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The absolute best Science Fiction ever to grace the small screen

Rated 4 points - posted 9 years ago by pxc0 in category Television.
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The X-Files Report Abuse
2420 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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Yes, it lasted four seasons too long and the recent movies have taken away some of the franchise's luster but at its peak this was the perfect blend of law enforcement procedural, supernatural thriller and science fiction mystery.
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The Outer Limits Report Abuse
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Star Trek: The Next Generation Report Abuse
617 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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It might not have the cultural cache of its predecessor, but for engaging stories, brilliant acting and well written dialogue The Next Generation surpasses the original in nearly every regard.
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Star Trek: Voyager Report Abuse
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Star Trek (Original Series) Report Abuse
535 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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too bad no one watched it when it originally aired.... its like assuming stairway to heaven is the greatest song ever written, because its old. DUMB DUMB DUMB. the next generation was better and more popular.
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Easily the most famous on the list and one of the most iconic TV shows in human history in an genre. A MUST for Sci-Fi fans
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Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Report Abuse
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The Prisoner Report Abuse
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Earth 2 Report Abuse
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Babylon 5 Report Abuse
425 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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JMS never got the treatment he deserved for this epic series. A shame the 5th season went to waste, but considering the circumstances, he did the best he could. Ivanova, G'kar, Garibaldi and Londo will always be dearly remembered!
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Almost criminally underrated, Babylon 5 changed the way people think of science fiction on TV with its three dimensional, well rounded characters and complex story arcs that span multiple seasons.
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Battlestar Galactica Report Abuse
420 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 2 comments
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If we're talking about the new series, I agree. It was a refreshing breath of fresh air to the Sci-fi world. I miss it....
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Most laughed when word of this reboot of the 70s camp classic got out, but one one's laughing now as the new BSG has proven to be the most consistently well written and complex show on Television. One of the greatest political allegories ever created in the genre.
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Doctor Who Report Abuse
414 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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luve it
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Star Trek: Enterprise Report Abuse
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V Report Abuse
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The Twilight Zone Report Abuse
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Torchwood Report Abuse
The first season was very entertaining but then the persistent sexuality became a bore as the series wore on. Sorry I'm not interested in sci-fi soap operas thank you very much. But the female dark-haired lass is a saving grace. She's a fine British actress. If you've seen her play Maggie in Dicken's Little Dorrit series, you'll realize how diverse she really is.
27 points - added 9 years ago by Giedion - 1 comment
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it is great show!!!
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Farscape Report Abuse
24 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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A pure delight with a stellar Australian cast - made Ben stand out like an odd caricature, but we still loved him all the same ;)
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Charlie Jade Report Abuse
This series was a nice surprise. Admittedly very dark and the back-drop reminds me of Blade Runner's epic cityscape. This series is very much about style, atmosphere and storyline. And a complex one at that. Many intricate threads weaving together made for a satisfying series all around. If there was one drawback, it took me a while to warm up to the characters. Although they were all brilliant actors, they lacked the energy and spunk found in BG or Farscape because the focus here was on the plot, not character development. Despite this, I think it deserves some attention because it was no doubt a labour of love in the way it's artistically portrayed.
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The 4400 Report Abuse
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Roswell Report Abuse
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Lost in Space Report Abuse
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Mystery Science Theater 3000 Report Abuse
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Invasion Report Abuse
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Dark Angel Report Abuse
Mildly entertaining, and the story held some promise although I could never quite take Jessica Alba all too seriously in this effort. A pretty girl with a mean attitude. Where have we heard this before??
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Lost Report Abuse
-25 points - added 9 years ago by pxc0 - 1 comment
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This one has been steadily growing in intensity as the seasons wear on.. let's hope the mystery continues to some ultimate dramatic conclusion that has some relevant purpose behind it all.
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