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cult tv, mostly British, of the 60s and 70s
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discussions on pre-1980 Cult TV programs
The Swinging 60s brought revolutions in music and fashion, and also television. The place to be in the Swinging 60s was London, and British TV found itself at the cutting edge of television, with programs like Danger Man, The Prisoner and The Avengers. Cool and sexy, and unlike anything that had gone before. Science fiction arrived on TV with Dr Who, while even the kids’ shows were cool – series like Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet.

As the 60s gave way to the 70s, the mood got darker and grittier, with spy series like Callan and cop shows like The Sweeney. The science fiction had a darker edge as well, with Blakes 7 and UFO. But the coolness remained.

Rediscover the coolness of the great age of TV at the Cult TV Lounge.

We're also not going to ignore American cult TV. Discussions of any pre-1980 TV series are welcomed.

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There's only one real rule here - no political discussions of any kind. Politics has killed too many online groups.

This community is maintained by dfordoom. Some other communities that I maintain:

cult_movie - for lovers of all kinds of cult movies, B-movies, etc.

sf_with_bite science fiction without the space battles and laser cannons cliches

fantasywithbite fantasy literature without the Tolkienesque cliches

strange_tears Symbolist art & literature and related topics

movie_greats discussion of films from the beginning of movies up to the end of the 1970s

anti21stcentury - If you hate the 21st century here's your chance to tell us why!

swordandsorcery - for discussion of sword & sorcery novels and stories

There are a couple of LJ communities dedicated to specific programs -
the_avengers (self-explanatory)
the_village (dedicated to The Prisoner)
circlesofdoom (discussion of Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet, both in its new and old formats)

another interesting community is blackcigarette a style community
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