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Old 01-14-22, 06:18 AM
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I always felt I was born in the wrong time (too late)...and that feeling gets stronger and stronger with each passing year. But at least I have memories of doctors making house calls, people talking to each other over dinner without looking at their phones and all the hours spent looking through media at stores like Tower Records & Virgin.
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Old 01-14-22, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Fox ruined a lot of great independent stations. Sad that there are people now who don't even remember when there was no Fox network- I tell them it was a glorious time.
THIS! WNEW-TV (ch. 5 in NYC) was a terrific independent station (but now WNYW, a Fox flagship station). They were famous for their, "it's 10 p.m., do you know where your children are?" ch.5 was must-see-tv for me on Saturday evenings at 8:30pm for Creature Feature.
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Old 01-14-22, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaymole View Post
I always felt I was born in the wrong time (too late)...and that feeling gets stronger and stronger with each passing year. But at least I have memories of doctors making house calls, people talking to each other over dinner without looking at their phones and all the hours spent looking through media at stores like Tower Records & Virgin.
Nah, that's just getting old. "I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me."
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Old 01-14-22, 01:37 PM
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I've been on this site longer then the co-worker working one desk over from me as I type this has been alive. Oy...this thread, I tells ya'.
Old 01-14-22, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Fox ruined a lot of great independent stations. Sad that there are people now who don't even remember when there was no Fox network- I tell them it was a glorious time.
The independents as we knew them would have disappeared anyway, even without Fox. TBS and WGN were local independents and look what they've become. They would be nothing but Law and Order, Blue Bloods, or NCIS marathons now regardless.
Old 01-14-22, 04:26 PM
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I am WAY older than all the babies.
Old 01-14-22, 05:45 PM
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The independents as we knew them would have disappeared anyway, even without Fox. TBS and WGN were local independents and look what they've become. They would be nothing but Law and Order, Blue Bloods, or NCIS marathons now regardless.
I've noticed that- reruns in prime time instead of movies. If I ran one of those stations I'd be putting something unique on to give people a reason to watch- an idea I had a long time ago was to showcase movies that weren't available on home video.
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Old 01-14-22, 09:46 PM
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1972 does NOT feel like it was 50 years ago. Being generous, it only feels like 30 years ago at the most. "50 years" is a misnomer in a way. I'm always having to remind myself that the early 1950s (which "seem" like they should only be 50 years ago!) were over 70 years ago by now. It's really surreal that the film FORBIDDEN PLANET is now almost 70 years old!

When you are a kid, 50 years seems an impossible expanse of time, something you will NEVER, ever live through. Now, it seems like the merest flash in the pan, the ephemeral experience which, poof!, suddenly just vanished in the blink of an eye...
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Old 01-14-22, 10:32 PM
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The independents as we knew them would have disappeared anyway, even without Fox. TBS and WGN were local independents and look what they've become. They would be nothing but Law and Order, Blue Bloods, or NCIS marathons now regardless.
And informercials starting after midnight.

Of course, my dad would have appreciated that, instead of me staying up past 1AM to catch a broadcast of Assault on Precinct 13 or something, like I used to.
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They got to fight...for breath.... to parrrrrrtay!
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Old 01-15-22, 01:30 AM
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And informercials starting after midnight.
Yes- it used to be all night movies! Infomercials have got to become a cult thing eventually though if they haven't already. I always wonder who actually buys some of the stuff they advertise.

And I'm going to be 50 years old this year. Feels weird remembering things from 40 years ago or more- I used to think that was REALLY old- in the 80s that would've been going back to the 40s, now the same amount of time has passed.
Old 01-15-22, 07:19 AM
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Remember channels going off the air for overnight with Star Spangled Banner.
"We now conclude our broadcast day"
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Old 01-15-22, 07:36 AM
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When I was a kid I remember one time I happened to wake up in the middle of the night. Everyone else was asleep. So I snuck downstairs to see what forbidden shows were on TV. I think most of the channels were off the air, except one showing some crappy old movie. I went back to bed so disappointed.
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When I was a kid I remember one time I happened to wake up in the middle of the night. Everyone else was asleep. So I snuck downstairs to see what forbidden shows were on TV. I think most of the channels were off the air, except one showing some crappy old movie. I went back to bed so disappointed.
Near DC here, we had what was probably one of the first pay channels, an independent local antennae where you needed a decoder box to unscramble the picture. They had hollywood movies during the day iirc, and adult fare at night. If you watched long enough, it was occasionally unscramble for like 2 seconds. Took from ages 8 to 12, but I learned the birds and the bees on those late nights sneaking downstairs to the TV.
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Near DC here, we had what was probably one of the first pay channels, an independent local antennae where you needed a decoder box to unscramble the picture. They had hollywood movies during the day iirc, and adult fare at night. If you watched long enough, it was occasionally unscramble for like 2 seconds. Took from ages 8 to 12, but I learned the birds and the bees on those late nights sneaking downstairs to the TV.
I remember this in the D.C. area from the 1980's. I believe the channel was called Super TV and it aired on channel 54. If you squinted your eyes and watched long enough, you could see the occasional unscrambled boob.
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Originally Posted by Kevin Phillips View Post
When I was a kid I remember one time I happened to wake up in the middle of the night. Everyone else was asleep. So I snuck downstairs to see what forbidden shows were on TV. I think most of the channels were off the air, except one showing some crappy old movie. I went back to bed so disappointed.
Tell me about it. Finding out that "Naked City" was a police drama ranked as one of the top 5 disappointments of my adolescence.
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Old 01-15-22, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
Near DC here, we had what was probably one of the first pay channels, an independent local antennae where you needed a decoder box to unscramble the picture. They had hollywood movies during the day iirc, and adult fare at night. If you watched long enough, it was occasionally unscramble for like 2 seconds. Took from ages 8 to 12, but I learned the birds and the bees on those late nights sneaking downstairs to the TV.
Indie channel CITY-TV in Toronto used to show soft core porn films on Friday nights on their "The Baby Blue Movie" show and this was a regular over the air television channel, not scrambled or anything. Those were the good old days. The channel ended up inspiring David Cronenberg's Videodrome (where the protagonist worked at the similarly named "Civic-TV").

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Baby_Blue_Movie
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Then getting into the 80's... We finally had cable, but no premium channels. When we changed the cable-box channel to one of the premiums, we'd often get 1-2 seconds of video before it cut out. Cue me hitting the cable box's channel up/down buttons to get the occasional 1-2 seconds of boobies.
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There were no scrambled boobs for me. My parents didn't get cable until after I had moved out. TV wasn't important to them. They didn't get a color TV until the old one died in 1973. I think the only reason they bothered to get cable in the mid-1980s was so my father could watch the Cubs.

One night I did go to a friend's house to watch Emmanuel on their cable TV. It was an uncomfortable experience sitting by myself in someone else's house watching softcore. His mother told me afterward, "I wish I looked like that!" "Like what?" "Like Silvia Kristel!" Total embarrassment.
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Did you ask her if shed ever seen Private Lessons, which was now made about 41 years ago?
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This thread is getting uncomfortable for me.
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C'mon, don't be embarrassed, Kurtie. Every dude here rubbed out the odd squirt in his teenage years to those scrambled pay-per-view porn flicks.

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