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The Ultimate Childhood Thread

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl, May 3, 2018.

  1. ChapterAquila92
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    ChapterAquila92 Well-Known Member

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    Due to the vast amount of my television viewing time as a 90s kid consisting of TVO, Discovery and History:

    Magic School Bus
    Bill Nye the Science Guy
    Arthur
    Turning Points in History
    Daily Planet

    On top of that, I picked up the first season of Pokémon and a little bit of early Digimon, although I didn't really care for the latter all that much.
     
  2. Infinity Turtle
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    To some extent, so was I. It would have been very unpatriotic if I hadn't owned one of those DVDs...

    Horrible Histories! Merlin! Mainly because the ABC doesn't seem to make that kind of children's programs, so we stole them from other places...

    Personal favourites from when I was younger are probably Hairy Maclary, Maisy Mouse, Power Rangers (specifically any of the dinosaur ones), shaun the sheep is still a favourite (still quite near Wallace and Gromit), Dr Who, etc. :p

    My brother and I just seemed to find any Dinosaur DVDs we could get our hands on, normally documentaries. A mix of Walking with Dinosaurs/beasts/monsters and the Land before time :D
     
  3. Hyperborean
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    Dino thunder fan as well?!
     
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  4. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    I seem to have some vague memories about a TV programme featuring Maisy Mouse, although it must have been on when I was very little and not shown again since because those memories are vague.

    Shaun the Sheep was another of my favourites - loved the film of it they released recently.

    Again, that was me also - I loved the Walking with series - I have them all on DVD still - and the Land Before Time films were some of my favourites when I was little. I discovered Beasts and Monsters by watching them on what was UKTV History (when ‘natural history’ was natural history and not just a history of programmes about present day wildlife), and got them on DVD alongside dinosaurs. I also have Walking with Cavemen as well, a little-known one presented by Professor Lord Robert Winston that chartered how Homo sapiens survived when all other human species died out.
     
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  5. Nefertem
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    Goldorak, always watched it at my granny's
    Colt sievers
    Knight rider
    Löwenzahn
    Am dam des
    Any cartoons, mostly bugs bunny, tom and jerry, grisu...

    Hell. I could have learned eight languages instead....
     
  6. Crowsfoot
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    I have every eposide of Merlin recorded on my box
     
  7. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    I have all 5 series on DVD! Great series.

    I also have series 1 of Atlantis, the Greek mythology series the producers made after Merlin finished. Real shame to see it get cancelled after Series 2, probably to make way for yet more Doctor Who. :(
     
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  8. Aginor
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    Good ones!
    Especially Löwenzahn is just legendary.
     
  9. Krox_v.2
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    one of my favorite bits from Bill Nye the Science Guy.
     
  10. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Been watching the second series of the new Raven of late - I simply love it how they’ve not simply done a complete reboot, but included aspects of the original series in there to tie it in, so that the new series is more of a sequel to the original, such as including many challenges that appeared in the original (not least including the famous Leap of Faith and the Last Stand) and also having little story moments where the new Raven summons the original Raven to advise her on where to go next - they’re real Jedi Master-Padawan moments that really flesh out the story side and make it a treat for fans of the original series to watch. In fact it continues the series numbers after those of the original series, so while the original series was series 1-10, the new series has become series 11-12.

    It’s great too that the second series of the new series has come in - the first series of a new programme is always the most difficult as you’re on tenterhooks to see if it becomes popular enough with fans for a second series to be worth making, especially as this one was following on from an original series that had a huge cult following, at least in Britain anyway. Thankfully the new Raven series has evidently passed this test as the second series is being shown on CBBC right now.

    Would highly recommend the new series to all fans of the original Raven series!

    On a side note, it’s a good job they’re showing and repeating it as it’s one of the very few programmes on CBBC nowadays worth watching, alongside Horrible Histories when it’s from the original 5 series and Dragons: Riders of Berk. All the rest of what they show now is garbage in my view, to be frank, especially compared to some of the greats from when I was younger:

    Ed and Oucho’s Excellent Inventions
    Badger and Badger (R.I.P. Andy Cunningham)
    Bear Behaving Badly
    Basil’s Game Show
    The original late 90s Dennis the Menace and Gnasher series (the 2000s series they later showed was pretty bad compared to it, but even that was OK compared to the Hell Pit Abomination they’ve cooked up now)
    50/50

    And many many more!
     
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  11. pendrake
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    I liked Merlin.
     
  12. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    Great series - who was your favourite character? The dragon was my fave!
     
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    Did the Dragon character appear in the first season? Sadly, (for my TV market) the show disappeared after season 1.
     
  14. Lord Agragax of Lunaxoatl
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    He did - he was in nearly every episode.

    That is a real shame - there were 5 series in all.
     

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