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    Space Above and Beyond

    I brought this over from the Batman Begins thread.

    Hands down the best Sci fi series ever. Great stories, great effects. The current Battlestar Galactica is close, but it still leaves a little cheese due to the "language" factor (frak!, cubits) at least they got the time right this time.

    but Space above and beyond had a realism to it. a gritiness.

    and of course the most kick ass space fighting scenes ever.

    Chiggy von Richtofen fight was the best ever space battle. hands down.
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    I actually like the zero-G space battles on the new "Battlestar Galactica" better than the ones on "Space: Above and Beyond." And the "BG" pilot episode/movie in which Starbuck and Apollo take on about a thousand Cylon raiders...wow.

    But I did really enjoy the gritty reality of "S:AAB." It was my second favorite Sci-Fi series, behind "BG."
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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    Haven't seen "Space: Above and Beyond," though I find it hard to believe it's better than "Farscape."

    Cutting edge effects are great, but I like story, script and acting more.
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    Haven't seen it either, but Farscape is the best SciFi I've ever seen.
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    Give me Peter David and Bill Mumy's SPACE CASES anyday!

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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    Here's another vote for Farscape. Greatest Sci-Fi series ever.
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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    If Buffy counts, then Buffy is the greatest.

    If not, then...uh...I'd have to think about it.
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    M2 you have got to find an episode of S:AAB. The acting is far better than farscape, the writing was too. FOX kept moviing it's timeslot, so it never had a chance. Also from what i hear it was very expensive to shoot.

    But It's my favorite. I hope it someday comes to DVD.
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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    Cutting edge effects are great, but I like story, script and acting more.
    Galactica and S:AAB have those in spades. Plus the absence of heavy alien makeup, CGI monsters, and rubber puppets makes those two series seem less removed from reality than Farscape (which I did like).
    Last edited by Johnny Footstool; 02-15-2005 at 09:42 AM.
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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Galactica and S:AAB have those in spades. Plus the absence of heavy alien makeup, CGI monsters, and rubber puppets make those two series seem less removed from reality than Farscape (which I did like).
    Absolutely!

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    Here are some video clips
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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    Space 1999.

    top that.
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    Space 1999.

    top that.
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    Re: Space Above and Beyond

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF
    Space 1999.

    top that.




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