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Old August 7 2008, 06:53 PM   #31
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

Firefly and Nowhereman were underwhelming shows at best.

I did like john doe and Jake 2.0 but they weren't really sci-fi, or extremely light on the sci0fi.

And I don't like when shows are canceled without a wrap-up to their storyline as well.

Some would love the show Dark Angel.

And some of those shows are shown on the Sci-Fi channel, including Jake 2.0 and John Doe.
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Old August 7 2008, 07:23 PM   #32
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Alien Nation didn't seem like it was only on for one season, I guess because of the movies. But I honestly always thought the series had lasted 2 or 3 seasons.
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Old August 7 2008, 07:41 PM   #33
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

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I liked Firefly but a lot of people here wet themselves unconditionally at just the thought of Joss Whedon. If it had been a Whedon-less show but with the same results, I doubt people here would be treating its cancellation as one of the signs of the apocalypse.
Well, for my own part, I didn't start discovering Joss' work until after I saw Firefly. It stands just fine apart from his name recognition.
Ditto for me with my fellow mod. I had never watched a minute of any other Whedon produced show before I watched - and immensely enjoyed - "Firefly".
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Old August 7 2008, 07:58 PM   #34
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The only show that I really was upset that they cancelled after one season is Journeyman.
I really liked that show. One of my favorites of last year. In truth, however, the ratings were so miserable that I was resigned to never seeing a second season and was just glad to see the entirety of the first. In anything but a strike year, it would have been gone in three episodes.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:00 PM   #35
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

My list is better than SyFyPortal's.

1) Carnivale
2) MillenniuM
3) Farscape
4) Firefly
5) Justice League Unlimited
6) Jericho
7) Journeyman
8) Samurai Jack
9) The 4400
10) ???

An honorable mention goes to The Dead Zone, which was cancelled after its third season, with somehow six seasons worth of DVDs existing somewhere.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:10 PM   #36
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

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It's been ages since I've seen Wonderfalls-- who on Earth was this person?
She's the one who bakes Muffins, the Buffalo tells Jaye not to give her her disability cheques that have mistakenly been posted in Jaye's mailbox.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:15 PM   #37
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No mention for Sapphire and Steel.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:27 PM   #38
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
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It's been ages since I've seen Wonderfalls-- who on Earth was this person?


Anyhow, Mary Ann Marie Beetle is the muffin baker, played by Beth Grant, the hilarious actress now starring in Sordid Lives on the LOGO network.

EDIT: Got distracted while typing (stupid boss!), so Bob The Skutter beat me to it. Left here for completeness.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:31 PM   #39
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Firefly, SAAB, Crusade. B5: LOTR

Good Versus Evil, anybody remember that show? I thought it was hilarious.
i do remember GvE... i hope it gets released on DVD sometime.

another brilliant but cancelled show: futurama. sure they have movies now, but it isnt the same. it never should have been canceled.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:32 PM   #40
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I'd agree with Ben Sisko3 about Carnivale. A rare show that took its time yet somehow advanced the plot and gave you new information with each episode.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:45 PM   #41
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Miracles, Invasion and Jericho need to be added to that list. And Surface - dopey show but I kinda liked it.
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Old August 7 2008, 08:48 PM   #42
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Re: Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

Agree with original list---
Wonderfalls
Alien Nation
Eerie, Indiana.

Agree with suggestion---
Brimstone

Instead I'd list---
Dead Again (well, technically it ran two seasons but Bryan Fuller was run off at the end of season one.)
Miracles
The Book of Daniel
Strange Luck
Threshold
and from way out of left field, Honey West (a show with an ocelot named Bruce should not have been cancelled!)
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Old August 7 2008, 08:53 PM   #43
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Instead I'd list---
Dead Again (well, technically it ran two seasons but Bryan Fuller was run off at the end of season one.)
Ahem... I think you mean Dead Like Me.
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Old August 7 2008, 09:16 PM   #44
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Are these supposed to be recently cancelled series? I only ask because isn't the elephant in the room here Star Trek? Yes, it was eventually brought back as a film series, and spin-offs were produced, but...
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Old August 7 2008, 09:17 PM   #45
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No, it's more like the forest, which we can't see because of all these darned trees!
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