the imports, 12 hours of "Pinwheel", which also was an import IIRC, and shows hosted by sci-fi figures from my youth (Joseph Campanella of Hangar 18, Nimoy, and Bixby all had shows) it was kind of odd.
 
2013-06-21 01:34:31 PM
Oh yeah, and Danger Mouse.  I read on wiki recently that the bad guys in that were "cleaned up" from the Brit TV version, where they were portrayed as Italian stereotypes.
 
2013-06-21 01:38:18 PM

23FPB23: They weren't Nick producers. YCDTOTV was a Canadian import, TTP was from Thames in the UK. We got cable in '81 when I was 9, and even then I remember thinking it was a weird network. Between the imports, 12 hours of "Pinwheel", which also was an import IIRC, and shows hosted by sci-fi figures from my youth (Joseph Campanella of Hangar 18, Nimoy, and Bixby all had shows) it was kind of odd.


Forgot that fact
 
2013-06-21 01:38:37 PM
Nickelodeon of the 80's.  "What Will They Think of Next", YCDTOTV, and another strange show with a heavy set kid and his sister possibly twins...what was the name of that one?

Also Wiki tells me Joseph Campanella is still alive.
 
2013-06-21 01:39:05 PM

23FPB23: Oh yeah, and Danger Mouse.  I read on wiki recently that the bad guys in that were "cleaned up" from the Brit TV version, where they were portrayed as Italian stereotypes.


Note to self.  Must check and see which streaming service has DM.... Must watch Danger Mouse.
 
2013-06-21 01:40:09 PM
Will we see a return of the absorbing balloons?
 
2013-06-21 01:41:51 PM
One totally odd thing that sticks out to me about those days:  Nimoy hosted this show, I honestly don't even remember what it was about, and there was this animated short.  Nimoy, I think, interviewed the guy who created it.  Seems like it was about a guy talking to his horse or something.  A line from said short was, "So what are you so pissed off for?", which to my elementary-age kid ears sounded awful naughty to be saying on Nickelodeon.
 
2013-06-21 01:42:34 PM
That reminds me, I am two-thirds of the way through the first season of Blake's 7. I should finish that before it gets remade.
 
2013-06-21 01:49:30 PM

23FPB23: One totally odd thing that sticks out to me about those days:  Nimoy hosted this show, I honestly don't even remember what it was about, and there was this animated short.  Nimoy, I think, interviewed the guy who created it.  Seems like it was about a guy talking to his horse or something.  A line from said short was, "So what are you so pissed off for?", which to my elementary-age kid ears sounded awful naughty to be saying on Nickelodeon.


it was a behind-the-scenes movie show called standby: lights, camera, action!. i remember when he did an episode on monty python's meaning of life - an exceedingly r-rated movie that its audience should never have seen (my dad took me and some friends to it anyway - at 13, we freaking LOVED it).
 
2013-06-21 01:53:56 PM
Tomorrow People?  How long can it last?
 
2013-06-21 01:55:08 PM
Still waiting for the conclusion of "The Tripods".

I really liked their approach, found it close tot he books, and the cheap bubble-wrap aliens actually looked GOOD to me.
 
2013-06-21 01:58:32 PM

FlashHarry: 23FPB23: One totally odd thing that sticks out to me about those days:  Nimoy hosted this show, I honestly don't even remember what it was about, and there was this animated short.  Nimoy, I think, interviewed the guy who created it.  Seems like it was about a guy talking to his horse or something.  A line from said short was, "So what are you so pissed off for?", which to my elementary-age kid ears sounded awful naughty to be saying on Nickelodeon.

it was a behind-the-scenes movie show called standby: lights, camera, action!. i remember when he did an episode on monty python's meaning of life - an exceedingly r-rated movie that its audience should never have seen (my dad took me and some friends to it anyway - at 13, we freaking LOVED it).


Yes. Thank you.  I remember that episode as well.
 
2013-06-21 02:08:02 PM

Saiga410: 23FPB23: Oh yeah, and Danger Mouse.  I read on wiki recently that the bad guys in that were "cleaned up" from the Brit TV version, where they were portrayed as Italian stereotypes.

Note to self.  Must check and see which streaming service has DM.... Must watch Danger Mouse.


I miss Saturdays circa 1994: Salute Your Shorts! is probably the most subversive comedy show I've ever seen. The crime-against-humanity number of episodes always makes me a little angry. U! G! Ug!

/#2 on that list of Shows Too Awesome To Live is the also-rated-as-a-crime-against-humanity 13 freakin' episodes we got of Sam & Max: Freelance Police on Fox during Fox Kids final season.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwSimBj_PVo Artsy Craftsy Bit of Time Wasting Nonsense.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L712n7ggQrE Tales from the Vice Squad
 
2013-06-21 02:12:02 PM
www.thenervousbreakdown.com
 
2013-06-21 02:25:35 PM

FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 658x370]

a good-looking and diverse bunch!


Diverse? They're all human.
 
2013-06-21 02:28:10 PM
Looks like every other CW show. Wow!
 
2013-06-21 02:29:43 PM

CarnySaur: Tomorrow People?  How long can it last?


10 year?
 
2013-06-21 02:48:13 PM

under a mountain: [www.thenervousbreakdown.com image 424x384]


With that guys OCD, I am still baffled at how we was able to do that show
 
2013-06-21 03:14:09 PM
It was a decent show, for the early 80s, and I liked the theme song, with the stop-action fist unfolding into a hand. It was kinda Dr. Who-ish.
 
2013-06-21 03:24:40 PM

23FPB23: Oh yeah, and Danger Mouse.  I read on wiki recently that the bad guys in that were "cleaned up" from the Brit TV version, where they were portrayed as Italian stereotypes.


This is truth.  I found the DVDs of the series at a secondhand store and was confused when the main henchman had an Italian accent instead of the dirty Cockney I grew up hearing on Nickelodeon.

The main toad boss is no different, though.
 
2013-06-21 04:10:15 PM
Megabyte will now be called Terabyte, or perhaps Petabyte if you want to be really tomorrow-ish.
 
2013-06-21 04:20:25 PM
Who put the 25 year old in high school?
 
2013-06-21 04:20:45 PM

alaric3: Looks like every other CW show. Wow!


I'm no huge CW fan, but I do want to point out they've done a decent job with Arrow.
 
2013-06-21 04:37:09 PM
Ah, early Nick.  The Tomorrow People and The Third Eye.  Good times.
 
2013-06-21 04:39:07 PM
Wasn't this the show with a mini arc called the Culex experiment with some weird bugs?
 
2013-06-21 04:41:30 PM
Fun Fact: Part 5 of the first story arc of the '90's version was the only time a gun was shown on Nickelodeon.
 
mhd
2013-06-21 05:09:30 PM

Wellon Dowd: That reminds me, I am two-thirds of the way through the first season of Blake's 7. I should finish that before it gets remade.


Meh, we'll probably get UFO before we get Blake's 7.

/Or they'll reboot Tripods, but this time with vampires.
 
2013-06-21 05:10:20 PM
 
2013-06-21 05:13:24 PM

titwrench: FlashHarry: i remember watching those as a kid here in the states - i think they ran on nickelodeon or something. cheesy as hell but kind of fun.

Yes. I tried to tell people that this is a remake (reboot?) And they don't believe me.

/my lawn, remove yourself from it.


According to Wiki this is actually the THIRD time it's been rebooted.
 
2013-06-21 05:27:36 PM
I remember seeing an episode of the tomorrow people, something about mind controlling jackets made from the skins of sentient bubbles
 
2013-06-21 05:40:55 PM

propasaurus: Someone help me out here, please? There was a show (I think a TV movie) about a washed up actor who had once been the star of a series like Tomorrow People but hasn't worked much since then, who gets booked onto a nostalgia cruise for fans of the show. Any ideas?


Can't remember the name, but I know the show you're talking about.  Starred Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan if that helps your google-fu.  Not that it narrows it down much.  Those two're good friends and do a lot of work together.
 
2013-06-21 06:09:40 PM

WyldKarde: propasaurus: Someone help me out here, please? There was a show (I think a TV movie) about a washed up actor who had once been the star of a series like Tomorrow People but hasn't worked much since then, who gets booked onto a nostalgia cruise for fans of the show. Any ideas?

Can't remember the name, but I know the show you're talking about.  Starred Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan if that helps your google-fu.  Not that it narrows it down much.  Those two're good friends and do a lot of work together.


That would be "Cruise of the Gods".
 
2013-06-21 06:38:26 PM

loonatic112358: I remember seeing an episode of the tomorrow people, something about mind controlling jackets made from the skins of sentient bubbles




But we like our bubbleskin jumpsuits, Tim.

/Spydron here
//Chamber open
 
2013-06-21 06:39:59 PM
I vaguely remember a book called The Tomorrow People but I don't remember the show. Was it based on the book?
 
2013-06-21 07:16:31 PM

Wellon Dowd: That reminds me, I am two-thirds of the way through the first season of Blake's 7. I should finish that before it gets remade.


I think Paul Darrow still has the rights, we can but hope they leave it alone.
 
2013-06-21 07:28:50 PM
Somewhere I have a CD (a what?) by Tomorrow People.
Haven't thought about it in years, but now I really want to find it.
 
2013-06-21 07:30:39 PM
I sure liked that tee vee show as a youth. and benny hill

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-06-21 07:33:31 PM

Kerr Avon: Wellon Dowd: That reminds me, I am two-thirds of the way through the first season of Blake's 7. I should finish that before it gets remade.

I think Paul Darrow still has the rights, we can but hope they leave it alone.


There's a remake in the works. Darrow was just an actor. It is Terry Nation, the Dalek creator, who created the show and his estate owns the rights AFAIK.
 
2013-06-21 07:35:32 PM

Flint Ironstag: Kerr Avon: Wellon Dowd: That reminds me, I am two-thirds of the way through the first season of Blake's 7. I should finish that before it gets remade.

I think Paul Darrow still has the rights, we can but hope they leave it alone.

There's a remake in the works. Darrow was just an actor. It is Terry Nation, the Dalek creator, who created the show and his estate owns the rights AFAIK.


Syfy to reboot Blakes Seven.
 
2013-06-21 08:17:25 PM

Morpher59: WyldKarde: propasaurus: Someone help me out here, please? There was a show (I think a TV movie) about a washed up actor who had once been the star of a series like Tomorrow People but hasn't worked much since then, who gets booked onto a nostalgia cruise for fans of the show. Any ideas?

Can't remember the name, but I know the show you're talking about.  Starred Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan if that helps your google-fu.  Not that it narrows it down much.  Those two're good friends and do a lot of work together.

That would be "Cruise of the Gods".


Yes! Cruise of the Gods!
Just came in to say thanks for the info on finding it.
 
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