Best scifi cartoon series?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by TheMasterOfOrion, Dec 19, 2012.

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animated science fiction

Poll closed Jan 18, 2013.
  1. Drawn Together

    1.6%
  2. Spectacular Spider-Man 2008

    3.2%
  3. Cowboy Bebop

    25.8%
  4. Batman TAS 1990s

    38.7%
  5. Archer

    6.5%
  6. Deathnote

    4.8%
  7. BraveStarr

    3.2%
  8. Justice League 2001-2006

    29.0%
  9. Star Trek TAS

    29.0%
  10. X-Men 1990s

    12.9%
  11. God, The Devil, And Bob

    1.6%
  12. Futurama

    51.6%
  13. Rocko’s Modern Life

    1.6%
  14. Family Guy

    6.5%
  15. Invader Zim

    11.3%
  16. Transformers 1980s

    12.9%
  17. Dragonball

    1.6%
  18. Gargoyles

    24.2%
  19. Flash Gordon 1970s

    6.5%
  20. Avengers EMH 2010

    19.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. John Clark

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    That was one of my favourites.

    Of the ones listed, I've only seen Transformers, Flash and Trek (and Trek only since it came out on DVD). When I saw TF and Flash, I probably enjoyed TF slightly more.

    Not listed (but mentioned) that I enjoyed was Mask. There was also Centurions which I liked.
     
  2. DigificWriter

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    I really don't understand some of the poll options. It's also kind of ridiculous to exclude anime from the conversation. Anyway, I digress.

    Contributing to the thread, here's a list of 20 of my favorite Sci-Fi themed cartoons, in no particular order:
    Silverhawks
    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
    Transformers G1/G2/Beast Wars/Beast Machines
    Red Planet
    Highlander: The Animated Series
    Robotech
    Voltron
    Batman Beyond
    Men in Black: The Animated Series
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars
    Biker Mice from Mars
    Mighty Max
    Cyberquest
    M.A.S.K.
    Digimon
    Bravestarr
    He-Man/The New Adventures of He-Man
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1987-1994 iteration)
    Jem and the Holograms
    She-Ra
     
  3. T'Girl

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    Archer is also on the list. How is a "kids" cartoon?

    Have only seen a few episodes, but liked what I saw. Much better than the movies (difficult to be worse). A good tie to the original novel.

    :)
     
  4. Avon

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    the first starship troopers is rather good! the roughnecks thing was better than the sequel though
     
  5. Gotham Central

    Gotham Central Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The list has some obvious problems given that Drawn Together cannot be considered scifi nor is Family Guy and Rocco's Modern Life.
     
  6. Admiral2

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    Actually, Family Guy counts if you're talking about the Star Wars spoofs...
     
  7. Kegg

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    ^
    The why not count the Simpsons for "Lisa's Wedding" and "Future-Drama"? If the criteria includes cartoons that have science fiction episodes, it'd be a lot easier to list the non-SF shows.
     
  8. T'Girl

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    You have to admit, Family Guy is definitely set in a fantasy world of some kind.

    Like the episode where the talking dog wasn't entirely sure if his new red headed girlfriend wanted to have sex with him.

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  9. Admiral2

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    Dude, the pollster managed to miss an assload of real candidates just to add shows like Family Guy to the frigging poll. It might as well have some reason to be on the list!
     
  10. Kegg

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    Oh, I know that stuff like the Star Wars episode is probably why. It's just if you're defining science fiction cartoon TV to be anything that occasionally has science fiction in it, that's too loose a definition to be that useful.
     
  11. Lonemagpie

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    Family Guy? WTF?

    Where the smeg are Gatchaman, Samurai Jack, Real Ghostbusters, Ghost In The Shell, Bucky O Hare, Reboot, Roughnecks, the Captain Scarlet remake, Dungeons And Dragons, Valley Of The Dinosaurs (all right, that might be a very guilty pleasure) etc etc...?
     
  12. DigificWriter

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    ^ D&D would technically be a Fantasy cartoon, not a Sci-Fi one. :) I'm also not sure if you can classify The Real Ghostbusters as Sci-Fi, either.

    Regarding the poll, people have already called out Archer, Rocko's Modern Life, and Family Guy as being out of place, but I'm personally wondering why the OP classified Batman TAS, Avengers EMH, Spectacular Spider-Man, Gargoyles, X-Men, Justice League, and Dragonball as Sci-Fi.
     
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  13. Kestrel

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    Wut? Super-cryogenics, plant monsters, and ressurection pits; aliens, starships, and superhumans; superhumans via genetic engineering and other methods; time travel, robot soliders/mecha; aliens, superhumans, and mutants; aliens, superhumans, other planets, etc.; and presumably many similar for Dragonball. And that's all just off the top of my head for each.

    Superhero shows are pretty universally science fiction - Batman or other "street" level heroes maybe not, but even BTAS has Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and Ra's Al Ghul.
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    ^ Point made. :)
     
  15. RandyS

    RandyS Vice Admiral Admiral

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    My picks were Batman TAS (which I would argue is more of an action/adventure show rather than sci-fi), Star Trek TAS, and Futurama, because out of that list, those are the ones I've actually watched. I might have seen Flash Gordon (I was a little kid when it was new), but I don't remember that one.
     
  16. Lonemagpie

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    All right, I'll let that one slide..

    Masters Of The Universe, then - that has plenty of technology...

    Proton packs etc...?
     
  17. Chris_Johnston

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    I voted Bebop, because Evangelion wasn't listed.
     
  18. Mike Farley

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    The Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers!

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8sOc2T_Ckc[/yt]
     
  19. Relayer1

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    I can't think of any that I'd say I was a fan of.

    My son likes Transformers Prime which is certainly head and shoulders better than the other versions of Transformers he obsesses about, and if the proposed animated Trek show is as well done, I'd watch it.

    The couple of episodes of the Captain Scarlet remake I saw were OK, and so is Futurama.
     
  20. C.E. Evans

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    At this stage, that's about as concrete as any proposed live-action Trek show.
     

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