Once upon a time, sparking a myriad of lawsuits, there was a show called ‘Mutant X.’  It was not based on that series where Havok ended up on an alternate Earth, but in fact was X-Men in all but name, featuring John “Luthor from ‘The Adventures of Lois & Clark'” Shea as the Professor X of a group of genetically enhanced super-folk.  Many people I talk to don’t even remember it, as it was a syndicated show of the 90s, which meant late night and/or weekend time slots on WGN, TBS or other non-network affiliates.  All I remember about it is the terrible Marvel Comics adaptation and the fact that their Wolverine was an attractive young woman named Shalimar, leading to today’s cycled-six-days-per-week query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) used to really like the Action Pack, with Xena and Hercules, but ‘Team Knight Rider’ was a particularly fun bit of nonsense, asking: What’s your fave-rave syndicated show of days past?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Thank you Matthew, you hit on the perfect ones i loved to watch in syndication also! Some of my other favorites include Legend of the Seeker, Beastmaster, Andromeda, and of course the grandfather of them all Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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