Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Top 10 WORST Sci-Fi Shows

Top 10 WORST Sci-Fi Shows EVER! w/Videos: "You know, these days with shows like Lost, Heroes, and Battlestar Galactica, it’s easy to forget how bad we used to have it on television when it came to sci-fi shows. Sure, we remember the Star Treks, the Fireflys, the Babylon 5s, and so on, that managed to crawl their way into our hearts…but lest we forget - Forever Geek is here to remind you just how lucky we are these days. Sci-Fi on TV used to be BAD…real bad.

With that said, we present to you the 10 WORST Sci-Fi Shows of all time. Complete with video of each horrible, horrible, television mistake."

10 comments:

Jeff Meyerson said...

"I said lunch, not launch!"

Un-fricking-believable.

I always thought Manimal was the nadir but I never even heard of Automan. How stoned was Desi, Jr. when he made it and how badly did Robert Lansing and Gerry O'Loughlin need paychecks to agree to be in it?

Todd Mason said...

The respondents at the original post are correct...CLEOPATRA 2525 was as Bergman's SHAME compared to such things as SMALL WONDER, HOLMES AND YOYO, LAND OF THE LOST, SPACE 1999, and any number of Spielberg and Irwin Allen tv atrocities. I found QUARK funny for an episode or so when very young...don't know what I'd make of it today.

TM said...

And I didn't even mention the Universal horrors of the 1970s...Bionic People, CATTLECAR GALACTOSE...

Bill Crider said...

Some people would argue with you about LAND OF THE LOST. It did at least have some big-name SF writers do the scripts.

Brent McKee said...

As good as the current Battlestar Galactica is, that's how bad the original Battlestar Galactica was. And at that it was still ten thousand times better than Galactica 1980. And I think I'd have ot add to the list just about any show that Gerry Anderson produced that featured people instead of marionettes.

Todd Mason said...

Indeed, about both the Andersons' UFO as well as SPACE: 1999 (they weren't involved with THE CHAMPIONS, where they?), and good writers working on LAND OF THE LOST...but the acting on that latter series was so atrocious, as I rediscovered a year or so back, that I'm not sure how even ingenious scripts might triumph.

Fred Blosser said...

Robert E. Howard fans would add Ralf Muller's syndicated CONAN series to the list.

I can't muster any fair degree of indignation about any of these shows, because it's axiomatic that Hollywood treats SF and fantasy like trash as a rule. So why expect anything different until shown otherwise? Most of these shows were essentially cops-and-robbers decked out with special or not so special FX, because some producer saw a chance to ride the success of a popular SF or superhero hit in the movies.

Also, confession time, I have a certain fondness for unabashed cheese. I used to watch Pam Anderson's VIP for the weekly scenes in which Pam and her foxy co-stars would lounge by the hot tub or pool in bikinis.

Bill Crider said...

And who among us could blame you?

Benjie said...

Still, Far Out Space Nuts: bad sci-fi, good comedy (for what it was - Saturday morning fare).

TM said...

V.I.P., like CLEOPATRA 2525, had no pretense of being anything but a spoofy timewaster...somehow, the leaden camp of the Irwin Allen shows (LOST IN SPACE, LAND OF THE GIANTS, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, THE TIME TUNNEL) grated on me much worse. Also, any series with Molly Culver in the cast gets much slack cut for it...even if she's in street clothes.