Science Fiction Tv Shows And Movies That have Not Aged well

Lafayette

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When you say campy I think of the old Batman tv show which in the long run was a disappointment to me.

I never thought of The Greatest American Hero in the same way. Batman and Robin were corny and not very believable where as The Greatest American Hero was. The poor guy, Ralph Hinkley, half the time didn't know what the powers were or how to use them, wasn't crazy about being a super hero in the first place, and on top of that had to contend with a gung ho FBI agent Bill Maxwell. Even if you (the viewer) couldn't identify with Ralph you could sympathize with him.

And on a minor note (again my opinion) Ralph Hinkley in his red underwear didn't look as bad as Batman and Robin in their costumes.

I believe if the network took the program more seriously it would have turn into a less cheesy program and made the Super Hero genre a more respectful genre than the big and bad joke that Batman was.
 

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Phoenix 5 and Star Maidens tv series. And the film A.I looks dated due to the twin towers rising out of the future flooded New York.
 
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I would say the TV series Sliders has aged terribly and it is a shame some concepts in the odd episode were very good.
 

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I thought Stargate SG1 was dated on day one. Same with Firefly.

Most of the X-Men movies look cheap.

The over CGI'd Star Wars Ep. 1-3 look like SyFy channel productions.
 

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Everything about this old 70s TV show looks incredibly dated! And in particular the female Moonbase Alphans and their purple bobs, overdone makeup and semi-revealing "string vest" things. And the blokes in their tight-fitting, loud coloured, no-collar suits and mandatory sideburns.

Moreover, you had the computers with lots & lots of flashing lights and banks of switches that didn't actually do or tell you anything. But looked sufficiently impressive for "1980"

It was a good show for its time: like a live-action Captain Scarlet/Thunderbirds rolled into one. But looks rather hokey now (although the gull-wing car Ed Straker swanned about in, had a very Delorean feel about it)

The opening theme music still gets the pulse going though!

Setting it in the year 1980 didn't help.:)
 

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Phoenix 5 and Star Maidens tv series. And the film A.I looks dated due to the twin towers rising out of the future flooded New York.

Ive seen a couple of episodes of Star Maidens. The special effects do look about quaint. :)
 

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I never thought of The Greatest American Hero in the same way. Batman and Robin were corny and not very believable where as The Greatest American Hero was. The poor guy, Ralph Hinkley, half the time didn't know what the powers were or how to use them, wasn't crazy about being a super hero in the first place, and on top of that had to contend with a gung ho FBI agent Bill Maxwell. Even if you (the viewer) couldn't identify with Ralph you could sympathize with him.

And on a minor note (again my opinion) Ralph Hinkley in his red underwear didn't look as bad as Batman and Robin in their costumes.

I showed my daughter TGAH 30 years after it came out (she was seven, the same age as I was when I first watched it), and she loved it. So... I think that indicates it aged well!
 

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Okay. Now I am a real moron. What does Ralph having to change his name has to do with me being a moron? I am not angry, just puzzled.
 

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We're having a strange miscommunication. I never said, not meant to imply, that you are (or that I think) you are a moron. :)

Hence "Far from it!" i.e. Greatest American Hero is an awesome show, and no one is dumb for liking it :)

As for the latter, that's just a (clunkily segued) related thought. Ralph started out as Hinkley until another Hinkley shot Reagan. Then his name was changed to.. Hamdy? Or something like that.
 

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Thank you for the clarification.:):):)

Yeah I remember Ralph having to change his name. I had a friend named Skip that thought the producers of the show were pretty cowardly for doing that.:notworthy::notworthy: His last name was changed to Hanley.
 

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Battle Star Galactica and Buck Rogers were not my favorite programs which was rather unfortunate because I like science fiction.

What disturbed me the most about Buck Rogers was that Buck Rogers was only a Captain and here he was bossing around Colonel. Deering. Anyone with any military knowledge knows that a Captain is below a Colonel. If there was a logical reason for this I don't remembered it being explain. On reflection it makes you wonder what else the writers, the directors, and producers were totally ignorant about.

The program I did like was 'The Greatest American Hero'.

Well, a naval captain is of the same rank as a colonel in any other service (in the USA; just looked it up) and Buck Rogers might have been a naval flier. And there is no doubt who had seniority! :)
 

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According to Wiki Buck Rogers was a NASA/USAF pilot so not a navy Captain. Must have because of seniority.
 

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We're having a strange miscommunication. I never said, not meant to imply, that you are (or that I think) you are a moron. :)

Hence "Far from it!" i.e. Greatest American Hero is an awesome show, and no one is dumb for liking it :)

As for the latter, that's just a (clunkily segued) related thought. Ralph started out as Hinkley until another Hinkley shot Reagan. Then his name was changed to.. Hamdy? Or something like that.

Changing his last name made no sense at all.
 

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It's fair to say that TV has now become so well produced that everything will not age well at all. We've become quite sophisticated with our TV requirements. The "Ship of the Week" shows we grew up with have been replaced by complicated and detailed story arcs with character backgrounds to go with them.
 

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It's fair to say that TV has now become so well produced that everything will not age well at all. We've become quite sophisticated with our TV requirements. The "Ship of the Week" shows we grew up with have been replaced by complicated and detailed story arcs with character backgrounds to go with them.

Indeed.:confused:
 

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