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I'm near finishing the first season of Farscape ('99-'03, '04), and it's been successful at filling that fantasy/Sci-Fi void left in the wake of binge watching Doctor Who, Buffy/Angel, and nu-Battlestar Galactica. The show's essentially a brew of most classic science fiction, borrowing from Star Trek the most, but it's really great fun and features some the best puppet work/craftsmanship I've seen on TV (from lil' Henson, no less). It's most easily described as a Buffy/BSG mix, though. Similar Battlestar in content and genre, and Buffy in style/flavor. I recommend it to fans of this ilk.

One note, though, Netflix has the episodes organized out of order for much of the first and second seasons (haven't verified three/four), so follow Wikipedia's episode listing if you do decided to watch the show. The show's conclusion, 'The Peacekeeper Wars', isn't streaming either.

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Vader182 wrote:I'm going to give farscape a go soon at Keegan's request, but I admittedly don't have high hopes. Anyway, I'm supposed to post these here. I run a bi-monthly article called netflix picks. here it is:

http://themetaplex.com/netflix-picks/20 ... lix-part-6

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if anybody'd pimp me up on reddit, I'd appreciate it. The subreddit for netflix has grown, and you get buried so fast.

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Crazy Eight wrote:I'm near finishing the first season of Farscape ('99-'03, '04), and it's been successful at filling that fantasy/Sci-Fi void left in the wake of binge watching Doctor Who, Buffy/Angel, and nu-Battlestar Galactica. The show's essentially a brew of most classic science fiction, borrowing from Star Trek the most, but it's really great fun and features some the best puppet work/craftsmanship I've seen on TV (from lil' Henson, no less). It's most easily described as a Buffy/BSG mix, though. Similar Battlestar in content and genre, and Buffy in style/flavor. I recommend it to fans of this ilk.

One note, though, Netflix has the episodes organized out of order for much of the first and second seasons (haven't verified three/four), so follow Wikipedia's episode listing if you do decided to watch the show. The show's conclusion, 'The Peacekeeper Wars', isn't streaming either.
You need to watch Next Generation man.

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Crazy Eight wrote:I'm near finishing the first season of Farscape ('99-'03, '04), and it's been successful at filling that fantasy/Sci-Fi void left in the wake of binge watching Doctor Who, Buffy/Angel, and nu-Battlestar Galactica. The show's essentially a brew of most classic science fiction, borrowing from Star Trek the most, but it's really great fun and features some the best puppet work/craftsmanship I've seen on TV (from lil' Henson, no less). It's most easily described as a Buffy/BSG mix, though. Similar Battlestar in content and genre, and Buffy in style/flavor. I recommend it to fans of this ilk.

One note, though, Netflix has the episodes organized out of order for much of the first and second seasons (haven't verified three/four), so follow Wikipedia's episode listing if you do decided to watch the show. The show's conclusion, 'The Peacekeeper Wars', isn't streaming either.
You need to watch Next Generation man.
I think I might jump into it after Farscape. I loathe the original series, but I hear NextGen is the prime of Star Trek's TV run. The only thing I've seen from it is Nemesis

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That's definitely not the best the show had to offer. The only legit Next Gen movie was First Contact.

Like most shows it takes a season or two to really start to click, but once it does it's pretty great. The characters are very well written and portrayed. It shits all over the original IMO.

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From what I've heard it's mainly because Australia has some draconian, ass-backwards policies on Internet usage.

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