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  • Quantum Leap

    4 5.33%
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  • 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%
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    22 29.33%
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Its first two seasons were ALL shark.
    Yeah, but eventually it grew the beard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yeah, but eventually it grew the beard.
    It got better, but I've always disagreed with that trope name, because the second season was arguably worse than the first. True, they got rid of Yar, who was a horrible character, but they also ditched Crusher and replaced her with Pulaski, who was worse than Yar.

    If they're going to name this kind of thing after a TNG thing, it should be "changed out of pajamas," because it was the third season when it started improving, and notable was getting rid of the terrible pajama uniforms, which vastly improved the overall look of the show.

    EDIT: Or perhaps it should be called "Retired the Roddenberry," because every incarnation of Star Trek he was involved in -- TOS, the movies, TNG -- got markedly better when he didn't have control of it.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It got better, but I've always disagreed with that trope name, because the second season was arguably worse than the first. True, they got rid of Yar, who was a horrible character, but they also ditched Crusher and replaced her with Pulaski, who was worse than Yar.
    It wasn't the fault of the producers or the writers that Pulaski replaced Crusher, if I remember correctly. I believe that Gates McFadden didn't like that she was getting so little screen time, so asked for that season off to look for other opportunities. She didn't get them, apparently, and came back the next season.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Star Trek. Though it was short-lived, and often unintentionally hilarious, I struggle to think of a single science fiction series that has inspired so many.
    Same should go with The Twilight Zone.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It wasn't the fault of the producers or the writers that Pulaski replaced Crusher, if I remember correctly. I believe that Gates McFadden didn't like that she was getting so little screen time, so asked for that season off to look for other opportunities. She didn't get them, apparently, and came back the next season.

    Well, they created Pulaski, so it was an unforced error. But "fault" doesn't matter; it was what it was.
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The Twilight Zone was neither cheesy nor short-lived. All sci-fi TV owes its existence to that show.
    Yes, but at a close second was "The Outer Limits". It was way ahead of its time, and just the lead-in credits rivaled the Wicked Witch of the West for being able to make a little kid pee all over himself. The way they rotated in guest stars, similar to The Twilight Zone, was spectacular. For those Trekkies here, did you ever watch the couple of episode of TTZ that Shatner starred in ? Well before Star Trek ? Gremlins (on the wing) was great !

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    Yes, but at a close second was "The Outer Limits". It was way ahead of its time, and just the lead-in credits rivaled the Wicked Witch of the West for being able to make a little kid pee all over himself. The way they rotated in guest stars, similar to The Twilight Zone, was spectacular. For those Trekkies here, did you ever watch the couple of episode of TTZ that Shatner starred in ? Well before Star Trek ? Gremlins (on the wing) was great !
    Yeah, I think I have to agree now. The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits both proved that science fiction, which at that time wasn't very well regarded, was viable on television and made it possible for all other sci-fi shows to be aired on TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bok_Tukalo View Post
    Red Dwarf

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    Deep Space 9, My Favorite Martian
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    Re: #1 Science Fiction television series ever is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Taboon View Post
    Firefly, hands down! Nothing else even comes close in my mind. Alas, it didn't last long.
    I have it all on DVD...awesome stuff.

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