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Nate the Great 04-30-2007 07:46 PM

If you could save any non-Trek scifi show
Okay, this is a simple discussion topic. Picture this scenario: You have an unlimited budget and access to any specialists and stations required to "save" any non-Trek scifi show. Any and all actors (for the incarnation of the "senior staff" that you prefer) are available at the appropriate age. What show do you save?

If you choose DW, you need to specify which Doctor. Ditto for the rest of these "rebooted" shows like BSG and so on.

Gatac 04-30-2007 08:18 PM

Seven Days.



ijdgaf 04-30-2007 08:18 PM

Firefly's probably the obvious answer. The run was so short, it never really had a chance to suck. Unless you count the movie -- boy, did that suck.

I might say BSG as well, since it looks like it's only going to get four seasons out of a planned five season run. But really, it all depends on how well season four plays out. It might benefit from a tighter season.

The original BSG is an interesting choice as well. Especially seeing some of the planned stories for season two. Of course, with budget constraints and meddling from network executives, the show never really had much chance to shine anyhow.

Burt 04-30-2007 09:21 PM

God, I loved Sliders. The early Sliders, with the Professor....before he......he....
I'm sorry It's too painful.

Otherwise Go Buffy/Angel! Do they count? Being fantasy?

Starpaul20 05-01-2007 02:32 AM

I'd pick Firefly, because... it's... really... shiny. 'nuff said.

Nate the Great 05-01-2007 03:38 AM

Oh, I miss Seven Days, too.

Buffy and Angel aren't scifi, so no they don't count. Besides, were they even pulled prematurely?

I'm still amazed that they kept Sliders on as long as they did. I quit watching in the middle of the second season, just in time as I hear.

MaverickZer0 05-01-2007 08:37 AM

Dresden Files. I think it's in danger.

Firefly. Because Serenity was awesome and I want the series.

SG-1. I know it's legitimately ending and there will be movies. I also don't care. I still want my new Stargate fix.

And Atlantis as a knock-on-wood thing just in case.

Nate the Great 05-01-2007 02:58 PM

"Legitimately ending?" They're gonna have to make not one, but TWO TV movies to tie up the loose ends. I don't call that legitimate. As much as I enjoy having new episodes, I'm forced to agree with the pundits who said "hey, they tied everything up nice and tidy with a bow at the end of Season Eight. Wouldn't that have been a nice way to end the series?"

Sa'ar Chasm 05-01-2007 04:51 PM

Futurama, of course. That show had more internal consistency by accident than Trek had on purpose.

MaverickZer0 05-01-2007 06:30 PM

Legitimately ending meaning 'ending after a long run and not cancelled' not 'all loose threads tied up.' I quite agree that they should try and put it all in the series.

I also have to agree with Sa'ar. Futurama is gold.

Chancellor Valium 05-01-2007 08:50 PM


Originally Posted by MaverickZer0 (Post 73479)
I also have to agree with Sa'ar. Futurama is gold.

I Heart Futurama.


I think it would have to be Doctor Who for me :)

ijdgaf 05-01-2007 09:02 PM

Futurama's already been saved though. Four 90 minute movies coming out this December.

Sa'ar Chasm 05-01-2007 09:51 PM

Wow. I'm good.

(But Bender is great)

Zeke 05-01-2007 10:05 PM

I'd pick The Flash.


(See also the disclaimer to <a href="../top10/76.html">this T10 list</a>. Oddly enough, a couple of these have halfway come true.)

Burt 05-01-2007 10:12 PM


Originally Posted by Zeke (Post 73484)
I'd pick The Flash.

Isn't that a cleaning liquid?

Forgot about Futurama. That tops anything.
Oh Was Quantum Leap sci-fi?
That needed an ending.
I mean, a better ending.

Nate the Great 05-02-2007 12:35 AM

I don't accept your definition, Mav.

AKAArzosah 05-02-2007 01:04 AM

Isn't SG1 going to eventually finish with a movie trilogy? That's what I heard.

FIREFLY MUST LIVE ON! See my siggy. But they have to accidentally forget that Wash and Book died.

Nate the Great 05-02-2007 01:39 AM

I've only heard about two movies, but wandering around I've noticed that they want to make a new series starring Daniel! Awesome, if you ask me.

AKAArzosah 05-02-2007 04:15 AM

I've heard Carter will be moving permanently to Atlantis. Please tell me that's not true...

I want a series starring Walter Harriman. You know, showing all different teams coming back through the gate, maybe sg1 could turn up every now and then. I think that could work, it has all sorts of possibilities. It's probably not going to happen though.

Nate the Great 05-02-2007 04:24 AM

What's wrong with Carter in Atlantis?

Harriman is great, no question.

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