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T.V.'s People Who Can't Go Home
Things in Common
""You Can't Go Home Again" Thomas Wolfe once wrote. So many TV shows have, as their basis, a character or characters who can't get home. Some don't even want to. See how much you know about these shows."
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These people are lost in a place that looks a lot like Earth with one exception: everything is really BIG. What show am I talking about?
Land of the Giants
It's About Time
The Time Machine
The TV program "It's About Time" lasted only one season (26 episodes) from 1966-1967. Once again, the crew of a space craft is stranded in a very Earthlike place. In fact, it was the Earth but what was different about it?
It was the Earth during the time of cavemen.
It was the Earth during the wild west of the 19th Century.
It was the Earth 1,000 years from now.
It was the Earth after a nuclear war.
Irwin Allen's 1960s hit series, "Lost in Space", told the tale of the hapless "space family" Robinson and their hypertensive robot ("Danger! Will Robinson! Danger!"). But there was also a stowaway on board, as well. What was the name of this irksome stowaway?
Richard Kimble couldn't return home because a killer was waiting for him there.
"Just sit right back down and you'll hear a tale..." Okay, "Gilligan's Island" had to be included in this quiz. But did you know that there were two versions of the opening theme song? In the first one, two of the castaways were not named; they were simply referred to "and the rest". Which two castaways were not named in the first version of the theme song?
The Professor and Mary Ann
Ginger and The Professor
Mary Ann and Ginger
Mary Ann and Mrs. Howell
"Lost in Space" has been thought of, erroneously, as a futuristic "Robinson Crusoe". What was the real inspiration for "Lost in Space"?
When Worlds Collide
The Swiss Family Robinson
Sometimes an individual can't get home because he can't remember where it is. Nor WHO he is. Frank Converse starred in this short-lived TV show (1967) about a man who is chased by bad guys into a harbor. When he gets to shore, he can't remember his name or history. People are out to kill him but he doesn't know why. All he remembers is a code phrase, which serves as the name of the show. What was the name of the show?
Run for Your Life
The Green Hornet
The BBC got into the act, too. It ran a bizarre series about a secret agent who is held hostage in a place called "The Village". Try as he might to get home, the mostly unseen kidnappers stop him. What is the name of this cult-status series?
Against His Will
Kwai Chang Caine was an American orphan, raised in a Shaolin monastery in China, in the classic show "Kung Fu". As an adult, Caine roams the 19th Century American West, using his martial arts prowess to survive. But why is Caine not in China where he was raised?
It is a punishment for a sin he committed while in the monastery
None of these
His mentor tells him that he must return to the American soil from which he sprang
He is a wanted man in China and he has a half-brother that he is searching for
Joel Hodgson and Mike Nelson are both held hostage (separately) on a spaceship by the evil Dr. Forrester in the great series "Mystery Science Theater 3000". What is the name of the spaceship on which they are captives?
Paradise in Space
The Satellite of Love
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Compiled May 24 13