What Are Televisions Greatest Action Adventure Series

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The A Team. Corny, predictable, clichéd- yes. But it was staple tea time viewing during the 80s. Can't remember that much about it, but Dukes of Hazard was very popular when I was a kid. Not sure if it will have aged well.
 

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The A Team. Corny, predictable, clichéd- yes. But it was staple tea time viewing during the 80s. Can't remember that much about it, but Dukes of Hazard was very popular when I was a kid. Not sure if it will have aged well.

A series in which lots of bullets were fired and nobody died. ;)
 

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A series in which lots of bullets were fired and nobody died. ;)


It actually took me a long time to cotton on to this fact, and then only after reading about it on the Internet. When I went back and watched a few episodes I realised it was true - millions of bullets fired in the show over several seasons and hardly any casualties.
 

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It actually took me a long time to cotton on to this fact, and then only after reading about it on the Internet. When I went back and watched a few episodes I realised it was true - millions of bullets fired in the show over several seasons and hardly any casualties.

That was part of the charm of that show and it became a trope legendary proportions.:D
 

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The Six Million Dollar Man Steven Austin nearly killed in a crash of an experimental airplane. gets , Two New bionic Legs, a new bionic Arm and a bionic arm , He's now super fast , super strong and ca n see things from a great distance. He's America' greatest secret agent and covert operative. Battle a wise array villains Human, Alien and machine. :D
 

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Time Tunnel was my favourite as a kid, closely followed by Land of the Giants. Now I'm old and cynical I can't capture that same sense of excitement and anticipation.
 

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Time Tunnel was my favourite as a kid, closely followed by Land of the Giants. Now I'm old and cynical I can't capture that same sense of excitement and anticipation.

I too liked both of those series . In 2002 they made a one hour pilot Reboot of the series ,but no network was interested.:)
 

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Although they were puppets, as a kid I really enjoyed Thunderbirds, Stingray, and Captain Scarlet, U.F.O. was also a childhood favourite. Human Target is a under appreciated gem.
 

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Although they were puppets, as a kid I really enjoyed Thunderbirds, Stingray, and Captain Scarlet, U.F.O. was also a childhood favourite. Human Target is a under appreciated gem.

Wooden acting aside , they very netting tv shows.;)
 

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One of my favorites, way back when, was Search - not In Search Of.

It was a super advanced detective/spy type series with 3 field agents who rotated: Hugh O'Brian, Tony Franciosa, and Doug McClure. The Command Center was run by Burgess Meredith and he was in charge. The field agents had implanted receivers and microphones so the Command Center could monitor and record everything. The Agents also had a device like a medallion which had sensors and a mini tv camera, feeding back to the Command Center. They only did covert investigations for big bucks. I liked it, but it only lasted for one season.
 

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The Wild Wild West staring Robert Conrad and Ross Martin . Coral is secret agent James West and Ross Marin is sidekick is invertor and master of disguise . This series which ran from 1965 to 1969 was essentially a steam Punk Science fiction Western .:cool:
 

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The Wild Wild West staring Robert Conrad and Ross Martin . Coral is secret agent James West and Ross Marin is sidekick is invertor and master of disguise . This series which ran from 1965 to 1969 was essentially a steam Punk Science fiction Western .:cool:
Minor trivia: they used the same stuntmen in all episodes. By the early second season, they would simply improvise the fight scenes.
 

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Over here in England, we had Lew Grade's "ITC" company that churned out a steady stream of adventure series throughout the Sixties and Seventies. They usually involved globe trotting adventures set in exotic locations that in truth never ventured beyond Elstree studios, or the Surrey countryside. They haven't aged well, but have a certain wayward charm, with more ambition, wit and style than anything being produced today. Pride of place goes to "Danger Man" (Which I believe was known as "Secret Agent Man" in the US) which later mutated into "The Prisoner". Then of course, there was good ol' Roger Moore getting into a fist fight every five minutes in "The Saint".
 

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I think the best ones are Prisoner (1969) and Firefly.
 

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