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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Series
« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2005, 12:33:00 am »

Firefly, hands-down!  Too bad only one season of it got produced.   Cry Cry Cry

After that, Babylon 5 and Battlestar Galactica (both incarnations) probably.
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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2005, 05:22:45 pm »

I enjoy Earth: Final Conflict a lot. The plot has more subtlety, intrigue and continuity than most sci-fi series. It is also slightly harder science fiction than most TV sci-fi.

Farscape has its good parts, but some episodes are just plain silly (although usually in a self-consistent and cool way).

Firefly was cancelled just as it was starting to get interesting. Turning the train robbery episode into the pilot episode and showing the real pilot last also made the series unnecessarily confusing.
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Re: Favorite Sci-Fi Series
« Reply #32 on: June 27, 2005, 05:07:21 am »

How could I have forgotten Babylon 5? Now to atone this I shall go and perform an imaginary ritual suicide on my imaginary shelf.

Given the fair number of science fiction TV series we have these days, why is cyberpunk almost nonexistent? That could certainly be used to a good effect. The closest thing I've seen is Total Recall 2070, another excellent show which sadly only lasted for half a season. Maybe I'll go seek solace in Ghost in the Shell series.
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« Reply #33 on: June 27, 2005, 11:31:32 am »

I always liked star trek. When I was young I saw some episodes from the next generation and even the original series with Kirk! Mind you, that was in the nineties so Kirk's episodes weren't exactly up to date with their special effects, but I simply loved it! Cheesy Kirk had this nice attitude of ,,any enemie to the federation will get a phaserblast in his face and if that isn't enough, we'll keep firing till theý get the message!"
While Picard was the eternal diplomat working for galactic peace. Deep space nine sounded a lot less interesting to me (what, they are just going to sit there for the rest of their lives?!!) and it got canceled in my part of the world pretty quik, so I've missed the whole Dominion war thing that sounds pretty cool. Cry  The ones I didn't like where Voyager and this Enterprise thing. Voyager was constantly the same, they meet a bunch of aliens and at the end of the episode, they somehow wind at least 10.000 lightyears closer to home. It's amazing how long it took them to get even to the edge of the federation with all those big jumps. And the borg were just plain wimps! compare that to the movie First Contact were a single Borg cube managed to beat up an entire fleet which also included warships whil it made its way to earth. And Enterprise, I just didn't understand it. That whole thing with these xindi who blew up part of earth. And where the hell did they get this hot rod that makes Kirk's old ship look like a model T ford?!! But apart from those two series, I always liked star trek.
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« Reply #34 on: June 29, 2005, 09:18:29 am »

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Let's see... sci fi series... how about Clone High?  Does that count?  I mean, the whole cloning-famous-dead-people-from-their-skeletons is pretty sci-fi to me.  And Butlertron?  ...or whatever his name was...?  Come on.  Totally Science Fiction at its best.
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« Reply #35 on: June 29, 2005, 10:01:28 am »

Heh, that show had a cool theme song.

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« Reply #36 on: June 29, 2005, 02:06:35 pm »

JMS stands for J. Michael Straczynski
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« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2005, 10:30:04 am »

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john??? james?? B5.
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« Reply #38 on: July 07, 2005, 05:33:26 am »

Joseph.  Come on guys it took me five seconds to go to wikipedia and dig up the article.  And I don't even like B5 Grin
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« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2005, 06:52:44 pm »

B5 is the best series, hands down, ever.

Btw, B5 was one of the forrunners of CGI, as in, they invented some shit that made CGI possible as it is today. Pretty revolutionary. Also, they are the only TV series (except the Prisoner) which had a story arc with a definitive beginning, middle and end, which is why it stopped in its 5th season, when ratings were highest.

The CGI was perfectly fine for the time.

The scripts were fantastic, the acting was never cheesy, and personally, I think that B5 had the only good spaceship fights to date, where the impacts on damage actually looked realistic. By comparison, I consider Andromeda the worst.

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« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2005, 02:50:07 am »

I think the B5's CG sucked when compared to that of mid to late Star Trek TNG's, which ran about the same time.
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« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2005, 07:42:18 am »

TNG had roughly (literally) 5 times the budget of B5. And they STILL went over, whereas B5 is something like the only Sci-Fi series to never once go over budget =p
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« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2005, 03:22:49 pm »

More than that, B5 is a totally cheesy show in just every respect, and I don't mean that in a good way.  The acting and dialogue are some of the worst I've ever seen.  Yeah, yeah, I know it has some grand plot running over the entire show, but it appears to be utterly soulless.  It is pretty clear that whoever is responsible for the writing in the show is poorly socialized and poorly educated (or at least doesn't let any education transfer to the writing).  I have trouble seeing how any 'grand plot' resulting from the same ilk being worth my time.

How many episodes have you seen for saying this?
true, even that it's my favourite, there were some cheesy dialogues, but just like every other american  show. It's something you get used to. for example something cheesy that happened at least 20 times in the show. 'walking out of tthe door'  sinclair:"Oh and michael".... few moments of dramatic waiting. sinclair:"Thank you." that's very annoying but you get used to it.

as for the graphics, season 1 was shit graphics, but there was a major improvment in season 2 not to mention season 3 and 4.
see "Interludes and Examinations" or "Into the fire"  for example. very impressive battle graphics
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« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2005, 04:21:52 pm »

Quantum Leap....

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I like Star Trek TOS
the original Twilight Zone
Stargate SG-1
Stargate Atlantis
i used to watch tremors the series, but for some reason i never see it on anymore.
and a couple others i cant remember the names.
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« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2005, 07:28:16 pm »

"there were some cheesy dialogues, but just like every other american show."

What? That's outrageous! Our shows aren't cheesy, they're just. . .um. . .uh. . .dramtic, or something. But hey, who on this planet churns out non-cheesy television, non-stop?
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