Battle of the Planets
Dungeons & Dragons
Spiderman & his Amazing Frieds
Missing: Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle, which opened with this:
The jungle; here I was born; and here my parents died when I was but an infant. I would have soon perished, too, had I not been found by a kindly she-ape named Kala, who adopted me as her own and taught me the ways of the wild. I learned quickly, and grew stronger each day, and now I share the friendship and trust of all jungle animals. The jungle is filled with beauty, and danger; and lost cities filled with good, and evil. This is my domain, and I protect those who come here; for I am Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.
The mysterious cities of gold. Not just the best children's tv series of all time, but perhaps the best tv series period. Complex characters with realistic motivations, genuine historical depth, brilliant soundtrack, remarkable imagination, and a plot that kept you hooked through 39 episodes. I got the DVD a couple of years back and it was even better than I remembered.
Ulysses 31 was good, but the characters were a bit dull in retrospect, and some of the dialogue cringeworthy. 'By the great galaxy' indeed. Despite that, it'd still be in there.
> (In reply to avictimoftheDrpsycho)
> It lost all credability when scrappy doo came on the show. It was them meddling kids fault.
I agree that Scrappy was a little tiresome. The modern ones are a load of rubbish too; they're now all full of emotions and relationships. For example in the series 'Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated', Velma and Shaggy are in a relationship with many lines like 'Shaggy, you must choose between me and Scooby.' Utter load of rubbish, the modern ones.
However, the 1976-1978 incarnations, known collectively as 'The Scooby-Doo Show' are amazing, and I watch an episode or two almost every day.
In reply to Flinticus:
It was "Battle of the Planets"' all the way for me when I was a kid... Or "Gatchaman", as it's called out here in Japan.
I was amazed when I first came to live here and discovered that many of the programmes I used to love as a kid were Japanese, dubbed into English... "Battle of the Planets", "Godzilla", "Monkey Magic"...!
re-watched Mr Benn a couple of years back still awesome, but i'm still undecided if Mr Benn was super cool for going out and doing all this stuff or a bit of a sad weekend warrior who just liked to dress up and pretend