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Which science fiction show is the best to ever grace television?
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Apr 16, 2007, 03:43 PM
 
The Star Trek poll inspired me to put one up myself:

Which science fiction show is the best to ever grace television?
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:00 PM
 
I was never particularly impressed with firefy. From the horrendous theme music to the horrible dialog, the show sucked all around.

Edit: but that's just my opinion
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:02 PM
 
Never heard of it, but I liked the second option better. So there.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:03 PM
 
I'm going to say Kyle XY

i don't know if a new season is going to be made, or is being made. God I loved that show. Thank you iTunes!

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Apr 16, 2007, 04:06 PM
 
Firefly was excellent. It's ashame it left.

As far as all time, it's hard to know if what I saw as a kid was really as good as I thought it was then. I thought Space 1999 was way cool.
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:17 PM
 
The movie sucked and this is a bit of a ********* poll.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:18 PM
 
there was a firefly movie? wasn't it dragonfly?
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:19 PM
 
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:20 PM
 
Lexx.
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
The movie sucked
I think a lot of people would have appreciated the movie more if they were familiar with the TV show. I watched the movie at the theater and dozed a bit. Then, I watched the TV episodes on DVD, and saw the movie a second time. I liked it much better the second time.
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Lexx.
OMG I totally agree. LEXX was awesome, and Canadian

Other best sci-fi: STOS, Bab5, and uh, I guess the X-files (the early years )
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:26 PM
 
Farscape was good too.
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
Farscape was good too.
I can't agree. I tried to watch, and it just seemed sooo hokey. But, just my opinion.
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:31 PM
 
( Last edited by mdc; Apr 16, 2007 at 04:50 PM. Reason: The other image was a bit big)
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:39 PM
 
Space: 1999
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 04:52 PM
 
if we're talking cartoons then yeah, furturama

if live shows, then I still vote for kyle xy
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 05:12 PM
 


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I could take Sean Connery in a fight... I could definitely take him.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 05:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc View Post
For me, that's a tie with Battlestar Galactica (that is, unless they screw the pooch on Seasons 4&5)
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 05:22 PM
 
Straight up Sci-Fi: Firefly or BSG.

Comedy Sci-Fi: Futurama or Red Dwarf (the first few series more than the later ones).

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Apr 16, 2007, 05:23 PM
 
Also possibly the Tripods!



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Apr 16, 2007, 05:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Lexx.
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Apr 16, 2007, 07:02 PM
 
Twilight Zone. Easy.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 07:40 PM
 
FUTURAMA!


This was going to be my post too - how long until the new episodes??
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 07:50 PM
 
I heard the first direct to DVD movie is coming out at the end of the year, and then early 2008 it will be split up into 3 or 4 episodes and then aired on TV (like they did with the Family Guy movie).
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 07:51 PM
 
I think it was called "something Leap" with whatshisname in it.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 08:00 PM
 
Best poll ever.

I watched Shindig this afternoon, in fact.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 08:06 PM
 
I smell Star Trek penis envy.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 08:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
Also possibly the Tripods!



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They made a tv series about that series?
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Apr 16, 2007, 08:22 PM
 
Originally Posted by goMac View Post
They made a tv series about that series?
It is late. Almost half past 2 in the AM. I have no idea why your question makes no sense to me, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

But I do know they're making a movie based on the series/books. Out in 2009.

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Apr 16, 2007, 08:34 PM
 
Battlestar Gallactica, the new series. F-ing awesome.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 10:02 PM
 
Without any doubt it must be

THE X-FILES

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Originally Posted by Atomic Rooster View Post
I think it was called "something Leap" with whatshisname in it.
Quantum Leap....and the correct answer is still X-Files.
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Apr 16, 2007, 10:13 PM
 
I voted for Firefly.
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Apr 16, 2007, 11:33 PM
 
I liked the first few seasons of Xfiles. Then it just turned into some stupid show with interlocking conspiracies about smoking man that nobody followed.
     
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Apr 16, 2007, 11:39 PM
 
I agree with Rob. X-Files was awesome for the first 3 seasons. After that, it was a chore to watch. The series finale was just horrible.

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Apr 16, 2007, 11:43 PM
 
My Trifecta-of-Awesome is; Babylon 5, Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica.
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Apr 17, 2007, 12:30 AM
 
What's the deal here? There's only 2 options, and they're both Firefly. Farscape is the best ever.
     
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Apr 17, 2007, 12:40 AM
 
I liked farscape although it was very hard to get into, the movie helped alot.

Firefly never did it for me for whatever reason. Maybe the cowboys in space theme was just too ridiculous (along with the dialog, gets old fast). I loved the movie though so maybe I should go back and watch them all.

I'm going to have to throw Clone Wars into the ring.
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Originally Posted by macgeek2005 View Post
What's the deal here? There's only 2 options, and they're both Firefly. Farscape is the best ever.
Maybe you should make a poll on the best movie ever to grace movie screens. Babel or My Secret Garden.
     
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Apr 17, 2007, 12:44 AM
 
The Twilight Zone is the only answer I can come up with.
     
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Apr 17, 2007, 12:53 AM
 
I voted for option B, but I didn't think there'd be quite a differential:



Anybody else seeing this?

But yeah, Firefly was awesome. The new BSG is my current favourite.
     
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Apr 17, 2007, 02:44 AM
 
Red Dwarf and Firefly.
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Apr 17, 2007, 02:59 AM
 
I have trouble comparing Firefly to other sci-fi. It's really not the same genre except in that they had a ship capable of moving through a vacuum.

Incidentally, thanks to everyone for reminding me of Lexx. That show was hilarious.
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Apr 17, 2007, 03:01 AM
 
i've never actually heard of Lexx until this show. I take it it's worth trying?
     
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Apr 17, 2007, 03:24 AM
 
Firefly, BSG, Dr. Who (the new series), ST TNG

Favorites I can thin of now. I'm told I would have liked Babylon 5 and Farscape, but I never saw them.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock View Post
i've never actually heard of Lexx until this show. I take it it's worth trying?


     
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Originally Posted by Railroader View Post
Maybe you should make a poll on the best movie ever to grace movie screens. Babel or My Secret Garden.

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Originally Posted by TETENAL View Post
Space: 1999

Damn straight. Years and years ahead of its time. Superior television, just like The Forbidden Planet was years and years ahead of its time. Superior cinema.
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock View Post
i've never actually heard of Lexx until this show. I take it it's worth trying?
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