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Babylon 5

Science fiction is one of my favorite things, and it's my opinion that Babylon 5 is not only one of the best SF series ever made for television, it's one of the best series PERIOD. (Really, B5 is more like a huge "mini-series" as it has a beginning, a middle and a definite ending.)

If you're interested in finding out more, you should check one of the finest sites on the World Wide Web, The Lurker's Guide To Babylon 5. There's also an "official" site you can reach by clicking on one of the shields above.

Another favorite science fiction oriented television show I enjoy are the...

...Biker Mice From Mars! Yes, yes, I hear some of you whining about how this is really a "kid's show" and doesn't really belong under "science fiction." Frankly, I can't imagine where else to put a show about Mice from Mars. [GRIN]

Furthermore, Biker Mice From Mars is a lot more intelligent that your average animated series; there's some rather intricate wordplay (the main villain is given to lengthy alliterative pronouncements, and the Biker Mice love their puns...), not to mention the fact that a show produced for the attention-span disadvantaged would probably not spread a story over three consecutive episodes, as BMFM did with the stories "Back To Mars" and "Once Upon A Time On Mars." For that matter, two-part stories are not at all uncommon for the Biker Mice.

Unfortunately, the show was cancelled -- not because of poor ratings, but because of an instance of corporate buyout BULLSHIT. A larger company wanted some other assets of the production company that made "Biker Mice," so they BOUGHT said company, and threw away what they didn't want... including the show. Assholes.

I'm also fond of the variety of incarnations of Star Trek. Unfortunately, Paramount's been going around hassling fan-run websites that deal with any part of their "Franchise." Information on this heavy-handed bullshit can be found on the Vidiot's page.

Yes! I freely "admit" to watching both Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Why? Well, to be perfectly frank... because both shows have a high level of CAMP, particularly Xena. I mean, how *else* can you describe a show where in one notable episode, Xena has to go undercover at the world's first beauty pageant... and one of the contestants turns out to be a drag queen?! Or where the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, decides to look for a new job and sounds like a California Surfer Girl in describing her dissatisfaction? Or where Ares, the God of War is a hunky guy with collar length hair, black vandyke beard and wears *LOTS* of leather? GRIN!

I also do a LOT of reading in the genre of SF; you've already gotten an idea that Asimov is one of my favorites; I'm also quite fond of David Brin, Alan Dean Foster, Michael McCollum, Robert L. Forward, Julian May, Larry Niven, Spider Robinson and others... in case you were wondering if my only interest in SF was TV shows.