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Here's what I've already got on DVD:

Firefly (season 1 plus the movie)

Star Trek: The Next Generation (all 7 seasons)

Stargate SG-1 (all 10 seasons plus the movies)

Stargate Atlantis (all 5 seasons)

Sarah Connor Chronicles (season 1--still need season 2)

Alien Nation (all seasons and movies)

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy (BBC series)

I want to get another sci-fi tv series on DVD. My problem is that I've never really seen much else.

What would you suggest and why?

(No Dr. Who!)

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I'm one of the few Star Trek fans who will say it but I deeply enjoyed Deep Space 9 (pun not intended)

If not live action, I also recommend Cowboy Beebop. Very well done western Sci-Fi.

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Lexx - wiki it then just order it. Trust me.

Justifiably has attained cult status. Four or five seasons currently out on DVD.

Second bet: I hear someone is reprising the 1960's series "The Prisoner" (Patrick McGoohan is replaced by Gandalf - that's gotta be cool).

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Babylon 5

Seconded. I also enjoyed Deep Space 9, it had better storytelling than Voyager. Babylon 5, of course, has better writing than either. :)

Also, has anyone watched Farscape? I've seen bits and pieces, not enought to know whether it's good enough to recommend.

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Star Trek Enterprise

Seasons 1 and 2 are your typical episodic stuff from TOS and TNG, it's ok. Then you reach Season 3 and it has one long, really good story arc. Season 4 is comprised of 2-3 episode story arcs that rival some of the better Star Trek movies. Emotional character development on Star Trek, say it ain't so ... Plus, who can say no to T'Pol

One nice thing about this series is that there is much less of the "magic" technology that they have in TNG, VOY, DS9. They have decontamination chambers, the transporter is brand new and untrusted, and they have to use wrenches and hammers to fix the engine instead of touch-screen LCDs (I swear, when the camera isn't on him, Jordy LaForge is playing WoW on those).

Battlestar Galactica

Yes. Fascinating story, especially towards the end. I found Season 1 to be a little slow going though.

Stargate Universe

I haven't watched more than the first movie, and 1-2 episodes of the other series, but I like this one. So far it's only half-way through season 1, with the other half starting in April (iirc).

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I'm one of the few Star Trek fans who will say it but I deeply enjoyed Deep Space 9 (pun not intended)

If not live action, I also recommend Cowboy Beebop. Very well done western Sci-Fi.

I've seen lots of DS9 and never really cared for it.

I'm interested in Cowboy Beebop. I'll give that a look.

Lexx - wiki it then just order it. Trust me.

Second bet: I hear someone is reprising the 1960's series "The Prisoner" (Patrick McGoohan is replaced by Gandalf - that's gotta be cool).

As for Lexx, I'd need to win the lottery to buy that one. Single seasons for $200+ ugh. Looks good though.

Prisoner... um... no.

Babylon 5

I'll probably buy that one.

Also, has anyone watched Farscape? I've seen bits and pieces, not enought to know whether it's good enough to recommend.

And, that one as well.

Star Trek Enterprise

Seasons 1 and 2 are your typical episodic stuff from TOS and TNG, it's ok. Then you reach Season 3 and it has one long, really good story arc. Season 4 is comprised of 2-3 episode story arcs that rival some of the better Star Trek movies. Emotional character development on Star Trek, say it ain't so ... Plus, who can say no to T'Pol

One nice thing about this series is that there is much less of the "magic" technology that they have in TNG, VOY, DS9. They have decontamination chambers, the transporter is brand new and untrusted, and they have to use wrenches and hammers to fix the engine instead of touch-screen LCDs (I swear, when the camera isn't on him, Jordy LaForge is playing WoW on those).

Battlestar Galactica

Yes. Fascinating story, especially towards the end. I found Season 1 to be a little slow going though.

Stargate Universe

I haven't watched more than the first movie, and 1-2 episodes of the other series, but I like this one. So far it's only half-way through season 1, with the other half starting in April (iirc).

STE is expensive.

I'm curious about Battlestar Galactica. Tell me more.

Stargate Universe... otherwise known as Stargate 90210. I've seen all the episodes so far and it sucks. It is just a daytime soap opera with the name 'stargate' slapped on the side. No thanks.

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BSG is by Ronald D. Moore, who wrote some of the better episodes of TNG. And other stuff - look him up.

I got the whole set on Bluray -- quite the treat.

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From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlestar ... _series%29 :

The story arc of Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant part of the galaxy, where a civilization of humans live on a series of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with a cybernetic race known as the Cylons. With the unwitting help of a human named Gaius Baltar, the Cylons launch a sudden sneak attack on the Colonies, laying waste to the planets and devastating their populations. The handful of human survivors flee into space aboard any spacecraft they can reach. Of all the Colonial Fleet, the Battlestar Galactica appears to be the only military capital ship that survived the attack. Under the leadership of famed military leader Commander William "Bill" Adama, the Battlestar Galactica and its crew take up the task of leading the small fugitive fleet of survivors into space in search of a fabled refuge known as Earth.

From http://en.battlestarwiki.org/wiki/Miniseries :

After 40 years of peace with their creations, the Cylons, the peoples of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol find themselves victims of a genocidal attack.

* The Cylons were created by the people of the Twelve Colonies of Kobol as a labor and military force. Approximately 52 years prior, the Cylons turned on their human creators and the Cylon War ensued. After an armistice was declared, the Cylons left the Colonies, apparently to seek a homeworld of their own.

* The Colonials maintain an Armistice Station as a place where Cylon and Colonial representatives can meet in order to maintain diplomatic relations. However, the Cylons have never sent an ambassador. No one has seen a Cylon since the end of the Cylon War, over 40 years ago.

Can copy much more without spoilers!

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Star Trek Enterprise, I second. I quite like it...until those dogs of men cancelled it!

Eureka. Hilarious and awesome. I don't know if it qualifies as Sci-fi though...

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Here's what I ordered:

Farscape (all seasons and movie)

Lexx (season 1)

Cowboy Bebop (remix complete collection)

Babylon 5 (all seasons, but none of the movies)

Hope they're good!

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And another thing about Babylon 5, you got to watch the series from start to the end, it'll make sense as it goes along, and the final season, had a lot of cliffhanging moments before the end happened. I wasn't disappointed.

Anybody ever seen Space: Above and Beyond? I thought it had a lot of promise until it got axed by Fox.

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Babylon 5

Seconded. I also enjoyed Deep Space 9, it had better storytelling than Voyager. Babylon 5, of course, has better writing than either. :)

Also, has anyone watched Farscape? I've seen bits and pieces, not enought to know whether it's good enough to recommend.

Farscape was a very good series but I never got to see all of the last season. It was visually stunning and had a pretty good story line.

I agree with you about Babylon 5, the best writing of all. I have every episode and all the TV movies. A very complex plot exists throughout the series that does not really come together until later in season 2 and season 3. To me it is simply the best. Great story, great acting, great sets, great cinematography.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Here's what I ordered:

Farscape (all seasons and movie)

Lexx (season 1)

Cowboy Bebop (remix complete collection)

Babylon 5 (all seasons, but none of the movies)

Hope they're good!

Please keep us informed as to which you like, and why.

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I found season 1 and 2 of Lexx on Hulu. So, I'm starting to watch that as I wait for the shipment.

I like it. I expected it to be funnier, but there's some good stuff in there. I enjoyed seeing Tim Curry in the second episode of season 1.

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He got Lexx seasons 1 & 2 - that's about 21 hours of watching so he'll be busy for a while!

@ Boltbait - did you also catch Barry Bostwick early in season 1? All we needed was Susan Sarandon to show up and we'd have the cast of Rocky Horror! Isn't Zev lovely? Now you know where this sig came from:

 

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