Pavchka:The funniest part about femininity and pink is that pink used to be a man's colour until the 1940s or 50s or so, while the feminine colour was blue. If I remember it correctly the logic was something along the lines of pink being a derivative of red, the colour of blood and power, and therefore masculinity, while blue was perfectly fit for the air-headed daintiness of womankind. At the same time men didn't have a problem with wearing blue, while a surprisingly large number of them absolutely refuse to wear pink today (including both my brothers, but not my father). It's a shame because pink actually look as good on men as any other colour.
@CNM1654 The Thread Starter isn't complaining about the aesthetics of the pink symbol, but rather the underlying stereotype. Choosing not to display her symbol wouldn't change a thing.
Hmm, that explains John Wayne wearing pink shirts in most of his westerns!
I've also watched reruns of the old Time Tunnel series. When I was young I lived this series, but re-watching it 49 years later I mostly see the flaws. Episode 2 has them arrive on a spaceship heading for Mars, which has space in the service module bigger than my lounge room! Shooting guns and fighting on the airless moon is full of noise, and when they have to refuel the large spaceship there, they do so using fuel from a dozen scuba tank sized containers. D'Oh!
In fact Time Tunnel existed because (I'm sure) it was sold with the idea or reusing stock footage from films. With episode 2 it was Destionation Moon's time. You can also see this cheapness in episode three. The main story runbs short and they reuse footage from episode one! And that highlights the other trouble with TT - there's a lack of understanding, or at least an avoidance - of the consequences of time travel.
In that reused footage Tony lands on top of the Time Tunnel base (which has 800 levels and thousands of staff for no particular reason) and is immediately picked up by security. Because it's ten years before he left they don't recognise him, and neither does Doug as he drives past. However, you'd think that when Tony turns up fresh from collage and applies for a job that either Doug or security (whom he told his name to on the flyby time visit) would have recognised him.
None the less, there are elements of this that do appeal to me. I do love the Time Tunnel concept and set, which I found out last year used a REAL contempory computer bank!
I've bought the DVD set, mostly for the Time Travelers pilot, included as a bonus, which starred Sam Groom, who played technician, Jerry in the series. But I find myself watching it as much on Hulu out of laziness. I agree with the stock footage issue. Irwin Allen was the master of that. (Practically the whole film Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea turned up as stock footage in that series)
One nice touch though, historical figures are often better played than in the movies, probably because they can use talented character actors, rather than shoehorn a "name" actor into a part. In the episode Massacre, for example, actor Joe Maross played the best General Custer I've ever seen.
You should have see cartoons in the '60s and '70s!
Jonny Quest, Space Ghost (straight version) Herculoids, Wacky Races.
Cartoons got ruined by the EI commandment. Heck, 1 half hour everyday would fill the requirement. What do they think they're doing?
My niece came to help out because of my health. (I have polyneuropathy) She took my prescription pain pills, and my wife's over-the-counter pills. She also took money for housecleaning from my wife, even though I already paid her! She didn't stay long.
Perhaps the day should be renamed to what it's supposed to represent. For example, today in the U.S. is Martin Luther King jr Day, originally known in some states as Human Rights Day before it was standardized.