Obscure film and TV Series?

Omega Doom

The White Reindeer
Perfumed Nightmare
Yes, I think that was an East European (perhaps Hungarian?) fairy tale series that was definitely not your usual kids programme. I think that there are lots of other memories for kids from that time, from the statues that come to life in the Enchanted Castle (now sadly unavailable to watch), the 'dream' sequence at the end of Stig of the Dump, the skull hidden in the walled-up room in The Clifton House Mystery, but probably the weirdest for me was Noseybonk. I'm really not sure what they were thinking of when designing this character.
Originaly the Singing Ringing Tree was a feature film which was shown on British television in sections. I have a copy on DVD and was quite disconcerted to find it was in colour. I'd seen it, like most kids of my generation, on a black and white TV. (Given the dates it was probably broadcast in B&W.)
Omega Doom is TERRIBLE. It's a studiobound reworking of Yojimbo with robots starring Rutger Hauer in a set the size of a high school class room. It's got a maguffin that makes no sense and unfinished ("we ran out of money") SFX obvious on screen.

Doomwatch is pretty lacking too.

Some obscure films become obscure for good reason, because they're not actually all that good. A lot of films play better in the internal cinema of memory than they do on a real screen. I'd put both these in that category.

Incubus I would say was a genuinely obscure film. It was thought lost for many years. (How do you loose a feature film shot in Esperanto starring William Shantner? That takes some talent.) But a copy with burnt in subtitles turned up a few years ago (in France? from memory) so the English subtitled version we have today has a lot of the screen blacked out to cover them up and make the English subtitles legible. (Spelling mistakes and all.)

It's a weird little movie I like it.
Men in Space 1959 to 1960. It was a series about the US embarking on getting men into outpace. Ive never seen an episode but im told it was quite a. good series.
Was that the one that starred William Lundigan??
There was a great Czechoslovakian film about time travel called something like Tomorrow I will scold myself with tea.
Jan Svankmajer’s Faust is worth a look. It tells the story through the use of live action, stop-motion animation and some large and quite creepy puppets.
Sorry, I'm referring to the TV show Omega Factor, which I mistakenly referred to as Omega Doom:

and the TV show Doomwatch, also from the 1970s:


The rest in my list are movies.

I also forgot to mention Survivors:

Absolutely loved Survivors back in the day. A lot more scarily relevant these days, but thankfully things never got that bad.

Brilliant show, and I really enjoyed the slow pace that the programme runs at, something that happened far more often in the 60s and 70s than today when audiences seem to expect something to be happening all the time.

There was a reboot of the show, but that is largely forgettable. In some ways it's a shame that there was no conclusion, or a final '30 years later' episode. But this was the new reality, so there couldn't really have been an 'ending' as such, and it didn't finish with any cliffhangers.
Quark A 1970's comedy science fiction series staring Richard Benjamin and Conrad Janis . Lasted 8 episodes . It did wonderful parody of Star War. He play Adam Quark Captain of intervalic garbage scow and his crew of misfits. I wish the network had given this series more of chance hone it did.
Liquid Sky [1982]
"A small, heroin seeking UFO lands on a Manhattan roof, observes a bizarre, drug addicted fashion model and sucks endorphin from her sexual encounters' brains."
The description does not do it justice. A wonderfully surreal, or at least just plain weird, 2 hours of cinema.
I was lucky enough to see it at a [10th anniversary?] screening at the BFI.
The audience looked like extras from the film.
Fall of the House of Usher.
I never read the book but this eight part adaptation was good. Creepy, as you would expect from Poe, and very well done. Highly recommended.
I've only watched the 1st episode so far, Droflet.
Is this a real adaptation of the Poe story, or just a series inspired by that story?
The themes seem very modern .
As I said, Farn, I didn't read the book but it's obviously set in the modern era and Usher's crimes are appropriately hideous for the times in which he lives/
As I said, Farn, I didn't read the book but it's obviously set in the modern era and Usher's crimes are appropriately hideous for the times in which he lives/

It might be worth noting that Robert McCammon writer book called Ushers Passing back in 1984 also inspired by the Poe Short story.
The Love War 1970 Starring Lloyd Bridges and Angie Dickinson made for tv movie made in 1970 by Arron Spelling its also the line of the tv series Invaders. Briges play an aline fight another group of aline win contest to determine Earth's fate. The side he represents wants to protect Earth , the other side want to destroy it .
I see in my comment above ive already mention The Love War in a prior comment.o_O

Korge 70,000 BC this was live action by Hanna Barbera in 1974 bout a Neanderthal family . It was pretty dull stuff and lasted for a season .

Space Rangers 1993 -1994 ran for about a season . The networked didn't really give it a chance.

The Hypernauts 1996 science fiction series ran for 13 episodes , wasn't a bad show . In terms of production clauses and effect it looked a bit like Babylon 5.
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The Norliss Tapes 1973 from Dan Curtis . It would have made.a good tv series.

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