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« Reply #135 on: May 26, 2010, 05:39:11 PM »

Sy, does anyone remember a show called Automan?  It was about a being created when a computer overloaded from a power surge (I think.)  Anyways, the title character was a being with an actor's head and a CGI body.  He could only appear at night.  He also had with him a sidekick which could take the form of any vehicle he needed.  I only remember a few episodes of that show.

Does anyone remember the Powers of Matthew Star with Lou Gossett Jr?  It was about this teenage boy who was the prince of a planet that was being conquered by an alien race.  He an his royal escort escape their planet and head to Earth with the desire to return and free his people.  Matthew himself had psychokinetic powers.  Think that show ran for a season and a half.

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« Reply #136 on: June 05, 2010, 03:14:45 PM »

I don't remember a TV show called "Automan," but I do remember "The Powers of Matthew Star." Even though, I don't think I ever saw one episode of it.

The show actually lasted for one season, 22 episodes, from 17 Sept. 1982 to 15 Apr. 1983.

And what might have been. Tom Cruise tried out for the title role, but was beaten out by Peter Barton.
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« Reply #137 on: June 05, 2010, 09:36:27 PM »

Here's one that most people probably down even remember: Aliens in the Family.  Curiously enough, Hayden Panettiere (Cheerleader from Heroes, Kairi's voice from Kingdom Hearts, and Dot from A Bug's Life) got her start here in a small cameo!

Oh dear Lord, I remember that one! I WISH I didn't, though.

These aren't that old, but I used to love both "Vengeance Unlimited" (The Punisher meets Bugs Bunny, played by Michael Madsen!) and "Murder One", which was kind of ahead of its time in that it stretched one central story over the course of one season.  I also kind of enjoyed the Kolchak remake.  All snuffed by ABC.

Does anybody remember the X-Files spinoff?  I think it was called "Lone Gunmen"  That one should've had a built-in audience but nobody seemed to care.
And I swear I can remember this truly godawful sitcom from the '90s, that was about actual Pilgrims and set 1600s America.  I thought it was called "Be Thankful" or "Give Thanks" but I can't find any matches on imdb or youtube.

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« Reply #138 on: June 06, 2010, 08:17:55 AM »

To me, the Lone Gunmen was actually better than the X-Files was at that point in its run. It had freaky adventures, likable characters, more laughs and not nearly as much of the soap opera crap that had taken over the X-Files.

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« Reply #139 on: June 06, 2010, 04:26:28 PM »

Ugh.. the (thankfully) only spin-off from Bewitched: TABITHA (1977).

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