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Susan Leighton

Queen of the B List Writers/Part time explorer/All the time groovy

Cult TV Essentials: T. J. Hooker

T.J. Hooker was one of my favorite shows during high school. One of the principal reasons was because it starred William Shatner. Shatner was a favorite of mine since he was Captain Kirk on Star Trek. So, naturally I would gravitate toward any form of entertainment with him […]

The Magician

The Magician was another of my favorite shows back in the day. It ran on NBC from 1973-1974.  Bill Bixby (the future Incredible Hulk), starred as Tony Blake a millionaire magician who solves crimes. Originally in the series pilot, his character was named Tony Dorian but was later […]

The Bionic Woman

With the recent opening of Wonder Woman in theaters and discussions about female action heroines, I decided to do a retrospective on one of my favorite television characters from my youth, The Bionic Woman. The show was a spin-off of the successful series The Six Million Dollar Man […]

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

One of my favorite science fiction shows when I was a child was Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, starring Richard Basehart as Admiral Harriman Nelson and David Hedison (The Fly) as Commander Lee Crane. The series was based on the 1961 movie starring Walter Pidgeon, Joan […]

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

This sci-fi/western show ran for 27 episodes on Fox from 1993-1994.  It starred the always entertaining actor, Bruce Campbell as Brisco County, Jr. Who is the unusually named character you might ask? Brisco is a Harvard educated ex lawyer turned bounty hunter. Much like The Wild Wild West […]

Circle of Fear

Circle of Fear was an anthology show that ran on NBC from 1972-1973. It started its run as Ghost Story and starred Sebastian Cabot (Family Affair) as the host. The concept was created by the well-known horror and science-fiction writer, Richard Matheson. Also on board was the great […]

The Man from Atlantis

The Man from Atlantis was a science fiction show that aired on NBC from 1977-1978. Before the series premiered in September, four television movies had aired earlier in the year. Because the telefilms were successful, the network decided to create the series to capitalize on the popularity. Patrick […]

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man was a show that ran on ABC from 1974-1978. Based on the book, Cyborg by Martin Caidin, the show starred Lee Majors and Richard Anderson. Prior to getting picked up by the network, it ran as a series of three television pilot movies […]

My Name is Bruce (2008)

My Name Is Bruce is a cult movie classic starring the King of the B flicks, Bruce Campbell.  The film received a theatrical release in October 2008. Initially when I saw this film I wasn’t that enamored with it but it grew on me with repeated viewings. One […]

Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Kolchak: The Night Stalker was a wonderful horror sci-fi program that aired on ABC from September 13, 1974 until March 28, 1975. Although only twenty episodes were made, the show has had an impact on the entertainment world even to this day. Chris Carter, the producer of the […]

The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West was a steampunk, science fiction, western hybrid that ran on CBS from 1965-1969.  Created by Michael Garrison the show ran for 104 episodes. In 1999, a feature film based on this series was released starring Will Smith and Kevin Kline. Unfortunately, the reviews and […]