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nursewhen



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Help needed - 1980s sci fi Reply with quote

Help Help Arroogah! Arroogah!

I wondered if you peeps could help me with a bit of brainstorming.
I'm singing a song (wot I wrote) in the Redemption (Sci Fi convention) cabaret this weekend.
It's a trip through TV sci fi from the the 60s to the present day.
The only problem is, I haven't finished it yet because I'm stuck on the 1980s.

I've got Hitchhikers, Tripods (I did have a list but I can't find it), Knight Rider *thinks* nope, gone blank.

Unfortunately Blake's 7 is out as it started in the 70s and is in my '70s chorus.

Any help much appreciated. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible Hulk
StreetHawk
Manimal
Back to the Future
Terrahawks
Star Fleet
Airwolf
AutoMan
Transformers
Rentaghost
Defenders of the Faith
Battlestar Galactica
Flash Gordon
Button Moon Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow Whoo!
Brilliant list...and so fast!

Can I add a bit extra on the criteria.

It can't be a film.

Can I check something, I've got the incredible hulk in my 70s chorus because I think that's when it started though it ran through the 80s.
Please don't tell me I got it wrong! Confused

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Misfits of science... What on earth was that?
Metal mickey
galaxy rangers
Ninja turltes
twilight zone turned up again
v the seies

Gah! nothing rhymes! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hulk was 1978.

Time to get creative on your wordings?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Dwarf, 1988
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Random Me wrote:
Hulk was 1978.

Time to get creative on your wordings?

Thank heavens for that, it took me ages to rhyme
'The hulk would tear his shirt' with 'wonder woman lost her skirt'

I was hoping that if they list got long enough, rhymes would jump out.

Alf
He-Man
Thundercats

How could I have missed Red dwarf!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, mega cheesey but then so's the rest

(sung to the tune - Those were the days by Mary Hopkins)

We hitched round the galaxy,
Laughed at Metal Mickey
Transformers, Triffids, Airwolf, Automan
Defenders of the earth,
Red Dwarf filled us with mirth
Tripods and Ninja Turtles also ran.

*cheesometer explodes*

Thanks all for your help Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will there be a YouTube recording of it?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If somebody films it and I get a copy, I shall certainly load it up to youtube. A friend of mine has offered to do a proper recording, so that may turn up at some point too.

If there is a film, you shall also see me running around the stage with a big green balloon attached to my backside as I am entering the chaos costume competition as the 'Liberator' from Blake's 7.

If anyone is interested, here is the finished song in all it's cheesy glory.

Once upon a time we had a telly
It was very small and black and white
Oh but then the shows were so exciting
The 60s were the decade of space flight

They gave us Dr Who,
Batman, Avengers too
The Prisoner was Leagues Below the Sea
Invaders, UFO
Thunderbirds are go
The Enterprise was captained by James T

Now we come into the 1970s
Fashion sense has gone completely nuts
Still we got to watch our favourite programmes
Dodging in between those power cuts

Space 1999
Sapphire and Steel fixed time
Tomorrow people watched while Logan ran,
Wonder Woman lost her skirt,
The Hulk would tear his shirt
Avon and Blake were chased by Servalan

Now we arrive in the 1980s
Hair was big and so were shoulder pads
Green wellies were the must haves for the ladies
Braces and high trousers for the lads

We hitched round the galaxy,
Laughed at Metal Mickey
Transformers, Triffids, Airwolf, Automan
Defenders of the earth,
Red Dwarf filled us with mirth
Tripods and Ninja Turtles also ran.

Coming now into the 1990s
This must be the decade of despond
No-one’s writing sci-fi here in Blighty
Most of it came to us across the pond.

We read those files marked X
Babylon 5 and Lexx.
Buffy made sure those evil vampires died
We flew with Superman
I was a Farscape fan
And Star Trek went forth and multiplied.

Finally we reach the year 2000
Our screens are filled with reality dross
What are they doing with my licence payments?
They gave them to that twit Jonathan Ross.

Every programme seems to need a phone-in
Phone-ins are rigged as often as they’re not.
Celebrities are sent into the jungle
Why can’t I vote to leave then there to rot?

Mind you, they gave us Dr Who
And Sarah Jane came too
Jekyl and Hyde were living Life on Mars
Primeval, Heroes, Lost
Survivors count the cost
And from the States they sent us Firefly

La La La……

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pleanty of work gone into that, will you be memorizing all the words Question
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to put each verse on a crib card. I keep getting mixed up and putting Life on Mars in with the Avengers Drunk
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good luck with it, looks good to me Thumbs Up
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Redemption '09 has come and gone, It was fantastic, especially as I was made the Purple leader . Everybody at the Con is either purple or green, Everybody tries to accumulate points and at the end, one side or the other wins.

Here's my con report with photos

http://www.planethelen.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/reddiary2009.htm

The song went down a storm!

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looked like a goodun
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