Because it’s Friday and because I had some family stuff this week, this will be a quick blog post (like we’re up for more by Friday anyway, I know my brain is near dead by now). So here’s my Quick Five, diving through the wormhole, classic tv shows (science fiction-ish, of course):

  • The Jetsons – I don’t know about you, but this show started me thinking about the future, even if Jane was stuck in the stereotypical past.
  • Dr. Who – Yeah, we had it back then, though I saw it in reruns and of course, with a different Doc.
  • Star Trek – okay, it’s the obvious choice, but back in the day it was very cutting edge.
  • Lost in Space – don’t judge the series by the terrible movie. Well, maybe a little. But it was still fun.
  • Wild, Wild West – again, please don’t judge this by the terrible movie. It was great fun, steampunk before steampunk was cool and full of made-up science (my favorite kind!). And I SO hearted Jim West. O.O

Okay, keeping with the “five” theme, here’s a link to someone’s opinion of the Top 50 Science Fiction Television Shows. For some reason there is an asteroid story at the front, but then it dips into the shows. So what’s your top five? Do you agree with their top fifty? Do you watch your SF? Read it? Both?

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Perilously, and fictionally scientifically, yours,

Pauline

I also dive into the wormhole with my fiction. I wrote a science fiction romance (space opera) series I call Project Enterprise. It’s filled with action, adventure, romance, humor and lots of made-up science. I did mention that’s my favorite kind, didn’t I? For more information about this series, or any of my books, pop over to my website at paulinebjones.com .

Wishing for a Wormhole: Quick Five

6 thoughts on “Wishing for a Wormhole: Quick Five

  • January 26, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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    You probably nailed my top five from the ‘formative’ years. 🙂 The top fifty – I’d have to argue a few: I never liked the new BSG for the same reasons you mentioned and B-5 would be much higher. I never got into Dr. Who or Lost (a confession which makes me a fish-out-of-water – I related to Lost in Space, too) but I can respect that they each had huge audiences.

    • January 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm
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      Yeah, I never got into Lost either. I tried it, okay confession here–expecting dinosaurs. LOL! When they didn’t appear, I moved on. Not sure why I thought there’d be large critters, but I did. LOL!

  • January 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm
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    I took a look through the list and as much as I loved BSG (New Version) I think Star Trek, all three series were bigger for Science Fiction. I was however sad that Stargate Atlantis, Quantum Leap and Firefly weren’t higher in the list.

    • January 26, 2013 at 8:29 am
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      I would have to agree that ST, etc were bigger for me learning to love SF and yeah, adored QL, Firefly and Atlantis. Still bitter they got cancelled. I saw original BSG (oh yes, I did) and could not love BSG when they turned Starbuck into a girl. I didn’t mind the female pilots (cause the original still had the gals in the kitchen), but Starbuck? Noooooooooo……… (grin)

  • January 25, 2013 at 7:14 am
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    For some reason Lost in Space never grabbed me. But the rest? I adored.

    • January 26, 2013 at 8:27 am
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      I can see why Lost in Space didn’t grab you. It was amazingly lame. I mean, Dr. Smith continues to try to betray the crew, even though it will hose him? How did he get to be a doctor by being that stupid? What amazes me is how often the concept is retried. The limitations of being lost are obvious. The devolve into the weird alien of the week and how to overcome and escape. And they never get to go home, except when they do and they aren’t lost anymore. As a kid, what I liked (what I always like) is the fish out of water theme. But it did not wear well with time and the movie was beyond awful, IMHO.

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