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Good science fiction shows?

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GregJ
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Sep2-12, 06:54 AM
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I am enjoying Star Trek: Voyager at the moment (just started season 03 the other day). I like the premise and the characters are actually pretty good. A huge bonus, is that there isn't much blab (for now at least) about Starfleet's prime directive.

I may read through this thread again soon to find my next series, as right now I am drawing a blank.
Stevo_tred
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Eureka was a cool show, wish we had some of those 'toys' in real life
jbunniii
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There was an article recently at SFGate (that's San Francisco [Chronicle], not Science Fiction):

Sci-Fi TV through the years
http://blog.sfgate.com/dwiegand/2012...ugh-the-years/

Passable list of recommendations in the slide show, but see the comments section for a lot more.
Nstraw
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Nov25-12, 12:07 AM
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Fringe i guess is good one
Calabi_Yau
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Dec17-12, 04:58 PM
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Fringe and Lost, 'nough said.
Riemann Metric
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Stargate??
My mom watched this show a lot, and I must say it is part of what got me into not just physics but science in general. Awesome series.
brenan
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Mar5-13, 05:48 AM
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Stargate-SG1 suprised me at being so enjoyable. They did a good job on that one for sure. I hated voyager and predicted enterprise would be cancelled pretty quick even
before it started.

I'm still p* off they cancelled the sarah conor chronicles just so (it seems to me)
they could do another crappy and pointless movie.
That series was far superior to the last movie in every respect.

Actually I'm becoming paranoidially (is that a word?) convinced that hollywood
puts the knife in somehow every time a really good looking TV series gets going
that shows up their multi-million dollar budgets as nonesense.

I still think LEXX is the best SF show ever produced (well - some of it) and Farscape
kicked in really well after a while. (I'm in agreement with the above comments about scorpius and the puppets)

Currently we only seem to have Warehouse13 here - and I can't say I'm a fan of
endless regurgitations of the X-files under different names.
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Mar5-13, 12:34 PM
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Quote Quote by QuarkCharmer View Post
I saw the new V and Battlestar Galactica, I tried to watch the originals of those two, but they are too dated for my taste. Obviously I have seen Firefly too. What are some other great space-adventures that aren't too terrible? What are your favorite scifi shows? I need something to watch!
I realize that you posted the question in 2011, but the thread is still active, so I just have to say that I hope you didn't dismiss the original miniseries V just because it looked dated. It's definitely worth watching. It's just 5 episodes, and a few orders of magnitude better than the reboot. Unfortunately they decided to follow it up with a series that was very very bad. You should definitely not watch that one.

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Stargate-SG1 suprised me at being so enjoyable. They did a good job on that one for sure.
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I'm still p* off they cancelled the sarah conor chronicle
I agree with these comments. T:TSCC was the most annoying cancellation in the last few years, along with Stargate Universe.

Since this is a recommendation thread, and no one has mentioned Continuum yet, I will. It's a Canadian show about a police officer (Rachel Nichols) who finds herself in the past (i.e. our time) when a group of terrorists use some weird technology to escape from prison. It's really silly, but still pretty entertaining. Season 2 is expected to start in April 2013.
Riemann Metric
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Mar5-13, 04:38 PM
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SG-1 was just plain awesome: longest-running North American sci-fi series ever! I wish they'd done Universe better, though, since that could have gone on as long as SG-1 did, with all the new things they could have added...
brenan
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Mar6-13, 08:42 AM
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Quote Quote by Fredrik View Post
Since this is a recommendation thread, and no one has mentioned Continuum yet, I will. It's a Canadian show about a police officer (Rachel Nichols) who finds herself in the past (i.e. our time) when a group of terrorists use some weird technology to escape from prison. It's really silly, but still pretty entertaining. Season 2 is expected to start in April 2013.
I havn't seen it but if it has Rachel in it .....

Mentioning her reminded me of Alias - not really SF but the whole Rambaldi thread
was good fun and made the entire show stand out. It could be argued that made it SF.

As someone mentioned Lost I've always said the pilot was stunning TV but it was clear
the writers had no concept at all about what they were going to do after that. The only thing lost were the writers. That made it very quickly unwatchable for me.
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I really enjoyed Alias at the time, especially season 2. Season 3 was OK but not good. Season 4 was pretty bad. Season 5 was the worst kind of garbage. Alias is one of three shows I like to mention as examples of an enormous drop in quality after the best season. The other two are Prison Break and Heroes.

I thought Lost was watchable until just before the end, but that ending...by far the worst in TV history. It ruined the earlier seasons for me. I still get angry when I think about it.
R_beta.v3
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Mar6-13, 07:56 PM
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My favorite science fiction shows are, in order, Babylon 5, Farscape and Stargate SG1. I tried watching Sanctuary and Falling Skies but I didn't enjoy them. Continuum is fun.

In my opinion, if there is one sci-fi series you have to watch, it should be Babylon 5.
Riemann Metric
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Mar12-13, 05:08 PM
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Sanctuary wasn't too bad, but I'd have to draw the line and say it was more of fantasy than actual science fiction...
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I have tried to watch Sanctuary. The first time I couldn't even make it through the pilot. A few years later, a friend recommended it, so I decided to give it a shot. But I couldn't take it for very long. At the exact moment things were starting to get a little bit interesting, they killed off the character that made things interesting.

Some other shows in the sci-fi/fantasy genre that I gave up on are Lost Girl, Haven and Farscape. Haven was terrible, so I gave it up after two episodes. This year I've been seeing a lot of comments online about how great it is, so I watched a few more, but I couldn't make it to the end of the season. There was no hint of an arc, the standalone stories were boring, and for some reason I don't really like Eric Balfour.
vemvare
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Mar13-13, 04:05 AM
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I once tried to watch Andromeda, out of loyalty to my sci-fi nerdness.

Had to stop.

I just had it after captain plywood kissed an initially skeptic character played by a very bad actress the third episode in a row. The whole show is like some kind of "in" joke, "lol, our viewers will watch it anyway".... The horror the horror.
DennisN
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Mar13-13, 09:38 AM
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Firefly! (only 14 episodes ) And Futurama; "Good news, everyone!"


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