Top 50 SF Shows by People Who Don’t Know What the Hell They Are Talking About


I haven’t had time to wade through all 50 of these, but I am sure that most are superfluous anyway. Just because someone gets their toast from a talking toaster, it is not SF, of even sci-fi for the philistines.

Not too surprised to see Star Trek at #1. I won’t even rant about the sheer insanity of it; it was one of the firsts and deserves some props. Ellison, Gerrold, and Spinrad wrote some good episodes.

But Babylon 5 should have been given #2 because it is not only the best SF show ever, it is one of the the best television shows ever aired. J. Michael Straczynski made a five-season space opera that redefined how television SF is made.

Twilight Zone should be closer to the top. And, come on, I love Scully and Mulder as much as the next guy, but X-Files before Doctor Who? That’s a conspiracy I’ll never understand.

UPDATE (I finally read the entire list, and I threw up a little in my mouth.):

#48 3rd Rock from the Sun is a ridiculous piece of offal.
#47 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century #47?! C’mon, where’s the love? Surely, they are forgetting the episode that guest-starred Gary Coleman. This should be in the Top 10 at least.
#38 Batman is not SF (nor is Xena, Superman, Buffy, Tales from the Crypt, etc.).
#22 Andromeda is perhaps worse than #48.

Where the fuck is ALF? I mean, come on, you are putting every ridiculous, stereotypical piece of televised dogshit in a convenient list and calling it the Top 50 Sci-Fi Shows of All Time (in an edgy font, no less; the future is all semiotics to you folks, isn’t it) and yet, beyond all belief, you leave out ALF, the Rosetta Stone of idiotic, laugh-track laden, mainstream American television circa 1986.

You must remember ALF, Alien Lifeform, feeds on cats, oh so witty? He is why the Berlin Wall fell, not Reagan.


One Comment Add yours

  1. Lord Fondleberries says:


    it’s the fahkin globe, fah fahk’s sake, so i’m not sure what yous were thinkin. i mean, come on, fahkin mike bahnical and dan fahkin shaugnessy turned on mork, hopped in a warm salty bubblebath, rubbed each other’s dicks, and pop: out jizzed’s exhausted list of the best space love and rocket ship filled shows evah.

    i’m goin to dunkins, get ya a kruller, you french who-ah?

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