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Post by RetroAerosmith » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:52 am

I think the reason more and more shows like this were cancelled was the advent of cable and sky whereby we didnt only have 3 or 4 channels to flick through - we suddenly had 100 channels of pure censored where we could watch re runs of 321 or blankety blank to our hearts content.

oh Bring back "Knightmare"

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Post by woody.cool » Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:56 am

Bloody hell!
I love(d) Knightmare. I think you can still get old episodes on Challenge TV (Sky TV, unsure of channel number!)

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Post by Doddsy » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:55 am

The Incredible Hulk..... David Banner never did find a cure did he throughout the television series? It did make the whole series rather pointless. I would have like to have seen him cured and not through death as in that tagged on TV movie.

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Post by The Master » Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:47 pm

Wasn't his name Bruce?
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:29 pm

The Master wrote:Wasn't his name Bruce?
Not strictly in the tv series.
Why Did They Change The Lead Character's Name From Bruce Banner To David Banner?

There are a couple of versions of this story. The first was that the name "Bruce" was considered stereotypically gay in the 1970s. The second was that producer Ken Johnson hated illiterating names like "Bruce Banner", "Clark Kent", "Matt Murdock" and "Peter Parker."

Whatever the rationale, David Bruce Banner was the official name of the live-action lead character. Incidentally, he was named after producer Kenneth Johnson's eldest son - David Johnson. For those who are fans of Johnson's popular "V" miniseries, you may be interested in knowing that the two lead characters in that series - Julie Parish and Mike Donovan - were named after his other two children.
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Post by Frank Chickens » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:21 am

Interceptor is the first one that springs to mind. Had a mean, nasty lead and his co-pilot could do the most amazing flying stunts in his helicopter. Like Treasure Hunt but good.
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Post by GC1 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:17 am

Dresden Files.

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Post by Darthhelmet » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:56 am

Futurama, damn I love that show so much and Firefly......damn you Fox damn you. Two great sci fi tv shows canned, then both go on to make movies just to prove they can make money. Pure sticking it to the man,
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Post by retrogarden » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:04 am

Surprised nobody said Gamesmaster.

Not particularly a game show, but years ahead of it's time. Bloody shame that all the video game shows now are crap.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:40 am

The Master wrote:John Craven's Newsround :cry:
Wes Craven's newsround would be something i'd watch.


(Ubviously this would be, Wes 'The hills have eyes' Craven and not Wes 'I don't need a storyline' Craven.
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Post by Rinoa » Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:58 am

More X-Files please :(
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Post by MC1 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:54 pm

Eldorado.
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Post by boggyb68 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:03 pm

Raspberry Cornettos... :(

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Post by liveinabin » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:34 pm

I want the Adventure Game back. Literally everything else since has been rubbish.

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Post by Fred83 » Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:42 am

a good old catchphase,roy used to get carried away,he go RIGHTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!

another funny catchphase clip
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=VHgxHOgc3XM

Another brillant clip,peter kay taking the censored out of bullseye
http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=7NBF1libJMk

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