Day Seven: Favourite TV Show
If you’re one of the few who routinely reads this blog, you may expect me to pick a 70s Cop Show, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mythbusters, The Prisoner, Top Gear, Star Trek or Space:1999. Maybe Holmes on Homes or Firefly or Babylon 5. Oh, wait (you say), it’s Mission: Impossible, isn’t it? Ah-ha, gotcha Pat!
Nope! All good candidates (fwiw, Mission:Impossible and The Streets of San Francisco tie for second), but I confess the top slot is animated.
Back in the days before DVRs, you had to record things on VHS tapes. When this show was on, we had a VCR, but due to some now-forgotten technical problem, the timer didn’t work. So in order to tape it, I had to be home from 3:30 until 4:00pm every day, from 03/04/1985 to 04/22/1985. The second series ran from 04/23/1985 to 05/24/1985, and the last one from 05/27/1985 to 06/28/1985. I missed three episodes of the original 36, something that made my brain itch until the show finally came out on DVD.
Realize that this basically killed my after-school trips to the comic book store for four months, catching the newest editions of whatever required serious sacrifice on one side or the other. This was a catastrophic problem for a middle-class 13-year-old nerd in the mid-80s.
Jack’s not quite old enough to watch it. Yet. Starblazers first aired on May 8th 1979, I wasn’t yet 8; it was age-appropriate. Jack just turned 6. Soon!