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« on: December 14, 2007, 02:03:09 PM »

I broke down and bought this set ($160 from DeepDiscount vs. $200 on Amazon!).  This is one of the cheesiest classic sci-fi shows in the history of television.  It has a very late 1960s look to it (the show takes place in 1983, where passengers fly around in saucer-type space ships rather than airplanes . . . I don't remember anything like that happening in 1983!)  This is a typical Irwin Allen production, so even if you've never seen it, you'll know what to expect.  Fans of CGI will cringe at the rear-projection effects, giant rubber hands, and huge props (pencils, matches, coffee cups, etc.)  But, hey, this show is 40 years old.  I watched episode 1 the other night.  Hopefully, I'll knock off a couple more this weekend.
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2007, 06:40:03 PM »

Sigh...Land of the Giants...

I usta watch that goofy show as a kid all the time. I even had the Giant Rattle Snake vs. Man with a Saftey Pin model kit! Ahhh...airplane glue and monsters...!

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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2007, 07:28:47 PM »

I can sort of remember this and another show I think made by the same people. I can't remember whether the other show was about time travel/invisibility/miniturisation or something else. There was a big spinning wheel like those "hypnosis" ones that the guy would jump in to. Good times!
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2007, 11:57:20 PM »

I remember watching this all the time as a kid (in reruns). This is one of those shows that I was transfixed by as a youth, but as an adult I have a hard time staying interested. I don't know why that is...
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 01:19:18 AM »

I can sort of remember this and another show I think made by the same people. I can't remember whether the other show was about time travel/invisibility/miniturisation or something else. There was a big spinning wheel like those "hypnosis" ones that the guy would jump in to. Good times!


That would have been another old TV favorite...TIME TUNNEL,also by Irwin Allen!

 
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 06:20:53 AM »

That would have been another old TV favorite...TIME TUNNEL,also by Irwin Allen!
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=-nqL8cZxdHc


Yep that's the one. I remember both shows were on after each other on a Saturday morning. Was Quantum Leap based on Time Tunnel?
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 07:06:45 AM »

. . . I don't remember anything like that happening in 1983!) 

Land of the giants was awesome, but mostly i'm glad i'm not the only one that remembers 1983 lol
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 07:48:38 AM »

That would have been another old TV favorite...TIME TUNNEL,also by Irwin Allen!

Yeah . . . I also own all the TIME TUNNEL episodes!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 08:23:22 AM »

That would have been another old TV favorite...TIME TUNNEL,also by Irwin Allen!
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=-nqL8cZxdHc


Yep that's the one. I remember both shows were on after each other on a Saturday morning. Was Quantum Leap based on Time Tunnel?
I think most time travel movies and shows had their base with HG Wells book the TIME MACHINE.
Irwin Allen also did the INVADERS,LOST in SPACE,and VOYAGE to the BOTTOM of the SEA,and went on to films like the TOWERING INFERNO and EARTHQUAKE!
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 09:10:21 AM »

Never watched it as a kid (we probably didn't get that channel), but I caught a few episodes when they showed them on the Sci-Fi Channel a few years back.  It was kind of good, had that cool '60s vibe going on. 
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