Science Fiction: Greatest TV Shows Part III

Snarf Zagyg

Notorious Liquefactionist
I would vehemently argue for a single exception to rule #1, also known as the Dexter Rule, for it prevents The OA from being mentioned here - or, indeed, in any other of these lists. First, because The OA is easily better than anything in these lists (I should probably add something IMO, IMHO, and MP-NDP to this just to be on the safe side). Second, because, technically speaking, the show is complete - it's just that not all of it has been filmed.
I suggest the rule is to be called the Brit Marling (And Zal Batmanglij) Exception To The Dexter Rule For Reasons That Otherwise None Of These Lists Can Ever Include Mention Of The OA Rule, or, for short, the BM(AZB)ETTDRFRTONOTLCEIMOTOAR rule.

As far as I’m concerned, the expanse is “finished”. It had a known ending (it wasn’t suddenly cancelled), it wrapped up the main season story points,etc.

Just because the world continues doesn’t mean it doesn’t close up main plot points and end.

To me this rule is more for things like firefly that are suddenly cancelled before anything could be resolved

When the OP was written, the Expanse was still airing.

The point of the first rule for the show to have lasted a full season (so no Firefly), and for it to be "complete" (not still airing).

So yes, The Expanse qualifies, as would the OA. Both of them are excellent shows, both definitely honorable mention ... but I'd have to remove a show. Maybe Fringe?
 

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Ryujin

Legend
When the OP was written, the Expanse was still airing.

The point of the first rule for the show to have lasted a full season (so no Firefly), and for it to be "complete" (not still airing).

So yes, The Expanse qualifies, as would the OA. Both of them are excellent shows, both definitely honorable mention ... but I'd have to remove a show. Maybe Fringe?
You'll remove "Fringe" over the dead body of my other dimensional twin!
 

payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
As far as I’m concerned, the expanse is “finished”. It had a known ending (it wasn’t suddenly cancelled), it wrapped up the main season story points,etc.

Just because the world continues doesn’t mean it doesn’t close up main plot points and end.

To me this rule is more for things like firefly that are suddenly cancelled before anything could be resolved
At the time of original posting, The Expanse was not finished in any sense.

Edit: Doh
 

I liked Space: Above and Beyond, even though it was mostly military porn. It had some Wing Commander vibes.
"In space, no one can hear you screamunless it's the battle cry of the United States Marines!” — Sgt. Maj. Frank Bougus

I'm gonna be honest and say that I would be interested in a reboot or would relaunch be better? ( own it on DvD)

They lost me when they switched to the other brother.

Killing off John Rhys-Davies' character was the turning point for me. There were still good episodes after that, but it was not the same without his attitude.
They lost me at first after Fix stopped airing it then when Sci-fi tried the whole alter-lizard people war thing. If they went back to the roots of Mel's plan of "for want of a nail" Earth I'd be interested in a remake/reboot. That show and Harry Turtledove got me into Alternate History which got me to pick up the GRUPS IW setting book. Along with inspiring my screen name.
 

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