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

13 Feb 2012   #1
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 
SCI FI FANS -- WHERE ARE THE SERIES I'm REALLY TIRED of reality shows

Hi all
What's up with modern TV -- I'm heartily sick of seeing stuff showing obviously stupid dysfunctional people screaming and yelling at Airline Staff because they've forgotten their passports or lame excuses made by drunk drivers when stopped by CHP or others for being obviously DUI on a Los Angeles Freeway etc.

What happened to some really good sci fi shows --Stargate Atlantis was excellent only to be replaced by the excruciatingly horrible Stargate Universe -- now finally put out of its misery --no season 3 thank goodness.

Terra Nova has the makings of a decent show but no decision has been made on a series 2 as of yet.

One of my all time favourites was an old series -- THE INVADERS -- still very watchable after all this time if you can download a few episodes from the Internet. Roy Thinnes was the lead actor and is BRILLIANT.

A few more months of the current TV schedules then I'm chucking the whole TV out into the bin.

I'm sure the advertisers can't like the current situation either.

C'mon guys -- there must be plenty of people who can write decent Sci Fi --and we have enough new gadgets these days to make the whole concept really interesting again.

So NETWORKS

PLEASE LESS REALITY SHOWS AND MORE GOOD SCI FI.

cheers
jimbo
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14 Feb 2012   #2
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

There's only 3 or 4 decent shows that I like right now. I saw four adverts, all in the one ad break, Jersey Shore - Geordie Shore - Desperate Scousewives and The Only Way is Essex. I hate reality TV.
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14 Feb 2012   #3
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

You didn't like Stargate Universe?
I guess it was more slow and not as fun but still yet a good show. I watched all of Stargate SG1/Atlantis/Universe and Movies I love the series
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14 Feb 2012   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post

only to be replaced by the excruciatingly horrible Stargate Universe -- now finally put out of its misery --no season 3 thank goodness.
Actually, it was shaping up to be quite a good series in it's own right.






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I'm sure the advertisers can't like the current situation either.
You're kidding right? They LOVE it. Not only do these reality shows bring in the higher ratings, some of these shows are little more than one big product placement.
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14 Feb 2012   #5
spleener

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

I just wish they would bring HEROES back. Oh well, looking forward to PROMETHEUS in teh theater.
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14 Feb 2012   #6
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I have netflix and have started to watch a lot of older shows that I've never seen or would like to see again.
Doctor Who (old and new)
Mission Impossible (60's version, which is streamed in HD and looks incredible for a 40 year old tv show)
Battlestar Galactica (old and new)
Caprica

there are a lot of older sci-fi shows on Netflix but seeing as you are in Iceland you'd need to use a VPN or a Proxy and I am not sure how fast the connections are through those.
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14 Feb 2012   #7
V43L1N

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1
 
 

Science fiction died with the cancellation of Stargate Universe, and a few months later Caprica.

SGU is a far cry from SG:A or the original SG. I can understand how the folks who enjoyed those two shows would find SGU an "excruciating" experience.

Caprica was shaping up to be an extraordinary series, however SyFy killed the show with the lack of advertising. If more casual viewers had been made aware of setting, I think it would have survived given the huge numbers the remake of BSG received.

Down with reality shows...this is why I stopped paying for cable a while ago. No reason for me to watch live TV anymore. I can buy/stream pretty much any show or movie, and I'm already paying for cable net.
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14 Feb 2012   #8
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Eureka and Warehouse 13 are pretty good sci-fi shows.
Check those out if you haven't already.
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14 Feb 2012   #9
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
I have netflix and have started to watch a lot of older shows that I've never seen or would like to see again.
Doctor Who (old and new)
Mission Impossible (60's version, which is streamed in HD and looks incredible for a 40 year old tv show)
Battlestar Galactica (old and new)
Caprica

there are a lot of older sci-fi shows on Netflix but seeing as you are in Iceland you'd need to use a VPN or a Proxy and I am not sure how fast the connections are through those.
Hi there
No prob at all getting the older shows -- loved as I said in my post "The Invaders".

No problems also with connection speeds --we have broadband speeds most people would DIE for and no capping either - so perfectly possible to watch HD streams on large plasma / lcd tv's direct from the Internet.

There's a site in macedonia where this stuff is available from quite freely too -- but you'll have to google for it.

I've got Battlestar Gaactica (the original series and the special Battlestar galactica 1980 stuff too).

The original Star trek was fine and still going strong. I actually liked Star trek Enterprise too but they didn't give it a sensible run to get established.

You can even find some of the old BBC classics like "Out of the Unknown" etc etc.

The older script writers certainly knew their stuff.

Most modern production shows I find too full of special effects and loud music -- while the dialog (when people can actually use words of more than one syllable) is far too soft to hear -- reason why I don't go to the cinema any more --used to love it BTW.

Maybe TV has passed it's sell by date an entertainment medium. I think the studios need seriously to look again at their current output -- apart from sport it's mainly a whole load of rubbish.

I've even found some old classic Radio Sci Fi series both from the UK and US (NPR old series) which I put on to an ipod -- great to listen to instead of the modern mind numbing thump thump "music" that loads of people seem to want to have these days.

Warehouse is a rare exception -- quite a good series but its next season is still not a certainty.

Cheers
jimbo
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14 Feb 2012   #10
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

I think the writing was on the wall when the SCI-FI channel became the SY-FY channel. They can put stuff on now that isn't Sci-Fi. == I know what you mean about garbage on TV. A couple weeks ago we got a free weekend of HBO and Cinemax. They had movies on there from 20 years ago. I guess people pay for that stuff, but why bother. == I wish they would bring back some of the series from 20 year ago or so. I enjoyed "Sliders" and the "X-Files". I guess the Reality Shows are cheap to make and people watch them like crazy. I just wonder how long they can go on though. I watch "Survivor", but it is pretty much the same thing each time. == There were some good sit-coms on that they just don't seem to bring back. Ali McBeal was really good. I guess there must be a reason why it isn't on.
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