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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2520 on: 22 Nov 2021, 14:25 »
Slight change of plan. No Estevez today. Instead I noticed that this fellow was in a couple of episodes. Hopefully the image quality is good enough to make him recognizable.


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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2521 on: 22 Nov 2021, 21:35 »
The actor is David Warner I believe.

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2522 on: 25 Nov 2021, 01:44 »
You are correct, sir.


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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2523 on: 25 Nov 2021, 13:52 »
Alright, since no one's guessing titles, here's a rundown of hints:

Ramón Estevez(Martin Sheen) was around the same age Emilio Estevez currently is.
Michael Easton played the main character.
The series is scifi/cyberpunk.
The series aired on Showtime in the US.
David Warner was in a couple of episodes.

New information:
The name of the series is similar to the name of a movie from the early 90s and vaguely takes place in the same world.

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2524 on: 25 Nov 2021, 16:11 »

The name of the series is similar to the name of a movie from the early 90s and vaguely takes place in the same world.

The David Warnermower Man?

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2525 on: 25 Nov 2021, 22:14 »

The David Warnermower Man?
Well, that's a guess at least. But not a single correct word.

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2526 on: 26 Nov 2021, 01:34 »
I never saw this, but judging from the description (from what I've read during random web surfing) is it the Total Recall TV series that actually mixed elements from other Philip K. Dick stories such as Blade Runner? (Or, is it the other way round, the Blade Runnerl TV series that actually mixed elements from other Philip K. Dick stories such as Total Recall?)

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2527 on: 26 Nov 2021, 01:48 »
Total Recall:  The Series?


EDIT:   Ack, Gilbert got in before me.   :tongue:

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2528 on: 26 Nov 2021, 05:41 »

The David Warnermower Man?
Well, that's a guess at least. But not a single correct word.

I think one of them isn't even a word.

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2529 on: 26 Nov 2021, 15:07 »
I never saw this, but judging from the description (from what I've read during random web surfing) is it the Total Recall TV series that actually mixed elements from other Philip K. Dick stories such as Blade Runner? (Or, is it the other way round, the Blade Runnerl TV series that actually mixed elements from other Philip K. Dick stories such as Total Recall?)
Total Recall 2070, which was indeed vaguely based on Philip K. Dick stuff.

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2530 on: 17 Jan 2022, 10:48 »
I think it's your turn Gilbert   :smiley:

I never saw this, but judging from the description (from what I've read during random web surfing) is it the Total Recall TV series that actually mixed elements from other Philip K. Dick stories such as Blade Runner? (Or, is it the other way round, the Blade Runnerl TV series that actually mixed elements from other Philip K. Dick stories such as Total Recall?)

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2531 on: 17 Jan 2022, 11:57 »
Hmmm...

Should be easy as long as you have watched this before.

Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2532 on: 17 Jan 2022, 12:23 »
Too easy :) But I have nothing to follow it up with right now, so I'll wait and see if somebody else guesses it.

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2533 on: 18 Jan 2022, 07:44 »
How's this for a scenario?

Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2534 on: 19 Jan 2022, 18:03 »
Since nobody else has made a guess yet: The Greatest American Hero.

Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2535 on: 20 Jan 2022, 02:37 »
Oh wow, I had forgotten all about that show. Used to love it when I was a kid!

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2536 on: 20 Jan 2022, 04:31 »
Since nobody else has made a guess yet: The Greatest American Hero.

Yes of course. As long as you have watched this it is too obvious.
Your turn!

Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2537 on: 20 Jan 2022, 06:29 »
I was living in the US when TGAH aired, so unfortunately it's etched in my brain forever together with stuff like The Dukes of Hazzard (ugh). But hey, not everything was awful. This was also from the same period and it still holds up pretty well today:



Again, pretty easy if you've watched it, I guess!

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2538 on: 21 Jan 2022, 20:08 »
Hill Street Blues?

Either that or... the other one from that time with a 4-letter acronym that I get mixed up with it, but I'll got with my gut as it has grown bigger than my brain during the pandemic.
« Last Edit: 21 Jan 2022, 20:17 by Mandle »

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Re: Guess the TV show
« Reply #2539 on: 21 Jan 2022, 20:13 »
Oh, and I also instantly knew The Greatest American Hero one. My reply of "How's this for a scenario?" was Bill's catchphrase from the show.

I also loved the little detail that they go into hiding in an FBI safehouse early on in the show and Bill does the food shopping. He buys dog biscuits by accident, thinking they are for humans. It's pointed out to him that they are for dogs but he tries one anyway and shrugs and finishes it off.

Then, often in later episodes you can see him pop one of the bone-shaped snacks into his mouth now and then. It is never mentioned by another character. They just seem used to it. But it is a great little easter egg that eating the dog biscuits became a habit for him after that first one.

Nice character building.
« Last Edit: 21 Jan 2022, 20:14 by Mandle »