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    It appears good taste is not only universal, it is "timeless" to. :)
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    I'm shocked. Was it really so long ago? I remember the series. Each one finished with a cliffhanger, when the time travelers would enter the tunnel and fall straight into trouble, and we would have to wait until the following week to find out how they wriggled out.

    I distinctly remember the episode when they wound up on the Titanic.
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    True. And even a lot of saved footage is found to be unusable later because it was stored poorly.

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    You memory serves you well.
    "Rendezvous With Yesterday" was the first episode of Season 1 of the series to air, September 9, 1966.
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    Serial time travel was also the theme of the series Quantum Leap,where each week Dr. Sam Beckett would end up as another person in a different time and place. The series ran from march 26, 1989 - may 5, 1993.
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    Looks like we didn't get the show (The Time Tunnel) in the UK until July, 1968, when I would have been 7 years old. Which still shows a pretty impressive memory.

    What I do find fascinating is that some of the featured events of the show; the sinking of the Titanic, the death of Marie Antoinette by guillotine, were familiar to me. Clearly, education was much more intense in those days than it is now.

    Apparently, in the UK, we only had 13 episodes before the series was dropped.

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    As a kid, I watched what I think was the original Battlestar Galatica series, which included Richard Hatch and Laurette Spang. A family friend even got me autographed photos of them.

    I also saw Star Wars and Star Trek, like everyone else. My favorite ST movie was the Wrath of Khan. Of the many ST series, I favored The Next Generation. I love Jean Luc Picard and Q. The best episodes were the Borg two-parter, which would've been even better on a movie screen instead of a TV. I also saw some ST episodes from two later series, with Sisko and Janeway in charge. I found the Sisko ones interesting, but not addicting. I found Janeway irritating -- overmelodramatic acting, and her voice sounded quavery and annoying.

    I liked the original Twilight Zone series, too, but maybe that wasn't quite scifi?
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    Probably not, Kay. But I doubt you'd get much dissent from SF fans. Thanks for reminding us of a great series.

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    Oh contraire. Twilight Zone was very high end SciFi. I didn't get most of it until later viewings as an adult. My favourite episode is "Time Enough At Last" starring Burgess Meredith as Henry Bemis, the bookworm.

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    I remember learning English and American ways, and I guess some social history, by watching Twilight Zone. So in a way it was educational for me, lol. I don't remember much about the episodes, but I remember the feeling of being creeped out. I kind of want to watch them again, but worry that some of the magic might be lost on me now.
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    I have a vague memory of that episode and now want to see it again.

    I've never found horror-slasher movies entertaining, because I could not buy into them, so they're laughable, not scary. But I found Twilight Zone chilling, because it made me think, and all those possibilities of the unknown were quite scary.
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    Along with the Twilight Zone I also really liked The Outer Limits.

    BTW, does anyone remember a series called Project Blue Book (I think?)?

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    The original Outer Limits series gave me nightmares as a child when I first saw it.

    Project U.F.O. Was a TV series loosely based on Project Blue Book. In some countries the series was known as Project Blue Book.

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    i liked The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits too.
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    + 1 for Battlestar Galatica, Star Wars and Star Trek, loved those shows. How about Lost in Space--used to love that show as well! By chance, is Wrath of Khan the one where one of the Star Trekkers gets that scorpion bug thing inserted in his ear?

    Also, loved Star Wars quite a bit I have the R2-D2 special edition Droid phone! :D
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    Yes to that. Late 70's show loosely based on the
    U.S. Air Force "Project Blue Book" which investigated UFO sightings. Was pretty good for the era.

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    Yes, Khan was the crazed guy who inserted bugs into people.

    I'm going to have to google the R2-D2 phone now. It sounds great. I once saw a hilarious backpack shaped like C3PO -- you wore it like Chewbacca wore C3PO on his back after he'd been taken apart for scrap.

    Oh, look, an iPad is involved: http://www.geekalerts.com/c-3po-backpack/
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    Wow, those backpacks are really cute. Even the Gremlin and yoda one is cool to!! Too funny, sure wouldn't want to wear that on a hot day, though!!
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    Agree with the sleepless nights. Especially after this episode "The Galaxy Being" where the alien is able to follow a TV signal and materialize on Earth.

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