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2021-01-04 8:18:42 AM  
12 votes:
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Well that prior photo didn't come out.  Anyhow, you get what I mean.
 
2021-01-04 8:11:13 AM  
12 votes:

Alphax: Raider_dad: The animated Star Trek was something I liked watching in my youth , haven't re-watched it in centuries so I can't say if it holds up.

Flash Gordon cartoon was also awesome , and Thundarr

Star Trek: TAS... was about 98% stock footage each week.  But then the same went for most animated shows at the time.  And I think they just let Spock figure out the problem each week.


How ST:TAS was made.

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2021-01-03 9:01:18 PM  
11 votes:
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2021-01-04 1:05:01 AM  
9 votes:
Seaquest has a cult following. I count as a cult, right?
 
2021-01-04 11:29:53 AM  
7 votes:

FrancoFile: What is it with the Brits and puppets?


They're used to being ugly and powerless in life and taking it up the ass. It's a metaphor.
 
2021-01-04 10:07:51 AM  
6 votes:

Galileo's Daughter: [fastly.syfy.com image 850x481]
List fails without Mike/Joel/Jonah and the bots


No, this is about *UNDERRATED* shows, not *OVERRATED* ones.
 
2021-01-04 3:35:42 AM  
5 votes:

DON.MAC: They also fixed the stupid traditional sci-fi door sounds.


What, the large cat flaps?
 
2021-01-04 1:09:39 AM  
5 votes:
I've seen seven of the ten. Of them, Vis the most overrated. Totally devoid of imagination. I remember one time when they brought back an actor they had killed by introducing his twin.

Except the aliens wore masks to appear human. Why did they use that tired soap opera trope when all they needed to do was have the alien say, "I like the look of this mask; I'll wear that."?

My mother encapsulated the problem. She never watched SF, but she did watch the show because the daughter of her college roommate was in it. One episode showed a wedding of two of the visitors. She later said, "It was just like a Jewish wedding except instead of breaking a wineglass, they ate a rat."
 
2021-01-04 12:06:25 AM  
5 votes:
No Frisky Dingo?
 
2021-01-04 11:08:24 AM  
4 votes:
List is complete bullshiat without "Mork & Mindy".
 
2021-01-04 2:51:32 AM  
4 votes:
most of that garbage is science fantasy, not fiction
 
2021-01-04 1:02:07 AM  
4 votes:

Ginnungagap42: Underrated sci-fi TV shows with a cult following you need to watch

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981)
The Prisoner (1967)
Dollhouse (2009)
The Tripods (1984)
Aeon Flux (1991)
V (1983)
Space 1999 (1975)
Terrahawks (1983)
Star Blazers (1979)
Firefly (2002)


TFA's author sounds young.


How old are you that stuff from the 70s is young?
 
2021-01-03 8:54:47 PM  
4 votes:
Underrated sci-fi TV shows with a cult following you need to watch

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981)
The Prisoner (1967)
Dollhouse (2009)
The Tripods (1984)
Aeon Flux (1991)
V (1983)
Space 1999 (1975)
Terrahawks (1983)
Star Blazers (1979)
Firefly (2002)



TFA's author sounds young.
 
2021-01-04 11:45:50 AM  
3 votes:

SirEattonHogg: Also maybe the bigger issue was the characters and the dialogue - other than concering Landau, was all pretty bland.  Space 1999 had a Kirk, but no Spock, no Scotty, etc.  And there was no real banter or even any humor amongst the crew - like McCoy and Spock going at each other.


Martin Landau wasn't a Kirk.  He wasn't even a Picard.   He was Richard Benjamin playing Adam Quark, but with all of the humor removed.

He was like a British tea "sandwich".   A couple of slices of white bread with the crusts cut off, and some thin cucumber/mayo concoction spread thinly in between the slices.   Bland, and ultimately unsatisfying.
 
2021-01-04 9:35:53 AM  
3 votes:

SirEattonHogg: [dvdbash.files.wordpress.com image 850x248]

Well that prior photo didn't come out.  Anyhow, you get what I mean.


Stripping LEXX's EXIF may not yield the squashing you desire.
 
2021-01-04 8:14:50 AM  
3 votes:

leeksfromchichis: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Kassandry: Sliding Carp: [static.tvtropes.org image 350x242]

Did a dragonfly breed with the Event Horizon? What is that thing?

LEXX.  And your analysis is nearly spot-on.

Developed nearly beyond recognition out of a dragonfly, it is a huge starship capable of destroying planets.

Lexx (the show) was basically a less-well-done Farscape.

I always thought of it as the comedy version of farscape


I think we're all forgetting one of the best reasons for LEXX

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2021-01-04 7:09:43 AM  
3 votes:
The only thing worse than Space 1999 was how it's fans thought the show was superior to Star Trek.
 
2021-01-04 3:38:06 AM  
3 votes:
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2021-01-04 2:05:40 AM  
3 votes:

germ78: List is missing Red Dwarf.


The kids wouldn't find it fun any more. Mr. Flibble is very cross.
 
2021-01-03 9:58:14 PM  
3 votes:
John Christopher's story is about three young boys attempting to not be "capped,"

Never would've guessed that this term originated with science fiction.
 
2021-01-03 9:21:48 PM  
3 votes:
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2021-01-03 8:58:50 PM  
3 votes:
Is HitchHikers the one that everyone loves?

I think it misses out on some modern cheesey sci-fi. Early seasons of Andromeda weren't terrible. Same for Dark Matter
 
2021-01-05 10:14:57 AM  
2 votes:

fluffy_pope: Stratohead: ...didn't say she COULDN'T act...just said her acting range is EXTREMELY limited. Sean Connery is over-rated , he's like the UK's answer to John Wayne. really popular...not all that great....or perhaps he is the Scottish Michael Caine....shows up... phones in his lines like a pro, then goes home.

Caine's not Olivier, but he's a solid actor. Zulu, Alfie, Hannah & Her Sisters...the guy's lazy, but he's got range.


Jaws The Revenge......

"I have never seen the film, but by all accounts it was terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
 
2021-01-04 11:46:55 AM  
2 votes:

thespindrifter: It's a nightmare ghost tale that rates up there with the WW II pilots crashing in zombie hell in the movie "Heavy Metal".


My least favorite segment upon my first viewing; tripping balls and having an irrational fear of zombies played their parts.
 
2021-01-04 11:42:15 AM  
2 votes:

Ginnungagap42: "I'd have liked to have told Miss Emily that the Rakshasa appeared to me as her. According to the legend, it meant that I trusted her. But then I would also have had to tell her that I shot a steel arrow straight into her. I don't think she would have appreciated that."


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That's right Miss Emily.  Crossbow bolt goes there.
 
2021-01-04 9:41:18 AM  
2 votes:

fluffy_pope: The Prisoner is sci-fi?


Poli Sci-Fi.
 
2021-01-04 6:32:34 AM  
2 votes:

fluffy_pope: The Prisoner is sci-fi?


That would be telling.
 
2021-01-04 5:25:14 AM  
2 votes:

born_yesterday: Goddamn that is some 80s hair


And it was GLORIOUS!
 
2021-01-04 5:22:29 AM  
2 votes:

FarkingChas: Mugato: "V" was awesome. Even though I was like 7, Diana (Jane Badler) was totally hot (ignoring the whole reptile  thing)

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So was June Chadwick and Faye Grant

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Goddamn that is some 80s hair
 
2021-01-04 2:18:47 AM  
2 votes:

Sliding Carp: [static.tvtropes.org image 350x242]


Did a dragonfly breed with the Event Horizon? What is that thing?
 
2021-01-04 1:37:17 AM  
2 votes:

ineeda42: Farscape?  Babylon 5?  Or maybe Blake's 7?


The list was for underrated ones.
 
2021-01-03 9:19:32 PM  
2 votes:
I loved Starblazers as a kid, it was one of those shows that was here and gone. I couldn't remember its name for like 10 years and then finally I found tapes in a blockbuster of all places. The animation is just so good. I started watching the updated Yamato 2199 and it gives me all the nostalgia.

But yeah Firefly is good and it isn't overrated.

V is pretty bad and might be a little overrated.
 
2021-01-05 4:09:10 AM  
1 vote:

thespindrifter: Lord Bear: Missing from list: ... Highlander the series,

One of these things is NOT like the others.


There can be only one?
 
2021-01-04 8:32:15 PM  
1 vote:

acad1228: No love for "Dark Matter"?


Blakes 7 remake - I liked that Orac was an android in this version.
 
2021-01-04 3:47:25 PM  
1 vote:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: thespindrifter: Hell, maybe even a "Space: 2199" re-imagining.

Back in May, there was a thread about TV shows that should be rebooted.  Some people debated whether or not Space: 1999 could be rebooted, with the naysayers taking the position that the initial premise was flawed.  You needed to get Earth's Moon to other star systems, give them time to interact with the locals, then it's off to another star system.  You *cannot* do that on a ballistic trajectory started by blowing Luna out of orbit, even with nuclear explosions.

I took that as a challenge, and ran a mental exercise to see if there was any way to make an acceptable premise for the show.

Here's what I came up with, and I hereby donate it freely to anyone who wants to use it.

To make it 'Space: 1999' and not just another generic space travel show, you need to have certain things:

1) You need to have Earth's moon, with a moon base, leave Earth and go traveling wildly out of the solar system
2) You need to have the characters be unable to return to Earth.
3) You need to have them visit extrasolar star systems and planets.
4) You need to have this happen within one human lifetime - no fair making it a generation ship.

I'm sure you've heard of the 'Alcubierre Warp Drive' hypothesis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubie​rre_drive).   Well, recently, I've seen a few articles talking about how to make sure you're travelling in the right direction on Alcubierre Drive.  The only one I can locate at the moment is in Popular Mechanics (https://www.popularmechanics.com/scie​nce/a32449240/nasa-warp-drive-space-ti​me/).  Shades of getting a Delorean up to 88 mph, apparently a NASA paper suggests that Alcubierre may need a "rolling start" to guarantee the travel direction.

So, my idea for a Space: 1999 reboot is this.

Imagine that we've gotten to the point where we're ready to experiment with a real Alcubierre Warp Drive.  Not being fools, the powers that be don't want to play around with something designed to warp spacetime here on Earth - it's where we keep all our stuff!

So the Warp Laboratory is set up on Lunar Farside, which is judged to be an acceptable margin of safety.  There's a self-sustaining base nearby to mine lunar regolith for Helium-3 to fuel fusion reactors, mine ice and other lunar resources, conduct astronomy, etc.  A prototype ship is built and is stationed in orbit.

Now, an Alcubierre field is going to require a shiat-ton of energy no matter how you slice it.  And they're working off of bleeding edge theory with little or no empirical data - it's difficult if not impossible to test at small scale, and they have no data (yet) for simulations.

The first time they engage the drive, for some bolonium reason, the warp field encompasses the entire Moon, and the Moon gets dragged off God knows where before the drive can be shut down.  Even worse, the thing steers worse than an early Model 40 TARDIS.  They can - maybe - make it go, and stop, but the relationship between where they think they're pointing it and which way it actually *goes* is purely random.  It needs more work, and more experimentation, and more data.

The characters would reengage the drive whenever they have something worked out that they think will get them home.  This moves them to the next planet or whatever is needed for story purposes.  Maybe one jump per season?

No nuclear explosions necessary, no covering many light years in normal space within a human lifetime, no handy black holes / wormholes needed for shortcuts.

This changes the dynamic of the stories somewhat.  Instead of being helpless pawns, our characters have some degree of *control* over their situation.  They always have the possibility of a happy ending and getting home - if *only* they can solve the puzzles they are presented with.  This is a trope that has been used many, many times - from Robinson Crusoe to Lost in Space to Sliders to Time Tunnel to Gilligan's Island to Stargate: Universe.  And I'm sure there are many more.

But my contention is that this premise is still recognizably 'Space: 1999' and repairs the worst of the flaws in the original show bible.  (*cough* Exploding Nuclear Waste Dumps *cough*)  I submit that in the hands of Joss Whedon or J. Michael Straczynski, this could be a successful show.

As Joel Robinson would say, 'What do you think, Sirs?'


Not bad until you realize life of earth would be destroyed on a ginormous scale. No point in coming back.
 
2021-01-04 3:36:53 PM  
1 vote:
I loved Space:1999 when I was a kid and still do today.

Season One was dramatic and unsettling and explored many fascinating themes.  It had pretty damn good special FX for its time, too.  It hasn't aged well in all aspects, but there's still much to be appreciated about it.

Season Two took most of what was good about Season One, threw it in a dumpster, pissed on it and then set it on fire.  Popular characters were gone without explanation, sets were changed due to budget constraints, the trippy and dramatic score was replaced with a score so 70's in tone that you could see its flared pants, and the thought-provoking stories were swapped for Saturday-afternoon kids' show fare.  Some of it was still fun to watch, but in that so-dumb-it's-entertaining way, at best.
 
2021-01-04 3:01:06 PM  
1 vote:

Stratohead: Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: I
I actually didn't like the BBC Hitchhiker's guide... Even though it was basically a faithful page to screen adaptation, some things are better on page than on screen. And HGTTG is one of them. The newer movie with Martin Freeman was entertaining though Adams did change a lot to make it more movie palatable.

not really possible ...since the radio play was one thing, the books were another, then the TV MiniSeries and the early 2000s film were 2 completely different things. HitchHikers Guide is deliberatly different in any media it is produced in. for most people which version they prefer normally depends on which they were exposed to first.
personally I think the Radio version is the funniest...followed by the Books, the first TV series...then the early 2000s film which looses a lot of points for 1) including Malcovich . period. (2) farking up Zaphods heads.


Hitchhiker's Guide has too many narrations and asides to translate to a movie or a TV show.

Then again

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2021-01-04 1:54:24 PM  
1 vote:

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: I
I actually didn't like the BBC Hitchhiker's guide... Even though it was basically a faithful page to screen adaptation, some things are better on page than on screen. And HGTTG is one of them. The newer movie with Martin Freeman was entertaining though Adams did change a lot to make it more movie palatable.


not really possible ...since the radio play was one thing, the books were another, then the TV MiniSeries and the early 2000s film were 2 completely different things. HitchHikers Guide is deliberatly different in any media it is produced in. for most people which version they prefer normally depends on which they were exposed to first.
personally I think the Radio version is the funniest...followed by the Books, the first TV series...then the early 2000s film which looses a lot of points for 1) including Malcovich . period. (2) farking up Zaphods heads.


Dollhouse could have been good...first couple of episodes were not well written and for a show that had as its premise , the core of the plot was people who could be programed to pretend to be anyone of any background or profession...casting Elisha Dushku was a huge mistake. nice lady...but EXTREMELY limited acting range.

the show only started to get "good" when they had on way WAY more talented actors on screen (Alan Tudyk for example).

TerraHawks might as well have been another Marimation Puppet show from the Andersons...they were all about the same quality.


The Prisoner had its head to far up its own ass.  it was the LOST of its day...only with a smaller budget.

and SPACE 1999 is really more notable for its effects/model work and the talent cast in the show...especially for the time period.
but the second season is almost an entirely different show on many levels.

"StarBlazers" really? not Space Battleship Yamato? and since when is this "under-rated"?
 
2021-01-04 11:25:40 AM  
1 vote:

SirEattonHogg: fluffy_pope: The Prisoner is sci-fi?

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A Still Tongue makes a Happy Life.
 
2021-01-04 10:25:11 AM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: 1. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981):  I remember watching this on PBS back in the 1980's.  I'm actually currently re-watching it on Amazon Prime.  It is *SO* farkin' British.  Like, if you put it in a wine press and squeezed it, you'd get a few pints of bitter balanced by wit drier than Weetabix

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9. Star Blazers (1979):  I used to watch this as a kid/younger teen.  It was OK, but honestly I liked some of the earlier anime better.  Plus, we now know that the scratches in the IJN Clamato ain't gonna buff out like that.


I don't care what the writers said.  For me, story will always be that Earth was in a goddamn rush to get a mission launched, and didn't have time to design a new hull from scratch.  (Their existing space cruisers were too small for a mission like this.)  So they grabbed the plans for the biggest hull they had blueprints for.

They slapped 'fake rust' over the exposed parts to pretend to any Gamilon observers that it was really the sunken WWII hulk, but this is revealed as a literal cover story when we see how easily the rust falls away revealing sharp, clean new metal when then they take off.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
 
2021-01-04 10:17:40 AM  
1 vote:

AppleOptionEsc: Ginnungagap42: Underrated sci-fi TV shows with a cult following you need to watch

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981)
The Prisoner (1967)
Dollhouse (2009)
The Tripods (1984)
Aeon Flux (1991)
V (1983)
Space 1999 (1975)
Terrahawks (1983)
Star Blazers (1979)
Firefly (2002)


TFA's author sounds young.

How old are you that stuff from the 70s is young?



Let's just say I watched all of those first run except The Prisoner. The Space 1999 episode "Dragon's Domain" scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid.

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/ Too old to rock and roll
// Too young to die
 
2021-01-04 9:49:14 AM  
1 vote:
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List fails without Mike/Joel/Jonah and the bots
 
2021-01-04 9:08:24 AM  
1 vote:
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981):  I remember watching this on PBS back in the 1980's.  I'm actually currently re-watching it on Amazon Prime.  It is *SO* farkin' British.  Like, if you put it in a wine press and squeezed it, you'd get a few pints of bitter balanced by wit drier than Weetabix

2. The Prisoner (1967): I love this show.   Again, something I originally watched on PBS back in the 1980's.  If I ever get the money to spend on frivolous transportation, I'm going to buy a Caterham and paint it to look like the Lotus 7 in that show.

3. Dollhouse (2009):  Haven't seen it.  

4. The Tripods (1984):  I remember reading the books in school and enjoying them.  I'll have to look for this one.

5. Aeon Flux (1991):  Haven't seen it.

6. V (1983):  Watched this back when it was on, and it was good, but some things made my eyes roll.   The whole "Teflon coated bullet" thing, and of course the whole parallel with Nazism.

7. Space 1999 (1975): Watched it when I was a kid, and I liked it, but honestly if you want an Anderson fix the series "UFO" is better.   In fact, the supermarionation series Anderson did, "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" is better.

8. Terrahawks (1983): Haven't seen it.

9. Star Blazers (1979):  I used to watch this as a kid/younger teen.  It was OK, but honestly I liked some of the earlier anime better.  Plus, we now know that the scratches in the IJN Clamato ain't gonna buff out like that.

10. Firefly (2002):  I didn't see this one for a *LONG* time.  I remember seeing the commercials for it, but I was usually busy doing something else when it aired, and it wasn't on long enough for me to want to see it.  Just another forgotten half-season show, like Quark or Szysznyk.   Then my father had me watch a couple episodes (he had the series on DVD).  I liked it.  So I watched it on Netflix, and had my wife get me the series on DVD.
 
2021-01-04 9:08:05 AM  
1 vote:
Aeon Flux was great. It was such a weird little show.  And I think I'm the only one in the world who really liked the Charlize Theron movie.
 
2021-01-04 8:57:32 AM  
1 vote:
tjassen: ...
Me too. I grew up on it. I "blame" Star Blazers for my love of animation in general and specifically anime.
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I feel similar about Yvonne Craig and my taste for redheads and bondage.

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2021-01-04 8:32:55 AM  
1 vote:
Dollhouse definitely was underrated, but I have friends who would find it triggering (not "upsetting", triggering).  They played with some really messed up themes. And Eliza Dushku and Dichen Lachman.

Space 1999 was way overrated (except the episode "Dragon's Domain" - Cthulhu in outer space, with 1970s mod costumes).  The premise is mildly cool, if utterly divorced from high school physics; the moon, and it's freedom and peace loving, groovy base go tripping through the universe meeting hippies and groovy places that seem to be inspired by Peter Max. But the execution is way too groovy and trying to be trippy and the characters are not developed well. Even Catherine Schell didn't make up for the lameness.
 
2021-01-04 8:23:56 AM  
1 vote:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Kassandry: Sliding Carp: [static.tvtropes.org image 350x242]

Did a dragonfly breed with the Event Horizon? What is that thing?

LEXX.  And your analysis is nearly spot-on.

Developed nearly beyond recognition out of a dragonfly, it is a huge starship capable of destroying planets.

Lexx (the show) was basically a less-well-done Farscape.


Lexx: what if Farscape, but both sexier and sillier?
 
2021-01-04 8:16:29 AM  
1 vote:
As a young lad I really liked 'Space 1999'. A while back I found the episodes online and tried to watch it but I just couldn't as it did not age well at all.
 
2021-01-04 7:29:16 AM  
1 vote:
Black Scorpion?  (2001 tv series)
 
2021-01-04 6:30:07 AM  
1 vote:

fluffy_pope: The Prisoner is sci-fi?


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2021-01-04 5:37:28 AM  
1 vote:
List fails without "Quark".
 
2021-01-04 4:32:00 AM  
1 vote:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Kassandry: Sliding Carp: [static.tvtropes.org image 350x242]

Did a dragonfly breed with the Event Horizon? What is that thing?

LEXX.  And your analysis is nearly spot-on.

Developed nearly beyond recognition out of a dragonfly, it is a huge starship capable of destroying planets.

Lexx (the show) was basically a less-well-done Farscape.


I always thought of it as the comedy version of farscape
 
2021-01-04 4:28:37 AM  
1 vote:
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981): I have the vaguest memory of having heard one of the radio show versions, but I don't remember if I ever saw the TV show.
2. The Prisoner (1967): Before my time, so I never saw it. I played the 1980 Apple II+ game based on the TV series, but at that time I didn't even know the TV series existed, so it was one of those surreal games where I never could figure out what the fark was going on. Kind of like watching Lost.
3. Dollhouse (2009) I had too much other TV to watch that year.
4. The Tripods (1984) I loved the books! I never had any idea there was a TV series until now.
5. Aeon Flux (1991) Every now and then, I would tune into MTV in the middle of an episode, which was maddening because in 1991, there was no way to rewind or get full episodes or seasons of it (I did not have control of a VCR), so I would get fragments of a cartoon that was soooooo cool but inscrutably incomplete. Eventually in the 2010s I finally did experience the luxury of downloading the entire series and watching them from start to finish (I totally recommend it), and consulting Wikipedia's List of Aeon Flux episodes for explanations of what I still didn't understand from watching it.
6. V (1983) Diana eating the rat is an unforgettable meme for the ages. The entire show was the worst drek that science fiction TV has ever had to offer but we liked it anyway because that was pretty good TV for the 1980s, and what do you know? We still have nutters who believe in LIZARD PEOPLE.
7. Space 1999 (1975): Never watched this. Was in an area of the US that did not air it.
8. Terrahawks (1983): Huh? I never heard of this. It looks ghastly.
9. Star Blazers (1979): I watched a lot of TV cartoons on Saturday mornings but I don't think I ever saw one of these.
10. Firefly (2002): I'm certainly aware that it's considered one of the best TV shows ever, but I've never felt like getting around to watching something so cruelly cancelled.
 
2021-01-04 3:55:28 AM  
1 vote:
Spare a tear for the sci fi series we didn't get

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It would have been glorious
 
2021-01-04 3:05:06 AM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Ginnungagap42: Underrated sci-fi TV shows with a cult following you need to watch

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981)
The Prisoner (1967)
Dollhouse (2009)
The Tripods (1984)
Aeon Flux (1991)
V (1983)
Space 1999 (1975)
Terrahawks (1983)
Star Blazers (1979)
Firefly (2002)


TFA's author sounds young.

...right?

ineeda42: Farscape?  Babylon 5?  Or maybe Blake's 7?

I like pointing folks at the weirder series, the ones that didn't quite make it, like The Phoenix, Automan, Exo-Man, and M.A.N.T.I.S., just for fun.


Exo-Man and M.A.N.T.I.S. should have had good runs.  They had potential.

Whoever greenlit Automan should have been shot.

Hey, anybody remember 'Misfits of Science'?
 
2021-01-04 2:59:15 AM  
1 vote:

AppleOptionEsc: Ginnungagap42: Underrated sci-fi TV shows with a cult following you need to watch

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981)
The Prisoner (1967)
Dollhouse (2009)
The Tripods (1984)
Aeon Flux (1991)
V (1983)
Space 1999 (1975)
Terrahawks (1983)
Star Blazers (1979)
Firefly (2002)


TFA's author sounds young.

How old are you that stuff from the 70s is young?


I dunno about him, but for me, stuff from the 60s is young.

But then, I remember 'I Like Ike' campaign buttons...
 
2021-01-04 2:52:16 AM  
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FormlessOne: Kassandry: Sliding Carp: [static.tvtropes.org image 350x242]

Did a dragonfly breed with the Event Horizon? What is that thing?

The LEXX. Seriously, if you're unfamiliar, take the time. Properly weird, that series, but fun as hell.


And the complete run is on youtube if you look.

Personally, I think the first season (4 2-hour) gets pretty tedious;  if you agree, just skip ahead.  You won't have any problem at all picking up the plot.  You do gain by going in sequence though.

/I'm one of the few who think that season 4 is pure brilliance
 
2021-01-04 2:21:25 AM  
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Star Blazers is a great choice but no love for Battle of the Planets?

/LOVED Star Blazers
//Hurry, Star Blazers! You have only 249 days to save the Earth!
///3 slashies for number of startups to get to Mars
 
2021-01-04 2:08:54 AM  
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FormlessOne: germ78: List is missing Red Dwarf.

The kids wouldn't find it fun any more. Mr. Flibble is very cross.


I loved the new episode that came out last year.. even if everyone looked so very old now.  They met a warfleet of cat people.
 
2021-01-04 1:42:09 AM  
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The Prisoner tries so hard to have dramatic personal interactions and unexpected plot, then resolves almost every episode with a climactic fistfight.

/I always thought that the small demographics of the melodrama-puzzle-pugilism set was why the show didn't last
//You know what's underrated? The 10th season of Stargate SG-1, when it became Farscandromeda.  I know the fans felt betrayed, but it had a couple episodes that were high quality edge-seaters.
///There must be 3, this is the rule
 
2021-01-04 1:10:14 AM  
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2021-01-03 10:56:37 PM  
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Hey guys!

I have V and Amerika on VHS! Wanna come over and binge watch with me?

I have to take a pass on Space 1999 and the Prisoner. They both have levels of drama that are way way below my threshold. I have a hard time watching a complete Prisoner episode without dozing off. And Space 1999 was always a writer's nightmare. Didn't they fall into Monster of the Week by about the fifth episode?

Sigh.... I guess I understand the lack of love for LOST IN SPACE, LAND OF THE GIANTS, and VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, but those were some fun SF shows. Each had one or two classic episodes... haha... and that is about it.

Hey.. But Wild Wild West. That is SF, right?
 
2021-01-03 10:44:17 PM  
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List is missing Red Dwarf.
 
2021-01-03 9:37:35 PM  
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The Prisoner is sci-fi?
 
2021-01-03 9:32:28 PM  
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TheMaskedArmadillo: Ginnungagap42: Underrated sci-fi TV shows with a cult following you need to watch

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1981)
The Prisoner (1967)
Dollhouse (2009)
The Tripods (1984)
Aeon Flux (1991)
V (1983)
Space 1999 (1975)
Terrahawks (1983)
Star Blazers (1979)
Firefly (2002)


TFA's author sounds young.

Agreed - the only one I haven't seen more than once is Tripod. Didn't get much Brit TV here in Texas until recently


Same here, although I have now seen it on YouTube. I did read the books when I was a kid (and the books were fairly new).
 
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