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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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memories of the ’70s – Masterpiece Theatre

In January 1971, PBS debuted one of its long-lasting programs – Masterpiece Theatre. Hosted by Alistair Cook, the series was focused on tv adaptations of classic novels and biographies, and collaborating with productions from England to bring them to North … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Chico and the Man

Sitcoms can have some odd premises – like one that focuses on the relationship of a cantankerous old man and a young Hispanic man living in a Mexican-American neighbourhood of Los Angeles in Chico and the Man. The man was … Continue reading

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