Television has improved for years. Music had a Rennaisance in the late 1960's. Television will be remembered for a continuation of that Rennaisance in the late 1990's. Television is more than good acting and special effects. Television is more than good scripting and good directing. Television is more than just entertainment and babysitting. Television is the tool of propaganda and education. As such television is a very important factor in how our global village will evolve: whether human rights and just governments will be a reality, or a lip service. Television has become the mold for the worlds future, like it or not. The world is at a turning point like never before, and what is done in television now is surely going to influence and affect generations to come. We are in the eye of the vortex of one of those wierd times when the people like Dana Scully's sister and all her optimisim and harmonic convergence and idealism converge and become one with the die-hard, dealing in facts, life and death serious people like agent Muldur. All TV should attempt, while entertaining to create a better society, and establish clear distinctions between right and wrong. I also believe that in a time when we are so close to being informed and principled, that TV should try to expose the deceptions and underhanded techniques used to control the masses towards ends which are not so lofty. This page is a dedication to those shows I consider of legendary importance: shows that will be discussed by historians studying our time for the positive influence on society. These are the shows listed in a no special order, although each has special characteristics of extreme importance; the introduction of certain aspects into the television arena that I believe will possibly save the planet and humanity from doom!!! Current series/ Legendary television/ Super-excellent shows: These shows have four great qualities. 1) They educate the public about how things really work; making it less probable that societies will be duped by agent provacateurs implementing hidden agenda's. 2) They do not confuse right and wrong as do many show which simply regurgitate fickle and temporary cultural propaganda in meaningless sound bytes. 3) They are excellent entertainment both for action and for their ability to make people think. 4) They provide good role models for tolerance and understanding necessary in our global village. New Additions... a) 7 Days: While Voyager is still up there, during the year 2000 I have had a limited ability to watch TV and this has been the only show I must go out of my way to see if I can. b) Seinfeld: I didn't give him credit while he was on the air although he did a lot to raise consciousness of everyone using humor. 1. X-Files 2. Deep Space Nine: Ever see the episode dealing with homelessness? 3. Highlander 4. Xena: She's been there...done that! 5. Hercules: Using humor to educate and not numb. 6. Voyager 7. VR5: Too bad the show is off the air now! 8. Sliders: Innocent and concerned these storytellers reflect on society. Current series/ Entertaining television: These shows are very entertaining, however, do not consistently assist in positive social transformation to the degree the others do. These shows have their great moments, have good acting and are typically very well done! 9. Le Femme Nikita 10. Silk Stalkings 11. Sentinel 12. JAG 13. Seven Days 14. Lois and Clark Past series: Legendary television: These shows are classics from recent history. I do not include many which I hope to later. These include such shows as Robin Hood, William Tell, The Time Tunnel, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Zorro, Superman, The Lone Ranger, The Twilight Zone A little credit to radio: "The Shadow" is among the original radio greats. Perhaps I shall elaborate more as I have time to develop these web pages. 15. Kung Fu 16. Kung Fu, the Legend Continues 17. Star Trek 18. Star Trek, the Next Generation 19. The Phoenix 20. Seaquest 21. Walker, Texas Ranger 22. Hawaii Five-O 23. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Dr. Quinn can oscillate between intelligent and brainwashed fascist so be aware) 24. Bonanza (This incredible series began with a scene on the Ponderosa where strangers came on the land. The script writers had the Cartwrights pull their guns and tell the strangers they were trespassing. Lorene Greene led a strike by the actors opposing this urban paranoid scenario and suggested they offer the strangers a glass of milk and invite them in instead. The producers and writers would not hear it, but the ethical and aware actions of the actors led to a new era of Westerns.) 25. Flipper (Kind of nice we have a dolphin on film since they are the most intelligent inhabitants of this planet and our society is wiping them out) 26. Renegade (Tells the ignorant and naive how the world really is). 27. A-Team (Tells how we would like the world to be) ***************************************** Of course, there are some horrible things on TV. The recent movie Merlin fits that category. In addition, there are horrible channels that pretend to be educational and good TV when in fact they represent the Shadow Government, where investigative reports are always cover-ups for criminal conspiracies of the most heinous kind. MSNBC and A&E have both done their share to deceive and destroy that which is just.