I have to start with this absolute banger of a show. I have been a lifelong Heinlein fan and this series is very much obviously inspired by some of his best works (Starship Troopers, The Moon is A Harsh Mistress, Stranger in a Strange Land etc) I was a late adopter of this show but I must admit that it rapidly has become one of my all time favorite Sci Fi properties of all time
I can only imagine the fanbase of SG1 around this neck of the woods. It’s basically Canadian Star Trek, but damn is it schlocky cheesy goodness and I am not overly embarrassed to admit that I binge watched this with my partner from beginning to end last year in about 2 months time. It definitely jumps the shark 3/4’s of the way thru and it has some absolutely riffworthy material. (Plus MacGyver in SPACE dudes!)
This is a show that actually segued my young Dr Who watching childhood into MST3K. Its campy and strange and to be honest, I was always kind of surprised there was never any sort of crossover between this and the SOL crew.
A pleasant surprise for fans of RD next year below
This is a breath of fresh air series that I was taken by surprise about. It takes on transhumanist/virtual afterlife concepts and doesn’t pull any punches while still being somehow light and comedic. I highly recommend UPLOAD if you’re not the biggest fan of dark or depressing sci fi content.
This one constantly takes me by surprise how many people have heard of this show but not actually taken the time to watch it. I have heard it said that its a true modernized for our techie era Twilight Zone.
This is a fantastic anthology of animated stories and all I can say is there really is something for everyone in this show.
Dr. Who the 4th Doctor era is truly some of my favorite science fiction of all time. It’s some of the most easily digestible of all the “old era” series to watch and Tom Baker episodes just simply put isrequired watching if you’re into classic Sci Fi.
I actually argued with myself if this was worth posting because, I mean C’MON who hasn’t seen this show? If not, kick yourself in the can and queue this one up. Scott Bakula has also mentioned as recently as this year that he feels this show is still capable of having a continuation or soft reboot so even if you have watched it, it might be worth spooling up again to keep it fresh just in case!
This show has 2 seasons so far and I’m kicking myself for having forgotten to mention it in my 1st go around, so here I am making EDITS. As I mentioned above, where Upload takes a more goofy lighthearted approach to some disturbing transhumanist ideas Altered Carbon does not eff around. It’s first season is gritty and captivating as all hell. The 2nd season is admittedly a bit of a stinker (It got the show cancelled to be honest) But it is still worth watching in its entirety. Here’s to hoping this is a franchise that Amazon Prime Video decides to resurrect as it has with other fan favorite Sci Fi series.
I have several Anime Sci Fi series I can definitely recommend but they all seem to be in one way or another relatable to this show. Cowboy Bebop is infamous for its early fusion of Sci/Fi Western Noir genres (with a really fun soundtrack)
This is an awesome series in that it doesn’t burden the view with an overload of detail and lets you fill in a lot of the blanks if you so choose. It is a really cool fusion of Steampunk Western and sci/fi. It eases into the Sci/Fi aspects of the story but when it hits, it HITS.