Category Archives: Sci Fi TV Genre Gems

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Lifepod (1993)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This television movie aired on FOX in the early 90’s and drew the inspiration for its story from Alfred Hitchcock’s short story and movie Lifeboat.  The majority of the action takes place on a lifepod that escapes from a… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Exosquad (1993)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This animated series takes place in the 22nd century when humans (referred to as Terrans) have terra-formed Venus and Mars with the use of exo-skeletons known as E-Frames as well as a race known as Neosapiens that were created… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Carnivale (2003)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This series follows a traveling carnival making its way through Dust Bowl America in the days of the Great Depression. A young man with strange powers joins the carnival at the behest of “management” and that sets him on… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: The Lathe of Heaven (1980)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? Based on the book of the same name by Ursula K. Le Guin, the story follows a man, George Orr, who discovers that his dreams can affect reality. He tries to use drugs to suppress his dreams but with no… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Robin of Sherwood (1984)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This series follows the adventures of Robin “in the Hood” (aka Robin of Loxley) who is identified by the mystical Herne the Hunter as the one who will become the champion of the oppressed people in the land. He… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Defying Gravity (2009)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This short-lived 2009 TV series followed the crew of the spaceship Antares on its near future mission to explore our solar system.  The story unfolds through a series of flashbacks covering the training period for the mission as well… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Men in Black The Animated Series (1997)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This show (also known as Men in Black: The Series) follows the further adventures of Agents J, K and L along with the other members of the Men in Black organization as they hunt aliens that are loose on… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: A Town Has Turned to Dust (1998)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?   This 1998 TV movie was based on an episode of the 1950’s drama showcase Playhouse 90 of the same name that was written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling.  The original teleplay had a western setting, but the Sci Fi… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Jeremiah (2002)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  Loosely based on the Belgian comic strip of the same name, this series takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where a virus (known as “the Big Death”) has wiped out almost everybody above the age of puberty leaving only… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Alphas (2011)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? Five people with extraordinary abilities known as Alphas are brought together to work for a secret organization in the Department of Defense that seeks out others of their kind and tries to contain those that present a threat. Aired:… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Cliffhangers (1979)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This short-lived series offered a modern day take on the old movie serials and it combined three ongoing segments into each episode: the action/adventure Stop Susan Williams, the sci fi / western The Secret Empire, and the supernatural tinged… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: UFO (1970)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This 1970 British produced television series from Gerry Anderson (best known for his Supermarionation shows like Thunderbirds as well as the cult sci fi series Space: 1999) brought us a covert war between a secret organization known as SHADO… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Men Into Space (1959)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It? This late 50’s speculative fiction entry was a semi-anthology series (with William Lundigan playing the only recurring character) that chronicled the exploration and colonization of the solar system. This series relied heavily on scientifically accurate data for the time… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Space Rangers (1993)

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This short-lived 1993 television series followed the adventures of a misfit band of the Space Rangers Corps stationed on the edge of the explored galaxy at Fort Hope.   They must defend the colonists in their sector from menaces like… Read More »

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Neverwhere

Sci Fi TV Genre Gems: Forgotten magic and hidden treasures from the worlds of sci fi TV What Is It?  This 1996 British TV series created by Neil Gaiman (and later adapted by him into a novel) ran six-episodes (it’s common for a British show to have a shortened run like this) and takes place in the world of… Read More »