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September 19, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo love "The Simpsons." "I think 'The Simpsons' is the best thing on TV," said Bilson. But Bilson and De Meo probably won't be seeing a lot of Bart and clan this season. The two are the executive producers of CBS' lavish new action series, "The Flash," which has the unenviable task of competing not only against the hot Fox cartoon series on Thursdays at 8 p.m. but also NBC's ratings powerhouse, "The Cosby Show."
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September 19, 1990 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny Bilson and Paul De Meo love "The Simpsons." "I think 'The Simpsons' is the best thing on TV," said Bilson. But Bilson and De Meo probably won't be seeing a lot of Bart and clan this season. The two are the executive producers of CBS' lavish new action series, "The Flash," which has the unenviable task of competing not only against the hot Fox cartoon series on Thursdays at 8 p.m. but also NBC's ratings powerhouse, "The Cosby Show."
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April 29, 1990 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
"The Rocketeer" is finally going to blast off--at Disney--with director Joe Johnston ("Honey, I Shrunk the Kids") at the throttle. Yet another character launched by the comics, The Rocketeer first shot into view in 1982. Created by writer-artist Dave Stevens, the yet-to-be-cast Rocketeer wears a helmet to hide his identity (he's Cliff Secord, ruggedly handsome racing-plane pilot) and a rocket pack on his back to zoom after bad guys.
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September 24, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"Trancers" (citywide), an unpretentious and amusing low-budget sci-fi entertainment, takes us 300 years into the future--only to zap us right back into the present. Sometime during those three centuries the great earthquake has at last struck Los Angeles, and the ruins of downtown can be seen offshore. What's left is called Angel City, and for sometime it has been ruled by a three-person high council.
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August 16, 1987 | Pat H. Broeske and DR
The time is 1938. The place is L.A. An ordinary guy and would-be stunt pilot named Cliff Secord comes into possession of a flying gizmo--developed by a scientist who's on the run from Nazis. With that gizmo strapped to his back, and an ominous face mask/helmet to ensure his anonymity (and before you can say "super hero"), Cliff Secord becomes the crime-fighting . . . Rocketeer!
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January 1, 1994 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
"Knight Rider," move over. NBC rolls out its version of demolition derby at 9 p.m. Sunday with a two-hour premiere of "Viper," a series about yet another crime-fighting sports car and "the three-man vigilante team behind it." This clunker's regular time slot, on Channels 4, 36 and 39, is 8 p.m. Fridays.
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September 9, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
City Slickers (Castle Rock). Shooting in L.A., Durango, Colo., and Santa Fe. Billy Crystal (he also exec produces), Daniel Stern and Bruno Kirby play three pals from New York who go on a cattle drive. The trio become enlightened about life, friendship . . . and really smelly animals. Producer Irby Smith. Director Ron Underwood ("Tremors"). Screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel ("Parenthood"). Also stars Bill Henderson and Bill Lewis. Distributors Columbia (U.S.), Nelson (foreign).
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June 21, 1991 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
Like its intrepid hero, fearless flyboy Cliff Secord, "The Rocketeer" simply wears you down. This film is so dogged, so insistent, so relentlessly earnest in its one-dimensionality that no option but partial surrender to such charms as it has seems possible.
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August 26, 1990 | Kirk Honeycutt \f7
The producers are calling it "Die Hard Meets the Dead Poets Society." Louis Gossett Jr., Wil Wheaton, Sean Astin, Keith Coogan, Denholm Elliott, Mason Adams, Michael Champion, Andrew Divoff and Lee Ermey star in "Toy Soldiers," a suspense-drama from Island Pictures/Tri-Star in which terrorists take over an elite boys prep school and demand the release of the head terrorist's father, a Colombian drug lord. Screenwriter Dan Petrie Jr.
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