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I have been a sci fi fan my whole life. My dad started me watching Star Trek when it first ran in the late 60's. After that things on TV were sparce other than ST reruns, space 1999, lost in space. During the 70's I read a lot, Asimov, Heinlein, McCaffrey, Piers Anthony to name just a few. Then my Aunt brought me to see Star Wars when I was a teenager and I fell absolutely in love then came BSG and my heart was broken so much potential and it was shot down in its prime. Then the sci fi field started opening up in movies then tv with ST TNG, DS9 (Hence my internet name), X-files. More recently I watch Smallville (yes, Superman is technically sci fi, he is an alien that arrived in a spaceship after all) BSG, Heroes and that pretty much covers it. I have not found any of the other sci fi channel shows compelling enough to watch.
Favorite book, Hammer of God Arthur C Clark.
Favorite book series Foundation Isaac Asimov.
Favorite game Lego Star Wars
Favorite movie The Empire Strikes Back
My sci-fi background is simple, was coerced to watch ST:TOS by a friend, hated it because of the cheese *ducks for cover *
But started watching ST:TNG some years later, and begun liking it. At around the same time S:AAB begun airing on TV, which I absolutely loved, the gritty military environment and the smart design of weapons and equipment was amazing, I was sadened by the abrupt end due to the show being cancelled.
After that I went into a short sci-fi hiatus, even though I watched ST:VOY pretty regularly I wasn't really interested in the genre. After Voyager I semi-followed some sci-fi shows I cant really remeber, I think I watched SG1 pretty intensely a short while, then I discovered Total Recall 2070(?) which I really liked, and then one late night I saw this show I've never seen before, the BSG miniseries, watched and liked it, but wrote it off because it seemed to have ended right there.
Nothing happened for a year or so when a friend brought home the miniseries and S1 DVD, which we watched and I fell in love with, the drama, the veiled portrayal of our own society was amazing, in this period I also got hooked on Firefly after having watched serenity in the cinemas (Firefly never aired on swedish TV until long after serenity had premiered).
But a sidenote to this is the sci-fi in cinema which I gladly went to see whenever they premiered.
EDIT: How could I forget X-files which I loved the mytharc in, but couldn't stand the weird episodes, of course, I got my lifetime dose of sci-fi weirdness with Lexx tho
I believe I've yet to post in this topic so I figured it was time I added my two cents.
I rarely watch Sci-fi besides BSG. While I find mosty science fiction concepts to be highly fascinating, I feel most sci-fi shows suffer from very weak character development. Characters are generally what makes me form an attatchment to any given show. So while I may watch an episode on Star Trek (or something) and be interested by the events of an individual episode, there's never really anything that makes me want to stick around for the next episode.
BSG is head and shoulders above most other sci-fi when it comes to create morally complex human characters, which is one of the main reasons I love it. I would really like to hope it will start a trend in sci-fi and encourages writers to go for science fiction stories with more heart and complex characters... as well as all the fun stuff.
(Also shout out to BSG for the sex and violence... and smoking... and drinking, all of which IS AWESOME.)
I am another major SciFi fan from way back! I watched Star Trek TOS when I was just a kid! I love all things SciFi!
I have every episodes from every Star Trek series in my collection! Plus over 250 Star Trek books!
Plus I have read all the great authors of SciFi! Larry Niven, Author C Clarke etc etc etc!!!
Oh and Firefly/Serenity rocked!!!
Farscape was great too!
If it's SciFi I will check it out...
|Dr. Who, Farscape and BSG rock i love the shows. Star Wars the original 3 were the best and X-Files was the best show back in the 90's. |
For some reason i get into the good shows way to late in the seasons that either end or get canned early like Farscape and BSG.
I have a habit of doing that also. I got into Stargate SG-1 only a few months AFTER it got cancelled. I had to go buy the series box set to get my fix of it. I got into BSG late in the 3rd season, and only got to watch like one or two episodes on broadcast TV before the show stopped for a year.
|so, how many of us are female, for the record...???|
Another SciFi Girl chiming in... grew up on the original Star Trek, then Star Wars, then Quantum Leap, Sliders, etc.... I just got SciFi channel in my town 2 years ago so I've been playing major catch up on both Stargate series now that all the good stuff, Farscape/Angel/Buffy/Firefly are no more...
As for current TV... Torchwood, Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka (LOVE this show)
SciFi has come aong way on TV and it's really exciting... we have Sancuary, Dollhouse and Caprica all on deck for next year, I can't remember the last time that was this much new SciFi programming to choose from at one time!!
Ok, so I'm watching Blade Runner last night and about 75% though the movie. I'm at the part where Deckard just killed the first Replicant. His boss, Captain Bryant, shows up at the see and says: "Christ, Deckard. You look almost as bad as that skinjob you left on the sidewalk"
I wonder where BSG heard it...
I dont know if all of these are sci-fi but they are my favorites:
Alias, Lost, Buffy and Angel, Supernatural, X-Files, Taken, The Lost Room, Star Trek: Voyager, Terminater: SC, Eureka
I find it weird actually because Im the only person who watches this stuff, No one I know watches any of these shows, it gets frustrating at times when I cant talk to my friends and family about who could be the final Cylon. Im glad I have you guys
HUGE sci-fi fan, but not a fan of all of it. At the top:
Star Trek (too young for original but love the rest), Star Wars, Doctor Who, Firefly, BSG, Torchwood, Heroes, Blade Runner, Aliens, Predator, Clarke books, Crichton books, Dick stories.
I didn't get into a lot of the other shows because I missed the early episodes. I'm so into sci-fi I sometimes think I should have been a scientist or at least paid attention in high school physics.