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Windows 7: SCI FI FANS -- WHERE ARE THE SERIES I'm REALLY TIRED of reality shows

19 Feb 2012   #21
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
I've just found (can't say where !!) a new episode of THE TIME TUNNEL which was a Pilot to renew the series circa 2002. This was EXCELLENT so I can't understand why they never actually made the new series -- Who needs Hideous Reality TV and as for things like Big Brother that ran for 5 or 6 years I just don't have the vocabulary to express how bad that show was (and they are STILL thinking of making another series). A few decent shows like that lost Pilot episode of The Time Tunnel would be really great.

Incidentally although a bit cheesy the original Time Tunnel series circa 1966 was a lot of fun too -- busy also acquiring it from "an unamed source". - I'd buy these if one could get DVD's but there just don't seem to be any to be had!! -- Even if the networks can't produce good stuff these days they could still make money by selling DVD's of the older stuff.

(However a problem might be that people would say --look if they could make GREAT TV nearly 50 years ago why can't they do it TODAY!!).

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Feb 2012   #22
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Good question...where has all the good Sci-Fi gone on TV.

At the box office, other than the next Star Trek movie coming up and the Star Wars franchise trying to capitalize on 3-D, the space-based genre doesn't offer much. The super-hero genre seems to be popular, but has a lot of re-makes. With a re-vamping of Batman, Superman and now Spider-man, Hollywood seems to be running out of ideas. The X-Men series has possibilities, but I'm not sure if they have anything in the works. Going by the following list and links, Sci-Fi needs some new life.

5 X-Men movies
6 Star Wars movies, 1 Animated Star Wars movie
5 Superman movies, 1 Supergirl movie.
3 Spider-man movies, 1 on the way
4 Terminator movies
4 Alien movies, 2 Alien vs. Predator movies
4 Predator movies, 2 Alien vs. Predator movies
6 Batman movies, 1 on the way
11 Star Trek movies, 1 on the way
3 The Matrix movies
3 Transformer movies
Etc., Etc.

The following site lists the upcoming movies as Sci-Fi, fantasy and horror. If you subtract the fantasy and horror films, The Sci-Fi list is small.
Sci-Fi Movie Hype » Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies in 2012 (Part One)
Sci-Fi Movie Hype » Upcoming Sci-Fi Movies in 2012 (Part Two)
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19 Feb 2012   #23
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

hi there
Makes very DEPRESSING reading

a lot of these are designed for young and sub teens -- when we were at that sort of age we read the comics as there wasn't much TV around (actually loads of older people still read the comics too !!).

I really can't understand why someone can't come up with some good watchable sci-fi

For instance a lot of the ideas expressed in the film Forbidden Planet could be interesting.

What about for instance the problems of finding traces of a lost civilisation on another planet but no way to interpret the remains of writings found in their artifacts and so a colossal warning could be missed

certainly time travel paradoxes offer loads of possibilities.

intergalactic crime could be another one

and how about this little snippet * a near earth civilisation is discovered not too far away -- the civilsation was just about Earth's current level --just on the verges of interplanatary flight

However their sun went Nova -- guess what -- just about the time the "Star of Bethlehem" appeared in our own skies.

We could involve The Vatican hiding the fact because of the problems this might cause its religion etc etc.

There are ENDLESS possibilities -- we don't need zillions of re-cycled re-runs.

Definitely seems that TV as an enjoyment medium has had its day -- won't be too long before mine's in the bin.

Some of it was good while it lasted but modern TV is THE PITS and doesn't seem to offer any prospect of improving either.

The only things that seem to be worth watching these days are the various documentaries on things like Discovery, History Channel, National Geographic etc and for the best COMEDY around watch some of the Wall st channels as Bloomberg and CNBC.

Cheers
jimbo
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19 Feb 2012   #24
Alviran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you noticed how even those documentaries are turning into reality shows? everything has to be drama, who said what about whom... I've given up on most of them....
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19 Feb 2012   #25
Trucidation

 

You guys think that's bad, we sci-fi/space sim gamers have it even worse >__>

Out here in this little corner of asia, not only do we get what you saw later, but our tv stations occasionally repeat some episodes and not show others. What's up with that anyway, that's seriously screwed up. I remember one series they showed this episode like THREE TIMES - but they didn't air the finale. I remember waiting for it but then they aired something else. Watching tv here is like playing russian roulette.
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20 Feb 2012   #26
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alviran View Post
Have you noticed how even those documentaries are turning into reality shows? everything has to be drama, who said what about whom... I've given up on most of them....

Hi there
or do you mean "Drama Queens" !!.

cheers
jimbo
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20 Feb 2012   #27
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I wish they would bring back some of the series from 20 year ago or so. I enjoyed "Sliders" and the "X-Files". .
Hulu - Search

The X-Files - Full Episodes and Clips streaming online - Hulu

Sliders is free, but unfortunately, the same is not true of The X-Files.
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20 Feb 2012   #28
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

i may watch X files
After i finished watching all of Stargate... i didnt know what to watch next
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20 Feb 2012   #29
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

If you can watch all of The X-Files in 30 days, you can watch for free on their trial membership, but that works out to 6.7 episodes per day.

EDIT: Oops! Make that 7 days, unless they still have the offer for a 30 day trial membership by using IE9.
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20 Feb 2012   #30
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

I will be getting Hulu Plus, already have Netflix.
Decided to get rid of some extra cable features. They are ripping me off for the little content that i do watch on TV.
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