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Favorite Older TV Shows and Movies

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Im curious what people's favorite  TV Shows and Movies are, however Im referring more to older movies and TV shows( pre 1980 )

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Not necessarily favorites as in "There is nothing better than", but shows I watch occasionally include TOS and the Twilight Zone... Wish I had that show on DVD. It's really good.

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1 hour ago, Cheif Operations Director said:

( pre 1980 )

Thank you for this I was waiting for someone to say they remember watching Arrested Development with their parents or something.

+1 to @Delay's TOS and Twilight Zone. I'll throw in, in no particular order and leaving out many shows I'm just not thinking of:

  • Original Doctor Who
  • MASH (trivia: The show lasted longer than the war in which it was set)
  • Leave It To Beaver (As the younger of 2 brothers this was like MY SHOW)
  • A lot of Columbo (Not my fault it was so good it lasted decades)
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Im a fan of Hogan's Heroes

11 minutes ago, 5thHorseman said:

Thank you for this I was waiting for someone to say they remember watching Arrested Development with their parents or something.

+1 to @Delay's TOS and Twilight Zone. I'll throw in, in no particular order and leaving out many shows I'm just not thinking of:

  • Original Doctor Who
  • MASH (trivia: The show lasted longer than the war in which it was set)
  • Leave It To Beaver (As the younger of 2 brothers this was like MY SHOW)
  • A lot of Columbo (Not my fault it was so good it lasted decades)

I have not seen any of those shows, lol I live under a bit of a rock

44 minutes ago, Delay said:

Not necessarily favorites as in "There is nothing better than", but shows I watch occasionally include TOS and the Twilight Zone... Wish I had that show on DVD. It's really good.

TOS?

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4 minutes ago, Cheif Operations Director said:

Im a fan of Hogan's Heroes

Oh man I loved that. I still quote Schultz when denying I know something.

4 minutes ago, Cheif Operations Director said:

TOS?

That's the common abbreviation for Star Trek. No, it's not French or something (Treque o Star) but "The Original Series"

As far as movies are concerned, some of my all-time favorites from before 1980 are (again in no order):

  • Star Wars (duh)
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Casablanca
  • Dr Strangelove
  • North By Northwest
  • Murder on the Orient Express

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14 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:

Thank you for this I was waiting for someone to say they remember watching Arrested Development with their parents or something.

  • Malcom in the Middle
  • Lost
  • Futurama
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

You know, the Golden Age of Television....

:D

14 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:
  • MASH (trivia: The show lasted longer than the war in which it was set)

To this day, I still haven't seen the last episode of MASH. The night it was on I, The King of the Procrastinators, had a report due at school the next day. So while the rest of the family was watching MASH I was sitting in the dining room writing about biology, IIRC. Never managed to catch it in reruns, not enough of a fan to buy or rent the DVD. Should see if it's on streaming somewhere, just to be completionist.

14 hours ago, 5thHorseman said:
  • A lot of Columbo (Not my fault it was so good it lasted decades)

My parents loved all those 70s crime shows. Quincy, Rockford Files, Kojak, Streets of San Francisco. I would watch them once in a while, but I mostly had other things to do.

My favorites, when I was a kid: Battlestar Galactica (the original), Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (Erin Gray made me feel all funny inside. :D), Baa Baa Black Sheep (Now renamed Black Sheep Squadron in syndication. Boooring!). Trying to think what else got me out from behind a book or a game. Oh, Thunderbirds! Loved Thunderbirds, although it was in syndication when I was a kid and hard to find on the air. I would watch Star Trek and Twilight Zone if they were on, but I wasn't a huge fan, I wouldn't seek them out.

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Favourite 'old' movies: Star Wars, Star Wars ESB, Star Wars ROTJ

Favourite 'old' TV shows: Star Trek Voyager

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7 hours ago, TheSaint said:
  • To this day, I still haven't seen the last episode of MASH.

They're all happy and nothing bad happens. 

At all. 

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5 minutes ago, Vanamonde said:

They're all happy and nothing bad happens. 

At all. 

SPOILER ALERT!!!

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46 minutes ago, Vanamonde said:

They're all happy and nothing bad happens. 

At all. 

That poor chicken!

Okay I won't say any more lest...

40 minutes ago, TheSaint said:

SPOILER ALERT!!!

 

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TV Top 5

The Young Ones

Father Ted

Any Q series by Spike Milligan

Monty Python TV series

Sgt Bilko

 

Film Top 5

The Blues Brothers

The Jungle Book

Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

orig. Star Wars Trilogy

2001, A Space Odessey

 

 

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Here's my list of pre-1980 shows and movies (although TV shows from the 80's would be a lot easier)... not in any particular order.

TV

Space 1999

The Six Million Dollar Man

Star Trek TOS

 

Movies

All the President's Men

2001: A Space Odessey

Alien

Ice Station Zebra

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Posted (edited)
On 8/7/2019 at 5:48 PM, 5thHorseman said:

MASH (trivia: The show lasted longer than the war in which it was set)

There was an old Mad Magazine piece from the early 80's with a bunch of TV show headstones. One that always stuck out was the one for MASH (I can't seem to remember any of the other shows named in the piece). I don't recall the first half of the epitaph, but the second half of the quatrain was "Served twelve years in a three year war!" Google has failed me in trying to find it in a reasonable period of time.

Favorites, hmmm... BR, BSG, TZ, Quincy, yup. SW, yup. I wanna say Raiders of the Lost Ark, but that was 1981. Oh yeah, The Fantastic Voyage, You Only Live Twice, and Moonraker!

But nobody has mentioned Happy Days. Or.....
 

Spoiler

 

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Now, if one were to catch some shows from across the pond, Dave Allen at Large  and Benny Hill made for a good one-two punch.

Edited by StrandedonEarth

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I don't remember anything pre-1980...... 

TV? Aside from things already mentioned ("MASH", "Hogan's Heroes"), about the only TV show I could watch any time it's on would be "Taxi". Just barely pre-1980 though. 

Movies? I think we had another thread for that, but for pre-1980 really it just comes down to "Bridge on the River Kwai" and "Star Wars". Maybe "The Great Dictator". Lots of other films from the pre-1980s that I like, but most of my "favorites" came out in the 80s and 90s.

 

On 8/8/2019 at 7:19 PM, 5thHorseman said:

That poor chicken!

:(

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After my vampire phase (started by Sommer-Bodenburg, not Meyer) in my preteens i moved right into a complete supernatural thing - so I should mention the ghostbusters movies and animated TV series.

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Magnum PI was my favorite show of all time.  I made sure to visit several several of the sites from the show when I visited Hawaii.

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