Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Forgotten Favorites Edition


It was brought to my attention recently that last year was the 20th anniversary of ‘The X-Files’, a show that was a massive phenomenon in the mid-90s, but has kind of dropped off the radar since.  While certainly not an entirely forgotten show (IDW’s comic continuation is, as of this writing, ongoing), it seems odd that a series that was once so popular didn’t have a higher profile during a big anniversary year.  Of course, it’s nothing compared to ‘Sliders’ (about which I once had a conversation during which a friend admitted that she thought she had dreamed the entire series) or a once fave-rave of mine, ‘Popular’, the show that Ryan Murphy did before he did ‘Glee.’  Or ‘The Highwayman’, a show that combined Sam “Flash Gordon” Jones with a scary Australian battery salesman, the better to rip off ‘Knight Rider.’  In any case, this whole rumination spurred a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) was mildly thrilled to see the return of Ambush Bug in the ‘Channel 52′ segments after DC Comics’ 2011 reboot, but still can’t quite convince everyone that he was one of the most popular characters of 1984, asking: What’s the most surprisingly ‘forgotten’ property in your mind?