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6 Classic Shows That Are Worthy Of Being Watched

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.

This Gene Roddenberry creation made its debut on NBC on Thursday, the 8th of September, 1966.

Back then, the actors William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy were household names.

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.

This American-Canadian action/crime-drama was created by Ed Spielman and it starred David Carradine as Kwai Chang Caine and Chris Potter as Peter Caine.

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.

This show was created by James Cameron and it was produced by Gale Anne Hurd.

This science-fiction film is about a Terminator from the future (2029); it time travelled to the year 1984; its mission is to kill all women with the name, Sarah Connor.

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:

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

George Lucas’s, Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back, was first released at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, the 17th of May, 1980.

This epic/space opera film was directed by Irvin Kershner and produced by Gary Kurtz.

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:

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.

Wrapping Up

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?

Please feel free to share your unique perspective via my blog’s comment section.

And, thank you so kindly for reading!


53 thoughts on “6 Classic Shows That Are Worthy Of Being Watched

  1. One of the gifts I got for Christmas 2020 was a replica of Han Solo’s gray-blue jacket from “The Empire Strikes Back.” My friend (and frequent film collaborator) Juan Carlos Hernandez and his wife bought it at The Bradford Exchange.

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  2. These are top-notch shows, in my opinion. I have seen all of them except La Femme Nikita. Good selection, Renard, and definitely classics that will hopefully be around for a long time.

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  3. Totally AGREE with you Renard! I’ve watched ALL “Star Trek” series…. They are all so well done for different reasons. I will say my FAVE Captain is Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”. Of course I LOVE the original series! My Mother Jacqueline actually met William Shatner in Montreal, Quebec in 1949 & she kissed him on the cheek & got his Autograph. (I never did find it after she passed away…) William was 18 & just starting out & my Mother was 19 & hoping to break into acting (but that did not happen). A lovely little story tho’.
    I LOVE “Kung Fu: The Legend Continues”. The young man who played Peter Caine, Kwai’s son is named Christopher Potter & is also a Canadian actor. This was his ‘break out role’.
    And “Le Femme Nikita” was amazing!! Peta Wilson is now 50 years old…where has the time gone???
    Hope you had a Merry Christmas (however you celebrated).
    Sherri-Ellen & **purrss** BellaDharma

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  4. My kind of list! Always happy to see you talk movies and/or shows. 2020 was the year I finally watched Star Trek from the beginning. I watched the entire original series in the summer, The Next Generation in the fall, and all the movies in between. I only know about Kung Fu because of Quentin Tarantino, but I haven’t seen it. I grew up watching Terminator. The Ten Commandments is my favorite biblical epic. Everyone grew up with Star Wars and I’m no exception. Finally, I’m interested in La Femme Nikita, but I don’t really have the time to watch it.

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    1. 🙂 I did not forget about “Babylon 5”. I barely remembered the details of the episodes of the show (So, I thought that it was best to leave it off of my list).

      “Babylon 5” was a lovely space opera/drama series.

      May you have yourself a wonderful 2021!

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