The sci-fi thread

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Ben

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:18pm
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I tried watching Blakes 7 the other night, but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe it's because I was tired. May give it another go.

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Matthew Stott

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:20pm [Edited]
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Never seen Blake 7. Or Sapphire & Steele. These are just two examples of classic brit sci-fi shows that I have never seen.

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Renegade Carpark

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:21pm
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Stargate: Atlantis was the last sci-fi show I fell in love with. Just like Firefly, it was cancelled before it's time. Teary

Not much to choose from at the moment, but for some reason I'm watching Almost Human, it suffers terribly in all sorts of departments, but Karl Urban is the lead and he is awesome.

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john lucas 101

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:25pm
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Blakes 7 and Sapphire & Steel were/are fab shows. Well worth it. I recently redisovered The Flipside of Dominic Hide. Sci-fi *and* A Play for Today!

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sootyj

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:28pm
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Quote: Renegade Carpark @ 11th January 2014, 8:21 PM GMT

Stargate: Atlantis was the last sci-fi show I fell in love with. Just like Firefly, it was cancelled before it's time. Teary

Not much to choose from at the moment, but for some reason I'm watching Almost Human, it suffers terribly in all sorts of departments, but Karl Urban is the lead and he is awesome.


Stargate Atlantis, it didn't even have McGyver in it.

Stargate Universe was pretty good, but was killed for being to blatant a BSG rip off.

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Nogget

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:29pm
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Quote: sootyj @ 11th January 2014, 8:28 PM GMT

Stargate Atlantis, it didn't even have McGyver in it.

Stargate Universe was pretty good, but was killed for being to blatant a BSG rip off.


I never realised the British Sitcom Guide was so influential.

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Matthew Stott

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:30pm
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Shows like Stargate always seem a bit ho-hum to me. Fringe was mostly pretty good. I see ads for something called 'Helix' that's starting on Five soone, from one of the people behind Battlestar Galactica.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:30pm
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Quote: Ben @ 11th January 2014, 8:18 PM GMT

I tried watching Blakes 7 the other night, but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe it's because I was tired. May give it another go.


It's concept was just way, way to hight for it's budget which less even than Dr Who.

So it was just painfully silly, slow moving and dependent on script it couldn't live upto.

Falling Skies on 5 star at the mo, not a bad little show, good fx, some good stories and buckets of violence, bit syrupy at times.

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Ben

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:33pm
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ 11th January 2014, 8:25 PM GMT

I recently redisovered The Flipside of Dominic Hide. Sci-fi *and* A Play for Today!


I love that. Such a charming little play.

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john lucas 101

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:37pm
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Quote: Ben @ 11th January 2014, 8:33 PM GMT

I love that. Such a charming little play.


Tis that. The sequel is on the same disc. Which I must watch, at some point.

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Matthew Stott

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:37pm
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Quantum Leap. That was good. I imagine they'll reboot that thing soon.

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:39pm [Edited]
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Annoyed F**k me Ben (not literally Errr ) what have you done, man?! Expect the site to crash in about two hours. :S

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john lucas 101

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:39pm
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Quote: sootyj @ 11th January 2014, 8:30 PM GMT

It's concept was just way, way to hight for it's budget which less even than Dr Who.

So it was just painfully silly, slow moving and dependent on script it couldn't live upto.


*shakes head and does disagreeing*

Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 11th January 2014, 8:39 PM GMT

Annoyed F**k me Ben (not literally Errr ) what have you done, man?! Expect the site to site to crash in about two hours. :S


Let's f**k shit up!

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Ben

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:40pm
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Quote: john lucas 101 @ 11th January 2014, 8:37 PM GMT

Tis that. The sequel is on the same disc. Which I must watch, at some point.


I'd advise you not to watch it.

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sootyj

  • Saturday 11th January 2014, 8:41pm
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It was not good telly.