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Stand by for action with episode 115 Stingray. Assistant DA hires Ray after her boss the DA shows up with the intellect of a 6 year old just before they are supposed to go to trial in big case. Ray tracks the events back to an organized crime leader and infiltrates the compound to gather more information. While there, he is asked to assist the wife of the doctor running the operation for the crime lord.  
Episode 114 we return to the new Village. An update to the cult favorite series from the 1960s, about a government agent who is kidnapped, and sent to a remote island known as "The Village". "Be seeing you"
Episode 77 is Tales Of The Gold Monkey need I say more....Oh alright then... Set in 1938 in the South Pacific, the series is about an ex-Flying Tigers pilot named Jake Cutter (Stephen Collins). Now the operator of an air cargo delivery service based on the fictional South Seas island Bora Gora, he flies a red and white Grumman Goose called Cutter's Goose. Jake's best friend is his mechanic Corky (Jeff MacKay), a good-hearted alcoholic with a memory hazy from heavy drinking. However, a one-eyed Jack Russell terrier named Jack (Leo).  
Episode 76 is Monkey time....this cult classic is just amazingly entertaining. Born from an egg on a mountain topThe punkiest monkey that ever popped He knew every magic trick under the sun To tease the God And everyone and have some fun Monkey magic, Monkey magic. Monkey, also commonly referred to as "Monkey Magic" (the show's title song). Japanese television drama based on the Chinese novel, Journey to the West, by Wu Cheng'en. Filmed in north-west China and Inner Mongolia.      
Episode 72 is The Invaders 1995, Some sell him out someone won't believe a pilot called Nolan Wood (Scott Bakula) That the invaders are here. The Invaders (or The New Invaders) is a two-part television miniseries(failed pilot) based on the 1967-68 original series The Invaders. Directed by Paul Shapiro.    
Episode 71 The Invaders is a Quinn Martin production that run from 1967 to 1968 about David Vincent ,A man too long without sleep who took a wrong turn and discover an alien invasion but know will believe him. He will not stop, he keeps on talking Just a tie and a suit He's a lonely persuader Fist-throwing crusader Against invaders Won't be mute.    
Episode 70 is Ryan Gosling as Young Hercules ,it's a shame he hasn't gone to do more stuff he was pretty good. The show features the efforts of Ares, the god of war, played by Kevin Tod Smith, who attempts often to destroy his younger half-brother to win over Zeus' good graces. Among his group is his nephew Strife, who is the rather weaker member of the team. Strife's mother is Discord, goddess of retribution , who acts more level-headed and power hungry than her counterpart on more than one occasion.  
Episode 69 is Xena Warrior Princess ,not sure how she is a princess her mum owns a tavern..... we talk about the Herc spin off from 1995 starring Lucy Lawless and Renee O'Connor. Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess with a dark past, sets out to redeem herself. She is joined by small town bard, Gabrielle. Together they journey the ancient world and fight for the greater good against ruthless Warlords and gods  
Episode 68 we take a look at Hercules The Legendary Journeys staring Kevin Sorbo, this 1995 TV show focuses on Hercules (and sometimes his mate Iolaus but not as much has you think)    the demigod fight the forces of evil on a weekly bases and is very loosely based on greek mythology.            
Episode 65 we look at Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. On a mission to Mars Captain Black and two other (Bert and Ernie (actually they where never named)) mistake the peaceful Martians scanner has a deathray which they then lay waste to the mars base, luckly  the Martians have the ability to rebuild thier base, so no harm no foul ?... the Martains are a bit miffed and decide to destory the Earth and all Earth men ( and probably the women too although it's never mentioned) but slow over along time bit by bit starting with killing the World President.  
Episode 64 is Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds and they are go. 5...4...3...2...1... Thunderbirds are go! Calling, International Rescue Calling, International Rescue Calling, International Rescue... Thunderbirds follows the exploits of the Tracy family, headed by American ex-astronaut turned multi-millionaire philanthropist Jeff Tracy he is a widower with five adult sons The Tracys form International Rescue (IR), a secret organisation dedicated to saving human life.    
Over the next 8 episodes we look at Gerry Anderson's Supermarionation , starting with Four Feather Falls. The series is set in the fictitious late 19th-century Western town of Four Feather Falls, Kansas, and features the adventures of its sheriff, Tex Tucker. In the first episode, Grandpa Twink relates the story of how it all began to grandson, Little Jake
Episode 59 is here with Gerry Anderson's Space Precinct, it has flying cars alien more aliens and space police The year is 2040 and there's not a lot of backstory to fill in the gaps, so lets say the human race meets some aliens and some of them want to be Cops and some Gangsters. The series is set in the year 2040 and starred American actor Ted Shackelford as former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police force on the planet Altor in the Epsilon Eridani system. Brogan and his partner Jack Haldane (played by Rob Youngblood) must adjust to living in another solar system, and investigating crimes being committed by aliens as well as humans (that's more backstory than the pilot episode told us).
Episode 58 is a double on Space Academy and Jason Of Star Command!!! Space Academy (1977) The adventures of the young space cadets of Space Academy in the year 3732. Commander  "Doctor Smith" Gampu is the leader of the academy. Jason Of Star command (1978) Jason was an officer of Star Command, which was located on the same asteroid as Space Academy. Both have groundbreaking special effects and Sci Fi veterans in Jonathan Harris (Lost in Space ) and James Doohan (Star Trek) , what more could you want.
Episode 56 is about 1976 ARK II, Three young scientists and a talking Monkey journey acorss the land in the high tech vehicle Ark II. unfortunately our first recording didn't work so we had to do it again (but you never know that ) For millions of years, Earth was fertile and rich. Then pollution and waste began to take their toll. Civilization fell into ruin. This is the world of the 25th century. Only a handful of scientists remain, men who have vowed to rebuild what has been destroyed.
Episode 55 we look at The Starlost ( okay we never heard of it either ). This 1973 show stars Keir Dullea ( 2001's Dave Bowman ( this show is not full of stars )). Foreseeing the destruction of the Earth, humanity builds a multi-generational starship called Earthship Ark, 50 miles (80 km) wide and 200 miles (320 km) long. The ship contains dozens of biospheres, each kilometres across and housing people of different cultures.
Star Cops is a BBC Show which is a mashup of Sci-Fi and detective show but try to be grounded in real science. Star Cops is set in the year 2027—some 40 years into the future at time of broadcast—a time in which space travel has become common and mankind is in the process of exploiting and colonising the Solar System. There are five permanently manned space stations orbiting the Earth and there are bases on the Moon and Mars. Approximately 3,000 people are living and working in space.
In episode 53 we talk about Gerry Anderson's UFO (1970 )set in the future of 1980's where them pesky aliens are attacking earth but for what reason ( to catch Pokemon or plant them ) will we ever find out. UFO was the Andersons' first totally live-action TV series. Despite the assumption of many TV station executives, the series was not aimed at children but was intended for an older audience; many episodes featured adult themes such as adultery, divorce, and drug use. Most of the cast were newcomers to Century 21, although star Ed Bishop had previously worked with the Andersons as a voice actor on Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons.
Episode 50 is a double one with" Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Electra woman and Dyna girl" 00:00:00 Terminator TSCC 00:44:59 Electra woman and Dyna girl 01:13:39 Question Time, where I quiz my Co-Host on our own Podcast Four years after Terminator 2, Sarah, her son John, and Cameron (a Terminator that has been re-programmed to protect John), are being pursued by a Terminator, Cromartie, sent back through time to assassinate John. That's that one and then Electra woman and Dyna Girl (our lost episode...lost on purpose) the duo would don skintight spandex in a bright flash of light called an "Electra-Change," get into the "ElectraCar," and use an array of technically advanced gadgets to thwart an eclectic collection of supervillains
Episode 41 is here and it's Star Trek Voyager time, lets get stranded in the Delta Quadrant with this fifth incarnation of Star Trek series.
This week we look at Star Trek The Next Generation and the first episode encounter at farpoint. premiered in syndication on September 28, 1987. The Crew are placed on trial by the all powerful Q to find out if humanity is a dangersly savage race that the Q need to build a wall to keep us out ( and make the federation pay for it ).
It's spooky spooky Halloween Time, we look at the most scary shows we can handle Starting With Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
the avenues and alleyways Where the soul of a man is easy to buy everybody's wheeling everybody's steeling all the low are living high Every city's got em can we ever stop em some of us are gonna try. That's The Protectors 1972
1968 The Champions, what can you say about them other than.....
1960's Danger Man He's the greatest He's fantastic Wherever there's danger he'll be there He's the ace He's amazing He's the strongest he's the quickest he's the best Danger Man Danger man Danger Man.
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Created by
Brian & Paul
Podcast Status
Mar 15th, 2016
Latest Episode
Apr 16th, 2021
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