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Posted: 8/22/2005 1:39:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 1:41:05 PM EDT by 223-Buckaroo]
Which science fiction series do you think had the best writing?

I am a fan of all of these, but Babylon 5 has always stood out in my mind because of it's superior writing and the story arc. However, the new re-imagined Battlestar Galactica is pretty damned awesome.......... It may surpass B5 if it keeps going strong.


What say you?


(edited to add poll)
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:40:45 PM EDT
Outer Limits.

Accept no substitutes.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:41:14 PM EDT
Tough to say. For me, it would be a three way tossup between the new BSG, Farscape and Firefly. Those three were the best science fiction series, and some of the best shows, that I've seen.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:44:04 PM EDT
Twilight Zone

The Original.

Best writing

Cast of (yet to be) famous folks breaking in to the new medium of television.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:45:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:46:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:49:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 1:51:01 PM EDT by Janus]
Most modern Sci-Fi writing is shit, so none in your poll.

The Original Twilight Zone and Outer Limits.
ST: TOS.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:50:29 PM EDT
Firefly
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:50:52 PM EDT
X Files
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:52:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
X Files



Oh, yeah.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:53:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
Twilight Zone

The Original.

Best writing

Cast of (yet to be) famous folks breaking in to the new medium of television.



Big Ole +1.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:53:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
X Files



Oh, yeah.



+eleventybillion
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:54:13 PM EDT
I have the entire Babylon 5 series on DVD. That gets my vote.

Seasons 2, 3 and 4 were among the best written and acted I've ever seen on television. YMMV of course but the love and excellence that those stories were written with just shows through. Very ambitious and ultimately, very satisfying watching.

/dang I gotta bust those out again!
//big Straczynski fan
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 1:55:07 PM EDT
I would have to say it was a toss up between Babalon5 and Star Trek Next Generation.

Deep Space 9 was good for a while then it got to Soap Opera like. Then near the end with the Wormhole Wars things started picking up.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:15:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 2:16:24 PM EDT by bmick325]
Best modern show not listed:

Space Above and Beyond.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:21:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 2:23:29 PM EDT by KBaker]
I have to say that the best writing was in Farscape, but had Firefly run longer, it might very well have taken the crown.

Edited to add (after reading everyone else's responses:) D'OH!!!

The original Twilight Zone! Of course.

THEN Farscape and Firefly.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:30:31 PM EDT
With out a doubt Babylon 5. It ROCKED then. It still ROCKS now. It will continue to ROCK for the next million years!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:54:20 PM EDT
What??? No "FARSCAPE"...By far the greatest Sci-fi ever.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 2:58:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 2:59:58 PM EDT by uglygun]
Farscape kicked ass even though it wasn't a totally SciFi original(think it aired for a short time on a network).

I love Claudia Black and sported wood that she was in some of the opening episodes this season.


edit:

voted "other" in favor of Farscape before even reading this thread. That was one cool assed show, some of the Scorpy episodes were great. They get a little out of order even when they do a marathon though, I seriously need to get the DVD collection for Farscape.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:01:15 PM EDT
The new battlestar is a lot better then the star trek series
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:26:38 PM EDT
Original Twilight Zone and Kolchak: The Nightstalker, and anything pretty much anything else Richard Matheson wrote for.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:29:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
X Files



Oh, yeah.



+1googleplex 10^((10)^100)

Except the last two seasons...
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 3:53:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 3:54:28 PM EDT by H46Driver]
I did like STTNG, but the first season was pretty bad in the writing/character development. It matured into a pretty good series.

BG - TNS has been awesome from the get-go. A little early to know if it will have the longevity of TNG, but far superior in its first season.

I was never able to get into any of the other shows in your poll, though I did like the Stargate movie. Firefly is growing on me. Thanks to those on this board who made me aware of it.

ETA - choices from your poll.

X-files is the best IMO.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:13:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By xinflt:
Firefly



Yup.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:14:42 PM EDT
Mystery Science Theater.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:17:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 5:18:19 PM EDT by PlaymoreMinds]
Next Gen fan clocking in: every episode explored the human condition (as did the original series--but Next Gen had infinitely better actors.)
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:20:32 PM EDT
Babylon 5 gets my vote for #1

The new Battlestar Galactica has some very good stories and character interaction as well. I like it that they have concentrated on that instead of just flashy explosions and endless space battles.

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:30:32 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:33:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:
Next Gen fan clocking in: every episode explored the human condition (as did the original series--but Next Gen had infinitely better actors.)

Woman! Hold...yourtongue! TNG only HAD...Rikerasmanslut...AND...Troiaschickysnack!
(That remind you of anyone? )




Are you a manslut? if so...then YES!
And I had the hots for Jean-luc, ya freak! Man was sooooooo buff.....
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:41:51 PM EDT
1. stng and Buffy
2. firefly and farscape
3. SG-1
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 5:43:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hound:
1. stng and Buffy
2. firefly and farscape
3. SG-1




OOOH Forgot Buffy...I liked Buffy...esp before the whole kid sister story line...and Xena (I caould kick her ass) and Highlander (I wanted him to kick my ass) ok...done with my sci fi fantasy....
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:07:10 PM EDT
Oh, man - Do you really even have to ask?

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:14:00 PM EDT
SG1. All they do is work out (explain?) existing human religion and mythology.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:24:29 PM EDT
Babylon 5.



The PsyCorps chicks were the cats ass!! Had to throw that in.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:27:59 PM EDT
Babylon 5






I hope we see more of B5
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 6:30:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2005 6:31:25 PM EDT by tep0583]
JMS can write and understands things such as politics.

Bab 5 gets my vote.

Runner up: Farscape AND X-Files
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:32:47 AM EDT
Firefly.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:38:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:
Oh, man - Do you really even have to ask?

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mmm. Unfortunately, yes, some of us do...
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 12:49:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By shooter0311:
What??? No "FARSCAPE"...By far the greatest Sci-fi ever.




+1,000,000
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