Good as ...or nearly as good as Star Trek

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by JesterFace, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. JesterFace

    JesterFace Captain Captain

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    What other programs than Star Trek, in any of its form, are close to your heart?

    My alltime favorite program is ST - The Next Generation, however, the 1st season of 24 comes very close. I don't care for the rest of 24, but like The Next Generation, 1st season of 24 is special to me.

    Other honorary mentions:
    Friends
    Futurama
    Men Behaving Badly, UK version
    Fast Show
     
  2. Laura Cynthia Chambers

    Laura Cynthia Chambers Commodore Fleet Captain

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    Robin Hood (1950s version)
    Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye
     
  3. TheSubCommander

    TheSubCommander Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I'll keep mine limited to sci fi TV shows, and I rank Star Trek shows like this:

    1. TOS/TNG: Tie
    2. DS9
    3. Voyager
    4. Enterprise (though sometimes I like Enterprise better than Voyager)

    As for sci fi shows, using Star Trek TNG/TOS as my favorite shows of all time, and how I feel other sci fi stacks up
    Stargate SG1: about equal to TOS/TNG
    Stargate Atlantis: about equal to Voyager
    Stargate Universe: about equal to Enterprise
    Babylon 5: about equal to DS9
    BSG (original): less than Enterprise
    BSG (reboot): before season 3 at least as good as DS9/ after season 3, about equal to Voyager
    Caprica: about equal to Enterprise
    Serenity: about equal to Enterprise
    Dr. Who (starting in the 2000s): don't watch. From what I have seen, not interested.
     
  4. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer The Mod You've Known for All These Years Moderator

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    Since this is more about shows other than Trek...and a general interest in Trek might be taken as a given on the Trek BBS...it seems like this one belongs in TV & Media.
     
  5. RandyS

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    Any of the Superman shows
    Any of the Batman shows (except for Gotham)
    Any of the Star Wars shows
    Babylon 5
    Buck Rogers
    Battlestar Galactica (1978, not that.........other one)
    MASH
    Eight is Enough
    Get Smart
     
  6. JesterFace

    JesterFace Captain Captain

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    I thought of that, but I don't remember whether it was before or after posting this in General Discussion... sorry about that.
     
  7. Degra1

    Degra1 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Star Trek tng
    Star Trek ds9
    Star Trek voyager
    1966 batman series
    The x files
    Mama's Family
    I dream of Jeannie
    Original Dallas
    Roseanne
    The golden girls
    Original twilight zone
    Cagney and Lacey
    Hunter
    Original melrose place
    Friday the 13th the series
    Murder, she wrote
    Original he man and the masters of the universe
    Challenge of the superfriends
    Super powers galactic guardians
     
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  8. intrinsical

    intrinsical Commodore Commodore

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    There are lots of shows which I enjoy watching, but these are the shows that have a special place in my heart

    Being Erica
    Doctor Who, mainly the 9th and 10th Doctor era although 11th Doctor is mighty fine too
    Chuck
    Limitless
     
  9. Kai "the spy"

    Kai "the spy" Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Babylon 5
    Doctor Who
    Futurama
    Twilight Zone
    Dinosaurs
    The Muppet Show
    Superboy
    Lois & Clark
    Supergirl
    DC Animated Universe shows
    Young Justice
    Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
    Gargoyles
    The Practice
    Boston Legal
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Black Adder
    Most of the Ultraman shows (including Ultra Q)
    Chouseishin Gransazer
    Lucky Luke
    The Flash (1990)
    The Flash (current)
    Wonder Woman (first season)
    He-Man & Masters of the Universe (either version)
     
  10. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Shows I consider equally good or better than my favorite Trek shows:
    Twin Peaks
    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad
    Twilight Zone
    The Sopranos
    Yes, Minister/Yes, Prime Minster
    Monty Python's Flying Circus
    Lost
    The Prisoner
    The Decalogue
     
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  11. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

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    Space:1999(1975-1977) [especially season one]
     
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  12. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Corner Gas.
     
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  13. Paradise City

    Paradise City Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    You just can't get much better than Minder.



     
  14. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

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    STAR TREK was easily my #1 fave until 1981. Around that time, it tied with HILL STREET BLUES for the #1 position. Maybe two years ago TREK fell slightly behind it to #2. Two months ago I made a l--t of my present top 100, with token nods to NEW ZOO REVUE and THE STARLOST. Here's what I consider my top 7 now:

    7. SHOGUN
    6. ALL IN THE FAMILY
    5. STAR TREK (Nichols/Doohan)
    4. PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H (this once was in third place)
    3. HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET
    2. I LOVE LUCY
    1. HILL STREET BLUES

    LUCY gradually wormed its way up. I listened to it without seeing it for years and it worked just as well. But HILL STREET landed into #1 right from the start and basically has stayed there. Any remake without James B. Sikking will be unacceptable.
     
  15. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

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    I was just watching the Ian McShane popsicle episode last night. Two questions here:
    * Does Barbara Bain's acting on this show make you laugh?
    * Would you say ''Dragon's Domain'', or the space octopus episode, is the best?
     
  16. Galileo7

    Galileo7 Commodore Commodore

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    Bain had a sedate style, especially in season one. Never laughed, just wondered what the directors said to her.
    "Dragon's Domain" is the best. It looks as though it could have inspired both Alien(1979) and Aliens(1986). Both Tony Cellini and Ripley were on a mission that encounter an unknown alien in a derelict spaceship and lost their entire crew when it got aboard their spaceship. Both Tony Cellini and Ripley escaped the alien in their spaceship's lifeboat/shuttlecraft and are recovered on their way back to Earth. Since no one on Earth believes there was an alien monster both Tony Cellini and Ripley are discredited. So, both Tony Cellini and Ripley returned to the original location of the derelict alien ship to face the alien.
     
  17. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No, but the uniforms sure did. :guffaw:
     
  18. Foxhot

    Foxhot Commodore Commodore

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    ''Show some @#$%ing emotion and for God's sake, BLINK!!!''

    Hey! ALL of them? Explain.
     
  19. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Admiral Premium Member

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    So it's series that are really special, like Star Trek? I think I only have a couple.

    Orphan Black - Mainly because it introduced me to who is now my favorite actress working in TV today

    Farscape - It has my favorite relationship story I've ever seen on screen. Most relationship developments are lame, but the stuff with John and Aeryn was so well written and didn't detract from either character that it really makes that series special. That, and everything else basically.
     
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  20. Janeway's Girl

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    Most special because of so many feelings...

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer
    Xena: Warrior Princess
    Doctor Who (series 5-7)
    Galavant
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
    Scream Queens

    Even though it's technically not a tv show, I'm adding Carmilla.
     
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