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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2008, 02:28:20 PM »
Nope, I was ten and easy to scare. People melting wasn't my idea of a fun time.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2008, 02:30:11 PM »
I remember it scaring me somewhat....but it was a pretty bad show.  Did have a lot of potential though.
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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2008, 02:37:06 PM »
Yeah after I posted this I watched the first episode on youtube, pretty bad. At least now I know where they got the character model for the vortigaunts for the game Half Life.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2008, 02:46:52 PM »
That's a shame, as I think a War of the Worlds tv series could be awesome.

It would be....and Kenneth Johnson tried.  Only he wanted to call it "V" and start it after the first mini-series.  But I digress.   ;)

The problem with this



...was that they started with the premise that all of that stuff that happened in the Gene Barry movie...it really did happen here on Earth. Back in the 1950's the Martians attacked and germs attacked them.  We supposedly decided as a whole of a race (something we've never managed before or since) to work together to build everything back the way that it was and then have a collective brain fart and forget that it ever happened.

Only, the Martians didn't actually die when the germs attacked them.  They only went into hibernation.  And the world officials weren't smart enough to kill them, burn their bodies etc....they put them all into oil barrels and put those into unused missle silos.  Problem starts when somebody decides to start storing nuclear waste in those same silos next to the "sleeping" Martians.  The radiation not only revives them but innoculates them against batceria.

Oh, and it also reminds them that they know how to take over the bodies of human beings.  Which is probably what scared him - the Martian hand coming out of people's chests and disappearing inside them.

And when it's discovered that the Martians are running around - trying to find the Fighting Machines or the parts of Machines that the goverments have or are buried around he world - the US puts together a scientist with a soldier and a couple others to try to find and stop them AND not have the general population find out.

(which could be where Brannon Braga got the idea for "Threshold", I don't know)

At least, that was the first season.  The second season they changed completely....and I didn't see enough of that to give you a complete description.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2008, 02:51:37 PM »
For something you hated, you sure watched a lot of it...  ;)


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #50 on: August 20, 2008, 02:56:45 PM »
Nope, I was ten and easy to scare. People melting wasn't my idea of a fun time.

That sounds like the second season....

That tried to look like "Max Headroom: Twenty Minutes Into the Future" and suddenly the Martians are calling themselves something else and there's something about this invasion being about their god coming back....or some crap.  I didn't watch much after that.  Before it was like kind of "so bad it's facinating"...the second season was just so full of itself it wasn't funny anymore.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #51 on: August 21, 2008, 11:39:22 AM »
If not War of the Worlds tv series then I'd probably get rid of "The Hills" I'm sure there's something that's going to come along someday that will be worse than this show but for now I'd just be happy knowing that tv show is no more. On a semi-related note anyone read Heidi Montag is claiming she's "still a virgin". Yeah, apparently some people went back and caught her on an episode saying to creepy-flesh-colored-beard guy that she took a pregnancy test. Apparently she was making sure she wasn't going to give birth to our next lord & savior. Damn, I hate talking about that show and those people, but I just can't help myself. I'm apparently part of the problem of why they're still popular. *shoots self in head*


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #52 on: August 21, 2008, 12:10:37 PM »
For something you hated, you sure watched a lot of it...  ;)
It was in between two things I liked that ran on Saturday afternoon....so I let it run.  Besides, I've liked bad movies and TV since long before MST3K existed.  It was a sometimes entertaining catastrophe.  It was just a really outlandish premise.  And I didn't say that it didn't have it's moments.

There was one good episode - the Halloween episode.  It was about stopping the Martians from digging up a Fighting Machine at Grover's Mill, NJ during a festival commemorating the anniversary of the Orson Wells WotW broadcast (which, like the kidnapping of the brides in  The Corpse Vanishes, why do it on the most conspicuous day ever?).

Again, according to this show, that radio broadcast was actually a conspiracy.  That the first attempt at an invasion had been back in 1938 and that the US had gone to Wells to do this production and cause a bit of a panic.  Then they could make anyone who actually saw the Fighting Machine or the Martians the object of ridicule.

It was actually pretty good and - as whenever they did an appearance of a George Pal Fighting Machine - the effects were really good.  It was all the rest of the time than they went cheap and/or incompetent.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #53 on: August 21, 2008, 02:45:53 PM »
Just 1? Hmmm....

I'd go with John Edward, so long as I can eliminate the man with the show.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #54 on: August 23, 2008, 09:30:03 AM »
The View. The show positively wallows in every single bad stereotype ever believed about women.
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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #55 on: August 23, 2008, 09:50:11 AM »
Just 1? Hmmm....

I'd go with John Edward, so long as I can eliminate the man with the show.

But then we wouldn't have the South Park episode about him, and it's one of my favorites...


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #56 on: August 24, 2008, 01:10:01 PM »
Just 1? Hmmm....

I'd go with John Edward, so long as I can eliminate the man with the show.

But then we wouldn't have the South Park episode about him, and it's one of my favorites...

A little OT here, but there are people a LOT worse than John Edwards.

I mean, he may be a sleaze, but he never forced anyone to believe in hik or give him money, right?

Some of the people running america's medical corporations, pharmaceutical corporations and such are a lot worse than john edwards.


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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2008, 07:02:15 PM »
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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2008, 10:17:30 PM »
That's easy.

If I could eliminate the man along with any show he's on, Sean Hannity.

If not, Lost.  Hands down.  Screw JJ Abrahms.  Seriously, if there's one thing that does not need resurrection, it's Star Trek movies.  I hate everything the guy has ever done.

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Re: If you could eliminate 1 tv series from history...
« Reply #59 on: August 25, 2008, 06:46:05 PM »
Just 1? Hmmm....

I'd go with John Edward, so long as I can eliminate the man with the show.

But then we wouldn't have the South Park episode about him, and it's one of my favorites...

A little OT here, but there are people a LOT worse than John Edwards.

How many of them have their own TV shows?

Some of the people running america's medical corporations, pharmaceutical corporations and such are a lot worse than john edwards.

Wow. Do you actually believe a statement that moronic?



p.s. And it's John EDWARD. John Edwards is a different scumbag who takes advantage of people.
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