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  • #61
    Wonderfalls is a favorite of mine, as well. Then you should try Keen Eddie. ...and Brimstone (too bad it's not airing, now, and isn't out on DVD).
    I tried Keen Eddie, I really really liked Keen Eddie, but it didn't last long enough to convince me there was more to it than police farce and the dopey family of clue-nots that kept reappearing. The last ep I saw, I think something with an opera diva in it, had me looking forward to it a lot more - then poof, gone.

    Now I remember Karen Sisco too. Another show I wanted to love but just didn't last long enough. And there's another show hovering at the back of my head but I can't pluck the name. Nuts. Guarantee I remember it at 3AM.

    Brimstone, eh, pass.
    Radhil Trebors
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    • #62
      well number 1 is easy
      1. Doctor Who (i make no distinction between "classic" and "new" ecc's first season was season 27 as far as i am concerned)
      2. ok here we get fuzzy, i'd have to say DS9
      3. B5
      4. Next Gen

      then we get into the realm of current tv
      5. Real Time with Bill Mahr
      6. Stargate(both of em)
      7. Smallville

      classic tv
      8. Dick Van Dyke Show
      9. Get Smart
      10. alfred Hitchcok presents
      11. Twilight Zone

      cartoons
      12. He-man/She-Ra
      13. Thundercats
      14. Jayce and the wheeled Warriors
      15. Justice League(and unlimited)
      16 Transformers
      17. Voltron
      18. Spawn

      ok thats enough

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Radhil View Post
        I tried Keen Eddie, I really really liked Keen Eddie, but it didn't last long enough to convince me there was more to it than police farce and the dopey family of clue-nots that kept reappearing. The last ep I saw, I think something with an opera diva in it, had me looking forward to it a lot more - then poof, gone.
        It only had 13 episodes, 7 aired on FOX, but is out on DVD (with some replaced music ).

        Originally posted by Radhil View Post
        Brimstone, eh, pass.
        That's too bad. I love that show.

        Oops, re. Brimstone, I was wrong. It is airing:

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brimstone_%28TV_series%29

        Chiller begin airing Brimstone on Saturday July 28, 2007. 'New' episodes will then air Saturdays at 7PM Eastern with replays the following Monday at 8PM Eastern.
        BTW, there are no "new" episodes, just the existing 13.
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        • #64
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          Hm, my SciFi favs?

          Babylon5 - the writing, the characters, the stories...
          Farscape - the DRAMA!
          B5: Crusade - the writing, the characters, the stories (that could've been...)
          Firefly - the humor, I cracked myself up. Too bad about Serenity.
          Battlestar Galactica - the new series - yes it's capital-C Cool.
          Star Trek: Voyager - WITH 7of9 - admit it, those are the best written eps.
          Blakes7 - Dated, cardboard sets, looooong. But I'm a Servalan junkie.

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          • #65
            Impossible to rank, so in no particular order.

            Babylon 5,
            Doctor Who,
            New Battlestar Galactica,
            Blake's 7,
            Doomwatch (showing my age now),
            Sapphire And Steel,
            Red Dwarf,
            Farscape,
            Firefly (sob),
            Star Trek (mostly the original series but I loved some episodes of the later incarnations),
            Quatermass,
            Cold Lazarus (when will this ever get a DVD release?)
            Season one of Space 1999 (it just got too silly after that).
            The Invaders (it scared me witless as a kid)
            A For Andromeda (Both the original and the remake, though the remake doesn't count as a series)
            The Changes (another wonderful show that the BBC seems to want to bury, why isn't it available on DVD?)
            And though not really science fiction it does contain elements of sci-fi in it, Edge Of Darkness definitely one of the best television series ever made.
            Last edited by Shr'eshhhhhh; 08-15-2007, 08:25 AM.
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            • #66
              What's your fave sci-fi TV series so far and why?

              (1) Absolute Favorite = Babylon 5 (all 5 seasons) – Jumped between Deep Space Nine, Space: Above and Beyond and Babylon 5 before settling down with Babylon 5 during the summer repeats. Nothing like the best.

              (2) Stargate SG1 – Great adaptation of the movie and expanded universe. They really did a great job of using past history and legends as a story line.

              (3) Star Trek: Original Series (seasons 1-2) – Grew Up with the show, glad that it is in syndication in HD.

              (4) Twilight Zone (all) – every story had a moral to it and I loved that about the show.

              (5) Outer Limits (all) – ditto, especially the time travel stories…

              (6) Firefly – only because it was cut short, and left too many stories untold. Should have lasted at least 5 years, before the made a movie version.

              (7) Star Trek: The Next Generation (seasons 1-7) - almost every episode was entertaining, but reversing the polarity or reprogramming an alien system was just too easy for me and dumbed down the series.*

              (8) Crusade (season 1 - I saw potential for greatness)

              (9) Space: Above and Beyond (ditto, I saw potential for greatness)

              (10) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (seasons 1-7) – Became too much like Babylon 5, and I noticed all the similarities. Other than a few episodes that stood out, I didn’t care for it. See #7*

              (11) Star Trek: Voyager (Liked first season, as a whole didn't care for it) – See # 7*
              Last edited by rallytbk; 08-13-2007, 08:21 AM.
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              • #67
                OK top shows

                1) Sapphire and Steel - so beautifully written and brilliantly performed
                2) B5
                3) Dr Who (1963-1984) later Who doesn't have it
                4) Firefly/Serenity
                5) Blake's 7
                6) Star Trek TOS
                7) Twilight Zone
                8) Red Dwarf (Seasons 1 & 2 only)
                9) Star TrekS9
                10) Doomwatch

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                • #68
                  My all-time favourite sci-fi shows are the following...


                  Babylon 5 - by quite some margin

                  Farscape - another great show featuring terrific characters , a highly imaginative and quirky series that has some wonderful dark undertones with lashings of humour.

                  Space above and Beyond - and absolutely terrific dark, gritty and well written series.

                  Firefly - another short lived series with a great cast, extremely well written, well acted and lots of laughs.

                  The X Files - okay it lost its way towards the end with the whole mythology storyline that even during seasons 8 & 9 the writers still pulled out some excellent stand-alone episodes.

                  Crusade - JMS pulls off a fantastic bunch of characters and from what I've heard planned a terrific storyline head. I think this was going to be a Babylon 5 beater or thereabouts once the story was finished.

                  Dark Angel - a James Cameron creation that had enormous potential. Unfortunately the suits at Fox meddled ruining the show in the second season, quite possibly deliberately so that Firefly could replace it. Which in turn the suits ruined it again. Fox really must have the most moronic TV executives ever to hold that title, they create such wonderful sci-fi shows and then cancel them within a year (usually).

                  Jeremiah - this is probably wishful thinking on my behalf because I've never seen it. Hopefully one day I will and I'm sure JMS will deliver another satisfying series, if short lived.

                  Other shows that I really enjoyed included Dark skies, Total recall 2070, Stargate SG 1, new Battlestar Galactica (started so promisingly with the mini-series and series 1. It's such a shame that the writers didn't really have a plan and became such a mediocre show during its third season...what a waste ), American Gothic, and although they're not really sci-fi Buffy and Angel. I would have placed Buffy and Angel much higher if it wasn't for the fact that they are more a cult/supernatural/Horror series.

                  I would like to give a nod to DS 9 as it is by far the best Star Trek series although I think there's a naughty executives at Paramount that borrowed from JMS because there's more than a few similarities. Plus it had 3 really awfull years in the beginning...only ST can get away with 3 bad seasons in the begining and not get cancelled.


                  In my opinion the worst sci-fi in recent times includes Andromeda, Voyager, Enterprise, Earth Final Conflict, the new doctor who spin-off Torchwood and threshold.

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                  WhatÆs all this about MR. JOSS WHEDON ruining ALIENÖ?
                  Please elaborate.
                  .
                  I was reading a fairly recent interview with Joss Whedon and he commented how he was asked to give an interview for the special edition DVD of Alien 4 (a few years back) but refused because they wouldn't like what he had to say. I think you can basically imply that while Joss Whedon provided the script the director didn't stay with the writer's vision.
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                  • #69
                    1. (tie) Lost and Babylon 5. I think that overall, the first three seasons of Lost are about equal to the first three of B5, the question is will it stay strong over the final three seasons or drop off (as some would say B5 did.) Right now I'll call it a draw.

                    3. ST-DS9. The only one of the "new" Star Trek shows that got better over time and was really worth sticking with. I thought that the best 3-4 seasons of DS9 were right up there with B5.

                    4. The Prisoner. I loved the craziness of this series back in the 70s and it has held up remarkably well over the years.

                    5.Battlestar Galactica (remake) It really slipped in year three, but between the mini-series and the first two season there were a lot of quality episodes. Hopefully season four will redeem the series.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by KoshN View Post
                      Wonderfalls is a favorite of mine, as well. Then you should try Keen Eddie. ...and Brimstone (too bad it's not airing, now, and isn't out on DVD).
                      Actually, Brimstone is currently showing on the DirecTV-exclusive channel Chiller.
                      Last edited by Dr Maturin; 09-01-2007, 06:09 PM.
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                      • #71
                        BTW, if you liked Dead Like Me or Wonderfalls, you're really going to enjoy Bryan Fuller's new series, Pushing Daisies. Probably the best new genre show of the fall.

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                        • #72
                          Is Fuller obsessed with death...?
                          Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                          • #73
                            With that track record, damn sure looks like it.

                            At least he's insanely cheerful and irreverent about it.
                            Radhil Trebors
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                            • #74
                              I enjoyed Dead Like Me, but it seemed to be missing something. I haven't put my finger on what it is yet, but it is definitely missing something.

                              And for those who don't know, there is a direct-to-DVD movie coming out within the next year or so. From what I've read, it sounds pretty bad. Mandy Patinkin is not in it.
                              Recently, there was a reckoning. It occurred on November 4, 2014 across the United States. Voters, recognizing the failures of the current leadership and fearing their unchecked abuses of power, elected another party as the new majority. This is a first step toward preventing more damage and undoing some of the damage already done. Hopefully, this is as much as will be required.

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                              • #75
                                5.Battlestar Galactica (remake) It really slipped in year three, but between the mini-series and the first two season there were a lot of quality episodes. Hopefully season four will redeem the series.
                                I'v seen this view alot but having watched up until the 8th episode on season 3 after picking them up cheap on DVD I'm enjoying the direction it and the second half of season 2 took. While the production and acting have been exellent thoughout until the Peguses turned up I felt the series was a little too repetitive with the same sources of tension/drama being mined again and again(who's a cylon, characters personal faults, conflict between goverement and military, Baltar's madness etc).
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