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on 3 Dec 2011 12:41

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The Good

People who added this item 1019  Average listal rating (759 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
1. Star Trek (1966)
A ground-breaker for sci-fi television and a pop-culture icon. Decades ahead of its time (voice interactive computers? computer information on little square pieces of plastic? flip-up two-way communications?) Also broke down racial barriers and addressed many of society's issues of the day.
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People who added this item 1129  Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 8.7 
2. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)
It stumbled a bit out of the gate, but eventually found its footing and established its own identity!
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People who added this item 622  Average listal rating (451 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.9 
3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)
Ground-breaking! The first black Star Trek commanding officer! A Trek franchise based on an alien station that didn't travel the cosmos. Then came the Dominion War and all the sugar-coated ideas of the previous Treks melted away and it got really nasty!
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People who added this item 263  Average listal rating (167 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
4. Battlestar Galactica
Yes,..70's cheesy. TV's attempt to capture the Star Wars crowd. It went nowhere after a few years.

People who added this item 650  Average listal rating (426 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 8.6 
5. Battlestar Galactica (Miniseries) (2003)
Wow! Dark, ugly and unrelentingly bleak. It jumped on post-9/11 angst, grabbed you by the scruff of your neck and dragged you to those dark places sci-fi TV didn't talk about.
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People who added this item 288  Average listal rating (162 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
6. Being Human (2008)
Pretty good premise and a nice twist on a couple horror genres. The characters are truly conflicted and deal with real-life issues, not always in their favor.
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7. Being Human (2011)
Made-in-Canada version for North American audiences. Lacks the punch of the Brit original, but it doesn't stink enough to go into the "bad" column yet.
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People who added this item 825  Average listal rating (559 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.9 
8. The Twilight Zone (1959)
THE quintessential mystery anthology. Rod Serling set a bar few shows have met in the last 50 years and that says a lot. Many of today's established actors were up-and-comers when they did guest spots on the show.
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People who added this item 332  Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.8 
9. The Twilight Zone (1985)
Serviceable, syndicated update of the original. I put this in the "good" column because it had more hits than misses. As with many Canadian-based sci-fi series, it was mellowed, cleaned up to the point of being sterile and a bit too staid for its own good.
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People who added this item 1004  Average listal rating (778 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
10. Beavis and Butt-Head (1993)
Back when MTV actually played music videos, B&BH was a cutting-edge series. Their mocking of videos echoed the tropes of MST3K and made several videos and their artists famous!
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11. Hustle (2004)
I have a thing for British TV and this bit of froth cons the viewers as much as the "marks" with the sleight-of-hand. The banter was as crisp as a good hard cider.
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People who added this item 194  Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
12. Leverage (2008)
Not exactly a remake of Hustle, but the premise of conning money out of bad guys is nearly the same. It ran out of steam towards the end,...pity TNT chose to cancel it without a satisfying conclusion.
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People who added this item 143  Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. Jekyll (2007)
This was a pretty edgy show that, unfortunately, was cancelled at a cliffhanger without any final resolution.
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14. The Munsters (1964)

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15. Ironside (1967)
One of the great detective shows from the late 60s through early 70s (along with Police Story and Police Women) from NBC, even when you get past the "disabled" plot device.


The Bad

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16. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979)
Another classic 70s mindless fun show. Like fish and fresh fruit, it started to go bad after awhile and stunk at the end.
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17. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Again,..Hollywood has no fresh ideas most of the time,...

People who added this item 178  Average listal rating (134 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
18. Fantasy Island (1977)
Dopey, escapist fantasy that, along with The Love Boat, was the last gasp for Hollywood's Golden Era character actors.

People who added this item 26  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 6.2 
19. Fantasy Island (1998)
It sounded like a good idea to address some of the mythos behind Mr. Roarke and Fantasy Island in general, but it never caught on with an audience.
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20. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974)
A great series that never found enough audience to stick around. Just enough camp to balance out the horror.
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21. Night Stalker (2005)
See the 2009 Prisoner and 2002 Twilight Zone,...'Nuff said.
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22. Star Trek: Voyager (1995)
The first Star Trek series other than The Original that was produced under the aegis of a network and it showed. It had a serviceable run, but never hit the excitement levels of the previous variations.
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23. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)
How do you go back to the origins of the Star Trek franchise and not remember its history? Another network-backed disaster clearly without much input from anyone familiar with Star Trek. Once the multiple errors were exposed by fans, the writers tried to cover it up with the old canard of multiple time lines. The show only got interesting once it was slated for cancellation and the writers had nothing to lose.
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24. The Prisoner (1967)
A great show. Patrick McGoohan took his "Secret Agent Man" character and placed him is a classic late-60s psychedelic trip. Poked fun at a lot of British mores and late-60s Western society in general.
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25. The Prisoner (2009)
"Re-imagined" is the catch-phrase for "I have the money to remake something MY way!" If you didn't see the original, you didn't get the references.
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TV Series that have been re-made, for better or worse, and my rants and ravings about them!

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 4 21:16
Good to know I "missed" some of the bad/ugly ones. I thought the newest Star Trek film was decent, but I was never a big fan of the franchise.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Apr 14 4:39
I love the original Star Trek series. I think DS9 was also a great show with a dynamic cast... Non-Star Trek related, The Prisoner (the original) is also one of my all time favorite shows.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Sep 1 5:40
Enterprise could have been much better if Beavis & Butthead hadn't run it into the ground with season 3. Season 4 definitely showed more promise. I guess they figured "hot babe in catsuit" would sustain it.

I was totally with you on Star Trek 11...I was so pissed after I saw it. However, it has seriously grown on me and I like the possibilities they have opened up for future movies in the franchise. And the Romulans aren't out of it...that was future Romulus which was destroyed, and, of course, that future has been altered.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Nov 3 20:41
How dare you. The original Battlestar Galactica was nowhere near cheesy. The 1970s brought better entertainment, both in Hollywood & in music, than we see today.

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