Sci-fi series withdrawal
Can anyone recommend a Sci-fi series that doesn't feature stroppy teenagers?
Have reasonably broad lack of taste.
Enjoyed BSG, B5, most star treks, Firefly, Space:Above & beyond & etc.
+1 for the Space:Above & beyond reference.
There are also, of course, the Stargate variants. I particularly enjoyed Stargate:Universe.
Farscape was mostly enjoyable - the Peacekeeper Wars washup was certainly worth the effort.
All old stuff, though. Modern ones certainly have a surfeit of teenagers.
Almost forgot : Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Yes there are stroppy tenagers in it, but there are also unstoppable killing machines. And Summer Glau.
Andromeda. Gene Roddenberry cheese in the vein of Star Trek TOS good as long as you can live with it having Kevin Sorbo as the lead.
Earth Final Conflict (though the plot wanders a bit and the last season is ropey)
Personally I'm still wishing they'd finish SGU but I know it's not going to happen.
Terminator was a good series,
Really liked Harvey in Farscape. Made Scorpious' uber S&M villain someone you can relate to.
Liked Stargate. SGU felt like it was trying to be BSG on a smaller scale.
Couldn't get on with Andromeda, I really tried to like it...
I'll keep an eye out for Continuum & Awake.
JustaKOS, Space:A&B is really under rated.
Shame they canned it after a season, for being un-original. Ok, the love story was cheesier than week old feet, but AI's which might/might not be alive, aggressive aliens, Invetros, the smart grenade...
In Andromeda's case I agree with you. Andromeda suffered in later seasons through the fact Robert Hewitt Wolfe was effectively forced off the development of the show because the producers thought his plots were too complex.
I feel Andromeda had/has the potential for spin off series in the style of Star Trek, taking place on different ships either before the fall, or after the events of the final season of Andromeda.
In SG1's case, I'm not sure if I agree with you or not. There were weaknesses to the last season or two, but those 2 seasons only exist due to demand. It had originally been cancelled two seasons earlier and brought back due to popular demand. Also the feature film that wrapped up the story, particularly Ark of Truth rounded things out nicely.
Andromeda plots too complex??? idiots. I felt that there were unexplored/dangling threads prior to the last season that were crying out for resolution, but that last season seemed like just padding.
I guess I can't complain about SG1 too much if they were gracious enough to continue to satisfy the fans. I just felt that the magic and mystery had gone, and I really couldn't be bothered with the whole Ori thing. Still, I'll watch it again, no doubt.
Are you aware of the tissue box campaign?
When SG-1 was initially cancelled, a significant number of fans sent tissue boxes with "send more" written on them to MGM as a campaign to get them to do more seasons. One presumes as a fan of the series you will get the significance of this.
In my view, SG1, B5 and Andromeda would all have benefited by being properly terminated at least one season early.
B5 was actually changed because they thought they might be cancelled at the end of the 4th season and they wanted to get the important parts of the story arc dealt with before then.
The 5th season ended up being rather unexpected from the sounds of things.
From the wikipedia page on B5:
Ratings for Babylon 5 continued to rise during the show's third season, but going into the fourth season, the impending demise of network PTEN left a fifth year in doubt. Unable to get word one way or the other from parent company Warner Bros., and unwilling to short-change the story and the fans, Straczynski began preparing modifications to the fourth season in order to allow for both eventualities. Straczynski identified three primary narrative threads which would require resolution: the Shadow war, Earth's slide into a dictatorship, and a series of sub-threads which branched off from those. Estimating they would still take around 27 episodes to resolve without having the season feel rushed, the solution came when the TNT network commissioned two Babylon 5 television films. Several hours of material was thus able to be moved into the films, including a three-episode arc which would deal with the background to the Earth–Minbari War, and a sub-thread which would have set up the sequel series, Crusade. Further standalone episodes and plot-threads were dropped from season four, which could be inserted into Crusade, or the fifth season, were it to be given the greenlight. The intended series finale, "Sleeping in Light", was filmed during season four as a precaution against cancellation. When word came that TNT had picked up Babylon 5, this was moved to the end of season five and replaced with a newly filmed season four finale, "The Deconstruction of Falling Stars".
Personally I wish more comic books could be released for some series. Imagine how the B5 universe could be expanded for example...
Hello everyone, I'm Dewix and I have a big ship fetishism.
Been suffering withdrawals from BSG and resorted to watching Halo: Infinity on YouTube. A video put together from the games cuts scenes. It was good.
I've come to the conclusion that watching game cut scenes as a fix is a cry for help...
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