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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Incredible Hulk

In the late 1970s, a comic book star came to the small screen with the debut of The Incredible Hulk. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics, The Hulk was developed by Kenneth Johnson for Universal Television, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Man from Atlantis

From TV movie to TV series, the story of an amnesiac from the lost continent: Man from Atlantis. After four successful TV movies, NBC TV said yes to a series based on the folklore of the lost continent of Atlantis. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Trekkies got a big screen gift for Christmas in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first film made after the 1960s television┬áseries concluded 10 years previously. Creator Gene Roddenberry had lobbied Paramount Pictures to continue the series with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Married with Children

In the late ’80s, this family attracted tv viewers for their uniquely odd family unit: Married with Children. Debuting on Fox TV in April 1987, this half hour sitcom was the first primetime show created and aired on the fledgling … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – PBS Mystery!

At the beginning of the 1980s, PBS introduced a new program, which ┬áhas now become an obsession for viewers – Mystery! Seeing the success of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries that had aired on Masterpiece Theatre, WGBH general manager Henry … Continue reading

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