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Old October 17 2012, 09:55 PM   #8
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Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?

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I know it aired in the US, but Space:1999 was UK produced.

Yes, the list is short...........

Time Tunnel
Land of the Giants
Lost in Space
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Planet of the Apes
Logan's Run
6 Million Dollar Man
Bionic Woman
Buck Rogers
BattleStar Galactica

pretty slim pickings
The pickings aren't quite that slim. See also:

The Invaders
Fantastic Journey
The Invisible Man
The Gemini Man
Beyond Westworld
Future Cop
The Immortal
The Wild Wild West
Project UFO
Salvage One

and more, if you want to reach back into the 50's, like Science Fiction Theater, Captain Video, Rocky Jones, Flash Gordon, Men into Space, and so on.

Not to mention the comedies like, It's About Time, Quark and others. Plus the super-hero shows like The Incredible Hulk, which I can see not including.

For my money, Star Trek was the best of the American sci-fi shows. The Twilight Zone was a fantasy anthology with plenty of episodes falling outside the realm of science fiction. I'm used to fantasy technology counting as sci-fi (like transporters and such). However, unexplained, magical things happening that have nothing to do with technology were the order of the day in The Twilight Zone. That, to me, makes TZ a fantasy series, not science fiction.But even if we put it in the sci-fi category, I still revisit Trek a LOT more than TZ.

But if you look at my top three favorite TV shows ever, you'll probably find my judgment in question:

Star Trek
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
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