What did U'z guys think of this show? i just found it the other days. Watched the 1st 2 episodes, and thought it was pretty good. Funny a SCI-FI show on NBC that lasted more than 1 season. Or did it?
NBC (ended 1995)
You know what i noticed, almost all Sci-fi Shows that aired on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. They dont last past the first Seasons, sometimes a second but rarely. Earth 2 is one, same with FIREFLY, Space: Above and Beyond. Also with just a few shows that were canceled last year. INVASION and SURFACE. I enjoy the out of the ordinary Shows. Im starting to get sick of the same government shows and such. they need something new that will stick and not be canceled!
|It got cancelled after the first season I believe. I would love to know what the writers had planned for season 2. Just as I started watching it, it got cancelled then my daughter and I caught it on some reruns a few years ago. Now I have the DVDs and am anxious to enjoy it again. Shows like this, Space:Above and Beyond, Firefly, never got a chance to really find their audience and I think networks just dislike them sometimes. A shame.|
When the series started I knew I'd love it but felt NBC would cancel it. NBC is not a sci-fi friendly network. Yes, I know they own the Sci-Fi channel but I'm talking about their broadcast schedule. The show disappointed me for awhile as it went real slow in developing the story line, but it really picked up towards the end. I'd love to see more about the Earth-2 "universe."
Space Above and Beyond was really cool and I miss it. Basically, the series is WWII in outer space!
|Isn't Stargate SG-1 (and even its spin-off) a modern sci-fi success story? Its going to run 10 (or maybe it is 11) seasons.|
|Loved this show, was attracted to it for different reasons. It reminded me of a trip I took to New Mexico years ago. Travelled sixty miles by horseback, camping out, no provisions except what the wagons carried. Took one shower (maybe two) had no tent (should have, but didn't). At the start of the trip we were twenty or so strangers, but by day two we were a family. I'll never forget it. Earth 2 has all those elements. My favorite line (forgot which episode) is one of them saying "My sleeping bag had ice on it this morning"..........because on the trip I would wake up with frost in my hair. Glad I forgot that tent or that never would have happened. As for the DVD set, has anyone else had problems with the discs ? I'm on my second set (from Amazon) and a couple of them slow down, the picture is distorted, and eventually my DVD player shuts itself down. No other DVD's have done that, and I have rented several movies from Blockbuster, Family Video, etc. Thanks for any feedback.|
|I've had no problems with my DVD set. I've watched all the episodes all the way through with none of these problems.|
I have to say, I watched this showback in '95 when it first aired here in Australia and for some reason I really liked it. I was a little annoyed that it only lasted 1 season, but as everyone else has pointed out, it's rare for a sci-fi show to last very long. I was tempted to buy the DVDs but they didn't get a Region 4 release,and I couldn't justify the $50 cost for the Region 1 version. Anyway, I recently got pay-TV and have been watching them on Sci-Fi andfound that I still like them. Unfortunately Icaught itat Ep. 12 (Better Living Through Morganite) so I'll have to wait for it to come back aroundbefore I canwatch the first 11. As someone else mentioned, I would love to see something else created with the Earth 2 "universe", but I doubt I ever will. Shame really.
P.S. For those theorising about the possible future of the series, I found a site that had the following statement about the shows cancellation:
"Earth 2's producers were fired by Universal in hopes of changing the show to fit what the mass population wanted to see. A promo was created by Universal for a second season, but this was rejected by NBC and the show was cancelled.A promo tape was found and shown at the first Earth 2 convention, New PacifiCon 1996. No one had seen it before, not even the cast members, and after viewing what the second season may have been like, everyone was generally glad the show wasn't renewed. The proposal was not what we would want for a second season. In essence, they dumbed the show down, until it would have been almost unrecognizable as the one we had grown to love."
So perhaps it's better that it ended, leaving us with the positive memories