Best Sci-Fi show in the last decade

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    Jan 09, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    So I'm addicted to everything sci-fi. And no, I will never accept to write Syfy. NEVER.

    In the last decade, I think LOST takes the crown for best sci-fi show.

    Heores, first season was good.
    Battlestar Galactica had its shining moments, especially early seasons.
    Fringe is excellent. Hope it won't get canceled without a good payoff and a closure for the story threads.

    What sci-fi shows in the last decade (you can cheat if you want and go back to X-Files period or before) do you consider are/were the best?
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:37 PM GMT
    Lexx: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexx . Very exotic and funny.
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    Brit_in_Canada saidLexx: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexx . Very exotic and funny.

    Loved this show.

    For me, Battlestar, Stargate: Universe, Farscape
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:43 PM GMT
    tripping the rift was my favorite scifi show
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
    Oooo yeah man i loved LOST a great show i dont know when was the last TV show i could not wait to watch the new episode like i wanted LOST
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    Jan 09, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
    I'm a fan of Torchwood. I am sure I could come up with a few other really good sci-fi shows from the past decade icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 10, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    Olympian saidI'm a fan of Torchwood. I am sure I could come up with a few other really good sci-fi shows from the past decade icon_biggrin.gif


    I prefer the good Doctor. I wish I had a TARDIS, instead of a crappy old bus pass ;).
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    Jan 10, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis
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    Jan 10, 2011 12:51 PM GMT
    BSG and the subsequent follow up Caprica are easily number 1 on this list.

    The stories, and revamp were absolutely amazing. I'll give you the last show needed to end with the over fly of Adama and Rosselin on the hill top (ie, no need for the 'Lucy' connection), but across the board, I've never been that invested into the characters and story of a show.

    For me, Lost just kept jumping sharks left and right. The first couple seasons were great, but the side slides and future slides and back slides got away from the original premise that 'everything that happens on the island has a real scientific explanation'.

    Fringe...I REALLY want to like this show. I really do. Its a good premise and I actually liked the alternate universe story line, but at its most basic level, it is JJ Abrams being pissed that X-Files got cancelled so he's bringing it back.
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    Jan 10, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    It has to be BSG.
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    Jan 10, 2011 12:55 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidIt has to be BSG.

    Second
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    Jan 10, 2011 12:59 PM GMT
    Battlestar Galactica
    Firefly
    Torchwood
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    Jan 10, 2011 1:03 PM GMT
    Sliders takes the win for me. Ha!
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    Jan 10, 2011 1:09 PM GMT
    DueceCranium saidSliders takes the win for me. Ha!


    All of them are up on Hulu btw. I just went through a Sliders marathon when I was sick a couple weeks ago. That show was definitely some fun romps through alternate universes.
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    Jan 10, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    I do love a bit of Doctor Who action, plus Torchwood has been getting pretty good so I'm really getting into that as well!

    Plus does Futurama count as a valid sci-fi show, I absolutely love it! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 10, 2011 1:27 PM GMT
    BSG is easily #1 for me. Explored some really deep issues and was pretty consistent (*cough* 'cept season 3 *cough*). My second would have to be Star Trek TNG because of the well-developed characters. Then maybe third is Firefly. Then Stargate: Universe -- WHY OH WHY DID YOU CANCEL IT, SYFY, you are so dumb. I don't want to see werewolves and vampires and ghosts living together. *slap*
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    Jan 10, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
    brskee76 saidI do love a bit of Doctor Who action, plus Torchwood has been getting pretty good so I'm really getting into that as well!

    Plus does Futurama count as a valid sci-fi show, I absolutely love it! icon_biggrin.gif


    Ah crud I forgot Dr. Who and Futurama... I love those too !!!
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    Jan 10, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    Seriously, I expected LOST to be ubiquitously loved. Weird. hehe
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    Jan 10, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    "Lost" without question.
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    Jan 10, 2011 3:03 PM GMT
    Battle Star for sure, but most honourable mention would go to Star Trek Voyager, which last ran in 2001. It was the closest in character to the 1960 series, and progressively got better and more exciting with each passing season. I like the contrast between the BSG and Voyager. Both series dealt with the conflict between idealism and practicality. BSG leaned more toward practicality and the harsh realities of life, which drove some of the characters to madness, while Voyager consistently sided with ideals to the point of appearing mad.

    Another really fun and worthy short series (sci fi / mystery) was the Lost Room. The first hour or so is slow going, but gets quite engaging after that.
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    Jan 10, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    BSG and, dare I say it, Dollhouse
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    Jan 10, 2011 10:09 PM GMT
    RowBuddy said
    javaman9999 saidStar Trek TNG


    ST:TNG ended in 1994! But yes, it easily was and still is the BEST of the best.


    I really liked Star Trek Enterprise too... I forgot about that one from the early part of the 2000's.
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    Jan 10, 2011 10:17 PM GMT
    CHARMED!!! my 2nd all time favorite show icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 10, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
    SG1 All the way!
  • OptimusMatt

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    Jan 10, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
    BSG, even though season 3 DRAGGED...but season 4 more than made up for it...OMG Dee, I had to pause and scream "OHMYFUCKINGGODNOWAYNOFUCKINGWAYOMG" for about 5 minutes when THAT happened, lol

    Torchwood is alright but to be honest is mostly crap. Acting is 'alright' (I kind of hate Gwen a bit) but I can overlook that for candid shots of John Barrowman's ass...icon_twisted.gif

    Fringe, imo, is probably the best new sci-fi show in the last 10 years. It's like x-files meets sliders meets lost, without the aliens/multiverse/confusion of the 3.

    Plus, Olivia is HOT, and Walter has some AMAZING one-liners, buahahaha

    Peter Bishop: How's it going, Walter?
    Dr. Walter Bishop: I plan to urinate in 23 minutes.
    Peter Bishop: Good to know.
    Dr. Walter Bishop: I'm telling you because I'm going to need help unzipping my fly.



    Dr. Walter Bishop: We're all mutants. What's more remarkable is how many of us appear to be normal.