Top 10 Brilliant But Canceled

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Carpe Occasio, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. Thespeckledkiwi

    Thespeckledkiwi Vice Admiral

    John Doe was awesome. A great show before shows like Monk and Psyche.
     
  2. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    Location:
    the real world
    Sir, you are correct.
     
  3. Colonel Green

    Colonel Green Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Location:
    Excalbia, BC
    I'd all but forgotten about American Gothic. Loved that show.
     
  4. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2003
    Location:
    The Broken Kingdom of Great Britain
    Invasion/Jericho/Tru Calling
     
  5. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1999
    Location:
    Tatoinne
    S2 fell off a cliff. I wasn't sad to see it go.
     
  6. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Location:
    Gotham
    DOH! Forgot about Tru Calling...
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    Charlie Jade
     
  8. BigFoot

    BigFoot Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Location:
    Slovenia (EU)
    I'm limiting my list SF&F shows (obviously) that lasted less then three seasons (so no Farscape and Angel).
    Anyway, here are my top five:
    - Firefly
    - Wonderfalls
    - Dead Like Me
    - Surface
    - Blade
     
  9. Neroon

    Neroon Mod of Balance Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2000
    Location:
    On my ship the Rocinante
    Like you and Temis, that's why I didn't list Farscape myself. It was canceled, and we would have seen more in that fifth season than just what we saw in "The Peacekeeper Wars". Yet the series did last a full four seasons, which seems to move it out of the same category as what most of us are discussing.
     
  10. Chris_Johnston

    Chris_Johnston Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2007
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
  11. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Location:
    Between the candle and the flame
    Yeah-I'm totally enjoying this one on SCIFI(thank god for dvrs!) and the thought that it will soon end is eating at me...
     
  12. darkwing_duck1

    darkwing_duck1 Vice Admiral

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2001
    Location:
    the Unreconstructed South
    I was wondering if anyone was going to mention "Secret Adventures..." :bolian:

    I'll add "Space Rangers", CBS, mid-90s, IIRC.
     
  13. Roland19

    Roland19 Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2007
    Location:
    USA
    Well...since I can't mention Farscape...here's how my list would go:

    1) Firefly: excellent!
    2) Wonderfalls: wacky, fun, and wonderful.
    3) Dead Like Me: Quirky & fun.
    4) Journeyman: Well written show. I really thought it was going to last..
    5) Crusade: This wasn't given a chance at all.
    6) Joan of Arcadia: Seeing this on Sci-Fi has reminded me of how much I miss it.
    7) Nowhere Man: The conspiracy in this might have been even better then X-Files.
    8) Jericho: Well written. Really good show.
    9) Strange Luck: Fun show. Wish we could've seen that XFiles crossover...
    10) Invasion: This show with Lost was such a great lineup!

    Honorable mentions: Surface, The Dresden Files, Brisco County Jr, Tru Calling, V.R. 5, John Doe, Early Edition, and much, much more! lol.

    DF2506
     
  14. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    I hope it at least got a proper wrap-up.
     
  15. DWF

    DWF Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 19, 2001
    Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
    Yeah, Jules Verne was a geat series it's a shame it only lasted one season.
     
  16. JM1776

    JM1776 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    Location:
    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
    Admittedly, not all of these are brilliant, but I miss them:

    Brisco County, Jr.
    Farscape
    Firefly
    Joan of Arcadia
    Justice League Unlimited
    Space: Above and Beyond
    Space: 1999
    Spider-Man (MTV Version)
    Witchblade
    Wonder Woman (because I could have looked at Lynda Carter forever)
     
  17. RAMA

    RAMA Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 1999
    Location:
    NJ, USA
    Threshold
    Enterprise
    VR5
    Max Headroom
    Masters of Science Fiction
     
  18. IDIC

    IDIC Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Location:
    Earth
    My top 2 Brilliant but canceled would be

    1) John Doe - excellent story. Fox left it hanging
    2) Tru Calling - again an excellent story and they canceled it right when it was getting great.
     
  19. Kegek

    Kegek Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Location:
    Somewhere You're Not
    Personally, I was satisfied with the ending. It left things open for a second season but also gave an interesting conclusion.
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    The visitor's bullpen
    And I'm also hoping CJ eventually will get a Region 1 DVD release.