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JBY529
July 3rd, 2005, 02:47 PM
Nickelodeon has something on their website now called TurboNick, in which you can watch the programming online. Within TurboNick is a section called NickRewind where you can watch the classic programming. Clarissa, Guts, Alex Mack, Pete and Pete and more are there, and it's updated weekly. I'd say this a nice middle of the road compromise for now.

Oh, and if anyone is interested, there's a new message board on my www.doubledare.tv site.

avaitor
July 7th, 2005, 07:53 AM
they are saying that in july of next year,there will be a classic nick channel.

JBY529
July 8th, 2005, 04:46 PM
Who is they?

avaitor
July 8th, 2005, 04:52 PM
random fans.most likely a rumor,but something to think about...

Wembley
July 10th, 2005, 09:40 AM
Grr... I can't get onto TurboNick - I'm running Linux, and the only Windows machine I have here is Windows ME. Looks like TN needs Windows XP

And yes, I've tried modifying my User-Agent :)

What are the shows on TurboNick?

-Rick Miller

MooseFan
August 3rd, 2005, 12:27 PM
A nick classic channel would be a great idea - it would be an ideal home for the great shows in Nickelodeon's past. Better than airing on Nick, for reasons of audience - those of us who watched these shows when they were new are no longer Nick's target audience; but are a prime TV demographic. The content would also be (comparativly) cheap; even with many '80s programs (and I don't think a Nick Classics channel would have a chance without YCDTOTV) for which broadcast rights would need to be renewed, it would be far cheaper than producing new content.

However, a specific block of "Nick Classic" prgramming, perhaps on "TV Land" might be almost as good an option. It might be more likely, because it would be less of a risk for Nick. I'm also not certain there would be enough programming to sustain a Nick Classics network permanantly. After all, they aren't making new episodes of these shows anymore. Following the example of other syndicated programming, the most popular shows would likely air daily. For YCDTOTV, with 133 episodes, this wouldn't be a problem; modern sitcoms thrive in syndication with less. For some other shows, however, there are probably not enough episodes to sustain this. A shorter block could have a couple of "permanent" shows, and rotate through others.

Any thoughts?

avaitor
August 3rd, 2005, 03:51 PM
they should.

Bigzman
August 12th, 2005, 08:53 PM
Please keep us updated.

The sooner we know when this channel might air (usually locating a press release from Viacom or similar entities on the 'Net would be of great help for all of us children of the 80's), the sooner we can contact our cable companies to request this channel be added to a Digital type of service.

This is a similar tactic I have used over the last several years to bring The History Channel, VH1 Classic, DIY (Do It Yourself, a subsidiary of HGTV), and in recent times, NBA TV and the NFL Network to my local hometown cable system.

I hope this dream becomes reality, especially with all 130 episodes + one Project (right Josh and David?) finding a new home for us devoted fans.

Matt Z.

avaitor
August 12th, 2005, 09:26 PM
nick would get alot out of it,with fans like us,plus it would hellp sell the dvds,but let' face it:nick will screw up and put ''classics'' like catalin's way and the brother's gracia and invader zim[no,wait,that's good!]on it,or pull a toon disney on it and get rid of all the orignals except for some[expect clarissa and hey dude to stay on]and replace them with later clasics,like the new all that and romeo.

Moose/Lisa Fan
September 15th, 2005, 02:41 AM
They should call the channel, "RetroNICK". Where they'll show not only classic Nick shows, but also non-Nick shows that are currently off the air, and kid-friendly movies. Here's how it should go:

MORNING
6:00/5:00AM: Romper Room And Friends
6:30/5:30AM: Eureka's Castle
7:30/6:30AM: Pinwheel
8:30/7:30AM: Today's Special
9:00/8:00AM: Maple Town
9:30/8:30AM: The Adventures Of The Little Koala
10:00/9:00AM: Kidsongs
11:00/10:00AM: Popples
11:30/10:30AM: Belle And Sebastian

AFTERNOON
12:00/11:00AM: Mulligan Stew
12:30/11:30AM: Big Blue Marble
1:00/12:00PM: DangerMouse
1:30/12:30PM: Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea
2:00/1:00PM: Star Trek
2:30/1:30PM: Bionic Six
3:00/2:00PM: LanceLot Link: Secret Chimp
3:30/2:30PM: Kidd Video
4:00/3:00PM: The Archies
4:30/3:30PM: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
5:00/4:00PM: Clarissa Explains It All
5:30/4:30PM: All That

EVENING
6:00/5:00PM: Kenan & Kel
6:30/5:30PM: The Amanda Show
7:00/6:00PM: Roundhouse
7:30/6:30PM: You Can't Do That On Television
8:00/7:00PM: RetroNICK Rocks
8:30/7:30PM: The Tomorrow People
9:00/8:00PM: Movie
11:00/10:00PM: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
11:30/10:30PM: Salute Your Shorts

LATE NIGHT
12:00/11:00PM: You Can't Do That On Television
12:30/11:30PM: Roundhouse
1:00/12:00AM: Diff'rent Strokes
1:30/12:30AM: The Facts Of Life
2:00/1:00AM: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
2:30/1:30AM: The Tomorrow People
3:00/2:00AM: All That
3:30/2:30AM: The Amanda Show
4:00/3:00AM: Kenan & Kel
4:30/3:30AM: Salute Your Shorts
5:00/4:00AM: DangerMouse
5:30/4:30AM: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

SUPER RETROVISION SATURDAZE
6:00/5:00AM: H.R. Pufnstuf
6:30/5:30AM: The Bugaloos
7:00/6:00AM: Lidsville
7:30/6:30AM: Land Of The Lost
8:00/7:00AM: The New Adventures Of Mighty Mouse w/Heckle & Jeckle & Quackula
8:30/7:30AM: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
9:00/8:00AM: Laverene & Shirley In The Army
9:30/8:30AM: The Brady Kids
10:00/9:00AM: The Jackson 5ive
10:30/9:30AM: The Osmonds
11:00/10:00AM: Mission: Magic! starring Rick Springfield
11:30/10:30AM: The Bay City Rollers Show
12:30/11:30AM: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
1:00/12:00PM: Star Trek
1:30/12:30PM: SHAZAM!
2:00/1:00PM: Isis
(Repeats throughout enitre day)

RETRONICK SUNDAY MARATHON - A whole day devoted to a classic Nick show.

avaitor
September 15th, 2005, 07:27 AM
uh,there's something for that called tvland,but,seeing gas and nicktoons shceldue,they have a hour of the same show and do that all day.nick dosen't know what they're doing.

Moose/Lisa Fan
September 16th, 2005, 03:06 PM
uh,there's something for that called tvland,but,seeing gas and nicktoons shceldue,they have a hour of the same show and do that all day.nick dosen't know what they're doing.

But this'll be like TV Land for kids who grew up on these shows.

avaitor
September 16th, 2005, 06:03 PM
it's just that we,uh,can someone one say this for me?i'm trying to be nice.and the amanda show isn't that old.

dtemplar
October 26th, 2005, 02:34 PM
They should call the channel, "RetroNICK". Where they'll show not only classic Nick shows, but also non-Nick shows that are currently off the air, and kid-friendly movies. Here's how it should go:

MORNING
6:00/5:00AM: Romper Room And Friends
6:30/5:30AM: Eureka's Castle
7:30/6:30AM: Pinwheel
8:30/7:30AM: Today's Special
9:00/8:00AM: Maple Town
9:30/8:30AM: The Adventures Of The Little Koala
10:00/9:00AM: Kidsongs
11:00/10:00AM: Popples
11:30/10:30AM: Belle And Sebastian

AFTERNOON
12:00/11:00AM: Mulligan Stew
12:30/11:30AM: Big Blue Marble
1:00/12:00PM: DangerMouse
1:30/12:30PM: Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea
2:00/1:00PM: Star Trek
2:30/1:30PM: Bionic Six
3:00/2:00PM: LanceLot Link: Secret Chimp
3:30/2:30PM: Kidd Video
4:00/3:00PM: The Archies
4:30/3:30PM: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
5:00/4:00PM: Clarissa Explains It All
5:30/4:30PM: All That

EVENING
6:00/5:00PM: Kenan & Kel
6:30/5:30PM: The Amanda Show
7:00/6:00PM: Roundhouse
7:30/6:30PM: You Can't Do That On Television
8:00/7:00PM: RetroNICK Rocks
8:30/7:30PM: The Tomorrow People
9:00/8:00PM: Movie
11:00/10:00PM: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
11:30/10:30PM: Salute Your Shorts

LATE NIGHT
12:00/11:00PM: You Can't Do That On Television
12:30/11:30PM: Roundhouse
1:00/12:00AM: Diff'rent Strokes
1:30/12:30AM: The Facts Of Life
2:00/1:00AM: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?
2:30/1:30AM: The Tomorrow People
3:00/2:00AM: All That
3:30/2:30AM: The Amanda Show
4:00/3:00AM: Kenan & Kel
4:30/3:30AM: Salute Your Shorts
5:00/4:00AM: DangerMouse
5:30/4:30AM: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

SUPER RETROVISION SATURDAZE
6:00/5:00AM: H.R. Pufnstuf
6:30/5:30AM: The Bugaloos
7:00/6:00AM: Lidsville
7:30/6:30AM: Land Of The Lost
8:00/7:00AM: The New Adventures Of Mighty Mouse w/Heckle & Jeckle & Quackula
8:30/7:30AM: The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang
9:00/8:00AM: Laverene & Shirley In The Army
9:30/8:30AM: The Brady Kids
10:00/9:00AM: The Jackson 5ive
10:30/9:30AM: The Osmonds
11:00/10:00AM: Mission: Magic! starring Rick Springfield
11:30/10:30AM: The Bay City Rollers Show
12:30/11:30AM: Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
1:00/12:00PM: Star Trek
1:30/12:30PM: SHAZAM!
2:00/1:00PM: Isis
(Repeats throughout enitre day)

RETRONICK SUNDAY MARATHON - A whole day devoted to a classic Nick show.

I like the idea of the schedule, but isn't Bionic Six own by NBC/Universal? It would be also cool to get Entertainment Rights to bring some the Filmation toons you mentioned. And they need to split the Mighty Mouse & Heckle & Jeckle toon. Also, where's Count Duckula and MCOG?

maxdrive
October 30th, 2005, 01:17 AM
they woukld need to for count duckula and danger mouse as well since they are owned by cosgrove.

very cool line up but i would put are you afraid of the dark at midnight the whole horror and the midnight hour kind of thing

Moose/Lisa Fan
November 5th, 2005, 12:24 AM
Mati from Nick GAS and actress Jennifer Lyons can host the network.

TheLockerMonster
November 19th, 2005, 05:47 PM
Oh my game show message boards, there's rumors going around that NickGAS may not exist for much longer, so it would be a great idea to re-tool it as a channel for all shows Nick.

The only problem I see with some of these schedules is that a lot of the programming that's listed were shows that Nick *leased* from other companies. Anything Thames (Tomorrow People, Third Eye, Count Duckula, Dangermouse) or Canadian (Today's Special, KidsWrites) based that was not specifically produced for Nickelodeon would most likely *not* air again.

We would likely see shows like Hey Dude, Mr. Wizard's World and Fifteen again and hopefully the game shows from NickGas would return (Double Dare, Make The Grade, Finders Keepers, Figure It Out, etal). Nick Rocks I doubt because of royalty payments to the singers, anything taped at Nick Studios is fair game to be shown again and of course, the cartoons that begin to take over the network back in 1991 with Doug, Ren & Stimpy and Rugrats.

To go way back to the days of Pinwheel, Standby Lights Camera Action, Reggie Jackson's World of Sports, Going Great, Against The Odds and any of the Special Delivery specials, I am not sure but my guess is that Nick paid for the temporary rights to air those as well and it's probably not feasible for them to pay the money to put them back on the air and hope that there's enough of a fan base to justify the cost.


Rob

avaitor
November 22nd, 2005, 11:00 PM
it says somewhere that roundhouse will be on some channel this friday.

Baughdie Howes
December 7th, 2005, 05:32 PM
The rights to "Danger Mouse" and "Count Duckula" are held by Fremantle Media. Thames bought out Cosgrove Hall Studios (which created the cartoons), and then Thames became Fremantle.

They've now released the complete first 4 seasons of "Danger Mouse" (plus the pilot episode, "The Lost Chord", which was re-worked into "Who Stole the Bagpipes?") on A&E Home Video. You can find out more details abou them at http://www.clubdm.com. There are also 6 individual DVD releases in the UK, some of which feature episodes that aren't in the A&E sets, because they're from later seasons. There are plans to release Seasons 5 & 6 on DVD next year. I'm really hoping that they'll include Bonus Material on the voice artists...including interviews with the surviving ones. (Terry Scott, who voiced Penfold, died several years ago.)

The complete first season of "Count Duckula" was just released on DVD in October. It has some interesting Bonus Material, including a step-by-step lesson on how to draw Duckula. You can find out more at http://countduckuladvd.com.

I have all of these goodies, and since I'd not seen the shows when I was a kid (because they never aired in Canada), I didn't have any memories or expectations to colour my opinions of them. Although the "Danger Mouse" animation wouldn't worry Disney at all, the writing is wonderfully clever, and I love the characterizations! The voice work is great...especially from David Jason, who voiced Danger Mouse, Duckula, Nero, Isembard Sinclair (the long-suffering narrator), and many bit characters (including frighteningly realistic-sounding female ones). But this is to be expected from an actor who's so good that he was knighted last week!

If you look on Ebay, you might be able to get a good deal on these releases. You'll also be able to find some "Count Duckula" or "Danger Mouse" animation art there too, if you're lucky! I was recently exceptionally lucky in my internet travels, and I found some production drawings of the original version of Duckula, as he appeared on "Danger Mouse". I prefer this over-the-top, melodramatic, desperate-to-be-in-showbusiness, villainous, lisping, stammering version of the duck, to the much tamer version that got his own series. I know he'd have been a lot more fun to voice...and to watch being voiced!

I'm now trying to catalogue who did which of the many bit and one-off character voices on "Danger Mouse" and "Count Duckula". It's a mammoth, foolhardy task, and it makes my brain hurt, but it appears that nobody ever compiled a complete character-by-character voice list before (not even Cosgrove Hall), so it's up to me to do it.

Well, back to work...

Baughdie Howes
December 7th, 2005, 05:38 PM
They should call the channel, "RetroNICK". Where they'll show not only classic Nick shows, but also non-Nick shows that are currently off the air, and kid-friendly movies. Here's how it should go:

SUPER RETROVISION SATURDAZE
6:00/5:00AM: H.R. Pufnstuf
6:30/5:30AM: The Bugaloos
7:00/6:00AM: Lidsville
7:30/6:30AM: Land Of The Lost
8:00/7:00AM: The New Adventures Of Mighty Mouse w/Heckle & Jeckle & Quackula

Unfortunately, I don't think Quackula cartoons can be shown any more, due to some major legal issue that arose when the show originally aired. As I recall, it had to do with the name having been previously copyrighted and trademarked by a cartoonist who'd done a comic strip featuring a vampire duck named Quackula, some years earlier. After several years of court battles, the cartoonist won, and that was that.

If you do an internet search, you can find references to Quackula, and even some production drawings and cels available for purchase from animation galleries. But as you can imagine, he's not a very hot property.

Nick Nostalgic
December 10th, 2005, 08:07 PM
It's too bad that so many classic Nick shows came from so many different libraires. For me, a true classic Nick channel would have to consist of the shows from way back in the early days of Nick. It will probably never happen. I have a feeling that if Nick GAS is no more, they'll either pull the plug completely or use the channel as another outlet to overexpose the crap shows already airing on Nickelodeon.

Moose/Lisa Fan
December 28th, 2006, 12:47 PM
I've read that this channel is about to become a reality in 2008.

IrishDancer87
December 29th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Where did you read it? That would be totally awesome!

Moose/Lisa Fan
January 2nd, 2007, 11:42 AM
http://www.retrojunk.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8550&start=0

Moose/Lisa Fan
March 20th, 2007, 04:42 AM
Looks like nobody's extatic about the up-coming new Nick channel.

BreakmanX
March 27th, 2007, 09:40 PM
I'd be ecstatic if they did it and I'd watch it all the time. Anyone else seen anything about this?

Moose/Lisa Fan
April 13th, 2007, 03:42 PM
Who else is ready for it?

wrmSLIME
April 14th, 2007, 10:45 PM
Looks like your link is no good.

slime2005
April 15th, 2007, 07:25 AM
Where's Josh when we need him?

What's going on right now with the Nick Rewind channel that's out now...?

Moose/Lisa Fan
April 17th, 2007, 03:03 PM
Looks like your link is no good.

I can fix that!


http://www.retrojunk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5607