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Old September 4 2008, 11:42 AM   #36
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Re: Ripping the supernatural out of science fiction.

Babylon 5 definitely does NOT qualify, with psi phenomenae galore, and a universe at the very least as open to the supernatural as Battlestar Galactica.

Farscape doesn't qualify, either.

Firefly would be close, as would Space: Above and Beyond. Both of them have psychic phenomenae, however.

The Cape might fit.


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I haven't seen it, but I suppose that qualifies Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, since it is a TV series after all?

What about Babylon 5? Well, I could make that argument up until The Lost Tales, anyway. The Vorlon (or other First Ones) advanced tech seem to be the root of anything perceived to be supernatural on that series. Of course, the "demon" in The Lost Tales doesn't fit that explanation. It's nearly presented as a demon. Yes, there are pseudo scientific explanations that can be made about it (and have been on these boards), but that's not really found in the text of the episode.
Haven't seen either series so I'm not qualified to comment. B5 was always a series I meant to get around to but just haven't for whatever reason. One of these days...

It's been a while since I've seen Space Above & Beyond. Has anyone checked it out recently (either in reruns somewhere or on dvd) that could comment on it's supernatural content, or lack thereof?
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