There is some strange charm about old television shows. Sure, they can be considered “cheesy” by today’s standards. Although you could see the wires for sci-fi shows, and weren’t completely convinced of the stuntwork with the westerns, they are charming.
My son and I started watching one such show, Lost in Space, about a month ago. I wasn’t sure how he would react. He is from a genereation where most action films are filled with CGI. Believeable special effects are taken for granted. Although he thought it strange that the show was in black and white, he enjoyed it and asked for more. He noted that 7’2″ tall Robby the Robot would have been the “R2D2” back then. Yup. Robby paved the way for R2D2, C3P0, and Johnny-Five, dear.
Thanks to modern technology, we can enjoy television programs from long ago. More and more of these classic series are showing up at local movie stores, Netflix, and movie rental shops. Some of my favorites are:
- 1967 Spiderman cartoons
- Land of the Lost
- Mission Impossible
- Twilight Zone
- Night Gallery
- Outer Limits
I know these shows don’t bring in the draw that: 24, Heroes, House, Lost, etc. do. However, they still are entertaining and great for families.