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British Science Fiction For All

  • Oct 4, 2010
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I've been a fan of British science fiction for many years. There have been a number of series created over the years and here's just a small list of some of my favorites.
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!
Red Dwarf
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.
Blake's 7
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.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tv
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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October 06, 2010
Great list. I never knew about Torchwood, thanks. Classic Dr. Who are still tops in my book.
October 06, 2010
Check out Torchwood. It's very adult, but not as adult as shows like True Blood.
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