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2017-11-06 04:58:27 PM  
You're also forgetting Brisco County Jr.  I never missed an episode of that or Space: Above and Beyond.
 
2017-11-06 05:13:41 PM  
I have Profit on dvd. Great show.   :-)
 
2017-11-06 05:20:20 PM  

casey17: I have Profit on dvd. Great show.   :-)


Profit really set up so many shows.  The first time he crawls in to the box!  Damn!
 
2017-11-06 05:32:17 PM  
I remember liking Profit but could not tell you what it was about unless I google it.

We're overdue for an Alien Nation reboot. I found the whole series and tv movies in youtube recently and worked my way through it. It hasn't entirely aged well but the show's themes are more relevant than ever.

Was New York Undercover Fox? It was one of my favorite shows back in the day. They ruined it by making it whiter to attract a wider audience. They turned off Latinos and Black people who were watching and the new white viewers never showed up. *shakes angry fist*
 
2017-11-06 06:10:14 PM  
Family guy has been cancelled
Youtube 0oMTmtN7lHI
 
2017-11-06 06:13:41 PM  
Being back Herman's Head!
 
2017-11-06 06:16:37 PM  
Alien Nation was my favourite 90's Fox show.
 
2017-11-06 06:24:22 PM  

kbronsito: We're overdue for an Alien Nation reboot. I found the whole series and tv movies in youtube recently and worked my way through it. It hasn't entirely aged well but the show's themes are more relevant than ever.


Exactly. District 9 a few years ago touched on it the same way, but I feel the environment is even more ripe now.
 
2017-11-06 06:31:55 PM  

naughtyrev: kbronsito: We're overdue for an Alien Nation reboot. I found the whole series and tv movies in youtube recently and worked my way through it. It hasn't entirely aged well but the show's themes are more relevant than ever.

Exactly. District 9 a few years ago touched on it the same way, but I feel the environment is even more ripe now.


I was just talking about this with a friend recently who had never seen AN but had seen D9.
The big difference was that in D9 the aliens were subjected to an apartheid system to keep with the South Africa theme. AN was about the traditional American immigration pattern from poor ethnic enclave to the suburbs.

PS. We should build a salt water moat around little tencton and make the newcomers pay for it #maga.
 
2017-11-06 06:38:29 PM  

netizencain: casey17: I have Profit on dvd. Great show.   :-)

Profit really set up so many shows.  The first time he crawls in to the box!  Damn!


If Profit hadn't been canceled David Greenwalt might never have moved on to Buffy and Angel. Who know how things might have been different.
 
2017-11-06 07:05:33 PM  
What about a hospital detective... in space!

And we'll reboot it before it even airs.
 
2017-11-06 07:35:40 PM  
I know what you're getting at subby but I'll have you know I like NCIS Walla Walla.
 
2017-11-06 07:36:00 PM  
Space: Above and Beyond.
Millennium
Strange Luck
Brimstone
Herman's Head.
Roar
Key West
VR 5
The Ben Stiller Show (just for the COPS parodies)

And a sh*tload of cartoons.

Maybe Disney should buy the entertainment arm of Fox.
 
2017-11-06 08:01:25 PM  

real_headhoncho: Millennium


Forgot that this was Fox too. I really liked the show and hated the "ending" they did in X-files. They should have done it right and done a two-parter of some sort to give it a proper sendoff instead of a crap episode. I haven't seen the show since it aired, so don't remember if the Millennium conspiracy had already reached the point where it was complete nonsense... i think xfiles conspiracy while mysterious held up for about four seasons and Millennium got cancelled in three. They may had been able to put together a good ending if the conspiracy still made sense.

Another Fox show that got cancelled after one season that i liked was Kindred: The Embraced. Super cheesy vampire show that had some potential. Overall it was an uneven show but could had been made better as it progressed because it had some good elements. If I remember correctly, there was a cop character and some of the episodes were dumb procedural police style. But when they did stuff exploring the world of the vamps, it was kinda cool. In a way it was like the 80s beauty and beast... all the procedural shiat with linda hamilton as a prosecutor was lame. But when it was a fantasy show about exploring the secret world below NYC, the show could shine. Anyways... now way to save this show at the time... the guy that played the main character (forget his name) died on a car crash or something and he was the one really good thing that held it all together. So the show got cancelled.
 
2017-11-06 08:14:17 PM  

kbronsito: real_headhoncho: Millennium

Forgot that this was Fox too. I really liked the show and hated the "ending" they did in X-files. They should have done it right and done a two-parter of some sort to give it a proper sendoff instead of a crap episode. I haven't seen the show since it aired, so don't remember if the Millennium conspiracy had already reached the point where it was complete nonsense... i think xfiles conspiracy while mysterious held up for about four seasons and Millennium got cancelled in three. They may had been able to put together a good ending if the conspiracy still made sense.

Another Fox show that got cancelled after one season that i liked was Kindred: The Embraced. Super cheesy vampire show that had some potential. Overall it was an uneven show but could had been made better as it progressed because it had some good elements. If I remember correctly, there was a cop character and some of the episodes were dumb procedural police style. But when they did stuff exploring the world of the vamps, it was kinda cool. In a way it was like the 80s beauty and beast... all the procedural shiat with linda hamilton as a prosecutor was lame. But when it was a fantasy show about exploring the secret world below NYC, the show could shine. Anyways... now way to save this show at the time... the guy that played the main character (forget his name) died on a car crash or something and he was the one really good thing that held it all together. So the show got cancelled.


The first season was scary.  Scary as this shiat could happen to you and your loved ones.  The second season was crap.  The third season had it's head up its ass.  That is what happens when you change the guy running things.
 
2017-11-06 08:29:13 PM  

real_headhoncho: kbronsito: real_headhoncho: Millennium

Forgot that this was Fox too. I really liked the show and hated the "ending" they did in X-files. They should have done it right and done a two-parter of some sort to give it a proper sendoff instead of a crap episode. I haven't seen the show since it aired, so don't remember if the Millennium conspiracy had already reached the point where it was complete nonsense... i think xfiles conspiracy while mysterious held up for about four seasons and Millennium got cancelled in three. They may had been able to put together a good ending if the conspiracy still made sense.

Another Fox show that got cancelled after one season that i liked was Kindred: The Embraced. Super cheesy vampire show that had some potential. Overall it was an uneven show but could had been made better as it progressed because it had some good elements. If I remember correctly, there was a cop character and some of the episodes were dumb procedural police style. But when they did stuff exploring the world of the vamps, it was kinda cool. In a way it was like the 80s beauty and beast... all the procedural shiat with linda hamilton as a prosecutor was lame. But when it was a fantasy show about exploring the secret world below NYC, the show could shine. Anyways... now way to save this show at the time... the guy that played the main character (forget his name) died on a car crash or something and he was the one really good thing that held it all together. So the show got cancelled.

The first season was scary.  Scary as this shiat could happen to you and your loved ones.  The second season was crap.  The third season had it's head up its ass.  That is what happens when you change the guy running things.


I remember missing a ton of episodes because they kept moving the show around too.
I don't exactly remember the downturn in quality but it does ring a bell. I bet some executives decided it needed to be less scary to attract a wider audience and that frank black should be Rastafied by 10 percent.
 
2017-11-06 08:32:18 PM  

kbronsito: real_headhoncho: kbronsito: real_headhoncho: Millennium

Forgot that this was Fox too. I really liked the show and hated the "ending" they did in X-files. They should have done it right and done a two-parter of some sort to give it a proper sendoff instead of a crap episode. I haven't seen the show since it aired, so don't remember if the Millennium conspiracy had already reached the point where it was complete nonsense... i think xfiles conspiracy while mysterious held up for about four seasons and Millennium got cancelled in three. They may had been able to put together a good ending if the conspiracy still made sense.

Another Fox show that got cancelled after one season that i liked was Kindred: The Embraced. Super cheesy vampire show that had some potential. Overall it was an uneven show but could had been made better as it progressed because it had some good elements. If I remember correctly, there was a cop character and some of the episodes were dumb procedural police style. But when they did stuff exploring the world of the vamps, it was kinda cool. In a way it was like the 80s beauty and beast... all the procedural shiat with linda hamilton as a prosecutor was lame. But when it was a fantasy show about exploring the secret world below NYC, the show could shine. Anyways... now way to save this show at the time... the guy that played the main character (forget his name) died on a car crash or something and he was the one really good thing that held it all together. So the show got cancelled.

The first season was scary.  Scary as this shiat could happen to you and your loved ones.  The second season was crap.  The third season had it's head up its ass.  That is what happens when you change the guy running things.

I remember missing a ton of episodes because they kept moving the show around too.
I don't exactly remember the downturn in quality but it does ring a bell. I bet some executives decided it needed to be less scary to attract a wider audience and th ...


I could see the story arc of him getting involved in the the cult, and the cult wanting his daughter... but they shiat it out after they killed his wife off.
 
2017-11-06 08:44:23 PM  
Nope. I was working 70+ hours a week in the '80s and '90s, there's a big gap in my tv knowledge. Except for some things in reruns.
 
2017-11-06 09:02:30 PM  
Hell, I remember watching a syndicated War of the Worlds show they on Fox back about 1990.  I still remember a scene with a nurse getting her leg ripped off by an alien hiding under a hospital bed.  I'm surpised that scene made it on tv.
 
2017-11-06 09:03:17 PM  

lindalouwho: Nope. I was working 70+ hours a week in the '80s and '90s, there's a big gap in my tv knowledge. Except for some things in reruns.


That was my life in the 2000's. Thankfully a friend told me about Firefly.

/glad I missed Enterprise though
 
2017-11-06 09:23:53 PM  

UberDave: You're also forgetting Brisco County Jr.  I never missed an episode of that or Space: Above and Beyond.


Strange Luck was cool, and I liked Space: Above and Beyond. Brisco was awesome. Glad it finally came out on DVD.

Also:
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2017-11-06 09:32:09 PM  
Uh, I tried to watch Space Above and Beyond recently, because I vaguely remembered it from my childhood. It was not a good show.  It was worse than Sliders, ok?  It was worse than Lexx. It was worse than Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda alright?  That show was not good. I watched those other shows all the way through. It wasn't pretty, but I shuffled through them, but I couldn't make it through Space Above and Beyond. Nope nope nope.
 
2017-11-06 09:39:14 PM  
I'm glad the glow puck in hockey games is no longer a thing.
 
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2017-11-06 09:49:22 PM  
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2017-11-06 09:50:36 PM  
Bricked County Jr. was sweet
 
2017-11-06 09:51:00 PM  
Oh ffs
 
2017-11-06 09:53:51 PM  
I miss Greg the Bunny.
 
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2017-11-06 09:56:55 PM  
Was BEYOND BELIEF: FACT OR FICTION on Fox?

A young, impressionable, naïve, 14-year-old me enjoyed BEYOND BELIEF: FACT OR FICTION
 
2017-11-06 10:05:16 PM  

AvoidThoseTentacles: Uh, I tried to watch Space Above and Beyond recently, because I vaguely remembered it from my childhood. It was not a good show.  It was worse than Sliders, ok?  It was worse than Lexx. It was worse than Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda alright?  That show was not good. I watched those other shows all the way through. It wasn't pretty, but I shuffled through them, but I couldn't make it through Space Above and Beyond. Nope nope nope.


Woah woah woah. Lets not say things we can't take back.
 
2017-11-06 10:07:29 PM  
The Street with Jennifer Connelly and Brigette Wilson in their primes.
 
2017-11-06 10:13:30 PM  

AvoidThoseTentacles: Uh, I tried to watch Space Above and Beyond recently, because I vaguely remembered it from my childhood. It was not a good show.  It was worse than Sliders, ok?  It was worse than Lexx. It was worse than Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda alright? That show was not good. I watched those other shows all the way through. It wasn't pretty, but I shuffled through them, but I couldn't make it through Space Above and Beyond. Nope nope nope.


Hey, hey, hey Beka and Rommy's lesbian escapades fan fic moves Andromeda up any sci-fi ranking by like 20 places.

/God the last couple seasons of that show sucked.
//Also, the first couple seasons
///Lexa Doig is still hot.
 
2017-11-06 10:19:55 PM  
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2017-11-06 10:22:09 PM  
Going waaaaaay back, Werwolf.

John Doe,
 
2017-11-06 10:22:47 PM  
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Sliders was awesome. I had a massive crush on Wade, thought Cryin' Man was a great outsider character, and I never tire of John Rhys-Davies as the Professor. Oh, yeah, and Quinn was pretty cool, too.

Don't even mention that Syfy mess to me, though. Kari Wuhrer is the kiss of death for anything.
 
2017-11-06 10:28:06 PM  

baka-san: Going waaaaaay back, Werwolf.

John Doe,


MST3K: Werewolf - Why We Love It
Youtube 5yNJ11cW3I8
 
2017-11-06 10:51:40 PM  
Drexel's Class
Unhappily Ever After

/Mmmmmm, Niki Cox.
 
2017-11-06 10:58:19 PM  

AvoidThoseTentacles: Uh, I tried to watch Space Above and Beyond recently, because I vaguely remembered it from my childhood. It was not a good show.  It was worse than Sliders, ok?  It was worse than Lexx. It was worse than Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda alright?  That show was not good. I watched those other shows all the way through. It wasn't pretty, but I shuffled through them, but I couldn't make it through Space Above and Beyond. Nope nope nope.


I watched one episode. For some reason they were using fighter pilots as expendable ground troops. That absurd misallocation of resources prevented me from watching any more of it. Though I keep thinking about giving it another try because everyone seems to rave about it.
 
2017-11-06 10:59:55 PM  
Chiggy von Richtofen
/Abandon all hope.
 
2017-11-06 11:00:00 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: Drexel's Class
Unhappily Ever After

/Mmmmmm, Niki Cox.


Yeah, she was gorgeous before that war crime of plastic surgery.
 
2017-11-07 12:11:12 AM  

OkieDookie: Hell, I remember watching a syndicated War of the Worlds show they on Fox back about 1990.  I still remember a scene with a nurse getting her leg ripped off by an alien hiding under a hospital bed.  I'm surpised that scene made it on tv.


That's actually on DVD now.  Both seasons.  Back when syndicated programming could be gory as farking hell...also the heyday of Friday the 13th: The Series and the bizarre low-budget creepiness of Freddy's Nightmares.  Ah, the heydays of having to adjust the antenna to get the really weird shiat on the UHF band.

Strange Luck is one of those shows I'm amazed didn't make it to DVD at some point.  VR5 at least had the excuse of trying to make virtual reality weird and terrifying (along with Harsh Realm, another Chris Carter show that lasted maybe half a season).  But Strange Luck was one of those tragic misfires where it should have been a big hit but never got the chance.  It was kinda goofy in a Nightmare Cafe sort of way.
 
2017-11-07 12:56:51 AM  
Guntram Shatterhand:
...VR5 at least had the excuse of trying to make virtual reality weird and terrifying (along with Harsh Realm, another Chris Carter show that lasted maybe half a season).

Yup. Both were brave and forward-looking. Not very "commercial," so I blame the network muckety-mucks who supposedly care about the creative work.
 
2017-11-07 06:28:54 AM  

grimlock1972: Chiggy von Richtofen
/Abandon all hope.


Ray Butts
/easy as eating pancakes
 
2017-11-07 07:21:27 AM  
Anyone remember  "Monsters"
As a kid I liked that one...
Monsters TV Show Intro 80's
Youtube 6Zx0C18M19o
 
2017-11-07 09:07:39 AM  
I recall liking an episode of Space, Bath and Beyond, and was bummed when it was cancelled.  I used to drink really, really heavy during that time of my life, so it's up for debate if I actually liked it or if I was just drunk when I watched it.
 
2017-11-07 09:56:14 AM  

OkieDookie: Hell, I remember watching a syndicated War of the Worlds show they on Fox back about 1990.  I still remember a scene with a nurse getting her leg ripped off by an alien hiding under a hospital bed.  I'm surpised that scene made it on tv.


That was in the late 80s.  It and Friday the 13th were the first 2 independently produced shows, which meant it was on a different channel different day and different time in every market.  For me they were back to back on Sunday mornings.

Season 1 was great. Season 2 changed everything around and was iffy at best.  By season 3 it seemed like they were begging to be cancelled.

Brisco County was awesome.  It and Firefly are Fox's worst cancellations.  Alien Nation was great but pretty much ran it's course.
 
2017-11-07 10:36:02 AM  

WilderKWight: baka-san: Going waaaaaay back, Werwolf.

John Doe,

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5yNJ11cW​3I8?start=116]


Whaarwolf?
 
2017-11-07 10:41:26 AM  

rummonkey: WilderKWight: baka-san: Going waaaaaay back, Werwolf.

John Doe,

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/5yNJ11cW​3I8?start=116]

Whaarwolf?


There. There wolf.
 
2017-11-07 11:32:22 AM  
Who wants to Marry as Millionaire.
That lie detector show where that woman had to admit cheating on her husband.

Priceless.
 
2017-11-07 12:31:44 PM  

OkieDookie: Hell, I remember watching a syndicated War of the Worlds show they on Fox back about 1990.  I still remember a scene with a nurse getting her leg ripped off by an alien hiding under a hospital bed.  I'm surpised that scene made it on tv.


I was a big fan of the George Pal movie, and was so excited about the series.  It started out with so much possibility, and was so quickly torpedoed by the writers' lack of imagination.

Might not be fair to blame the writers, though.  A helluva lot of good writing dies on the vine in the long chain between keyboard and TV screen, as everyone along the way dips their oar in.
 
2017-11-07 12:34:37 PM  

baka-san: Going waaaaaay back, Werwolf.

John Doe,


GODDAMMITSOMUCH, WHY WAS JOHN DOE NEVER RELEASED ON DVD??!?
 
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