18 replies on “Greatest Science Fiction TV Tournament – Round 6, Week 40”

  1. The real irony here is that a 13 episode show could win this contest. Firefly is the poster child for missed opportunity. In this case Fox (and many others) didn’t know what we had until it was gone. It could have been truly Legendary TV, instead it is only great TV that never really got a chance.

    That’s why Babylon 5 got my vote in that contest. For all its season 5 issues, its 4th season was the best season of any TV show ever aired. Note: as a true B5 fanboy, I count the show’s finale as a season 4 episode.

    • Yep, no brainer for me too. Wishful thinking about what might have been isn’t how I’m voting, and even though WB’s tampering meant seasons 4 and 5 were badly compromised the whole is still much better than Firefly for me.

      • I may be the odd person out here. Good as B5 could be, it suffered at times from mediocre acting and stilted dialogue– neither of which were a problem for the one season of Firefly. Of course, B5 had greater impact and explored more SF ideas than Firefly. Much depends on personal taste and the differing standards by which we vote–

  2. I knew Orphan Black was in trouble when it came up against The Twilight Zone. Nevertheless, if you haven’t watched it yet, what are ya waiting for?

    • As much as I hate to admit it, I suspect Twilight Zone won out over Orphan Black simply because more people have seen it. Also, the fact that Twilight Zone is an anthology rather than an intensely serial story makes it more accessible.

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