Times gone by....those were the days...
Here are some of the shows I loved watching and remember (the first three were on ABS every Friday night during 1987-89):
The Highwayman-The semi-trailer truck had a built in chopper.
Hard Time on Planet Earth- the main character was very familiar; I saw him on Rambo II. He was an alien who crashlanded in the Mojave Desert and had a small hoverpod thingybob as an alalay.
Doogie Howser MD-a teen doctor? You're kidding, right?
Parker Lewis Can't Lose- High School Life, baby! I remember Miss Musso and her black-shirted pony-tailed bodyguard, plus Larry Kubiak and his Science Fair Award-winning Potato Light. Synchronize watches!
21 JumpStreet-Johnny Depp made it big here.
LA Law, Perry Mason and Matlock-Channel 9 had a gold mine waiting in these shows years ago, with LA Law on Thursdays 9 pm (dang, my dad used to record them-he had at least three VHS tapes full of these!), Perry Mason at 10-30 pm, and Matlock was on Ch9's wee-hour programming. They set the stage for the local success Ally McBeal and The Practice are enjoying now.
MacGuyver- creativity at it's best. From an alleged carnapper (according to Deo Macalma)? Even better!
Seaquest DSV and Seaquest 2032 (correction, yorimoto)-I loved the underwater scenes and CGI. I like some of the episodes, such as the one in SQ 2032 where they test a new fusion reactor, something happens and they find themselves warped back to the Cuban Missile Crisis, but with a twist: World War III had begun, and they must warp back two days more to find out what happened!
Another Nam show aside from NAM: ToD was China Beach, starring Kim Delaney as one of the USO artists entertaining the soldiers in Vietnam.
CHIPS-starring Erik Estrada, this show used to be on Ch7 evry weekday afternoons after Lunch Date during 1990-91. The CHIP in CHIPS stands for California HIghway Patrol.
BH 90210-America's kinda version of TGIS years before TGIS existed.
Knight Rider- what's so mysterious about a 'future lifeguard' and his black talking TransAm?
Captain Power-Hooked talaga ako sa show na 'to as a kid. Broadcast on Channel 7, and aired again on Solar years ago. Sven-Ole Thorsen (the big guy who played Tigris of Gaul in Gladiator and Killian's 'steroid-scoring' bodyguard in The Running Man) played the role of Tank Ellis, the heavy-weapons man with Very Bulky Armor.
Airwolf- years ago, pinalabas to Ctv 31. It's one mean mutha of a chopper!
A-Team- great mercenary show. may ringtone ng theme nito sa Smart ZED! When I read a Wizard article about casting calls for a modern-day remake, Tommy Lee Jones and Jim Carrey were among the suggestions pointed out there.
V- hindi ko masyadong naalala, pero i remember enough to make me wanna find a DVD of it.
Beauty and the Beast-future Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton was there. Nakakaiyak yung theme song, anybody know what it is?
American Gladiators-on Ch9 every Sunday nights@6 pm.
Space Above and Beyond-This was one sci-fi show that took me by surprise.
Amazing Stories- whenever we used to record Simpsons and War Of The Worlds every Friday night on Ch9, some parts of AS gets caught on tape. I remember the episode with Kevin Costner and Kiefer Sutherland on it: KC is a B17 bomber captain, his plane is shot to hell with no landing gear left, and his ball-turret gunner draws a B17 with colorful landing gear. Even though they have no more landing gear, the guy asks KC to activate them, while a priest on the ground prays for their safe landing. KS meanwhile couldn't get himself to kill the BTG. KC and the priest say 'when the former world has passed away' at the same time (tama ba?), KC activates the landing gear, and the crew is amazed that there are indeed landing gear going out of the wheel wells-even though they have been gone before! So, miracles do happen...
War Of The Worlds-This was a direct tie-in to the original 1938 radio broadcast and the 1950s movie. The series' plotline pays homage to them by passing them off as 'real'-the 1938 broadcast was passed off as an alien recon mission, while 'the main force arrived in 1953.'
SpellbindMedia, MSI was cool, starring the pre-Quinn Mallory (Sliders) Jerry O'Connell with super speed and flight abilities! 'You'll never guess My Secret Identity..."
Yan na muna. Isip pa ako....