Category: Cult TV Essentials

Cult TV Essentials: Cover Up

Created by Glen A. Larson, Cover Up debuted in September 1984 and ran for twenty-two episodes. It followed the adventures of fashion photographer Dani Reynolds (Jennifer O’Neill) who learns that not only has her husband been murdered but that he was also an undercover CIA agent. Reeling from […]

Cult TV Essentials: Cobra

Bursting onto our screens in 1993 (for 1 season of 22 episodes) came the one man A-Team known as Robert “Scandal” Jackson Jr. (played by Michael Dudikoff), an ex–Navy SEAL who went A.W.O.L. after refusing to blow up an enemy command centre housing civilians. Whilst on the run […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Saint

Based on the literary works of Leslie Charteris, The Saint starred Roger Moore as Simon Templar and ran for six seasons (118 episodes) between 1962 and 1969. The Saint began life on TV as a straightforward mystery series but later developed into secret agent type adventures, the kind that […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Lost Room

Created by Christopher Leone and Laura Harkcom, The Lost Room hit our TV screens back in 2006. The three episode miniseries follows Detective Joe Miller (Peter Krause) who accidently stumbles upon the existence of The Lost Room. The Lost Room of the series is the non-existent Room 10 of the […]

Cult TV Essentials: The Tribe

Often described as Mad Max for kids, the post-apocalyptic drama known as The Tribe was created by Raymond Thompson and Harry Duffin, It ran for five seasons (260 episodes) between 1999 and 2003. The show opens approximately six to nine months after all the adults on the planet […]

Cult TV Essentials: Early Edition

Early Edition was created by Ian Abrams, Patrick Q. Page, Vik Rubenfeld and starred Kyle Chandler as Gary Hobson a man who mysteriously begins to receive the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper a day in advance giving him a glimpse of a potential future. Who delivers the paper is unknown […]

Cult TV Essentials: Metal Mickey

Metal Mickey  is a fictional five-foot-tall robot character created, controlled and voiced by Johnny Edward. After appearing on a variety of tv shows including The Saturday Banana and Jim’ll Fix It, Metal Mickey was given his own TV show. Micky Dolenz (The Monkees) was brought in to produce […]

Cult TV Essentials: Doomwatch

Created by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, Doomwatch was a British science fiction show than ran between 9th February 1970 – 14th August 1972 (Three seasons/ 38 episodes – 14 of which are missing). The show follows Department of Measurement of Scientific Work (nicknamed Doomwatch) who are a scientific […]

Cult TV Essentials: Fortitude

Fortitude was a Sky Atlantic psychological sci-fi thriller TV series that ran between 2015 & 2018. For twenty-six episodes over three seasons it bewildered, amused and triggered its audiences gag reflex. Set on an island in the Norwegian Arctic the premise focused on a prehistoric parasite that has […]

Cult TV Essentials: Kenny Starfighter

Debuting in 1997, Kenny Starfighter was a Swedish six-episode mini-series that opens in a manner similar to The Demon Headmaster with students Markus (Johan Stattin), Sofia (Josefin Edvardsson), Tyrone (Gabriel Hermelin) and Burken (Linus Samuelsson) realising something is wrong with their school with teachers acting strange. Luckily for them […]