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#41 of 102 OFFLINE   Wade K

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Posted March 06 2002 - 05:09 PM

I've always thought The Ben Stiller Show (from '91 or '92) was the funniest sketch comedy series ever. It lasted a dozen or so episodes. Max Headroom was underappreciated at the time, but was the prototype "cyber" television show. I'd kill to see either on DVD.

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Posted March 06 2002 - 05:18 PM

Yah...I had forgotten all about the Ben Stiller Show...that was great. I remember a few years ago, FX ran all the episodes in a row...I was in heaven.
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#43 of 102 OFFLINE   Rob Lutter

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Posted March 06 2002 - 07:20 PM

Die Hard.... in a supermarket

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Posted March 07 2002 - 03:36 AM

Two words, chum! The Tick (live action). I also agree with Shasta McNasty, Family Guy, and Futurama.

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Posted March 07 2002 - 06:09 AM

i have to agree with the following: sportsnight freaks and geeks brooklyn south while adding to the list: now and again the good life (introduced drew carey) also, a show that had its run but was still uncerimoniously cancelled: homicide!! brian

#46 of 102 OFFLINE   Daniel Kikin

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Posted March 07 2002 - 07:12 AM

Add The Chronicle on the SciFi Channel to this list. They're cancelling the show even though its given them consistent ratings on Saturday and then Friday evenings.

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Posted March 07 2002 - 07:35 AM

Yeah My So Called life was great when they showed it on MTV. And why did they cancel Freaky Links? It was always pretty good. And it didn't even seem to be biting off the Blair Witch Projects success. The plots were pretty different from other shows. Fox sucks at cancelling shows so quickly. There were a couple Fox dramas I kinda liked. I was curious about Pasadena and some other one with a family that would talk to the camera. It had one of the Laker girls come to dinner. And I always wondered how they were going to continue the cliffhanger in Models Inc. So when did Get A Life DVD Vol.2 come out?

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Posted March 07 2002 - 07:58 AM

The Lone Gunmen, damn you Fox for dropping this show just as it was finding its groove... and dropping it with a cliffhanger ending too!Posted Image



And I really liked NBC's prime time soap opera "Titans", I wish they would have kept it going... there are no prime time soaps on anymore, and I like them, dammit.



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Posted March 07 2002 - 08:09 AM

Though Family Guy was on for three years, it was constantly moved around, slighted, and pitted against unbeatable competition. (Thursdays at 8?! I heard that Friends show is kinda popular, and Survivor has somewhat a following.) As a hard-core Babylon 5 nut, the TNT spin-off Crusade easily tops my list. If it was allowed to continue and without network executive interference, it could have really been something special. It looks like the same fate is in store for the Legend of the Rangers. Argh!

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Posted March 07 2002 - 08:15 AM

The Lone Gunmen cliffhanger will be resolved on an upcoming X-Files episode, with appearances by the Michael McKean character, Jimmy and Yves in addition to the Gunmen. The episode is titled "Jump The Shark." Posted Image



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The Gunmen supposedly die in this episode.




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Posted March 07 2002 - 08:28 AM

Ryan, I thought that the cliffhanger was "resolved" with that scene in "X-Files" where they appear and Frohike (I think) has some blue paint in his face, and says "Don't ask" about it. It wasn't a real resolution, of course, but I thought that was all we'd get. I'd be happy to be wrong though. Posted Image



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#52 of 102 OFFLINE   Ryan Spaight

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Posted March 07 2002 - 08:44 AM

From the official site:



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Wondering what happened after the final episode of The Lone Gunmen series? Answers are coming in 9X15. When Morris Fletcher returns to haunt the Gunmen, the three amigos go searching for Yves Harlow's hidden background -- with a little help from their old pal, Jimmy. Vince Gilligan, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz join forces on the script for "Jump the Shark," directed by Cliff Bole. Michael McKean, Zuleikha Robinson and Stephen Snedden all guest star in the show that tentatively airs April 21st.

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#53 of 102 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted March 07 2002 - 08:56 AM

Woohoo Posted Image



When "X-Files" is gone, they should just bring back "The Lone Gunmen" in that time-slot. I think they'd do pretty well.



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#54 of 102 OFFLINE   Adam Tyner

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Posted March 07 2002 - 09:25 AM

"Freaks and Geeks" would be my top pick. Another series that I don't think ever got a fair shake is "Big Wolf On Campus", which airs on YTV and ABC Family. It's managed to last three seasons (the current one is its last), but it was never properly promoted.

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Posted March 07 2002 - 09:56 AM

Without a doubt in my mind, "Sports Night" should be nominated for an award as the show most poorly treated by its network. "Family Guy", "Maximum Bob" and "The Marshall Chronicles" would also be nominees. IMO.

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Posted March 07 2002 - 10:34 AM

Otherworld and V: The Series were 2 sci-fi shows of the 80's that I lamented having been cancelled before anything good ever developed, but in retrospect I'm kinda glad they never did finish them, as they didn't hold up to the Nostalgic Test Posted Image



I fully agree on Brimstone and Babylon 5: Crusade; 2 great shows that were cancelled before they were barely out of the gate.



While The Pretender had a wonderful 4 or so seasons, I really wish they'd get to doing more of the 2-hour made-for-TV movies. Jarod STILL has not met his mother, dammit!!



As for Battlestar Galactica...I like the old series, but I really hope they modernize it and take it in new directions should a new series come to pass.

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#57 of 102 OFFLINE   Luis Esp

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Posted March 07 2002 - 12:20 PM

If I recall correctly, in Pretender, Jarod did meet his mother. Here in Canada we never got a chance to see the movies that were made after the show was cancelled. The last thing I remember, Jarod was told by his father that he had a sister and his father escaped with Jarod's clone.
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Posted March 07 2002 - 12:31 PM

one of my favs was BROOKLYN BRIDGE. it took place in the fifties and was very similiar and as good as wonder years.



one of my favorite eps was about the dodgers leaving brooklyn for LA.



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#59 of 102 OFFLINE   Ralph Summa

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Posted March 07 2002 - 01:07 PM

I agree with American Gothic and Brimstone, but does anyone remember ROAR? It was a sword and sorcery series on Fox in the mid to late '90s. It had druids and Keltic-like tribesmen and I believe the antagonist was Pontius Pilate who was immortal. I really enjoyed it. Lasted all of about 8 episodes if that.

#60 of 102 OFFLINE   Dana Fillhart

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Posted March 07 2002 - 01:32 PM

I remember Roar, and yeah it was a shame it was cut before given a chance, as it did show promise. With the positive climate for "true" fantasy, this might get resurrected. One could hope! [edit] As to Pretender, He *saw* his mother, once, at the end of (I think) the first season, but he has never talked with her. I won't spoil the movies further than to say this trend continues. Kinda frustrating. Still, the last movie does tie up some loose ends nicely, while leaving room for future episodes. Here's hoping they continue the show!
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