Which Show to watch?

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  1. Distorted Humor

    Distorted Humor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I am going to start a TV show, deciding which one...

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Farscape
    The Dead Zone
    Babylon 5
    StarGate, SG-1

    Which one should I watch, DS9 and Babylon 5 I have watched at least 90 percent of the shows, the other ones I have just seen a few episodes.
     
  2. Skywalker

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    Since you've already seen most of DS9 and Babylon 5, my vote goes to Farscape.
     
  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Finish DS9 and B5, move on to Farscape.
     
  4. Kegg

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    Exactly this. As serialized shows, DS9 and B5 benefit from a full viewing (B5 especially as it's the more heavily serialized show).

    And Farscape is just great.
     
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  6. Kelthaz

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    Yup.
     
  7. Distorted Humor

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    If I rewatch DS9 and B5, I might hit the high notes on the respective seasons 1,,,,
     
  8. sidious618

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    THIS!
     
  9. Lonemagpie

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    Finish DS9 and B5. move on to Farscape and SG1.

    Or go find Dr Who, obviously.
     
  10. Bob The Skutter

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    This seems about right for me.
     
  11. Sindatur

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    Yup, that's my recommended order as well. SG1, IMHO, is much better as a marathon, then watching weekly.
     
  12. Mistral

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    This.
     
  13. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No love for nuBSG? It's worth a look!
     
  14. Evil Twin

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    NOT THIS! Seriously, it's the only HBO show I've watched that I ultimately WOULDN'T recommend. Not enough stuff gets answered before the show got axed, so it just ends up being a bizarre, vague, and confusing series. I liked the setting, but that's about it.
     
  15. 1001001

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    Stargate: SG1 is a solid, fun show. It goes on for many years, and gets a satisfying ending.
     
  16. Kegg

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    Oh, we're just generally recommending shows now? Alright.

    I'd actually second Carnivale, but with the caveat that it's a weird mythology-driven series, some kind of supernatural apocalypse set in the 1930s, America, during the Dustbowl. The series was cancelled so the ending is unsatisfying, but the mythology was actually quite well thought out, which is refreshing.

    It's definitely not for everyone though. A tl;dr description would be HBO's answer to Twin Peaks, which, given the casting of Michael J. Anderson in a prominent role, is sort of obvious.

    The new Battlestar Galactica is a fantastic series. In fact, being a dark, serious space opera with a serialized storytelling and morally compromised leads, it's more a 21st century heir to Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5 than any other TV show. Sure, the series can get frustrating, and the mythology arc is less satisfying the more you think about it, but in many other respects - its approach to drama, characterisation, the political and military content - it's one of the best space operas around.
    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgCwuWaVXdA[/yt]

    My own recommendations would be kind of scanty, as I can almost name the sci-fi shows I actually like from the last decade on one hand. But what it's worth, if you want a cool, weird sci-fi show that blends a tale of interlocking alternate realities with ecological concerns, cyberpunk, and a fresh South African setting... there's always Charlie Jade.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etRMoD2034o[/yt]
    Never cared much for Who.
     
  17. Distorted Humor

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    Charlie Jade looks like something to watch...but can't seem to find it on Netflix/amazon.

    I have decided that I am going though

    DS9 -> B5 -> Farscape -> SG1 => NuBSG

    Which should keep me busy for ..a year or so.
     
  18. Ian Keldon

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    Gonna add my vote to "finish DS9 and B5" but then go to SG-1
     
  19. Kegg

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    It is notoriously difficult to get in some areas, although I believe in the Americas it had a short run on Sci-Fi (had a run on UK tv on FX, which is how I saw it). DVDs were easy enough to get on Amazon.co.uk, but I see that's not quite the same for Americans. Shame.

    Conservatively speaking. I mean, SG1 is what, ten seasons? You're gonna be at that a while... but a fun while, to be sure. Enjoy.
     
  20. Distorted Humor

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    I will, finished up the opener for DS9...one down, many to go :)