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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by themightymartin » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:05 pm

I have heard of Automan but I never saw it. Supposedly it was based loosely on Tron.

Anybody remember Wysiwyg? I can't even find any videos of it on youtube, but it was about an alien news reporter. Then of course there's Kappatoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So-fCuJVMiU
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Post by felgekarp » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:23 pm

I've got the full series of Automan, it's knocking around in places, the one where he goes disco dancing is awesome!
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Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:04 am

themightymartin wrote:I have heard of Automan but I never saw it. Supposedly it was based loosely on Tron.

Anybody remember Wysiwyg? I can't even find any videos of it on youtube, but it was about an alien news reporter. Then of course there's Kappatoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So-fCuJVMiU
CITV in the early 90s were absolutely bloody obsessed with aliens or time travel or magic. If you pitched ANY idea with one of those, it'd get commissioned! :lol:

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Post by RetroWench » Sat Apr 09, 2011 6:09 am

Telebugs was my absolute childhood favourite, to the point me and a friend would run around the playground at infants school pretending to be them! Until getting on the Internet in the mid-90s, it seemed like nobody else remembered it!

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:06 am

Liamh1982 wrote:
themightymartin wrote:I have heard of Automan but I never saw it. Supposedly it was based loosely on Tron.

Anybody remember Wysiwyg? I can't even find any videos of it on youtube, but it was about an alien news reporter. Then of course there's Kappatoo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So-fCuJVMiU
CITV in the early 90s were absolutely bloody obsessed with aliens or time travel or magic. If you pitched ANY idea with one of those, it'd get commissioned! :lol:
Heh, yeah. See also:
Mike & Angelo.
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Post by Liamh1982 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:12 pm

ELEVEN YEARS?!?! Don't recall it running for that long. How many Mikes and Angelos did they get through? I remember Tim Whitnall, but not that blond kid as Mike.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:25 pm

Liamh1982 wrote:ELEVEN YEARS?!?! Don't recall it running for that long. How many Mikes and Angelos did they get through? I remember Tim Whitnall, but not that blond kid as Mike.
Seems there were two Angelos - Tyler Butterworth for the first two years, and then Tim Whitnall for the rest of it.
As for Mike... Yep, just two of them. Matt Wright for the first three years, then Michael Benz from 1993-1998. And from Wikipedia, to explain Mike's absence:
The 1999 series began with Angelo and Katy reading a postcard explaining that Mike was having a good time in America. In his place, Daphne Fawkes-Bentley's niece Michaela (portrayed by Gemma Gregory) became Angelo's sidekick. For the final series, Katy's nephew, also called Mike, joined. The final series was shown in 2000.
So there you go!
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Post by SJ_Sathanas » Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:55 pm

Seen as it hn't been mentoned, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1c1G24GWDg

Pirates of Darkwater. I can specifically recll this first being aired on Live & Kicking;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_5F1zYQF5M

Swat Kats;

http://youtu.be/ty7GT2vgM1A


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Post by themightymartin » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:52 am

How about the T.Bag series?

http://youtu.be/fYLLd3rU50M

They sharted out as semi-educational shows for pretty young children, but if I remember rightly each series slowly got darker and less about teaching kids how to read, but it did get a little too silly when they changed the setting to a flying saucer.
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Post by RichL » Sat May 14, 2011 10:35 am

Nobody my age (37) that I speak to remembers the Groovy Ghoulies.

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Post by joefish » Sat May 14, 2011 11:08 am

RichL wrote:Nobody my age (37) that I speak to remembers the Groovy Ghoulies.
I vaguely do. Lasted about as long as Fonz and the Happy Days Gang or Fangface.
No, I tell a lie. I was getting it confused with Drak Pack.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Sat May 14, 2011 11:31 am

RichL wrote:Nobody my age (37) that I speak to remembers the Groovy Ghoulies.
I'm 25, and still love it. Used to get it from the video shop at least once a month as a youngster, and when the video shop closed down and sold off all their stock, I bought that tape off them. Still have it now :D
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by RichL » Mon May 16, 2011 2:19 pm

Superb, you'll have to take a photo front and back of the sleeve (if you still have it intact) and upload it?

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon May 16, 2011 4:26 pm

Certainly, here ye go - jog those memories! :D
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