Re: Alternative to SGU?

with 14 episodes i would not call Firefly king of sci-fi.

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Re: Alternative to SGU?

Definitely Farscape, more fun, better played, better fx than Andromeda in my opinion. I'd suggest Babylon 5, but they're not travelling far, more like sitting in a space station, which occasional travels around neighbourhood.
FIreFly is good also, but short.

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GodZionu wrote:

with 14 episodes i would not call Firefly king of sci-fi.

I would

Re: Alternative to SGU?

What ever happened to the SGA movie that was meant t come out last year??

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it was in the news also with the cancceling of SGU that they have put the movie on an unknown time hold.

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it was in the news also with the cancceling of SGU that they have put the movie on an unknown time hold.

sad 

SyFy......

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ritman wrote:
GodZionu wrote:

it was in the news also with the cancceling of SGU that they have put the movie on an unknown time hold.

sad 

SyFy......

Everytime i see the name of that station it makes me want to stab whoever came up with it.....

Re: Alternative to SGU?

NickUK wrote:
ritman wrote:
GodZionu wrote:

it was in the news also with the cancceling of SGU that they have put the movie on an unknown time hold.

sad 

SyFy......

Everytime i see the name of that station it makes me want to stab whoever came up with it.....

well actually it was not SyFy.
Metro-Golwin-whatever (sorry a bit drunk can't write the name of the company) announced bankrupsy over 500 million debt so that's why the SGU and SGA movie was pulled off.
didn't you read the news?

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You forgot to mention Andromeda  big_smile

I liked it better then Farscape (it emphasizes more on technology), but it didn't quite measure up to the kings of sci-fi (SG-1, Firefly)

All in all I'd say it was well worth the time I invested in it. You might want to check it out if you haven't already.

Firefly and SG-1... King of Sci-fi?

No, SG is more light weight Sci-Fi with a comic and less serious tone. ST is the only series (except the orig. series ...) that has a more serious tone and large and complex universe.

Star Trek is definitely the king of Sci Fi.

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general_z wrote:

No, SG is more light weight Sci-Fi with a comic and less serious tone. ST is the only series (except the orig. series ...) that has a more serious tone and large and complex universe.

Star Trek is definitely the king of Sci Fi.


I tend to lean more towards Dr. Who franchises entirety, going with originial, current and various spinoffs..over Star Treks franchise, but just barely.

Assuming "IF" I had to crown one...

Re: Alternative to SGU?

general_z wrote:
stepnivolk wrote:

You forgot to mention Andromeda  big_smile

I liked it better then Farscape (it emphasizes more on technology), but it didn't quite measure up to the kings of sci-fi (SG-1, Firefly)

All in all I'd say it was well worth the time I invested in it. You might want to check it out if you haven't already.

Firefly and SG-1... King of Sci-fi?

No, SG is more light weight Sci-Fi with a comic and less serious tone. ST is the only series (except the orig. series ...) that has a more serious tone and large and complex universe.

Star Trek is definitely the king of Sci Fi.

I really think you should check out Defying Gravity. As mentioned before, the storyline is well developed and from what you mentioned, exactly your cup of tea wink

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Re: Alternative to SGU?

general_z wrote:
stepnivolk wrote:

...

Firefly and SG-1... King of Sci-fi?

No, SG is more light weight Sci-Fi with a comic and less serious tone. ST is the only series (except the orig. series ...) that has a more serious tone and large and complex universe.

Star Trek is definitely the king of Sci Fi.

I didn't start the flame war! tongue
oh, who am I kidding...I totally did roll

edit: to make my point perfectly clear - I'm already sorry I wrote kings of sci-fi, should have known better. Lets just stop arguing about it - open a new topic if you want. Or we could have a poll about it... big_smile

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stepnivolk wrote:
general_z wrote:
stepnivolk wrote:

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Firefly and SG-1... King of Sci-fi?

No, SG is more light weight Sci-Fi with a comic and less serious tone. ST is the only series (except the orig. series ...) that has a more serious tone and large and complex universe.

Star Trek is definitely the king of Sci Fi.

I didn't start the flame war! tongue
oh, who am I kidding...I totally did roll

edit: to make my point perfectly clear - I'm already sorry I wrote kings of sci-fi, should have known better. Lets just stop arguing about it - open a new topic if you want. Or we could have a poll about it... big_smile

Oh, i continued it i see. big_smile I should have phrased it "I THINK THAT...". smile

Re: Alternative to SGU?

http://io9.com/#!5793136/farscape-creat … new-series

Perhaps something good could come out of there?

Re: Alternative to SGU?

As long as they don't make a mistake by going darker again, I'm in. smile And I'm hoping for an entirely new series, not Alien Nation reboot. It was a good show, but somehow I can't see it in a new form.

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general_z wrote:
stepnivolk wrote:

You forgot to mention Andromeda  big_smile

I liked it better then Farscape (it emphasizes more on technology), but it didn't quite measure up to the kings of sci-fi (SG-1, Firefly)

All in all I'd say it was well worth the time I invested in it. You might want to check it out if you haven't already.

Firefly and SG-1... King of Sci-fi?

No, SG is more light weight Sci-Fi with a comic and less serious tone. ST is the only series (except the orig. series ...) that has a more serious tone and large and complex universe.

Star Trek is definitely the king of Sci Fi.

no it isn't. the longest runnning and most successfull sci-fi show is Doctor Who. it's even in the guinness book of records.

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Re: Alternative to SGU?

Doc Who is the longest running show period ... it just happens not to be american.

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Doctor Who was probably running before america was even invented.   tongue

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herusardo wrote:

Doc Who is the longest running show period ... it just happens not to be american.

Wizard wrote:

Doctor Who was probably running before america was even invented.   tongue

ok i was once forced to watch this. i'd rather hang myself than watch dr. no. and i mean it.


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Dr. No is a great film! Classic Bond!

yikes
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Re: Alternative to SGU?

Farscape and Firefly, best "SYFY" i've seen. If you don't count Anime.

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as I was saying right after the movie "Star Trek (2009)", bring on a new series!!!!!

edit: got the movie title wrong   cool

Re: Alternative to SGU?

h3ctic wrote:

as I was saying right after the movie "Star Trek (2009)", bring on a new series!!!!!

You know that's not going to happen unless they run the movie franchise into the ground? Lens flares and pretending to be Star Wars yielded a big box office for the new "Star Trek" (which has really very little to do with Trek as we know it) and the studio won't taint the cash cow with a mediocre (production-wise when compared to the movie) TV show.

If you're looking for a good sci-fi TV show definitely check out Babylon 5. IMHO the best sci-fi TV show of all time, if you can get past the old (1995) effects and sometimes terrible dialog.

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For other sci fi shows that deal with space... my fave is ST:TNG, but DS9 is good and Voyager has a few episodes that are pure gems.  But outside of star trek i would have to recommend the first season of Dr.Who 2005.... when the Doctor and Rose first meet, before trying to view the other versions of the series. 

Babylon5 for good drama  and some retro CG.
Defying Gravity worth watching thru to the end.
Andromeda skips around a lot but decent space action.
Taken is a great miniseries but more x-files ish then anything.
BSG mini series ... that started it all... so good.

and for a change of pace... go and check out an anime called Cowboy Bebop

See You Next Time.... Space Cowboy.

Re: Alternative to SGU?

herusardo wrote:

Doc Who is the longest running show period ... it just happens not to be american.

no it isn't. longest running show is some japanese kids show. When the universe was just a fraction of second old that particular kids show had already aired five episodes...

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