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MickeM
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Over the years I've got stuck to shows like Stargate SG-1, Atlantis, Start Trek TOS and another oldie Space 1999. The TNS I gladly watched but not all episodes, DS9 I never followed and if I remember well it was because it was on a channel I didn't have.

Now it's so easy to catch up on shows since they come in DVD boxes that aren't that expensive.

Can you recommend me a show that comes in a DVD box which is of SG-1 entertainment quality? Sci-Fi
I mean, I like Heroes and Prisonbreak but that's nothing I'd spend money to get in a box. Rather wacth it on TV with the family.
I'm positive we don't get all the great Sci-Fi shows in Sweden and when we do they have a hard time finding good airing time so it doesn't seem too popular a genre here.

Battlestar Galactica is running on the TV now but I never seem to find the time to watch it. Is it good?

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QUOTE (MickeM @ Nov 21 2007, 05:25 PM) *
Battlestar Galactica is running on the TV now but I never seem to find the time to watch it. Is it good?

Battlestar Galactica is really, really good. Its my favorite serie without a doubt, theres always happening something and the whole story is amazing. You must watch it!

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QUOTE (Robin @ Nov 21 2007, 05:30 PM) *
Battlestar Galactica is really, really good. Its my favorite serie without a doubt, theres always happening something and the whole story is amazing. You must watch it!

I had a feeling that was the case. I will start watching! smile.gif

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QUOTE (Robin @ Nov 21 2007, 05:30 PM) *
Battlestar Galactica is really, really good. Its my favorite serie without a doubt, theres always happening something and the whole story is amazing. You must watch it!


Yeah, Battlestar Galactica is great...

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If you aren't exclusively tied into space based sci-fi, the last three series of Doctor Who are most certainly worth getting on DVD.

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QUOTE (botoxfox @ Nov 21 2007, 10:51 AM) *
Yeah, Battlestar Galactica is great...


One of the best ever.....

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i dont know if youd class it as Sci-Fi.... but it was on the Sci-Fi channel for a while sooo...

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the first 3 seasons are good (each with LOTS of episodes) after that they pretty much change the entire cast and it goes way downhill.
Check out the first 3 seasons though. you can get them in a box set.

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If you like older tv shows you should ofc watch some Star Trek!

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1) Doctor Who - Going back over 40 years. The 4th Doctor (Tom Wood) has been my favorite. And Peri my favorite Companion as she is built like a brick ****house (taught you some colloquial English there). However, the new series is fantastic, all three years. Rose as companion in series 1 and 2 was fantastic. And the companion in series 3 grew on me. And I expect the 4th to be great also, as the new companion is going to be good. She played in Christmas Special between year 2 and 3. Nothing beat Doctor Who, or even comes close in my book. An American Movie was made in the 90's, but it is only so-so, I don't consider it real Doctor Who.

2) For Comedy, Red Dwarf.

3) I think that the last Star Trek Series "Star Trek Enterprise" was real good, and not appreciated. Very good acting, characters, and it was fresh.


I tend not to like much of the current stuff, other than Who. They seem to all want to put some ideology into them, push dippy doo media entertainment cultural values on you, rather than just be entertaining. The last Star Trek series did a little of that, it was annoying. But only a couple times. Red Dwarf is just funny and quite creative.

Doctor Who has had a few series where it clearly has been making a point of how TV is sucking out the brains of people in society. Well an Alien got into the TV sets and did that physically. Clearly this was a metaphor. Kind of hypocritical for sure, but I respect that. Killed my TV long ago to protect my brain, only watch selective items on tape or DVD.

QUOTE (Tank @ Nov 21 2007, 11:47 AM) *
If you aren't exclusively tied into space based sci-fi, the last three series of Doctor Who are most certainly worth getting on DVD.


Why just the last 3? I think they are great. But so are earlier ones. Doctors 1-3 are pretty old time, but still interesting. 4 is great. 5 and 6 pretty good. 7 went down hill I feel a bit (last series before break). The movie does not count in my book.

Even though they did not have the budgets in series back then, they made up for it with scripts, and characters.
This is why I consider much of current crap on tv banal. Just effects, other than that pretty shallow, predictable. Sometimes a movie will come out, and get a lot of attention. I won't watch it for awhile, then check it out. And 10 minutes later turn it off, just effects, boring, predictable.

In some old series they did not have the money, so they had no choice but to really do things in a special way with scripts and nuances, character studies. But you have to be someone who appreciates that kind of stuff.


edit: if you are interested in looking at these on youtube, well, I accept is is not right, stealing in a way, but what the heck, you can do a search on "Runaway Bride" to see an example, the Christmas Special after Rose left. Actually the entire 3 years are on youtube, but the guy codes them to avoid detection. Accunts with Who have pretty much been eliminated by youtube, you used to be able to find most everything.

Here is a nice tribute to Rose, done to music.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pnhvLNwZ65M

Played by Billie Piper, former pop star, better actor. I am a pretty tough guy I think, but I cried seeing this.

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QUOTE (JVM @ Nov 21 2007, 06:39 PM) *
Firefly! That's all I have to say. Now go get it. biggrin.gif

[edit] Look here.

3190 reviews rate it 5/5.

I saw a Firefly movie (Serenity) and didn't understand a lot of it but it was cool anyway. Think I would have cought more if I had seen the series first biggrin.gif

QUOTE (Tank @ Nov 21 2007, 06:47 PM) *
If you aren't exclusively tied into space based sci-fi, the last three series of Doctor Who are most certainly worth getting on DVD.

Yeah, will check it out. It started airing here but probably collided with "Desperate housewives" or something laugh.gif Never got to watch it.

QUOTE (muntahunta @ Nov 21 2007, 06:59 PM) *
i dont know if youd class it as Sci-Fi.... but it was on the Sci-Fi channel for a while sooo...

Sliders

the first 3 seasons are good (each with LOTS of episodes) after that they pretty much change the entire cast and it goes way downhill.
Check out the first 3 seasons though. you can get them in a box set.

Never heard of Sliders but the boxes were so cheap it's worth a blind shot

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QUOTE (fkalich @ Nov 21 2007, 07:19 PM) *
Why just the last 3? I think they are great. But so are earlier ones. Doctors 1-3 are pretty old time, but still interesting. 4 is great. 5 and 6 pretty good. 7 went down hill I feel a bit (last series before break). The movie does not count in my book.


Oh, the original series are excellent. Peter Davidson (the 5th Doctor) was my first. But I've got quite a healthy collection of the old stuff, which my 10 year old son is now into in a big way. As an introduction though, the more recent stuff gets an episode all wrapped up in 45 minutes, so they're a gentler way into the addiction that soon takes over. smile.gif

For those who didn't see it, here's the current Doctor (played by David Tennant) meeting his fifth incarnation (Peter Davidson), in a 5 minute piece for BBC's Children in Need biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtIXg7MzPUY

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QUOTE (Skewlbuzz @ Nov 21 2007, 07:41 PM) *
If you like older tv shows you should ofc watch some Star Trek!

Watched the series in the 70's for the first time and us kids played the adventures outdoors. At that time there were two channels only so us kids pretty mutch watched the same shows biggrin.gif

QUOTE (fkalich @ Nov 21 2007, 08:19 PM) *
3) I think that the last Star Trek Series "Star Trek Enterprise" was real good, and not appreciated. Very good acting, characters, and it was fresh.

I had a vague memory of it, looked it up at amazon and yeah, I think they made a try airing that series here but it failed.

Also as you suggest I will try to find out more about the old Dr Who. I'm a sucker for old sci-fi aswell.
Have the complete Gojira box (except for the latest Godzilla movie) and another big time favorite is "Destroy all monsters", not a series but a great old sci fi movie.

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QUOTE (JVM @ Nov 21 2007, 09:39 AM) *
Firefly! That's all I have to say. Now go get it. biggrin.gif

[edit] Look here.

3190 reviews rate it 5/5.



Wait, i retract my former post, i forgot all about Firefly, that is a great one, amazing!!

Also, check out the movie "Serenity", its based on that show smile.gif

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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Nov 21 2007, 06:59 PM) *
...Sliders...



QUOTE (fkalich @ Nov 21 2007, 08:19 PM) *
...Rose as companion in series 1 and 2 was fantastic. And the companion in series 3 grew on me. And I expect the 4th to be great also, as the new companion is going to be good. She played in Christmas Special between year 2 and 3. Nothing beat Doctor Who, or even comes close in my book. ...

2) For Comedy, Red Dwarf...


...

edit: if you are interested in looking at these on youtube, well, I accept is is not right, stealing in a way, but what the heck, you can do a search on "Runaway Bride" to see an example, the Christmas Special after Rose left. Actually the entire 3 years are on youtube, but the guy codes them to avoid detection. Accunts with Who have pretty much been eliminated by youtube, you used to be able to find most everything.

Here is a nice tribute to Rose, done to music.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=pnhvLNwZ65M

Played by Billie Piper, former pop star, better actor. I am a pretty tough guy I think, but I cried seeing this.



QUOTE (Tank @ Nov 21 2007, 08:57 PM) *
Oh, the original series are excellent. Peter Davidson (the 5th Doctor) was my first.

...


For those who didn't see it, here's the current Doctor (played by David Tennant) meeting his fifth incarnation (Peter Davidson), in a 5 minute piece for BBC's Children in Need biggrin.gif

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtIXg7MzPUY


+ 1 for all the fkalicj and Tank say about Dr Who - recent incarnation with Tennant and Piper have been great - my little one see's Billie as a bit of a role model - which can't be bad.

Sliders as Muntahunta says is over looked unfairly and Red Dwarf as per fkalich is a legend in sci fi comedy.. Don't think any one's mentioned it but I also like Andromeda.

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QUOTE (muntahunta @ Nov 21 2007, 08:59 PM) *
i dont know if youd class it as Sci-Fi.... but it was on the Sci-Fi channel for a while sooo...

Sliders

the first 3 seasons are good (each with LOTS of episodes) after that they pretty much change the entire cast and it goes way downhill.
Check out the first 3 seasons though. you can get them in a box set.


I absolutely loved the first 3 seasons biggrin.gif but i agree with what you said about what happened after, dang, they should have stopped at that episode with the noisy garden door tongue.gif (if you remember biggrin.gif )


I also agree with The Uncreator and JVM, firefly is awesome, and the movie is pretty damn good!

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QUOTE (Tank @ Nov 21 2007, 12:47 PM) *
If you aren't exclusively tied into space based sci-fi, the last three series of Doctor Who are most certainly worth getting on DVD.


+1

Doctor Who was very tired when they retired it in the 90s - but this new version is a completely different animal - its very well written, great effects and some cool story lines.

There is also a spinoff called Torchwood which is more adult in content than Doctor who which is really aimed at kids (though loved be adults!)

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QUOTE (tonymiro @ Nov 21 2007, 04:18 PM) *
+ 1 for all the fkalicj and Tank say about Dr Who - recent incarnation with Tennant and Piper have been great - my little one see's Billie as a bit of a role model - which can't be bad.

Sliders as Muntahunta says is over looked unfairly and Red Dwarf as per fkalich is a legend in sci fi comedy.. Don't think any one's mentioned it but I also like Andromeda.

Cheers,
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I really liked Andromeda. Damn, I need to quit watching this stuff, don't have time, now look what you have done. I had forgotten about it. And now I am going to check out Sliders, because of you, and I don't have time for this1

I highly recommend Star Trek Enterprise. It was the least successful. Trek fanatics would stone me for this, but it is my favorite of all of them.

Here is the theme song. Beautiful, inspirational, one of my favorite themes. Trek fanatics hated it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=D8TVrUa2GpE&feature=related

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QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Nov 21 2007, 04:35 PM) *
+1

Doctor Who was very tired when they retired it in the 90s - but this new version is a completely different animal - its very well written, great effects and some cool story lines.

There is also a spinoff called Torchwood which is more adult in content than Doctor who which is really aimed at kids (though loved be adults!)


Always has had an adult following, how else do you explain Peri?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=uFmdFs0_2h4

Although I though I like Peri, more than just eye candy.

The Doctor before Tennant was good, only one year, but did a fine job I thought. Like them both.

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