My three favorites are, in order:
Something I really enjoyed about these three is that each episode follows and builds on the previous episodes. Some series like "Star Trek" do not always do that... excepting the development of personal relationships.
What are your three favorites? I watched all three of the above on Netflix. If you know your favorites are on Netflix, please mention this!
1. Dr. Who - any doctor
3. Red Dwarf - 'what can I say? I's funny fantasy.
1. Dr Who
2. The Outer Limits (do not adjust your set)
3. The Twilight Zone
Firefly, Firefly and Firefly.
Seriously, nothing trumps Firefly. Dr. Who is okay-- I started watching that recently, but after his companion changed, I really didn't like the new one, so I stopped watching (for now anyway).
Hahahaha! I agree Shanna, and surely there's no better character than Jayne Cobb - the hero of Canton
Isn't it spelled, "Jane"? Ha ha! So this is what it feels like to go crazy...
Hahaha "Don't I look cunnin'?"
My roommate first introduced me to Firefly, and when we watched that episode with his cunnin' hat, she pulled out an exact replica of the hat she she'd knitted herself. It was amazing! Jayne is definitely my most favorite character. Although River had her funny moments too.
You guys rock! I thought I was the only one who remembered Firefly - for a TV show this was amazingly well put together. great writing, characters (including Jayne!) and acting. The sets and costumes were amazing too - Fabulous (credible) designs rather than usual 'futuristic' nonsense!.
Battlestar Galactica (the 2007 series)
The Twilight Zone (all incarnations)
Heroes (regrettably, only the first couple of seasons)
From least to best:
- Star Trek Deep Space 9
- Star Trek The Next Generation.
What I like about all these is the human side, the character development.
Although Firefly was the most interesting and best put-together show, I like TNG the most because it imparted values as its main theme. In fact, despite its modernistic ideals, I learned many Biblical lessons that helped lead me to a Christian faith!
Alexander, that is really amazing. I have always noted Star Trek as a not-so-subliminal attack on Christianity. Almost every show in the original series presented some kind of mistaken worship in a god. Mostly, this was because the people were ignorant and just didn't have the proper science.
Once I understood that... I could no longer enjoy it. I still see the motion picture releases on the silver screen, however.
The part of me that joined the Marines likes Kirk best. The part that loves chess prefers Picard.
Yes, I know it's weird because there are a LOT of anti-Christian themes in TNG, but, Picard never gave up on anyone and often risked the entire ship to save one person (think: the parable of the lost sheep). He and the rest of the bridge crew stuck to their principles through any adversity, even when it meant sacrificing their own lives. The morals in TNG are not all worldly, in fact, I find that the morality of the 80's and 90's often still aligned with Biblical values and you can see that in TNG. The way they treated each other with respect and even love, is very Christian in my opinion. Hardly anyone pushed anyone else around. Worf fought his own primal urges to uphold Starfleet ideals, obeying the captain to work with Romulans and so on.
I'm definitely not defending the show's progressive stance on many issues, but maybe this sheds some light on why I love TNG. I agree that there were many many messages that were contrary to the way you and I believe - especially in the latter seasons, but my experience is that the heart of the show was about faith and sacrificing oneself for commendable ideals and loving your neighbor.
From my comment, you may be surprised that I am not only a fundamental Bible believer, but I am also a young Earth creationist!
And yes, the original series did hammer more on, "mistaken god worship," and TNG followed suit with the Mintakens (however you spell that), and those aspects are extremely aggravating, but those shows are still very watchable for me for the drama.
I never understood Kirk when I was younger, but I have come to appreciate him a great deal more as I grow older. But Picard is still my favorite because he almost never allowed himself to cross the line when his own values were at stake. I'm not sure Kirk had that many moral qualms to begin with!
1. Doctor Who
2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
3. Being Human UK version (first three series)
Star Trek is my all time favorite...
Babylon 5 is great
And I liked Space 1999
Just three? Gack.
1. Babylon 5
1. Star Trek Next Generation
3. Old Doctor Who (Pertwee for the win!)
But I also have to give a shout-out for Blake's 7. Never lived up to its potential, but what a radical departure from the SF of those days, and a fascinatingly sly response to original Trek. (The EVIL Federation!)
Edit: I meant to write 1, 2, 3, but that's a Freudian slip; I can't prefer one over the other.
Battlestar Galactica (1970s version) - the first sci-fi series to really grab me when I was a kid.
Only three? You're joking.
Dr. Who (especially Tom Baker)
The next one is a tie between about a dozen REALLY GREAT series. Hmm, I feel a hub coming on.
My brothers got a replica of the yellow shirt that he wore in Serenity. He's also got a brown t-shirt with 'I aim to misbehave' on the back. I also liked Wash, such a shame he was killed off in Serenity, he was definitely the funniest of them all.
I refuse to accept that movie as a legitimate end to the series. It may have been that I was just angry about the end of the show, but I have some big issues with that movie. As far as I'm concerned, Wash never died. Denial is a beautiful thing.
Yep, I agree and in my mind Shepherd Book didn't die either. Although I did like hearing about the origin of the Reavers, that was pretty cool if not a little disturbing.
I forgot Shepherd died.... Must have blocked that one out pretty well to forget it entirely.... Thanks for reminding me.
Did anyone notice the number on the ship that was cracshed on Miranda?
Anybody? What movie? Classic movie.
Star Trek TNG
Grimm comes in at a close fourth.
Not in any specific order
Dr. Who (Tom Baker)
I consider 'The Walking Dead' to be in this category.
1. The Prisoner (the original with Patrick M.)
2. Dr. Who
3. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (the Original British T.V. Series)
Well, if I have to pick just three, I'll say, with little reservation:
3: Six Million Dollar Man (sorry, I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this one - also The Man from U.N.C.L.E and the Wild, Wild West which both had futuristic sci-fi elements. The original Doctor Who, too - My personal favorite was Tom Baker)
2: The Original Star Trek (and as an honorable mention, Deep Space Nine)
1. Babylon 5 (Bar none, the best outer space adventure ever conceived - nice blend of action, religion and politics. What more could you ask for? The remake of Battlestar Galactica was good too...just dragged at times which is why it doesn't rank in my list.)
This is easy.
1. Star Trek: The Next Generation
2. Blake's Seven
3. Earth 2
1. Babylon 5
2. The entire Stargate franchise, so SG1 and SGA (plus the movie of course)
3. Eureka (for new ones that are still making new episodes, not enough good new Sci-Fi being made imo)
Really hard to limit it to 5 tho! I would have put firefly but they ended it way to soon and left to many unanswered questions hanging, even after watching the movie after the show.
Star Trek The Next Generation
The Twilight Zone
Dr. Who gets an honourable mention.
Seeing how Alphas just returned for Season 2. I'm going to say, Alphas. Gary rocks!
I agree with GG only 3? Gack indeed.
1. Star Trek TNG
Honourable mentions - Blakes 7, all of Dr Who, Red Dwarf, Black Adder.
3. Star Wars: Voyager
It's been awhile since I've watched Sci-fi/Fantasy TV.
1. Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis
- They were both fantastic!
2. Doctor who
It's too bad that there aren't more Sci-fi shows on television these days. I'm sick of all the stupid crime dramas, and reality shows. Lets bring back Star Trek!
Battle Star Galatica
V. I loved V!
I think a lot of the reason you don't see as many sci-fi shows, is because of all the special effects that are involved. I liked Tera-Nova, but really couldn't get into it.
I think if they made a Star Wars series, people would watch that. Maybe ave it be about Jedi training camps. Or maybe a Starship Troopers series. I would watch something like that.
Falling Skies is pretty good!
- Dr Who (UK show, been running since the night Kennedy was assassinated, random fact!)
- V - it's cheesy but it's so fun.
- Stargate - the original series is best (although Atlantis was good too)
JJ Abrams needs to come up with a sci fi specific show - his stuff is original!
Charmed, Buffy, X-Files are definitely my top three!!! So imaginative and original... you can't go wrong!
This is really a great question. I have to go with Battlestar Galactica as the best Sci-fi series of all time. I can also say that Caprica is the most disappointing series. I am a huge Heros fan but I was shocked to see it cancelled.
1. Battlestar Galactica
2. Star Trek - The next generation
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