Shows that never reached their full potential

Discussion in 'Misc. TV Series' started by 0neDisturbedSOB, May 2, 2005.

  1. 0neDisturbedSOB

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    Wanted to start a thread dedicated to shows that you feel were cancelled before they reached their full potential. Since we've now seen history made with Family Guy being the first show to be cancelled and then renewed by the same network maybe there's the potential that other networks might take a second look at shows they cancelled prematurely.

    If you could bring back shows that were cancelled before you think they got the chance to reall shine which ones would you pick? These are just a few of my personal choices...

    X-Men Evolution - Had a TON of great stories left to tell and it seems like it was cancelled before all of the loose ends could be finished off. The show was great, the animation was solid, the voice acting was great and the stories were original yet still stuck to the source material.

    MTV Spider-Man - Same type of deal. It felt like it wasn't meant to end...especially since the last episode showed Peter Parker throwing his Spider-Man costume away, I'm REALLY surprised they let it end like that, almost like now that he's given up being Spider-Man there's nothing left to do.

    Masters of The Universe (new) - Was cut shorter than the original series back in the 80's. Again I feel like this one was cancelled before they could really get into some good stories. I read an article that said had this show continued it would've been about Hordak coming to take over Eternia which forces He-Man and the MOTU to become renegades in their own land....sounds like an awesome idea, and I'm bummed we really only got to see Hordak in one episode.

    Those are just a few I could think of right away. I'm really bummed those shows were cancelled because I really feel like all of them had the potential to be great if given the chance.
     
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    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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  3. 0neDisturbedSOB

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    There's a strong possibility that the new MOTU show will get an eventual DVD release. Check the front page at He-Man.org for the news.
     
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    I miss the show "Now and Again", it was cheesey in some parts but it could have been a great show if they had some better writers. The main character and plot was cool.
     
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    Swordmaster Big Damn Hero

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    Futurama. Bring it back Fox!
     
  6. Pink Ranger

    Pink Ranger The North Remembers

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    I agree 100% with the new MOTU. Also:

    Max Headroom
    EZ Streets
    Gideon's Crossing
     
  7. X-Ray

    X-Ray Ippiki-ookami

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    Brimstone ... all 122 escaped demons shuld've had a single episode surrounding their story
     
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    Darth Rockwell Avengers Assemble

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    Highlander: The Raven
     
  9. 0neDisturbedSOB

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    I'd also have to say that Thundercats still had some awesome stories to tell before it got canceled. There's a rumor that we'll see a season 1 DVD release sometime this year.
     
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    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    raven
    martial law
     
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    I'd pick Birds Of Prey. If they would've done the costumes like the comic, I'm sure the series would have lasted longer especially if they used more Batman villains. Also, an appearance of Batman himself and Nightwing could've helped too.

    Spider-man live action from the 70's. If there were spidey villains the show would've lasted longer.
    The Flash
    The Ropers They had the wrong supporting cast.
    Tabitha spinoff Bewitched series. They should have had Adam a warlock with powers that would come and go, make him the center of goof ups with Tabitha bailing him out.
     
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    The Handler
    w/ Joe Pantliano
     
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    Darth Rockwell Avengers Assemble

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    Martial Law rocked. I loved that show. I hope it gets a dvd treatment.
     
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    Not to mention episodes where he would have been thwarting Ashe's schemes, since she was set up to be Stone's major heavy(the Devil, played masterfully by John Glover, was merely a whisper in Zeke's ear).

    Basically any show that was on Fox on a Friday can go into this list.

    Brimstone, Fastlane, MANTIS, VR5, Wonderfalls, Firefly, Brisco County, John Doe, and on and on and on!!
     
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    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I liked the show at first but then after watching it again, it started to get rather crappy IMO. However the last episode was freakin' awesome
     
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    Futurama
    MOTU: New Series
    Brimstone
    X-Men Evolution
    Forever Knight
    Martial Law
     
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    thundarr the barbarian
     
  19. The Question

    The Question Objectivism doesn't work.

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    xmen evoulution

    avengers:the animated series:they didn't even finish the zodiac storyline. they still had room for count nefaria, thanos, hydra, the hulk, the beyonder, the red skull, zemo, the masters of evil, hank pym's psychological breakdown, scarlet witch's psychological problems, the continuation of the wonderman/scarlet witch/vision love triangle, quicksilver, the whole queen's vengance storyline, more cap, iron man, thor, the black panther, scott lang, apearences by sheild and nick fury, etc.


    john doe:never even found out what that guy was

    gregg the bunny:damn, that show was funny.

    batman beyond:that show was good, but we saw, like, 3 original bat rouges! bring back ra's! bring back joker! have two face as an ageing psycho killer vigilante. have ridler as one of gotham's mob bosses. have selina show up as an older(but still pretty easy on the eyes) about town buisness woman, who does all sorts of charity stuff like orfanages and urban renewall.

    futerama:bite my shiny metal ass, fox!
     
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    I always loved...
    Fastlane
    Viper
    Threat Matrix
     
  21. X-Ray

    X-Ray Ippiki-ookami

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    damn ! how'd i forget both futurama and batman beyond ... stupid me!
     
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    "Viper"

    See, I'd say Viper ended on a pretty strong note. Four seasons between the NBC version and the syndicated one, plus, they brought back Joe Astor, and addressed what would happen if his personality chip ever malfuctioned, which resorted in him becoming the criminal Michael Payton again. A bit of soul searching and Payton realized he'd rather be Joe Astor. To say nothing of the fact that they actually brought back the other cast members from the NBC incarnation(since they just picked up where that one left off with Joe Nipote returning as Franky Waters). There was only so much more they could do with the defender, besides making it fly, and that probably would have been a bit too hokey(the hovercraft mode was already pushing it, although actual vehicles of that nature do exist).

    "Forever Knight"

    I think it had a decent enough run. I think having it end on a downer was the only way to go.
     
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    Witchblade..One word always came to mind when I watched an episode of this show: beautiful...it was just shot so well and the story was very compelling..so much mythos and history...they could have put their own spin on all sorts of histories and mythologies like Stargate has done.
     
  25. Dread

    Dread TMNT 1984-2009

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    The Superman:TAS show, IMO, was canceled in it's prime and I often wonder what could have happened with it had it continued from, say, "Legacy" (when Superman fought off Darkseid's mind control, but now faced a world that hated him). It'd only ran for 3 seasons, and the last season didn't have many episodes, as Timm & Co. were more focused on Batman Beyond.

    The 90's Fantastic Four cartoon is also constantly underrated and had gotten quite good in it's second season; improving GREATLY from their first in terms of plot, animation, and action.

    X-Men Evolution still had enough potential for at least another season.

    I own the complete MTV Spider-Man series, and while I didn't like that the show felt the need to CREATE their own lame enemies when Spidey has the best rogues gallery of any Marvel hero, the series did have it's charm. I especially liked how it was mature at times and allowed Spider-Man to actually FIGHT PEOPLE. As in actually punch/kick them out. And it did end on a note almost as dark as the "Conker's Bad Fury Day" game for N64.
     

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