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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted June 15 2004 - 04:02 AM

Maybe I imagined it, but I recall a show from the late 70's or early 80's for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. It was a superhero show of sorts. I went like this: This dude got struck by lightning and became endowed with strength/powers, etc. The thing was, he had to recharge his body periodically in this big glass tube thing or he'd die(I think). I don't think it lasted all that long and I sure as heck don't remember who was in it, if anyone notable. Ring a bell with anyone?
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#2 of 24 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted June 15 2004 - 08:18 AM

Will K wrote (post #1):

"Delenda est . . . . "

 


#3 of 24 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted June 16 2004 - 12:43 AM

Thanks, but as I recall, I'm pretty sure this was a regular 1-hour show. I'm becoming convinced I'm the only one who every watched it!
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#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Gordon St Pierre

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Posted June 16 2004 - 06:30 AM

Sounds like you may be talking about "The Flash" TV series (1990)
I remember this show a little & it seems to me he did have to "recharge" himself after so long
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#5 of 24 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted June 16 2004 - 06:59 AM

There was no "recharging" in The Flash, which is also a decade or two too late to be the show Will is asking about.

Unfortunately I have no idea which show he is asking about. (Glass tube? That does not ring a bell. And I'm pretty sure I've seen at least one episode of every superhero show that aired in the U.S., including some really bad comedy/parody shows like Mr. Terrific. Posted Image)

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#6 of 24 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted June 16 2004 - 07:39 AM

I don't think it was Four on the Floor I watched the show when Comedfy Network in Canada reran them. Mr. Canouehead didn't need to recharge.

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted June 15 2004 - 04:02 AM

Maybe I imagined it, but I recall a show from the late 70's or early 80's for the life of me I can't remember what it was called. It was a superhero show of sorts. I went like this: This dude got struck by lightning and became endowed with strength/powers, etc. The thing was, he had to recharge his body periodically in this big glass tube thing or he'd die(I think). I don't think it lasted all that long and I sure as heck don't remember who was in it, if anyone notable. Ring a bell with anyone?
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#8 of 24 OFFLINE   Rex Bachmann

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Posted June 15 2004 - 08:18 AM

Will K wrote (post #1):

"Delenda est . . . . "

 


#9 of 24 OFFLINE   Will K

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Posted June 16 2004 - 12:43 AM

Thanks, but as I recall, I'm pretty sure this was a regular 1-hour show. I'm becoming convinced I'm the only one who every watched it!
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#10 of 24 OFFLINE   Gordon St Pierre

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Posted June 16 2004 - 06:30 AM

Sounds like you may be talking about "The Flash" TV series (1990)
I remember this show a little & it seems to me he did have to "recharge" himself after so long
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#11 of 24 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted June 16 2004 - 06:59 AM

There was no "recharging" in The Flash, which is also a decade or two too late to be the show Will is asking about.

Unfortunately I have no idea which show he is asking about. (Glass tube? That does not ring a bell. And I'm pretty sure I've seen at least one episode of every superhero show that aired in the U.S., including some really bad comedy/parody shows like Mr. Terrific. Posted Image)

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#12 of 24 OFFLINE   Jim Beaver

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Posted June 16 2004 - 07:39 AM

I don't think it was Four on the Floor I watched the show when Comedfy Network in Canada reran them. Mr. Canouehead didn't need to recharge.

#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Chuck Anstey

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Posted June 25 2004 - 02:55 AM

Well I do remember this short lived show but I cannot tell you the name of it. He wore a wrist band to tell him how much energy he had left and if it went to 0 he would die. Chuck

#14 of 24 OFFLINE   Robert Floto

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Posted June 25 2004 - 04:36 AM




That sounds like Gemini Man with Ben Murphy. But he became invisible. No super strength or powers like Will K is mentioning...
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#15 of 24 OFFLINE   Rick Guynn

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Posted June 25 2004 - 05:14 AM

I remember the same thing as Chuck. The show he is talking about (that I remember) was definitely about a guy with electrical powers. He had a power meter on his watch. Heck if I can remember the name, though. RG

#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Chuck Anstey

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Posted June 25 2004 - 05:14 AM

"Gemini Man" was definitely not it but it does sound interesting. Chuck

#17 of 24 OFFLINE   Jim DiJoseph

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Posted June 25 2004 - 07:13 AM

It wasn't Automan, was it? He was a hologram, but I recall that his appearance was limited and it might have been tracked via a wristwatch of sorts...
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#18 of 24 OFFLINE   Rick Guynn

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Posted June 25 2004 - 09:53 AM

Nope, not Automan. RG

#19 of 24 OFFLINE   Scott Littlefield

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Posted June 25 2004 - 10:13 AM

I remember this! But I don't remember the name. Didn't he have the ability to shoot electric bolts out of his hands? I'm pretty sure that Supertramp's "The Logical Song" was used in the original TV movie.
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#20 of 24 OFFLINE   Joey Gunz

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Posted June 26 2004 - 09:18 AM

Could it be "Misfits of Science"?




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