Every once in a while, I get hit with a wave of nostalgia. Amazingly, it isn’t the TV shows I remember clearly. It’s the shows I barely remember from the 1960s.
Some of the TV shows I reminisce about, if only to myself, probably ran as syndicated reruns in the 1970s. I can’t remember which were which, except for “Star Trek” and “Lost in Space”, in my distance memories. The original “Star Trek” is still running in syndication in some places.
This TV series ran from 1964 to 1968. I don’t remember a lot about it other than the submarine, the “Seaview”, and the “Flying Sub”. I also saw the TV movie, “City Beneath the Sea”, in 1971 and I remember the stock footage they used from “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. Both submarines were in the movie.
I don’t remember it being run in syndication after the network canceled it. My nostalgia for it would probably be sated by watching one episode.
This TV series ran from 1965 to 1968. I remember who became the main character, Dr. Zachary Smith. I also remember the “Jupiter 2” spaceship and the “Space Pod”. “Lost in Space” ran in syndication in the 1970s.
I saw a bootleg pilot for a new “Lost in Space” TV series that didn’t go anywhere and a 1998 film based on the original series (loosely, of course).
Remembering the reruns, I thought the first season (in black and white) was the best. It wasn’t campy like the later seasons.
My younger brother and I used to sling hub caps (when they were still made of metal) around the yard like Frisbees, calling them “Jupiter 2”.
There are some I didn’t like because of one character or another. I vaguely remember “The Time Tunnel” (1966-1967, one season) and “Land of the Giants” (1968-1970, two seasons). I read the book based on the pilot of “Land of the Giants” sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, when I was extremely bored.
There are some I won’t get into detail with because I don’t remember them that well. I’m talking about series like “My Favorite Martian”, which ran from 1963 to 1966.
When I start talking about nostalgia for 1960s TV shows, you have to understand. I turned 10 in 1970. It’s amazing that I remember any that didn’t run in syndication. I can get any or all of these by unauthorized torrents at various websites, but I don’t care to go to that much trouble.
I’ll include the ones I’ve already mentioned:
By the way, Netflix will start a reboot of “Lost in Space” in 2018. I hope it isn’t campy.
I didn’t list anything I don’t remember, especially British Sci-Fi and Fantasy series (I’m sure PBS aired some of them). Being 10 and below, I didn’t control the TV. My older brothers and sisters did. At the time, I didn’t know the colors used in each show. We didn’t get a color TV until sometime in the early 1970s.
If you remember something I don’t (if you’re old enough), feel free to chime in.
Photo attribution: Lost in Space Wiki