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20 Sci-Fi Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon
IMDb ^ | 9/18/12 | Jinime

Posted on 12/04/2013 12:35:59 PM PST by Kartographer

1. Firefly 2. Space Above and Beyond 3. Jericho 4. Journeyman 5. The 4400 6. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 7. Heroes 8. Dark Angel 9. Star Trek: Enterprise 10. SGU Stargate Universe SGU Stargate Universe 11. Invasion 12. V 13. Caprica 14. FlashForward 15. Dollhouse 16. Threshold 17. Terra Nova 18. The Event 19. Defying Gravity 20. Farscape

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To: Bidimus1

There was a sci-fi show called Surface I really thought was interesting that was cancelled way too soon in my opinion, and another called Threshold that I also liked a lot.


101 posted on 12/04/2013 1:10:39 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; Oberon

Mal: “Jayne, your mouth is talking. You might wanna look to that.”


102 posted on 12/04/2013 1:11:33 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Oberon

Ditto.


103 posted on 12/04/2013 1:12:21 PM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Nachum

Dresden was just getting good when they yanked it... I actually wrote a few letters protesting that one.

Jim Butcher had enough books to keep that series alive for at least two full seasons more.

And yeah, the books are better. They always are. But it’s still nice to see it on the screen.


104 posted on 12/04/2013 1:12:21 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Kartographer
Oh, the Shepherd had a backstory as long as your arm. We just never got to see what it was.

Any continuation of the series would have to talk about what became of River Tam, though.

105 posted on 12/04/2013 1:13:09 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: scripter

Ditto on “Fringe” and I’d like to add “Dead Like Me” - perhaps the best cable show ever cancelled.


106 posted on 12/04/2013 1:14:11 PM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Kartographer

Mal (to Jayne): “Well, my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle.”


107 posted on 12/04/2013 1:14:12 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: qam1

**** Sarah Conner would run around complaining nobody would believe her about the robots from the future, but every time she would kill one, she would destroy all evidence of it***

Remember THE INVADERS from around 1968-69? Every time Roy Thinnes killed one it immediately decomposed into cellulose fibers. You spotted an alien because they could not replicate properly the small finger on the hand.

I remember one episode in which Thinnes is trying to kill a beautiful girl as he believes she is an alien. Come to find out, her hand had been deformed in an accident.


108 posted on 12/04/2013 1:15:00 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Kartographer

Jayne: “Dear diary: Today I was pompous and my sister was crazy. Today we were kidnapped by hill folk, never to be seen again. It was the best day ever.”


109 posted on 12/04/2013 1:16:20 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Darksheare

10. SGU Stargate Universe

WE were fans of all those before that mess. Trying to push homosexual issues while having a cast of characters that each and every one had significant dislikeable traits made it a short run with us.


110 posted on 12/04/2013 1:21:21 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Kartographer

Spome of these were indeed cancelled too soon.

Others had simply run their course.

My favorites on the list (both types included): Jericho, Terra Nova, Sarah Connor, Star Gate Universe, V, and Caprica.


111 posted on 12/04/2013 1:21:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ingtar
"The Lost Room is (IMO) the best thing that Scfi Channel did. The thought that had to go into following along was worth the price of admission."

The Lost Room was cool. Particularly the guy who gouged out his eye and replaced it with the fake eyeball item that had the special power. Now that's a lust power!

112 posted on 12/04/2013 1:22:23 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Red_Devil 232
Me gusto Lena Headey as Sarah Connor.

113 posted on 12/04/2013 1:26:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Kartographer
Not sure about the others but I tried to watch a couple episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. Found it very boring and was not surprised when it got the axe. That being said, the reruns of Next Generation showing on BBC America also leave me snoring now. And I enjoyed that show when it was originally being run in the 80's and early 90's.
114 posted on 12/04/2013 1:27:20 PM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: All

only agree 1/2 way with one.

many of them should have been cancelled FASTER.


115 posted on 12/04/2013 1:28:41 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: attiladhun2
"I’d like to see a series set in the future about the certain global economic collapse that leftist policies will bring about. It’ll have it all—kooks with nukes, wierd science, gender-bending madness, hybrid monstrocities, jihadis gone wild—all set in an Escape from NY backdrop."

But you just know that all of the failures of that future dystopia would be blamed either on Republicans, Bush, Reagan, conservatives, Christians or white conservative Christians. Failing all of that - Hitler would be the last resort. Then of course there's always the evil twins -- the nuclear power industry or the oil companies which can be blamed for every social ill since the beginning of time.

116 posted on 12/04/2013 1:29:26 PM PST by StormEye
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To: thackney

‘Zactly.
It felt as if the writers were borrowed from a soap opera.


117 posted on 12/04/2013 1:29:54 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: william clark

Legend and Briscoe County Junior were a hoot.


118 posted on 12/04/2013 1:30:22 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: US Navy Vet
Yeppers!

119 posted on 12/04/2013 1:31:30 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Ingtar

I never saw that one. What was the premise?


120 posted on 12/04/2013 1:32:30 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Olog-hai

Enterprise was PROMISSED to be a dedicated non-politically correct agenda slave. It degenerated into a pc slave quickly and lost all credibility.

(then came to find out the vulcan first officer actress was married to a money man so it became the “his girlfriend is an actress” victim)


121 posted on 12/04/2013 1:33:16 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Wolfie

That alone is reason for a TV show.


122 posted on 12/04/2013 1:33:42 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: StormEye
I had the idea once of a show where the US had become socialist and the government was using the military, even foreign military to track down rebels and knocking down doors in night time raids looking for dissidents and "fundamentalist Christians". One scene I had in mind for the poster was white UN Apache helicopters over the Capitol dome flying the UN flag. Another scene would have had a group of rebels take refuge in a tiny rural town and then it being shelled by the government. I would have called the show Fallen
123 posted on 12/04/2013 1:34:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: katana

bump


124 posted on 12/04/2013 1:35:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: longtermmemmory

The Vulcan first officer was the best actor on the show. lol


125 posted on 12/04/2013 1:36:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

I liked the episode where she tells a story at dinner about a Vulcan crew shipwrecked on Earth in the 1950s.


126 posted on 12/04/2013 1:42:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cripplecreek

QUARK!


127 posted on 12/04/2013 1:42:58 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow. Name two science fiction shows featuring Conrad Janis:

Quark
Mork and Mindy


128 posted on 12/04/2013 1:43:06 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Army Air Corps

The Lost Room is a 2006 science fiction television miniseries that aired on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States. The series revolves around the titular room and some of the everyday items from that room which possess unusual powers. The show’s protagonist, Joe Miller, is searching for these objects to rescue his daughter, Anna, who has disappeared inside the Room. Once a typical room at a 1960s motel along U.S. Route 66, the Lost Room has existed outside of normal time and space since 1961, when what is referred to only as “the Event” took place.

The main character ends up with the key after an arrest. His daughter ends up vanishing in the room and the story in the miniseries is the gyrations he goes through to get her back.


129 posted on 12/04/2013 1:43:51 PM PST by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: Kartographer

‘Space Above and Beyond’ was my very favorite.


130 posted on 12/04/2013 1:44:55 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Democrats believe in a two-party system—the masters and the slaves.)
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To: Kartographer

I’ve never even seen any of them.


131 posted on 12/04/2013 1:45:25 PM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: BenLurkin

and they never could tell if she was messing with them or not


132 posted on 12/04/2013 1:45:57 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kartographer

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133 posted on 12/04/2013 1:46:17 PM PST by panzerkamphwageneinz
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To: newfreep

Dead Like Me was great, should have gone at least another season or so.


134 posted on 12/04/2013 1:47:06 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Army Air Corps

"Mission Genesis" aka "Deep Water Black" was a show with an identity crisis. They didn't know how to be serious and family friendly at the same time.

You can see clips of this goulash TV show on Youtube

135 posted on 12/04/2013 1:48:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kartographer
Farscape was awesome but at first glance seemed a little overblown with all the Jim Henson space aliens and elaborate sets. So, it took me several seasons to get to the point of actually sitting through an episode, and I was hooked, the scripts and acting are first rate, the Jim Henson work is a visual treat, even locations that are striking. Very unusual storylines at times, startling actually. It was cancelled shortly after I gained an appreciation for it, and that was a pity.
136 posted on 12/04/2013 1:49:03 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Kartographer

I thought “The Sarah Conner Cronicles” was too whiney. I’m supposed to believe John Conner was a cry baby teen?

I didn’t like the concept of “Enterprise” from the beginning. Totally made up lore and history. Archer the first captain of a warp drive ship? No thanks. Didn’t buy it.

“Space 1999” was good but a BBC show that didn’t get much play in all American markets. Same producers of “UFO” which was pretty good. And of course they first did Thunderbirds! Gerry Anderson and his wife.

I loved “Alien Nation” as a series.


137 posted on 12/04/2013 1:49:11 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

As long as it stayed along the lines of season 1. S2 was kind of sad.


138 posted on 12/04/2013 1:50:07 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: COBOL2Java

LOL. Loved it at first. It’s completely unwatchable now. I got tired of the kids stories.

Robert Culp made that series.


139 posted on 12/04/2013 1:50:13 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Good series.


140 posted on 12/04/2013 1:50:46 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Kartographer
It's an older pic, but the message is still valid...

I absolutely loved Firefly from the first moment I saw it, and that was *after* the Serenity movie came out. We stumbled across "Serenity" because the movie we went to the theater to see was sold out.

Although there were the usual SciFi logic-leaps (never stated but presumed faster than light travel), I liked that FireFly *tried* to keep many aspects plausible (no aliens, all life forms encountered traced their origin back to old earth, still using gunpowder and lead for personal weapons, etc).

And it had a sort of Cowboys in space vibe. Best SciFi series I have ever seen and and absolutely mind-boggling that Fox cancelled it in the middle of the first season.

141 posted on 12/04/2013 1:50:58 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: US Navy Vet

UFO was good campy fun.


142 posted on 12/04/2013 1:51:28 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Kartographer

I loved Dresden as well.


143 posted on 12/04/2013 1:52:28 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: cripplecreek

A great satire.


144 posted on 12/04/2013 1:53:30 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: PeteB570

“I loved Star Trek: Enterprise but it jumped the shark somewhere around season three and it was all downhill from there.”

The writers wrote themselves into a box, and then phoned the rest in, re-hashing old ST:TOS plots. It was pathetic, and drove the franchise itself into the dirt.


145 posted on 12/04/2013 1:55:17 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Fledermaus

It had a catchy tune! :-)


146 posted on 12/04/2013 1:55:54 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Army Air Corps

Brisco was a Friday night favorite on its Fox run. The DVDs get pulled and watched some.


147 posted on 12/04/2013 1:56:50 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Yes, I liked Butcher’s books very much. The show was an interesting take on them. They never seem to get it quite right though.


148 posted on 12/04/2013 1:57:22 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: jaydee770

The fact is these shows were cancelled because they did not have the advertisers and/or ratings to support them.

Even when shows come back on other networks it is usually at a lower budget (less cast, less special effects, less sets)

one example was the shoestrin of stargate universe. Their first season sets were all dark because they could not afford to build walls.


149 posted on 12/04/2013 1:58:04 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

One thing that bothered me about Enterprise’s open if I remember right was during the open showing historical ships and the nuclear carrier not being in the montage.


150 posted on 12/04/2013 2:00:08 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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