Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Syndicated Incorporated Edition


One upon a time, my job consisted of inserting commercial spots into television shows on the weekends and late at night (because, if you turned the transmitter off too often, it might not come back on.)  As such, I got to watch an astounding array of (mostly syndicated) television, from Poltergeist: The Legacy (low-rent monsters) to The Queen Of Swords (low-rent gender-swapped Zorro knockoffery) to the wonder that was Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (actually a quality program, once you get past a wobbly debut season.)  I even got to enjoy that glorious ode to the 1980s known as ‘Team Knight Rider,’ a show that chose to end its first season with a massive cliffhanger, once again proving the words of Cicero, who opined that “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.”  From the success of Xena and Hercules to… whatever Cleopatra 2525 was, these show are essentially the TV equivalent of the comics and pulp magazines I have always loved: quick entertainment, made on the cheap to fill an empty hour with a grand adventure or two, which leads us to today’s first-run query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still has a fondness for the first couple of seasons of ‘Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda’, especially Trance Gemini, the mysterious purple girl from the future (or something), asking: What’s your favorite weird weekends-and-late-nights only syndicated television vice?