THE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY SERIES
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CADILLACS & DINOSAURS/CBS/1993-94
[Narrator] "In the 26th century Mankind faces an epic struggle for
survival. The forces of Nature have spun wildly out of control. Mighty cities
have crumbled and the Dinosaurs have returned to reclaim the earth. In this
savage land, one man stands alone...Jack Tenrec. Defending humanity in a world
gone mad. A world where only the strong survive. A world of CADILLACS AND
[Song Lyrics] "When Captain American throws his mighty shield.[KLANG!
POW! ZAM! WAP!] All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield. [BOP!
TWANG! CLANK! ZZAT!] If he's lead to a fight and a duel is due then the red and
the white and blue will come through when Captain America throws his mighty
shield! [KLANG! POW! ZAM! WAP!]
CAPTAIN 11/KELO-TV (Sioux Falls. SD)/1955-1997
[Narrated by Tom Sheeley] "CAPTAIN 11! Today's man of the Future!...One
man in each century is given the power to control time. The man chosen to
receive this power is carefully selected. He must be kind. He must be fair. He
must be brave. You have fulfilled these requirements; and, we of the Outer
Galaxies designate to you the wisdom of Solomon and the strength of Atlas. YOU
are CAPTAIN 11!"
[Originally sponsored by
Ovaltine breakfast cereals, the program began with a jet plane coming in
for a landing followed by the appearance of an heroic figure dressed in
aviators uniform who addressed the audience with this important message]
"Hello, Secret Squadron
members. We'll get right to our thrilling story in a moment, but first let
me tell you how Ovaltine builds strength and health..."
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS/SYN/1967-68
[Narrator] "The Mysterons, sworn enemies of Earth, possessing the ability
to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person...but first they must
destroy. [cat howls, gun fires] Leading the fight, one man fate has made
indestructible. His name...CAPTAIN SCARLET" [A deep, foreboding voice announces]
"This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us earthmen. We
have observed the pathetic events of SPECTRUM to combat us and we have decided
to render them powerless. We intend to immobilize the whole of SPECTRUM.
CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS/DUM/1949-55 [Sponsored by the POST
cereal company, the program opened with the music from Wagner's "Flying
Dutchman" over the sounds of a Morse code key pounding out this exciting message
P-O-S-T...P-O-S-T...and then the announcer declaring]
"The cereals you like the most! The cereals made by POST...take you to the
secret mountain retreat of. Captain Video! Master of Space! Hero of Science!
Captain of the Video Rangers! Operating from his secret mountain headquarters on
the planet Earth, Captain Video rallies men of good will and leads them against
the forces of evil everywhere! As he rockets from planet to planet, let us
follow the champion of justice, truth and freedom throughout the universe! Stand
by for...CAPTAIN VIDEO AND HIS VIDEO RANGERS!"
[Narrator] "Somewhere on an uncharted portion of the planet Earth stands
the laboratory of CAPTAIN Z-RO. In this secret location, known only to a few in
the outside world, CAPTAIN Z-RO and his associates experiment in time and space
to learn from the past to learn for the future."
[Program closing] "Be sure to be standing by when we again transmit you to this
remote location on the planet Earth when CAPTAIN Z-RO and his associates will
conduct another experiment in time and space."
CHALLENGE OF THE SUPERFRIENDS/ABC/1978
[Narrator] "Banded together from remote galaxies are thirteen of the most
sinister villains of all time-The Legion of Doom! Dedicated to a single
objective: the conquest of the universe! Only one group dares to challenge this
intergalactic bunch-The Superfriends. The Justice League of America vs. The
Legion of Doom. This is the Challenge of the Superfriends."
[Female Narrator] "500 years into the future she will enter a world where
machines rule the earth. Mankind has been driven under ground. And Cleopatra is
about to discover...there's no place like home."
[Michael Weatherly as Narrator] "She was designed to be the perfect
soldier. She was trained as a weapon. But then she escaped. They came after her,
and she knew they would never stop looking. She was lucky...a few months later,
terrorists set off an electro-magnetic pulse that fried all the computers. The
U.S. went from superpower to third-world country overnight. It was easy to
disappear. Now she has an unlikely ally. Logan Cale, underground
cyber-journalist and crusader. He wants to save the world, or what's left of it.
She just wants to find the others like her. Together...who knows? (from episodes
[Revised opening] "She was designed to be the perfect soldier. She was
trained to be a human weapon. But then she escaped. They came after her, and she
knew they would never stop looking. For ten years she's been on her own, always
looking over her shoulder. Now she has an unlikely ally. Logan Cale,
cyber-journalist and crusader. But this time it's not only her creators who are
looking for her. She's got the attention of a foreign covert operation that
wants to use her unique genetic code for its own ruthless ends." (from episode
[Revised Opening] "She was designed to be the perfect soldier. She was
trained to be a human weapon. But then she escaped. They came after her, and she
knew they would never stop looking. She was lucky. A few months later,
terrorists triggered an electro-magnetic pulse that wiped out America's cyber
infra-structure. The U.S. became a third world country overnight. It was easy
for a girl to disappear. Ten years later she's still looking over he shoulder.
She's found an unlikely ally in Logan Cale. Born to a life of privilege, he's
now an underground cyber-journalist crusading against a corrupt government. He
wants to save the world, or what's left of it. She just wants to find the others
like her. Together...who knows. (from episodes 14+)
[Revised Opening] "They designed her to be the perfect soldier...a human
weapon... then she escaped. In a future not far from now...in a broken
world...she is haunted by her past. She cannot run, she must fight...to discover
[Voice of Eric Close] "My name is Jon Lowengard. I am recording this because we
may not live through the night. They're here. They're hostile. And powerful
people don't want you to know. History as we know it, is a lie!"
DEAD AT 21/MTV/1994
[Narrator] "He can run, but he can't outrun his mind. It's coming apart,
dream by dream..."
THE DEAD ZONE/USA/2002-2003
[Voice of Anthony Michael Hall] "I had the perfect life. Until I was in a
coma for six years. And then I woke up and found my fiancée married to another
man. My son doesn't know who I am. Everything has changed. Including me. One
touch and I can see things. Things that happened. Things that will happen. You
should see what I see."
THE (NEW) FANTASTIC FOUR/NBC/1978-79
[Narrator] "It was the world's strangest accident. While testing a new
rocket ship, our heroes were bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays from outer
space. Though they crash-landed safely, the strange, and powerful rays had
changed each one of them. Transforming their leader, Reed Richards, into the
plastic-skinned Mr. Fantastic. Sue Richards, into the "now you see her, now you
don't" Invisible Girl. And Ben Grimm, into a mighty-muscled powerhouse called
The Thing. Now together with H.E.R.B.I.E. the robot, the newest member of the
group, they have become the greatest team of superheroes the world has ever
known. The NEW Fantastic Four!"
[Narrator] "Lost in the Devil's Triangle, trapped in a dimension with
beings from the future and other worlds, a party of adventurers journey through
zones of time back to their own time. Varian, a man from the 23rd century,
possessing awesome powers; from 1977; Fred, a young doctor just out of medical
school; Scott Jordon, the thirteen-year-old son of a famous scientist; Liana,
daughter of an Atlantean father and an extraterrestrial mother; and Jonathan
Willaway, a rebel scientist from the 1960s. Together they face the frightening
unknown on the FANTASTIC JOURNEY."
(Combined Miniature Defense
Top Secret, Highest Clearance
- Jonathan Kidd, Commander
- Guru, Master of mysterious powers
- Erica Lane, Doctor, Biologist
- Busby Birdwell, Scientist, Inventor,
Builder of the Voyager
In their miniaturized form to combat the
unseen, unsuspected enemies of freedom
-- Opening Narration
by Ted Knight
[Voice of Ben Browder] (a garbled distress signal) "My name is John
Crichton...an astronaut...radiation leak...I got shot up...I was lost in some
distant part of the universe...on a ship full of strange alien life
forms...listen please...can anyone out there hear me...Mayday...by insane
military commander...I can't...I'm just looking for a way home."
[Narrator] "Faster that a streaking rocket! Speedier than a flash of
light! It's Fearless Fly! Possessed of a super strength so powerful: no fly
swatter can harm him; no fly paper can hold him; no insecticide can stop him.
Always careful not to reveal his true identity, Fearless Fly hides from view as
he removes his glasses, which generate millions of megatons of energy through
the sensitive muscles in his head and becomes a meek, mild, passive little fly
known as Hyram."
[Voice of Sebastian Spence] "In 1564 Nostradamus predicted the
destruction of Earth in three terrifying waves. The first wave is here. My name
is Cade Foster. These are my journals. They killed my wife. Framed me for
murder. Now I run, but I don't hide. With the prophecies of Nostradamus as my
guide, I seek them...I hunt them. I will stop the next wave." (followed by a
reference to one of Nostradamus' predictions: "Quatrain 32 Century Nine - 'The
pillars of light will fall with serpents coiled in their heads. Twelve Lords and
Ladies of the Empire will be devoured by the darkness or spared by the fruit of
[Voice of Keith David as Goliath] "One thousand years ago, superstition
and the sword ruled. It was a time of darkness. It was a world of fear. It was
the age of gargoyles. Stone by day, warriors by night, we were betrayed by the
humans we had sworn to protect, frozen in stone by a magic spell for a thousand
years. Now, here in Manhattan, the spell is broken, and we live again! We are
defenders of the night! We are GARGOYLES!"
GENE RODDENBERRY'S EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT/SYN/1997-2001
[Narrator] "Three years ago they came, forever altering the future of
humanity. William Boone's life has been destroyed. A man caught between two
worlds. Assigned protector to the Companions; undercover agent for the
Liberation. An alien implanted cyber-virus expands his mind. Controlling a
bio-engineered weapon of unprecedented power, William Boone searches for the
[Opening #2] "They are the Companions. Aliens come to Earth on a mission
of peace. Their true mission, the secrets they hide, forever altering humanity.
Caught in the struggle between these Taelon Companions and the Human resistance
is Liam Kincaid, a man whose more than human. The mystery of his past hold the
key to Earth's future and the fate of mankind on EARTH: FINAL CONFLICT."
[Opening #3] "They have come to Earth with the promise of peace. An alien
race called the Taelons. But there are those who resist these alien companions.
For the Taelon's true mission, the secrets they hide, will forever alter our
world. The fate of humanity now lies on those who dare challenge the future of
[Opening #4 Voice of Jayne Heitmeyer] "In the 21st century, an alien
species, known as the Taelons, came to earth with the promise of peace...They
lied. Their true agenda was to dominate us. After years of struggle, the Taelons
have perished, leaving more aggressive beings in their wake -- the Atavus. My
name is Renee Palmer. My mission is to stop this new species from dominating our
planet. This is Earth's final conflict."
[Narrator] "Somewhere out in space live The Herculoids! Zok, the
laser-ray dragon! Igoo, the giant rock ape! Tundro, the tremendous! Gloop and
Gleep, the formless, fearless wonders! With Zandor, their leader, and his wife,
Tara, and son, Dorno, they team up to protect their planet from sinister
invaders! All-strong! All-brave! All-heroes! They're The Herculoids!"
[Voice of Adrian Paul] "I am Duncan Macleod, born 400 years ago in the
Highlands of Scotland. I am Immortal, and I am not alone. For centuries, we have
waited for the time of the GATHERING when the stroke of a sword and the fall of
a head will release the power of the QUICKENING. In the end, there can be only
[Revised opening with voice of Jim Byrnes as Joe Dawson]: "He is
immortal. Born in the Highlands of Scotland 400 years ago. He is not alone.
There are others like him. Some good. Some evil. For centuries he has battled
the forces of evil with holy ground his only refuge. He cannot die unless you
take his head and lift his power. In the end there can be only one. He is Duncan
Macleod, the Highlander."
[Third revision with voice of Jim Byrnes as Joe Dawson] "He is Duncan
MacCleod, the Highlander. Born in 1592 in the Highlands of Scotland and he is
still alive. He is immortal. For four hundred years he's been a warrior, a
lover, a wanderer. Constantly facing other immortals in combat to the death. The
winner take his enemy's head and with it his power. I am a Watcher, part of a
secret society of men and women who observe and record but never interfere. We
know the truth about immortals. In the end there can be only one. May it be,
Duncan MacCleod...THE HIGHLANDER."
HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN/SYN/1998-99
[Voice of Paul Johanssen as Nick Wolfe] "She is immortal. A 1000 years
old and she can not die. A creature of legend like the raven. A thief who stole
the sun and the moon. They sent a warrior to bring her back. He found her.
Together they brought back light to the world. I was a cop. To me she was just a
thief. Another day on the job. But she wasn't. She changed my life. Changed
everything. And both of us knew from that moment on nothing would ever be the
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