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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:38 am    Post subject: "Other sci fi shows" Reply with quote

Who is my first love, but I dig some other sci fi shows a lot as well. Just wondering what other sc fi shows take up a large place in yout hearts as well.

For me, probably trek (excluding tng), lexx, Quatermass, The avengers (regularly has sci fi elements) and possibly the old 1930s Flash Gordon serial.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Prisoner, because of the 60s ambience, the paranoia and the suggestions for resisting a seemingly all-powerful adversary.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the works of Nigel Kneale, Doomwatch and Blake's 7.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind DS9 and B5. X Files, though that's as much horror as sci-fi. I'm not a massive SF fan outside Who, as with movies I tend to go more for horror and comedies.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

iank wrote:
I don't mind DS9 and B5. X Files, though that's as much horror as sci-fi. I'm not a massive SF fan outside Who, as with movies I tend to go more for horror and comedies.

Yeah, horror and comedy take up a lot of shelf space here as well.
Not a massive x-files fan, but have you tried Kolchak? I seem to recall it was the inspiration for x files. Pretty cheap on ebay iirc. Worth a watch.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apart from the usual suspects -- the original Blake's7, the original Sapphire & Steel and The original Prisoner -- I really liked about half of the original Survivors, mainly the Terry Nation, MK Jeeves and Ian McCulloch episodes. I though the Jack Ronder/Martin Worth episodes where bloody awful.

Also picked up the Martian Chronicles recently after seeing it years ago and was pleased that it was still great. I know a lot of people - including Ray Bradbury - think it's slow and boring but I think it's that Lake Wobegon quality that makes it so good. (It's an HMV Region 2 exclusive at the moment and they've just dropped the price to six quid if anyone's interested.)
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Apart from the usual suspects -- the original Blake's7, the original Sapphire & Steel and The original Prisoner -- I really liked about half of the original Survivors, mainly the Terry Nation, MK Jeeves and Ian McCulloch episodes. I though the Jack Ronder/Martin Worth episodes where bloody awful.

Also picked up the Martian Chronicles recently after seeing it years ago and was pleased that it was still great. I know a lot of people - including Ray Bradbury - think it's slow and boring but I think it's that Lake Wobegon quality that makes it so good. (It's an HMV Region 2 exclusive at the moment and they've just dropped the price to six quid if anyone's interested.)


Martian chronicles..... I havent thought about that in years. I remember watching this on telly when I was pretty young and thinking it was great. £6? I might have to give that a spin, cheers!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Dwarf, Quatermass, the X-Files, Futurama, all of Trek except
Voyager and Enterprise, LOM/ASA and Fringe (I'm a HUGE Fringe fan).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone remember Dark Skies, The X-Files competitor that didn't make it past season 1? That was really building up a head of steam and also introduced a pre-Star Trek Jeri Ryan as Juliet --- and then got cancelled. Out on DVD soon although pretty expensive.


And the original Flash Gordon serial as previously mentioned by Qwerty.


And if we can stretch the definition of sci fi...

The 1960s Batman: Great performances from the regulars plus Romero/Gorshin/Newmar/Meredith and particularly Victor Buono as King Tut, even if the joke did wear thin pretty quickly. Still think Adam West was the best Batman and a highly underrated actor, and so much better than the succession of wooden prettyboys who followed, including Christian Bale whose default angsty performance seems more akin to someone voiding a hard stool.

And here's a novelty for Batfans (Work-safe. Sort of.):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD0YQoAqmrU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0t0u1ofiv0
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Prisoner, Sapphire and Steel, Space 1999 series one, Star Trek: TOS and TNG ( with the exception of any rubbishy episodes ). Earlier series of Red Dwarf. All the usual stuff.

Oh, and Luna. I wish I wish I could see Luna again.



Patsy Kensit was the first girl who made me go, 'Hey, I like girls now!'

For those who don't know:

Set in the year 2033, "Luna" was a futuristic kids sitcom about a girl (Luna, played by a teenage Patsy Kensit) and her 'nabiviron group' (a synthetically breeded family!), who included her brother, a specky geek called Brat, and '80s throwback Gramps - who (very amusing this) would listen to old-time groups like Haircut 100.

The coolest thing about "Luna" was the characters had their own language, Techno Talk, a sort of "Clockwork Orange"-style future slang. How many of these words do you remember: computerbodge, dimini male, culturoid, bureaubureau, totaloke, teletalk linkup?

http://cyberpad.tripod.com/tvheaven.html
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moderator General wrote:
Anyone remember Dark Skies, The X-Files competitor that didn't make it past season 1? That was really building up a head of steam and also introduced a pre-Star Trek Jeri Ryan as Juliet --- and then got cancelled. Out on DVD soon although pretty expensive.


And the original Flash Gordon serial as previously mentioned by Qwerty.


And if we can stretch the definition of sci fi...

The 1960s Batman: Great performances from the regulars plus Romero/Gorshin/Newmar/Meredith and particularly Victor Buono as King Tut, even if the joke did wear thin pretty quickly. Still think Adam West was the best Batman and a highly underrated actor, and so much better than the succession of wooden prettyboys who followed, including Christian Bale whose default angsty performance seems more akin to someone voiding a hard stool.

And here's a novelty for Batfans (Work-safe. Sort of.):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD0YQoAqmrU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0t0u1ofiv0


I dont reckon its such a stretch! Lots of sci fi ideas in there, just not really as sci fi as Quatermass say. 60s batman completely rules. Looking forward to it eventualy getting a proper DVD release.

Ive only got fleeting memories of dark skies, maybe I will dl a couple to get a flavour.

Does anyone remember 'prey'? I loved that at the time, but I dont know how well it would stand up now.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

qwerty123 wrote:
[Does anyone remember 'prey'? I loved that at the time, but I dont know how well it would stand up now.


Never heard of it but sounds intriguing. Like I haven't got enough to download and watch. Wink

Interesting that one of the characters shares a name with US wingnut Ann Coulter, infamous for her apparently alien genetics:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir John Sudbury wrote:
The Prisoner, Sapphire and Steel, Space 1999 series one, Star Trek: TOS and TNG ( with the exception of any rubbishy episodes ). Earlier series of Red Dwarf. All the usual stuff.

Oh, and Luna. I wish I wish I could see Luna again.



Patsy Kensit was the first girl who made me go, 'Hey, I like girls now!'

For those who don't know:

Set in the year 2033, "Luna" was a futuristic kids sitcom about a girl (Luna, played by a teenage Patsy Kensit) and her 'nabiviron group' (a synthetically breeded family!), who included her brother, a specky geek called Brat, and '80s throwback Gramps - who (very amusing this) would listen to old-time groups like Haircut 100.

The coolest thing about "Luna" was the characters had their own language, Techno Talk, a sort of "Clockwork Orange"-style future slang. How many of these words do you remember: computerbodge, dimini male, culturoid, bureaubureau, totaloke, teletalk linkup?

http://cyberpad.tripod.com/tvheaven.html


Funnily enough, I was discussing my vague memories of Luna the other day, and they are vague. I mainly remember there being some kind of confusion regarding milkmen..... 'what? A man made of milk?', or something like that. I expect network will release it at some point.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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qwerty123 wrote:
[Does anyone remember 'prey'? I loved that at the time, but I dont know how well it would stand up now.


Never heard of it but sounds intriguing. Like I haven't got enough to download and watch. Wink

Interesting that one of the characters shares a name with US wingnut Ann Coulter, infamous for her apparently alien genetics:



Thats an interesting hand shes got right there :/

I forgot, 'they came from somewhere else'. One of the best things that hasnt seen the light of day in decades!!! Anyone seen it before?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pex wrote:
The Prisoner, because of the 60s ambience, the paranoia and the suggestions for resisting a seemingly all-powerful adversary.


In the final episode, isn't the seemingly all-powerful adversary revealed to be some tosser playing a Beatles record?
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