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Old December 31 2010, 04:49 AM   #1
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Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

1. Star Trek (Original) - 439.85
2. Star Trek Deep Space 9 - 413.87
3. Doctor Who - 355.35
4. Star Trek - The Next Generation - 351.8
5. Babylon 5 - 349.41
6. Battlestar Galactica (new) - 314.1
7. Firefly - 271.82
8. Farscape - 257.85
9. The Twilight Zone (original) - 244.85
10. Buffy The Vampire Slayer - 215.29
11. Lost - 211.4
12. The X-Files - 195.5
13. Angel - 100.75
14. Futurama - 96.5
15. Red Dwarf - 90.85
16. Stargate SG-1 - 88.82
17. Blake's 7 - 68.5
18. Star Trek Voyager - 64.5
19. Life on Mars - 53.5
20. Supernatural - 51.5

I used two methods to calculate the results, first, 60 points for person, and second 10 to 1. And added the results of each together.

Thanks to everyone who posted their opinions on the matter. If anyone wants to know how a show that didn't make the top 20, just say so.
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Old December 31 2010, 05:04 AM   #2
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

Not a bad list, I haven't seen all of them, but from what I can tell, the shows deserve to be up there. I can't really think of any that are missing. I do think Firefly is way too high. It had like 11 episodes and while they are good, can we really say that it was good as a series? It didn't have the chance to really go anywhere. Episodes 12-100 could have sucked. I fondly remember it and I would probably put it on a list of top 20, but I don't think I could put it above The Twilight Zone, Buffy and The X-Files.
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Old December 31 2010, 05:14 AM   #3
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

Not a bad list. I'm not surprised to see Firefly up there, even though I never really got into it.
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Old December 31 2010, 06:16 AM   #4
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

That's a more respectable list than most of the ones I see kicked around. At least there are no glaring omissions.
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Old December 31 2010, 06:25 AM   #5
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

That's a pretty respectable list. Two things really surprised me.....
1. That the Original (Star Trek) Series rated so highly despite how many "challenging" episodes one had to endure
2. That on this particular board that Angel rated lower than Buffy......I would have lost a bet there.
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Old December 31 2010, 06:34 AM   #6
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

That's a pretty decent list as everyone says. Have seen every single show on that list except for "Blake's 7".
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Old December 31 2010, 06:36 AM   #7
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That's a pretty respectable list. Two things really surprised me.....
1. That the Original (Star Trek) Series rated so highly despite how many "challenging" episodes one had to endure
2. That on this particular board that Angel rated lower than Buffy......I would have lost a bet there.
I think that much of this stems from an appreciation that "Star Trek" was the trailblazer for so much of televised sci-fi. People are willing to forgive much of its idiosyncratic deficiencies, in exchange for recognizing that it established televised science fiction as an intelligent medium worthy of respect
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Old December 31 2010, 06:55 AM   #8
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Temis the Red-Nosed Vorta wrote: View Post
That's a more respectable list than most of the ones I see kicked around. At least there are no glaring omissions.
What about Manimal?
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Old December 31 2010, 06:56 AM   #9
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That's a pretty respectable list. Two things really surprised me.....
1. That the Original (Star Trek) Series rated so highly despite how many "challenging" episodes one had to endure
2. That on this particular board that Angel rated lower than Buffy......I would have lost a bet there.
I think most of that has to to with the fact that this is a Star Trek board. No list was going to not have TOS on there, so that probably skews the data a bit.
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Old December 31 2010, 06:57 AM   #10
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

How Life on Mars is there but Ashes to Ashes isn't...For just the final season of the sequel it should be there it breathtaking TV.
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Old December 31 2010, 06:59 AM   #11
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Re: Results of the "best/fav science fiction television series"

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That's a pretty respectable list. Two things really surprised me.....
1. That the Original (Star Trek) Series rated so highly despite how many "challenging" episodes one had to endure
2. That on this particular board that Angel rated lower than Buffy......I would have lost a bet there.
I think most of that has to to with the fact that this is a Star Trek board. No list was going to not have TOS on there, so that probably skews the data a bit.
My take is that this being TrekBBS had more influence on 3 Trek series being in the top 4, than on "Star Trek" itself being #1. You are more likely to see the latter highly ranked on other venues, than you are to find DS9 sitting at #2 anywhere but a place like TrekBBS
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Old December 31 2010, 03:24 PM   #12
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That's a pretty respectable list. Two things really surprised me.....
1. That the Original (Star Trek) Series rated so highly despite how many "challenging" episodes one had to endure
2. That on this particular board that Angel rated lower than Buffy......I would have lost a bet there.
I think most of that has to to with the fact that this is a Star Trek board. No list was going to not have TOS on there, so that probably skews the data a bit.
My take is that this being TrekBBS had more influence on 3 Trek series being in the top 4, than on "Star Trek" itself being #1. You are more likely to see the latter highly ranked on other venues, than you are to find DS9 sitting at #2 anywhere but a place like TrekBBS
Yeah, I understand how nostalgia can play into someone's rating of TOS and it's really hard not to appreciate Kirk/Spock/McCoy and all the groundwork that the show established so that many other shows like Bab5 and subsequent Trek incarnations can thrive. Still, when I go back and actually watch those TOS episodes now and attempt to objectively evaluate the quality of the show, I have a hard time - personally - making a case that that series is "better" than anything in my top 10.

Of course, if this is more of a "favorite" series and less of a "best" of series poll, then obviously the relative artistic merits of the show itself has little to do with it's place on this list and as you say, it is a Trek board.......
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Old December 31 2010, 05:32 PM   #13
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Not exactly. I'm not trying to say it was a case of nostalgia, but rather them - okay, us saying - that the fact that the show had more to undertake and with fewer technological resources at hand makes their achievement all the more impressive. It's taking into consideration the context of the times in which the series was created.
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Old December 31 2010, 06:01 PM   #14
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That's a pretty respectable list. Two things really surprised me.....
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2. That on this particular board that Angel rated lower than Buffy......I would have lost a bet there.
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Old December 31 2010, 07:24 PM   #15
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Fringe is a better show than many on that list. Including a couple in the top 10.
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