Is there a series that I have missed?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by robelirobban, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. robelirobban

    robelirobban Ensign Newbie

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    Hi there folks! I've been searching the interwebz for quite some time, looking for great sci-fi series. Alas, I can not find anything that interests me anymore that I have not yet seen.

    As a last resort, I just had to ask in a forum and I guess that a trek-themed one would be the natural choice for me, since I love the treks :))

    Time for the question: Have I missed any good series?

    The ones I've already watched (and loved) are as follows:

    • Stargate SG-1
    • Farscape
    • Star Trek: TOS
    • Star Trek: TNG
    • Star Trek: VOY
    • Star Trek: DS9
    • Star Trek: ENT
    • Battlestar Galactica (New)
    • Firefly
    • Babylon 5
    As you can see, I'm into the whole off-earth, into the future, what if, intelligent - stuff. I also prefer interesting characters over eye-candy action. And don't get me started on todays horrible "sci-fi" (BSG is the exception) with all those younglings as actors (A).

    Is there anything interesting left or is my future as grim as I think? ;)

    Apologizing if I have missed any relevant threads on the subject.
     
  2. Fist McStrongpunch

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  3. Lindley

    Lindley Moderator with a Soul Moderator

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    You've covered most of the Space Opera basics.

    Since you liked Firefly, you might consider taking a look at the Buffyverse. Different premise, similar style.
     
  4. Count Zero

    Count Zero Welcome to the Danger Zone! Moderator

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    I second that.

    Also, Blake's 7, if you can stomach the bad special effects and the 70s look.
     
  5. Harvey

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    The short-lived Alien Nation series (one season and five television movies) is worth a look, although it's mostly Earth-based.
     
  6. diankra

    diankra Commodore Commodore

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    Yep, you need to look at British series for starters:
    Doctor Who - Timeship that can go anywhere in the universe, so about half the time that's contemporary-ish Earth, and half the time it's future Earth, alien worlds, worlds in the Earth Empire, scattered across billions of years of history.

    Blake's 7: Second century of the third calendar (the new calendar was imposed by the dictatorship of the Federation when it took power). Basically, Star Trek, but written by Orwell or Kafka (on a good day. On a bad day, Star Trek that Fred Freiberger would have turned down).

    Star Cops: Near future police series set among the first big space stations and Moonbase, as the International Space Police Force tries to bring the law to the High Frontier (set in 2027, made in 1987, so it's no longer really credible as 2027 that there'll be a Moonbase and five big stations up there by then, but it remains credible as about 40 years on from now).

    I really can't think of any off-Earth US series that you haven't already tried...
     
  7. Harvey

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    I suppose if you don't mind comedy, and a lower budget, the British series Red Dwarf is worth a look.
     
  8. Count Zero

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    In that vein, Futurama is also worth a try. Sure, it's animated but hilarious and sci-fi.
     
  9. Lindley

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    If you want series on the internet, then.....

    http://redvsblue.com/archive/?sid=rvb&season=1
     
  10. Davros

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    Doctor Who
    Blake's 7
    Red Dwarf
    Star Trek the Animated Series
    Flash Gordon the Animated Series
     
  11. jefferiestubes8

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    2nd'd.
    Good, not great.

    visual production values are below average.
    It's still Shatner, Kelly, & Nimoy's voices though playing their Trek characters.
     
  12. Kelthaz

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    If you don't mind crossing the language barrier there's also the Macross franchise and Legend of the Galactic Heroes.
     
  13. startrekwatcher

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    Personally the single best sf/f show to come out in the last decade and ranks up in the top tier of all dramas in my opinion is LOST. The most consistent series I've ever watched. If you love good sci-fi mystery this show has it in spades.

    It is clever, inventive, fast-paced, is all arcs all the time, tons of twists, OMG cliffhangers, oodles of suspense and tension. It is thoroughly engrossing and while it is a series that requires a lot of effort on the part of the viewer it is all worth it and such a rewarding experience. I have not been overly impressed by the flood of sf/f in the last decade with most sucking but this is truly a great series.
     
  14. Greg Cox

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    It wasn't set in space but THE 4400 is worth checking out . . . .
     
  15. SalvorHardin

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    How about Space Above & Beyond ?

    I haven't watched it but I've heard some good things about it.
     
  16. Tom

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    Stargate Atlantis?

    Quantum Leap
     
  17. SalvorHardin

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    Also Stargate Universe is worth a shot.
    Expect a totally different tone than SG1 and Atlantis though.
     
  18. Vendikarr

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    Give Space: Above and Beyond a try. It might be right up your alley.
     
  19. Icemizer

    Icemizer Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Space 1999 is worth a shot.
     
  20. RandyS

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    The original Battlestar Galactica, and Buck Rogers. The latter's first season is set in and aound Earth, but it's the best year of that show.
     

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