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Old May 2 2015, 03:51 AM   #1
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Sci-Fi Series Suggestions

Ah, I'm running out of sci-fi shows to watch! I was hoping you guys would be able to help me out here. Here's a list of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy tv:
Star Trek (obviously)
Farscape
X-Files
Doctor Who
Being Human (UK version)
Battlestar Galactica (new)
Torchwood
Orphan Black
Black Mirror
Lost
Sliders (first three seasons)
Game of Thrones (sometimes)

Here's a list of the shows I either didn't like or am indifferent to:
Lexx (tried to watch it twice but couldn't get past the first two seasons)
Firefly (overrated in my opinion)
Fringe (the science... *shudders*)
Heroes

Apologies since I'm sure I'm not the first person to post a thread like this, but I am getting desperate here! I've heard good things about Stargate but am not sure which series to start with. It seems a bit daunting - kind of like how I felt when I first got into Trek since I had no idea where to begin. Thanks in advance.
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Old May 2 2015, 07:15 AM   #2
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If you were to go with Stargate you might as well start with SG-1, the first couple of seasons of it are a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to quality.
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Old May 2 2015, 07:21 AM   #3
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How about Blakes Seven.

Last year I enjoyed the short-lived "Almost Human", though it didn't quite seem to reach its potential.

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Old May 2 2015, 07:35 AM   #4
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Have you tried Continuum?
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Old May 2 2015, 07:51 AM   #5
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Time Trax.
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Old May 2 2015, 09:08 AM   #6
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Being Erica - I just introduced it to a friend and she loved it so much she binge-watched all 4 seasons over a period of a month.
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Old May 2 2015, 10:05 AM   #7
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Re: Sci-Fi Series Suggestions

What genres do you like? Do you like older shows? Depending on your parameters, I could give a lot of suggestions.

To start off, just off the top of my head:

Babylon 5
Warehouse 13
Sanctuary

A couple of cool one-season wonders:

Cleopatra 2525
Space Rangers
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Old May 2 2015, 10:15 AM   #8
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Re: Sci-Fi Series Suggestions

RJDiogenes,
I'm not sure about genres. My favorites are shows like Star Trek and Farscape - heavy on space exploration and the depiction of new species of aliens, as well as heavy on social/political/ethical commentary. Time period doesn't matter much to me. I don't mind if the show is older or newer.

Thanks for all the suggestions, everyone! I will keep this list in a .txt document and make my way through each.
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Old May 2 2015, 10:55 AM   #9
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Sounds like we have similar tastes. I think you would definitely love Babylon 5.

Space Rangers is a more straightforward Space Opera. It's only six episodes and the DVDs are cheap. Not much in the way of social commentary, but it's got a kind of charm to it.
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Old May 2 2015, 11:06 AM   #10
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Todd and the Book of Pure Evil (TV Series 2010– ) - IMDb



I just want to stress, that no matter what you think of this clip, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil is not Porn.
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Old May 2 2015, 12:46 PM   #11
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Re: Sci-Fi Series Suggestions

Let me give a shout out to the underrated Total Recall 2070. It just lasted a year but had some really memorable and thought provoking episodes.

Sanctuary is great.

Defiance is interesting, not perfect, but i'm enjoying it.
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Old May 2 2015, 02:02 PM   #12
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I'll second recommendations of Blake's 7 and Babylon 5.

Let me throw into the mix:

UFO
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Old May 2 2015, 02:28 PM   #13
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Space above and beyond?
And Coninuum is a great show
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Old May 2 2015, 04:08 PM   #14
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Re: Sci-Fi Series Suggestions

Based on your likes, Babylon 5 and Blake's 7 should be top of the list, with Stargate SG1 a likely bet too.
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Old May 2 2015, 06:00 PM   #15
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intrinsical wrote: View Post
Being Erica - I just introduced it to a friend and she loved it so much she binge-watched all 4 seasons over a period of a month.

This. I feel it's quite an underrated show, though I don't know if it will fill his requirements as there are no aliens and monsters.
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