science fiction television

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roswell-1999-2002-tv-series-logo

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0201391/
home page (archived on archive.org)

Alien high school students struggle to keep their secret.

Seems okay.



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colony-2016-image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4209256/
http://www.usanetwork.com/colony

The Earth is invaded by aliens, and although civilization is cordoned off and human-managed, pockets of resistance remain.

A largely-boring drama. I don't know why I don't like this.. there's something about its tone that grates on me. I did watch ten episodes, but it never "clicked".



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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3230854/
http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse

Tensions between the three factions in our solar system rise with an known party's military science efforts.

Describing this one is pretty damned hard. Quite a good series, although the lead actor is just a little too young to be properly-believable. They all are, but I guess that was the target market.



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Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4378456/
http://www.fox.com/second-chance

An old retired cop is reborn into a younger, stronger, version of himself, and fights crime.

Seems fairly good, though I'd bet it would be bland without the pretty girl.

  • Cancelled 2016-05-12



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Roughnecks - Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000) dvd

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190198/
(archive of the original website)

A military unit is sent on missions in a future where all of humanity is at war with alien insects.

The show is animated, and not "anime". As such, it has not held up well with time. The music is fantastic, though. Truly. However, its other high points do not make up for the visual issue I have.

While it doesn't do it for me, I would recommend this for fans of the movie or movie series who can also handle the visual style and jerky movement that to me is reminiscent of ReBoot (1994-09-10 to 2001-11-30 television show).

  • Properly titled Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles
  • Ran from 1999-08-30 to 2000-04-03
  • Based on the book.
  • Based the movie Starship Troopers (1997), and is definitely not a sequel to it.



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Entertainment > Television >

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4699514/

A pair of semi-friends get entangled in parallel universes.

Mild British humour. Does not have anywhere near the intellectual weight of actual science fiction. Bubblegum British.

Though I watched the entire thing through, I didn't really like it. Not recommended for anyone who isn't a serious fan of British humour enough to be okay with a really weak version of it.


TODO - I'll add notes when I get around to re-re-watching this.

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/

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.



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TODO - I'll add notes when I get around to re-re-watching this.

TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

TODO - Follow up on the additional movie, which, as of 2014, is in its very early stages.

Farscape (1999-2003) s1c1 poster

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Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0187636/
www.scifi.com/farscape/ archive
http://farscape.com/

While I really like this series, it's a major uncomfortable mindfuck in many places and I don't know how strongly I could recommend it to others. I would be far more hesitant in recommending it to those not already fans of the science fiction genre at large, whose members are often far more accepting of already-difficult subjects.



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TODO - Is this out in blu-ray?

Andromeda (2000-2005) poster

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213327/

Unfrozen after 300 years, the captain of the most powerful ship in existence moves to rebuild his fallen Commonwealth with the help of a rag-tag group of civilians.

This series is high quality with a light mood. Although I can say I love this series, it definitely takes a nosedive in the final "wrap-up" season.



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Stargate (1994) >

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.

  • This series follows from Stargate (1994)

    • 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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