July 18, 2014 by W. Blaine Dowler
greatest science fiction TV tournament TV Series
This week marks the first and penultimate week of round 4. You can vote here. Previews of next week’s votes are in the brackets as usual.
July 18, 2014 @ 5:51 am
Looking at all of round 4 there was only one tough decision for me and it was on this week’s… Firefly vs Stargate SG-1.
David E. Smith
July 18, 2014 @ 7:38 am
Concur. For me, that was the only really hard decision.
W. Blaine Dowler
July 18, 2014 @ 1:52 pm
I’m not looking forward to “Batman: The Animated Series” vs. “The X-Files” or TOS vs. DS9. I’m also a little disappointed (though not surprised) that we didn’t get the two versions of Doctor Who going head to head, although we may still have a “Twilight Zone” showdown (which would probably be very one sided.)
July 19, 2014 @ 3:14 am
Just a thought, but where there are multiple imagings of a given series perhaps we could have a kind of addendum to the tournament were we vote for which version is preferred? Similarly, we could put all the various spin-offs from series like Trek, SG1, etc. up against each other. I can guess how a few of those votes would probably go, but it could be very interesting to see what the percentage breakdowns might be.
W. Blaine Dowler
July 19, 2014 @ 6:17 am
We could, but I think the results are pretty representative of what we see in this tournament. A lot of the Trek series came out spaced well apart in the voting. Oddly, looking at results, the “difficult” choices people grumble about tend to end up one-sided in the final votes, while nobody has mentioned the voting that actually came out neck-in-neck.
July 18, 2014 @ 5:36 pm
No contest. SG-1 wins hands down.
Now, BS:G vs SG:A? That hurt.
July 19, 2014 @ 3:08 am
Same here, Firefly was good, but Fox’s treatment of it excluded it from becoming truly great in my view – which it absolutely would have done given time to develop and tell more of the story. I’m voting based on what we got (or have, in the case on-going series), not through some rose-tinted spectacled view of what might have been, which does make some of the tougher decisions a bit easier.
July 21, 2014 @ 12:17 pm
I think I posted on B42 years ago that I just can not get into Firefly. I’ve tried watching it on 5 separate occasions now and it just doesn’t interest me. Not sure why. :-/
July 21, 2014 @ 12:30 pm
I was the same way with B5 and BS:G. I tried, but they didn’t hook me, Firefly did.
July 21, 2014 @ 5:02 pm
Yeah, it just boils down to each his own. When I was in elementary school a teacher started a “Comic Book Club”. I was all excited but once I got in I found out it was really more of an X-Men club and if you didn’t read X-Men there wasn’t much to do/talk about, so I stopped going.
I like when the internet let’s me share.
July 21, 2014 @ 12:29 pm
I used the same sort of logic. Firefly was a good premise that could have gone far, but SG-1 actually got to go all of those places (and more) and probably touched on some harder Sci-Fi elements than Firefly would have dared to attempt during its lifetime on Fox.
Please login to comment.
Back to top