Gotham Central wrote:
I've been watching a number of short lived scifi series lately. Most of them date back to the scifi "gold rush" of the 1990s. There are a lot of interesting ideas out there and I wonder which were your favorites.
Lets be clear, by short lived I mean lasting a season or less. Some of them were so short lived that many folks think that they imagined them or that no one else remembers them.
These types of shows fall into 3 categories:
1) Cancelled after one complete season (Ex: The Lone Gunmen, Total Recall 2070, VR5, The Flash, Terra Nova, The Chronicle, Special Unit 2, Nowhere Man, Strange Luck, Journeyman, Charlie Jade, Crusade)
2) Cancelled midseason or after only a few episodes (Ex: Space Rangers, Mercy Point, Veritas, Zero Hour, Century City, Jack & Bobby, Defying Gravity)
3) Never got beyond the pilot or converted into a TV movie (The Osiris Chronicles (Warlord), Island City, River World, Knight Rider 2000/2010, Virtuality, Time Tunnel (2002), Genesis II/Planet Earth)
What were your favorites or which do you remember?
And since we all know its going to come up...lets just acknowledge the brilliance that was Firefly...now lets move on
I wasn't really a fan of Firefly, and thought Serenity was 'okay.'
There are some who gush as if it was the second coming of sci-fi, but I just don't see it.
However, I did find Day Break with Taye Diggs and Moon Bloodgood interesting. I was able to meet one of the actors, John Rubenstein, at my alma mater two years ago...and even though I seen him in shows like Wonder Woman (and various guest parts in shows from the 1970s, 80s) I recalled his part in Day Break. He told me to the effect, 'I owned Los Angeles!'
Another that was somewhat interesting was Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Other notable mentions: Ark II, Space Academy, Jason of Star Command, Space Precinct, UFO.
(Note about the 'notable' mentions: I am looking to watch these classics soon. Some of them I haven't seen since I was little, and some - Space Academy, Space Precinct - I've heard about and seen bits and pieces of, but haven't watched entire episodes).