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    Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett

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    ABC (ended 1955)
    The classic Walt Disney series featuring the life of Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier, starring Fess Parker (Daniel Boone) and Buddy Ebsen (Beverly Hillbillies, Barnaby Jones) as the legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett and his best friend, Georgie Russell.

    The series followed their adventures through the Indian Wars, Davy's tenure in Congress, travels down the Missisippi River, and the last stand at the Alamo.

    The five episodes of the series aired as segments of "Disneyland"; in 1954 and 1955. Later, they were re-edited and packaged into the theatrical releases Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier and Davy Crockett and the River Pirates. In 1989, Disney launched a revival series, with Tim Dunigan and Gary Grubbs. Though good in its own right, it never reached the popularity of the original Fess Parker episodes.

    The popularity of the shows made the "Ballad of Davy Crockett" a chart-topping single and inspired children across the country to sport coonskin caps.moreless
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    Planet of the Apes

    Planet of the Apes

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    CBS (ended 1974)
    Astronauts Alan Virdon and Pete Burke are thrown 1100 years forward in time to 3085 AD to find evolved apes have become the dominant species and humans their apathetic slaves. Feared by the ape authorities, their plight turns the head of a promising young chimpanzee named Galen, who adopts the heretical idea that maybe humans aren't a lower species and can co-exist with apes as equals. As the three struggle to survive life on the run, a bond of friendship grows between them like an intricate tapestry woven right before our eyes, a multi-threaded miracle born of compassion, respect, and the desire to replace fear with understanding. The series is loosely tied to the original movie series, reusing some footage and the ape makeup (albeit on a lower budget). Although it only lasted 14 episodes and spawned four paperback adaptations and 5 stitched-together TV movies, it retains a strong fan following and the occasional resurgence of interest with the 2001 remake of the original movie and the occasional SciFi Channel marathon or late-night cable showing of the TV movies.moreless
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    The New Adventures of Batman

    The New Adventures of Batman

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    CBS (ended 1978)
    The New Adventures of Batman was produced by the Filmation> studio in 1977. This was the second Batman animated series produced by them, after the 1968-1969 series. The character designs for most of the characters (except Commissioner Gordon) were retained from the earlier series, although the more sophisticated animation technique of rotoscoping (tracing the characters' movements over live action footage) was used to give the characters a more fluid movement. Each episode also contained a short, moralistic "Bat Message" at the end. This was the first time that both Adam West and Burt Ward returned to their famous roles of Batman & Robin since the end of the live-action show in 1968. The series was actually on air at the same time as Hanna-Barbera's The All-New SuperFriends Hour, making this one of the very few times in television animation history that two characters' exploits were being produced simultaneously by two different studios. After the series' initial network run, it was then paired up with Filmation's Tarzan animated series of 1976, and known as The Batman/Tarzan Adventure Hour which ran from September 10 1977 - September 2 1978 again on CBS. The series then became part of another package known as Tarzan And The Super 7 which ran from September 9 1978 - August 30 1980 still on CBS. Finally, the series was then shown as part of the Batman And The Super 7 collection of shows that ran from September 27 1980 - September 5 1981, this time on NBC.moreless
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    The World's Greatest SuperFriends

    The World's Greatest SuperFriends

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    ABC (ended 1980)
    Follow the adventures of Batman, Robin, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Zan, Jayna, and Gleek! The World's Greatest Superfriends premiered on ABC Saturday, September 22, 1979 with the episode Rub Three Times for Disaster; the first of eight 30-minute episodes. This incarnation of the Superfriends followed the very successful run of Challenge of the Superfriends, which featured The Legion of Doom. In that series, the Superfriends battled the same foes in each episode. In The World's Greatest Superfriends, there is a different enemy in each episode. Stanley Jones reprises his role of Lex Luthor in the second episode of this series in a nice bit of continuity. The Wonder Twins and their space monkey Gleek also return after taking a hiatus during the last series. Other highlights of this series: the formation of Super Robin in The Superfriends Meet Frankenstein, the loss of Superman's memory and his thinking he's the Black Knight in Space Knights Of Camelon, and the chilling battle with the Evil Superfriends in Universe of Evil.moreless
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    Isis

    Isis

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    CBS (ended 1976)
    Thousands of years ago, Egyptian Queen Hatchupset was given an amulet by her Royal Wizard. This amulet empowered the queen with the powers of the goddess Isis; to command the elements of sky and earth. Flash forward to present time (1970's that is) young science teacher Andrea Thomas found this lost amulet while on an archaeological dig. She found she was heir to the "Secrets of Isis." By bearing the necklace that had the amulet, and calling out the phrase "OH MIGHTY ISIS," Andrea was transformed into Isis. As Isis, she could "soar as the falcon soars, run with the speed of gazelles, and command all the elements of sky and earth." In order to invoke her powers, she had to recite incantations. Her most famous incantation - "Oh zephyr winds which blow on high, lift me now so I can fly" - assisted her in taking flight. She also had control of animals, fire, water, etc. Her powers were usually used to help teach young people she came in contact with, a moral lesson. Her associates, Rick Mason, Cindy Lee, Dr. Barnes, and later, Rennie Carroll, were oblivious to her dual identity. Isis was seen as the female counterpart to Shazam (Captain Marvel). They had a few crossover episodes to each other's shows.moreless
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    The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)

    The Amazing Spider-Man (1977)

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    CBS (ended 1979)
    This live-action drama followed the exploits of Peter Parker, a freelance photographer for the Daily Bugle. Peter is bitten by a radioactive spider while on an assignment and gains the abilities of a spider. He can cling to walls and has the proportional strength and agility of a human-sized arachnid. Peter is also a part time college student at a local University where he is majoring in science. After receiving his new abilities, he constructs unique web-shooters which he wears on his wrists over the costume in this version, and later on only one wrist which allow him to swing from building to building and to catch crooks in a massive web. This version of the wall-crawler's exploits suffered from a low effects budget and long periods of hiatus between episodes. Still it holds pride of being the first live-action version of the comic book hero. Over the thirty-plus years since the TV series first debuted, this show has become a cult favorite.moreless
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    The Macahans

    The Macahans

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    ABC (ended 1976)
    Zeb Macahan, a pioneering westerner, helps move his brother's family to the Wild West. They run into several obstacles including the breakout of the Civil War. This sends the father back to fight in the war and leaves the family to move on ahead.moreless
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    UFO Robot Grendizer

    UFO Robot Grendizer

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    (ended 1977)
    Duke Fleed is the only survivor of the star civilization of Fleed. The Fleeds were a very scientifically advanced people who knew neither war nor subjugation. Then one day King Vega unleashed his merciless saucer squadrons against Fleed. Duke was the only one who survived. Vega imediately confiscated the fleed's comprehensive science logs and set about using the knowledge to create the ultimate battle robot. He called it Grandizer. Vega's plan was to use it to plunder the universe, but Duke was able to steal it. Then he comes to Earth and takes the name Daisuke Umon. Two years after the Vegans come to take over Earth and Duke has to protect the planet and his friends.moreless
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    Return to the Planet of the Apes

    Return to the Planet of the Apes

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    NBC (ended 1975)
    Astronauts Bill Hudson, Jeff Carter and Judy Franklin, orbiting in the NASA spacecraft Venture, are caught in a time warp in 1976. They crash land roughly two millennia later on a planet where intelligent apes are the dominant species and humans are helpless primitives which the apes refer to as "humanoids." Only later do they realize that it's Earth of the far future. In Ape City, the head of the Simian Senate is orangutan Dr. Zaius, who knows the truth about humans and apes. General Urko, in charge of the gorilla army, wants to wipe out the humanoid menace. He is also power-hungry and plots to seize control of the government by proving the military is superior. Chimpanzee scientists Zira and Cornelius are sympathetic to the endangered species since they subscribe to the theory that apes evolved from humanoids. They are the only apes who know about Bill's ability to speak and keep all of the astronauts' secrets. Zira has named Bill, "Blue Eyes" because he is the only blond human she has ever seen. Supporting characters include Nova, a female humanoid the astronauts have befriended, and Colonel Ron Brent, an astronaut from the 22nd century who also entered a time warp and arrived 15-20 years before the main characters. The series was based on "La Planéte des Singes" (The Monkey Planet) by Pierre Boulle and lasted only one season. Unlike its theatrical predecessors, the Planet of the Apes series of films, Return to the Planet of the Apes placed the apes in a society with architecture and technology approximating mid-20th century United States and realizes Boulle's original style and setting. DePatie-Freleng Enterprises produced the show, although the animation is often confused with the similar Filmation style. However, the detailed background drawings combined with often simplistic animation is more reminiscent of Hanna-Barbera's Jonny Quest.moreless
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    Run, Joe, Run

    Run, Joe, Run

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    NBC (ended 1976)
    Joe, a trained member of the military's K9-Corp., was falsely accused of attacking his master, Sergeant Corey. Joe managed to escape before being killed and a bounty was put on his head. While Sergeant Corey tried to find him before the authorities did, Joe managed to help the people he encounterd on his travels. Although Corey always came close, he never managed to find Joe. During the second season, Corey was called back to duty and Joe teamed up with Josh McCoy, a hiker, and continued on his trek while helping others.moreless
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    Lassie's Rescue Rangers

    Lassie's Rescue Rangers

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    ABC (ended 1974)
    The legendary TV dog star in animated form, this time as a rescue dog implementing life-saving techniques.
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    The Dick Tracy Show

    The Dick Tracy Show

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    (ended 1962)
    The adventures of the police force that is supervised by Dick Tracy. Joe Jitsu - an Asian detective who does the kung fu (excuse prease), Hemlock Holmes a canine copper who acts like Cary Grant, works with the Retouchables, a gang which resembles the Keystone Cops. Go Go Gomez - a master of disguse and a speedy Mexican. They go after the comics famed crooks: B.B. Eyes & Flattop, Sketch Paree & Mole, Stoogle Viller & Mumbles, Brain & Noodles, and Pruneface & Itchy! While the cartoon was pretty cool in the 1960's, the art isn't so great and the stories are not so hot, but it was the 1960's, a great time for TV in its heyday.moreless
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    Wonderbug

    Wonderbug

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    ABC (ended 1978)
    Barry, C.C., and Susan were three teenagers who found an old, beat up dune buggy in a junk yard and they named it "Schlepcar". When a magic horn was attached and put into use, the car became Wonderbug! As Wonderbug, Shclepcar had the power of flight and was able to help the three teens capture crooks and prevent evil wrongdoing.moreless
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    Bearcats

    Bearcats

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    CBS (ended 1971)
    Rod Taylor and Dennis Cole starred as Hank Brackett and Johnny Reach, two soldiers of fortune in the American Southwest circa 1914. Hank and Johnny traveled in a Stutz Bearcat hence the name of the show. Unfortunately for Bearcats!, it was swamped by Flip Wilson and Alias Smith and Jones in the ratings and lasted only 13 episodes.moreless
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    The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson

    The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson

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    ABC (ended 1976)
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    Sword of Justice

    Sword of Justice

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    A playboy, wrongfully convicted of embezzlement, uses his time served to learn a few tricks of the trade.
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    Raffles

    Raffles

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    ITV (ended 1977)
    Welcome to the Raffles guide at TV.com. A. J. Raffles is a dashing late-Victorian English gentleman of impeccable credentials - a member of the very best clubs, a first class cricketer, a resident of London's ultra-pukka Albany. However, his social standing is just not matched by his private income, and in the absence of funds Raffles has adopted the career of 'amateur cracksman' to the nobility and gentry - that is, jewel thief. Harry 'Bunny' Manders is an old school friend of Raffles and is equally hard up, so he becomes a partner in the adventure of stealing from the rich to give to - well, to pay one's wine-merchant's and one's tailors' bills, anyway, and perhaps one's rent and one's gambling debts. Bunny is not altogether as bright as Raffles, but nevertheless he is more of a help than a hindrance, saving the day on more than one occasion. The pair do not see themselves as common criminals. Apart from a little honest thievery, they maintain high moral standards, and on occasion do a little detective work - or even crime-fighting - of their own. Inspector MacKenzie is the policeman with the job of catching the amateur cracksman - so once A.J. Raffles has come under his suspicion, MacKenzie has to be outwitted. Based on the stories by E.W. Hornung.moreless
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    Kikaida-01

    Kikaida-01

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    (ended 1974)
    Welcome to the Kikaida-01 guide at TV.com AKA: Kikaidâ Zero Wan Kikaidà Zero-Wan originally aired in Japan, May 12, 1973 - March 30, 1974 (in the same time slot as the original series had been aired). Although it began just one week after Jinzo Ningen Kikaida it was supposed to take place 3 years after the defeat of the Dark Destruction Corps.moreless
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    The Blue Knight

    The Blue Knight

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    CBS (ended 1976)
    Bumper Morgan, was a Los Angeles policeman, who walked the streets of the city.
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    The Secret Empire

    The Secret Empire

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    NBC (ended 1979)
    Marshal Jim Donner, chasing a gang of masked robbers, stumbles upon an underground city of alien invaders, led by the evil Emperor Thorval, who keeps his people in subjugation via a mind-control machine. This obvious homage to Gene Autry's classic movie serial The Phantom Empire was one of the three segments of TV's "Cliffhangers" series, so someone is in deadly peril at the end of each episode. All of the scenes set in the surface world near Cheyenne, Wyoming, are in black and white, whereas those in the underground city of Chimera are in color.moreless
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