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    One thing I like about watching old TV shows...

    ...seeing todays actors when they were young, starting up.

    Part of my daily routine is watching TVLand in the morning. Gunsmoke airs twice, 6 and 7am. I sometimes stick around and watch Bonanza at 8.

    Anyways...today on Bonanza....the guy who played Bones on Star Trek..I think his last name was Kelly.

    Yesterday on Gunsmoke...a very young Leonard Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek)

    Not long ago on Gunsmoke...a very young Kurt Russell, and barely a teenager...Ron Howard.

    I guess Gunsmoke still holds the title as longest running series...it went for 25 years. Imagine...you're entire career doing 1 show.
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    If you want a real let down, take a look at Jan Michael Vincent today. Far cry from his youth and looks in Air Wolf.
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    Still the best, still the reigning comarison young -> old actor is Mickey Gubitosi (aka Robert Blake). Check out some of the Little Rascals films.
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    You made me thinks of Pat Morita who hasn't aged a day it seems since Happy Days...

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    Bonanza was my absolute favorite, followed by High Chapperal for westerns. The original Star Trek my ultimate favorite...the sci-fi channel runs re-runs of that one quite a bit. I enjoy them still today! lol!

    Gunsmoke indeed was the longest running, but it kept growing and changing...keeping up with the times so to speak. Sort of like watching a child grow and develope. Twould be refreshing if that were true of some of the series today!
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    Combat had a lot of them too.

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    The Outsiders

    An entire cast of baby-faced brat-packers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt
    The Outsiders

    An entire cast of baby-faced brat-packers.


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    Man I remember that book / movie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi




    Man I remember that book / movie
    One of my favorite books as a kid, and one of the only movies I know that is almost as good as the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt
    One of my favorite books as a kid, and one of the only movies I know that is almost as good as the book.
    I never saw the the movie.. "That Was Then, This Is Now" is was supposedly like The Outsiders.. I did read the book a long time ago.. same author.
    Had maybe one or two characters from The Outsiders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinobi
    I never saw the the movie.. "That Was Then, This Is Now" is was supposedly like The Outsiders.. I did read the book a long time ago.. same author.
    Had maybe one or two characters from The Outsiders.

    S.E. Hinton rocks.

    Wrote The Outsiders when she was 16.

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    Hi YeOldeStonecat

    I drive myself crazy at times with spotting the Actors just starting out either in old TV shows or doing commercials etc. Its fun to see some of these people mature and become stars or in some cases tank.

    Bonanza was a biggie when i was a young guy and Gunsmoke another you didn't miss. Not much of a SciFi follower myself though I really used to enjoy the Twilight Zone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat

    I guess Gunsmoke still holds the title as longest running series...it went for 25 years. Imagine...you're entire career doing 1 show.
    Hasn't there been soap operas that went longer? Or are you talking prime time shows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody
    Hasn't there been soap operas that went longer? Or are you talking prime time shows?
    Titled "Longest running dramatic series" by the TV channel "TVLand"
    http://www.tvland.com/shows/gunsmoke/

    Wether someone could dispute that...dunno.
    If dramatic series is a separate class than soap operas....dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody
    Hasn't there been soap operas that went longer? Or are you talking prime time shows?
    Thats it Roody, turn in your Man Card

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat
    I guess Gunsmoke still holds the title as longest running series...it went for 25 years. Imagine...ATTENTION!!!! ------->you're <---------- entire career doing 1 show.
    INCORRECT. WRONG. NOT RIGHT. NEGATIVE. OH HELL NO.

    Your, "you're" is a contraction of you & are, your is the word you're looking for.
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    You're correct!

    Can't believe I slipped on that one.

    Please refrain from having MadDoc administer my punishment this time?


    Quote Originally Posted by brembo
    INCORRECT. WRONG. NOT RIGHT. NEGATIVE. OH HELL NO.

    Your, "you're" is a contraction of you & are, your is the work you're looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty
    Thats it Roody, turn in your Man Card

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    The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and Amazing Stories had a lot of young actors before they became big.
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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