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  • Quantum Leap

    4 5.33%
  • V

    0 0%
  • Dr. Who

    10 13.33%
  • Star Trek: Next Generation

    10 13.33%
  • Star Trek: Original Series

    15 20.00%
  • Babylon 5

    7 9.33%
  • The X-Files

    8 10.67%
  • Battlestar Galactica (New Version)

    10 13.33%
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    3 4.00%
  • Other (Write in)

    22 29.33%
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    ... But at least it wasn't abysmally dark and disgusting like the new one. There wasn't a single character in the new Galactica that I cared whether they lived or died and by the end of the first season, I just wanted everyone, the Galactica and the Cylons to fly into a black hole and die. It was yet another show where there was no light whatsoever, no hope at the end of the tunnel and lacking that contrast, all the darkness means nothing.
    You have a point. I enjoyed the new BSG, but there were times I shook my head at some of the personal drama and the darkness of the characters. It is one thing to have "heroes with feet of clay", it is another thing to dredge up all the ugliness in their past, and all the worst aspects of their current character, until the viewer begins to lose most of his sympathy for any of them.

    Adama was the character I cared about most to the end, but he had been revealed as a crappy father, and made some very bad decisions through the series.
    Lee Adama was a whiny spoiled beeyotch who needed to be shot in the head.
    Kara Thrace was a hateful slut with no concept of military discipline or basic decency.
    By the end, almost every character had lied, cheated, betrayed, abused someone, and/or done something colossally stupid and selfish.

    It had that in common with Deadwood.

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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I think so too. Yes, the old one was unabashedly campy, it was supposed to be. Ignoring Galactica 1980, which everyone should do except for the excellent last episode, the original Battlestar Galactica was just a lot of fun. Was it cheesy? Sure. But at least it wasn't abysmally dark and disgusting like the new one. There wasn't a single character in the new Galactica that I cared whether they lived or died and by the end of the first season, I just wanted everyone, the Galactica and the Cylons to fly into a black hole and die. It was yet another show where there was no light whatsoever, no hope at the end of the tunnel and lacking that contrast, all the darkness means nothing.

    Besides, the ending has got to be the most idiotic in the history of television.
    I never saw the ending. The New Galactica was too much like a soap opera for my taste though. The old show had a huge amount of heart in it and it was just a fun time watching it too. The Cylons looked cooler in the old one too. Plus I really DID care about the characters. In the new BG I didnt care about the characters much and it just seemed to serious for its own good. Im MUCH more impressed with the new Doctor Who. They keep it campy but they also made the characters 3 dimensional too.
    Then Matt Smith and Moffett took over and it went downhill last season. But thats a story unto itself.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Wow, I've probably seen every episode of Quantum Leap at least twice. When I was a kid it was on right after I got home from school so I'd watch it every day. I've recently rediscovered TNG, which I used to watch as a kid a lot too. The X-Files is classic until it started turning into a ****ing soap opera. That was absolutely terrible. And now of course that is what every show on TV is like.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    I cant believe tos is beating tng by 2 votes. TNG is one of the greater accomplishments of the 20th century.

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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Dr. Who

    No offense but I have always thought Star Trek sucks ass

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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Star Trek was the most influential. Buffy the Vampire slayer was the best written and best acted with many layers.


    V had the best line ever (Michael Ironside just blew up a bunch of lizards and looks at a dead V and says

    Damn waste of Fine Luggage)
    Buffy is not Sci-Fi!

    And Dr Who had the best lines ever. Don't make me start to quote.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Buffy is not Sci-Fi!

    And Dr Who had the best lines ever. Don't make me start to quote.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Buffy isn't sci fi.

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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    In response to the critiques of the new BSG... I like the remake because the characters are real. They are people with flaws. They aren't perfect heroes like we would see in other series. Also, given the scenario, it makes more sense for it to be dark than chivalrous and comedic.

    I know viewers and movie-goers are used to seeing perfect people on screen, but I was happy the re-envisioned BSG didn't go that route. It took characters who were the least likely candidates to be the saviours of humanity and went really deep with their psyches. I agree that it was too intense at times but television lacks that kind of honesty which was why I enjoyed it a lot. It had layers and wasn't one dimensional script writing.

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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy. You might call it a spoof, but there are more Sci-Fi ideas in it than in the entire Battlestar Galactica oeuvre.
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