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James Woodcock
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LIFE ON MARS/ASHES TO ASHES is not time travel in any way shape or form once the final episode of ASHES TO ASHES is seen. Thatís all Iím saying on that one. Other than I would have included them had they been time travel.

DOCTOR WHO (obviously)
ODYSSEY 5 I really enjoyed and was quite frustrated when it was cancelled. Just trying to piece together what was what was quite entertaining
CONTINUUM I also liked
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LOST
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Timeless
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Robbie Parry
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You see, I haven't watched ASHES TO ASHES. I appreciate James' post in that the blanks will be filled, but I can only go on what I saw in LIFE ON MARS.
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Doctor Who (very far out in front)
Voyagers
Quantum Leap
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James Woodcock
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Robbie, you should hunt (wink, wink) ASHES TO ASHES down. It was a worthy follow up and had such a good ending. Whereas LOST lost its way, ASHES TO ASHES just built and built until the realisation of what was really going on became clear. 

That both series aired their final episodes on the same weekend with one being a perfect send off and the other just feeling a complete let down was really weird.
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Unlike, LOST, Life On Mars / Ashes to Ashes both played fair with their audiences. The clues were all there and the writers had their plan in place from the beginning and followed it through without having "filler" episodes. Which marred LOST so much on a number of occasions.
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Sticking to shows that I think of as 'pure' time travel...

THE TIME TUNNEL (I make no apologies for this, loved it as a kid in the 1960s and love it now. Ah, if only Irwin Allen had hired the script writers the premise deserved. I always felt City on the Edge of Forever was Star Trek looking at The Time Tunnel and saying: "Nah, THIS is how you do it.")

QUANTUM LEAP (Deserved a better ending.)

GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART (I'm still disappointed the recent 'update' episode didn't lead to a new series.)
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I don't think that 'the next generation' of GOODNIGHT SWEETHEART would have worked. The 'update' served its purpose to check in on Gary and Phoebe in their 'future', but the World War II setting was so integral to the original, the early '60s seemed 'bland' by comparison.
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Oh, I don't know, Brian. A good deal of Goodnight Sweetheart's appeal came from the culture clash between the 1990s and 1940s. Exploring a similar culture clash between the 1960s and 2000s might have provided just as much entertainment. After being trapped in the past for sixteen years, Gary has missed so much that we now take for granted, making him a fish-out-of-water in what should be his own time. Where in the original series Gary was a man from the present stepping into the past, now he is a man from the past visiting the future. It might have worked but, alas, we'll never know (sadly the BBC decided to go with an excruciatingly bad reboot of Porridge instead). I'll admit to being biased though as Goodnight Sweetheart is possibly my all time favourite sit-com.
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The 60`s could have given Goodnight Sweetheart so much
to play with,i agree the Porridge reboot is awful.
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The 'Are You Being Served?' reboot was the worst-sounding one of the bunch when I heard about it.
As for 'Sweetheart', I discovered it a couple of years ago on Youtube, but the episodes disappeared shortly after(I'd managed to watch far enough to see the 'new' Yvonne...a dramatic improvement on the original, who had been the only thing I disliked about the show).

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All British shows for me:

Doctor Who

Timeslip (Although I'd been watching Doctor Who since 1968 I think it was more about the monsters for me at that point, so it was this 1970/71 children's series (repeated in 73/74) that really introduced me to time travel, alternate futures and cloning! It also had a comic strip in Look-in, beautifully illustrated by Mike Noble.)

Goodnight Sweetheart


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