Best Science Fiction TV Show - past, present, and future

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Best Science Fiction TV Show - past, present, and future

Postby FictionMuse » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:55 am

Dr. Who is the best science fiction television show of all time - past, present, and future.

With his sharp mind, vast knowledge and experience, mind boggling technology, fearless sense of adventure, strong moral compass, and quick wit, he immediately sizes up a situation, explains everything to everyone, and takes appropriate action.

Cosmic scale and logic defying science are standard operating procedure. Story arcs, subplots, and reoccurring characters are maximized. Banter is snappy and cleaver. Drama is wrenchingly personal. Cast members fling themselves into their roles. Nearly every scene is bursting with entertainment. Creative quality is consistent. Many episodes, particularly the two parters, are Hollywood level. Several episodes have won Hugo and Nebula awards and nominations.

One aspect of “Dr. Who” that provides realistic depth is the faceoffs between the Doctor and other characters. The people he opposes and often even the people he helps express stern disapproval of his actions and/or justification for their own actions - and they usually make a compelling case. Dr. Who is a hero with plenty of the right attributes, but he also has plenty of dark secrets, deep fears, and forceful critics.

There's certainly never been anything like Dr. Who and there probably never will be.

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Re: Best Science Fiction TV Show - past, present, and futu

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:15 pm

This is a hard one for me to answer. Too many shows and some I will have forgotten.

Dr Who is a good one.

But I like most Star Trek, to a lesser extent Firefly plus Above and Beyond.

The original Battlestar wasn't bad--I never saw the remake so can't say about that one.

And I already forgot one I had decided to include.
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Re: Best Science Fiction TV Show - past, present, and futu

Postby soulmirror » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:58 pm

The re-imagined BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is utterly amazing in concept, story arc, characters, drama and theme ... it's just wonderful sci-fi, imo. Binge upon it and delight.

But when discussing Best SF Tv ... "future" ... who can forget the March 16th, 2042 episode of COSMOS v.3 ... during which the series second episode's 3-D VirtReal broadcast was interrupted by the alien announcement to please stop hacking their own reality with 'your primitive monkey-species' infantile prattlings of dark ages physics, astronomy, and that cell phone commercial staring their future Goddess and Mother of Hybrids ..." ???

Alternately, who can remember that episode? The alien ethical construct seems to demand announcements of blistering truth and revelation, immediately followed by post-hypnotic memory-wipes, so ... yeah ... what was I saying? oh yeah I like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA!
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