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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #60 on: June 11, 2014, 06:19:13 pm »
Star Trek is brilliant sometimes, lazy at others, and each series has a little formulaic thing of it's own going on. I liked Enterprise, once I got over that theme tune, and people didn't seem to take to that one so well. But seen them all so many times. So I'm looking through a bunch of other old Sc-fi shows, and I really couldn't believe I'd totally forgotten about Lexx. If you've never seen Lexx then you must either ewatch it at the earliest opportunity, or just lie down on the nearest patch of ground, and never get up again.

If re-incarnation is real, all those who never saw it, will be turned around at St  . . Ganeshi's Gate(?) and told, "The only thing you needed to do with your life this time round was to watch Lexx.  What did you do instead? You re-watched fucking "LOST"  to see if it made any sense after a second sitting and Dude, I'm Ganeshi, I hardly EVAR watch TV, and I just KNOW Lost never even made sense one time! Now go, live, love and enjoy your next spin, but remember" And that will be that.

 It was an Aussie / Canadian / Brit collaboration, lots of episodes, but this is one of the most bizzarre and best. Battersea Power Station, A living Dead Man, a Dead Living Girl, Stanley Tweedle, All in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Kind of. And supporting roles? Think TCC's Annual gropy lulzfest.  Oberon and Titania, (Titania must be that WyldeKat, but a Dwarf. Oberon is . . . .well, King of the Fairies) Go go, watch it. 4 ten minute sections.

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Also, have you seen Farscape and what was your opinion?
Farscape is my favourite SF series.

ETA Farscape is about a guy that goes through a wormhole and goes insane because of a lack of human contact. OK, he also has lots of adventures and shit, but the character development is key.
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Re: Calling all nerds
« Reply #61 on: June 11, 2014, 06:20:37 pm »
Lexx and Farscape are both on my list. I have to get through Red Dwarf and BSG first.

The good BSG, not the one from the 1970s.
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« Reply #62 on: June 11, 2014, 06:33:34 pm »
Hang on, I thought Lexx and Farscape were pretty well known.

Drop whatever's on your list, the last 4 episodes of Farscape and the film follow on are probably some of the best sci-fi from that era. Scorpius consistently pulls of Garak levels of magnificent bastard with class. Lexx had it's moments too, but quality varied wildly from episode to episode. 

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« Reply #63 on: June 11, 2014, 06:38:20 pm »
Lexx and Farscape are both on my list. I have to get through Red Dwarf and BSG first.

The good BSG, not the one from the 1970s.
There's a good BSG?
No wait, I take that back. My dislike of BSG comes from the prolific presence of exactly those parts of religion which irritate me.
Nevermind, just my private prejudice, not a real judgement of quality.

You will enjoy many parts of Red Dwarf.


Hang on, I thought Lexx and Farscape were pretty well known.

Drop whatever's on your list, the last 4 episodes of Farscape and the film follow on are probably some of the best sci-fi from that era. Scorpius consistently pulls of Garak levels of magnificent bastard with class. Lexx had it's moments too, but quality varied wildly from episode to episode. 



I have only ever encountered blank stares when i mention Farscape, so i wouldn't call it well known.

Farscape is best watched from the start though, at least in my opinion.
Scorpius is a great magnificent bastard, and there are many good magnificent bastards in the Farscape Universe.
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« Reply #64 on: June 11, 2014, 06:46:00 pm »
Lexx and Farscape are both on my list. I have to get through Red Dwarf and BSG first.

The good BSG, not the one from the 1970s.
There's a good BSG?
No wait, I take that back. My dislike of BSG comes from the prolific presence of exactly those parts of religion which irritate me.
Nevermind, just my private prejudice, not a real judgement of quality.

You will enjoy many parts of Red Dwarf.


Hang on, I thought Lexx and Farscape were pretty well known.

Drop whatever's on your list, the last 4 episodes of Farscape and the film follow on are probably some of the best sci-fi from that era. Scorpius consistently pulls of Garak levels of magnificent bastard with class. Lexx had it's moments too, but quality varied wildly from episode to episode. 



I have only ever encountered blank stares when i mention Farscape, so i wouldn't call it well known.

Farscape is best watched from the start though, at least in my opinion.
Scorpius is a great magnificent bastard, and there are many good magnificent bastards in the Farscape Universe.

My dislike of the original BSG is too much cheese. I tried to get into it but said fuck it when two mouthed space disco got involved. Not even joking.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzFVjeaXCgQ

As far as Red Dwarf, I've already gone through a good chunk of it. I'm probably about halfway through.
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« Reply #65 on: June 11, 2014, 06:51:17 pm »
Oh yeah, watch farscape from the start for sure. Just saying those 4 episodes and 2 specials brought it all together really, really nicely. Better than most, I'd say. The Scorpius conversations throughout the series were always a high point too.

Lexx, again, is best watched from the start. You'll probably make your mind up about the whole thing by the end of the first episode either way.

BSG, both old and new left me rather cold. Just didn't work for me.

While this is turning into nerd general, anyone else seen the new Red Dwarf stuff? It's not what it was, but there's certainly worse.
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« Reply #66 on: June 11, 2014, 06:56:16 pm »
As far as I'm aware, I'm in posession of all the Red Dwarfs, including specials and the new ones. You're right, the new one's aint quite as good but that still puts them miles above all other sitcoms ever.

I liked the BSG remake, including the religious stuff. One of my favourite scifi series of all time. The prequel, however, "Craprica" - fuck me how could anyone make a show so shit?
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« Reply #67 on: June 11, 2014, 07:05:54 pm »
As far as I'm aware, I'm in posession of all the Red Dwarfs, including specials and the new ones. You're right, the new one's aint quite as good but that still puts them miles above all other sitcoms ever.

I liked the BSG remake, including the religious stuff. One of my favourite scifi series of all time. The prequel, however, "Craprica" - fuck me how could anyone make a show so shit?

The only thing about Caprica that bothered me was the whole copying someone's personality by Super-Googling them.

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« Reply #68 on: June 11, 2014, 07:27:27 pm »
Wait, no one's given a shout out to Babylon 5 yet?

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« Reply #69 on: June 11, 2014, 07:29:48 pm »
Wait, no one's given a shout out to Babylon 5 yet?

Saw bits and pieces of it. Actually, I would like to watch more of it.
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« Reply #70 on: June 11, 2014, 07:38:41 pm »
Enormous, multi-season arc.  A bit dated, but paved the way for a lot of what came after, in terms of character development and narrative.

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« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2014, 07:41:07 pm »
Enormous, multi-season arc.  A bit dated, but paved the way for a lot of what came after, in terms of character development and narrative.

I remember seeing the series finale. It was an odd one, but I liked it. There were definitely things I had no clue about while watching it though.
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« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2014, 07:48:09 pm »
Enormous, multi-season arc.  A bit dated, but paved the way for a lot of what came after, in terms of character development and narrative.

I remember seeing the series finale. It was an odd one, but I liked it. There were definitely things I had no clue about while watching it though.
Babylon 5 is far superior to it's sisterseries DS9. Some very annoying characters though.
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« Reply #73 on: June 11, 2014, 08:08:23 pm »
Babylon 5 rocked but it didn't age well  :sad:
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« Reply #74 on: June 11, 2014, 08:11:13 pm »
Oh I remember the major arguments back in the day between B5 and DS9. Was almost as bad as the Wars/Trek ones.
Personally I like DS9 a little more, but enjoyed both shows. Each has their own charm.
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