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Old 17-03-2010, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default "Star Trek" -Greatest 1-hour rerun ever!!!

As a huge "Star Trek" fan who is also a fan of TV nostalgia,
I think it needs to be said that "Star Trek" was the most successful
"rerun" or syndicated 1 hour program of all time.
When you look at the shows that have been rerun successfully
it is mainly the sitcom that comes to mind. "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "Gilligan's Island", "MASH", "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" have and probably will continue to be rerun well into the latter half of this century. Half hour sitcoms lend themselves to the short attention span of the audience or at least the programmers sense that the audience has a short attention span.
One-hour shows have always been a particularly hard sell. Some of the shows that have been syndicated over the years include "Mission: Impossible", "Quincy", "Murder She Wrote" and of course, franchises like "Law & Order".
None of these shows were ever able to sustain the long-term ratings that "Star Trek" was able to maintain. It was, in my opinion, the Greatest one hour show of them all!!!

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Old 17-03-2010, 12:43 PM   #2
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Yeah real original Star Trek. But, you might find that there are those who believe that saying that on here is akin to fighting talk! lol
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Old 17-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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As a huge "Star Trek" fan who is also a fan of TV nostalgia,
I think it needs to be said that "Star Trek" was the most successful
"rerun" or syndicated 1 hour program of all time.
When you look at the shows that have been rerun successfully
it is mainly the sitcom that comes to mind. "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "Gilligan's Island", "MASH", "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" have and probably will continue to be rerun well into the latter half of this century. Half hour sitcoms lend themselves to the short attention span of the audience or at least the programmers sense that the audience has a short attention span.
One-hour shows have always been a particularly hard sell. Some of the shows that have been syndicated over the years include "Mission: Impossible", "Quincy", "Murder She Wrote" and of course, franchises like "Law & Order".
None of these shows were ever able to sustain the long-term ratings that "Star Trek" was able to maintain. It was, in my opinion, the Greatest one hour show of them all!!!
Yep, them are fightin words around here!!

Then again, I'd pretty much agree with you on Star Trek re-runs. Though the original is a bit dated now. I was just watching STTNG re-runs on syfy last night. I think it still holds up. A good "Q" episode. Of course I'd watch Space 1999 re-runs all night long if they were ever on!
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Old 17-03-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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I thought that too, until Space:1999 began airing afterward. After that, there was no going back. I must admit the replaced effects in TOS so make the show more interesting, though.

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As a huge "Star Trek" fan who is also a fan of TV nostalgia,
I think it needs to be said that "Star Trek" was the most successful
"rerun" or syndicated 1 hour program of all time.
When you look at the shows that have been rerun successfully
it is mainly the sitcom that comes to mind. "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "Gilligan's Island", "MASH", "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" have and probably will continue to be rerun well into the latter half of this century. Half hour sitcoms lend themselves to the short attention span of the audience or at least the programmers sense that the audience has a short attention span.
One-hour shows have always been a particularly hard sell. Some of the shows that have been syndicated over the years include "Mission: Impossible", "Quincy", "Murder She Wrote" and of course, franchises like "Law & Order".
None of these shows were ever able to sustain the long-term ratings that "Star Trek" was able to maintain. It was, in my opinion, the Greatest one hour show of them all!!!
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Old 17-03-2010, 06:35 PM   #5
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Must admit, I'm a huge fan of Star Trek as well (TOS and DS9 only).
But I also love Randall & Hopkirk deceased, Moonlighting and Blakes 7 (series 1-3).
Some 1999 and UFO episodes are brilliant, but they are few and far between.
Same go's for Thunderbirds I'm afraid.
However you can truly judge a great series when it comes on the TV and you have to watch it, even though you have seen it over and over and over again.
Star Trek does this.
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Old 17-03-2010, 06:45 PM   #6
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Hi guys,

I think the world is a changed place since the 1980's boom in electronics.

I wonder if any TV show would be so successful if it could be recorded or bought cheaply on dvd/BlueRay/Downloaded to a Home Computer.

I don't think it's entirely fair either as seven seasons of MASH would counter this nicely. We have many UK TV programmes that fit the one hour slot that have more or less been in continual re-run since being made, in the late 1960's/70's here is a short list, there are many, many more:

Monty Python
Benny Hill
Last of the Summer Wine
Poirot
And of course the most obvious of them all:
Thunderbirds.

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Old 17-03-2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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The original Star Trek would take some beating. A bit dated? Maybe,maybe not. The later shows,TNG,DS9,Voyager,all have their place and fans but Roddenberry's original is still the best. Story lines and acting wise(Even Big Bill Shatner)The Original Klingons are also the best. Swarthy,Dark,with a malevolence oozing from their moustaches. And don't forget that Leonard Nimoy was and is the template for many sci-fi shows still to this day.....
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*Off Topic*

STILL can't get used to seeing Captain Scifi's avatar...

*Back on*
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Old 21-03-2010, 03:44 AM   #9
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The original "Scottish show" is definately the best one.

The updated special effects do shock me a bit but they do seem
to add to the show nicely. Especially in "Doomsday Machine" and
"Ultimate Computer".

No, I haven't seen all of the updated eps.....
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Old 21-03-2010, 04:59 AM   #10
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The original "Scottish show" is definately the best one.

The updated special effects do shock me a bit but they do seem
to add to the show nicely. Especially in "Doomsday Machine" and
"Ultimate Computer".

No, I haven't seen all of the updated eps.....
Wait til you see them uncut on DVD. Pretty, very pretty.
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Old 21-03-2010, 10:22 AM   #11
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I sat and watched the updated re-runs for Star Trek, which are very good, but it struck me the effects have been completely redone. Space 1999 woulden't need the effects redone they are fine just the way they are. For a series made less than 10 years later!

As for the stories both series suffer from the occasional naff script. The ones that dissapinted me were the stories where they went and found a strange alien world where there were Nazis, Gangsters, Indigenous american tribes people (wonder what the politically correct term for nazi is?), no imagination what so ever!
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Me either sometimes.

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