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

Post by Helensification » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:19 pm

The Master wrote:
"Marianne Dreams" was televised in 1972 as "Escape into Night":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marianne_Dreams
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escape_Into_Night

It still exists, albeit only in black & white thanks to the Beeb's "trash 'em all" policy of the 70s.

In fact I'm downloading it now...
Thanks for that - I will check it out - good to relive my childhood for a short time :D
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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:27 pm

Juggernaut Headcrush wrote:
JazzFunk wrote:It was probably a one-off, it would've definitely been around 1983/1984, maybe some kind of Return Of The Jedi promo material (????). What I kind of remember is when Vader is just about to 'get' the kid near the end of the train, the kid's dad turns up and Vader is gone (something like that). The whole thing had this 80s 'neon' feel about it, and was pretty surreal.

I've asked about this years back on a now-defunct film forum, and never got any answers! :o
Piqued my interest too, so I typed "Darth Vader" and subway into Google, and someone else was looking for it on another forum...don't know if it was yourself or not :lol: . Here's what they wrote...

"I think I know what you're talking about. It was one of those odd little film shorts HBO used to run inbetween movies in the 80's.

The plot is basically just a boy riding alone on a monorail(?) type of train. (I remember it being an elevated track.) He was reading a Marvel Star Wars comic, and his imagination cuts loose as the train keeps going. A whole lot of pseudo-2001 visuals set to a synthesizer score follow, as the boy imagines travelling in hyperspace and firing at the bad guys.

There is no dialogue, which is why it might have seemed like it was a music video.

When he arrives at his station, Vader is waiting for him! He starts to flee, when Vader grabs him! The boy snaps out of the fantasy, and realizes it's just his older sister. They go down the escalator together. The End."

This will now be copied and pasted into the IMDB's message boards, they ALWAYS know the answers!
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by JazzFunk » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:42 pm

^Amazing stuff, JH - sounds like the one!!!! :lol:

God, this has been bugging me for *years* - cheers for the Googling (now to see if I can find the actual clip...!) :D

PS: It probably wasn't me, I think the forum I initially enquired about it (Anchor Bay UK) has been totally taken down, more's the pity. :(

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

Post by thl » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:15 pm

Starting with cartoons, there are few that some people probably might have miss out or unaware of:

Alfred J. Kwak
Dennis
Mio Mao
Ovide
Pigeon Street
Pro Stars
Quaq Quao
Sandokan
Skeleton Warriors
Spiff and Hercules
Star Street
Stunt Dawgs
Super Dave :lol:
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Good call! It was shown in the morning on ITV several years ago and I used to watch it. The DVD collection is also available on US import.

Love the rocking soundtrack, which is found on the opening sequence and bonus music video. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9hCPxsR ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hSMzrWZCAE

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:16 pm

Alfred J. Kwak Never seen this, looks enjoyable enough.
Dennis That's a different theme tune to the one I remember, probably because we already have a superior Dennis The Menace.
Mio Mao Yep :D
Ovide Still got the VHS of this, fun stuff.

Pro Stars Always hated this one.
Quaq Quao Yep :D

Skeleton Warriors Had the toys, but never saw the cartoon. It was on Fox Kids, right?
Spiff and Hercules Read the comics, never knew they made a cartoon!
Stunt Dawgs Never liked this, apart from one time when Inspector Gadget made a cameo appearance.
T-Rex Blues Brothers + Power Rangers + Dinosaurs should've been good, but instead it was crap.
Super Dave, Star Street, Sandokan, Pigeon Street. These four? Haven't entered my mind for YEARS, and instant back-flooding when I saw these clips! Crikey!

Thanks for that THL, enjoyable stuff.
How about:
Dog City (Jim Henson)
Rude Dog and the Dweebs (Rubbish, but colourful enough)
Gravedale High (Amazingly good)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Best use of a kazoo in a cartoon)
Toxic Crusaders ("Me and the boys fight against wrong/Though we're hideously deformed")
Maxie's World (Truly awful)
The Dreamstone (Magical, like)
Insektors (Nice graphics?)
Watchmen (This one might not be real)
Sharky & George (Good song)
Little Shop (REALLY bad)
Beetlejuice (Superior to all of the above)

That was a fun way to spend an hour.
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Doddsy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:26 pm

Anyone remember The Family Ness? Heres a bit of info to get your memory jogged!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Family-Ness

And how about;

"If you like action sports, then you've come to the right place hehehe..." cue;

Run The Gauntlet.

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Post by TwoHeadedBoy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:34 pm

Run the Gauntlet? Hmm... No, sorry. Maybe if I saw a bit of YouTubeyness, but nothing by the name. The Family Ness though, used to love that one! Magic thistle whistles, never seeing a Nessy at the zoo, that sort of thing. Fun stuff.
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Re: Retro TV that nobody seems to remember...

Post by Fred83 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:35 pm

playdays :lol:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:41 am

Doddsy wrote:"If you like action sports, then you've come to the right place hehehe..." cue;

Run The Gauntlet.
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Post by Doddsy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:59 am

Me to Antiriad! Hence the quote! :lol:

Here is the link for the show for TwoHeadedboy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWhHz-ek2nM

Forget X Factor and that silly water sports Alan Partridge idea that Hammond comments on. Bring Run The Gauntlet back on TV I'd say!! :D

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

Post by Megamixer » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:07 pm

I want the old Gladiators back, not that new one but the original. The theme tune, lightning in the pink leotard...great viewing.

Or at least some re-runs.
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Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:57 pm

Challenge TV show the old series of Gladiators. With Ulrika and the Fash.
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Post by TheBoingoBandit » Thu Mar 25, 2010 3:08 pm

Dog City (Jim Henson)
Rude Dog and the Dweebs (Rubbish, but colourful enough)
Gravedale High (Amazingly good)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Best use of a kazoo in a cartoon)
Toxic Crusaders ("Me and the boys fight against wrong/Though we're hideously deformed")







I remember all of those and I remeber Run the Gauntlet.



Does anyone remember in the late eighties there was one series of Andy Capp (based on the cartoon strip, but only ever aired once) starring James Bolam as Andy? It was pretty good.

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

Post by r0jaws » Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:27 pm

I always get strange looks whenever I talk about 'The Adventure Game'. I have vivid memories of Uncle shaking his leaves when he was angry, and feeling quite apprehensive about the idea of falling off the struts when taking on the Vortex at the end.
Brilliant stuff (at the time obviously :wink: )

The Adventure Game

Not sure if it counts in this thread but I only know of one other person apart from my brother and I who have ever seen this animated movie by Ralph Bakshi (of Lord of the Rings fame).

Wizards

Still a cracking movie, although I prefer it after a couple of beers myself. :)

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

Post by resident paul » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:09 pm

I felt I was on a different planet when watching Jamie & the Magic Torch! & Dr Snuggles!
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