shows I want to see: science fiction
shows I want to see action/adventure / animated / anime / anthology / detectives / drama / fantasy / horror / kid/teen / legal / period / sci-fi / sitcoms / sketch / superheroes / supernatural & paranormal
see also: DCOMs / limited series / Masterpiece/Mystery / miniseries / shows I've missed since 2011 / specials / TV movies (2011-present) / Wonderful World of Disney

Alien Nation, on FOX
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Never got a chance to see this series. Maybe the tiniest bit during some marathon on Sci-Fi Channel sometimes, I dunno. Anyway, there've been tons of TV movies based on this (and maybe one that came before the series), but I haven't seen any of them and I'm not gonna list them all, so if you're interested you can just look up "alien nation" in the IMDb search and get a list of them to check out for yourself. Anyway, I can't tell you anything about the series, but I know it's good and I'd really love to see it sometime in the proper order, and then all the TV movies, too...


Battlestar Galactica, on ABC
Amazon; IMDb; NBC; Retro Junk; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

I think I've seen a very little bit of this on Sci-Fi Channel before, and wasn't overly impressed, but I still wouldn't mind a chance to give it a proper try from the beginning. I also think I read a novelization of the pilot movie once, or something. So anyway, somewhere out in space are like twelve human colony worlds named after signs of the Zodiac, and Earth is only a legend. Then some human betrays his people to the evil Cylons because they promised him power, and the Cylons invade the colonies and destroy most of them, so this ship full of refugees set out to find Earth. That's pretty much all I know. I have, however, seen the reimagined version.


The Bionic Woman, on ABC/NBC
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A spin-off of The Six Million Dollar Man. Jaime Sommers... had bionic parts, so, was... fast and strong and stuff, I guess. I dunno, I never really saw this that I recall, but I suppose it might be nice to check it out sometime. (I might end up putting the review in a different section, like "action/adventure" or "superhero shows" or something. It's technically science fiction, it just doesn't feel much like it, I think.)


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, on NBC
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I never saw much of this, that I recall. I guess it was on when I was a little kid, and I might've seen it back then, but I don't quite remember. And I think I saw a few eps on tape several years ago. Whatever, I kinda wish I could see the show in proper order, from the beginning. But I don't care too much, really. I think the only thing I really remember about the show is Twiki, who scared me. Seriously. Anyway, Buck was this astronaut from the 20th century I guess who um, like disappeared or something and suddenly woke up in the 25th century. And then he and his new pals had adventures and stuff. I dunno.


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, on BBC America / Netflix
Amazon; A.V. Club; BBC America; IMDb; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikia; Wikipedia

This 2016 series is inspired by the Dirk Gently books by Douglas Adams. (The books were previously adapted into a limited series on BBC4, in 2012.) I'd probably like to check it out someday, if I ever get the chance.


Earth 2, on NBC
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A series about colonists settling a new planet. I think I saw the first episode, maybe. Which is odd, because I couldn't have had NBC at the time, which is why I didn't see the whole series. Anyway, if I did see any of it, I don't remember it. But it's something I've always wanted to see. It only lasted one season, and I'm not sure if it was left unresolved, or anything...


Fringe, on FOX
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I watched the first few episodes of this when it started, and I thought the show was okay, but wasn't interesting enough to me to stick with it. From what I heard about the show later on, I regretted that decision. So someday I intend to start over from the beginning and watch the whole series. (I'm not quite sure whether I'd end up putting the review under "science fiction" or "supernatural & paranormal.")


Humans, on Channel 4 (UK) / AMC (USA)
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A show about domestic androids, I guess. I don't currently get AMC, so I can't watch. It does seem to be available on AMC's website, and I managed to watch the first scene before the player stopped working... probably because my internet is so slow, and because their player is too big. Anyway, this is a British/American remake of a Swedish series called "Real Humans," which I've never seen. It might be interesting to see both series someday, but this is the one that interests me more, I suppose. Also I should say the first season is 8 episodes, and I have no idea if there'll be a second season. If not, I might consider it a limited series, depending on exactly how open-ended the story is.


The Invisible Man, on Sci-Fi Channel
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I know I watched at least a bit of this, but now I don't remember anything specific about it at all. I'd definitely like to see it again sometime, and since it seems to be on Hulu, I guess can. If I ever get around to it.


Krypton, on Syfy
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This is set on the planet Krypton, a couple of generations before Kal-El's time. I'd like to check it out, but I don't get Syfy.


Land of the Giants, on ABC
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I don't really know anything about this show, though I did once read an article about the show, or rather one of its stars, Deanna Lund. Um, I guess I might like to check out the show someday. You know, 'cause the girls are hot. Hopefully the show itself would be entertaining, as well...


M.A.N.T.I.S., on FOX
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I think I saw a very little bit of this. There was a crippled dude who had this sort of exoskeleton suit that not only let him walk, it gave him super strength and stuff. I dunno. I'd like to see the whole series sometime. If I do, I'm not sure if I'll put the review under "science fiction" or "superhero shows" or what.


Mission Genesis (aka Deepwater Black), on Sci-Fi Channel
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I didn't see a lot of this. I guess I didn't get the Sci-Fi Channel when this was on. Anyway, it didn't last long. I dunno how long. I think I saw the first episode, anyway. These teenagers were revived from stasis prematurely, in the future, and had to figure out what was going on, and stuff. They were like on a spaceship or something, and the human race was gone except for them I think. They had flashes of memories from the past, cuz like I think they were clones of people who had lived before, or something. I don't remember any more about it. Had a couple people in the cast who'd later be in some other, better projects, though.


Orphan Black, on Space (Canada) / BBC America (USA)
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Since I don't currently get BBC America, I haven't had a chance to see it. But it's pretty popular, so I'm sure I'd like it. Though the premise reminds me of something I can't put my finger on.... (I'm not sure if I'd put the review under "science fiction," or "supernatural & paranormal," or "mysterious," or what.)


SeaQuest DSV, on NBC
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This was about a submarine in the not too distant future. The show was later renamed "SeaQuest 2032," after everyone got like mysteriously sent into the future, or something. I probably only ever had a chance to see like one episode, and I don't really remember it. But I'd really like to see the whole series someday.


The Six Million Dollar Man, on ABC
COZI TV; IMDb; NBC; Retro Junk; Time Life; TV.com; TV Tango; TV Tropes; Wikipedia

Steve Austin was this dude who got bionic parts put in him, right? So like... he's strong and fast and stuff. I dunno. I think I musta seen a bit of this a long time ago when I was very young, but I don't properly remember it. So I guess I'd like to see it again sometime, maybe. It also had a spin-off, The Bionic Woman. (I might end up putting the review in a different section, like "action/adventure" or "superhero shows" or something. It's technically science fiction, it just doesn't feel much like it, I think.)


Space: 1999, on ITV (UK)
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Never seen any of this, but my uncle used to have a model of the spaceship, which I quite liked. Don't know what else to say, but of course I'd like to check out the show someday if I could.


TekWar, on CTV (Canada) / USA Network (USA)
Hulu; IMDb; Retro Junk; Thrilling Detective; TV.com; TV Tango; Wikipedia

Bill Shatner wrote (or co-wrote) a series of "Tek" novels which I've always meant to get around to reading someday, but so far never have. However, Marvel put out a comic book for a couple years called "Tek World," which I collected. In fact I do believe it was the first title I collected regularly, which got me looking at comix, but I digress. There was also this TV series based on the books, and I can't recall whether I ever saw any of it. Couldn't have seen much, anyway. But I guess I'd like to have a chance to check it out sometime. Actually, I think it was originally a series of TV movies (TekWar, TekLords, TekLab, and TekJustice), which comprise the first season. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say there was just one season of the series, after the movies. I dunno.


Time Trax, in syndication
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I didn't see this when it was first on, but I think it reran on Sci-Fi for awhile, and I saw a bit of that. It was kinda interesting, I guess. Some cop from the future had to go back to our own time to chase escaped criminals from his time. He had this holographic computer A.I. kinda deal that looked like a credit card, the device itself I mean. The holographic A.I., at least I think it was an A.I. or something, I forget, but it looked like a woman, and we kinda liked her. Anyway... I'd like to maybe see the whole show sometime. It didn't last long.


The Time Tunnel, on ABC
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This aired nine years before I was born, so I've never seen it. But it seems like something I'd like to check out.


UFO, on ATV (UK)
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This was a sci-fi show from 1970 (five years before I was born). I don't think I'd ever heard of it until one day in 2014, when a friend happened to post something about it on facebook. I'm really not sure how interested I'd actually be in the show, but I wouldn't mind checking it out someday, if for no other reason than that it has women in purple wigs. (Yeah... I dunno why that's a selling point, to me, but it is.)


V, on NBC
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This was a sequel to a miniseries. I think I must've seen this when I was very young, but I don't remember it well (though I do think I had a crush on one of the women in it). Someday I definitely want to check out both the miniseries, and the series. There was also a reimagined series in 2009.


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, on ABC
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This ran for four seasons, from 1964-68. It was based on the 1961 movie of the same name. I might be interested in checking it out, someday.


War of the Worlds, in syndication
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This aired from 1988-90, but not on any channel I got. I was vaguely aware of it, though, and I'm sure I must have wished I could see it.


Westworld, on HBO
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This 2016 series is based on Michael Crichton's 1973 movie of the same name. But I can't watch the show, because I don't get HBO.


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shows I want to see action/adventure / animated / anime / anthology / detectives / drama / fantasy / horror / kid/teen / legal / period / sci-fi / sitcoms / sketch / superheroes / supernatural & paranormal
see also: DCOMs / limited series / Masterpiece/Mystery / miniseries / shows I've missed since 2011 / specials / TV movies (2011-present) / Wonderful World of Disney