Do you remember a show - around the time of the a team, knight rider street hawk etc..
This guy, was an astronaut... The sun's radiation got through his visor
He used to get really angry, could run fast but his head almost exploded and would pulsate. I think in the last episode his head actually did explode.
Quite a crud super power I suppose. But he could run after cars and flipped out whenever anybody picked on his girlfriend.
It really flopped and was a short run thing - I think they killed him off (hence his head exploding).
posted by roryks
on Jul 16, 2007 -
This is my first 'AskMetafilter' question, but browsing around here, I've noticed that several other people have posted similar queries, so here goes: Sometime in the late '70's, I recalll seeing at least one episode of some British ITV-produced show about a clutch of people who were floating around the galaxy in the British Museum. Yep, THE British Museum. However absurd, I remember that the Earth had somehow been destroyed, and this clutch of heroes was charged with preserving the remains of human civilization en route to a new, undetermined home.
While this scenario bears many similarities to 'Space:1999', 'Journey to the Far Side of the Sun', 'Blake's 7', 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Silent Running', I know it is none of those, and it was British. I distinctly remember aliens -actors in costumes, flowing robes, leather, that sort of thing - pursuing the human protagonists within the museum. It very much seemed an episode of a television show, in a hip, Quartermaas key, but with the better production values of the live Gerry Anderson
/ITV shows. Any ideas? I really don't think it was Doctor Who
posted by vhsiv
on Apr 30, 2005 -