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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:08 pm

Them British sure do know how to make a good science fiction show. Yeah, with lots of "sit down and feed the kids" time on her hands, the wife has been surfing Netflix for streaming shows she can watch on the Wii or the computer. It turns out them there folks across the pond are good and making shows that are a great fit for a woman that likes her "SciFi Saturday" style movies.

She stumbled upon Primeval. Burned through that one.

Today, she just finished the series finale of Torchwood.

I have a feeling there's some Dr. Who coming down the line. Smile

For those in the know...any other Brit/scifi series you care to recommend? And yes, she's already gone through every episode of the American Supernatural, True Blood, and Vampire Diaries series. Crazy Brits and their scifi shows Icon_rolleyes

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Post by Amethyst347 on Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:42 pm

It's not really Sci-Fi, but I thought Life on Mars was brilliant. And its 80s era cousin Ashes to Ashes is good too. Smile
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Post by daveyeisley on Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:34 pm

Even though it got cliff-hung after single season, I LOVED Firefly ans then the movie Serenity. Joss Whedon rocks.

Not speaking from experience, but I had heard good things from a D&D buddy regarding Farscape, Babylon 5, and Battlestar GalactIca.
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Post by RustyDios on Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:34 pm

Farscape was a classic gem (and it's movie The Peacekeeper wars) ... Life on Mars was good, but I didn't like the Ashes to Ashes to sequel myself...

Dr.Who is ace and today I just watched the AWESOME season 5 finale three times in a row, in three different households and even the non-sci-fi-ers were gripped to the edge of the seats.... ...

For a more fantasy orientated thing go check out Legend of the Seeker (the sword of truth books by terry goodkind are far superior though)... or any of SkyTV's acceptable (but not superb) makes of Terry Pratchetts discworld novels (or go for the novels themselves)....

Let me think what else I've got on the bookcase that may appeal...

Red Dwarf would be good if you can get your British-humour-head on.... ...

.. hmm.... most of my other stuff actually originated in Japan or from you guys.... ...


Of course you could try anything on this page here , sure to be some gems there ...
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Post by daveyeisley on Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:01 pm

I don't know why I feel ashamed to admit it... because I love the show... but for some reason, I am slightly embarassed to state in public that I very much enjoy Legend of the Seeker. I am an addict...
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Post by Alundaio on Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:53 pm

Even though it got cliff-hung after single season, I LOVED Firefly ans then the movie Serenity. Joss Whedon rocks.

Not speaking from experience, but I had heard good things from a D&D buddy regarding Farscape, Babylon 5, and Battlestar GalactIca.

Firefly was an awesome series. Fox wouldn't know a good show if it raped them in the ass. They've been leeching Simpsons for decades. Thank god Futurama is back! Yay!

Whoa Farscape, Babylon 5 and Battlestar is pushing the nerdiness limit there buddy!
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:53 pm

I vaguely remember Babylon 5 ... it's surprising, for as much as a dork that I am, I cannot for the life of me get into TV scifi/fantasy. I dunno, it's just very difficult to accept certain things presented by limited budgets and (IMHO) oftentimes questionable writing.

Oh, one just popped into my head, mostly for nostalgic value - Max Headroom. Got season 1 and 2 sitting in my DVD collection, awaiting me eyeballs.
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon on Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:00 pm

Eric of Atrophy wrote:Oh, one just popped into my head, mostly for nostalgic value - Max Headroom. Got season 1 and 2 sitting in my DVD collection, awaiting me eyeballs.
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:02 pm

I see that pic now! N-n-nice!
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Post by Eric of Atrophy on Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:04 pm

I've heard good things about Firefly - I've never seen the show, but I have all the NwN content on my hdds, awaiting a spin! And Serenity - maybe I'll convince the wife to let me NetFlix that one someday...
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Post by Elhanan on Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:43 am

Firefly is the Best in my TV collection, and Serenity is a terrific sequel.

Showing my age, but as far as British related fare, I truly used to watch a ton of old Hammer films: Christopher Lee as Dracula, etc. I enjoyed the many ways used to resurrect the dark Lord, as well as those used to finish him until the next fillm.
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