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Old August 9 2008, 12:00 AM   #76
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

Admittedly, not all of these are brilliant, but I miss them:

Brisco County, Jr.
Farscape
Firefly
Joan of Arcadia
Justice League Unlimited
Space: Above and Beyond
Space: 1999
Spider-Man (MTV Version)
Witchblade
Wonder Woman (because I could have looked at Lynda Carter forever)
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Old August 9 2008, 02:33 AM   #77
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

Threshold
Enterprise
VR5
Max Headroom
Masters of Science Fiction
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Old August 9 2008, 03:31 AM   #78
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

My top 2 Brilliant but canceled would be

1) John Doe - excellent story. Fox left it hanging
2) Tru Calling - again an excellent story and they canceled it right when it was getting great.
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Old August 9 2008, 04:38 AM   #79
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Charlie Jade
Yeah-I'm totally enjoying this one on SCIFI(thank god for dvrs!) and the thought that it will soon end is eating at me...
I hope it at least got a proper wrap-up.
Personally, I was satisfied with the ending. It left things open for a second season but also gave an interesting conclusion.
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Old August 9 2008, 04:43 AM   #80
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

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Yeah-I'm totally enjoying this one on SCIFI(thank god for dvrs!) and the thought that it will soon end is eating at me...
I hope it at least got a proper wrap-up.
Personally, I was satisfied with the ending. It left things open for a second season but also gave an interesting conclusion.
And I'm also hoping CJ eventually will get a Region 1 DVD release.
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Old August 9 2008, 05:09 AM   #81
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

^
It got a full R2 DVD release shortly after it finished airing on UK TV, and there were box-sets during the run. So I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old August 9 2008, 05:21 AM   #82
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^ At this point I'd even settle for a Charlie Jade soundtrack CD. I totally frakking LOVE the music for this show.
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Old August 9 2008, 05:45 AM   #83
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John Doe, greatest crime ever.
Birds of Prey, whiny Batman fans (at least it got an ending though)
Miracles (how did I know Temis would like a show like this)
Jules Verne (way too smart for the average movie goer)
Jake 2.0 (so there is a copy out there now huh)
Invasion, Surface, Threshold (what a bad year, all came out a season too earlier)
Now and Again
What was the name of that other show, Veritage or something?
Black Scoripion
Brisco County Jr.
Lost
The list can go on and on.


I am still trying to figure out why they even put Firefly on the air.
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Old August 9 2008, 05:51 AM   #84
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^ Lost? As in the J.J. Abrams series? That's still on the air. And the producers are/will get exactly the amount of show they wanted (heck, the network wanted more).

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Old August 9 2008, 05:52 AM   #85
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Lost
Um, you do realize this thread is titled "Brilliant But Canceled," right?
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Old August 9 2008, 06:23 AM   #86
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You mean there is a show called Lost that still comes on. I know there was one on that had a really great season but it ended after one.
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Old August 9 2008, 06:42 AM   #87
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Sort of like that Stargate Atlantis show, you mean?
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Old August 10 2008, 08:35 AM   #88
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

The Lone Gunmen
Harsh Realm
Millennium
Firefly
John Doe
Threshold
Strange Luck
Journeyman
Invasion
Surface

Not sci-fi or fantasy at all but...

Boomtown

and

The Fugitive remake starring Tim Daly. I thought it was really good and was disappointed when it was cancelled.
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Old August 10 2008, 09:09 AM   #89
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Farscape
No Farscape, No Jericho....scifiwire sucks


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^ At this point I'd even settle for a Charlie Jade soundtrack CD. I totally frakking LOVE the music for this show.
It finally got broadcast on US tv by skiffy but for some reason they decided to air the series at 3:30AM in the morning
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Old August 10 2008, 12:56 PM   #90
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Twin Peaks (How could no one else have mentioned this one?!)
S2 fell off a cliff. I wasn't sad to see it go.
It did fall off a cliff. But before it fell, it was brilliant.

What's more, it caught a branch as it fell, and had actually managed to climb back up to the edge of the cliff by the end of season 2. The season finale was brilliant--classic David Lynch.

Had it been given a third season, I think we would have seen a return to form. So it definitely belongs on any list of 'brilliant but cancelled,' and it's a shame that it took 55 posts before anybody remembered it.

But, that said--yeah. Some of those second-season episodes were just bad.
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