Test Pilot: File #24, Quantum Leap

Test Pilot #24: Quantum Leap Debut date: March 26, 1989 Series legacy: Well-respected science fiction series with a (surprising to me) rabid fan base It’s time for a new theme in the site’s most popular ongoing feature, Test Pilot. The primary reason I started this feature almost a year ago was so that I could … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #24, Quantum Leap

Test Pilot: File #22, Northern Exposure

Test Pilot #22: Northern Exposure Debut date: July 12, 1990 Series legacy: One of the most critically acclaimed and beloved dramedies of all-time It’s time for a new theme in the site’s most popular ongoing feature, Test Pilot. The primary reason I started this feature almost a year ago was so that I could have … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #22, Northern Exposure

Test Pilot: File #21, thirtysomething

Test Pilot #21: thirtysomething Debut date: September 29, 1987 Series legacy: One of the most-respected family dramas of all-time, a precursor to the likes of Friday Night Lights and Parenthood It's time for a new theme in the site's most popular ongoing feature, Test Pilot. The primary reason I started this feature almost a year ago … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #21, thirtysomething

Test Pilot: Announcing the Test Pilot schedule through the end of 2011

Just as I did for #TVFail, I have decided to bash out the Test Pilot schedule through the end of this calendar year. I tend to let these things get ahead of me even though I have it all planned it out in my head. Test Pilot is particularly tricky because I need a guest … Continue reading Test Pilot: Announcing the Test Pilot schedule through the end of 2011

Test Pilot: File #2, The X-Files

Test Pilot #2: The X-Files Debut Date: September 10, 1993 on FOX Series legacy: One of the best science fiction television series of all-time, a major catalyst for modern fan cultures and the primary innovator of the use of "mythology" and its balance with standalone, procedural episodes. Welcome to the newest regular feature here at TV Surveillance, … Continue reading Test Pilot: File #2, The X-Files