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    Worst television movie or mini-series

    I remember this one from the 80's, V the mini-series it even spawned a regular show, and it featured a bad actor named Marc Singer.
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    singer wasn't that bad... but the show was...

    But most mini series I can think of, I recall were generally pretty decent.
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    THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE
    Drama, 1976
    John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, Robert Reed, Diana Hyland, Ralph Bellamy, Karen Morrow, John Friedrich, Buzz Aldrin???. Directed by Randal Kleiser. 100 min.

    HORROR AT 37,000 FEET
    Mystery/Suspense, 1972
    William Shatner, Roy Thinnes, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes, Lynn Loring, France Nuyen. Directed by David Lowell Rich. 73 min.

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    I imagine it could get a lot worse if you count Disney Channel, Lifetime, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    singer wasn't that bad...
    And I think I would like to have my dentist perform brain surgery. Not
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    The aliens in the series V had a very unique tele communicator. It is a cylinder with a camera. When a call comes in, they will hold it in their left hand and pull out the screen and the image of the other party will appear on the screen. They can see each other when they communicate. After the call has ended, the screen retracts back into the handle.

    Given that at that time, handphones was the size of a brick, and handphones with cameras have not been invented yet and flexible LCD screens was only recently invented, this device was way ahead of its time. How did the prop dept think of such a device ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chewybrian View Post
    HORROR AT 37,000 FEET
    Mystery/Suspense, 1972
    William Shatner, Roy Thinnes, Buddy Ebsen, Tammy Grimes, Lynn Loring, France Nuyen. Directed by David Lowell Rich. 73 min.

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    I imagine it could get a lot worse if you count Disney Channel, Lifetime, etc.
    Heh. I remember that, alas. But.. It ends with Shatner's character getting sucked out of the plane when the hatchway lets go, so it wasn't that bad.

    My vote for worst: The 1990s remake of the classic 60s series, "The Invaders", starring Scott Bakula. As a youth, I loved that original series. It was a
    "must see". Then came this, and they totally screwed up the entire idea.

    "V" was not that bad, but they totally blew it when they made it into a weekly. Then they brought it back again, maybe two years ago? And they totally blew it,
    despite adding Jane Badler as the original "Diana".
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    I understand that to some this is heresy, but for the life of me I could not understand why everybody else seemed to stop whatever they were doing and run inside to watch when Dark Shadows came on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    singer wasn't that bad...
    My sister-in-law used to date him.
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    V the mini series wasn't that bad. V the series stunk on ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by monogodo View Post
    My sister-in-law used to date him.
    I remember when he made the movie Beastmaster (not a good movie). My friends' wife was literally drooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I remember when he made the movie Beastmaster (not a good movie). .
    That's an understatement. I remember when we first got cable HBO stood for Hey BeastMaster On. Man they beat that horrible movie to death back in the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I remember when he made the movie Beastmaster (not a good movie). My friends' wife was literally drooling.
    For some reason she's a bit touchy about that movie.
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    The acting was just bad and the storyline plain crappy and ridiculous.
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    No no no no. The worst made for tv movie in the history of made for tv movies was 1984's "The Cartier Affair" starring David Hasselhoff and Joan Collins.



    Did your eyes sink back into your skull? Did your soul shrivel? Because that clip was the best part of the entire 90 minute waste of time. Oh how I wish I could get back those precious 90 minutes? I'd probably paint my toe nails. Or perhaps I would have worked on my geometry homework. The worst part of the tv movie? The over done, kind of drooling, love scene between David Hasselhoff and Joan Collins. Let me tell ya, I was about 13 when I watched that scene and it made me think about joining a convent because that televised, pretend love making looked icky. Icky icky David Hasselhoff sucking face with icky icky Joan Collins. Don't make me draw a picture or show you on a couple of teddy bears because I'm not strong enough emotionally.


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    Its on right now! Under the Dome. Sort of like The Simpsons Movie - only serious.

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