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Cunning Chieftain






Nice and simply.

Tell us of your home world, Usul.

No. Wait. Not that...erm...ah yes.

Tell us of the TeeVee shows you watched a while back which you rate quite highly. For instance?



It's Neil Gaiman for goodness sake. Cast is superb, production values surprisingly high given it's the BeeBeeCee, who tend toward the Shoe String budget for the sci-fi/fantasy. It's even aged quite well (Pattison Joseph steals every scene though). Oh, and it's got Peter Capaldi in it.

Right, your turn. Recommend something to a right old square eyes.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






I remember liking the BBC TV series based on Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave (the first book in a series of five retelling the Arthurian legend in a quasi-historical form). Merlin of the Crystal Cave, says Wikipedia, but it's a red link. :(
   
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Thunderhawk Pilot Dropping From Orbit




Sheppey, England

Sapphire and Steel. Awesome back in the day and still holds up now. The complete set on DVD is still easy to find.

Agreed on Neverwhere, btw.

Click for a Relictors short story: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/412814.page

And the sequels HERE and HERE

Final part's up HERE

 
   
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Furious Fire Dragon





For next to no money Neverwhere was passable (although the Beast was unintentionally hilarious despite the attempted work around)

Robin of Sherwood was another brave attempt made on no money, like watching someone else go a LARPing




"Well, erm, hmm, its alright. We've got understatement. We have strong prevailing South Westerly winds. 52% of our days are overcast, so as a nation we're infused with a wistful melancholy. But we remain a relentlessly chipper population, prone to mild eccentricity, binge drinking and casual violence"
 
   
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I really love The Middleman and Pushing Daisies. If I remember correctly both got a bit of a kick in the teeth due to the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America strike. On the positive side, they are both rather short with 12 (The Middleman) and 22 (Pushing Daisies) episodes.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Welcoming refugees from Dumbfethistan

Matt Groening's Futurama continues to be the best thing television ever did.

DS9 has aged well, better than the other Trek series.

We were once so close to heaven, St. Peter came out and gave us medals; declaring us "The nicest of the damned". 
   
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USA

 feeder wrote:
Matt Groening's Futurama continues to be the best thing television ever did.

DS9 has aged well, better than the other Trek series.


Both of these.

For shows from my childhood I still love Invader Zim and am so excited there's going to be a movie in the next year or so.

I also like Law and Order (the original).

   
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader




Still love Farscape and Stargate SG-1 (Atlantis less so, but still good).

For right old shows, no comedy yet has managed to beat 'Allo 'Allo and Blackadder (although Futurama is pretty good).
   
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Cunning Chieftain






The Young Ones. Filthy Rich and Catflap, and Bottom have all stood the comedy test of time.

Mind you, it's hard to go wrong with fart gags, slapstick and blatant innuendo

Rest in Peace, Richie.

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Not really a fan of all three of the ones you mentioned. Please insert the caveat "for me" in my previous post as required :-P.

And obviously for any future posts concerning personal tastes.
   
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MN

I still love 1960's Batman, Combat! starring Vic Morrow, The Saint, and Have Gun will Travel.

I love Combat! so much I tried to make it into a wargame....
https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2017/02/combat-starring-vic-morrow-battle.html


Do you like Free Wargames?
http://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/ 
   
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Thermo-Optical Tuareg






Nashville, TN

Malcolm in the Middle. Best family comedy I've ever seen. Bryan Cranstons roots.

The Newsroom. An awesome smart show that is hilarious without being idiotic.

The Wonder Years. Any show that makes you wish you'd been born in another era must be good!

"Holy Sh*&, you've opened my eyes and changed my mind about this topic, thanks Dakka OT!"

-Nobody Ever

Proverbs 18:2

"CHEESE!" is the battlecry of the ill-prepared.

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GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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[DCM]
Potent Grey Knight Librarian





Fort Worth, TX

Too many to list, really.
But, to pick just one, I'll go with the one from my avatar and sig: Twin Peaks.

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"Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
- Twin Peaks
"You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you Sheriff Truman." - Twin Peaks 
   
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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot





Toronto, Ontario

Two of my all-time favorite shows are both of the 90s. Buffy and DS9 I continue to watch to this very day.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






 feeder wrote:
Matt Groening's Futurama continues to be the best thing television ever did.

DS9 has aged well, better than the other Trek series.


The first four seasons of Futurama are excellent - what about the post-resurrection stuff?
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

It's pretty dire. The TV movies were a steady descent into mediocrity.

   
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All of Futurama is pretty solid. I myself still like South Park still to some extent. Went to watching old Simpson's as well. Love quoting that show.

Feed the poor war gamer with money.  
   
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[DCM]
Potent Grey Knight Librarian





Fort Worth, TX

How about we go even older than TV? What about old time radio shows? Love me some Jack Benny, Johnny Dollar, Dragnet, and Gunsmoke.

"Through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds: Fire, walk with me."
- Twin Peaks
"You listen to me. While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I am a naysayer and hatchetman in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I'll gladly take another because I choose to live my life in the company of Gandhi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method... is love. I love you Sheriff Truman." - Twin Peaks 
   
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Chaplain with Hate to Spare





SoCal

Epic of Gilgamesh still resonates.

   
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Stealthy Dark Angels Scout with Shotgun




East Midlands UK

My all time favourite TV shows are Red Dwarf (VII imminent!) , Blakes Seven, I CLAVDIVS, 1970s Open University programmes (especially the pure maths, special relativity and history ones) and The Old Grey Whistle Test.

All time favourite radio shows are The Burkiss Way, Hancock's Half Hour, The Men From The Ministry, I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again and Journey Into Space.

To quote hancock - "That Jet Morgan, he's a bit of a boy isn't he!"
   
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Sneaky Kommando





Dorset, England

Seconded on the 'Robin of Sherwood' front, that stag chap was pretty freaky!
'Farscape' is an incredible piece of telly as well, I really should try and watch them in order some day.

My picks;
I love 'How Not To Live Your Life' and still regularly use the phrase 'Sammybookas' despite detesting the stuff. Admittedly it isn't very old though!

I have to mention 'Hercules: The Legendary Journeys' as well for being utterly billiant in its cheeseyness!
   
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Jinking Ravenwing Land Speeder Pilot






Canada

The X-Files and The Outer Limits are two very memorable shows from my childhood, and still (mostly) hold up well today.

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"We're on an express elevator to hell - goin' down!"

"Depends on the service being refused. It should be fine to refuse to make a porn star a dildo shaped cake that they wanted to use in a wedding themed porn..." 
   
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Cocky Macross Mayor



Shelby Twp. Michigan

Well I like the read here. I have been picking a lot Blueray and reg DVD set of show. You have mention them here but I will add Lost in Space , BSG new and old, Voyage to the bottom of the sea,Kolchak the night stalker and Bionic Man Woman are added older tv show I love.

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Norn Queen






I still love and rewatch (to my fiancees annoyance) M*A*S*H, Hogans Heroes and Red Dwarf.

I like a good old comedy.
   
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Krazed Killa Kan




Monarchy of TBD

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
It's pretty dire. The TV movies were a steady descent into mediocrity.


True- although the post-movie seasons brought it back with some really great episodes. 'Fun on a Bun' is one of my favorites, right up there with the Devil's hands are idle playthings.

Futurama is one of my mainstays- along with Community.

Klawz-Ramming is a subset of citrus fruit?
Gwar- "And everyone wants a bigger Spleen!"
Mercurial wrote:
I admire your aplomb and instate you as Baron of the Seas and Lord Marshall of Privateers.
Orkeosaurus wrote:Star Trek also said we'd have X-Wings by now. We all see how that prediction turned out.
Orkeosaurus, on homophobia, the nature of homosexuality, and the greatness of George Takei.
English doesn't borrow from other languages. It follows them down dark alleyways and mugs them for loose grammar.

 
   
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





London

Proper Dr Who, Blake's 7, the Prisoner, Original Trek, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I Claudius, the Professionals, the Avengers, Captain Scarlett. Of more recent times, Breaking Bad and BSG.
   
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Horrific Horror



Soviet UK

Space above and beyond, loved that show.

For mother Soviet scotland oh and I like orcs  
   
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Shelby Twp. Michigan

Marxist artist wrote:
Space above and beyond, loved that show.
I have that one to. I like it when it came back then . Hey you are all adding more show that I love , oh heck I forgot Space 1999 I just finish watching about 6 month ago. Keep it coming guys and gals
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

Columbo. The first series, not the '80's remake, which was good but not even close to the first.
Peter Falk wrote:Being chased by Columbo is like being nibbled to death by a duck.

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Bounding Assault Marine




Texas

From the 90's Babylon 5 and DS9. The 80's, it would be Robotech and ST:TNG (late 80's early 90's). The 70's would be the Doctor Who (though I didn't start watching until reruns started airing on PBS in the early 80's). Prior to that, old westerns like Have Gun, Will Travel, Bonanza, The Rifleman, and Wild Wild West.

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