television shows inspired by movies

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Stargate Origins - (2018 show) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.stargatecommand.co/
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7161862/

This goes back in time to the original finding of the stargate, and stars a character we all know lives and so cannot be in any danger at all ever.

This just comes across like short-episode fan fiction.



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Stargate Universe - (2009 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286039/
https://www.stargatecommand.co/

An experimental gate technique strands unlikely survivors on an ancient ship.

A fair show. That's pretty much all I can say about it, really. It has some significant presentation of humans being human, which is rare and special.



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Westworld - (2016 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0475784/
https://www.hbo.com/westworld

Nothing could possibly go wrong in an amusement park populated by robots.

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Future Man - (2017 show) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975856/

Time travellers recruit an everyman to help save their world.

Crude and un-funny.

Constantine (2014 - 2015) image

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3489184/
https://www.nbc.com/constantine

A man attains mystical powers originally for selfish reasons, but they taint with a life fraught with danger and demons.

Not a bad show, but the lead character's personality isn't attracting, and there's the old celestial stick-up-the-ass personality in another. The lead female is hot. Hotty hot hot.

This was cancelled after one season. Back in the 90s this show would have done well, but I'm guessing this genre has alternately been well-poisoned or saturated. This show has too much it has to be better than to catch enough attention to survive. I think that it's magic-fantasy was competing with an extraordinarily-strong superhero-fantasy genre.



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Roughnecks - Starship Troopers Chronicles (1999-2000) dvd

Entertainment > Television >

(on Wikipedia)
https://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 movie), and is definitely not a sequel to it.



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