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Silver Crusade

I will start.

I miss the classy murder mystery shows from the 80s and early 90s:

Matlock
Murder, She Wrote
Diagnosis: Murder
The Father Dowling Mysteries

(I'm sure I'm forgetting some.)

They just don't make them like that anymore. What shows do you wish were still around?

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Celestial Healer wrote:

I will start.

I miss the classy murder mystery shows from the 80s and early 90s:

Matlock
Murder, She Wrote
Diagnosis: Murder
The Father Dowling Mysteries

(I'm sure I'm forgetting some.)

They just don't make them like that anymore. What shows do you wish were still around?

Baywatch Nights. Joking.

Kolchak (The old show not the rehash)
Reaper (Brilliant show)
Pushing Daisies (Phenomenal show that was cut down waaaaay too early)
Mamas Family (I'm serious. Bitter old women are hilarious. Ask my mom.)

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Buffy. Always Buffy (the Vampire Slayer).

Angel

Firefly

Brimstone

Stargate: Atlantis

Farscape

Deadwood

Carnivale

Millennium

The Original Doctor Who (Sylvester McCoy)

and many others....

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Search, with Burgess Meredith as Probe Control.

Ellery Queen, with Jim Hutton and David Wayne.

A&E's Nero Wolfe Mystery series, featuring Jim's son Timothy Hutton as Archie Goodwin.

Firefly.

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Chris Mortika wrote:

Search, with Burgess Meredith as Probe Control.

I remember this show, but I could never remember the name of it. I loved it as a kid. I doubt if it has aged well though.

Anyone remember a show called "Cliffhangers"? There were three stories in each episode and each one always ended on a cliffhanger (surprise surprise). Loved that show too.


Dead like Me.

Something I think was called Dark Angel.

Any (good)cartoon not made in the last 3-5 years.


Dark Angel - Jessica Alba ;)
Firefly
Babylon 5
Fantasy Island
Kung Fu
Mission Impossible

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Firefly
Carnivale
Jericho
Drive
Invasion
Heroes Season 1

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Darkwolf wrote:

Firefly

Carnivale
Jericho
Drive
Invasion
Heroes Season 1

Yes on Jericho and Drive as well. And Babylon 5 and Crusade. Plus, The Inside!


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The WIRE.

Frank's Place.

Roc.

Firefly.

Angel.

Pushing Daisies.

Reaper.

Lucky Louie.


Magnum
Mission Impossible
Odyssey 5
The Invaders
The Martian Chronicles
The Persuaders
The Prisoner
The Twilight Zone


Heroes in general.

Stan Lee's Who wants to be a Superhero.

The Twilight Zone(the original).


Project UFO
The Tomorrow People
Survivors

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The Tomorrow People

Ha! Love that show. I picked up the DVDs last year and had a blast watching them. :)

I wish I could remember some of the other Brit sci-fi shows I used to watch in the mid/late 80s.


Buffy

Angel

Firefly


Blake's 7
Marine Boy
Wacky Races
Space 1999
Project Bluebook


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Firefly
Space Above and Beyond
Veronica Mars
Jericho
Men Behaving Badly
Pirates of Dark Water

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WKRP in Cincinnati (so good, so few episodes)

Buffy (I still have pangs of regret that this show was canceled)

Veronica Mars (This show was excellent, and just started to get a following when it got canned)

Invasion (So, what really happens? Can't stand these series that end prior to wrap up)

American Gothic (See Invasion above)

Tales from the Crypt (Great stories, good casting. I still watch these on DVDs, but would love some new episodes...)

The Flash (Well produced, good ratings. Just too darn expensive to make an episode)

Scarab Sages

Firefly
Babylon 5
Angel
A-Team
Mash

Silver Crusade

Rome


X-Files (Nine years just wasn't enough...)
Millennium
Moonlighting
Life
DS9
Earth 2
SeaQuest (Yeah, yeah I know. But it was fun sometimes!)
Twin Peaks (How's Annie?)

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Xena: Warrior Princess; Justice League, Justice League Unlimited; Babylon 5; Girls Next Door

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Welcome, Spacelard. Nice to meet you. These boards are famous for Lilith's chocolate-chip cookies.

Spacelard wrote:

Blake's 7

Wacky Races
Space 1999

Oh, my, yes. Blake's 7 is still my Gold Standard for ridiculous cliffhangers.

Wacky Races was fun, but, really, do you ever need to see another episode? It's not like you're going to see any novel plot twists.

Which season of Space:1999? The first, sepuchrally cerebral season, or the second, with Mara as the magic alien?

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joela wrote:
Xena: Warrior Princess; Justice League, Justice League Unlimited; Babylon 5; Girls Next Door

Yeah, Justice League!

X-men
Spider Man
Dragon Flyz!!!

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A lot of the stuff I liked was already covered (Firefly, Angel, Dark Angel, Babylon 5, etc. I was kinda 'over' Buffy after the last few seasons. It was a relief that it ended, really.).

Since cartoons have been mentioned, I miss the Legion of Super-Heroes cartoon.

Other shows, that nobody in their right mind should miss (but I do!);
Kindred the Embraced
Wolf Lake
Andromeda
Earth: Final Conflict
TekWar

And my favorite of the Star Treks, Deep Space Nine.


Wolf's Rain was awesome...
Ending was good, but it sucked at the same time.

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The Young Ones
The West Wing
Mr. Show


Hear, hear to all those previous mentionings of Firefly!
In addition,

Cartoons
Transformers: Beast Wars
Mighty Max
Voltron
ThunderCats
Cowboy Bebop

I think Beast Wars is possibly my favorite cartoon in all of Ever.

Non-animated
Journeyman
Third Rock from the Sun
Saved by the Bell
Goosebumps
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
Farscape

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John Hathaway wrote:

Hear, hear to all those previous mentionings of Firefly!

In addition,

Cartoons
Transformers: Beast Wars
Voltron
ThunderCats

I think Beast Wars is possibly my favorite cartoon in all of Ever.

Non-animated
Goosebumps
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is animated(right?).

I couldn't agree with you more.


Firefly, Veronica Mars, Buffy, Farscape, Brimstone, Profit, Life (can't believe they cancelled it!!)


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Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego is animated(right?).

I couldn't agree with you more.

Ahhh... there was a cartoon version of WitWiCS, but I was refering to the older, gameshowish version. The cartoon was pretty great too though.

Pretty sure Jennifer Hale did the voice for the older sister if memory serves...


Firefly!

Justic League
Batman: The animated series (don't give me that "Brave and the Bold" crap)

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I miss Quantum Leap. Also, for the record, I enjoy Batman: Brave & The Bold! :)


Oh wow, I guess I have something in common with some people on this board.

Millenium: Why couldn't they just finish it off properly!?! Argggh. And the last season was so awesome as well, with the plague and that episode where the devils were corrupting humanity... it was a classic!

Carnivale: I'm starting to like HBO and this series could have gone on for at least another season. One of the best... if you like weird things which I do.

Deadwood: Again, great series if you like gritty things that aren't sugar coated. Unfortunately the set burnt down. Had huge potential for future seasons.

Although these series are not dead yet, I really hope Supernatural keeps going... it's so good.


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Millenium: Why couldn't they just finish it off properly!?! Argggh. And the last season was so awesome as well, with the plague and that episode where the devils were corrupting humanity... it was a classic!

I agree wholeheartedly! I drifted away from the X-Files after a few seasons, but I really liked Millenium. It was a shame it didn't have a chance to end right.

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Carnivale is the recent show I miss the most.

In Search Of... is probably the one I miss more than that.


Married With Children
Night Court
Ned and Stacy
Star Trek (Next Generation, Voyager)
Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel

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Jason S wrote:


Millenium: Why couldn't they just finish it off properly!?! Argggh. And the last season was so awesome as well, with the plague and that episode where the devils were corrupting humanity... it was a classic!

Carnivale: I'm starting to like HBO and this series could have gone on for at least another season. One of the best... if you like weird things which I do.

Deadwood: Again, great series if you like gritty things that aren't sugar coated. Unfortunately the set burnt down. Had huge potential for future seasons.

Although these series are not dead yet, I really hope Supernatural keeps going... it's so good.

Supernatural is my fave show on right now. It's the Hardy Boys meet X-Files. Love it.

As for Millennium, the season you are describing was actually Season 2. Season 3 was a huge departure for the show. The critics and religious fundamentalists really had a problem with how dark the show was (probably the darkest show to ever air on network TV), and all the demonic elements. So in Season 3, Frank's wife was gone, they moved him to a new city and gave him a partner. The show became more 'realistic' and crime oriented, and Frank's semi-supernatural profiling abilities were played down. Season 2 is my favorite season, whereas Season 3 was a disappointment (and probably why the show ultimately tanked).

Chris Carter has been talking about giving Millennium the cinematic treatment and taking it to the big screen like he did with The X-Files. He is also talking about doing a third X-Files movie with a triumphant return to the alien/supernatural elements that made that show what it was. Keeping fingers crossed on both prospects.

Silver Crusade

Mystery Science Theater 3000

The greatest television series of all time.

The absense of Elvira and Joe Bob Briggs' Monstervision leaves a hole in my heart as well.

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The Gong Show
Soap
Seinfeld
Pee Wee's Playhouse
American Gothic
Star Trek the original
The Night Stalker
Thundarr

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Mikaze wrote:
Mystery Science Theater 3000

Oh, now I feel bad for forgetting Joel and Crowe T. Robot and Tom Servo!

And, in that humorous vein, I also miss Black Adder!


The REAL Ghostbusters
Babylon 5
Justice League
Firefly
Star Trek (TNG, Voyager)


Animaniacs -- "Wheel of morality, turn turn turn, tell us the lesson that we should learn." Gotta love that --

Alias -- at least the first couple of seasons

The 4400 -- I'm still mad about them cancelling that

Will and Grace (before it became Karen and Jack instead)

I Love Lucy -- watch any Disney Channel sitcom sometime (with two tween daughters I have no choice) and you'll find that every one of them seems to be riffing off of this show. They need to be exposed to the original, darn it!

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Lots of good ones mentioned.

I'll second Soap. That was hillarious.

Other lost beauties mentioned, Brimstone, Remminton Steele, Magnum

Let me add. Primeval, Scrapheap Challenge (I try to ignore the American version) Coupling, Sarah Jane Chronicles (yes it's still in production, but I don't get to see it, whah!).

Also I'll go out on a limb and not only add DS9, but Enterprise. It took 3 seasons for them to get it right, and the finale sucked, but it was wonderful to see them start to tie in TOS to Enterprise. (Season 4 promised the cloud miners and M'ress's people. And maybe even Tzinti. If you've seen the cat people on Dr Who, Mress wasn't outside the realm of possibility).

I'll include Andromeda, before it became the Dillon Hunt show.

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Dragonborn3 wrote:

Spider Man

If you haven't seen it, check out the new animated show "The Spectacular Spider-man" on Disney XD. The writing is solid, the animation decent, and they treat the characters with respect. I think it's the best Spider-man animated series to date.


Firefly
The better parts of X-Files (before enemies became indestructible and Mulder went away)
Babylon 5 (the original, or any successor that would have been nearly as good. Crusade wasn't that good, and I wasn't really sad when they never picked up Legend of the Rangers)
Spin/Chaos City with Michael J Fox (I forget which name was the original)


Red Dwarf


This is my group of oddball series. Some are ones that I thought only I liked. >_> But maybe some folks here like them too.

X-Files
Firefly
Invasion America (Animated series)
Gargoyles (Animated series)
Batman the Animated series (The original one on WB)
Key West
Nowhere man
Macgyver
Drive
Wings
Ned and Stacy

Shadow Lodge

Larry Lichman wrote:
Dragonborn3 wrote:

Spider Man

If you haven't seen it, check out the new animated show "The Spectacular Spider-man" on Disney XD. The writing is solid, the animation decent, and they treat the characters with respect. I think it's the best Spider-man animated series to date.

I have seen it and I agree. IMO it's better than "Spider-man and his Amazing Friends".

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