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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

They could do a better list of sci-fi shows that lasted too long. Plenty of those.


51 posted on 12/04/2013 12:52:14 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kartographer

If the creators of “Star Trek Enterprise” really wanted to save the show, they could have gone right into the big war with the Romulans first referenced in the original series’ “Balance Of Terror”.


52 posted on 12/04/2013 12:52:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: attiladhun2; GeronL
"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."

Why not just take a trip to NY City and see it live and in person? ;-)
53 posted on 12/04/2013 12:52:25 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: scripter

Yeah, I thought Journeyman was very very good.

The DB Cooper ep (I think) where he pops onto a 1970s airliner with everyone standing up, smoking, kids playing with cap guns mid-flight was very well done.

As were the storylines where he convinces his wife and brother that he really is time travelling ...


54 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:01 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: rarestia

It was too expensive and it took too long to get to the dinosaurs


55 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kartographer

I would have liked to see a few shows have at least one more season-

The Dresden files

New Amsterdam

And...

Alphas. The show ended on a cliff hanger and I really would liked to have seen where they would have gone with it.


56 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:12 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

The original 1960s “The Outer Limits” ...with the haunting music composed by Dominic Frontiere...

Most specifically the episodes : “The Man Who was Never Born” starring Martin Landau, and “The Architects of Fear” with Robert Culp, are standouts.....The music and script for both is stunning and contains beautiful prose. “The Sixth Finger” completes my list of the best from the first season..

This series ran only 2 years.. Many, inlcuding Steven Spielberg, feel it’s the best Science Fiction american television has every produced.


57 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:34 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: NohSpinZone
Wow, I haven’t watched a single episode of any of these shows. I haven’t even heard of most of them.

Firefly is excellent. Heartily recommend.

58 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:42 PM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: GeronL
They made a “Logan’s Run” series? and why?

They needed a vehicle for Heather Manzies? Hey, teh show was a lot of fun, and didn't take itself to seriously. I was a kid, and I loved it. You can probably find clips on YouTube. They kept Francis 7 alive for the series. Sort of like Lost in Space (with more Judy) meets the Fugitive.
59 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:43 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Kartographer

Not with a 10 mile pole


60 posted on 12/04/2013 12:53:51 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: drbuzzard

You do know that Heroes’ 2nd season was botched due to the writer’s strike? No-one, especially the writers wanted what you saw on your TV. Unfortunately, the writers’ even higher rpriority was union unity.


61 posted on 12/04/2013 12:54:07 PM PST by dangus
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To: Kartographer

Hmmm, can’t agree with all these. Space Above and Beyond was terrible, should have never been green lit. Heroes started great but kept getting worse, probably canceled too late. Dark Angel was stupid. Dollhouse didn’t get interesting until it got canceled, Joss really buried the lead on that one. Terra Nova wasn’t that interesting, it was OK but don’t miss it. And Farscape just sucked, I’ll never figure out why so much of fandom loves that show. And a big miss from that list is Brisco County Jr, yeah it was a western with SF elements, but it was a blast.


62 posted on 12/04/2013 12:54:24 PM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: attiladhun2

Sounds the daily news. HA.

I remember a series called V back in the 80s. For some reason your post reminds me of that.


63 posted on 12/04/2013 12:54:31 PM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: Nachum

When they cancel a show, they should release synopses of the episodes of the season that wasn’t. I think that would be cool.


64 posted on 12/04/2013 12:54:37 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nachum

MAN AM I RED FACE! how could I forget ‘The Dresden Files’!!


65 posted on 12/04/2013 12:54:38 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: GeronL

Some shows, like Star Trek Enterprise, the writers tried hamfisting the political crap into it, and people walked away.
The producers refused to believe that was what happened, so they continued increasing the crap rather than tell a story.

Oops.


66 posted on 12/04/2013 12:55:06 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Chuzzlewit

So the best wasn’t Ray Bradbury Theater??


67 posted on 12/04/2013 12:55:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kartographer

1. Firefly terrible, was like a space western

2. Space Above and Beyond - never heard of it

3. Jericho - boring

4. Journeyman - never heard of it

5. The 4400 - agree! THIS ended too soon, I actually bought the books so I could get some closure.

6. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - hm.. it was ok.

7. Heroes - OMG !!! I LOVED that show!

8. Dark Angel - never heard of it

9. Star Trek: Enterprise - it was ok, movies rock MUCH more.

10. SGU Stargate Universe SGU Stargate Universe - hm... ok

11. Invasion - never heard of it

12. V - ok

13. Caprica - ANOTHER GREAT SHOW! I didn’t even like the remake of Battlestar Galactica, but I was really into this show.

14. FlashForward - never heard of it

15. Dollhouse - sounds creepy, never heard of it

16. Threshold - never heard of it

17. Terra Nova - got bored

18. The Event - never seen it

19. Defying Gravity - never heard of it

20. Farscape - was pretty good, been a lot of years since I saw it. It seems like they did release a movie that sort of tied up most of the loose ends if I recall.


68 posted on 12/04/2013 12:56:03 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Noumenon

thanks


69 posted on 12/04/2013 12:56:08 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Chuzzlewit

The original 1960s “The Outer Limits”

Best All Time Sci Fi


70 posted on 12/04/2013 12:56:16 PM PST by HangnJudge
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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."

Well there is a book like that.

Fallen Angels

71 posted on 12/04/2013 12:57:23 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Spirochete

I really liked Lost Room but I didn’t really see where it had a TV show in it. Pretty much it was all about chasing “artifacts” finding out what they did, how they combined, and a nod to why it all happened. But as a show it would have gotten boring: group X steals a thing, our hero gets it back, a little more information about WTF but of course never actually solving it. Would have gotten very redundant very quickly.


72 posted on 12/04/2013 12:57:51 PM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: rarestia

All 13 episodes of Journeyman are available on Hulu

It would be nice if the creator/writer of these shows would release notes or synopsis of what would have come after.


73 posted on 12/04/2013 12:58:02 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Kartographer
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74 posted on 12/04/2013 12:58:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Darksheare

yep


75 posted on 12/04/2013 12:58:27 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: gattaca
That was the orginal 'V'. I liked it much better than the reboot. The best thing about the reboot Morena Baccarin!


76 posted on 12/04/2013 12:58:41 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

original star trek, original twilight zone


77 posted on 12/04/2013 12:58:45 PM PST by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothings)
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To: scripter

...loved Fringe! I think it ended appropriately (although I would have continued to watch it for years). I just wish Max Headroom had gone on a little longer.


78 posted on 12/04/2013 12:58:48 PM PST by folkquest (I plan on being cranky for the next 4 years. Hope to crack a political smile at the midterms!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I personally liked QUARK, about an outer space garbage man. The show itself was not that great, but androids BETTY I and BETTY II were!


79 posted on 12/04/2013 12:59:11 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Hoffer Rand

Firefly definitely number 1 on the list. It would have been interesting to see where they would have gone with it and if they could have kept it as clever and entertaining as it was.

I also really enjoyed Journeyman and though it could have been really good. I would easily trade in Farscape for another season of both Firefly and Journeyman.


80 posted on 12/04/2013 12:59:13 PM PST by okkev68
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To: Kartographer

‘The Sarah Connor Chronicles’

I disagree.

In total PC nonsense they wussified John Conner and went over board with the two female leads.

Also it was dumb, 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. Take the thing on Oprah or something.

It’s not just the SCC, Sci-fi, Action/Adventure, Sword and Sandle, these genres have been totally ruined by the empowered fighting female cliche.

Over & over again in every movie/TV show now there’s no more Alpha males, instead we get the empowered fighting female!! Yep, that thin chick wearing tight leather and heals, who despite being only 89lbs can easily out perform and out fight her male counterparts.

All male (and especially white male) characters are now either wise cracking wusses or whiney Beeoctchs.

No Kirks, Mad Maxes, Steve Austins, Han Solos. We get Sarah Conner and Captain Janeway on steroids over & over.

That’s why Hollywood is losing money and many of these shows died, because once the “Wow! She is really hot, when is she going to be naked?” factor wears off, watching a 89lb waif beat up multiple 260+lbs guys gets pretty old, pretty fast


81 posted on 12/04/2013 12:59:22 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t have to go to NY, I live in California, a state run by promoters of gender-bending madness. You know winter is coming when you see the leaves turn, and that the Apocalypse is close at hand when knuckle-heads run the earth.


82 posted on 12/04/2013 12:59:39 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Nachum

I watched and enjoyed the Dresden Files.


83 posted on 12/04/2013 12:59:40 PM PST by gattaca ("If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." Mark Twain)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Space hookers you say? I made 1.2 billion ISK running ghost sites and blew it all on strippers, Quaffe and blackjack in Jita.


84 posted on 12/04/2013 1:00:08 PM PST by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: Kartographer

The only one I did not mind seeing get the boot was Stargate: SGU. All the rest I thought were pretty well done.


85 posted on 12/04/2013 1:00:11 PM PST by verga (The devil is in the details)
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To: attiladhun2

You specified a Escape from New York back drop. ;-)


86 posted on 12/04/2013 1:00:37 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Harsh Realm should be on the list. I think it was only given about 5 episodes before it was yanked.


87 posted on 12/04/2013 1:00:45 PM PST by needmorePaine
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To: Kartographer
"Morena Baccarin!"

Like I said:


88 posted on 12/04/2013 1:01:29 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmg_paR4jF0

Space Above and Beyond Pilot


89 posted on 12/04/2013 1:02:09 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: dangus

Yes, and I suppose I should have taken that into account and tried season 3, but I didn’t bother. Then again even season 1 had its issues. It was OK, but not great.


90 posted on 12/04/2013 1:02:17 PM PST by drbuzzard (All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Will counter that B5 Crusade should have lasted more as well as B5 Legend of Rangers should have had a chance *with OUT the puching combat system :(


91 posted on 12/04/2013 1:02:51 PM PST by Bidimus1
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To: folkquest
...loved Fringe! I think it ended appropriately (although I would have continued to watch it for years).

I thought it ended too soon - was crushed when it ended. Didn't see it coming. And I would have continued watching it for years as well.

92 posted on 12/04/2013 1:02:53 PM PST by scripter
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Ah, the '70s... and the Doublemint Twins.

The Bettys could be replicated today, but the screenplay writers wouldn't dare attempt that Gene/Jean character now.

93 posted on 12/04/2013 1:03:39 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Kartographer

Maybe San Francisco instead (nyuk, nyuk).


94 posted on 12/04/2013 1:04:17 PM PST by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: Kartographer

‘Firefly’ needs to be on there about five more times.


95 posted on 12/04/2013 1:04:36 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Kartographer

Farscape and Dollhouse had good multi-season runs.
I like Stargate Universe. I’d like to add Babylon 5 Crusade.


96 posted on 12/04/2013 1:06:50 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: kevkrom

Agreed.

SGU really wasn’t going anywhere. It only would have been a matter of time before they ran into those effing Replicators again. When you run out of ideas, re-hash everything...

Same for ST:Enterprise.


97 posted on 12/04/2013 1:07:31 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Firefly terrible, was like a space western

I b'lieve you've got it surrounded, friend. Except for the 'terrible' part.

98 posted on 12/04/2013 1:08:46 PM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: Oberon

Wouldn’t you like to had found out what sins that Shepherd Book was paying penance for?


99 posted on 12/04/2013 1:09:20 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

No Tripods?


100 posted on 12/04/2013 1:09:35 PM PST by MNDude
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