10 One Season Wonders

   There are some shows that had a great beginning, and then they were gone. One and done. Some may come to mind while you read this. These are shows that were good then and still hold up now. In fact some of them are shows that we watch over and over again. There are Japanese shows that were designed to be a one season, so I won’t list them here… even though I would love to see more from them. I would also like to include Battlestar Galactica, but it technically received a second season, sort of.

So what about you? What “One Season Wonders” do you like to re-watch?

My top 10 are listed here, in no particular order.

  1.  Thundercats (2011)

  2. The Flash (1990)

  3. Firefly (2002)

  4. Forever (2015)

  5. John Doe (2002)

  6. The Lone Gunmen (2001)

  7. Terra Nova (2011)

  8. Almost Human (2013)

  9. Sym-Bionic Titan (2010)

  10. Brimstone (1998)

Honorable Mentions…

  1. Logan’s Run (1977)

  2. Monster Squad (1976)

Leonard Nimoy’s “In Search Of”

   In this, the 14th episode of the 6th season, Mr. Nimoy explores the Futurist Lifestyle. Titled “Future Life“, it’s one of the handful of episodes that actually tackles ideas that have a concrete concepts. While I have fond and frightening memories of “In Search Of“, it had very little to do with exploring evidence. It mostly dealt with legend, myth, hearsay, and superstition. All while addressing each as though they could be a reality. As an adult, I look back on these few episodes that stood on firm logic, and reason, with a new appreciation.

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Battlestar Galactica: Second Coming

   This would have been a hell of a continuation. Too bad it wasn’t picked up. I’ve got nothing against the reboot BSG. Heck I even met my wife at a Frack Party. For me, though, it just doesn’t compare with the original. Yes, I realize that the original show was goofy at times, and that’s ok. It still had it where it counted. The Second coming was Richard’s passion project, and I am only glad that he received a part to play in the reboot. So let’s drop the Felgercarb and enjoy what he left us.

Star Trek’s 50th

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   Today marks the 5oth year of Star Trek. There may have been gaps, here and there, but Gene Roddenberry’s construct has been constant as the Northern Star. Where will it go from here? Pay-Per-View. We’ll see how well that model does for them. Time will tell. Until then… Peace and Long Life.

My Top Nine Favorite Sci-Fi TV Creature Races

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Honorable Mention: Zygons

   This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats in suits, sweating and trying to emote through plastic, foam rubber or heavy make-up. Also, being a child of the 70’s this list will be populated with the earlier versions of these characters even if the modern versions may be technically more visually stunning. Some are written seriously while others are just silly and meant to be.

   At first, this list was just an excuse to post about my number one choice. It was going to be all about the monstrous adversaries on the great series from yesteryear, but quickly grew into something else. The list excludes individual characters, even though individual character photos are used in some cases.

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