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    ALF

    ALF

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    NBC (ended 1990)
    Gordon Shumway, last known survivor from the planet Melmac, crash-lands his spaceship into the Tanner family's suburban garage. Willie dubs him "ALF", short for Alien Life Form. After convincing a military officer that they are not harboring a space creature, the Tanners decide to take ALF in as a member of the family.moreless
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    Knight Rider

    Knight Rider

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    NBC (ended 1986)
    The adventures of Michael Knight and his incredible super-car K.I.T.T., Knight Industries 2000. Selected by a dying billionaire, Wilton Knight, Michael now works for the Foundation for Law and Government with the job of rooting out evil that is above the law, with only his trusty car!moreless
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    Quantum Leap

    Quantum Leap

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    NBC (ended 1993)
    "Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home."moreless
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    Voyagers!

    Voyagers!

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    NBC (ended 1983)
    Introduction: "We travel through time to help history along. Give it a push when it's needed. When the Omni's Red it means history's wrong. Our job is to get everything back on track. Green light kid, We did it!" ========================= Phineas Bogg is a member of a group people called Voyagers. They help history along. Give it a push where it's needed. He is a regular human that was living as a pirate a few hundred years ago, when he was chosen to be a voyager. He travels by way of a gold pocket watch like device called an omni. When the light is flashing red, it means history is wrong. His job is to fix it. In the pilot episode, Bogg ends up in 1982 when his omni malfunctions. (He is only supposed to be able to go as far as 1970.) He ends up in the apartment where 12 year old Jeffery Jones and his aunt and uncle live. (Jones parents were recently killed in an accident.) While there, Jeffery's dog grabs hold of Bogg's guide book (basically a history book.) Bogg being a pretty inept history person has no clue what to do without his book. One thing leads to another and Jeffery falls out of the building's window. The only way to save him is for Bogg to jump out after him and travel through time. Now Bogg is stuck in time with a 12 year old kid (Jeffery), no guide book, and no way of getting Jeffery back. But he does have an ace in the hole. Jeffery's dad was a history professor and Jeffery picked up much of his knowledge. So now the two of them, travel through time, giving history a push along where it is needed. =============== Company credits: Production Companies * James D. Parriott Productions * Scholastic Productions * Universal TV Distributors * MCA (video) * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) =================== Awards Young Artist Awards 1983 -- Nominated -- Best Young Actor in a New Television Series -- Meeno Peluce ========================= Release dates USA -- 3 October 1982 West Germany -- 1989 ====================== Timeline (Year, Episode, Place) ??? WORLDS APART-the Ice Age in Siberia 1450 BC-VOYAGERS!-baby Moses segment 1356 BC-TUT AND TUTTLE: THROUGH THE TIME PYRAMID-King Tut is a boy, Tommy Tuttle travels back in time from 1984. 1356 BC-VOYAGERS!-THE TOMB OF KING TUT-Nefertiti, Thebes 1311 BC-VOYAGERS!-THE TOMB OF KING TUT-learn Tut is dead-time changed, must be changed back 73 BC-VOYAGERS!-CREATED EQUAL-Spartacus segment 44 BC-VOYAGERS!-CLEO AND THE BABE-Mark Antony, Cleopatra 1066-VOYAGERS!-cannons are here and shouldn't be 1194-VOYAGERS-AN ARROW POINTING EAST-Robin and Merry Men 1216-death of King John. 1260-Nicolo and Maffeo Polo travel to China and back in 1269. 1262-VOYAGERS-TRAVELS OF MARCO..AND FRIENDS-Persia, Issac-Voyager Polo was in his early teens when they started out. Here in this episode, his brother and he are captured by Persian bandit Karaunas. 1271-Marco Polo journeys to China (TTT-ATTACK OF THE BARBARIANS puts his travels--but not necessarily his starting year, at 1275. 1275-VOYAGERS-TRAVELS OF MARCO...and FRIENDS-Marco Polo, Kublai Khan; time change-Marco never arrived. 1287-TTT-ATTACK OF THE BARBARIANS TTT-daughter of Kublia Khan--Sarit marries a fair haired dark faced stranger from a far away place but it is not Tony Newman. 1291-CROSSBOW-WIILLIAM TELL adventures begin. 1292-Marco Polo was in service to Kublai Khan from 1275 until this year. 1300-time of SINBAD--? 1492-VOYAGERS!-Bogg is supposed to go here in the pilot 1526-TTT-THE DEATH MERCHANT-possible time Niccolo Machiavelli was taken from, out of his time accidentally by the time tunnel. His signal almost matches Doug Phillip's signal exactly. 1537-year of Machiavelli's death 1649-VOYAGERS-THE KING AND THE VOYAGER-Queen Ann, son Louis XIV trades places with Jeff, Charles de Lorraine 1692-VOYAGERS!-AGENTS OF SATAN-Salem Witch trials 1699-VOYAGERS!-CLEO AND THE BABE-Isaac Newton 1746-VOYAGERS-MERRY CHRISTMAS BOGG-young George Washington and mom 1752-VOYAGERS!-BULLY AND BILLY-Ben Franklin, Penn, kite 1776-VOYAGERS-MERRY CHRISTMAS, BOGG-time change-enemy of America is George Washington! Nathan Hale. Bogg and Jeff fix this up 1789-VOYAGERS-OLD HICKORY AND PIRATE-Jean LaFitte, pirates 1798-VOYAGERS!-THE TOMB OF KING TUT-smaller tomb ransacked by Napolean in a time change! 1804-VOYAGERS-OLD HICKORY AND THE PIRATE-Lewis and Clarke 1814-VOYAGERS!-AGENTS OF SATAN-Francis Scott Key, Star Spangled Banner, Baltimore 1815-TTT-THE LAST PATROL-Gen. Phillip Southall is sent from 1968 to this time to save Tony and Doug. Last battle in the War of 1812. Army officer named Reynerson appears. 1815-VOYAGERS-OLD HICKORY AND THE PIRATE-Jean LaFitte was hung-time changed but is fixed; Andrew Jackson's forces won Battle of New Orleans. 1832-VOYAGERS!-THE DAY THE REBS TOOK LINCOLN-London, Eng-Charles Dicken and fiance Marion Brownlow, Artful Dodger, Fagin 1836-TTT-THE ALAMO-Col. Travis is briefly taken to 1968 but opts to return to his time to help the Americans at the Alamo. An Army officer named Reynerson appears. March 6, 1836. 1836-VOYAGERS-REMEMBERING THE ALAMO-Davy Crockett, Ella Curtis- survivor of the Alamo, 1836-VOYAGERS-THE TRIAL OF PHINEAS BOGG-book of Niccolo Machiavelli-evil Voyager Drake, Mexico, Sam Houston, Mexicans, Voyager Susan, Voyager Judge Garth, different Omni-s appear 1847-VOYAGERS!-CREATED EQUAL-Hannibal Missouri, Harriet Tubman, young Sam Clemens 1860-VOYAGERS-SNEAK ATTACK-Pony Express, young , Jackie Knox-from 1942 Hawaii comes with Bogg and Jeffry, Buffalo Bill is a rider; they bring a motorcycle from 1941 to get past outlaws. 1861-VOYAGERS-TRAVELS OF MARCO..AND FRIENDS-Clara Barton, Civil War 1863-VOYAGERS!-THE DAY THE REBS TOOK LINCOLN-time mess-Lincoln's kidnapping made the South close to winning the war--Bogg and Jeffry go back to a few months before to stop the kidnapping 1875-VOYAGERS-BARRIERS OF SOUND-Mabel Hubbard is deaf, Alexander Graham Bell, Bell and Mabel are to marry in 1939! Bogg falls in love with Mabel! This is why the phone was not invented-Mabel's father after they married gave Bell the financial support to make the phone! 1876-VOYAGERS-BARRIERS OF SOUND-helping Bell finish the phone. 1877-THE RIFLEMAN 1879-VOYAGERS!-WORLDS APART-Thomas Edison takes Omni apart, Menlo Park, NJ 1880-VOYAGERS!-BULLY AND BILLY-Billy the kid killed Ted Roosevelt in a time change, Bogg and Jeffry stop this change 1884-VOYAGERS OF THE TITANIC-Bogg, Jeffry, and Voyager Olivia Dunn help the rabies shot be made by Louis Pasteur, Jeff is bitten by a rabid dog 1888-VOYAGERS-BUFFALO BILL AND ANNIE OAKLEY PLAY THE PALACE-in Eng. 1889-VOYAGERS-JACK'S BACK-London, Jack the Ripper seems returned but this time it is really--Drake! Boggs is blamed. Drake is after the death of Nellie Bly and may also get Arthur Conan Doyle as well! Boggs stops him. Boggs is the inspiration for Jules Verne's hero in AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. 1890-VOYAGERS-BARRIERS OF SOUND-Dwight D. Eisenhower's mom is having trouble in labor, having him. Time change: no one has ever heard of a telephone! Later Bogg and Jeffry return to help deliver Dwight D. 1896-PARADISE-Ethan Cord gets charge of his 3 nephews and niece. 1896-VOYAGERS-MERRY CHRISTMAS BOGG-Labor dispute, Sam Gompers, Jeffry's great great grandfather and great great grandmother, Stephen and Amy Jones. Bogg almost lets them adopt Jeffry and almost leaves him. THE ALIENIST-novel by Caleb Carr-male 1898-VOYAGERS!-BULLY AND BILLY-Cuban war for independance against Spain. Time change due to Teddy Roosevelt being killed in 1880. 1903-VOYAGERS!-The Wright Brothers segment 1912-TTT-RENDEZVOUS WITH YESTERDAY-Titanic 1912-TTT-Raymond Swann is born. 1912-VOYAGERS-OF THE TITANIC-Molly Brown is on Titanic in a time change, the Omni of Voyager Olivia Dunn is taken by crooks who also stole the Mona Lisa. 1914-VOYAGERS!-WORLDS APART-Lawrence of Arabia, Akaba prison 1916-VOYAGERS-BUFFALO BILL AND ANNIE OAKLEY PLAY THE PALACE-Albert Schweizter, Chief Nagandi, Africa, slavers 1916-VOYAGERS-REMEMBERING THE ALAMO-WWI, Mata Hari, Churchill, Switzerland 1917-VOYAGERS!-WWI-Mary Murhpy segment-planes haven't been invented 1917-VOYAGERS-BUFFALO BILL AND ANNIE OAKLEY PLAY THE PALACE-Russian Revolution--time change-British allied with Russia and are fighting in the Rev. 1919-VOYAGERS!-CLEO AND THE BABE-Babe Ruth spring training 1922-VOYAGERS!-THE TOMB OF KING TUT-is being opened 1924-VOYAGERS!-AGENTS OF SATAN-Houdini, seances 1924-VOYAGERS-DESTINY'S CHOICE-movie is to be made by FDR; Bogg and Jeff and Eleonor Roosevelt must get him to fight his disease and get him to try to walk--into Eleonor's arms; Sara Roosevelt-FDR's mother appears; 1927-VOYAGERS!-CLEO AND THE BABE-Cleopatra, Bogg witness Charles Lindbergh's landing, Prohibition, Cleopatra teams up with Lucky Luciano to kidnap Babe Ruth! 1927-VOYAGERS-AN ARROW POINTING EAST-Chas. Lindbergh flight-later they watch Lindbergh arrive in Paris. They must convince him to make the flight. 1927-VOYAGERS-DESTINY'S CHOICE-Hollywood, The Jazz Singer must get made (actor who plays Jeffry starred in the 1980 remake). Franklin Roosevelt is the director of a movie--a time change! Omni is taken. 1938-VOYAGERS-ALL FALL DOWN-Joe Louis trains but quits-time change, Bogg and Jeffry must convince him to train and fight Max Schmelling. Bogg helps him train. 1941-VOYAGERS-SNEAK ATTACK-save MacArthur from Japanese bombing 1944-VOYAGERS-SNEAK ATTACK-Gen. MacArthur already died in Pearl Harbor and this is a time change 1945-VOYAGERS-PURSUIT-aka RACE FOR SPACE!-Warner Von Braun, Austria, Nazis, Gestapo, evil sabotaur Kammel and Bogg's girl friend scientist Erica see Bogg and Jeffry later in 1969 at Cape Kennedy-Apollo 11! 1946-VOYAGERS-TRAVELS OF MARCO...and FRIENDS-Bikini Atoll-A Bomb 1969-VOYAGERS-PURSUIT-Apollo 11, time change-space program shut down-German scientist captured by Russians in WWII. 1970-VOYAGERS-ALL FALL DOWN-Jeff lands a hijacked plane after gas knocks everyone out, Jimmy Carter was on board. So was John Wayne 1982-VOYAGERS!-Phineas Bogg accidentally time takes Jeffry Jones ===============moreless
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    Amazing Stories

    Amazing Stories

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    NBC (ended 1987)
    Amazing Stories is an incredible collection of short tales from the creative mind of Steven Spielberg. Most episodes ran in a half-hour time slot, with only a few going longer than that. In spite of the brevity of the show, each episode packs in a well-developed story, along with some subtle commentaries on human nature and morality.moreless
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    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

    Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

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    NBC (ended 1981)
    In the year 1987, NASA launched the last of America's deep space probes. Aboard this compact starship a lone astronaut, Captain William "Buck" Rogers, was to experience cosmic forces beyond all comprehension. In a freak mishap, his life-support systems were frozen by temperatures beyond imagination. Ranger III was blown out of its plan trajectory into an orbit 1,000 times more vast, an orbit which was to return Buck Rogers to earth 500 years later.moreless
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    V: The Series (1984)

    V: The Series (1984)

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    NBC (ended 1985)
    They came to Earth, disguised as friends. But instead, they took the planet's water and eat people for food. But there's a resistance... to save the people and the planet.

    V: The Series is preceded by two miniseries, V and V: The Final Battle.moreless
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    Misfits of Science

    Misfits of Science

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    NBC (ended 1986)
    Semi-superhero TV show that revolved around a group of young people with superpowers who are members of an American think tank and fight crime. Members included head scientist and fast talker Dr. Billy Hayes, who worked at the Humanidyne Institute and had no powers but led his team of patients and colleagues, including: Fellow scientist 7'4" Dr. Elvin "El" Lincoln, who hates basketball and sought a way to become normal height and developed a way to shrink to 7" for 14 minutes once/hour by injecting himself with a growth serum and tapping a nerve center in his neck; John "Johnny B" Bukowski, a rock musician who gained freak electrical powers when he was caught in an accident with a set of amplifiers. He uncontrollably absorbed electricity and could fire it as lightning bolts or channel it into super-speed, but water caused him to short circuit, burning him with potentially fatal results and forcing him to retire as a musician; Gloria "Glo" Dinallo, A 17 year old street delinquent, whose father was supposedly an alien, who could move anything she could see with her mind via telekinesis and was romantically interested in Johnny. Arnold Biefneiter, aka The Iceman, a cyrogenically frozen worker from 1937 who was brought back to life and had the power to radiate extreme cold as well as an obsession with Amelia Earhart and a love of frozen candy bars (Iceman was dropped after the premiere movie). The Misfits were aided (and sometimes hindered) by Billy's long-suffering supervisor Stetmeyer, Gloria's truancy officer (and Billy's love interest) Jane Miller, and obnoxious Humanidyne secretary Miss Nance. (clockwise from left - Mark Thomas Miller, Kevin Peter Hall, Dean Paul Martin, Kevin Peter Hall, Courteney Cox)moreless
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    V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

    V: The Original Miniseries (1983)

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    NBC (Mini-Series 1983)
    They came to Earth, disguised as friends. But instead, they took the planet's water and its people for food. But there's a resistance... to save the people and the planet.

    These two miniseries are followed by V: The Series, which aired on NBC for one season.moreless
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    Astro Boy (1963)

    Astro Boy (1963)

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    NBC (ended 1981)
    The 1963 black-and-white version of Astro Boy was the first anime to cross the Pacific and penetrate American television. It was highly successful as it drew the highest ratings at that time. It was taken off the air in 1966 as it completed its 104-episode run (193 episodes in Japan), having lost its popularity due to it not being in color and having "depressing" and violent themes and story lines.
    However, in 1980, Astro Boy was reborn in Japan and was brought back to North America in 1982 with a 51-episode color series (52 episodes in Japan).
    All 104 episodes of the original 1963 series which aired in the United States are now available on DVD.moreless
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    V: The Final Battle (1984)

    V: The Final Battle (1984)

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    NBC
    V: The Final Battle (1984) is the miniseries sequel to the NBC miniseries V: The Original Miniseries, where we are introduced to an alien race called "The Visitors", led by John And Diana (Jane Badler), who come to Earth with a secret evil plan. We join news cameraman Mike Donovan as he is becoming part of the resistance movement which is bent on exposing and defeating the Visitors. The resistance attempts a raid on a Visitor processing plant, where they are using humans for food, but find that their defenses are too advanced. When John is making a huge announcement at the Los Angeles Medical Center, claiming to have a medial breakthrough that will be a universal cure for cancer, the rebels infiltrate the hospital to take advantage of the media coverage. The resistance makes a desperate call for rebellion, but Diana has the scene re-enacted and passed off as the original broadcast. When Mike is invited to surrender in exchange for his son, he is taken into custody on the mothership. When a strange pregnancy reveals a deadly bacteria, they develop the "Red Dust" to try to stop the Visitors, but soon find that the stakes of doing so are much higher than expected.moreless