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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: Kartographer

“THE WORLD BEYOND” WAS MY FAVORITE


201 posted on 12/04/2013 4:11:55 PM PST by TomasUSMC
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To: NohSpinZone

Jericho might have been saved if the plot went faster. Like bringing in the Texas secession sooner.
Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles was mediocre, but their last cliff hanger destroyed the whole premise of the shows.
Dark Angel died when they brought in all the non-human looking genetically enhanced people. A trench digger who looks like a mole, engineered from a project worth millions of dollars per person created - instead of an automated trench digging drone? It lost all feasibility.
Invasion, too, needed to move faster. The townspeople seeing the lights falling from the sky should have taken place sooner. It was glacial in pace, and too much mystery too slowly revealed loses the modern audience.
Caprica was dense, and the mob in ancient/future society intertwined with AI and monotheist terrorists hit subjects all dealt with heavy-handed.
The best episodes of Dollhouse, in my opinion, were the unaired episodes (available on Amazon instant video) where the mind-wipe has been turned into a weapon. And it is the original Dollhouse that gives sanctuary and hope and an eventual solution.
Terra Nova probably failed because the bad guys are evil industrialists. When the plot twist isn’t multiple routes in or that they ARE altering the future, but bad guys want to mess up the new Eden, you’re a classic trope with no interesting story to tell.
Farscape was running out of plot lines and ways to get the secret out of the astronaut. The follow up movies to say what happened to Areyn and the baby were farcical but sufficient. Another season would have been warped.


202 posted on 12/04/2013 4:15:03 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Alex Murphy

The Firefly movie was what I wished the show had been.


203 posted on 12/04/2013 4:15:36 PM PST by tbw2
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To: gattaca

The British Survivors 2000s edition was fair. The first season was geared toward survival. The second season, with the evil corporate group that knew of the pandemic and now studies the survivors, was pathetic.


204 posted on 12/04/2013 4:16:33 PM PST by tbw2
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To: rmlew

They should have done a Babylon 5 movie on the Telepath Wars.


205 posted on 12/04/2013 4:19:41 PM PST by tbw2
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To: MNDude

Tripods 1 and 2nd seasons are on Youtube. It’s surprisingly good for a UK kids show.


206 posted on 12/04/2013 4:20:32 PM PST by tbw2
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To: thackney

Which makes the ongoing “Torchwood” gayfest all the more disappointing.


207 posted on 12/04/2013 4:21:14 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Disambiguator

A reality show like this:

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.

could easily be set in Detroit of today plus a few special effects, LBGTA parade videos spliced in and a few actors. Especially after the bankruptcy goes through.


208 posted on 12/04/2013 4:24:27 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Sherman Logan

Great one!


209 posted on 12/04/2013 4:35:21 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: Nonsense Unlimited

True. I’ve been in for 8 months now, and it’s truly amazing. The EVE Rubicon update delivered some nice features. Good times...


210 posted on 12/04/2013 5:32:37 PM PST by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: US Navy Vet

I loved UFO!


211 posted on 12/04/2013 5:48:25 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: Kartographer

They left out Crusade? It was a B5 spinoff. My brother bought me the first/only season on DVD. I still watch it.


212 posted on 12/04/2013 5:52:14 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: wolfpat
I liked it too until the episode where the male alien got pregnant.

Never watched another show.

213 posted on 12/04/2013 5:54:09 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Darksheare

I actually got into SGU... but when they would turn things into some stupid soap opera or some agenda push for the one asian clamlicker on the ship.. I would just groan.

I moved during season 2 and lost track of how everything turned out.

I hope the fat geeky kid got to bone that Chloe chick.


214 posted on 12/04/2013 6:12:09 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Wolfie

I’ll be in my bunk...


215 posted on 12/04/2013 6:13:52 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: GeronL

Homo propaganda... I just mentioned that in my previous post. That was offputting to me too.


216 posted on 12/04/2013 6:14:28 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Kartographer

The books are great.


217 posted on 12/04/2013 6:14:44 PM PST by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Kartographer

Eureka

Fringe


218 posted on 12/04/2013 6:33:20 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz

Something tells me you like Firefly. :)


219 posted on 12/04/2013 6:39:11 PM PST by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
That's a great scene for an example of the dialog/writing style. The whole series was full of memorable quotes and great lines.

Jayne arguing with Mal about a job...

Jayne : "I want no part of this job. We don't know anything about these clients."
Mal : "They're whores."
Jayne : "I'm in."

220 posted on 12/04/2013 7:45:52 PM PST by jaydee770
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To: x

Harsh Realm, and aanother DB Sweeney show, Strange Luck.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Luck


221 posted on 12/04/2013 7:47:59 PM PST by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. ItÂ’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: Kartographer

Don’t forget “Land of the Giants” and “The New People”, although, technically “The New People”was not a sci fi plot line.


222 posted on 12/04/2013 7:51:10 PM PST by abigkahuna (Here now and whatever....)
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To: PLMerite

Eurek was good, but it was starting to wear thin especially the time travel plot line.


223 posted on 12/04/2013 8:18:51 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“Eurek was good, but it was starting to wear thin especially the time travel plot line.”

Yes, that seems to be the shark a lot of shows jump these days. Enterprise, Eureka, Fringe. I liked Fringe but I got confused with multiple Walters, Astrids and Olivias.


224 posted on 12/04/2013 8:48:55 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: tbw2

I only saw the first season on Netflix. That’s a shame about the second.


225 posted on 12/04/2013 10:04:40 PM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: tanknetter

Enterprise had a tendency to drag on storylines long past when it should have found a new concept. The ending also left a horrible taste in my mouth.


226 posted on 12/05/2013 12:29:31 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: TomGuy

Yes, I was let down by that.


227 posted on 12/05/2013 4:24:56 AM PST by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: GeronL
S:AAB seemed to want to become Space 90210, although it could have been so much better

Perhaps, but the "Stay With the Dead" episode may be one of the best single hours of TV Sci-Fi ever.

228 posted on 12/05/2013 12:33:53 PM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: kevkrom

Is that episode online?


229 posted on 12/05/2013 12:39:58 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Sherman Logan
Mal: You don’t know me, son, so let me explain this to you once: If I ever kill you, you’ll be awake. You’ll be facing me, and you’ll be armed.

Of course, Crow wasn't armed when Mal kicked him into the turbine. But he has threatening some pretty violent stuff.

230 posted on 12/05/2013 12:43:59 PM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Darksheare
Stargate Universe sucked due to it focusing on being a soap opera with political issues crammed into the script.

Exactly. SGU wasn't Stargate.

231 posted on 12/05/2013 12:45:34 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: GeronL
Is that episode online?

No idea. I have the DVDs. :)

232 posted on 12/05/2013 12:47:19 PM PST by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

It could have been so much more, it could have been a great show.
The story premise was interesting.
The execution was “fumbling drunken fratboy trying to remove a bra from a mechanical bull”.


233 posted on 12/05/2013 12:50:42 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kartographer

I enjoyed Jericho a lot, but how exactly was it science fiction?


234 posted on 12/05/2013 12:55:08 PM PST by Sloth (Rather than a lesser Evil, I voted for Goode.)
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To: Darksheare

I don’t know that it would have been great, Dark. SG-1, for me, is the standard against which everything else should be judged. The continuity and canon in that series was absolutely immaculate.

Though your concept execution makes me smile :)


235 posted on 12/05/2013 12:59:17 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

LOL, thanks!


236 posted on 12/05/2013 1:03:16 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kartographer

‘Star Trek: Enterprise’ totally sucked in my book. They took the perfect prequel concept and totally fracked it up. The beauty of it SHOULD have been the first contacts, the wonder, the unknown, the discoveries, on and on...all gift wrapped with a loyal and hungry audience. And they wasted it. Meeting new species held all the wonder of discovering last week’s ham sandwich in the frig. It became more like space cops and robbers.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.


237 posted on 12/05/2013 1:08:27 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Darksheare

Speaking of which, have you seen Revolution? They’ve made “Patriots” the evil nazi types.


238 posted on 12/05/2013 1:11:27 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: gattaca

Firefly got the short end of the stick from the get go.
Outcasts, Primeval, and Terra Nova all had a lot left AFAIC.
Space Above and Beyond was great too.


239 posted on 12/05/2013 1:16:41 PM PST by WhirlwindAttack (If your hand touches iron I swear by my pretty floral bonnet I'll end you. I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Lee'sGhost

Not yet.
Yick.
Writers must be rabid leftists.


240 posted on 12/05/2013 1:17:47 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: panzerkamphwageneinz

LOL! It really was outstanding. Still love Summer Glau.

Hey come to think of it, she was in three of those shows...Firefly, Sara Conner and Doll House.

Glad I remembered that.

BTW...The Firefly movie, Serenity... fantastic! Some of the best lines of all time.


241 posted on 12/05/2013 1:21:25 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Kartographer

One SF show that should have been cancelled immediately: “Lost in Space”. Not a serious SF show.


242 posted on 12/05/2013 1:22:13 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Fledermaus

Agree about John Conner. I’d have mute him until Summer Glau came on.


243 posted on 12/05/2013 1:22:19 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Boogieman

LMAO! I totally disagree with you, but love the Ron Paul reference.

Salute.


244 posted on 12/05/2013 1:25:45 PM PST by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Kartographer

A trip to NYC (only to visit) is highly recommended. Go before liberal governance makes it unsafe!


245 posted on 12/05/2013 1:27:15 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

I started watching that on Netflix and picked up on that about the 2 or 3 episode. That did it for me.

I loved watching Kolchak, Night Stalker from the 1970s, the inspiration for The X-Files I think.


246 posted on 12/05/2013 11:42:00 PM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: StormEye

Of course the governments around when this occurs will play the blame game, that’s what governments do, esp. leftist ones. However, I believe their pronouncemetns will ring hollow, just as “Hope and Change” is doing so now with increasing numbers of Americans. Eventually governments must own their failures, even with massive propaganda organs, such as Pravda or the New York Times.


247 posted on 12/06/2013 12:11:23 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: StormEye

Of course the governments around when this occurs will play the blame game, that’s what governments do, esp. leftist ones. However, I believe their pronouncemetns will ring hollow, just as “Hope and Change” is doing so now with increasing numbers of Americans. Eventually governments must own their failures, even with massive propaganda organs, such as Pravda or the New York Times.


248 posted on 12/06/2013 12:11:23 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: katana

I don’t think it is boredom that is off putting, I believe when you finally grow up, you realize the semi-utopian vision that these shows subtlety (or not so) promote (based on a powerful, but just world-government) is never going to come to pass, because it cannot. The world of the future is going to look more like Detroit. Furthermore, there are no Vulcans out there ready to impart to us light-speed technology. Ergo, no world peace and plenty, and no weekend cruises to Alpha Centuri. I think our time is now better spent Freeping than Treking (or is it Trekking?).


249 posted on 12/06/2013 12:27:48 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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