Television and other Mass Media Guides

Everyone loves television, except of course for those that think it's an inherent evil out to remove all vestiges of culture and sanity from today's world. But buried among the hours of useless screen time, one could and can find some real jewels. BBS users would share with each other the cool shows out there, and try to find out the stories behind the episodes. They started collecting lists of shows, and it all out a little out of hand.

In many ways, this was one of the first unusual uses of the information networks; to create perfect, complete episode guides of television shows. People could work together, collaborate, and discuss, and ultimately, you'd know every weird reference in the Twilight Zone and who starred in what. It was, at the time, something to behold.

If you're wondering where the Star Trek stuff is, it's in the Science Fiction Directory, in a special Star Trek Section.

Description of the Textfile
EPISODESEpisode Guides or Lists of Shows/Movies
SCRIPTSTranscription of Performances or Original Movie/TV Scripts
a_fish_c.apo 2000
The Full Apology John Cleese Delivers in A Fish Called Wanda (June 24, 1993) 9597
The Results of the 1991 Alt.Fan.Twin-Peaks Poll (January 3, 1991) by David L. Claytor
aboutada.txt 4139
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know About Adam Curry
adrian_e.faq 8090
The Adrian Edmondson FAQ Version 1.32 (March 7, 1995)
ads.txt 8438
It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World (Advertising Bloopers)
adt_miam.txt 1946
Amused to Death Review in Miami Herald, Miami, Florida, U.S.A. 9/23/92
aeonint.txt 32822
Interview with Peter Chung, creator of Aeon Flux
allusion 28828
Allusions to other works within Twin Peaks -- Edition 3
anime.cli 32871
Cheats, Cliches, Cartoons, Anime Version 1.4 by Curtis H. Hoffmann (November 21, 1992)
anime.lif 23001
Life Imitating Art or I Thought This Was Just A Movie by Curtis H. Hoffmann (November 28, 1992)
arnold.txt 15908
Arnold Schwarzenegger is the Messiah! By Andrew O'Hehir
bbh_intv.txt 10381
Beavis and Butt-Head Rolling Stone Interview, 1993 43731
Beauty & The Beast: Work in Progress LD - Timing Analysis (December 14, 1992)
bnb_quot.txt 9258
Collection of Funny Beavis and Butthead Quotes
bnbeg2.4.txt 44595
Beavis and Butthead: The Episode Guide Version 2.4 (March 2, 1995) 11096
EPISODE GUIDE: The Bond Movie List by Wes Barris (April 27, 1993)
bozo_tv.leg 3329
Some Miscellaneous Television Urban Legends
bp.too 718
Nightly Prime Time Schedule. Why do I have this?
cast.lis 9785
Cast List for Twin Peaks (Entire Run of Series)
cgs_lst.txt 4756
List of Canadian Game Shows 69926
The Cheers Quiz (April 18, 1991) 19842
The Christopher Ryan Interview
chung.iv 20906
SOUND Interview with Peter Chung by Ed Stastny (November, 1992)
clancy.txt 13652
Yanqui Realism, by Yves Barbero
classicm.hum 20288
Rant About Classic Movies from a Canadian Fanzine
commword.hum 24107
Acronyms used in the Cable, Broadcasting, and Media Industries
crzycred.lst 32448
The Crazy Credits List 1.12 (March 17, 1994)
cultmov.faq 43418
The Cult Movies FAQ, by Jon von Zelowitz
earp 6989
Movie Review: Wyatt Earp
epikarat.txt 52372
Comprehensive Guide to the Oss!! Karatebu (OKB) Manga
facedeth.txt 15356
Summary of "Faces of Death", by Laurence Doering (February 27, 1993)
film91.txt 284248
1991-93 Theatrical Film Releases Rev. 4.4 Copyright 1991 by Eric Carter
film92.txt 201055
1992-93 Theatrical Film Releases (Rev. 1.1 Copyright 1992 by Eric Carter CIS 76050,3563) (January 22, 1992)
film93.ans 261527
1993-1994 Film Releases by Eric G. Carter (February 24, 1993)
filmgoof.txt 62752
The Movie Goofs List Version 2.0 (September 1991) by Murray Chapman
films_gl.txt 66003
The Gay and Lesbian Centered Film List by Frank Swilling (January 11, 1993)
final.epi 253357
The Final Episodes of Twin Peaks: An Overview (June 10th, 1991)
gameshow.txt 29996
List of US Game Shows, (September 1984)
gd_flybd.txt 19987
Flying Blind Program Guide (July 1993)
goofs.lst 111819
The Movie Goofs List Version 4.0 by Starman (March 31, 1994)
hawi_tv.lst 1607
List of Hawaii Television Stations
hbo_spec.rev 4845
Rowan Atkinson's HBO Comedy Hour Special, a report by Marc Midura 4556
List of Hitchcock Cameos in his Movies
hitchcock.txt 110415
The Hitchcock Information Files by Colin Needham (March 25th, 1993)
hitchcok.txt 4268
A Listing of Alfred Hitchcock's Cameo Appearances, posted by Peter DeCroede (August 9, 1989)
holygral.txt 127390
The Official Unofficial Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Grue (August 9th, 1992)
homermmm.txt 19445
A Complete List (As of 1993) of Homer's MMMs
horflick.txt 14080
The Complete Essential Step-by-Step Guide to The Mass Production of Modern Horror Films
how2dotv.txt 3651
A One Minute Course on How to Do TV by Richard Freeman
japantv.txt 20189
Explanation of Japanese Television Listings
kanalx.txt 18107
Pirate TV In Eastern Europe by Evelyn Messinger
letterbx.txt 5806
Pan and Scan is a Crime on the Star Wars Films! by Nathan Hill
missdish 5475
A Collection of Really Bad Things to Do at Movies
mov_goof.txt 93358
The Movie Goofs List Version 3.1 (January 1992)
mov_rail.txt 9795
133 Railway Movies (January 1993)
mtv.asc 1908
Neil Speculates on how to Computer-Generate MTV
namm 2248
Review of the NAMM Show, 1994
normquot.txt 11669
A Collection of Quotes from Norm of "Cheers" (January 22, 1993)
oliver.txt 19074
Online Video Review Issue #1 by Beth A. Spotts
oliver02.txt 26688
Online Video Review Issue #2 by Beth A. Spotts
oscar.deb 5244
The Film Debuts of Various Actors/Actresses
packard.txt 14436
Summary of American Moving Image Archivists screening, 12/8/93
petshop 6924
The pet Shop Sketch by Monty Python, transcrabed by Bret Shefter and malcom Dickinson (March 28th, 1986)
rns_bcl.txt 7499
Bob Camp's lecture at Nassau College (November 22, 1992)
rns_bwl.txt 12548
Billy West Speaks At Miami University (October 11, 1993)
rns_ency.txt 46202
The Ren And Stimpy Encyclopedia By Norman Sippel (January 16, 1994) 24788
San Francisco Zine Publishers Resource Guide, April 1993
sfmovie.txt 12464
FAQ/Review of Street Fighter: The Movie (December 10, 1994) by Andrew Eddy
stuf10.txt 61478
Anime Stuff 10: Reviews and Information for the Anime Gourmet! (April 9, 1989)
stuf11.txt 51401
Anime Stuff 11: Reviews and Information on Japanese Animation Goods (September 25, 1989)
subb_lis.txt 14821
Subtitled/Dubbed Anime List, Edited by Michael Studte (November 30, 1992)
sw_err.txt 25421
The Bad Guide to Star Wars the Movie, by Brandon Gillespie (April 29, 1993)
t2.txt 304411
Terminator 2: Judgement Day: A Screenplay by James Cameron and William Wisher
tpquote2.txt 3477
The Twin Peaks Quote List #1, by Charles d. Kincaid
tpquotes.txt 37643
The Second Collection of the Twin Peaks Quotes List
twinpeak.txt 13312
The Twin Peaks 1990 Season Summary by Jim Gorman
wacky.ani 12996
The Wacky Anime Definitions Dictionary version 1.53 by Roger Earle
warnrani.txt 82673
The List of Everything Warner Animation, November 1993 by Paul Hendry 90544
The Weird Movie List Posting by Peter Correnty (January 13, 1993)
widows 4034
Review of the Movie "Widow's Peak"
xfepgd.txt 78618
The X-Files Episode Guide Version 2.20 (December 2, 1995) by Cliff Chen

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