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Old April 21 2008, 07:15 AM   #16
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Re: Sci-fi Brilliant but Canceled or little known gems

Dark Skies alien iinvasion conspiracy story set in the '60s and was supposed to advance a decade each season until the finale took place on Millennium Eve.

until the bastards cancelled it at the end of S1 and we got a weak-ass tacked-on ending...
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Old April 21 2008, 07:28 AM   #17
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Werewolf Fox
War of the Worlds Fox
Time Cop [series] (not sure who did this)
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Old April 21 2008, 08:22 AM   #18
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Dark Skies
The Prisoner

Farscape

Lexx
Primeval
Hardly little know or even cancelled. The Prisoner ran for longer than originally intended, Primeval is still being made, Lexx ended, and Farscape, well that's the only one that got cancelled, but at least they finished it off.
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Old April 21 2008, 08:39 AM   #19
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Jake 2.0
Firefly

(strangely enough, both on FOX )
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Old April 21 2008, 08:56 AM   #20
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Now and Again.

All the crap that's available on DVD and something this good isn't. Wonderful series.
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Old April 21 2008, 09:10 AM   #21
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Jake 2.0
Firefly
(strangely enough, both on FOX )
Jake 2.0 started on UPN
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Old April 21 2008, 11:41 AM   #22
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Re: Sci-fi Brilliant but Canceled or little known gems

Time Trax.. 2 seasons..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Trax
Space Rangers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_R...28TV_series%29
Plymouth (a TV pilot aired in 1993 but even garnered with high ratings, didn't get picked up as too expensive)
http://video.aol.com/video-detail/pl...t-1/3808329650
and "My Life and Times"
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101150/
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Old April 21 2008, 01:03 PM   #23
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I'm thinking about shows like:

Charlie Jade
Entered this thread to recommend precisely this show. Very good show, do try it.
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Old April 21 2008, 01:37 PM   #24
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Total Recall: 2070
Space above and Beyond
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Old April 21 2008, 01:42 PM   #25
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How about "7 Days"?
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Old April 21 2008, 02:42 PM   #26
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Gotta give a shout-out to 'Wolf Lake', a series about werewolves (aka Skinwalkers) living in a small suburb of Seatle. It originally ran on CBS in the fall of 2001 for 9 episodes, and was resurrected on UPN a year later. It stars Lou Diamond Phillips (Numb3rs), Tim Matheson (Animal House), Graham Greene (The Green Mile), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue), Scott Bairstow (Party of Five), Mia Kirshner (24), Bruce McGill (Animal House), Paul Wasilewski (also credited as Paul Wesley) (Fallen), Mary Elizabeth Winsted (Final Destination 3), and Kellie Waymire (One Life to Live). I think you can find it currently airing on SciFi Channel, but am not sure, so check their listings.
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Old April 21 2008, 04:47 PM   #27
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I can't really think of anything that I watched that got canned quickly. It usually wasn't good and was cancelled for a good reason.
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Old April 21 2008, 04:52 PM   #28
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Star Trek

Also, The Misfits of Science.
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Old April 21 2008, 05:29 PM   #29
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The Collector

That show was about a man named Morgan Pym who's a Collector for the devil. His wife was dying from the black plague and he agreed to become a collector in exchange for her health. She died ten years later when the contract was up, but he spent the next 600 years in the devil's service collecting the souls of people who made similar deals. One day, he decided to try and redeem these people so that the devil couldn't take their souls at the end of the ten year contract. The devil agreed to let him attempt his little game and this is basically what the show is about. It's episodic, but at the same time we got all sorts of twists and developments. For example, Morgan didn't always succeed, either because he couldn't or because the devil would trick him. Also, the devil would make Morgan hold to his own game by forcing him to redeem some truly bad people who he didn't want to redeem. There were also two ongoing sidestories. One involved a reporter who was digging into Morgan's life and who had an autistic son who seemed to have some sort of connection to the devil. Another involved a young woman Morgan met who was dying of AIDS and who got a new lease on life courtesy of the devil. Unfortunately, Morgan can't tell her who he is or she'll go to Hell. This creates all sorts of tension between them. Their relationship did take an interesting turn when she saw Morgan collecting a soul, but I won't talk about that. The show was supposed to get a guaranteed 88 episode run, but got cancelled and we never got to see what became of these characters. The show's lead, Chris Kramer was in season 2 of Jericho.
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Anyone remember Space Rangers? With Linda Hunt, Clint Howard and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa?
I remember not liking the show. It premiered the same night as Deep Space Nine in January 1993 and I treated it like filler to pass the time before 9PM when the real event was suppsed to begin. My friends felt the same way. We made fun of it because it wasn't the great and illustrious Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
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Old April 21 2008, 05:54 PM   #30
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Oh, I remember Space Rangers. It was kind of cool. Showtime or some other movie channel aired the entire series as one movie, which I thought was cool.
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