Why Do We Love Bad and Obviously flawed Science Fiction. Fantasy Films, Tv Shows and Novels ?

BAYLOR

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There's loads of great scifi/fantasy especially from British tv in the 60s/70s and 80s , but a lot of it was for kid's tv, presumably because writers couldn't get airspace for adult scifi programmes. So that we got great series like Children of the Stones, Into The Labyrinth, Chocky, The Tripods, Robin of Sherwood, Doctor Who, The Changes, Space 1999, Logans Run, Thunderbirds, Stingray etc etc.

There were still some great adult British 60s/70s scifi/fantasy like The Stone Tapes, Quatermass,, Blakes 7 but it was generally poorly represented which is probably why so many adults lapped up scifi that was primarily aimed at kids like Doctor Who.

In the case of the Tripod, I wish they had been able to complete that series.
 

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Ah, here I am in the minority again. Hated Buck Rogers but not as much as the original BSG. By today's standards, staggeringly terrible. And I thought so at the time.

Buck Rodgers could have been a whole lost better . Larson should have hired a few science fiction writers to help with the script and storylines.

Galactica was too expense should stuck not original plan to be a miniseries. Then maybe do two or telefilms per year.
 

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Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea got ever more silly and imputable as it prgressed but it never lost its entertainment value.:D
 

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Then there's the 6 Million Dollar Man . Entertaining but hasn't aged well.
 

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Ah, here I am in the minority again. Hated Buck Rogers but not as much as the original BSG. By today's standards, staggeringly terrible. And I thought so at the time.

Making Buck Rogers more Campy and silly didn't help .
 

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