What in your opinion is the best Sci-Fi Series of all time?

sward

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Hi folks, Stevie here!

Ok, first of all, cards on the table, I was raised trekkie.

For me it goes TNG, DS9,V and then the rest (though I hated Enterprise). I also have a soft spot for Farscape which was almost like a low budget Firefly from the UK back in the day. I also love some of the stuff that came out of the UK 60's and 70's so The Avengers, The Prisoner and of course Dr Who.

As far as american shows go, I watched Quantum Leap a lot as a child, and really wanted to get into Stargate but I didn't find it as gripping for some reason.

I know that there is a good argument for DS9 and BSG having the most sophisticated story archs for contempory scifi shows, but in your opinion, what show is your go-to favourite and why?

Engage!

Stevie
 

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Yea Farscape was awesome, and very bizarre lol... Rygel is one of the funniest fictional characters of all time. Battlestar Galactica (the "remake" if that's the word for it) is also one of my favs. My true favorite is probably The Next Generation. If Firefly had made it past the 12 or so episodes that were made I'd have probably chose it but it was just too short-lived (the movie adaptation ("Serenity") was very good as well).

Does Twilight Zone (the original) count? If so that might actually be my fav, although a very different type of show, leaning more toward fantasy/thriller/etc than sci-fi
 
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I think certain episodes of TTZ count? And yeah I love firefly, I have the big coffee table book with all the scripts in it. I hope they bring it back one day :)
 
I enjoyed Firefly... lol, was good. oh and RED DWARF, the old 60s and 70s DR WHO, etc.. original remastered Star Trek, those are GOLD

The SciFi Channels production of DUNE was excellent as well. Someone needs to make a DUNE miniseries. one or two seasons is all it would take. Great book and story. So far the SciFi Channel is closest, but I want it faithful to the book in all respects and more detail/story from book--to do the book justice, so to speak

that poop movie that was done for Dune was HORRIBLE. the one with Sting in it... the only thing that one gets right is the sexual nature of that weirdo's fetish for pulling out young boys heart-plugs
 
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And yeah I love firefly, I have the big coffee table book with all the scripts in it. I hope they bring it back one day :)
Apparently Disney owns the show (purchased or merged or whatever with Fox a while back?), so I guess it's possible they could release something on Disney+ but somehow I don't see it fitting in with their original content lol.... Plus Nathan Fillion (Mal) is busy doing the ABC show "The Rookie".... and Ron Glass died a while back
 

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Not sure if (UK) Misifts counts as sci-fi?

I wanted The 100 to be good but lost it throughout Season 3.
I have it on my list to keep watching though.

Same with Stargate.
I wanted it to be good, but then it ended up churning out loads of episodes and went all strange with SG1, Atlantis, so I stopped watching after the first few episodes.

I usually wait until there's a few series out before starting.
 

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