Star Wars, Star Trek or...?

What's your favourite Sci-Fi program?

  • Star Wars - I can't stand that Trek techno' gobbledegook.

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Star Trek - I can't stand all that mystical Jedi nonsense.

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • Stargate SG1 - It has men with guns and everything!

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Babylon 5 - Although the last season was a bit of a let down.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Doctor Who - Any Sci-Fi series that ran for 26 years can't be bad.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Blake's 7 - The Federation troops looked sort of cool.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Where's my favourite?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Originally posted by last_cav1971
I hear that their planning on making "The Hobbit" soon.
I hope so. The book was an incredible read, considering it was supposed to be a childrens book.
Tolkein was a near genius when it comes to writing.

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His writing was only part of his genius.

To me the greatest thing he did was to create such a complex history of the world he created without having any conflicts in its historical timeline. Literally down to the phases of the moon on any given day.

This doesn't even begin to speak of the languages he created to fill the various cultures with speech.

If you've ever read the "Sillmarillion" that contains the back history of LOTR this is very apparent. Its basically the "Bible" that contains the history of Middle Earth.
 

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Originally posted by Lance Williams
His writing was only part of his genius.

To me the greatest thing he did was to create such a complex history of the world he created without having any conflicts in its historical timeline. Literally down to the phases of the moon on any given day.

This doesn't even begin to speak of the languages he created to fill the various cultures with speach.
Absolutely true. The world seems to have been complete in his head before he started writing.

If you've ever read the "Sillmarillion" that contains the back history of LOTR this is very apparent. Its basically the "Bible" that contains the history of Middle Earth.
But I found too hard to get through and never enjoyed it. I find The Hobbit and LOTR to be his great works.

I look forward to seeing a good Hobbit movie, too.
 

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Star wars for me but limited to episode 4, 5 and 6.

Babylon 5, season 3 and the hot season 4. Season 5 I haven't seen it yet but have the DVD set on pre-order.
 

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Originally posted by last_cav1971
:quest: Where are all the "Who" fans??..........just 3 of us here?

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Dr Who not that very popular over here I guess. Don't seem to remember ever watching the show. Sorry... :drool:
 
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Originally posted by dannybou
Dr Who not that very popular over here I guess. Don't seem to remember ever watching the show. Sorry... :drool:
Well, if you're ever in the UK and don't mind being escorted blindfold to my Secret Headquarters by a couple of burly henchmen with machine guns, I can show you every episode that still exists - I've got them all.

So, that's sorted then, I look forward to hearing from you! :thumb:

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Originally posted by SGT Long
Which one had the fellow wearing the cricket outfit? I was 14 when those were shown and hat the hots for a girl that was on at the time LOL
Sorry I'm late responding, that would be Doctor Number 5, Peter Davison (famous for previously playing a Vet' - and I don't mean Veteran).

The girl you are referring to could either be Nyssa played by Sarah Sutton (yum, yum) or Tegan the mouthy Australian played by Janet Fielding (yum yum at the time, but gone off her now).

OR, you might be thinking about Peri, played by Nicola Bryant (MEGA-YUM-YUM).

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i remember watching the 5th doctor on "All Creatures Great and Small". It would have been a far better show if now and again some Daleks would have ridden through chanting "Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!!" and the Peter Davison character chased them off pelting them with Jelly Babies.
 
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Originally posted by Fenrir
i remember watching the 5th doctor on "All Creatures Great and Small". It would have been a far better show if now and again some Daleks would have ridden through chanting "Exterminate! EXTERMINATE!!" and the Peter Davison character chased them off pelting them with Jelly Babies.
Yeah, can you imagine him getting a telephone call at the surgery from someone who needs help because their herd of Sheep has just been converted into Cybermen/Cybersheep?

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Originally posted by Janos
Absolutely true. The world seems to have been complete in his head before he started writing.



But I found too hard to get through and never enjoyed it. I find The Hobbit and LOTR to be his great works.

I look forward to seeing a good Hobbit movie, too.


Don't feel bad even the heartiest Tolkien fan has to consider "The Silmarillion" more of a reference book than an easy read.
 

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Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
Yeah, can you imagine him getting a telephone call at the surgery from someone who needs help because their herd of Sheep has just been converted into Cybermen/Cybersheep?

Dr. S.
such a plot would have enriched both shows:D
 

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B5 has been the best all around show, for both writing and plot.

Star Trek has been irretrievably Hollywoodified and has lost it's soul.

Star Wars has been terminally dumbed down for the kiddies.

Dr. Who had great writing but shoestring visuals.

SG-1 has great writing but is too predictable.
 

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My first exposure to sci-fi was Trek, I loved classic Trek and TNG, DS9 was ok, VOY sucked as does Enterprise....sorry to be so blunt. Star Wars is ok, but that new stuff has got to go. I love SG-1, which is why I voted for it. What I've seen of the Doctor was very cool, but PBS here in St.L stinks to no end (too much membership drives, i.e. one every other week, and that's too much for any PBS stations) so I haven't been able to get a full opinion. As for B5, I like it too, but as with the Doctor, I've only seen Season 1, and I need Mr. Franklin and Mr. Grant to help me get the rest.
-Bob
 

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If you like vintage, why didn't you vote for Dr. Who!!!!

*Exterminate, Extermiinate*

:banana: :banana: :banana:
 

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Originally posted by Lance Williams
His writing was only part of his genius.

To me the greatest thing he did was to create such a complex history of the world he created without having any conflicts in its historical timeline. Literally down to the phases of the moon on any given day.

This doesn't even begin to speak of the languages he created to fill the various cultures with speech.

If you've ever read the "Sillmarillion" that contains the back history of LOTR this is very apparent. Its basically the "Bible" that contains the history of Middle Earth.
I saw a documentary on Tolkein and they said that he took a lot of the descriptions from his town when he was growing up. And he also took some experiences from his time in the service during WWI.

Mark
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Tegan the mouthy Australian played by Janet Fielding (yum yum at the time, but gone off her now).
Yep,Youve correctly identified the target of my then-teenage hormones.

Mouthy Australian...isnt that redundant?
 
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Originally posted by SGT Long
Mouthy Australian...isnt that redundant?
Yes, you are quite right, except this one was an especially vocal example of the species, so I thought it merited the inclusion of both words.

Dr. S.
 
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