Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher
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)
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.
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.