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Aaron Spelling has passed away...


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#1 of 18 OFFLINE   Nicholas Martin

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Posted June 23 2006 - 02:56 PM

Due to his recent stroke, CNN broke news that he just passed in his home.

He was 83.

His name is obviously well-known to everyone here, so listing his many, many shows isn't needed.

#2 of 18 OFFLINE   Ray Chuang

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Posted June 23 2006 - 03:13 PM

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His name is obviously well-known to everyone here, so listing his many, many shows isn't needed.

Many, many shows is right. Just look at his production credits on IMDB.com--it's just breathtaking. His production company was one of the major reasons why ABC became a powerhouse in programming, especially with the success of The Rookies and Starsky & Hutch in the 1975 and Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat and Fantasy Island in the late 1970's. Spelling was also instrumental in much of the early success of the Fox TV network with shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place. Finally, it was Spelling that got William Shatner to finally break the typecasting of being Captain Kirk by putting Shatner into T.J. Hooker in 1982.

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#3 of 18 OFFLINE   mattCR

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Posted June 23 2006 - 03:21 PM

Goodbye, Aaron. I enjoyed a great number of shows. Here's hoping Tori doesn't do anything crass about this in her program.

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#4 of 18 OFFLINE   todd stone

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Posted June 23 2006 - 03:51 PM

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#5 of 18 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 23 2006 - 09:11 PM

Here's an article about him and his career. May he RIP.

http://www.cnn.com/2.....ap/index.html

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#6 of 18 OFFLINE   Ricardo C

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Posted June 23 2006 - 11:29 PM

Farewell, sir, and thanks for the memories. Rest in Peace.
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Posted June 24 2006 - 03:04 AM

RIP. Thanks for all the shows!
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#8 of 18 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted June 24 2006 - 05:45 AM

I shudder to think how many hours of his TV productions I have watched over the years. RIP Mr. Spelling.
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#10 of 18 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted June 24 2006 - 08:02 AM

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I shudder to think how many hours of his TV productions I have watched over the years. RIP Mr. Spelling.
God, I know I'm dating myself, but I go back to Burke's Law in watching his television productions.





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#11 of 18 OFFLINE   Aryn Leroux

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Posted June 24 2006 - 02:21 PM

My Apologies for starting the spelling thread in tv/movie software forum. Because my hope was that it would merge into talking about his shows again and chances for dvd release. So i figured it was the right place to put it since it was gonna end up discussing dvd releases. No Big Deal i guess.

Anyways like i said in that thread he was responsible for so many shows that i grew up watching and loving. It really is incredible when you look at everything he was responsible for. Rest In Peace Mr. Spelling!

#12 of 18 OFFLINE   RyanAn

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Posted June 24 2006 - 03:43 PM

While I did not actively watch all of his shows, he truley was a pioneer for the television industry.

He will be missed and appreciated.

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#13 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted June 26 2006 - 01:35 AM

So I have to admit...I've always heard the name Aaron Spelling associated with all these TV shows, but they were never shows that I watched. Not to kick the man while he's in his grave...but looking at his resume on IMDB, while yes, very impressive in length, are any of his shows actually considered quality shows? I am really not trying to discredit his accomplishments...the man made MILLIONS producing shows over decades of time, and obviously people watched. I was just surprised to see that none of the shows on his resume seem to be what anyone would consider "quality". Of course I haven't seen any episodes of most of them, so I'm just going off of what I've heard/read.

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Posted June 26 2006 - 02:56 AM

How many tv shows in general are quality? I think when someone puts out that much entertaining television, that it is an accomplishment.

#15 of 18 OFFLINE   Scott Hanson

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Posted June 26 2006 - 03:04 AM

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How many tv shows in general are quality? I think when someone puts out that much entertaining television, that it is an accomplishment.
No doubt. As I (perhaps unsuccessfully) tried to say...I wasn't trying to diminish his accomplishments in any way. I would take the accomplishments of Aaron Spelling over the accomplishments of my own any day. I was just surprised after looking at his long resume at the lack of a single show that a general consensus would consider a quality show.

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Posted June 26 2006 - 03:34 AM

I was'nt a Fan of many of his shows, but alot of people were. And He'll be missed
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#17 of 18 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted June 26 2006 - 07:18 AM

I'll admit to watching and enjoying many of Mr. Spelling's shows over the years. You have to admire the man for keeping so many of us entertained with his television programs.

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Posted June 26 2006 - 09:40 AM

I think quality is in the eye of the beholder. I don't know how many shows that Aaron Spelling was responsible for entertained me over the years, there are too many to even try and count. That to me is quality, making people enjoy what they are watching enough to look forward to it each week.





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