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Tho it was sometimes a little stilted it was still a favorite.

Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said:

My pick would be the Mantis:

Miles Hawkins thought he had it all -- money, brains, a great family and a killer serve. A bullet changed his life. Left him paralyzed. Now, today, it's about to change again. Hawkins has invented a "harness." It's a piece of cutting edge technology with a headgear which allows the transmitters in the brain to bypass the spine. Translation: he can walk again. Actually, he can do more than that. He has more than he had before. Increased strength, speed, agility. The one thing he can't do is be normal. Either he's in a wheelchair, or he's in this techno-getup. Can't take a stroll in the park like you or me. What's he to do? At first a reluctant hero, Hawkins is drawn into a world of fighting crime because the violence which turned his life upside-down is doing the same to the world around him. While in the harness and headset, he assumes the identity of the Mantis and fights back. He's armed with a sophisticated array of hi-tech tools like the Chrysalid, a prototype police vehicle that can fly and go underwater. He's assisted by two people. John Stonebrake is his long-time friend and professional colleague who also happens to be the best man around for turning Hawkins' theories into nuts and bolts circuit boards. Taylor Savidge is a fast-wheeling, Gen-X bike courier who found out about the Hawkins/Mantis connection and demanded his way onto a team where an action junkie like himself can feel at home. Lined up in opposition is everyone else. The cops (including Detective Leora Maxwell who Hawkins is falling for) thinks he's making them look bad and want him brought to justice as a vigilante. The media wants to expose him. The criminals think he's bad for business. "M.A.N.T.I.S." takes place in a huge megalopolis on the West Coast. It takes place today. He could be in your neighborhood tonight. The Mantis...


The original Night Stalker with Darrin McGavin or the reboot?
Gayle Bell said:

Night Gallery and Night Stalker, fun times.

Deep space 9.

I enjoyed the Mantis movie pilot tremendously.  I thought the series, and its changes, ruined the concept.  In the pilot Hawkins is a genius, not just a lucky rich guy.  He invents all his gadgets himself, rather than being reliant upon the genius of someone else, like Stonebrake.  I thought the Taylor Savage character was an idiotic pander/comedy relief that served no purpose, and in fact distracted greatly.  Compare this with the science-educated (biological) brother and sister African youngsters he 'adopts' and makes his associates/sidekicks in the movie.  They operate with him more like the team in the medical drama 'House' rather then an echo chamber Scooby Gang.  And of course, how can you ever justify dropping Gina Torres from the cast!
Jarvis Sheffield - Admin said:

My pick would be the Mantis:

Miles Hawkins thought he had it all -- money, brains, a great family and a killer serve. A bullet changed his life. Left him paralyzed. Now, today, it's about to change again. Hawkins has invented a "harness." It's a piece of cutting edge technology with a headgear which allows the transmitters in the brain to bypass the spine. Translation: he can walk again. Actually, he can do more than that. He has more than he had before. Increased strength, speed, agility. The one thing he can't do is be normal. Either he's in a wheelchair, or he's in this techno-getup. Can't take a stroll in the park like you or me. What's he to do? At first a reluctant hero, Hawkins is drawn into a world of fighting crime because the violence which turned his life upside-down is doing the same to the world around him. While in the harness and headset, he assumes the identity of the Mantis and fights back. He's armed with a sophisticated array of hi-tech tools like the Chrysalid, a prototype police vehicle that can fly and go underwater. He's assisted by two people. John Stonebrake is his long-time friend and professional colleague who also happens to be the best man around for turning Hawkins' theories into nuts and bolts circuit boards. Taylor Savidge is a fast-wheeling, Gen-X bike courier who found out about the Hawkins/Mantis connection and demanded his way onto a team where an action junkie like himself can feel at home. Lined up in opposition is everyone else. The cops (including Detective Leora Maxwell who Hawkins is falling for) thinks he's making them look bad and want him brought to justice as a vigilante. The media wants to expose him. The criminals think he's bad for business. "M.A.N.T.I.S." takes place in a huge megalopolis on the West Coast. It takes place today. He could be in your neighborhood tonight. The Mantis...


The original is the best. Darren Mcgavin did the best


Lee Taylor said:


The original Night Stalker with Darrin McGavin or the reboot?
Gayle Bell said:

Night Gallery and Night Stalker, fun times.

"American Gothic" from the mid-nineties. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/American_Gothic_(1995_TV_series)

And "Hannibal"! 

I saw "Land of the Giants" mentioned, which I watch late nights on MeTV. That would be great, too.

With Hawaii Five-0 and MacGyver already on the air and Lost In Space on the drawing boards, all the old shows are already back. (We won't even go into the movies: Baywatch, CHIPS, Transformers, Power Rangers...)

But if I got to choose a show, I'd pick Star Trek: Enterprise, 'cause they cancelled it just when it started getting good (because they had enough shows to put it in syndication). But, if I had the chance, I wouldn't, 'cause I'm looking forward to Discovery.

I think bringing back old shows, even when the revivals are successful (Battlestar Galactica), ultimately, it's like what the guy said in Jurassic Park about bringing back dinosaurs:

You read what others had done and you took the next step…You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox… (you) were so preoccupied with whether or not (you) could that (you) didn't stop to think if (you) should.

Friends! 

Max Headroom gets my vote. I think an updated version would be awesome.

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