It's the longest running science fiction series of all time for a reason folks. Doctor Who started up in the 60's, went into hibernation pretty much throughout the 90's and was revived in 2005 with almost all of the original series' backstory in check. Doctor Who is my favorite BBC program, period!
Rimmer, Lister, Cat, Kryten, Holly, and a whole slew of guests kept myself and other fans of Red Dwarf in stitches. This series is great for two reasons: excellent science fiction and hilarious comedy.
An excellent cast, powerfully dramatic writing, and one of the best anti-heroes in the business, Kerr Avon (wonderfully played by Paul Darrow), make this series about rebels on the run from the Terran Federation a must see! Rumors have circulated for years of a revival for this series. I hope they eventually come true!
When anomalies open up allowing prehistoric predators (and eventually predators from the future) and a few gentle creatures to enter modern times and create plenty of chaos, it's up to Professor Nick Cutter and a small band of scientists to figure out what is causing the anomalies and how to locate them, prevent them, or at least contain the havoc they create. Top it all off with an enemy intent on changing time, and you've got the perfect mixture for chaos. The best (and some say worst) aspect of this series is the fact that no one, NO ONE, is assured that they'll survive to the next episode.
Russell T. Davies created this spin-off of Doctor Who. It's a much more adult series about a secret group of operatives trying to keep the peace between Earth and every other planet out there. It features Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) who, in my opinion, is one of the most complex and fun characters ever born on the small screen. Oh, and for trivia buffs in the know, Torchwood was actually the old code name for Doctor Who when the BBC was attempting to keep anyone from getting a quick glimpse at upcoming episodes of the series back during the good Doctor's original run.
While only six episodes long, this series, born from the popularity of the radio show and books, was hilarious. It basically followed the radio program's Fits the First through Sixth, with a few changes.
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