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TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

She looks even better when wet.
She looks even better when wet.

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204993/

A girl, engineered to be a killer, flees her keepers, but as a woman she pursues general vigilante justice by helping a crime-fighting genius.

This series hits the ground running, featuring not just a stupifyingly hot Jessica Alba, but a great world, plot and everything else.

However, like too many series', Dark Angel suicide-bombs like it's been lit on fire and is heading for a volcano to end it's suffering. Not only is the second season bad enough to end the show, it's bad enough to not watch, even and especially for people who like the first.



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TODO - There are other media related to this universe, and I'm not sure what order to watch them in.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057765/

A pair of secret agents do secret agenty-stuff.

Seems great so far.

  • Alternately called The Man From Uncle.
  • United Network Command for Law and Enforcement




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Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007) poster

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt118480/
http://stargate.mgm.com/view/series/1/index.html
http://syfy.com/stargate/ (archive)

Having discovered an interplanetary teleporter, humans bumble around by sending teams through to other worlds.

Seems pretty good so far. It's definitely got the "TV series" feel to it, which explains how many seasons there are.

  • See Stargate viewing order. This series follows from Stargate - (1994 movie)

    • Watching that movie is not mandatory to watch this series.
    • This series has different actors.
  • The stylized "A" in the title (with the middle bar missing and the circle over it) is a reference to that symbol representing the Earth when programming a stargate.



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Babylon 5 (1994-1998) title

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Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105946/

Upon contact with aliens, humans set up a space station to promote ambassadorial relations among species.

Easily among the best television I've seen. Everything about this series is phenomenal: acting, stories, sets, etc. Unfortunately, the graphics do appear dated in places, but it otherwise holds up very well.

Mandatory viewing.



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Doctor Who >

Doctor Who (2005-) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007vvcq
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/

The last of a powerful race tours time and space, regularly ending up in trouble.

Playful fun. Occasionally attempts to glide past some significant issues with time travel but is generally bubblegum. Doesn't take itself too seriously. Recommended.

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Alien Nation (1989-1990) poster

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(on Wikipedia)

A buddy cop series, but with aliens, with overtones of very difficult social topics.

This is surprisingly good, either in addition to, or separate from, the movie. While I didn't particularly like the movie, this series is recommended. Anyone who liked the original movie[doesn't exist] should definitely continue the franchise with this series.

  • This continues from Alien Nation - (1988 movie), including a story arc.

    • I don't know what it is about the series, but it has left a much stronger positive impression than the film.



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