science fiction television

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Defiance - (2013 TV show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2189221/
http://www.defiance.com/en/series/

In a world ruined by an alien invasion and terraforming, an ex-military turned scavenger and his alien adopted daughter take refuge in one of the few reasonable settlements: Defiance.

Although it has elements I like, it doesn't have anything that actually grabs me. In a world where there is so much else of better quality, this is not recommended.

Fringe - (2008-2013 television show) image

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1119644/
https://www.facebook.com/Fringe

When investigating unusual crimes, a United States Federal Bureau of Investigation agent is brought into a United States Department of Homeland Security task force that investigates such things.

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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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Tripped (2015) image

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 - Is this out in blu-ray?

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

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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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