Tuesday, September 09, 2008

20 Greatest Sci-Fi TV Shows

At least according to Entertainment Weekly.

9 comments:

Benjie said...

Some issues with the order of some of the entries, and - they included Lost in favor of Farscape?

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

Both The Prisoner and The Outer Limits are ranked far too low. And can you honestly look me in the eye and say Buck Rogers was a better show than The Invaders?

Randy Johnson said...

I agree on Buck Rogers. I almost didn't read the rest of the list when I saw it at number twenty. Farscape, The Invaders, or even Deep Space Nine would have been a better fit on the list.
Ivan's right about both Outer Limits(both versions) and The Prisoner's levels. Much to low.

Mike Doran said...

I've got to add something about THE INVADERS... when they get around to putting out the second-season DVD set, pay particular attention to the last half-dozen episodes, bearing in mind that they were written and filmed in 1968 - smack in the middle of the Vietnam war. And also bear in mind that they were produced by Quinn Martin at the same time that he was producing THE FBI. Your jaw might drop to its full length at what you see.

Fred Blosser said...

No MY FAVORITE MARTIAN, MY LIVING DOLL, LOST IN SPACE, or LAND OF THE GIANTS? I jest, but what about the U.K. Quatermass shows, which I guess would now be termed miniseries?

Toby said...

I was surprised 'Deep Space Nine' didn't make the list, and once I saw 'Buck Rogers' was on it, I feared that 'Alf' would be showing up somewhere.

But having 'The Prisoner' lower on the list than 'V' just ain't right!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

No Captain Video, no Space Cadet, no Run for Your Life, no Time Tunnel? Actually, I thought most of them were okay picks, seeing as hw I haven't seen many of them.

Todd Mason said...

Not only as airheaded as you could possibly want (and if you're going to include THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, why the hell not TIME TUNNEL?), but also can't even get the facts straight...THE OUTER LIMITS, first series, wasn't even the third all-sf anthology series, much less the first, on US tv.
TALES OF TOMORROW might've been the first, Ivan Tors's SCIENCE FICTION THEATER was probably the third, and I'm choosing to assume it's the hour rather than creeping Alzheimver's which keeps me from remembering TOT's contemporary package, leaving aside the likes of LIGHTS OUT, the tv version.

And the sooner we admit THE TWILIGHT ZONE bit as often as Charles Beaumont and to a less consistent extent Richard Matheson would rescue it from yet another dumbass one-puncher by Serling, the better off we'll all be.

Todd Mason said...

Also, the lack of JOURNEYMAN is foolish, as is that of the more arguably sfnal DAYBREAK. But if HEROES is included, and TZ and TOL...