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Author Topic: Tv shows..?  (Read 1274 times)
Victor Charlington
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« on: February 26, 2016, 09:07:17 am »

I see the list of Movies based around the SP genre, but is there a definitive list of TV shows/serials..? I've been trying to come up with a list, but it seems woefully thin...

Ripper Street, Fringe, Warehouse 13, Doctor Who(?)... I'm starting to struggle now..!?!?!
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« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2016, 02:02:55 pm »

The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne.
The Infinite worlds of H.G. Wells.

Both old.
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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2016, 03:40:29 pm »

There was a submarine based show from the deep dark ages about battles with kraken and old pirates etc . It had bleeps and whirl at the beginning ??

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyage_to_the_Bottom_of_the_Sea_(TV_series)

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http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0055608/
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 06:05:23 pm »

Brisco County Jr and Jack of All Trades.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2016, 11:26:44 pm »


There are mainstream tv shows that are having steampunk based episodes. 2 broke girls, Castle, CSI,
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2016, 02:52:01 am »

"Murdoch Mysteries" wholly embraces steampunk.
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2016, 05:11:19 am »

A TV Show i Considered Steampunk was The Wild Wild West! many have Said They Considered the Show Steampunk, I'd have to Agree.
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 11:21:25 am »



What was that carnival programme with Ralph Waite , set in the Depression?  That had a steampunk vibe . It was from the early 2000s ?  They had side shows and went from town to town .
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 01:39:40 pm »



What was that carnival programme with Ralph Waite , set in the Depression?  That had a steampunk vibe . It was from the early 2000s ?  They had side shows and went from town to town .

Was that Carnivale...? I think it only ran for a couple of seasons...

I've also come up with Penny Dreadful and Jonathan Strange... I thought about Peaky Blinders as well, but I'm not sure if that's Steampunk or just drama based on history.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 02:18:29 pm »

So this is what I've found so far...

Brisco County jr
Carnivale
Doctor Who
Firefly
Fringe
Jack of all Trades
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell
Murdoch Mysteries
Once upon a time(?)
Peaky Blinders(?)
Penny Dreadful
Ripper Street
Sanctuary
The Infinite worlds of H.G. Wells
The Knick(?)
The Lost World
The Mystery of Edwin Drood(?)
The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne
Tinman
Warehouse 13
Wild Wild West

I've marked the "unsure about" with a question mark, feel free to add, remove or comment
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 05:58:01 pm »

A TV Show i Considered Steampunk was The Wild Wild West! many have Said They Considered the Show Steampunk, I'd have to Agree.

Certainly.  The first thing that sprang to mind.
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« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 06:01:44 pm »

There was a show called Legend, featuring Richard Dean Anderson and John DeLancie. I never saw it but the description of it sounds quite steampunk. Something about a travelling inventor in the wild west.

I watched Penny Dreadful. It's full on gothic horror, but I don't see it as steampunk at all. Though if you include Firefly I guesd you must be casting the net pretty wide.
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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 03:19:02 am »

Q.E.D., from CBS TV in 1982. Sam Waterston is an American inventor living in England prior to the first world war. Julian Glover is the evil rival inventor who sells his services to the governments of foreign nations. I don't think that it has had an official video release; I used to have a pirate DVD.
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 01:19:42 pm »

There was a show called Legend, featuring Richard Dean Anderson and John DeLancie. I never saw it but the description of it sounds quite steampunk. Something about a travelling inventor in the wild west.

I watched Penny Dreadful. It's full on gothic horror, but I don't see it as steampunk at all. Though if you include Firefly I guesd you must be casting the net pretty wide.

Would you not include firefly..?
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 07:18:43 pm »

Nope.
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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2016, 11:39:28 pm »

I'm not sure I'd include Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell either.  I felt it was more magic than steampunk.
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2016, 11:54:57 pm »

The inclusion of Fringe also has me rather baffled.
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« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2016, 12:44:22 am »

I think Firefly is absolutely SP, it has that western lawless frontier vibe in a Science fiction domain, as for Fringe, might I suggest you pay particular attention to some of the machinery created by Dr Walter Bishop, there are several subtle references, additionally have a second look at season 4 (I think, it's been a while since my last viewing). As for Penny Dreadful, I agree that while it is predominantly a gothic horror drama, there are strong SP elements...

I think if we discount these, then we have to sift through some of the entries in the Movie list also, Hellboy, Dark city, Zulu(?)  and Sky Captain aren't immediately obvious as SP, if anything I would peg Sky Captain as more of a diesel punk genre, whereas Zulu, is more of a reworking of a historical event, just because everyone wears a Pith Helmet and a Red Tunic, does not define it as SP, if that were the case, then we should also pay homage to The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968) and The Lady with a Lamp (1951), as well as a number of others...
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« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2016, 01:10:44 am »

I have a friend who scoffed at "Firefly" as "cowboys in space", so I suppose it could be counted as steampunk, since it basically the mythic Old West transplanted to planets.
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2016, 01:15:00 am »

Incidentally, perhaps we should consider Carry on up the Khyber, they have Pith Helmets, Red Tunics and Kilts..!!! as well as a Gatling Gun that plays old 78's..!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2016, 09:21:56 am »

Yes, the Movies threads went rather overboard.
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« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2016, 12:40:08 pm »

Finally, the Murdoch Mysteries will be aired here, commencing soon. Will see what all the hype has been about - the trailers look really interesting.
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« Reply #22 on: March 02, 2016, 04:33:47 pm »

It's odd that there aren't more kids shows on this list.
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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2016, 06:49:04 pm »

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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2016, 07:29:33 pm »

For children's shows I think the Sally Lockhart series might qualify. I have never seen it though.
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