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#385363 - 11/09/12 10:25 AM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: sonicfox]
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Originally Posted By: sonicfox
I loved "The Twilight Zone"! I also used to watch Rod Serling's, "The Night Gallery".

Me, too, Mary.

Remember the one where earwigs were laying eggs in a persons ear while they slept?

My sister still freaks out if I remind her of that episode! smile
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#385365 - 11/09/12 10:27 AM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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My favorite Twilight Zone was the one where the man was attacked by miniature space men in his house.

#385367 - 11/09/12 10:33 AM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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I actually just finished the 5yr run of Babylon 5. Great Series. I just finished Farscape before it. So far Farscape is one of my top favs. The chemistry between John and Aeryn was really fantastic. Just give it a chance to the end of season 1 until the introduction of Scorpius and you'll be hooked!

Another great show that sadly only lasted one season was Space, Above and Beyond.

#385385 - 11/09/12 12:51 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: a401classic]
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Originally Posted By: a401classic
Yep! "The Twilight Zone" and "The Outer Limits" were my favorites.

Me three... I used to watch Tails from the Cript too. A bit creepier than TZ, but I thought it was good.

I wish Firefly would have ran some more. I thought that one was very clever.

I might have to buy the Babalon 5 series. I have only seen parts of shows, and what I did see, looked pretty good.

#385386 - 11/09/12 12:52 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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So does the 5th season get better than the early episodes? It really felt tacked on to me--I mean, the first 4 pretty much resolved everything except how awful the Centauri situation was. And maybe Psycorps, I don't really remember how that arc ended.

Plus I really liked the Russian second in command better than the new one.
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#385395 - 11/09/12 02:03 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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The 5th season I found to be much more comtemplative. It's true that most shows go out with a big bang but I don't think Babylon 5 was quite that type of show.

Apparently the Russian second in command, Susan, had a pay dispute for the 5th season so they replaced her. Definitely replacing her was a mistake.

If you haven't watched Farscape, you definitely have to give it a try. They also just released it on blu ray which is what I got. What I loved about it is the main character Crichton. Every episode he was literally on the verge of a breakdown and episode after episode, you can slowly see him cracking. It's one of the few shows I wanted to rewatch right after watching the last episode.

#385396 - 11/09/12 02:28 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: DanielBMe

Another great show that sadly only lasted one season was Space, Above and Beyond.

Agreed! I loved that show even though it to forever before I got to watch all the episodes. I would say the same thing for Firefly which was a fantastic though short run series.

I loved SG1 especially the Goa’uld story arc, but the follow on series just never grabbed me. I just didn’t feel the chemistry between the actors as in the first one. IMO that was the only thing that saved the later SG1 episodes was the chemistry between Ben Browder and Claudia Black which they had already developed from Farscape.

At first I didn’t care for Farscape but then I was able to marathon watch it on the SciFi channel (I think they spelled it that way back then) just before the release of the “Peacekeeper Wars” movie and fell in love with it.

I always liked Babalon 5 but never really appreciated it as much as I should until I finally got it on DVD and was able to watch it all the way through.

I can’t believe no one has mentioned the original Star Trek. I still like the show but have watched it so many times I practically have the dialogue memorized. It’s also one of the few shows where IMO the follow on shows were, with the exception of “Deep Sleep 9” often better than the original.

Another one that took time to grow on me but then I fell in love with was the Dr. Who franchise.

I also really liked these shows although some might not classify these as science fiction they often had a scifi element to them . . . Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Wild Wild West, The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dark Angel, Xena and Hercules.
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#385404 - 11/09/12 06:05 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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One of my favorite old Sci-Fi show was Time Tunnel.
Each episode had characters traveling back to a unique historical period. As with usual time-travelling, there are continuity discrepancies and history-altering issues, but entertaining nonetheless.

I have both seasons on DVD and though they seem a bit cheesy now, I really enjoyed this show when originally broadcast.

#385409 - 11/09/12 06:19 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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Mmmm Claudia Black...

I loved Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea as well as Time Tunnel...gee I think we're dating ourselves..How about Land of the Giants?

I actually really like Deep Space 9.

#385421 - 11/09/12 08:07 PM Re: Old Sci-Fi shows [Re: Adrian]
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I don't remember the show very well, but I loved the beginning to Space 1999.

Edited by Lampshade (11/09/12 08:12 PM)
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