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Tonight's Sci-Fi Listing (04/21/06)
04/21/06 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 04/21/2006 4:44:09 AM PDT by KevinDavis

Tongiht's Sci-Fi Listing:

9/8 - Dr Who The Long Game: A journey to Earth's distant future pits the doctor against a sinister manipulator known as the Editor


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: doctorwho; drwho; scifi
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The question of the day: Do you miss Star Trek???
1 posted on 04/21/2006 4:44:11 AM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: wingnutx; Brett66; RightWhale; EsmeraldaA; Paul_Denton; ShakeNJake; N3WBI3; Nachum; discostu; ...

2 posted on 04/21/2006 4:45:00 AM PDT by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: KevinDavis

I don't miss Star Trek, because I have TOS on DVD. I can have Star Trek whenever I want!

Dr. Carter is also helping me get over my sense of loss...


3 posted on 04/21/2006 4:46:33 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (RICE 2008)
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To: KevinDavis
The question of the day: Do you miss Star Trek???

Oh dear god no. Star Trek will never work with that mongoloid Rick Berman in charge.

Ron Moore is absolutely correct: let the franchise lie fallow for a decade or so.

4 posted on 04/21/2006 4:47:50 AM PDT by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: KevinDavis
Nope, I have all the ST I need on tape and DVD. I agree, let it rest for a good while.

What I miss is The Time Tunnel!
5 posted on 04/21/2006 4:51:09 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: KevinDavis

If this version of Dr. Who is all there is, then, Yes.

But do I miss Star Trek TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Enterprise, The New Voyages, or all the movies?? Gee?? :-)


6 posted on 04/21/2006 4:53:04 AM PDT by JoeSixPack1
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To: nnn0jeh

ping


7 posted on 04/21/2006 4:59:07 AM PDT by kalee
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To: KevinDavis

that Dr. Who is one weird show! :)


8 posted on 04/21/2006 5:01:17 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: Echo Talon

I'm trying to like it...


9 posted on 04/21/2006 5:03:25 AM PDT by MrLee
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To: Echo Talon
that Dr. Who is one weird show! :)

Last week's episode was the season's high point.

10 posted on 04/21/2006 5:04:43 AM PDT by Wormwood (Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: MrLee

I only watched it a couple times and not sure what I make of it... kind of strange. :\


11 posted on 04/21/2006 5:06:18 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: KevinDavis

I haven't missed Star Trek since Deep Space Nine, the last good Star Trek show, ended. I'm more then happy with the shows they got on the air, now. Stargate SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, and others all blow Star Trek away, easily. Especially Voyager and Enterprise.


12 posted on 04/21/2006 5:07:49 AM PDT by Optimus Prime (Do liberals even qualify as sentient beings?)
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To: KevinDavis

Nope. Not one bit. It was getting really stale.


13 posted on 04/21/2006 5:08:18 AM PDT by nuke rocketeer
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To: MrLee

Me, too. It's easier to like it if you realize it's supposed to be a bit dorky.


14 posted on 04/21/2006 5:25:01 AM PDT by Lil'freeper (You do not have the plug-in required to view this tagline.)
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To: KevinDavis

The Long Game is a strange one. Next weeks 'Father's Day' is my personal favourite of the season.

Do I miss Trek? Nope. TNG was the last Trek series I made a point of watching. If they had done a post Star Trek 6/Pre-TNG series with Captain Sulu, that would have been cool. Another missed opportunity was divorcing Trek from the Andromeda plot. Originally it was to be a Federation Starship flung into the future where the Federation has fallen and Vulcans have gone violent.


15 posted on 04/21/2006 5:28:03 AM PDT by Grig
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To: KevinDavis

Answer of the Day: NO. If you asked about B5 on the other hand...


16 posted on 04/21/2006 5:31:54 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: Echo Talon
that Dr. Who is one weird show! :)

I was a fan of the old version when I was a teenager, long, long ago. THis new series has better production values. Last week's show was a fantastic demonstration of the Daleks and exactly how tough they really are. Mind you, I imagine that was likely the most technologically advanced design. And they finally showed how they handle stairs!

I'm also interested in this 'time war' that seems to have been waged between the Daleks and the Time Lords, with the Doctor being not only the sole survivor of his race, but also the instrument of his race's destruction. It adds a burden or guilt on his concience that the old series lacked. It also had a bit more character development with him gleefully wanting to blow away the last surviving Dalek.

< / supergeek mode>

17 posted on 04/21/2006 5:38:16 AM PDT by doc30 (Democrats are to morals what and Etch-A-Sketch is to Art.)
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To: KevinDavis
The question of the day: Do you miss Star Trek???

What I miss is a station which runs classic Sci-Fi: Space 1999, UFO, even Lost in Space would be better than 99% of what passes for "Sci-Fi today" (the new BSG being the lone bright spot).

Also, I find this incarnation of "Dr. Who" a disappointment. IMO It lacks the charm and humor of previous Dr. Who(s), particularly Dr. #4 (Tom Baker, below).

18 posted on 04/21/2006 5:44:04 AM PDT by holymoly (Dick DeVos for MI Governor: http://www.devosforgovernor.com/)
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To: doc30

LoL! ... no idea i missed last weeks show. :D


19 posted on 04/21/2006 5:44:54 AM PDT by Echo Talon
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To: KevinDavis

I miss Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek is a bunch of socialist tripe.


20 posted on 04/21/2006 5:52:02 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances – and it advances relentlessly – freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan

Tony and Doug
Sci fi's answer to batman and robin


21 posted on 04/21/2006 5:59:51 AM PDT by Waverunner
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To: KevinDavis

Yes and no, Enterprise was starting to get good when it got cancelled.

The problem I always had with Star Trek was it's high gold to cr*p ratio. For every "City on the Edge of Forever" type episode which blew you away, you'd pay for it with a ridiculous episode about space hippies or the like. This pattern occured to a greater or lesser extent on all of the Star Trek series.

Compare this to a show like Babylon 5 which had less "great" episodes, but which was consistantly "good". (I can't think of a B5 ep which was a true stinker).

Nevertheless, the Star Trek universe has so much depth to it that I would love to see a new series in a few years.


22 posted on 04/21/2006 6:00:43 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Jaffa! KREE!)
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To: KevinDavis
The question of the day: Do you miss Star Trek???

No, not really. I watched the original series until the images were burned into my retina. The Next Generation never really matched with my schedule in college and grad school, so I only watched it occasionally. After that I kind of gave up.

23 posted on 04/21/2006 6:06:27 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (If you have a leaking pipe, you shut off the water valve before deciding on amnesty for the puddles.)
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To: KevinDavis

Nope. BSG has filled that void for me.

I am watching Enterprise again on DVD. I'm about 1/2 way through season 2 right now. There are several episodes that seem better the 2nd time around, but far to much tripe. Last night I watched "Vanishing Point" which was an interesting one that I must have missed the 1st time around.


24 posted on 04/21/2006 6:09:22 AM PDT by PogySailor
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To: bondjamesbond

Tonight on SG-1 they are rerunning "Ripple Effect" the alternate universe episode from Season 9. 16 Samantha Carters in one room. Feel the blonde brain power!!!


25 posted on 04/21/2006 6:14:43 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Jaffa! KREE!)
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To: GreenLanternCorps
Compare this to a show like Babylon 5 which had less "great" episodes, but which was consistantly "good". (I can't think of a B5 ep which was a true stinker).

I think the reason for that was that B5 had a story arc by Straczynski. The series had a direction to go in and most episodes were important on that path. Even if someone else wrote the episode, Straczynski was involved. Compare that to Star Trek where it seemed that all the everything had to be reset to its original condition at the end of every episode. Sure you could kill off a red shirt or two, but you never saw them before the episode and never would have seen them later anyway. You could play Star Trek in any order and they would make just as much sense. If you get B5 episodes out of order you might go mad.

B5's biggest problem was the season 4/5 crash, where it looked like there wouldn't be a season 5. Thus the story had to be crammed into the end of season 4.

26 posted on 04/21/2006 6:18:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (If you have a leaking pipe, you shut off the water valve before deciding on amnesty for the puddles.)
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To: KevinDavis

"The question of the day: Do you miss Star Trek???"

I'll unabashedly say, yes. I thought it was too bad that Enterprise was cancelled - I thought it had plenty of possibilties for several more seasons of shows. It had some interesting characters and plot lines. Ah, well, what can you do?


27 posted on 04/21/2006 6:19:31 AM PDT by -YYZ-
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To: KevinDavis
I miss DS9. It had good characters that you could care about and much better writing than the previous incarnations. With a number of notable exceptions, TNG is painful to watch in reruns, particularly the Wesley Crusher-centric episodes. Avery Brooks/Captain Sisco is also my favorite Star Trek captain. He is just so cool, particularly with his shaven head and beard look.

As for Dr. Who, I love the new guy. His "We're all in grave danger!! FANTASTIC!!" attitude is great. His side kick doesn't do anything for me but she'll do. Hopefully the new guy they picked up from a future Utah will add something more to the equation. All in all though, I think it's quite good. Very much in spirit with the original series.

28 posted on 04/21/2006 6:34:34 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: KevinDavis

I miss Farscape, Red Dwarf, and Firefly.


29 posted on 04/21/2006 7:19:16 AM PDT by Chewbacca (Hell knows no fury than fiery habenaro Dorito's eaten before bedtime.)
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To: Reaganesque

I love sci-fi! Here is a list of my pet-peeves after years of viewing different shows. I wish they would change some storylines sometimes...:


1) No more "evil double" stories. (BSG is forgven considering the robot doubles running around)
2) No more "I'm invisible and no one can see me but I am not dead so I can hear what everyone thinks of me" episodes.
3) No more "I am getting old and will die of old age within and hour but I will get cured byt the end of the show" episodes.
4) No more "I have been possesed an alien/spirit and for a little while to use your body as a vessel" espisodes.
5) No more "I wake up in a dream and think its my reality (lasting days or years) only to find out at the end that it wasn't real" episodes.


30 posted on 04/21/2006 7:20:34 AM PDT by FreeManWhoCan (---an American..............)
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To: KevinDavis

I miss Babylon 5, then I miss Deep Space Nine.


31 posted on 04/21/2006 7:22:06 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: KevinDavis
I miss Firefly terribly.

I miss BSG, but I know October is coming (slowly).

I don't miss Trek.

32 posted on 04/21/2006 7:25:31 AM PDT by AngryJawa ({NRA}{IDPA})
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To: GreenLanternCorps
For every "City on the Edge of Forever" type episode which blew you away, you'd pay for it with a ridiculous episode about space hippies or the like.

Herbert!

33 posted on 04/21/2006 7:27:58 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: AngryJawa

You can get your Summer Glau fix this Saturday on Sci-Fi in "Mammoth". Sure to be another horrible Sci-Fi original, but you can turn the sound down.


34 posted on 04/21/2006 7:29:21 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: FreeManWhoCan

You forgot everyone sitting around the table discussing something and each part of the conversation leads to a "remember when this happened?" and then you get to rerun segments?


35 posted on 04/21/2006 7:31:39 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Wolfie

Summer is okay, but too young...give me the redheaded grifter chick...


36 posted on 04/21/2006 7:32:31 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Yeah, redheads. Can't beat 'em. That scene where she knocked out Mal with her poison lipstick was one for the ages. The Madame at the brothel was hot too. Heck, they were all hot.


37 posted on 04/21/2006 7:35:55 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: KevinDavis

another question-- when will SG1 Season 9 come out on DVD?


38 posted on 04/21/2006 7:36:16 AM PDT by flada (Posting in a manner reminiscent of Jen-gis Kahn.)
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To: Wolfie

I loved that show and couldn't believe it when a network (big three) aired it originally. I marveled at the music, storyline, the WOMEN, and even the guys were likable (remember the WKRP guy?)...shoot, it was good. I bought the collection when it came out and have Serenity also...


39 posted on 04/21/2006 7:40:10 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

WKRP guy?


40 posted on 04/21/2006 7:42:29 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

Ron whats-his-name, the black guy....he was the black DJ on "WKRP in Cincinatti"


41 posted on 04/21/2006 7:45:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Ron Glass - Harris from "Barney Miller" - played Book.

Tim Reid was Venus Flytrap on "WKRP".


42 posted on 04/21/2006 7:47:26 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

You're right...thanks.....


43 posted on 04/21/2006 7:49:51 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Venus Flytrap


44 posted on 04/21/2006 7:50:17 AM PDT by hattend (Gotta turn up the heat on the damn melting pot. Some stuff looks like it doesn't want to melt.)
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To: Wolfie

My tastes lean toward Kaylee. 8^)


45 posted on 04/21/2006 7:54:44 AM PDT by AngryJawa ({NRA}{IDPA})
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To: AngryJawa

Yeah, her too. I actually sat thru a Lifetime movie once cuz she was in it.


46 posted on 04/21/2006 7:56:37 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie

You, my friend, have it bad. 8^)


47 posted on 04/21/2006 8:00:09 AM PDT by AngryJawa ({NRA}{IDPA})
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To: KevinDavis

In a way, Yes. The problem I feel is this: Stop going retro, And start moving towards the future.


48 posted on 04/21/2006 8:13:58 AM PDT by desherwood7
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
What I miss is The Time Tunnel!

Did Tony Nelson and Doug Phillips ever make it 'home' to 1968?

We're both giving away our ages!

49 posted on 04/21/2006 8:36:00 AM PDT by Calvinist_Dark_Lord (I have come here to kick @$$ and chew bubblegum...and I'm all outta bubblegum! ~Roddy Piper)
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To: holymoly
He's my favorite Doctor followed by Jon Pertwee. I'm going over the Eddy Brandt's Saturday Matinee (largest video rental house in Los Angeles and may be the largest in the US) this afternoon to see if they have the boxed set for the Beginning Collection and then go from there to watch all the shows that are available on DVD. I understand that 150 or so episodes are "lost"
50 posted on 04/21/2006 10:54:03 AM PDT by airedale ( XZ)
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