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(Popular Mechanics)   Popular Mechanics, of all magazines, counts down the top 50 sci-fi television shows of all time... which is pretty much all of them   (popularmechanics.com) divider line 177
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2013-03-05 08:55:13 AM  
Oh yeah.  Just because ALF ate cats the internet is against him.
 
2013-03-05 09:22:01 AM  
http://desli.de/MPX

Here's the deslidified link. Although the list is crap because Star Trek TOS was #6, which is pretty much BS.
 
2013-03-05 09:24:17 AM  
A 50 page slideshow?  PFFF.  Fark off.
 
2013-03-05 10:16:07 AM  

RexTalionis: http://desli.de/MPX

Here's the deslidified link. Although the list is crap because Star Trek TOS was #6, which is pretty much BS.


A lot of the list is BS.  Just glancing at it, The Prisoner and Evangelion are ranked way too high.  I liked both, but there's no way they're in the top 10.
 
2013-03-05 10:22:59 AM  
They're way too complimentary for Voyager.. still going down the deslidified link..
 
2013-03-05 10:26:36 AM  
And this gem in the description of SG-1: "More than 200 episodes is quite a run for a spin-off to a mediocre Roland Emmerich movie. "

Mediocre?  It had Kurt Russell kicking ass.

I still want to see a proper sequel set in the film universe (instead of the TV show's), even though it will never happen.
 
2013-03-05 10:28:25 AM  
And Babylon 5 ranked just below Sliders?  Really?
 
2013-03-05 10:40:38 AM  

Honest Bender: A 50 page slideshow?  PFFF.  Fark off.


No shiat. I clicked the link and clicked next ONCE.

Thunderbirds (never watched it)
Land of the Lost (Yeah, I remember that show....I liked it when I was about 5 years old)

Does anyone know where Ultraman came in?

In other news, Popular Mechanics of all magazines attempts to make farkers click on their website 50 times. $20 says that subby works for Popular Mechanics.

I'm not really disappointed with not seeing the whole list. It would only cause grief because I'm sure I would disagree with much of it.
 
2013-03-05 10:45:06 AM  
I wasn't aware Twin Peaks was Sci Fi

where robotech where?
 
2013-03-05 10:47:23 AM  

Happy Hours: Does anyone know where Ultraman came in?


Should be in there instead of Life on Mars
 
2013-03-05 10:48:26 AM  
You probably would have come out with a better ranking of the shows if you had used a bingo counter to assign them at random.
 
2013-03-05 10:48:43 AM  
I couldn't help myself.

deslided

I was right. I disagree with much of it.

Futurama came in at #29
Red Dwarf at #27
Firefly at #11
Outer Limits at #10
The Prisoner at #7 (I just started re-watching for the millionth time the other day. It stands the test of time and is still one of my favorites)
Star Trek at #6 (oh yeah)
Twilight Zone at #5


Ultraman didn't make the cut. I am outraged!1111111111111111!
 
2013-03-05 10:49:43 AM  
List fails without Quark:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-05 10:50:29 AM  
TNG higher than Voyager? List sucks.
 
2013-03-05 10:51:20 AM  

Happy Hours: Ultraman didn't make the cut. I am outraged!1111111111111111!


This.  I can understand Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot (AKA Giant Robo) not making the cut, but no Ultraman?  Heresy.
 
2013-03-05 10:52:56 AM  
I know a lot of people's beefs with Lost and I concur, but if you consider the impact of duping a lot of normally non-sci-fi people into watching a major prime time sci-fi show, the fact that it was easily top three visually pleasing to behold during the early HD era, among other things... It was huge. But again, depends on the methodology of how you rank.
 
2013-03-05 10:55:06 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: I know a lot of people's beefs with Lost and I concur, but if you consider the impact of duping a lot of normally non-sci-fi people into watching a major prime time sci-fi show, the fact that it was easily top three visually pleasing to behold during the early HD era, among other things... It was huge. But again, depends on the methodology of how you rank.


I'm trying to figure out what methodology results in Sliders being ranked higher than both Babylon 5 and Farscape.  I like all three, but Sliders had two and a half good seasons, and even those were nowhere near the peaks of B5 or Farscape.
 
2013-03-05 10:56:08 AM  
No Ultraman?

Fail
 
2013-03-05 10:56:32 AM  
Doctor Who is mediocre at best.
 
2013-03-05 10:57:01 AM  
Land of the Lost

God, I miss Saturday morning TV. Now that kids can find cartoons anywhere, 24-hours a day, there's no reason to go out of your way, but when I was kid, we had it all... I particularly liked the Sid and Marty Kroft stuff, too. Bigfoot and Wildboy, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, WonderBug, the original Ghostbusters(Predated the movie), Shazam, Isis, etc...

And then there were the cartoons. ScoobyDoo, Dynomutt, Captain Caveman, Super Friends...

Then they tricked you into learning with Schoolhouse Rock! and eating healthy with the 'Hanker for a hunk of cheese' guy...

Of course now, kids are welcome to watch any cartoons they want, as long as they are some version of Japanese animation.
 
2013-03-05 10:59:10 AM  

NeoCortex42: And this gem in the description of SG-1: "More than 200 episodes is quite a run for a spin-off to a mediocre Roland Emmerich movie. "

Mediocre?  It had Kurt Russell kicking ass.


It was still mediocre. Don't kid yourself.

I know there is a contingent of internet dorks that think that "Stargate" was a great film. They're wrong.
 
2013-03-05 10:59:50 AM  
The Time Tunnel
 
2013-03-05 11:02:20 AM  
What about Surface?  I thought that was a pretty darn decent show.  And Lake Bell's bells weren't too shabby either.
 
2013-03-05 11:04:20 AM  
Who in their right mind would put Star Trek: Voyager ahead of Space: 1999 or Space: Above and Beyond?
 
2013-03-05 11:04:23 AM  

SuburbanSound: And Lake Bell's bells weren't too shabby either.


movieactors.com

Never heard of it.
 
2013-03-05 11:08:54 AM  

StrikitRich: Who in their right mind would put Star Trek: Voyager ahead of Space: 1999 or Space: Above and Beyond?


I wouldn't even put it above Lexx.
 
2013-03-05 11:08:59 AM  

Mikey1969: Land of the Lost

God, I miss Saturday morning TV. Now that kids can find cartoons anywhere, 24-hours a day, there's no reason to go out of your way, but when I was kid, we had it all... I particularly liked the Sid and Marty Kroft stuff, too. Bigfoot and Wildboy, Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, WonderBug, the original Ghostbusters(Predated the movie), Shazam, Isis, etc...

And then there were the cartoons. ScoobyDoo, Dynomutt, Captain Caveman, Super Friends...

Then they tricked you into learning with Schoolhouse Rock! and eating healthy with the 'Hanker for a hunk of cheese' guy...

Of course now, kids are welcome to watch any cartoons they want, as long as they are some version of Japanese animation.


your newsletter. I would like to subscribe to it.

I used to get up on Saturday mornings with only one thought in my head and that was to watch cartoons.

These days on Saturday mornings I wake up and all the cartoons suck so I end up watching the news. I must be old or something.
 
2013-03-05 11:09:26 AM  

wiseolddude: The Time Tunnel


Voyage to the Bottom ot the Sea and...

www.tvparty.com
 
2013-03-05 11:12:26 AM  

dittybopper: List fails without Quark:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x400]


I hope that meme never dies.
 
2013-03-05 11:12:33 AM  

StrikitRich: Who in their right mind would put Star Trek: Voyager ahead of Space: 1999 or Space: Above and Beyond?


I'm thinking that from the logistics involved, this is just a '50 Greatest' list, not a "50 Greatest, in order from best wort"(Or vice-versa).

Nobody would really try to put something like this in order if they knew what was good for them.

I remember Space: 1999, can't remember anything from it, but I remember that I really liked it.
 
2013-03-05 11:14:20 AM  

Happy Hours: I used to get up on Saturday mornings with only one thought in my head and that was to watch cartoons.


And you used to be able to watch 'em till noon, or 1 o'clock. When I was in my 20's, the first thing I noticed is that they were over by 9 am or so, next thing was that they started putting on news shows. On a Saturday morning. For like 2-3 hours... Insane.
 
2013-03-05 11:18:39 AM  

wiseolddude: The Time Tunnel


I forgot about that show - It definitely deserves to be on the list

.

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Voyage to the Bottom ot the Sea


Also that.

While we're at it, what about Sealab?
 
2013-03-05 11:19:08 AM  

Mikey1969: StrikitRich: Who in their right mind would put Star Trek: Voyager ahead of Space: 1999 or Space: Above and Beyond?

I'm thinking that from the logistics involved, this is just a '50 Greatest' list, not a "50 Greatest, in order from best wort"(Or vice-versa).

Nobody would really try to put something like this in order if they knew what was good for them.

I remember Space: 1999, can't remember anything from it, but I remember that I really liked it.


For it's time the effects were very good, but would seem very dated to some youngin' who didn't 'experience' the 1970s or is spoiled by CGI.  The first season is definitely better than the second.
 
2013-03-05 11:19:51 AM  

Mikey1969: Happy Hours: I used to get up on Saturday mornings with only one thought in my head and that was to watch cartoons.

And you used to be able to watch 'em till noon, or 1 o'clock. When I was in my 20's, the first thing I noticed is that they were over by 9 am or so, next thing was that they started putting on news shows. On a Saturday morning. For like 2-3 hours... Insane.


Infomercials pay the stations better
 
2013-03-05 11:20:56 AM  

StrikitRich: Who in their right mind would put Star Trek: Voyager ahead of Space: 1999 or Space: Above and Beyond?


If we're including cartoons, I wouldn't put any of those near the top 50. And Farscape needs to be in the top 3
 
2013-03-05 11:21:04 AM  
get torchwood off that list.

/watches torchwood
 
2013-03-05 11:21:32 AM  
Amanda Pays.
 
2013-03-05 11:25:19 AM  
the perfect anime, especially because it hasn't beenquite embraced by the American mainstream.
"Hi.  I'll be your hipster douchebag reporter with a 50 page slideshow today."

/great series though.  Not sure it should top Cowboy Bebop
 
2013-03-05 11:29:08 AM  

thecpt: the perfect anime, especially because it hasn't beenquite embraced by the American mainstream.
"Hi.  I'll be your hipster douchebag reporter with a 50 page slideshow today."

/great series though.  Not sure it should top Cowboy Bebop


Evangelion really shouldn't top Cowboy Bebop.   Cowboy Bebop should top Firefly though.
 
2013-03-05 11:30:08 AM  
Popular Mechanics has really lost its way. I remember reading it for....you know...mechanics type stuff that was popular at the time, now they rate sci-fi shows.
 
2013-03-05 11:30:21 AM  

thecpt: the perfect anime, especially because it hasn't beenquite embraced by the American mainstream.
"Hi.  I'll be your hipster douchebag reporter with a 50 page slideshow today."

/great series though.  Not sure it should top Cowboy Bebop


Of course it shouldn't.  Whiny Shinji was incredibly annoying.

 I might consider rating Rebuild of Eva that high once the whole series is out.
 
2013-03-05 11:32:03 AM  
Enterprise was better than at least one of those shows.  There, I said it.
 
2013-03-05 11:36:11 AM  
I know it's kind lame, but I've been halfway addicted to Eureka on Netflix for the last couple of weeks. It kind of reminds me of Quantum Leap because it's obviously not serious.
 
2013-03-05 11:38:32 AM  

The DBS: I know it's kind lame, but I've been halfway addicted to Eureka on Netflix for the last couple of weeks. It kind of reminds me of Quantum Leap because it's obviously not serious.


Eureka's a great "fun" Science Fiction show.  It had it's stumbles (product placement, alternate timelines, and Felicia Day), but it's still one of my favorite recent Sci-Fi shows.

The closest thing left is Warehouse 13.  The way Syfy's going, that probably won't be around much longer, either.
 
2013-03-05 11:40:57 AM  
*Oh they haz the anime. Nice.

*Caprica is higher then Knight Rider? PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT.

*Ghost in the Shell: STC is overrated as all hell.

*Max Hedroom is in fron of 25 other shows? BWAHAHAHAHAH

*Sliders is above Babylon 5?

*Evangelion is still awesome.  That picture they have for it? Yeah, it's fan art. Not from the show.

*DS9 is best trek.
 
2013-03-05 11:43:41 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: *Oh they haz the anime. Nice.

*Caprica is higher then Knight Rider? PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT.

*Ghost in the Shell: STC is overrated as all hell.

*Max Hedroom is in fron of 25 other shows? BWAHAHAHAHAH

*Sliders is above Babylon 5?

*Evangelion is still awesome.  That picture they have for it? Yeah, it's fan art. Not from the show.

*DS9 is best trek.


It's not fan art - a fan submitted their original angel design for some contest, and it won, so the official artists did it up.
 
2013-03-05 11:44:07 AM  
Am I the only one who liked Earth 2 ?
 
2013-03-05 11:44:13 AM  
Space, Above, and Beyond was a damn good show.  I would love to have a new series or even a game set in that universe.
 
2013-03-05 11:46:59 AM  

Once and Future Lurker: Am I the only one who liked Earth 2 ?


For the first few episodes, I think.
 
2013-03-05 11:47:52 AM  
Good to see Farscape getting some recognition.
 
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