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Old October 20 2012, 06:44 PM   #52
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Re: Is TOS the best sci-fi TV American series until 1985?

By the way, the only reason I left out The Prisoner, The Twilight Zone, and The X-Files was that the first just wasn't science fiction at all except for that bodyswap episode, and the other two had SF content far less than half the time. X-Files was mostly supernatural with aliens thrown in occasionally. TZ was almost always about creepy, otherworldly, basically magical events. That's why we needed The Outer Limits. the SF version of TZ!

The Prisoner was an abstracted, semi-surreal criticism of humanity and politics and power abuse. Science fiction isn't defined as just "anything sort of strange". I may be wrong about The Prisoner though-- as I think more, science and new technology did figure largely into some stories, even if the science wasn't based on anything real... their various brainwashing techniques for instance.
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