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  • #16
    Originally posted by Boonierat View Post
    Figures
    The list of TV shows that I've never wathced is a long one!
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    • #17
      Originally posted by mjhbuckeye View Post
      As a segue, does anybody remember when Fox-TV started original entertainment programming one of their few shows was a comedy starring George C. Scott as the US President? I'm sure I could look it up on IMDB, but as I recall it was a sitcom basically revolving around his family in the White House (at one point his wife leaves him). I remember that I liked th show quite a bit, but it didn't last for much more then its' initial season. I think this was television's first foray into the presidency.
      I found it on IMDB. Appears they only made a single episode. Here is a IMDB review:
      Sitcom about the POTUS played by George C. Scott. If he sounds like an unlikely sitcom star to you, you're right. This show was often serious, though it was structured like a sitcom and fits better into that tradition. That's not to say it wasn't funny too, but it dealt more realistically with the goings-on in the Oval Office than farces like "Hail to the Chief." George C. Scott was a great actor, and he did fine here. The tone of the show would've been a delicate matter in any situation, but it especially didn't fit with Fox in its early years. Perhaps it might have worked better on CBS.

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      • #18
        By The Dawn's Early Light was pretty good.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By_Dawn%27s_Early_Light
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        • #19
          Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
          How could I have forgotten The Wind and the Lion... ...???

          It was Brian Keith... Not Dennehy... Although they did look somewhat alike.

          That is my favorite all-time movie... "thumup:
          You are correct...

          I just keep seeing the face of Robin Wiiliams.
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Boonierat View Post
            The West Wing, not a movie, and it probably gets under your skin Dave, but I think it was a great TV show
            I followed that series religiously. I thought it was a very fine series.
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            • #21
              Originally posted by Captain General View Post
              By The Dawn's Early Light was pretty good.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/By_Dawn%27s_Early_Light
              I forgot abut that one, with Burt Lancaster as the villain.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                I forgot abut that one, with Burt Lancaster as the villain.
                No, this one was an HBO movie made in bout 1990. The bad guy was played by Darren Mcgavin of Kolchak the Night Stalker fame.

                You're probably thinking of Seven Days in May with Lancaster. It's a good one too though.

                Last edited by Captain General; 14 Aug 09, 21:19.
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                • #23
                  One of my favourites......

                  General Zod: [looking at the Presidential Seal on the floor of the Oval Office] I see you are practiced in worshiping things that fly. Good. Now, rise before Zod.
                  [the "President" stands up]
                  General Zod: Kneel before Zod.
                  [the "President" kneels]
                  General Zod: You are not the President. No one who leads so many could possibly kneel so quickly.
                  President: [appears from behind the other men] I'm the man they're protecting. I'm the President. I'll kneel before you, if it will save lives.
                  General Zod: It will, starting with your own.
                  Ursa: [walking towards a group of military men] What a backwards planet this must be, where the men wear the ribbons... and the jewelry!
                  [rips the ribbons off a general's uniform]
                  President: What I do now, I do for the sake of the people of Earth. But there is one man on this planet who will NEVER kneel before you.
                  General Zod: Who is this imbecile? Where is he?
                  President: I wish I knew.
                  [kneels]
                  President: Oh God.
                  General Zod: Zod!

                  -----------------------------

                  President: [on T.V] This is your President. On behalf of my country and in the name of the other leaders of the world with whom I have today consulted, I hereby abdicate all authority and control over this planet to General Zod. Only by following all his directives will the lives of millions be spared...
                  [desperately]
                  President: Superman! Can you hear me? Superman! Where are you...
                  General Zod: Who is this Superman?
                  President: You'll find out and when you do-...
                  General Zod: Come to me, Superman! I defy you! Come and kneel before Zod! Zod!
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Captain General View Post
                    No, this one was an HBO movie made in bout 1990. The bad guy was played by Darren Mcgavin of Kolchak the Night Stalker fame.

                    You're probably thinking of Seven Days in May with Lancaster. It's a good one too though.

                    Nope - not Seven Days. That one was B&W.

                    The one I'm thinking of was Twilight's Last Gleaming.

                    http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/5133...aming/overview
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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                      Nope - not Seven Days. That one was B&W.

                      The one I'm thinking of was Twilight's Last Gleaming.

                      http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/5133...aming/overview
                      All three are great movies!
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                        Nope - not Seven Days. That one was B&W.

                        The one I'm thinking of was Twilight's Last Gleaming.

                        http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/5133...aming/overview
                        Never seen that one. I'll have to check it out sometime.
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