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04-28-2001, 04:28 PM
Sorry about the last one... I can only put up 10 entries, so I'll try to put up a better list now...
Here's a few...
Batman (all incarnations)
Gene Roddenberry (Andromeda, Earth: Final Conflict, etc.)
Irwin Allen (Lost in Space, Voyage, Land of the Giants, Time Tunnel)
Outer Limits / Twilight Zone
Secret Agent Man
Star Trek (all incarnations)
Superman (all incarnations)
Wild Wild West
Yes, I have too much free time right now...
04-28-2001, 06:54 PM
You forgot STAR WARS (best SF movies) and DUNE (best SF books), unless you are only talking about TV shows.
I voted for Star Trek, although Babylon 5 is a very, very close second.
04-28-2001, 09:42 PM
Im also big fan of sci-fi..I enjoy most of the shows on the list.
04-28-2001, 09:59 PM
I'll pick X-Files and Millennium, because Chris Carter is a great writer/producer, and (insert shameless self-promotion here)...because I had small roles in both of them. BTW, among the shows you have mentioned ...
at least nine are, or have been filmed in Vancouver.
God Bless Free Trade, tax breaks for runaway American productions, and a crappy Canadian dollar!!!!
04-28-2001, 11:13 PM
Wow this was really tough,
Had to choose between Star Trek, X-files, and Dark Angel/Buffy (in other words good looking chicks vs strong Sci Fi with great writing.)
Quantum Leap could have easily gotten a vote as well.
I assume this was meant to be a TV Sci Fi poll only since Star Wars movies, Close Encounters and many other great movies were not amongst choices.
04-29-2001, 12:39 AM
I don't think the list can be complete without adding...
"who wants to live forever... "
04-29-2001, 02:03 AM
Highlander...I loved both the movies and the series that ran on USA network...It was one of the few "alternative" shows that actually had decent writing, well plotted storylines, and fresh ideas. I liked it, and if the box sets weren't like $145 a piece, I'd probably buy them...
04-29-2001, 02:45 PM
Canada - I read your reply a few months ago regarding Millenium. I would actually recognize your face. I have all releases on videocassette and have the first three seasons of the XFiles on DVD.
Are you planning on doing any work with The Lone Gunmen? I honestly believe if Carter had kept control of Millenium instead of handing it off to Ken Horton we would have had a season or more to it.
04-30-2001, 09:58 AM
Babylon 5 -
I really enjoyed the first series. It had it all. Good writing acting plot you name it. It unlike most of the rest, it had a beginning middle and ending all mapped out from the start. In addition to that, they made a good effort to use valid scientific principals in the small things such as the way their fighters were launched. Unfortunately the first series is probably 150+ shows long so you canít very well just go rent it.
I enjoyed most of the rest of the shows mentioned also. In the Star Trek line of shows I think Voyager is going to wrap things up this month. Should be entertaining.
Anyone else watch "Lost in Space" as a kid?
04-30-2001, 02:43 PM
Anyone familiar with sci-fi (books, especially) should know what I'm voting for (:)), but I'll say it anyway:
Dune ... the books, and the movie.
My favorite TV series is the underappreciated Earth: Final Conflict.
04-30-2001, 02:52 PM
Anyone else remember that old cheesy series "V", THAT came out, oh, probably early to mid 80's? I loved that stuff as a kid, and i'M AMAZED that it got a fairly prime time slot as a mini-series...
A full series came out later, and the ships were strikingly similar to those in Independance Day....Hmmmmmmmmmmm.................
04-30-2001, 05:01 PM
By far the best original Sci-Fi I've ever seen was the "Tales from a Parallel Universe (Lexx)" mini-series produced for Showtime Entertainment, starring Eva Haberman.
And no, I'm not talking about the cheesy Sci-Fi series "Lexx", I'm talking about the mini-series that inspired it...
Mile High Mania
04-30-2001, 05:04 PM
Damn... you kids scare me.
04-30-2001, 05:10 PM
I agree about Earth: Final Conflict. They took several episodes to get going, but it was worth the patience.
The main problem for me was the local station kept moving the time slot so I would end up missing several episodes. That made it too hard to fully appreciate the story. So I dropped it and will wait to catch it sometime when it's more consistently available.
04-30-2001, 05:27 PM
I remember 'V'. It was actually a 2-part mini-series that aired in '83. The TV series aired in '84. A second 3-part mini-series called 'V: The Final Battle' that also aired in '84.
Here's a link.
I always thought 'Alien Nation' was the TV series that picked up where 'V' left off. In retrospect, it couldn't be, but you'd think I would have realized it before now!
04-30-2001, 07:24 PM
I've alway liked the Star Trek series. ...and I still say that Seven on Voyager is hot. A Borg in high heels... what a hoot.
I watched Lost in Space as a kid.. it seems pretty campy now.
I remember seeing the Twilight Zone episode with Shatner in the plane and the Gremlin-monkey on the wing when I was in the first grade. That show scared the bejezus out of me.
04-30-2001, 11:10 PM
Wolfman...sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner.
I can't remember the name of the Millennium episode I was in...but it was near the end of the series. I was playing a guy who gets decapitated by a woman in a mental institution. The X-Files episode I do remember...
it was called "Leonard Betts", which, ironically, also dealt with a headless guy. He nourished himself by feeding on other people's cancer. That's the episode Scully found out she had cancer. If memory serves me correctly, it aired right after the '97 Superbowl.
BTW...my favorite sci-fi of all time was actually the inspiration for "The X-Files". Darrin McGavin in "Kolchak, The Night Stalker". That short-lived series freaked me out as a kid...but I LOVED it!!!!
04-30-2001, 11:13 PM
I WAS Like 8 or 9 when that "v" series came out, and on one episode there was this gal who had some alien/human hybrid baby, and it came out looking all green and nasty. But young brad didn't see the normal baby come out first.
Brad's parents had a good ol' time convincing Brad that all babies didn't come out looking green and slimy and lizard-like...
04-30-2001, 11:46 PM
Canada - The Millenium Episode was "Darwin's Eye". Cassie Doyle was a repeat character with ties to the Dark Side. It was the last season. You were an orderly that got a little frisky. She liked cutting the heads off of her victims.
As I stated, it was one of the best series I ever watched. The last season was lame, unfortunately.
Again, are you planning on doing any work on the Lone Gunmen Series with Carter?
04-30-2001, 11:53 PM
Wolfman...I'd love to do some work on "The Lone Gunmen"...but I haven't been cast in an episode yet.
I'm hoping next season. But I did meet that dark-haired actress from the series when I went for an audition for something else. WHAT A BABE! BTW, Tom Braidwood,
the "little" Lone Gunman...was the 1st associate director
on "21 Jump Street"...my first acting gig ever. We still laugh about it. I never knew he wanted to be an actor,
but he's quite good.
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