I know the Saturday morning TV experience isn’t the same for kids today as it was for those of us that remember TV before cable, but those times were very special for me. I’ve always known Star Trek, Space 1999, and Star Wars were a big part of my early geek influences. I only recently realized how many of my favorite Saturday morning kid shows may have played a role in making me the geek I am today.
Some of my favorites:
The Land of the Lost
Just saying the word Sleestaks still gives me a little shiver of geeky happiness. But aside from the obvious monster and dinosaur appeal, it was also an alternate universe story. Did you know Larry Niven, Ben Bova, Norman Spinrad, Walter Koenig, and David Gerrold all contributed to the series! (Available on DVD)
Electra Woman and Dyna Girl
A live action super-heroine show that was techie enough to please any gadget geek. (Available on VHS! or in compilations of Sid & Marty Kroffts Saturday Morning Hits on DVD)
What were your childhood favorites?