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    What is your favourite sci-fi tv series?

    Babylon 5

    Star Trek Voyager

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    Star trek was decent overall, but not enough action, and to much dramatisation. Liked the technotalk a lot though.


    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Trek is fun. Babylon 5 is good. I myself loved Firefly. Though lately I have discovered the Brit series Torchwood... which is rather fun as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    Trek is fun. Babylon 5 is good. I myself loved Firefly. Though lately I have discovered the Brit series Torchwood... which is rather fun as well.
    Torchwood is a more adult orientated spin off from doctor who. As for firefly I totally agree it was cool, so was the firefly film Sirenity.

    I got bought a DVD series recently I thought was cool and I didn't even know South Africa made sci-fi, the series was 'Charlie Jade'.
    I also watched a series called oddessy 5 which was cool.

    At the moment I'm watching a series called 'Primevil' actually on series 3 I think there is actually 5 series out at present. Time travel gone mad in this one.
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    Doctor Who is good~! their sci-fi is more like fantasy and they doesn't seem to mind being ridiculous... It make their story really fun. (+1 Doctor Who)
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    Will have to check out the south african sci-fi scene. I like alot of the Brit Sci-fi... Does anyone remember Blake's 7?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    Will have to check out the south african sci-fi scene. I like alot of the Brit Sci-fi... Does anyone remember Blake's 7?
    No, well before my time I think it's a 70's show.
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    Though call to say which is my favorite but here's a group of favorites;

    Space 1999 s 1-2 (best atmosphere)
    ST TOS (best vintage)
    Stargate SG1 season 1-7 (best longevity)
    Galactica s1-2 (best quality)
    Babylon 5 (best story arc)
    Red Dwarf (best comedy)

    Honorable mentions

    Dr Who
    STNG
    XFiles
    Firefly
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    In the 90’s, 'Red Dwarf' (but I don’t think it’s aged very well )

    Star Trek franchise is watchable entertainment (showing it's age ) but doesn’t hold a candle to the new generation of high production, adult themed story telling sci-fi/fantasy we’re seeing now that is The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones!
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    I watched a show called 'Fringe', which has apparently been running for a while which I thought was rather good and appropriate for this forum.
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    The Walking Dead I watched the first 10 minutes and had enough, maybe I should give it another shot (Im not as much of a Zombie fan as many people apparently are).
    Game of Thrones is awesome (would be hands down my favorite fantasy genre TV show)

    Fringe Im also currently watching but its a bit uneven for my particular taste (a mix of good, bad, and could have been different/wasted potential), but its still interesting
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    Doctor Who in its present incarnation.

    Farscape for the best capturing the probable indifference of ET to humanity and answering Fermi's question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Though call to say which is favorite but hes a group of favorites;

    Space 1999 s 1-2 (best atmosphere)
    ST TOS (best vintage)
    Stargate SG1 season 1-7 (best longevity)
    Galactica s1-2 (best quality)
    Babylon 5 (best story arc)
    Red Dwarf (best comedy)

    Honorable mentions

    Dr Who
    STNG
    XFiles
    Firefly
    Your awards idea is pretty cool?

    Does stargate atlantis get a mention?
    I only ask as Rodney Makay from the show has to be my altime favourite sci-fi character.
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    Sure, what the heck, it'll be my good action of the day,

    and StarGate Atlantis too
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    I myself loved Firefly..
    I loved that short run series as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dmwyant View Post
    I myself loved Firefly..
    I loved that short run series as well.
    I can't see why they cancelled it, seems to be a habit with lots of quality sci-fi getting canned after the first series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Doctor Who in its present incarnation.

    Farscape for the best capturing the probable indifference of ET to humanity and answering Fermi's question.
    Read masses of DR Who books as a kid, but never watched a series and only one average movie.

    Farscape was cool, really enjoyed that.

    But my favourite has to be Star Trek: The Next Generation. I thought that while the whole Star Trek universe is fun, that this series every so often had some very good writing in it, as well as some very good acting indeed. Apart from First Contact, the movies weren't too great though.
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    The older the better, try and catch reruns of the Twilight Zone, The Wild Wild West, and Time Tunnel plus I am a big Star Trek fan.
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    The more I try to think of a notable sci-fi, the more I feel like settling on Firefly. Was a good show.

    Edit: Then again, I have yet to watch this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Ffr1U7KMY
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Doctor Who in its present incarnation.

    Farscape for the best capturing the probable indifference of ET to humanity and answering Fermi's question.

    I liked farscape, but the way some of the aliens looked was just a bit ridiculous and spoiled it for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
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    I myself loved Firefly..
    I loved that short run series as well.
    I can't see why they cancelled it, seems to be a habit with lots of quality sci-fi getting canned after the first series.
    It is a bad habit. They did it to Firefly then Tried to do it with Jericho and now they have done it again with Terra Nova which I was just starting to get into.
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    For best looking aliens I would have to go with B5
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    IMO "Doctor Who" has the most amount of aliens in 1 season, while "Stargate Universe" have the least amount of aliens... (probably just 1)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
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    I myself loved Firefly..
    I loved that short run series as well.
    I can't see why they cancelled it, seems to be a habit with lots of quality sci-fi getting canned after the first series.
    Poor ratings, for whatever reason....
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    Quote Originally Posted by icewendigo View Post
    Game of Thrones is awesome (would be hands down my favorite fantasy genre TV show)
    I am trying to follow it, and to enjoy it, but i can't. Game of Thrones is simply sceming over sceming, and i don't like it. I watch those kinds of stories for the epic battles, masses of dead, etc. But when a battle approaches they actually cut it off?

    I like Spartacus.. all 3 seasons of it. It has everything i want in a series. Strenght, death, intrigue, sex, and surprises ..
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Tek War
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox View Post
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    I myself loved Firefly..
    I loved that short run series as well.
    I can't see why they cancelled it, seems to be a habit with lots of quality sci-fi getting canned after the first series.
    Poor ratings, for whatever reason....
    They aired it out of sequence didn't they? Showed the 2nd episode before they showed the pilot? Think it might have also been given a poor timeslot - competing with Americas Got Talent or some such. I wasn't into it when it was first aired, so that's just stuff I've heard since.

    Firefly would have to be my favourite, although I don't watch much Sci-Fi tv shows. Only Fringe, Dr Who and Terra Nova as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptor View Post
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    Now that is a blast from the past! I was pretty young when it aired, but still found it engaging. Would love to get a hold of it again.

    Anyone remember Buck Rogers? Used to love that too. And The Outer Limits of course.
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    The Original Battlestar Galactica. The only reason really is the original Cylon ships and Basestars
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    As for classics I also like Time Tunnel and the Invaders both from the 60's/70's
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    What, no UFO?

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    Oh man, how could I have forgotten that one
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    I like many that have been mentioned before, so here are some of my classics:

    1. The Prisoner
    2. Star Trek: The Animated Series
    3. Johnny Quest
    4. ThunderBirds Are Go
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    A few more classics:

    MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
    The Saint
    land of the giants
    The Persuaders!
    The Avengers
    The New Avengers
    The Prisoner
    Sapphire & Steel
    Blake's 7
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    I actually also liked Knight Rider.. Ohh, can't even remember the thunderbirds, but i recall my parents telling me i always used to watch that.. Maybe that sparked my dilluted sense of what is actually possible, and what isnt..
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    Okay, how many of you ever saw "Fireball XL5"? It used the same "Supermarionation" used later for Thunderbirds, but predated it. While Thunderbird and some of the other shows of this type appeared in syndication in the US, Fireball XL5 held the distinction of being the only one run on a major network. NBC had it as part of their Saturday morning schedule.

    I remember getting up early on Saturdays when I was 5-6 years old in order to watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    Blake's 7
    At last!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    Okay, how many of you ever saw "Fireball XL5"?.
    Yup, I just about remember it! I even remember the theme tune, coz my elder brother had the 7" single of it.

    "I wish I was a spaceman, the fastest guy alive,
    I'd fly you round the universe, in Fireball XL5"

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    A couple of others I liked growing up, The A Team, though not strictly sci-fi per se there ability to make a tank in a couple of hours from garden tools went beyond normal science.
    Also Airwolf, a jet powered helicopter that actually stayed in the air hmmm! But still loved it at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisgorlitz View Post
    A couple of others I liked growing up, The A Team, though not strictly sci-fi per se there ability to make a tank in a couple of hours from garden tools went beyond normal science.
    Also Airwolf, a jet powered helicopter that actually stayed in the air hmmm! But still loved it at the time.
    Well, how about their ability to always send people flying by throwing grenades, but never even wounding them. Not to begin with the ability to apprehend a superior force, without killing them. That's beyond social reasoning. I wouldn't give up when they are not up to the challenge of killing me for it..
    Growing up, i marveled at star-trek's science, and ignored the perfect society. Now, i try to ignore their science, and marvel at the society.

    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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    I've been on a Dr. Who kick recently. I like a show that doesn't set a boundary for itself. They could, quite literally, do anything. No wonder it's lasted off and on for half a century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    I've been on a Dr. Who kick recently. I like a show that doesn't set a boundary for itself. They could, quite literally, do anything. No wonder it's lasted off and on for half a century.
    New episode of Doctor Who is today! I can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guymillion View Post
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    I've been on a Dr. Who kick recently. I like a show that doesn't set a boundary for itself. They could, quite literally, do anything. No wonder it's lasted off and on for half a century.
    New episode of Doctor Who is today! I can't wait.
    Unfortunately, I didn't watch it when it first came out with Eccleston in the revival. I had only seen the episodes from the 60's and 70's (reruns thanks to mom). I started watching the new ones on Netflix recently and I'm only now up to Tennant's first season. Lot of catching up to do, but I'm also watching Star Trek season 2 right now and I only have so much time in a day.
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    the 4th doctor was a real hoot
    and leela was hot
    the 10th doctor had an ability to seem to not take anything too seriously(toung in cheek?)

    then babylon 5
    and blakes 7

    Ok give me a reasonably good dialogue with some subtle humor, and a hot babe, and I'm in
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    Quote Originally Posted by guymillion View Post
    New episode of doctor who is today! I can't wait.
    ​Spoiler:

    Just watched the new episode. Not so excited anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
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    I've been on a Dr. Who kick recently. I like a show that doesn't set a boundary for itself. They could, quite literally, do anything. No wonder it's lasted off and on for half a century.
    New episode of Doctor Who is today! I can't wait.
    Unfortunately, I didn't watch it when it first came out with Eccleston in the revival. I had only seen the episodes from the 60's and 70's (reruns thanks to mom). I started watching the new ones on Netflix recently and I'm only now up to Tennant's first season. Lot of catching up to do, but I'm also watching Star Trek season 2 right now and I only have so much time in a day.
    When they revived it with Christopher Eccleston it was really good, when they first switched to David Tennant it's was played a bit comedy style, they also seemed to have changed it as if their target age was couple years younger. That said though after the first Tennant series it picked up a bit as he got used to the role, same thing happened with latest incarnation of Matt Smith, they seem to be repeating some of the same idea's as well. I really like the spin off Torchwood though.
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    When they revived it with Christopher Eccleston it was really good, when they first switched to David Tennant it's was played a bit comedy style, they also seemed to have changed it as if their target age was couple years younger. That said though after the first Tennant series it picked up a bit as he got used to the role, same thing happened with latest incarnation of Matt Smith, they seem to be repeating some of the same idea's as well. I really like the spin off Torchwood though.
    I haven't seen Torchwood, but it looks good.
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    When they revived it with Christopher Eccleston it was really good, when they first switched to David Tennant it's was played a bit comedy style, they also seemed to have changed it as if their target age was couple years younger. That said though after the first Tennant series it picked up a bit as he got used to the role, same thing happened with latest incarnation of Matt Smith, they seem to be repeating some of the same idea's as well. I really like the spin off Torchwood though.
    I haven't seen Torchwood, but it looks good.
    It's on my instant queue, but I haven't started it up yet.
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    When they revived it with Christopher Eccleston it was really good, when they first switched to David Tennant it's was played a bit comedy style, they also seemed to have changed it as if their target age was couple years younger. That said though after the first Tennant series it picked up a bit as he got used to the role, same thing happened with latest incarnation of Matt Smith, they seem to be repeating some of the same idea's as well. I really like the spin off Torchwood though.
    I haven't seen Torchwood, but it looks good.

    It's on my instant queue, but I haven't started it up yet.
    If you get the chance, Torchwood Childen of Earth and Torchwood Miracle Day are well worth watching.
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    Guess I can now add Defiance to the list, it's shaping up to be most enjoyable.

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    and obviously HHGG (I seem to like a bit of comedy with my sci-fi )
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    Of those actually named in the list Babylon 5 has the absolute top slot.
    Other options would be: Blakes 7 1(no apostrophe!), Sapphire and Steel 2 and Star Cops.
    Notable mention: Dark Angel 3.

    Footnotes:
    1 Despite the typical Brit "wobbly set done on the cheap syndrome" B7 informed and influenced a great number of later SF shows.
    2 As much for what wasn't explicitly said/ done in the episodes as anything - you (or at least I) always got the impression A that there was a huge amount of backstory just waiting in the wings...
    3 Even given that, by season 2, it turned into the almost obligatory "let's have an ancient conspiracy that brings in all sorts of mysticism and crap" B

    Footnotes (toe notes?) to footnotes:
    A Which was, apparently, an unfounded one. Pity.
    B Although I never caught more than two or three episodes I understand from a friend of mine, now sadly departed i, who was big fan that Alias too underwent this shift (a seemingly purely American predilection).

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    I like them all, so can't really say what my favorite might be. But right now I am watching all 5 seasons of "Sliders". Very interesting plot, but the acting seems a bit below par.

    Physics graduate student Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell) gets more than he bargained for when he creates a device that thrusts him into a seemingly endless parade of parallel universes in this thought-provoking sci-fi series that co-stars John Rhys-Davies. As Quinn and his best friend, Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd), and Prof. Maximillian Arturo slide through time and space, they grapple with historical oddities, natural disasters and aliens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Robot View Post
    I like them all, so can't really say what my favorite might be. But right now I am watching all 5 seasons of "Sliders". Very interesting plot, but the acting seems a bit below par.

    Physics graduate student Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell) gets more than he bargained for when he creates a device that thrusts him into a seemingly endless parade of parallel universes in this thought-provoking sci-fi series that co-stars John Rhys-Davies. As Quinn and his best friend, Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd), and Prof. Maximillian Arturo slide through time and space, they grapple with historical oddities, natural disasters and aliens.
    facetious..."Debbie Does Dallas" isn't in the list?
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    Cool , something tells me you are a doctor who fan.
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    Aaargh!
    How could I have forgotten Farscape?
    Especially since I'm still recovering from an every-single-episode marathon.
    Dr. Who is in a class of its own.
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    Tom Baker won me over when he was the doctor but Farscape sure did some very entertaining things as well. Both are very well done and have great writers to give them the dynamics that make them so good.
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    I dunno about any other countries but Dr. Who isn't "generally" regarded as science fiction in the UK.
    In that "normal people" watch it religiously - the type that claim they wouldn't touch science fiction with a barge pole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    ... Debbie Does Dallas" isn't in the list?
    Debbie?
    Really?
    Is that you?
    Gee
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    ... Debbie Does Dallas" isn't in the list?
    Debbie?
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    Is that you?
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    Hush!! That was our little secret!! *chuckle*
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    Game of Thrones is science fiction?
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    Game of Thrones is science fiction?
    No it's the absence of science, unless you look at magic as a form of science. But SciFi & fantasy do tend to be clumped together and I like them both. I'm still waiting to see the last season of Game of Thrones. I want to see those dragons all grown up.
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    Ok - here's my stab at it:

    Sapphire & Steel (with Joanna Lovely and the invisible man from UNCLE)


    Dark Skies (No - not the new one)


    Strange Luck (which would have developed into full sci-fi if they had been allowed a 2nd series)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
    Ok - here's my stab at it:

    Sapphire & Steel (with Joanna Lovely and the invisible man from UNCLE)

    It's Ducky from NCIS!
    Oh, and that alcoholic sex fiend.
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    Oh, and that alcoholic sex fiend.
    Yeah - she is pretty much perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhDemon View Post
    As a kid I liked the show Quantum Leap (until I realised the premise was bollocks and actually learned what that phrase meant...)
    Although I enjoyed the series, the religious overtones were sometimes quite annoying.

    And for someone with a black belt in various martial arts; why does he only know one move!?!
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    Joanna Lovely? Not Lumley? She sure was quite a fox back in the day though (before I went to school).
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    Joanna Lovely? Not Lumley?
    I know what I wrote!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    Okay, how many of you ever saw "Fireball XL5"?
    And Supercar!
    I remember getting off the school bus in absolute tears...
    My mum asked what was wrong and I told her that a school mate had just informed me Mike Mercury was dead.
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    Anybody remember

    Cleopatra 2525: The Complete Series


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    Cryogenically frozen since 2001, exotic dancer Cleopatra (Jennifer Sky) emerges from her icy cocoon in the 26th century to find an army of malevolent robots in command of the planet and humans banished to a subterranean existence. Joining forces with her liberators -- distaff resistance fighters Helen (Gina Torres) and Sarge (Victoria Pratt) -- Cleo helps lead the battle to reclaim Earth in this sci-fi action series.

    Cast: Jennifer Sky, Gina Torres, Victoria Pratt, Patrick Kake, David Pressman, Mark Williams, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Rupert Cocks

    Director: John Laing

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    Red Panda and Mr. Ducky! You are making me laugh. David McCallum, I believe, from NCIS....and was in Man From U.N.C.L.E. when I was a kid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Red Panda and Mr. Ducky! You are making me laugh. David McCallum, I believe, from NCIS....and was in Man From U.N.C.L.E. when I was a kid!
    Well yes, but he also played the Invisible man, and, as you can see, Steel.
    And the reference to alcoholic sex fiend is Joanna Lumley: very classy lady, made career out of playing upper-class roles and "gentry".
    And then, very courageously in my opinion 1 - but also VERY successfully, accepted the role of Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous - as an aging drug-addled alcoholic sex maniac (basically a 60s free-love hippy who hasn't realised/ accepted the years have passed).

    1 I say "courageously" because she could have rested on her laurels as the glamorous high-class woman she was famous for playing - and she played "against type" in Ab Fab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Red Panda and Mr. Ducky! You are making me laugh. David McCallum, I believe, from NCIS....and was in Man From U.N.C.L.E. when I was a kid!
    Well yes, but he also played the Invisible man, and, as you can see, Steel.
    And the reference to alcoholic sex fiend is Joanna Lumley: very classy lady, made career out of playing upper-class roles and "gentry".
    And then, very courageously in my opinion 1 - but also VERY successfully, accepted the role of Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous - as an aging drug-addled alcoholic sex maniac (basically a 60s free-love hippy who hasn't realised/ accepted the years have passed).

    1 I say "courageously" because she could have rested on her laurels as the glamorous high-class woman she was famous for playing - and she played "against type" in Ab Fab.
    Frankly, Mr. Duck. those roles are the best, because they challenge you. I prefer them. I'd rather have a good character role than a lead!
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    Hey just finished watching, sky+'d it, the first season of revolution and have got to say if you've not seen it yet it's well worth watching.

    The series takes place in a post apocalyptic dystopian future. All electricity on Earth has been disabled within a single night, ranging from computers and electronics to car and jet engines. Trains and cars stopped where they were, ships went dead in the water and fly by wire aircraft fell from the sky and crashed.

    People were forced to adapt to a world without electricity over the next fifteen years. Due to the collapse of government and public order, many areas are now ruled by warlords and militias.


    It starts with the surviving Matheson family: Ben, Charlie, and Danny, now living near what used to be Chicago, who possessed a pendant-shaped device (a USB flash drive contained in a pendant) that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, Sebastian Monroe, the General of the Monroe Militia and self-appointed President of the Monroe Republic, an area of the former United States east of the Mississippi River northward of Kentucky and the Carolinas, now possesses that power for himself seeking conquest of the entire former United States of America.

    The remaining Matheson family, joined initially by Miles Matheson, Aaron Pittman, and Nora Clayton now strive to counter the Monroe Militia. Monroe's new benefactor, Randall Flynn, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense who 15 years earlier ordered the deployment of the weaponized technology that caused the blackout, now seeks to fortify Monroe in his efforts after Rachel escaped from his custody.

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    My all time favorite is Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Explored many topics generally ignored by Trek, not least how the common folk, as opposed to the heroes of Star Fleet's flagship, live their lives. Largest ensemble cast of any sci-fi show ever, I believe, some 30 recurring characters. Felt much more believable than any of the other Trek series, to me.

    Next favorite would be Stargate SG-1. Fairly realistic in its early seasons. I loved how the show's primary star, Richard Dean Anderson, was often played for comic relief.

    Battlestar Galactica: great space battles, otherwise lame. Around the third season I took to calling this Dramastar Yakyaktica.

    Firefly: odd concept, the sci-fi western. Not entirely to my taste, but I was won over by the writing and acting. Too bad Fox had no effing clue what to do with it.

    Honorable mention to Eureka. Unfortunately, due to various reasons I have only seen a few episodes. But it seemed to include some fairly original ideas and characters.

    Can't resist giving a nod to Futurama. Ok, its a cartoon, mainly a comedy, and not remotely realistic. It IS funny. The various geek in-jokes put a smile on my face.
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    What about Star Trek The Original Series? Best series ever
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    What about Star Trek The Original Series? Best series ever
    I was a huge fan during the original broadcasts, though perhaps it colors things that I was 6 years old in the first season. As time has gone by, I find The Original Series increasingly campy; while amusing in a humorous sort of way, I can't take the plots seriously anymore. Still, it is noticeable how much more willing the producers were to experiment with odd plots and special effects in TOS than they have been in the later series, which have a sort of conservative sameness to them. It bothers me that none of the later series ever presented aliens that seemed as weird as those in TOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhanegan View Post
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    What about Star Trek The Original Series? Best series ever
    I was a huge fan during the original broadcasts, though perhaps it colors things that I was 6 years old in the first season. As time has gone by, I find The Original Series increasingly campy; while amusing in a humorous sort of way, I can't take the plots seriously anymore. Still, it is noticeable how much more willing the producers were to experiment with odd plots and special effects in TOS than they have been in the later series, which have a sort of conservative sameness to them. It bothers me that none of the later series ever presented aliens that seemed as weird as those in TOS.

    It was so tongue in cheek, even then!

    Now it's just hilarious!

    But I still wanna get "beamed" instead of flying!
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