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Old 10-09-2014, 06:02 AM   #1
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14 Forgotten TV Superheroes

How many of these tv shows do you remember?

14 Forgotten TV Superheroes

I remember watching:

Birds Of Prey
Black Scorpion
The Cape
Isis
Mr. Terrific


I think Mr. Terrific is the only one I would remember without being prompted by this column and that's only because I've always remembered the name Stanley Beamish for some reason.
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Old 10-09-2014, 06:26 AM   #2
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The only ones I don't recall are:

Automan
Mr. Terrific
Misfits of Science
Night Man

I had either watched or was at least aware of the others.
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Old 10-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #3
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:41 AM   #4
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The Invisible Man
Which one?

http://www.epguides.com/InvisibleMan_1958/

http://www.epguides.com/InvisibleMan_1975/

http://www.epguides.com/InvisibleMan_2000/
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:08 AM   #5
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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I remember watching:

The Cape
Isis
M.A.N.T.I.S.
Misfits of Science
Mutant X
Night Man
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:42 PM   #7
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The Invisible Man
What about it?
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:28 PM   #8
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:43 PM   #9
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The Invisible Man
Never saw it
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:46 PM   #10
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I loved Automan. Sci-Fi ran it a bunch of years ago, so I decided to watch it again.

I'm sure it's no surprise that it didn't hold up at all.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:57 PM   #11
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I really liked "Misfits of Science" as an 11-year-old -- developed a crush on Courteney Cox.

I closed-captioned all 13 episodes of "Birds of Prey." I think was one of the best shows I captioned during my career (which may tell you something about the overall quality of the shows I got to caption).
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Old 10-09-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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No love for the Greatest American Hero? For shame!
The thread and article are about "forgotten" tv superheroes. The Greatest American Hero not being listed or mentioned is a good thing.
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #13
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The thread and article are about "forgotten" tv superheroes. The Greatest American Hero not being listed or mentioned is a good thing.
Yeah, even though the show didn't last _too_ long, I think it's warmly remembered..
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:46 AM   #14
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1. Isn't The Greatest American Hero being relaunched by Fox?

2. I was hoping to see both The Phoenix and Starman on this list.
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Old 10-10-2014, 07:45 AM   #15
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Yeah, even though the show didn't last _too_ long, I think it's warmly remembered..
It ran for three seasons with a total of 44 episodes. These days, that's a lifetime.
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:07 AM   #16
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No love for the Greatest American Hero? For shame!
It's forgotten superhero shows.

I remember loving Mutant X, but it still wasn't a well-known show, being aired in a bad time-slot.
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Old 10-10-2014, 09:10 AM   #17
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You've forgotten Captain Nice ...!
played opposite Mr Terrific ...
both were pretty lame as things go these days, but it was all there was in the day (1967) ...

I'm happy with Flash and Arrow ...

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How many of these tv shows do you remember?

14 Forgotten TV Superheroes

I remember watching:

Birds Of Prey
Black Scorpion
The Cape
Isis
Mr. Terrific


I think Mr. Terrific is the only one I would remember without being prompted by this column and that's only because I've always remembered the name Stanley Beamish for some reason.

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Old 10-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #18
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It ran for three seasons with a total of 44 episodes. These days, that's a lifetime.
Even nowadays, 44 episodes over 3 seasons would be VERY few episodes per season on average. I didn't go check, I have no idea if it was originally a midseason replacement.
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Old 10-11-2014, 12:08 PM   #19
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  • I remember liking "Automan" when it was on. Then again, I also liked "Knight Rider."
  • Watched "Birds of Prey." Writing didn't engage me, but I liked the actresses. I think I just had the same frustrations with that that I generally do with the WB's and CW's take on the DC heroes.
  • "The Cape" - I think I watched it because it had Summer Glau. But I don't have any memory of it.
  • I'm pretty sure I watched Isis, but have no memory of it. (or "Shazam" for that matter)
  • I still like "Misfits of Science." It still defines the way I think of telekinesis - flashing photographic negatives and that "ch ch ch ch ch" sound.
  • "Mutant X" - Watched the whole thing, but don't feel good about it. It was kind of stupid.

I haven't seen it mentioned, but I was on the fence about "No Ordinary Family" - seemed okay, and I like Julie Benz. But I didn't find it engaging. Not like "Misfits of Science."
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Believe it or not! It ran for three seasons with a total of 44 episodes. These days, that's a lifetime.
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Even nowadays, 44 episodes over 3 seasons would be VERY few episodes per season on average.
That's 14-15 episodes per season -- nowadays, there are many dramas (even on the broadcast networks) that run only 10-13 episodes per season.
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Old 10-11-2014, 05:43 PM   #22
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The only two of these I recall seeing were Mr. Terrific and Captain Nice.

The article got the network wrong for Mr. Terrific. It was on CBS.
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:45 PM   #23
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Even nowadays, 44 episodes over 3 seasons would be VERY few episodes per season on average. I didn't go check, I have no idea if it was originally a midseason replacement.
1st season was 8 eps and started airing in March '81.
2nd season was 22 episodes
3rd season was 13/14 episodes but imdb only has air dates for the first 9 eps and the rest just say 1983.
A 14th episode says 1986.

I have not seen the show since it first aired, but I remember that they changed Katt's character's name very early in the show to Hanley from Hinkley because of John Hinckley's attempted assassination of R. Reagan. Imdb list the character as Ralph Hinkley.
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Old 10-13-2014, 05:11 PM   #25
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That's 14-15 episodes per season -- nowadays, there are many dramas (even on the broadcast networks) that run only 10-13 episodes per season.
Yeah, I wasn't including the cable networks... I was just thinking of 'full season' 22 episode orders which are the norm nowadays.
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