TV movies

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The Stand - (1994 show) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108941/

A highly-virulent weaponized virus breaks containment and wreaks havoc.

It starts strong then goes downhill into some odd religious stuff. Generally terrible later on. Worth watching if you're into this genre.



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Spectral - (2016 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2106651/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80098200

An optics specialist is sent to investigate the unusual readings the military is getting from his equipment.

A solid movie all around. Great action and a good world, but with enough fuzzy science and The A-Team-style jury-rigging to rivet it solidly to TV-movie quality.



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Stargate - Continuum - (2008 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0929629/
https://www.stargatecommand.co/

On the capture of his last surviving clone, an evil alien enacts a time-editing plan to defeat his human enemies.

It's basically a long episode. As such, it would be impossible to appreciate without having watched much of the series.

Note: I don't know that I would put it here in this the viewing order.



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Netforce - (1999 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0158423/

Netforce, a United States federal agency, tracks major hacking activities on the internet that point toward major criminal activities.

Definitely a TV-movie. Mediocre, and only moderately interesting. Definitely missing key elements from the also-boring book.



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Timestalkers - (1987 movie), image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094154/

A scientist from the future goes back in time to do (stuff that I wasn't paying attention enough to figure out), but his assistant's daughter goes back to stop him with the help of one of the grandfather's of time travel.

For an old TV-movie this is pretty good.

  • The actual movie is copyright 1986



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The Scorpion King 4 - Quest for Power (2015) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3086386/
https://web.archive.org/web/20180726004317/http://www.the-scorpion-king.com:80/

A man.. uh.. something about some mercenary missions and people dying and a magic thing and such.

I only saw this out of reverence to The Scorpion King - (2002 movie). Oh gods, the badness-potential of this genre is astonishing. Ignore this, and go watch Hercules - The Legendary Journeys - (1995-1999 show) instead. It is the gold standard of badness.

I think what really offends me about The Scorpion King (2,3,4) is that they cost money to watch, where a TV show would have been (more or less) free.



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The Scorpion King 3 - Battle for Redemption (2012) image

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1781896/

A bounty hunter hunts a bounty but there's a princess therefore save the princess instead.

Oh god, this is like an episode of Hercules - The Legendary Journeys - (1995-1999 show). Old school TV-quality, reasonably fun for low expectations.

This is riding on the coat tails of the earlier actual-movie, desperately hoping that fans will consider all of this a "series". Sigh, it is not.



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The Scorpion King 2 - Rise of a Warrior (2008) dvd cover

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104123/
https://web.archive.org/web/20180726004317/http://www.the-scorpion-king.com:80/

A kid swears revenge for his father's unjust death, and has adventures and stuff along the way.

Fairly good for a TV-movie of this genre. I didn't happen to particularly enjoy it myself, but it'll appeal to people who can handle both this quality and genre together.



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