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    Posted: 10 December 2003 01:34 AM

    Yeah, not as exciting as it used to be. In the name of tradition:

    phhhht! to all you slow pokes.

    nyeah nyeah!

    raspberry


    I am feeling a little non-communicative tonight. Sue me.

    Now for the interactive portion of this post:

    Name the one TV show that you really liked that was taken off the air before it’s time.

    Mine: American Gothic.

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  • Posted: 10 December 2003 01:43 AM #1

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    [quote author=“Spider”]Now for the interactive portion of this post:

    Name the one TV show that you really liked that was taken off the air before it’s time.

    The Lone Gunmen

    For those who never saw it, The Lone Gunmen was an X-Files spinoff featuring Byers, Frohike, Langly, and a couple new characters.  Yeah, I know it was kind of silly. But I really like those guys.  smile

         
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    Posted: 10 December 2003 02:26 AM #2

    Congrats Spider!!

    Alf.

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  • Posted: 10 December 2003 02:55 AM #3

    W00tikins.


    WKRP in Cincinnati.

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  • Posted: 10 December 2003 04:47 AM #4

    (Hands Spider a jar of cookies)

     

    Mystery Science Theater 3000, what else?

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  • Posted: 10 December 2003 05:40 AM #5

    Sports Night

    Great sitcom about the goings on behind the scenes of a cable sports network nightly news show.  Wonderfully written… I just think it was a bit too “intellectual” for the prime-time audience.  Why does this happen with every show I like?  Picket Fences, Northern Exposure and Sports Night would be my top three (in no particular order).

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  • Posted: 10 December 2003 10:08 AM #6

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    [quote author=“Spider”]
    Name the one TV show that you really liked that was taken off the air before it’s time.

    Firefly

    “The” one wouldn’t be accurate though.  It’s just one that hasn’t yet been mentioned.  I’m sure I could come up with others that I’ve liked that were cancelled.  (I agree with The Lone Gunmen mentioned above.)  Looks like it might happen again with The Lyon’s Den.

    BTW, I crossed 2k a while ago.  I didn’t make a big deal about it. tongue laugh

         
  • Posted: 10 December 2003 02:58 PM #7

    Yeah, Firefly is the one I’d choose.  It was really getting good, but they didn’t even air all the episodes, and never repeated the ones they did show!  But the whole show is out of DVD now, perhaps I’ll get it for Christmas.

    Runner up is Babylon 5: Crusade.  I still haven’t forgiven TNT for trying to ruin it, then cancel it before the first episode aired!

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  • Posted: 10 December 2003 05:54 PM #8

    I must second MST3K.  A true masterpiece.

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  • Posted: 19 December 2003 10:25 PM #9

    Try to find someone who has heard of a show that incorporated animations of James Thurber cartoons into a storyline about a cartoonist. It lasted a half or full season and has probably been stepped on because at the time, video tape was too expensive for failed shows to be archived.

    What, you want the name? My World and Welcome to It, described on imdb as “too good for television”.

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  • Posted: 20 December 2003 05:36 AM #10

    Lucan (the wolf boy)
     

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    Posted: 20 December 2003 11:27 AM #11

    Well, congrats Spider.

    And I agree with everyone else on Firefly.

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  • Posted: 20 December 2003 11:46 AM #12

    Cheers, Spider.  Too bad I passed you up a long time ago…  raspberry

         
  • Posted: 01 January 2004 08:11 AM #13

    Followup: I did get Firefly on DVD this Christmas!  Very nice, with a number of episodes I’d missed, and 3 that never aired in the first place.  No commercials, the picture is very sharp, but a bit dark, on my iMac’s CRT, and the sound is incredible with my 2.1 speakers.

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  • Posted: 01 January 2004 09:27 AM #14

    Congrats Spider!

    I’m going to break the rules (so countersue me) and name three shows. Firefly, of course (WHY Fox cancelled it is beyond me - it was incredibly fun), which has already been mentioned. Then there’s Andy Richter Controls the Universe, which was a blast while it was on. Office politics galore, and one of my favorite lines ever:

    We want our forks, knives, and spoons, not our sporks, spnives, and knifoons!

    . And lastly, Greg the Bunny, just for its bizarre (and I mean really bizarre) humor.

    Jason

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    Posted: 01 January 2004 09:47 AM #15

    Hmmm, Jason has a good second choice there with Greg the Bunny.  That was another funny show that Fox canceled for reasons I don’t understand.

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