We all have our favourite shows — shows that we would not mind watching over and over.
Today, I am going to share six of my favourite classic shows with you; which are a wonderful combination of movies and television shows from the past.
So, without further ado, it is time for everyone to see which of the classic shows that managed to find their way on my list.
1.) Star Trek
When it comes to all the versions of Star Trek that was ever aired, the original science-fiction television series is my favourite.
Television viewers enjoyed the concept of exploring space, discovering new planets and seeing new alien races.
I remembered watching lots of reruns of Star Trek back in the eighties (And, I am proud to admit that I have no regrets about watching the reruns of those old Star Trek television series).
Fans of the show would be pleased to know that three seasons of Star Trek are available for streaming on Netflix.
2.) Kung Fu: The Legend Continues
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, is a well-put-together television series; it is a sequel to the original Kung Fu.
The four seasons of Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, was aired in syndication from Wednesday, the 27th of January, 1993 to Wednesday, the 1st of January, 1997.
I liked watching a Shaolin priest fighting the enemies of the underworld alongside his son — a police officer.
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues was nice while it lasted.
3.) The Terminator
The Terminator was released on Friday, the 26th of October, 1984.
Kyle Reese (a human soldier from the year, 2029) rescues Sarah Connor from the Terminator at a nightclub.
Kyle tells Sarah the horrific news about Skynet.
Some of the main stars of The Terminator are:
- Arnold Schwarzenegger; who portrays the role of a Terminator.
- Michael Biehn plays the role of Kyle Reese — a human Resistance fighter from the future; his job is to protect Sarah Connor.
- Linda Hamilton acts as Sarah Connor — the Terminator’s main target and the woman who is going to give birth to the future Resistance leader, John Connor.
The Terminator was a box office success; it amassed $78.3 million dollars.
4.) The Ten Commandments
Some of the older folks would remember seeing the American epic/religious/drama film, The Ten Commandments. It was written, narrated and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.
The Ten Commandments was released on Wednesday, the 8th of November, 1956.
Some of the huge stars in that film were:
- Charlton Heston; who did a wonderful portrayal of Moses.
- Yul Brynner; he acted as Rameses II.
- Anne Baxter; she played Nefretiri.
In a nutshell, The Ten Commandments is about an Egyptian Prince (Moses); who learns of his Hebrew heritage; he also learns about his Divine mission; which is to lead his people from bondage.
The Ten Commandments raked in $122.7 million dollars from the box office.
5.) Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back
The story of Stars Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back revolves around Luke Skywalker’s Jedi training with Yoda; which takes place after the Rebel Alliance is overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet, Hoth.
Some of the stars in this memorable film are:
- Mark Hamill; who did a fantastic job of portraying Luke Skywalker.
- Harrison Ford; he played the role of Han Solo.
- Carrie Fisher; she acted as Princess Leia.
- Billy Dee Williams; the talented actor that portrayed the role of Lando Calrissian.
- Anthony Daniels; who plays C-3PO.
- David Prowse; the man who wore Darth Vader’s menacing costume.
- James Earl Jones; the man who provided the voice for the Darth Vadar character.
- Kenny Baker; he portrayed R2-D2.
- Peter Mayhew; he acted as Chewbacca.
- Frank Oz; who provided Yoda’s voice.
The music for Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back was was absolutely amazing (We can thank John Williams for that).
Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back was a huge hit at the box office; it brought in a hefty sum of $550.9 million dollars.
6.) La Femme Nikita
The La Femme Nikita that I am referring to here is the action/drama/spy fiction television series; which is based on the French film, Nikita.
La Femme Nikita was adapted for television by Joel Surnow.
The television series was first aired on the USA Network on Monday, the 13th of January, 1997 and its fifth season ended on Sunday, the 4th of March, 2001.
Some of the stars of the La Femme Nikita television series are:
- Peta Wilson; who acted as the main character, Nikita.
- Roy Dupuis; the person who portrayed Michael Samuelle on the show.
- Matthew Ferguson; who played the character, Seymour Birkoff.
- Don Francks; the man who was known simply as “Walter” on the La Femme Nikita television series.
- Eugene Robert Glazer; the person who is well-known for his portrayal of “Operations” on La Femme Nikita.
- Alberta Watson; the talented woman who acted as Madeline.
What I liked most about the La Femme Nikita television series is that each episode made me feel like I was watching a high-quality movie.
Those six shows were certainly one of a kind and if you are one of those people who have been around the planet for quite a long time, there was a high probability that I sent you on a journey down Memory Lane.
Owners of Android TV boxes should be able to access some (if not all) of the classic shows that I highlighted.
Some of you probably have one or two of these classic shows among your DVD collection.
And, some of the people with curious minds, will probably look for download links on the internet for some of these classic shows.
By the way, have you seen any of the classic shows on my list?
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