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Old October 10 2008, 02:09 PM   #46
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

I don't think he's bad at all but he is time limited. He's also on a mission, it seems, so you don't let the one of the world's most successful authors fade away when he is a) English, b) a crowd pleaser and c) tubthumping.
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Old October 10 2008, 03:49 PM   #47
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

Two of my favorite shows might be worth a try

The Prisoner - Not really serialized heavily, but a solid Sci-fi show with good messages about individualism and Authority. There's some action, but it's mostly a talky affair. Very surreal, and not everything is explained.

Twin Peaks - Twin Peaks is only marginally sci-fi, so be warned, it is a genre blender. It takes a few episodes for the sci-fi fantasy element to even make itself prominent. However, I think you'd like it as it is heavy serialized week to weeks. It's one of the strangest and most mysterious shows I've ever seen. fanatastic.

and not recommended to you really, but more people should Watch the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series.....That's fantastic
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Old October 10 2008, 04:10 PM   #48
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and not recommended to you really, but more people should Watch the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series.....That's fantastic
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Old October 10 2008, 04:37 PM   #49
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

Charlie Jade - Multidimensional corporate shenanigans. Charlie Jade is a private detective who gets sucked into a parallel universe while investigating Vex-Cor
no R1 release yet, though it can be imported to the states, or obtained by other means

Journeyman - Dan Vasser spontaneously travels through time to influence certain individuals. He juggles his marriage, his job, and his mission to change the past. Really great show.
not on DVD yet, though can be watched on Hulu
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Old October 10 2008, 04:39 PM   #50
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

Charlie Jade - Multidimensional corporate shenanigans. Charlie Jade is a private detective who gets sucked into a parallel universe while investigating Vex-Cor
no R1 release yet, though it can be imported to the states, or obtained by other means
Hmm, I'm slowly getting through this (episode 12 next) and I'm honestly wondering what all the fuss is about. So far it's been pretty pretentious, and a champion of style over substance. Does it get good in the latter half of the series?
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Old October 10 2008, 04:50 PM   #51
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

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Charlie Jade - Multidimensional corporate shenanigans. Charlie Jade is a private detective who gets sucked into a parallel universe while investigating Vex-Cor
no R1 release yet, though it can be imported to the states, or obtained by other means
Hmm, I'm slowly getting through this (episode 12 next) and I'm honestly wondering what all the fuss is about. So far it's been pretty pretentious, and a champion of style over substance. Does it get good in the latter half of the series?
I rather liked it, though it may be a simple matter of taste . . . I mean, I enjoyed Starhunter, which is supremely campy, so I can't say for sure . . .
one man's trash is another's treasure, as they say
I did think it got better as it went along, though being only one season there were some threads left unresolved
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Old October 10 2008, 04:54 PM   #52
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

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Not Sci-Fi:
The Wire
What he said. Here's a review of The Wire, limited spoilers through Season 3.

I have limited experience with most of the suggested shows, but Doctor Who takes a special kind of person to enjoy. I personally love it, as does my roommate, but I can completely understand why some people would not enjoy it. It combines everything - humor, horror, darkness, silliness - and is extremely rewatchable.
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Old October 10 2008, 04:56 PM   #53
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

Check out The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. It's Bruce Campbell in a sci-fi western. Since you liked Firefly, you might enjoy this show.

Also, going back a few decades, I also recommend Wild, Wild West.
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Old October 10 2008, 04:57 PM   #54
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

I firmly plan to watch the New Dr. Who someday, when I can get my hands on the DVDs. Life gets so buys so often anymore, that it's hard to find the time. Even so, my son and several of my friends with viewing tastes similar to mine insist that I'd enjoy it.
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Old October 10 2008, 04:57 PM   #55
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Charlie Jade - Multidimensional corporate shenanigans. Charlie Jade is a private detective who gets sucked into a parallel universe while investigating Vex-Cor
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Hmm, I'm slowly getting through this (episode 12 next) and I'm honestly wondering what all the fuss is about. So far it's been pretty pretentious, and a champion of style over substance. Does it get good in the latter half of the series?
I think it did get better towards the end of the series once you get an idea of what's really going on, but I agree with ya.
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Old October 10 2008, 05:45 PM   #56
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

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Every franchise has its over-the-top phase and fans that get on others' nerves - including DS9.
While I was a SFX subscriber the magazine went through its Babylon 5 phase, its Buffy phase and its Farscape phase. I'm assured that it's now going through a Doctor Who phase. During those phases nothing else got a look in.

Farscape's fans are louder, in fact they're just loud. The show was good, not great.

Star Trek was and probably still is THE franchise that represents science fiction to the general public. This isn't a matter of riding on the coattails of another show, so much as it's putting one show in terms commonly known by others. My "phraseology" was also a play on words with a well-known ad campaign in the States for Oldsmobile a little while back. The point not being a question of maturity, but rather one of a different generation. It was just a light-hearted way to post in this thread and nothing else.
The problem is that it doesn't work. There's only one Star Trek. It's a genre on its own.
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Old October 10 2008, 06:47 PM   #57
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

I keep saying it but people have got to see this. Legend of Galactic Heroes.
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Old October 10 2008, 06:56 PM   #58
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Enterprise, Season 3
Just finished the DVD having not watched it since it first aired. Its awesome, the Xindi arc is fantastic
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Old October 10 2008, 07:41 PM   #59
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Re: After BSG, B5, Firefly & Ds9... what's left?

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Getting a life.
Nah. Too much work.
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Old October 10 2008, 07:45 PM   #60
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You've already got the cream of the crop, everything is going to pale in comparison unfortunately. You might want to shift genres for awhile until some new Sci-fi comes along.
If you keep an open mind like I suggest a person would never run out of sci-fi shows to follow, I've been watching sci-fi on TV for decades and never ran out because of being more open minded, I'm still critical and have my favorites however, but if a person is one of those "ugh this is old! this is animated that stuff is for kids!" yeah you are going to run out of stuff to watch.
I know what you mean. I've been trying to interest my best friend in Babylon 5 for years. He won't watch it because, as he says "That's more fantasy than science fiction". A view he has, despite never having seen a single frame of it.

The irony is, he loves Star Wars, which is alot closer to fantasy than it is to sci-fi.
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