Hober Mallow wrote:
There's gotta be a couple people here who remember this great series. As science fiction, it's a bit silly.
That depends on your parameters. The science part, particularly the biochemistry, was quite implausible. But as science fiction
-- fiction that uses speculative scientific, technological, or social advances as a basis for allegory and commentary on the human condition -- it was vastly less silly than most of genre TV, a very intelligent and thought-provoking show.
The movies are fine, and I'm actually glad that Dark Horizon
pretty much retconned "Green Eyes" out of continuity, because "Green Eyes" was a very contrived and implausible finale, with all the characters being simultaneously forced into huge crises. The only movie I have a real problem with is the last one, The Udara Legacy
, which forgets that Newcomers have longer lifespans than humans and treats 70s as elderly for them even though that's George's age.