Thursday, April 28, 2016

Nostalgia TV - X

Welcome to my A-Z list of 2016.
This year, I'll be recalling some of my favourite programs from television, via A-Z, of course.
How many of these do you remember?
Were these before your time?

This blog post has been written in front of a live studio audience.


1993-2002 / X-Files featuring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
Truth be told, I only watched a handful of these episodes. I loved the ones involving tracking down some odd alien encounter or other odd event, like the one with the cockroaches. During the episode they filmed a roach run across the screen. It freaked me out so bad. But afterwards, I realized it was the coolest thing they could have done.



1995 - 2001 / Xena featuring: Lucy Lawless, Renee O'Conner
Unlike Wonder Woman of years earlier, this was a female action hero I watched. True, I wasn't a diehard fan, there are many episodes I missed. But if I caught it when it was on, I was sure to watch it.





2001 / XFL 
Because the NFL wasn't big enough, Vince McMahon decided a rival franchise was long past due. He was the only one who felt that way. After the initial season, the XFL disappeared.





This A-Z list has been brought to you today, by....
1960s - Xerox Commercial



1978 - X-Wing Fighter & Tie Fighter



1980s - Xexyz Video Game

53 comments:

  1. I remember hearing when Xena and X-files came out, but I was so caught up in my writing that I never took the time to see any of the episodes from neither of them. In fact, with my writing, looking at television has become a rarity in my life.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Not watching much TV doesn't seem like such a bad thing. I probably need to watch less, and write more.

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  2. Watched every episode of X-Files. The show faltered the last year or so, so it was nice that they recently did the mini-series, which was great. And I believe the episode with the house full of cockroaches had the famous sound bite - Bambi? Her name is Bambi?

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    1. I remember the cockroach episode. It freaked me out because they had that roach run across the screen. Not good. I literally jumped and almost threw something at the TV.

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  3. Hi Jeffrey - the X-files were fun ... when I needed down-time. That Xerox ad is just dreadful ... still the next one on the list was The Queen at 90 by her Family ... how the algorithms work I'd like to know!

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, can you believe they actually used to make commercials like the Xerox one?

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  4. The first few seasons were fun, after that not so much. I wasn't into Xena but hubby still loves here! :)

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    1. I think as many guys watched Xena as girls.

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  5. Hey, Jeffrey!

    You did it again, good buddy. You found some excellent relics for X-day and, mercifully, none of them involve Ron Jeremy. :)

    I am one of only three people in the world that didn't watch X-files or Xena. (The other two were my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl.) I well remember the much Ballyhooed XFL league and how fast it fizzled. That actress in the old sexist Xerox commercial did a spot on imitation of Marilyn Monroe.

    Thanks, good buddy Jeffrey!

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    1. So did you think I was going to be able to manage X day?
      Did you think I could do it without cheating?
      I deserve an A for X day.

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  6. Cockroaches freak me out, too! I tried to watch The X-Files last year. I got to episode 2 and realized it just wasn't my thing. I don't know why...I think I need a little more mystery?

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    1. I'm not sure what it was either. I was interested, but it never truly GRABBED me. If you know what I mean.

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  7. X was tough but you did great finding three X commercials! I remember when the XFL was going on. Good one!

    A cockroach running across the screen: Yuk! Cockroaches freak me out.

    Are we tired yet?? I was literally on my computer yesterday for 12 hours. I can't tell you how many blogs I visited but it was a lot. The only thing I hate about being this far along is finding really cool blogs that I wish I would've found at the beginning. But that's what the road trip is for...
    Just think: 2 more days!!! I'm almost going to miss this... :)

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. I know what you mean. I found a really cool blog the other day. All 80 retro. I had to go back and read the posts. I get email updates so I know when people respond to my comments. Normally, it's not a bad thing, but I'm so far behind I've got almost 2,000 emails to go over.
      Yes, I will miss it. Yes, I will probably start preparing for next year. (I have a few ideas). But for me, this Blog feature will be from A to Zzzzzzzzzzz.
      I've been getting up at 4:30 in the morning all month. Just to stay current.

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  8. Well of course I knew you would have to feature The X-Files - although this wasn't a series I got into. :)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. For most people, I think X-Files was a show you really loved, or really hated.

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  9. I was a casual viewer of the X-Files but totally hooked on Xena. Girl power! ☺ Rolling my eyes big time at that Xerox commercial! Never heard of the XFL, but I'm not a football fan. That old video game looks like fun.

    Only two more to go! YAY!

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    1. Hope you were not offended by the Xerox commercial. My intent was not to offend anyone. I don't believe in the view in the ad.

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    2. I don't offend easily, Jeffery and would never think you agreed with such sexist drivel.That actress sure did a good imitation of Marilyn Monroe. I'll give her that.☺

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    3. Glad to know you didn't think I agreed. I just find it funny how some of these old commercials were so ridiculous in their obvious viewpoints. LOL

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  10. Oh I remember the Xerox commercials. Too funny!! I only maybe saw the X files a few times but I never watched it continuous.

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    1. I don't think I ever saw Xerox commercial on TV.

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  11. Xena and X-files - definitely two of the best. I hope the proposed Xena reboot lives up to the hype.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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  12. Great choices. X-Files and Xena are my faves too.

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  13. There a few star wars games where you can fly most of the aircraft. The x-wing always sucked. Vader's was alright.

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    1. sorry I meant tie-fighter and Vader's version

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    2. Which games are these? I'm interested.
      The only Star Wars game I'm into at the moment is a collectable virtual card collector.

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  14. Jeff thanks for your visit. You hot the "X" jackpot. I was talking to a 9 year old this past week who had a lego X-wing in his hands. Im glad to see that some things recycle to the next gen.
    Im blogging from Fill the cracks and Moondustwriter's Blog. Happy last week of A to Zing!

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    1. Ahhhh, yes. That 9 year old is cool. Lots of great new Star Wars items on the horizon with these next few films coming.

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  15. I was not an X-Files fan. Or Xena. Knew about them, of course, but never watched.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  16. I really enjoyed the few episodes of X-files that I was able to catch. Wish I could have seen more. Xena? hmm. let me think;-) I can't believe that Xerox commercial! One more to go Jeffrey! And speaking of Z, I'm exhausted:-)

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    1. Actually, I'm going to be doing Y as well, so 2 more days for me. Then I can sleep.

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  17. I loved the X-Files! Obviously, you saw my post on it today :) I really enjoyed the reboot, especially the episode with the were-monster/lizard monster LOL
    ~Katie
    TheCyborgMom

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    1. I haven't seen the re-boot yet. I really need to check it out.

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  18. I didnt watch Xena, but I did watch the X-Files.
    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge X is for X-Tina

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    1. Xena was just hit or miss for me. But then again, so was X-Files.

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  19. Like Mary, I didn't watch Xena but I'm a huge X-Files fan!

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    1. Did you watch the newer one? Was it good?

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  20. I watched a few episodes of The X Files. Aren't they doing a remake or was that just a rumor?

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    1. You are right, they did do a remake. I'm not very familiar with it though. I haven't checked it out. Sounds like it might already be in the can.

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  21. Catching up:) I was an avid follower of the X files and loved the episodes. The grossest was the inbred episode which one rarely sees because of the content. I have to admit to watching Xena and enjoyed it quite a bit. That first commercial...oh my, I want to smack that Marilyn Monroe wanna be.

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    1. I think it's funny how so many of these older commercials would not be aired today on TV. So many are not PC.

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  22. I have watched Xena a few times. I remember the XFL didn't last long.

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    1. Nope, XFL lasted only one 'season'. Did you watch any games? I'm sure there were a few I watched, but I really had any interest who won or who lost.

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  23. Yes X had to be the X-files. Will you be watching the new show?

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    1. I've been considering it. If I can find it on a streaming channel. I'm really bad at watching anything on live TV any more.

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  24. Because X-Files aired so late at night here in Italy, I watched very few episodes, and quite liked it. My father was a more regular watcher.
    I've never watched Xena, instead, even if I have a friend who was a die-hard fan and kept me informed ont he series ;-)

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    1. That's funny you had a friend who kept you informed on the show. And still that didn't interest you. I guess we all have that one friend, the one who shares with us something that sounds interesting, but we never get around to watching it.

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