What's the best scifi tv series of all time?

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What! No mention of The X-Files? (I may have missed a brief reference, but didn't see any on a second quick scan-through.) The X-Files took the main themes that run throughout the non-fiction UFO/UAP lexicon and saturated its storylines with the tension the concept brings to a real-world setting we all live in and some of us wonder deeply about. And some of us have seen and experienced. I think it's all part of a preparation we are receiving subtly at the behest of the government.
 
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I saw Star Trek TOS in first run, but my favorite is TNG. What got me hooked on sci-fi was the “Attack of the Flying Saucers”, “Forbidden Planet”, and “Journey to the Seventh Planet”. Saw the last one first run at a drive-in theater.
 
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Zombies are crap. Fantasy, not Sci Fi.
Still, although I agree, for a TV series you gotta admit TWD did make a lot of money for a long time. It's popularity is starting to wear thin though. I call it the Zombie soap opera. As far as the movies, WWZ brought in a lot of money also. It was nominated
for the best special effects and they called it Sci-Fi Fantasy. So, what would they call Sci-Fi Space? Just Sci-Fi? Thats how
most people relate to it..
 
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Still, although I agree, for a TV series you gotta admit TWD did make a lot of money for a long time. It's popularity is starting to wear thin though. I call it the Zombie soap opera. As far as the movies, WWZ brought in a lot of money also.
The zombie apocalypse does sell. TWD and the two spin-offs definitely have followings.

Then there is the pile o' movies within the "genre". Fun for a bit, but they do tend to lose their novelty.
 
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The zombie apocalypse does sell. TWD and the two spin-offs definitely have followings.

Then there is the pile o' movies within the "genre". Fun for a bit, but they do tend to lose their novelty.
COLGeek, personally I always saw it as being in the Horror genre. But that wasn't what Hollywood put it in.
 

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COLGeek, personally I always saw it as being in the Horror genre. But that wasn't what Hollywood put it in.
I tend to agree. A bit of psuedo-science seems to be at the basis for many of these. Certainly requires viewers to suspend reality a bit.

Other than some of the old B-movies. My first recalled zombie encounters were playing D&D as a teenager.
 
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Now they have " Fear the Walking Dead" I watched it a couple of times, It has an old West type of tone to it. They saddle up and go after the bad guys. You hardly ever see any zombies, just the good guys and the bad guys. They did witness a very large piece of Space junk reentering the atmosphere, and crash in a forest causeing a fire.
 
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I was, a trekkie, from way back, kinda liked UFO,
then was Space 1999, BSG(orig), Buck Rogers in the 25th century. And a short span, The Incredible Hulk,
Did anyone else remember a shortlived series on Tv
Salvage 1? Saturday mornings was the Ark 1, just a few. But still like TNG, Voyager, and Enterprise.


 

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Dr Who

I remember the very first episode (about 1962-3). The Tardis was said to change its appearance to suit its surroundings, but it never did. Unless, of course, telephone boxes are the same worldwide. And, mobile phones never got invented.

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From what I’ve seen on TV and movies, yours were wood and painted red. I imagine similar throughout the Empire. Ours, in the 1940s inside were wood and varnished natural, but, later outside ones were aluminum with mostly windows. Later, just aluminum panel on a wall or post. Always included a thick phone book with the page I needed ripped out.
 
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Our red paint surrounded a lot of glass - panes about 8* by 6" - so it was like a rectangular sided goldfish bowl. Security, I suppose. Otherwise the same. I don't know if it was only in London, but there were four thick directories; complete with torn pages.

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Battlestar Galactica

Everything here - drama, science fiction, mysticism, and religion, surprisingly organically merged into this magnificent series, or maybe a multi-part film. And although the shortcomings of the genre, in the form of two or three 'extra' episodes, or a partial lack of scenery in some moments make themselves felt, on the whole, the story captures extraordinarily. Looks in one breath - I watched 3 seasons in 4 days without stopping! The cast is great, but the script is even better. Some of the plot finds are simply striking in their originality and beauty. The number of jambs, in comparison with the overwhelming majority of fantasy series, is minimal, there is practically no tension and artificiality.
 
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Got to say techman 1, you summed it up perfectly,
The original BSG ,was the best of it's time.
I really liked, the episode, where all the viper pilots
we're affected by some sickness and all the females
Had to turn fighter pilots, it was a good show. It also allows the female characters to come forward, other than just background. Just a perspective (guy).
The original showed, like you said, a whole aspect
and the other episode was they found the Pegasus
Battlestar great 2 part. Show
 

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