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« on: September 20, 2007, 06:55:40 PM »

Just thought everyone might like these....

Remember "Voyagers": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2rz7bMeDTA&NR=1

How about "Cover Up"? ...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXgIIp29RJ8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2hL9qHlAX0

Streethawk, the techno motorcycle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Su6fonvbh-s&mode=related&search=

Knight Rider, the techno car: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo8Qls0HnWo

Blue Thunder, the combat chopper, check out Dana Carvey before SNL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmBIk5RA0EQ

Airwolf, aerial combat chopper: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr_CJL1YQRc

Automan, the ... well .. techno (may have been Pat's favorite show as it reminds him of Tron  Grin) :  http://youtube.com/watch?v=OQb1ZD9W8_c

Others more realistic....

Equalizer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB1NiNKwueE

Matt Houston: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWjWSHIw_g&mode=related&search=

Hunter, "It works for me." : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duAQ8Ysw-JI&mode=related&search=
and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyy701skFsE&mode=related&search=

The Highwayman, and the only show filmed in Arizona and yes it had that Energizer guy in it (Jacko) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLLyS88_DB8&mode=related&search=

The A-Team ... Talk about a home campaign waiting to happen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVcjP8gaMCc
and The A-Team: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlE1XVsfb1E

Stingray, a basis for my LSpy character Darkwolf and countless other characters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1VcVuplaWg

La Femme Nikita, the TV show based on the film as produced by Joel Surnow who now does the TV show 24 : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6aUrNi712k&mode=related&search=

Soldier of Fortune Inc : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwFm1SY7L7Y
Special Ops Force (as above but 2nd season after some unfortunate cast changes but Peter Graves doing the voiceover worked):  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03e7hA8k0pM&NR=1

M:I in the 60s, 1st Season: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72b0P1RHz0s&mode=related&search=
M:I in the 60s, Season 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k55NuWQCh78&mode=related&search=
M:I in '88: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca2Ix3be3V8&mode=related&search=

I'll add more as I find them.....




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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007, 07:34:22 PM »

I remember watching all those as a kid except Cover Up. Love how that one uses glamor shots from the actors' portfolios in the show's into. So, so cheesy...

EDIT: Oh, you added more. Automan rocked (but then, I'm about the biggest Tron fan you'll meet - unless you know this guy).

And I still catch Equalizer on cable every so often. Edward Woodward is amazing, and who can get enough of that spectacular intro.

Of course, there's also...

Max Headroom

Greatest American Hero

Moonlighting

Hill Street Blues

Charlie's Angels

And my favorite show of all time, Remington Steele. And here's the intro after the shake-up (and with the signature Harry Mancini music).

Oh, how I love 80s TV...

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007, 07:36:36 PM »

I couldn't find Masquerade with Greg Evigan ... they always had guest stars that were ordinary people working for their country.
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007, 08:00:23 PM »

Also, wow, I'd forgotten that Jane Badler was in MI:88. She was also in V: The Series (the music in that intro makes it sound like Dynasty: The Invasion).
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007, 08:19:29 PM »

The 80s would not be complete without this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQe3fQcS6U
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007, 08:24:58 PM »

The 80s would not be complete without this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fz8STGeV6jc&mode=related&search=


All too true, and still somewhat in the Spycraft vein. A lot of iconic 80s stuff isn't (take for instance most of the Aaron Spelling fare), but Mann's TV opus certainly falls within our sphere of play.
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2007, 08:35:39 PM »

Ah, Blue Thunder.  Talk about missing the moral of the story and going straight for the easy money.

I also was fond of Automan when I was a wee lad.  At the time it was related to my fascination with all things Tron*.  Nowadays, I think it's my fascination with breaking all the laws of thermodynamics. Wink

My mom and grandpa raised me watching Remington Steele, but I didn't discover Moonlighting until I started catching reruns after college.  Yet another fan flag that makes me the freak among the local freaks.  Undecided

*I also love Tron for different reasons now: I'm a sucker for religious imagery.  I have... ideas, for Tron, but no money and no skill.  I feel I could make a mind blowing remake, if only I can find someone who a) can help extract said ideas from my brain and use them, and b) doesn't mind throwing money away making it, because I'm not sure it will be appreciated.

I will be huge in Japan, however.
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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2007, 08:40:10 PM »

Ah, Blue Thunder.  Talk about missing the moral of the story and going straight for the easy money.

Yup. The movie and series were so radically different in theme and tone they might as well not have been the same property. Still, I can't fault them for cashing in. It's done because it works.

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I also was fond of Automan when I was a wee lad.  At the time it was related to my fascination with all things Tron*.  Nowadays, I think it's my fascination with breaking all the laws of thermodynamics. Wink

LOL! Cute.

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My mom and grandpa raised me watching Remington Steele, but I didn't discover Moonlighting until I started catching reruns after college.  Yet another fan flag that makes me the freak among the local freaks.  Undecided

Really? But it was Willis at his prime!

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There's always talk of a remake. I saw a story about a studio looking at the idea again just a month or two ago. Will it happen? Probably, eventually. Sadly, though, I think it will probably miss the point. The odds tell us that it'll just wind up another hollow summer blockbuster, but we can dream...
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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 08:55:46 PM »

Heh, now for my generation....

Kolchak: The Night Stalker
The Outer Limits
The Twilight Zone
Boris Karloff's Thriller (one of my favorites. I used to stay up way past my bed time to sneak into the TV room and watch it. Smiley It was in syndication at the time.)

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« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2007, 09:52:56 PM »

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My mom and grandpa raised me watching Remington Steele, but I didn't discover Moonlighting until I started catching reruns after college.  Yet another fan flag that makes me the freak among the local freaks.  Undecided

Really? But it was Willis at his prime!
Yeah, but he wasn't on a space ship, or fighting a dragon, or generally blowing crap up.

My social circle is made up of Capital 'G' Geeks.  I have come to realize... I am not one of those.  Yeah, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, I am drawn to all of these genre's, but I'll take in anything that shows quality workmanship.  My fellow gamers seem to choose these to the exclusion of all other genres, which seems short-sighted to me.   Moonlighting was a detective drama that really liked to crack jokes, but it's still set (sort of) in reality.  I suspect I'm also the only person at the local table whose ever said, "Cool, Gunsmoke is on."  I comfortable enough to state as fact that I'm the only one there reading Questionable Content.

I've found I'm the only espionage fan among my friends.  And I'm not just taking James Bond, I mean espionage.  Bourne (movies sorry, Pat), Spy Game, the original M:I (not an action show), hell, I've even gone out of my way to catch old The Saint reruns when I had a TV.  I talked my friends into going to see Traffic in the theaters.  And got an earful for it.  When I tried to sell them on Memento, the response was, "That would never work."  The one  I did manage to drag to the theater ate his words.  I've long eschewed superhero comics for Sandman, and later Bone, Strangers in Paradise, Sin City, Jason Lutes, and just about everything else that is on the opposite end of Planet Marvel/DC.  I've gotten funny looks from friends when I tell them I don't read 'genre'* fiction, but no one took me up on my offer after I was raving about The Big Sleep when I picked up a copy at a church bizarre.

I cannot understand how anyone in this world can go through life and not find some attachment to music.  Any music.   Huh?

I've recently come to terms with the fact that I daily walk the fringe between the Normals and this isle of misfit toys we call 'fandom'.  And I feel at home.

*'Genre' is this use is defined as Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, licensed fiction in general, and fantasy in particular unless I'm really comfortable with the author.  I hold a special circle in hell for L5R's Clan War novels, which is wear I really swore the stuff off.


Holy crap, sorry abot that.  Embarrassed
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My mom and grandpa raised me watching Remington Steele, but I didn't discover Moonlighting until I started catching reruns after college.  Yet another fan flag that makes me the freak among the local freaks.  Undecided

Really? But it was Willis at his prime!
Yeah, but he wasn't on a space ship, or fighting a dragon, or generally blowing crap up.

My social circle is made up of Capital 'G' Geeks.  I have come to realize... I am not one of those.  Yeah, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, I am drawn to all of these genre's, but I'll take in anything that shows quality workmanship.  My fellow gamers seem to choose these to the exclusion of all other genres, which seems short-sighted to me.   Moonlighting was a detective drama that really liked to crack jokes, but it's still set (sort of) in reality.  I suspect I'm also the only person at the local table whose ever said, "Cool, Gunsmoke is on."  I comfortable enough to state as fact that I'm the only one reading Questionable Content.

I've found I'm the only espionage fan among my friends.  And I'm not just taking James Bond, I mean espionage.  Bourne (movies sorry, Pat), Spy Game, the original M:I (not an action show), hell, I've even gone out of my way to catch old The Saint reruns when I had a TV.  I talked my friends into going to see Traffic in the theaters.  And got an earful for it.  When I tried to sell them on Memento, the response was, "That would never work."  The one  I did manage to drag to the theater ate his words.  I've long eschewed superhero comics for Sandman, and later Bone, Strangers in Paradise, Sin City, Jason Lutes, and just about everything else that is on the opposite end of Planet Marvel/DC.  I've gotten funny looks from friends when I tell them I don't read 'genre'* fiction, but no one took me up on my offer after I was raving about The Big Sleep when I picked up a copy at a church bizarre.

I cannot understand how anyone in this world can go through life and not find some attachment to music.  Any music.   Huh?

I've recently come to terms with the fact that I daily walk the fringe between the Normals and this isle of misfit toys we call 'fandom'.  And I feel at home.

*'Genre' is this use is defined as Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, licensed fiction in general, and fantasy in particular unless I'm really comfortable with the author.  I hold a special circle in hell for L5R's Clan War novels, which is wear I really swore the stuff off.


Holy crap, sorry about that.  Embarrassed
Heh, I loved the Saint - in my heart and mind Moore will always be Simon Templar, not that Bond fellow. Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2007, 10:14:00 PM »

Really? But it was Willis at his prime!
Yeah, but he wasn't on a space ship, or fighting a dragon, or generally blowing crap up.

(snip)  Moonlighting was a detective drama that really liked to crack jokes, but it's still set (sort of) in reality.  I suspect I'm also the only person at the local table whose ever said, "Cool, Gunsmoke is on."  I comfortable enough to state as fact that I'm the only one reading Questionable Content.
Not anymore. I read a number of drama web comics, and actually prefer them. This just got added to my list. I've always wrestled with the fact that I'm a non-sf geek. I like some sf, but as a genre my prefrence has always been espionage. Lately though, my prefrence is for real life stuff, biographies and the like. Sf is fun as fluff, but I rarely get excited about it.


I cannot understand how anyone in this world can go through life and not find some attachment to music.  Any music.   Huh?
I must confess I like music, but I'm rarely attached to it. Despite being a deadhead and traveling to shows, music just doesn't grab me enough to think about it most of the time. When it does, it's usually because I find it funny. I'd rather listen to Dr Demento than just aobut anything else. Comedy moves me, music is just filler.

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« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2007, 10:21:43 PM »

I comfortable enough to state as fact that I'm the only one reading Questionable Content.
Not anymore. I read a number of drama web comics, and actually prefer them. This just got added to my list.
I meant at my table.  I just edited it to clear that up.
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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2007, 10:49:58 PM »

I always listen to music and use it in my games.
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« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2007, 10:53:38 PM »

Really? But it was Willis at his prime!
Yeah, but he wasn't on a space ship, or fighting a dragon, or generally blowing crap up.

::shakes head in sorrow for today's youth::

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I comfortable enough to state as fact that I'm the only one there reading Questionable Content.

Neat. I'll have to check this one out a bit more. Looks fun.

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When I tried to sell them on Memento, the response was, "That would never work."

Stop, stop. You're hurting my soul.

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I cannot understand how anyone in this world can go through life and not find some attachment to music.  Any music.   Huh?

I couldn't agree more. Music is a major way that I identify who I am, even with my vast and eclectic tastes.

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It's the most important part of finding your place in this society. Gotta own up to who you are. If you're living by your hobbies, you need to make sure you really love them.
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