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My 3 Favorite Science Fiction TV Series

Updated on October 5, 2013

My TOP 3 Science Fiction Programs

The simple fact is I love Science Fiction. So what better reason than to write about my 3 favorite science fiction TV programs. Growing up in the 1970's there were plenty too choose from, including Dr Who, Space 1999, Batlestar Galactica, Star Trek just to name a few.

Now in addition to those few famous science fiction programs from the 70's there are countless others as well. The picture on the right may give you a clue to one of my favorite 3 Science Fiction TV programs.

Can you guess which one?

Science Fiction is GREAT!

stargate
stargate

STARGATE

1st Choice

Well as I'm sure you have guessed by now STARGATE is one of my favorite Science Fiction TV programs. It ran for 10 years from 1997 to 2007 and I think I drove all my family mad during that time, watching it!

Actually I am lying. LOL! I still drive all my family mad with it as I obviously have gone out and brought The Complete Series Collection

To be honest even before Stargate became a popular TV series I was hooked, as one of my favorite movies has to be the 1994 movie starring Kurt Russell

MY REVIEW

Now like ALL TV shows that run for a length of time, you will always get one or two story lines that seem strange or simply are wrong! Sad to say I think Stargate also suffered from the very same curse........

As a lover of the show obviously I never wanted it to end, however I do think that towards the end of the series, the story lines started to become what I would call "Non-Stargate".

However enough of the negatives. In my eyes Stargate was overall a great Science Fiction series with the 4 main characters working really well together. Richard Dean Anderson (O'Neil), Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter), Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) and of course Christopher Judge ( Teal'c).

QUESTION Taking into account the large number of Jaffa soldiers that SG1 kill, why did they not simply use their superior weapons?

That said, I think the idea to produce a Science Fiction series linking aliens with mythology & Egyptian history is fantastic. In fact it got my son so interested in both subjects that he is now attending university to study to become a history teacher, so it can't of been that annoying for all the family.

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space 1999
space 1999

SPACE 1999

2nd Choice

So my 2nd choice for favorite science fiction TV series has to be one from back from my childhood in the 70's SPACE 1999. I still remember sitting down on s Saturday morning to watch this British TV series.

It sadly only ran from 1975 until 1977 with a total of 28 episodes spread over 2 series.

Even though the series was British made the 2 leading stars were in fact American (Martin Landau - Who also starred in Mission: Impossible) and (Barbara Bain) who were both in fact married.

For me, I simply loved the Eagle Transporter and in fact if you click on the link, you will see one of my other Squidoo lens about the Eagle. I still actually have an original die-cast model of the Eagle, sadly not worth a lot as it is well used and played with.

Taking into account that when I sat in my living room watching Space 1999, it was based some 23 years into the future and all seemed very plausible. Now we are in 2013 "WHAT HAPPENED?

To be honest it doesn't matter, to me it was still a fantastic show.

WORDS TO LEARN

Moonbase Alpha

Eagle

For those of you that do not know, Moonbase Alpha was simply the name of their base (obvious I know) & Eagle was the main form of transport used by the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha.

Space 1999 @ Amazon

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Battlestar Galactica 1970
Battlestar Galactica 1970

BATTLESTAR GALATICA

3rd Choice

Now obviously most people have heard of Battlestar Galactica from the TV series that ran from 2004, that was sort of a loose re-make of the original series from the 70's.

To be honest I loved both series of the show, as a kid I will always remember watching it on a Thursday night. It really drove my sister mad as she always wanted to watch the other channel.

For most people they either preferred Battlestar Galactica OR Star Wars. However I personally do not think the choice is as simple. One was a TV series whilst the other is probably the MOST famous science fiction movie of all time. If I was being honest I would say that whilst everyone loved Star Wars, you probably had to be more of a sci-fi nut to appreciate Battlestar Galactica.

Battlestar Galactica OR Star Wars

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battlestar ships
battlestar ships

Now technically I suppose you could say that I have cheated by including 4 favorites in my list rather than just 3, as some people will know doubt state that the Battlestar Galactica from the 70's and the New series are in fact 2 different TV shows. However I disagree.

I personally loved the main story line being that the 'cylons' had managed to create human looking versions of themselves.

WHERE'S MUFFIT?

One missing character from the re-make version was of course Muffit. For those of you that do not remember Muffit or in fact did not watch the 70's version of the show, Muffit was a robot daggit (dog).

He was built to help comfort a young boy "Boxey" who had lost his family in the Cylon attack.

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Original 70's Battlestar Galactica

Original 70's Battlestar Galactica

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    • takkhisa profile image

      Takkhis 3 years ago

      Star Trek is the best one! :)

    • WriterJanis2 profile image

      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      I love sic fi TV.

    • Boyd Carter profile image

      Boyd Carter 3 years ago

      Being part of the much older generation, Star Trek would be my choice of the 6 listed. Interesting lens. Hope you write about the current SciFi on Television soon.

    • Max Globe profile image

      Max Globe 3 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens!

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I grew up watching Star Trek and Dr. Who in black and white and would watch it every week. I never really got into the other programs, although I did enjoy Stargate for the first couple of seasons. I don't know why I stopped watching it.

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      grrbtn 3 years ago

      A memorable lens, I was a big fan of space 1999

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      Pete1000 3 years ago

      Very good lens. I remember Space 1999 very well.