Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?
The good and bad merits of a series is up to the viewer and there were some good shows in the '70s at least to me. And as far as British shows go I'm surprised The Prisoner hadn't been mentioned yet.
The greatest science fiction series of all time is
Doctor Who! And I'll take you all on, one-by-one
or all in a bunch to back it up!"
--- Harlan Ellison, from his introduction
to the PINNACLE series of Doctor Who books