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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    Star Trek: The Next Generation

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    "Space... The final frontier... These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: To explore strange new worlds... To seek out new life; new civilisations... To boldly go where no one has gone before!" Monologue of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in the opening credits Star Trek: The Next Generation is a science fiction show with some action and drama, that presents the watcher with a series of adventures from the crew of the USS Enterprise. The Enterprise is an explorer spaceship composed of a mix of different characters, from various races and cultures, whose crew is on a quest to discover the galaxy secrets and specially their inner secrets.moreless
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    Doctor Who (1963)

    Doctor Who (1963)

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    BBC (ended 1989)
    "My name is William Hartnell, and as Doctor Who, I make my debut on Saturday 23rd November at 5.15." Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, whose TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes… The series was postponed indefintely in 1989, but fans of the series would not allow it to die, and a whole cottage industry was created around original novels and audio-only productions. There was an abortive attempt to renew the franchise as a series of telemovies in the U.S., but ratings for the pilot were judged insufficient. In 2003, the BBC announced that, at long last, it would commission a revival of Doctor Who. The series, initially starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, was launched in 2005. You can read about the new series here. Traditionally listed by production, the data on this site has now been amended to TV.com standards and lists each of the 697 broadcast episodes from the original series. I hope that you find the site useful, and that it might act as a springboard to the wider world of Doctor Who appreciation. TheOldBillmoreless
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    Reading Rainbow

    Reading Rainbow

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    PBS (ended 2006)
    Reading Rainbow is a children's series designed to promote reading comprehension in elementary school age children. Host LeVar Burton introduces the theme of the episode and the book to be profiled in an animated story using the illustrations from the book and narrated by a celebrity such as Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Richard Gere, and the late great stars Ossie Davis, Julia Child, Raul Julia and Gilda Radner for example. After the story is finished, feature stories in the same subject as the book are profiled and youth reviewers give critiques of three additional books. LeVar usually introduces the children critics by saying, "But you don't have to take my word for it."moreless
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    Garfield & Friends

    Garfield & Friends

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    CBS (ended 1994)
    Based on the highly popular comic strip by Jim Davis, Garfield and Friends was considered the best long-running cartoon on CBS. This Saturday morning series featured the adventures of that lovable, hungry fat cat Garfield, his yellow dog friend Odie, and their cartoonist bachelor master Jon Arbuckle. Garfield cartoons shared the spot with a new cartoon series created for this series called U.S. Acres (also based on a comic strip by Jim Davis). U.S. Acres was a cartoon about a group of barnyard animals who run a farm. The leader was Orson Pig, the bookish and perceptive pig. His friends had many different qualities: Wade Duck was the scaredy-cat duck who runs away from everything, no kidding; Booker was a crafty little chick whose main goal was to chase a worm, and his brother Sheldon was nothing more than an egg with two legs sticking out; Roy Rooster was the practical joking rooster who puts everyone in trouble with his jokes; and two sheep, Bo and Lanolin, were always bickering with each other about nearly everything. Bo being a nice guy and Lanolin a cruel girl. Each episode, they had to protect the farm from Orson's big bad brothers and a crafty weasel. Before this series, Garfield cartoons were shown as yearly specials on CBS, and the specials were so great that CBS decided to turn Garfield into a cartoon series. In the first season, each 30-minute episode was packed with three 8-minute shorts, two Garfield shorts and one U.S. Acres short. In the second season, Garfield and Friends expanded to an hour, consisting of four Garfield cartoons and two U.S. Acres cartoons. It remained at this format until the show ended in 1994. 'Garfield:The Movie' was released on June 11,2004 & so far has made over $75 million at the box office. Thanks to the success of the movie, 20th Century Fox is now working on a CGI/live action movie version of 'Alvin & The Chipmunks' & coming to theathers on December 25th is 'Fat Albert', which is of course a live action version of the classic 1974-1984 cartoon 'Fat Albert & The Cosby Kids'. DVD Releases Garfield As Himself - June 29,2004 Garfield & Friends Volume One - July 27,2004 Garfield:The Movie - October 19th,2004 Garfield's Holiday Celebrations - October 26th,2004 Garfield & Friends Volume Two - December 7th,2004 Garfield's Travel Adventures- February 15,2005 Garfield & Friends Volume Three- April 19th,2005 TV Theme Lyrics! (from Seasons 1-2): Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends Friends Are There To Help You Get Started, To Give You A Push On Your Way Friends Are There To Turn You Around, Get Your Feet On The Ground For A Brand New Day They'll Pick You Up When You're Down Help You Swallow Your Pride When Something Inside's Got To Break On Through To The Other Side Friends Are Someone You Can Open Up To When You Feel Like You're Ready To Flip When You Got The World On Your Shoulders Friends Are There To Give You A Tip Friends Are There When You Need Them Their Even There When You Don't For A Walk In The Park, For A Shot In The Dark Friends Are There (garfield) I Don't Care But Friends Will Care For You-u-u-u-u-u-u! (different dialogue for each show) TV Theme Lyrics! (effective from Season 3-7): Ladies and Gentleman, Garfield & Friends We're (We're) ready (ready) to (to) party! (let's go!) We're ready to party, we're ready! I hope you bring lot's of spaghetti! (don't forget) Come on in , come to the place where fun never ends! Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and friends! Dancing , Fiesta! , Romancing, Siesta! , Samba , La Bamba, Eye Carumba! Disguises (Disguises) Surprises (Surprises) and pies of,(and pies of) All sizes! Come on in, come to the place where fun never ends. Come on in, it's time to party with Garfield and Friends! Garfield and friends! -Garfield says something funny-moreless
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    Red Dwarf

    Red Dwarf

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    BBC Two
    3 Million Years from Earth, the mining ship Red Dwarf Its crew: Dave Lister, the last crew member alive Arnold Rimmer, a hologram simulation of his dead bunkmate Cat, a humanoid, evolved from Lister's cat. Additional: The ship's crew has come across new members: Kryten, a series 4000 mechanoid rescued from the Nova 5 Navigation Officer Kristine Kochanski, from a parallel universe. I am Holly, the ship's computer with an IQ of 6000 (and rapidly decreasing). Message Ends. ========================== Welcome to the Red Dwarf guide. Enjoy the backstory and details of one of the best SF parodies ever created for TV.moreless
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    Blackadder

    Blackadder

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    BBC (ended 1989)
    Welcome to the Blackadder guide at TV.com. Through four series and a few specials, Edmund Blackadder and his greasy sidekick Baldrick conjure up cunning plans as Edmund tries to take advantage of desperate times. These "situation tragedies" had obvious parallels from the Dark Ages to Elizabethan times, the rule of mad George III, and The Great War.moreless
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    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

    A Bit of Fry and Laurie

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    BBC (ended 1995)
    A Bit of Fry and Laurie was an English sketch-based comedy. It starred Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who also doubled as the show's writers. The show aired in 4 separate series on BBC 2 between 1989 and 1995. This show came about due to the success of a special aired at Christmas in 1986. A Bit of Fry and Laurie received excellent reviews for its innovative approach to comedy.moreless
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    North and South

    North and South

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    ABC (ended 1994)
    Based on a best-selling novel by John Jakes, North and South is a dramatic mini-series about two best friends and their families set against a backdrop of the American Civil War.moreless
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    She-Ra: Princess of Power

    She-Ra: Princess of Power

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    (ended 1987)
    She-Ra: Princess of Power is an animated spin-off of the phenomenally popular 1980s series He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It follows the adventures of Princess Adora/She-Ra and the members of the Great Rebellion as they try to free planet Etheria from the evil Horde. The leader of the Horde forces that rule Etheria is Hordak, a sorceror who kidnapped the infant Adora during a failed attempt to conquer He-Man's homeworld years ago. Adora's twin brother Adam/He-Man and his nemesis Skeletor often make guest appearances. Like He-Man, this show was spawned from a line of popular Mattel toys and is still a classic among many fans.

    "I am Adora, He-Man's twin sister, and defender of the Crystal Castle. This is Spirit, my beloved steed. Fabulous secrets were revealed to me the day I held aloft my sword and cried, "For the Honor of Grayskull!!" From the show's opening sequence.moreless
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    Hey Dude

    Hey Dude

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    Nickelodeon (ended 1991)
    Hey Dude was a show on Nickelodeon from 1989-1991. It was set at the fictional Bar None Dude Ranch in Arizona. The show focused on the always amusing predicaments that the teens and the ranch owner, Mr. Ernst, got themselves into over a summer.moreless
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    Degrassi Junior High

    Degrassi Junior High

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    CBC (ended 1989)
    "Degrassi Junior High" was set in Toronto, Canada and focused on the lives of teenage students. The charcters were realisitc and delt with real life issues such as sex, drugs, dating, pregnancy, rock and roll, and much more. The actors looked like real people, not models, and they were good at acting. This added to how realistic Degrassi JH was.

    Degrassi Junior High ran for three seasons and after the students graduated from junior high school, the show became Degrassi High, and continued for two more seasons. The following year saw the tv movie School's Out, which focused on the student's life during the summer after high-school graduation. In 2001 Degrassi: The Next Generation started. It is much like Degrassi Jr High but with a new young cast... and old faves like Snake, Spike, Joey, & Caitlin are now parents & teachers (and couples).

    Theme Song Wake up in the morning, feeling shy and lonely, gee, I gotta go to this school. I don't think I can make it, don't think I can take, I wonder what I'm gonna do. But when I look around and see, that someone is smiling right at me, wait, someone talkin' to me, hey, I gotta new friend. Everybody can succeed, all you gotta do is believe, let's be honest with yourself, forget your fears and doubts, come on give us a try at Degrassi Junior High.

    - Words and Music by Lewis Manne and Wendy Watson

    Broadcast Information

    January 1987-March 1987 Sundays 5:00-5:30pm

    January 1988-March 1988 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm

    November 1988-March 1989 Mondays 8:30-9:30pm

    November 1989-Febuary 1990 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm

    November 1990-Febuary 1991 Mondays 8:30-9:00pm

    How Do I Get Degrassi Junior High?

    All 3 seasons of Degrassi Junior High are now available on DVD. They can be purchased at www.amazon.com.

    Degrassi Junior High is also still available on VHS. For VHS ordering go to http://shop.wgbh.org/WGBH/.moreless
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    Degrassi High

    Degrassi High

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    CBC (ended 1992)
    Degrassi High is a realistic look at high school life.

    Lyrics to the theme song: Wake up in the morning, got to shake the feeling. I've gotta face a day at school. What's to be afraid of I can ask a question, and maybe even bend the rules.

    I'm seaching for a place where I fit in, there's a way, if I look that I can win. Yeah I can see I'm not alone. I can face the unknown.

    Everybody can succeed, in yourself you must believe. Give it a try. At Degrassi High!
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    Yes Minister

    Yes Minister

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    BBC Two (ended 1984)
    This is the story of the endless battles between the Government in the form of Jim Hacker, a brand new Cabinet Minister and the Civil Service of his department run by Sir Humphrey Appleby. Stuck in the middle of it all is civil servant Bernard Whooley.moreless
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    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

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    USA (ended 1984)
    He-Man and the Masters of the Universe takes Prince Adam on a trip to save Eternia from evil. With his trusty companion Cringer, he calls upon the power of Grayskull and is transformed into He-man and Cringer into Battlecat and they fight Skeletor and other enemies to save Eternia.moreless
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    Yes, Prime Minister

    Yes, Prime Minister

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    BBC Two (ended 1988)
    Yes, Prime Minister is the sequel to the popular British series Yes Minister. It aired from 1986 to 1988 and is the story of the continuing battles between Jim Hacker, who is now Prime Minister, and Sir Humphrey, who has been promoted to Cabinet Secretary.

    The title sequence is designed by Gerald Scarfe.moreless
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    Voltron: Defender of the Universe

    Voltron: Defender of the Universe

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    (ended 1985)
    In the early eighties, New World Productions took two popular Japanimated series, King of Beasts GoLion and Armored Fleet Diarugger XV, heavily reedited the series, dubbed them into English and created Voltron: Defender of the Universe. The result was phenomenally successful in the United States and around the world. In the portion of the series created from GoLion (Commonly known as Lion Voltron.), five space explorers from Earth based alliance Galaxy Garrison are sent to Planet Arus to assist the planet in its war with King Zarkon and the forces of Planet Doom. The people of Arus hope the five newly arrived explorers can pilot the five robotic lions that can combine into Voltron. Voltron was created by the Planet's late King Alphor to fight against Zarkon's forces. However Zarkon's cunning witch Haggar disguised herself as a Space Goddess and managed to separate Voltron into five separate units. Without Voltron's help, Arus fell to King Zarkon. With the arrival of the space explorers Voltron rises again to turn the tide of the war and defeat Zarkon once and for all. In the protion of the series created from Dairugger (Commonly known as Vehicle Voltron.), the Galaxy Garrison starship SS Explorer, under the command of Commander James Hawkins, is on a mission to find new planets that are suitable for colonization due to the overcrowded nature of planets already a part of the alliance. However Explorer soon crosses paths with the forces of the Drule Empire. Unbeknown-st to Explorer's crew, the Drule home world is on the verge of destruction and they are on a desperate search for a new home. Explorer tries to make peaceful contact with the Drules. However the Drules are not interested in peace and are determined to find a new home planet without any kind of interference. The Drules decide that war is the only answer and initiate a series of brutal attacks against Explorer and the forces of Galaxy Garrison. However Explorer has Voltron on their side and use him as an effective weapon to defend themselves against the attacks while they push for a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The Drules insist on war, however there is one being, Drule Commander Hazar, who believes peace is the answer and begins to push for it. Over the years there have been differences of opinion about which Voltron (Lion or Vehicle) is better. However one thing many fans can agree on is that Voltron: Defender of the Universe is a thrill ride from start to finish. Form Blazing Sword! moreless
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    Ghostbusters: The Animated Series

    Ghostbusters: The Animated Series

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    (ended 1988)
    The story takes place after The Ghost Busters (starring Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, and Bob Burns). But this time their sons are joined up with Tracey the gorilla (who returns), Jessica ( a TV reporter), Futura (a mysterious woman from the future), and Belfry the bat. At their HQ "Ghost Command" they battle the evil spooks of Prime Evil, at his "Haunt-Quarters" and even through space and time in their transforming GhostBuggy. For those of you who don't the story of how The Real Ghostbusters got the name, here's the lowdown (thanks to ProtonCharging.com): When the movie was being made it turned out that Filmation Associates already had a show called "Ghostbusters". Due to the popularity of the Ivan Reitman directed movie, Filmation revamped their show and made it animated, "Filmations' GhostBusters" (a.k.a. "the Original GhostBusters"). So when Columbia came out with their own animated spinoff of Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis's "Ghostbusters" movie, they decided to call it "The REAL Ghostbusters" just to spite Filmation. But that's not all: "We've often assumed that Filmation opened litigation against Columbia. As it turns out (or at least according to Tomart's article) Columbia was free and clear to use "Ghostbusters" without Filmation's permission. When Filmation began work on their cartoon Ghost Busters, it was Columbia who turned it into a legal issue. You learn something new everyday."moreless
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    Campion

    Campion

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    BBC (ended 1990)
    Welcome to the Campion guide at TV.com.

    In this series of adaptations of Margery Allingham's detective novels, gentleman sleuth Albert Campion investigates foul play in the stately homes of 1930s England, assisted by his manservant Magersfontein Lugg.moreless
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    Women of Brewster Place

    Women of Brewster Place

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    Based on the novel by Gloria Naylor, a group of women live together in a rundown housing project at Brewster Place. They must stick together while struggling with issues surrounding racism, poverty and the men in their lives.moreless
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    Ken Burns: America

    Ken Burns: America

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    PBS
    Ken Burns: America is a historical documentary TV series developed by PBS that follows the award winning and acclaimed historical documentaries of Ken Burns, an American director known for his intimate and no-hold approach in his films. In the America series, Burns has spent the past twenty years telling the stories of topics deeply ingrained in the history and culture of what makes America what it is today. From the deeply American classic of baseball with its die hard fans and memories and myths that cross all generations (Baseball) to the bloody war between brothers in the civil war (The Civil War) to the development and dominance of America’s first form of mass medium in the form of the radio (Empire of the Air), Ken Burns holds nothing back in sharing, enlightening, and expanding upon the knowledge of who, what, when, where, why, and how these pieces of the United States became the defining factors of the American people and, in some ways, the world. Baseball, the Civil War, radio, inventor Frank Lloyd Wright, the infamous development of Jazz, the unparalleled achievement of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and the Women’s Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are all just some of what Ken Burns considers American Stories.moreless
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