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Top 50 Science Fiction TV Shows 684

Posted by Zonk
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pbaumgar writes "Boston.com is running an article discussing their top 50 Sci-Fi TV shows of all-time. What are some of your favorites?" From the article: "Number 10 -'Sliders. 'Sliders' should have been a widespread hit, but it was ahead of its time. The show was about a wiz-kid genius Quinn Mallory, played by Jerry O'Connell, and his band of three companions who slide among Earth's alternate realities. Toward the end of the series, the show quickly slid in quality as three of its stars - O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd and John Rhys-Davies - departed and were replaced by others. A tragic demise to a fine show." They don't even give a nod to greatest-trek-of-all-time DS9, so I don't know about this list.
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Top 50 Science Fiction TV Shows

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  • I completely agree with Sliders. I really loved the series. But at the time Prof. Arthuro died it went downhill, fast. At a certain point it was only about those "aliens". A real shame.
    • by glh (14273)
      SAme here, sliders was an excellent series. I thought it had a ton of potential. I even remember one episode that had a matrix like theme where people were walking around with these VR goggles but living in an alternate reality. There were several episodes like that, that eventually ended up being used in later movies. The chick in it was really hot, too (don't remember her name). Maybe they will remake that one some day though the idea isn't as fresh as it once was.
    • Re:Sliders (Score:5, Informative)

      by JamesD_UK (721413) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:58PM (#13639405) Homepage
      I've heard John Rhys-Davies in person speak about his leaving sliders. It was several years ago and so I'd probably not even try and quote what he actually said whilst I was present, the gist of it was that he left because although he loved the concept of the series he saw it already going downhill before he decided to leave. I think he's been quite public about this and I managed to find this quote [sliders.net].

      "I like SF. I love intelligent SF," Rhys-Davies says in his deep basso voice. "When you come across good writing, and I think 'Scorpion' was finely written, it's a wonderful thing. I had just come through a period where the contractual nature of my job obliged me to take scripts that frankly wouldn't get past Writing 101. We had the most wonderful series concept with Sliders, but we did everything that had been done before and we did it every damned episode. We did Species. We did Tremors. We did Twister. We did War of the Worlds. We did The Island of Dr. Moreau. It was out of control, just out of control.

      "I think Tracy did a nice job early on. We had our differences and we fought occasionally. In the end, Sliders wasn't the worst experience I ever had. I was just disappointed. Again, I love SF. I'm a passionate believer in Sliders. The series could have been great. The public always understood the of Sliders. The public understood that you could go anywhere in the galaxy. The writers, though, would try to graft a Law and Order story, or something they had done or seen before, onto Sliders and just make the characters work around it."

    • Re:Sliders (Score:2, Informative)

      by Seumas (6865)
      It was already going hill and that's why John Rhys Davies left. He wanted Sliders to continue to be good science fiction and venture into more solid, hard science fiction whereas the rest of the powers that be wanted the show to be more light and fluffy and typical crap that qualifies, these days, as scifi. So, he left.

      I've always liked him, but after that decision, I gained a lot of respect for him as a professional. And the fact that they couldn't keep a solid cast stringed together afterward just shows h
  • by jpardey (569633) <j_pardey.hotmail@com> on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:41PM (#13639263)
    Slashdot is not a place for a reasonable discussion of Sci-Fi shows. This might hurt someone's karma...
    • by nmb3000 (741169)
      Flamebait? No, no. Slashdot is the perfect place to post this. In fact, I'd be surprised if the folks at Boston didn't submit it themselves. After all:

      3. Get 50 ad-ridden pages semi-related to scifi posted to a tech site with almost a million readers.
      2. ???
      1. Profit!
  • ranking (Score:4, Insightful)

    by hungrygrue (872970) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:42PM (#13639270) Homepage
    Dr Who was relegated to number 8 while Stargate got number 6?! Something is very wrong with this list.
    • That's just what I was thinking. SG-1 was good until Season5 after that it only went downhill.
    • Re:ranking (Score:3, Informative)

      Also, oddly they say it ran from 1963 to 1989...

      Hmmm, you know... I could swear I saw something on BBC 1 called Dr. something a short while back.. I wonder what it could be.

      Also, as a strange side note.. some of the shows they listed can hardly be described as "Sci-Fi", I'd say they thought: "Let's make a top 50 list of the greatest sci-fi shows ever!" and then kinda got bored half-way through and just started adding shows they liked as kids regardless whether they be sci-fi or not.
      • by pauljlucas (529435) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:07PM (#13639474) Homepage Journal
        Also, oddly they say it ran from 1963 to 1989... Hmmm, you know... I could swear I saw something on BBC 1 called Dr. something a short while back.. I wonder what it could be.
        Doctor Who [bbc.co.uk] was resurrected in 2005; 2006 is in production, and has been green-lighted through 2007.
        • "Doctor Who was resurrected in 2005; 2006 is in production, and has been green-lighted through 2007."

          Not only that, but the resurrection also brought in a munch needed jump in the quality of the show. The filming is better, the writing is better, and the effects don't look like MST3K anymore. Hehe.

          I'm starting to realize that a lot of complaints about these shows are by people who haven't invested in them. I didn't like Farscape or B5, but man, I honestly can't say I've seen more than 5 eps of either. S
    • Dr Who was relegated to number 8 while Stargate got number 6?! Something is very wrong with this list.

      I agree, Stargate is much better than that.

    • Its just another of those lists that say "Best X of all time." where somehow everything in category X came from some time in the last decade.

      The list should be called "Our favorite X that we can remember seeing clearly", but that is just too long.
    • Re:ranking (Score:5, Insightful)

      by MsGeek (162936) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @04:02PM (#13639942) Homepage Journal
      My complaint is that The Twilight Zone (Original Rod Serling version) was way down the list. That was easily the greatest Speculative Fiction series ever made for TV. Easily. Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: TNG were good series, true, but not as good as Twilight Zone. Some of the greatest SF/Fantasy writers ever wrote for it, and I most emphatically include Rod Serling among their number.

      The Twilight Zone will stand the test of time. It already has since it's a creature of the late 1950s to early 1960s. While so much of what is on the list will be forgotten, it will remain a classic.
    • Re:ranking (Score:3, Insightful)

      by Ubergrendle (531719)
      That was painful to see, but when Battlestar Galactica (new) after ONE SEASON ranked higher than both is ridiculous in the extreme.

      I loved the old Dr Who, but I can see reasons why you'd give Star Trek or Twilight Zone a leg up. Unfortunately most of what passes for "Sci Fi" nowadays is Space Opera w/ Wild On chicks given scientist roles. IMHO the last decent sci-fi series was the first half of the X-Files... nothing in the past 5+ years has much to do with science at all... is space-fantasy at best.

      K
  • No Max Headroom? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by jdunlevy (187745) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:43PM (#13639275) Homepage
    Wah??
    • Re:No Max Headroom? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by sTalking_Goat (670565) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:13PM (#13639520) Homepage
      Max Headroom would have defenitely gotten my vote. But this list is shit anyway. Voyager is 12 but Firefly is 17? Blasphemey.
    • Re:No Max Headroom? (Score:5, Interesting)

      by LWATCDR (28044) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @04:24PM (#13640110) Homepage Journal
      Yea That is a crime. They also left out.
      Red Dwarf.
      Blake's Seven.
      Star Cops. I really liked that one from the BBC.
      Both series called Probe. Probe from the 80s was written by Asimov no less. I didn't remember Probe from the 70s until I looked up the one from the 80s. It could be redone today.
      You also had Time Tunnel from the 60s
      I dream of Jeanne! Think about it. It had fantasy, the guy was an Astronaut. It was as much science fiction as say Buffy, or Third Rock. It was also very popular.
      And the almost forgotten Planet of the Apes TV series.
      And of course a HUGE Hit show that seems to be totaly forgotten from the list... Mork and Mindy!

  • They do screw up by leaving out DS9. However BSG is #2 and they comment along the lines that it would be #1 if it wasn't new.

    Moore's better baby did pretty damn well.

  • Um, hello (Score:5, Insightful)

    by scolby (838499) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:43PM (#13639277) Journal
    There are better sci fi shows than Farscape, but there aren't 50 sci fi shows better than Farscape. What a horrible omission from that list.
  • by DarkBlackFox (643814) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:43PM (#13639279)
    Come on, they put the Thunderbirds in front of Futurama... That's just wrong.
  • by vspazv (578657) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:44PM (#13639282)
    It only lasted a single season but I really liked Space, Above and Beyond.
    • Yes! Finally another fan! I thought I was the only person alive that even remember that show, I really loved it. A while ago I was lucky enough to track down a torrent with good-quality rips of the whole season.
    • by Coryoth (254751) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @04:05PM (#13639964) Homepage Journal
      I have to agree. As someone else said of Farscape, there are better SF shows, but there certainly aren't 50 of them! How it could be left off (along with Farscape and Red Dwarf apparently) is a mystery to me. Sure, it started poorly, but the last 2/3rds of the season were great. It had a lot more darkness and grit than many SF shows.

      Also a little cnfusing is that while they managed to pick up Nowhere Man (which was a surprisingly good show all things considered) they somehow neglected The Prisoner (to which Nowhere Man owes a great deal).

      And how exactly does Firefly finish behind Voyager and Xena?

      Seems like a real slap dash hodge podge to me.

      Jedidiah.
    • SAAB was definitely one of the more promising Sci-Fi shows around.

      It was mature in that there were no ridiculous alien species and warfare was very much a serious business - there was less reliance on rely on flashy special effects and cool guns or technobabble and more focus on conflict and tragic destruction. I remember vaguely the episode "Abandon All Hope" where

      It was human in that the main characters were flawed in ways that were fundamental and related to their scarred past. It wasn't the sort of chea
      • Wow, food for thought indeed.

        I see that resemblence, but in a way BSG has more hope, there is more room for "gee what if". SAAB had a relatively confined, military story, just soldiers trying to get through the war. BSG (not counting pegasus) was dark, but every episode tried to give you hope that, even though your race was killed in a horrific nuclear holocaust, and you were running from an inplacable foe with little or no resources, things were kinda looking up.

        That said I still love SAAB more than any se
  • Doesn't get much better than a show with smart ass comments about others.

    Exactly what we all do in life

    Hell, now I have to log onto /. to get my fill
  • Science Fiction? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Dionysus (12737) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:45PM (#13639291) Homepage
    They have a pretty weird definition of science fiction. I mean, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.? Mystery Science Theater 3000? Tales from the Crypt? Avengers? Batman? Buffy? Why not Friends while you're at it? I mean, a New York without any colored people?
    • Batman owned a 20,000 decibel bat-belt. Now I'm not sure the writers had a clue as to how dangerous something of that magnitude would be. But batman has a weapon that it above and beyond 99% of all Sci-fi weapons... A Death Starhas nothing on that bad boy.

      If 20,000 decibels doesnt sound like much, you havent heard it :)

      Storm

    • Re:Science Fiction? (Score:3, Informative)

      by unapersson (38207)
      Unless you have a particularly narrow definition of Science Fiction, most of those fit. For example, The Avengers had invading plants from space, killer robots etc. How can you not call it Science Fiction?

    • Re:Science Fiction? (Score:5, Informative)

      by Red Flayer (890720) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:09PM (#13639485) Journal
      " They have a pretty weird definition of science fiction"

      The media industry, in deciding what genre a show is, can't slice the pie too fine, or the definitions become useless. They are more likely to define the genres according to audience, since that's what advertisers want to see. So, no Horror-fantasy, Horror, High Fantasy, or Historical Fantasy genre labels for us.

      Given that the media industry has so much influence on public perception of things, is it surprising that people slowly change how they label things to fit the media labels?

      From http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Science_ficti on_on_television [laborlawtalk.com]:

      "There is some ambiguity as to what exactly "science fiction" covers in terms of television. In recent years, the term has come to cover any programme that deals in the fantastical or even merely the horrific, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed or Angel. More accurately these programmes are not science fiction as they don't involve any real scientific element, and are perhaps more comfortably covered under the generic term "telefantasy"."

  • Buffy? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by oxymor00n (780866)
    Buffy the vampire (s)layer a sci-fi-show? I suspect they pulled this list out of their ass..
  • Science Fiction?!! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by nebaz (453974) * on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:46PM (#13639296)
    I'm sorry, and I'm sure this is beating a dead horse, but Superman, Batman, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, et als. are not SCIENCE FICTION. Granted, there may be a correlation between the viewership of said shows, but these shows don't even pretend to be futuristic, or contain a science element at all. Batman, maybe, but I hate it when people lump these things all under the "sci fi" umbrella. This is why we have all this horror shlock on the Sci-Fi channel and things like Farscape get cancelled.
    • Yes they bloody well are science-fiction. They might not be your preferred type of science fiction but that's neither here nor there.

      Let's see: Superman has aliens; Batman relies on high tech gadgets; Buffy is edging out to using magic, but then "any significantly advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic".

      There's more to science fiction than just space opera.

  • No Lexx? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by satanami69 (209636) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:48PM (#13639312) Homepage
    The top ten of this list I can agree with. Lost isn't even close to sci-fi, but man, how do you leave off Lexx from this list? Nothing grabbed my attention(and made me cover myself with a pillow) more than that show did.
    • Nothing ... (... made me cover myself with a pillow) more than [Lexx] did.

      Er... which part of yourself — no, never mind.

    • (and made me cover myself with a pillow) more than that show did.

      And just what were you trying to hide?

    • Re:No Lexx? (Score:3, Informative)

      by anticypher (48312)
      If they just hadn't made that fourth season, Lexx might have made the list. The first season's four movies were great, showing the result of the four creators fleshing out their story, characters, CGI artwork, and background details for over a decade. Every idea they had went into crafting that universe, and it showed. The movies were good enough to get the series picked up for at least two more seasons, but by then they were out of ideas, and the 2nd and 3rd seasons were abyssimal.

      To get the series funded
  • by dada21 (163177) * <adam.dada@gmail.com> on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:48PM (#13639313) Homepage Journal
    I watched it [wikipedia.org] once, it was too alien to me.

    Synapsis: This head alien interrogates others [wikipedia.org] like it regarding its numerous abuses by Man. Freaky episodes about the aliens' fashion, body morphing in their latter life stage, even discussions about how they can get their alien race to win the Presidency [wikipedia.org].

    Eerie.
  • The Prisoner (Score:5, Insightful)

    by ettlz (639203) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:49PM (#13639328) Journal
    Greatest 50, my arse! Where's The Prisoner?
    • Who is number one? Exatly!
    • Re:The Prisoner (Score:3, Insightful)

      by pauljlucas (529435)
      The Prisoner (despite Netflix's incorrect synopsis) isn't science fiction [wikipedia.org]. It's a cold-war-era spy story.
  • How else do you explain Buffy the Vampire Slayer coming in lower than Wonder Woman? Ok, granted Linda Carter's breasts were bigger than all of the combined breasts of every female Buffy cast member but I don't think that should be the deciding factor.
  • Best sf show (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MsWillow (17812) * on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:51PM (#13639342) Homepage Journal
    Hands down, Farscape. Well-thought-out, well-scripted, believable aliens, and an interesting ship. 'S a crying shame that the SciFi channel pulled the plug. I really miss it. It made cable tv worth the money - that, and F1 racing.

    Next best is an oldie: The Prisoner. If you're under 40, you likely missed it. :( #6 just refused to cave in, and he won... or did he?
  • Heh, I think it's safe to say this list is full of shit, since ST: Voyager is rated higher then Firefly. But then again, he did rate Voyager lower then Xena, which seems to be pretty spot on since we all know what a bastion of quality science fiction Xena was.

    Oh, and "'Star Trek Voyager' started off slow but ended as one of the better 'Star Trek' spinoffs" is not necessarily a compliment.

  • firefly? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by cavetroll (602361) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:51PM (#13639348)
    I can't believe no one seems to have mentioned this yet, slashdot is not normally short of firefly fanboys. Not that it actually deserves top spot, that should belong to Babylon 5, with Blake's 7 in second, but IMO firefly should still have made top 10
  • by fermion (181285) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:52PM (#13639361) Homepage Journal
    Well, this list is clearly just a cheap method to generate ad revenue, but if we give the paper the benifit of the doubt, I think the list is a bit daft.

    Xena, though a fine show, is hardly a science fiction. It has none of the technology, exploration of current social problems, or even exploration of various cultures. Pretty much it just a medeival cop show.

    Sliders was not ahead of it's time. It was just another huckleberry finn, star trek, docotor who knockoff with none of the redeeming factors. It is quite suitable for the adolecent maile, with a good role model, a pretty girl into geeks, and trivial story line. However, there are no layers that might make it interesting to an adult. The writing was woodden, even by scifi standards.

    One contemporary scifi show that is seldom mentioned is 'The Cape'. Based on reality, good exploration life, and how we might move forward. Much more interesting than anything I saw on that list, though the show only works if you ignore current reality, as is true for most scifi.

  • Seriously. Where is "The Invaders"?
    • Great, now I feel old.... (I remember The Invaders first-run) .... The Invaders was one of the very first SF series to achieve mainstream acceptance and commercial success, as it generated an audience among folk who normally only watched soaps and dramas.

      I agree with someone above who said that this article was for the purpose of generating traffic, and the list was pretty much pulled out of their ass. That is, it's whatever shows they could remember offhand, with no research whatsoever, and probably by a m
  • Full Listing (Score:5, Informative)

    by scovetta (632629) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @02:53PM (#13639368) Homepage
    From scovetta.blogspot.com [blogspot.com]:

    50. 'Earth - Final Conflict'
    49. 'The Wild Wild West'
    48. '3rd Rock From The Sun'
    47. 'Buck Rogers in the 25th Century'
    46. 'That Was Then'
    45. 'The Greatest American Hero'
    44. 'Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman'
    43. 'Nowhere Man'
    42. 'Science Fiction Theatre'
    41. 'Futurama'
    40. 'The Thunderbirds'
    39. 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'
    38. 'Batman'
    37. 'Space 1999'
    36. 'The Bionic Woman'
    35. 'Battlestar Galactica' (Original)
    34. 'The Avengers'
    33. 'Lost In Space'
    32. 'My Favorite Martian'
    31. 'Alien Nation'
    30. 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea'
    29. 'The Six Million Dollar Man'
    28. 'Adventures of Superman'
    27. 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
    26. 'Stargate Atlantis'
    25. 'The Jetsons'
    24. 'Wonder Woman'
    23. 'Tales from the Crypt'
    22. 'Andromeda'
    21. 'Quantum Leap'
    20. 'The Hitchhiker'
    19. 'Dark Angel'
    18. 'V'
    17. 'Firefly'
    16. 'Flash Gordon'
    15. 'Logan's Run'
    14. 'Star Trek Voyager'
    13. 'The Outer Limits'
    12. 'Xena: Warrior Princess'
    11. 'Lost'
    10. 'Sliders'
    9. 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'
    8. 'Dr. Who'
    7. 'The Twilight Zone'
    6. 'Stargate SG-1'
    5. 'Babylon 5'
    4. 'The X-Files'
    3. 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
    2. 'Battlestar Galactica' (New)
    1. 'Star Trek' (Original)
    • Re:Full Listing (Score:5, Interesting)

      by Aphrika (756248) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:04PM (#13639441)
      Top 10 missing ones:

      Red Dwarf
      Blake's 7
      Battle of the Planets (C'mon, Futurama's in there!)
      Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
      DS9
      Lexx
      The Prisoner
      Seaquest DSV
      Stingray
      Captain Scarlett

      Seems someone's got selective-memoryitis...
      • Blake's 7 4TW! (Score:3, Informative)

        by Attaturk (695988)
        Us Brits were just lucky I guess. Blake's 7 [wikipedia.org] was the ultimate anti-Star Trek. Here Blake and his dubious crew of criminals and freedom fighters/terrorists took on the all-powerful Big-Brother-esque Federation.

        In the first episode our hero is set up as a post mind-wipe former rabble rouser that witnesses the mass murder of a secret meeting of dissidents. The authorities have him set up as a child molester, destroy him and his reputation and then ship him off to a penal colony (after having his lawyer an
      • "The Time Tunnel" (Score:5, Insightful)

        by Derling Whirvish (636322) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @05:54PM (#13640668) Journal
        What about "The Time Tunnel [tvparty.com]"? The list has "Quantum Leap" and QL is simply an updated TTT. Both were pretty much the same thing except QL overlayed a social commentary on the time jumps that TTT didn't.
  • It comments on how some shows were ahead of their time. Well, all SciFi shows are ahead of their time, aren't they? [G] That's what reruns and DVD collections are for.

    ST:TOS deserves to be #1, because that's what has brought more people into SciFi than anything else.

    And while I liked the Man from U.N.C.L.E., I hardly consider it SciFi, even if he did have a communicator the size of a pack of cigarettes (later built into a pen).

    • by Reziac (43301) *
      The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was SF in the same way that The Wild Wild West was (in fact they were very similar series, just set in different environments) -- in that both frequently had "futuristic" (with respect to the era the show is set in) villains, and futuristic villains' gadgetry.

      So yeah, these shows are borderline by any standard, and don't fit the purist definition of SF. But under the broad definition of SF as any sort of non-mundane fiction ("we know it when we see it"), they both fit.

      At the time I d
  • I didn't realize there WERE 50 science fiction shows. Star Trek, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica - can't be more than a few more than that,
  • was good to see B5, the new Battlestar Galactica and two incarnations of Star Trek in the top ten, but Voyager beating Firefly??? And they clearly had to have cut DS9 to make room for the injustice they did in honoring Atlantis at all.

    Hey, Boston.com, there's more to good SciFi than Jeri Ryan's boobs. (Like Kaylee....:-D)

  • ad revenue (Score:5, Funny)

    by boarder (41071) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:01PM (#13639423) Homepage
    1. Post list of top 50 things a geek cares about.
        1a. doesn't matter how accurate or well researched the list is

    2. Make list available one item per time on a page heavy with ads

    3. Post link to /.

    4. There is no ..., just straight profit from the geeks clicking through 50 pages of ads.
  • You do realize that arguing about this list makes you sound like the Comic Book Guy on the Simpsons, right? I'm serious. Just read some of the threads in his voice, and it sounds like a custom-made script, a soliloquy of unrequited geek passion.
    • Well we (you and me too) are all here on a Saturday afternoon reading (and replying to) Slashdot, ya know. That's already pretty nerdy and kinda implies we don't have too much of a life to begin with.
  • by WarwickRyan (780794) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:04PM (#13639443)
    ..and they missed the best fantasy show of them all [foxnews.com].
  • Who is number one? (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Oracle of Bandwidth (528405) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:05PM (#13639450)
    Where is The Prisioner? I mean it's not exatly Sci-fi, but neither is this list, and at least it was innovative.
  • #5 Battlestar: Galactica (new)
    #4 The Outer Limits (original)
    #3 Star Trek TOS
    #2 Stargate SG-1
    #1 Babylon 5 ...is not worth reading any further IMO. The only arguable point in my mind is whether BSG should actually be ahead of The Outer Limits. My feeling is it probably will be, and could even beat out ST:TOS in the end, but for now it's where it should be.

    And don't bother disagreeing, you are wrong :)
  • Futurama outranked by the Thunderbirds?

    Futurama 41st greatest of all time?!?!?!

    When the Humanoid-Carrot revolution of 2120 comes, you'll understand how far ahead of its time this fantastic show really was.
  • by Vthornheart (745224) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:14PM (#13639533)
    "They don't even give a nod to greatest-trek-of-all-time DS9"

    Flamebait (-1)

  • Jilted Again (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Burz (138833) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @03:25PM (#13639627) Journal
    When will these Sci-Fi "critics" finally live up to their lofty edifice and recognize Lost Saucer as one of the greats?

    Someday, Ruth Buzzy and Jim Neighbors will get their due.
  • by falloutboy (150069) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @04:40PM (#13640241)
    This isn't really a story; its just a bunch of blurbs about show plots with actually no commentary whatsoever. I clicked through fifty pages of that nonsense hoping to find some meat to it, but I hath been led down a path of ad impressions and wasted time. From now on I'm boycotting all thigns Boston, except when the Sox play the Yankees, and then only to root for the Yankees. Thats right Boston.com, I said go Yankees.

    On a slightly more relevent note, I just marathoned like seven episodes of the new Battlestar Galactica on my DVR, and I think it might actually be the best show on TV, including those edgy shows on cable where they show boobies. Its that good.
  • WTF? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by dtfinch (661405) * on Saturday September 24, 2005 @05:29PM (#13640531) Journal
    Number 27: 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'

    Number 12: 'Xena: Warrior Princess'

    Xena better than Buffy? Both sci-fi?
  • Crap list... (Score:5, Informative)

    by psykocrime (61037) <{mindcrime} {at} {cpphacker.co.uk}> on Saturday September 24, 2005 @06:52PM (#13641027) Homepage Journal
    Whaaa-waaaa--wwwwaaattt?????

    no Salvage, Blue Thunder, Airwolf, Knight Rider, Automan, Max Headroom or The Prisoner????

  • by Dolphinzilla (199489) on Saturday September 24, 2005 @07:04PM (#13641085) Journal
    where the hell is Lexx? it makes my top 50 easily so does
    Time Tunnel, Land of The Giants and The Invaders

    There are a bunch of good SciFi series out there that far outranks some of the ones that made the top 50 -

    I love Linda Carter as Wonder Woman, but give me a break as SciFi it does not even rate a number IMHO !
  • RED DWARF!!! (Score:3, Insightful)

    by brian0918 (638904) <brian0918 AT gmail DOT com> on Saturday September 24, 2005 @08:28PM (#13641574)
    Nuff said.

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