Top 25 SFX TV Shows
We asked you to tell us your favourite SF and fantasy TV shows ever. Here are the ones that made the Top 25…
So, what are SFX readers’ favourite SF and fantasy shows of all time? That’s what we asked you lot to tell us (voters each named their top three shows) and here are the Top 25 collated from over 1,000 responses. So, who is number one (is he? not telling…)? Who is number two? And where did Number Six come? Is Deep Space Nine ninth? Is Babylon 5 fifth? Did Flash Gordon or Crime Traveller make the cut (well, what do you think?).
And with each entry we’ve given you their IMDB keywords… frivolous and pointless, yeah, but it’s kinda fun checking out the weird and wonderful things people have decided to highlight.
Anyway, have fun!
25 ROBIN OF SHERWOOD
Number of seasons: Three (1984-1986)
IMDB keywords: Outlaw Magic Swashbuckler Fencing Cult Figure Archery Medieval Character Name In Title
Keywords SFX would add: Ethereal Horned Pagan God Timotei Hair
Influences: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), pagan mythology
Influence on: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (they stole the totally made-up character of Nasir, assuming he was part of the original legend)
Theme tune: “Robin… the hooded man!” Clannad’s finest hour.
Title sequence: Slo-mo shots of Michael Praed looking pretty in a forest, replaced for series three by slo-mo shots of Jason Connery looking pretty in a forest
Catchphrases: “Nothing’s forgotten. Nothing’s ever forgotten.”
Biggest misstep: Jason Connery not being able to act or the rubber monster in “Cromm Cruac”
Which season should you buy on DVD? Two, for Praed’s excellent final episode
Tags: Angel, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Blake’s Seven, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Farscape, Firefly, Futurama, Life On Mars, Lost, Red Dwarf, Robin Of Sherwood, Star Trek, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, The Prisoner, The Twilight Zone, The X-Files, Torchwood, True Blood, Twin Peaks