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the 1978 Battlestar Galactica

May. 23rd, 2014 | 11:00 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

I've been watching Battlestar Galactica (the original 1978 series of course). I've watched seven episodes so far and I'm finding it to be something of a mixed bag, at times very good and at other times not so good. Visually though it's quite impressive and looks expensive (as indeed it was).

Are there any keen Battlestar Galactica fans here?

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recent Cult TV blog postings - May

May. 23rd, 2014 | 06:57 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Recent postings on my Cult TV blog - May:

The Saint - the black-and-white years. A series I'm slowly growing more fond of.

Mannix, the first season (1967). I'm definitely getting to like this one.

Baffled! (1973). The pilot episode of a potentially interesting series that never happened, with Leonard Nimoy and Susan Hampshire as a mismatched pair of psychic investigators.

The New Avengers. Worth it just for Joanna Lumley.

The Caesars. Excellent 1968 Granada historical series that covers the same ground as I, Claudius but with a different approach.

Sapphire and Steel. An old favourite that I'm revisiting, plus it has more Joanna Lumley awesomeness.

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Mission: Impossible season 4, yay or nay?

Apr. 13th, 2014 | 03:30 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

I'm quite tempted to grab Mission: Impossible season 4 on DVD since it's quite cheap at the moment. Plus I've never ever seen any of the episodes featuring Leonard Nimoy.

Does anyone here have any opinions on season 4 of this show? Was it as good as the earlier seasons?

Mission Impossible season 4

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finally caught up with The Sandbaggers

Apr. 13th, 2014 | 01:45 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

I’ve finally caught up with Yorkshire Television’s celebrated 1978 spy series The Sandbaggers. I don’t know how I’ve managed to miss out on this one up until now, given my love for spy stories.

I bought the complete series from Network DVD and I’m slowly working my way through it. Sadly, so far I have to say that I’m not all that impressed. I don’t mind cynicism but this series really goes overboard with it. I assume that writer Ian Mackintosh was of the school that believes that cynicism equals realism but he takes it so far that it actually becomes unrealistic. But of course YMMV.

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this week's Cult TV blog postings

Apr. 13th, 2014 | 01:31 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

This week's postings on my Cult TV blog - Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer (1958-60) and Suspense - Rod Serling’s Nightmare at Ground Zero (1953).

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It Takes A Thief

Apr. 10th, 2014 | 09:30 am
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posted by: emaline5678 in cult_tv_lounge

I finally broke down and bought the complete series of "It Takes a Thief" (I bought it used so it wasn't as bad as the regular price) and I love this show! Robert Wagner as the thief is smooth, fun and cool. I've only watched some of the Fred Astaire episodes so far (he plays Wagner's dad) - why he wasn't made more of a regular during season 3, I don't know. It's a hip, fun spy/heist show that we don't see a lot of these days. I'm also not sure why it was canceled after the 3 seasons. I know they filmed in Italy during the 3rd season, maybe that got to be too expensive?

Anyway, a great show. I just wish we had something like that in today's TVland.

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Now this is the way to celebrate a birthday

Apr. 6th, 2014 | 07:42 am
posted by: mab_browne in cult_tv_lounge

I received the first season of The High Chaparral, and possibly slightly outside the time frame of this comm, the David McCallum Invisible Man. I'm also waiting for the new remastered in glorious living colour and sound release of the first season of The Professionals to wing its way to the southern hemisphere. It's nice to have people around who know what you like.

Anyone else with fond thoughts of The High Chaparral out there?

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latest Cult TV blog postings

Apr. 5th, 2014 | 04:25 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Latest postings on my Cult TV blog - It Takes a Thief season 1, The Four Just Men (after I forced myself to watch a few more episodes), Checkmate, Department S and The Girl from U.N.C.L.E..

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new posts on my Blogger Cult TV blog

Mar. 14th, 2014 | 10:08 am
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Recent posts on my Blogger Cult TV blog - Police Surgeon, The Avengers - the David Keel era, Supernatural (an extended version of my earlier post here on this 1977 BBC series), Chocky and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.

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Cult TV: The Golden Age of ITC

Feb. 25th, 2014 | 12:18 am
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

I'm currently reading Robert Sellers' book Cult TV: The Golden Age of ITC. This book not only deals with the classic ITC series of the 60s like The Prisoner, The Saint, Department S, UFO, Thunderbirds, etc it also goes right back to the very earliest ITC adventures series - Robin Hood (which put ITC on the map), the Adventures of Sir Lancelot and The Buccaneers.

Sellers also covers lesser-known series like The Invisible Man, The Zoo Gang and Hammer House of Horror.

Has anyone else read this book?

Cult TV Golden Age of ITC

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