Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Hammer_Time » Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:06 pm

Related:

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/10/09/top-2-w ... hows-ever/

How could they bash "Total Recall 2070" though??!!!

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/10/09/top-2-w ... ws-ever/4/

That was an awesome show!! :wink: :twisted: :incoming: :lol: :mrgreen:

btw so was "manimal" :

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/10/09/top-2-w ... s-ever/11/

... and who could forget "Shazam!" :wink:

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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Hammer_Time » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:37 am

Agreed. Peter Weller is indeed an amazing actor, always enjoying watching him in movies. :D
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Sauron_Daz » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:41 am

Seconded.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:46 am

I enjoyed Odyssey 5 as well! Cool show!

Of course you can't have a thread like this without mentioning FIREFLY. I also miss Stargate Universe and Sarah Connor Chronicles. A few good shows cancelled before their time.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:50 am

Not sure about Stargate Universe.. maybe didn't see enough of the show.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:55 am

It had some slower episodes but it seemed like it was on the verge of getting really good.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 3:52 am

So why got it cancelled..
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:35 am

Kahless wrote:I enjoyed Odyssey 5 as well! Cool show!

Of course you can't have a thread like this without mentioning FIREFLY. I also miss Stargate Universe and Sarah Connor Chronicles. A few good shows cancelled before their time.


Stargate universe sucked. Actually, by that time, ALL the Stargate franchise sucked horribly.
SG-1 is the only series that was decent. And even it went so bad over time it´s sad.

Just how they kept doing the "ever more invincible super powerful foes keep appearing like weed in a garden, but hey we have the mighty -GODMODE, I WIN- button to push, but of course we only push it once at the end of each season..."

:roll:
I mean sheesh, it became so bad i haven´t even bothered to check if i have seen all of the last few seasons.


I can of course agree with Firefly though. But with the man behind it being the one who did Buffy, well it´s pretty much a given that it´s decent or good.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Sauron_Daz » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:02 am

Firefly is great. Liked the movie (Serenity) as well.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:38 pm

I loved all the Stargate series and wish everyone of them had continued. The Wrait were boring characters on Atlantis. They should have been axed along time ago. The Asgard were my favorite characters. They started to explore some Asgard characters in Atlantis but its like they just forgot about it. Overall though fantastic show.

Not that it has failed but any Doctor Who fans here? David Tennant is still my favorite in the new series. I think Steven Moffat has butchered up the show quite a bit. They need to bring back Russell T. Davies. I can't hardly get my wife to watch it anymore after Steven Moffat took over. He killed allot of the shows mystery and charm.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby DIREWOLF75 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:52 am

some of this is true but not quite all of it.


Didn´t say they didn´t have any good points at all, just that overall they kept piling up the bad parts to a degree that it went silly.
I still watch SG-1 and less so Atlantis occasionally. And they´re great basis for fanfics. But it´s a BIG problem when there are dozens, probably hundreds of fanfics that have distinctly BETTER storylines and plots than the original.

That´s when you really notice how lackluster the orignal is too much of the time.

the real problem with Odyssey 5 is that instead of getting answers the show is dealing with instances.....


This became normal for all the shows. And seriously, "monster of the week" style plots for any episodes of those series? It just didn´t work after the first 5 or 10 times.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Sauron_Daz » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:54 am

Kahless wrote:Not that it has failed but any Doctor Who fans here? David Tennant is still my favorite in the new series.


I am and agreed on David Tennant.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Silver » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:37 am

Thanks Clone will have a look at Odyssey 5 in a few days :)
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:58 pm

There is a Farscape movie in the works.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:08 pm

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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Sauron_Daz » Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:09 am

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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Silver » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:57 pm

DIREWOLF75 wrote:Stargate universe sucked. Actually, by that time, ALL the Stargate franchise sucked horribly.
SG-1 is the only series that was decent. And even it went so bad over time it´s sad.


It was perhaps a bit cheesy :)
But I really enjoyed SG-1 and Atlantis wasn't too bad. But Universe was defenitly the worst of those shows.

Only watched the beginnings of Odyssey 5.. its very unexpected.. not sure if ill like it or not yet :)

The show im waiting for to comeback is Defiance.. Season 2 will start 2014-06-19.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:12 pm

Anyone notice all the new "sci-fi" fantasy shows out right now that are all about teenagers? Everyone of the shows isn't a bad idea and could be cool but its all teenager themes. And that ends up making it really bad.

I just read that there is a live action X-Men tv show in the works. I just wish there was a good solid adult sci-fi show that was set in space like star trek right now. Like a good space opera.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Silver » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:33 pm

Kahless wrote:Anyone notice all the new "sci-fi" fantasy shows out right now that are all about teenagers? Everyone of the shows isn't a bad idea and could be cool but its all teenager themes. And that ends up making it really bad.

I just read that there is a live action X-Men tv show in the works. I just wish there was a good solid adult sci-fi show that was set in space like star trek right now. Like a good space opera.


You mean The Tomorrow People, Star-Crossed, The 100's ?
I stoped watching Star-Crossed.. because it was too teeny and just about racism.. with human looking aliens instead of blacks and whites.

The 100's I like best so far.
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Re: Sci Fi shows that didn't go far.

Postby Kahless » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:54 pm

Yeah those shows. I like the idea of the 100 but the annoying teenagers get in the way of it
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