There are many sci-fi shows that came and went. Some you probably never heard of, but were quite good, just never got the overall recognition they deserved. Here is a list of 10 sci-fi shows you may have missed.
- Lexx – A group of desperate fugitives from an interplanetary tyranny find themselves in control of a massively powerful starship. This was such a quirky show that of course it was an instant favorite.
- Starhunter 2300 – This examiner caught this gem on Netflix, not realizing until this list was created that this was season two. This series started off slow, but by the end of the series this examiner was hooked. Also standards may have been lowered, but regardless what kept this series viewed from beginning to end was the CGI. Bounty hunter Travis Montana searches for his lost father in the year 2300.
- Earth 2 – Colonists, crash-landed on an alien planet, begin the long trek to their originally designated landing place, facing both alien and human threats. Not a bad show.
- Adventure’s of Brisco County Jr.- A cool updated Wild Wild West type show with the incomparable Bruce Campbell. A bounty hunter rides the Old West, fighting bad guys, many with futuristic-type gadgets.
- Dark Skies – In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat. Smart series, set in the 60’s that appealed to a modern audience
- Special Unit 2 – This examiner thinks this show was way, way awesome, a precursor to Warehouse 13. One trigger happy male and a cool, collected female partner hunting things that could hurt the human race. Yes this show may have been way before its time. With the exception of vampires, every monster from folklore and mythology is a missing link between apes and humans, and they all seem to love Chicago. To combat the threat, Chicago PD formed Special Unit 2, known to the rest of the department as a deep-cover plainclothes unit they should steer clear of, to hunt them down and eliminate them. Officer Kate Benson, who has always been seeing things out of the corner of her eye since childhood, gets recruited into the unit when she discovers people are being kidnapped by real-life gargoyles for food and is paired up with trigger-happy Nicholas O’Malley.
- Tripping the Rift – An interesting little show that parodied other sci-fi shows
- Defying Gravity – Eight astronauts living aboard an international spacecraft on a mission through the Solar System, as the world watches from billions of kilometers away.
- First Wave – Reformed thief Cade Foster discovers that aliens are among us in the form of genetic clones, intent on enslaving the population. To assess the human potential to fight back, they gather data from 117 test subjects. When Foster remembers the tests conducted on him, the aliens frame him for his wife’s murder. Pursued by the police and a mysterious government agent, Foster discovers the quatrains of Nostradamus, which tells of three waves which will destroy the planet, unless a “twice blessed man” can stop them. Aided by a quirky cyber-journalist, Foster investigates strange occurrences which have ties to Nostradamus’ quatrains, hoping to find what he needs to forestall the aliens’ plans.
- The Middleman – Another precursor to Warehouse 13. Some shows have a good premise, just either not enough people watch or just bad timing. This was a show you either got or didn’t. But for what its worth it was an interesting show.
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