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Thursday Movie Picks: Science Fiction (TV)

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. This year she introduces a new category, the television edition. This month’s theme is science fiction. There are a lot of sci-fi shows I have to catch up on, so my picks this week are all over the place. Here are my picks this week.

Rick and Morty – I love this show! This has the grandpa-grandson tandem traveling to multiverses and interacting with a lot of species, including different versions of Rick and Morty. This currently has two seasons and I cannot wait for the third one. 

Futurama – This show is the one I meant to binge-watch but other things got in the way. So far I’m only on the first season and I like the characters, although I have yet to get attached to this. The show has the main character get accidentally cryogenically frozen and finds himself in the future. He looks for his last living descendant and along with a few others (an iconic robot included) join in to a space galaxy delivery service. That’s the extent of my knowledge so you can probably guess what episode I’m in. 

Stranger Things - This one was very hyped when it came out, and the hype has merit. It's interesting and creepy at the same time. I hope that season two would be an excellent season as well. 

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  1. Haven't watched Rick and Morty. I lost half way onto Futurama, but clearly it's rad! Of course you know I've picked Stranger Things, too.
    Great picks!

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    1. I don't think I'll be getting back to Futurama soon but maybe one of these days!

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  2. OMG why didn't I think of Rick and Morty?! Best choice ever. Love that show!
    I don't know why I didn't pick Stranger Things either :D

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    1. I can't wait for the next season of Rick and Morty!

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  3. I can't believe I didn't think of Futurama or Stranger Things lol. I used to watch Futurama all the time in the early days.

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    1. I have seasons worth of Futurama to catch up on.

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  4. Yikes I haven't seen any of these!! But not being either an big animation fan nor much for sci-fi I suppose that's not too surprising. Good picks though. I've heard good things about Stranger Things so I'll probably give that one a try.

    As I said I'm not much for sci-fi on a regular basis but I did enjoy these three different series which are all pretty dissimilar to each other.

    Firefly (2002)-A ragtag group of astronauts tour the galaxy in their rust bucket ship Serenity lead by cheeky leader Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion). Often not functioning as a harmonious whole due to squabbles between the opinionated crew they pull together when the going gets tough and manage to emerge from their scraps banged up but unbowed. Serio-comic sci-fi series with a strong cast was regrettably brief but did lead to a big screen sequel “Serenity”.

    My Favorite Martian (1963-1966)-Somewhat zany comedy of a stranded Martian (Ray Walston) taken in by young reporter Tim O’Hara (Bill Bixby) who uses the cover of being his Uncle Martin as he tries to repair his spaceship in an attempt to return home. While he works away the pair are confronted with many situations where Martin is constantly at risk of exposure. What could be idiotic is kept from being so by the skillful playing of Walston & Bixby as well as Pamela Britton who is simply aces as their charmingly addle-brained landlady Lorelei Brown. Adapted into a wretched decades too late feature in the 90’s.

    The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)-Trend setting anthology series created, hosted and largely written by Rod Serling. Generally but not always with either a science fiction or supernatural theme this weekly series was consistently eerie with a cavalcade of future stars, including Robert Redford, Elizabeth Montgomery, Charles Bronson and Robert Duvall, and top flight character actors-Agnes Moorehead, Gladys Cooper, Burgess Meredith etc.- in strong stories. For the length of time it ran the series stayed uniformly high in quality but has some episodes that have remained justly more famous than others…Eye of the Beholder, The Invaders, The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, Time Enough at Last, Nothing in the Dark, and my personal favorite The Hitch-Hiker among them.
    A small addendum: A moderately successful reboot of the series was done in the 80’s with varying results but there were some excellent episodes produced especially in the first season. Two directed by Wes Craven: the series’ first “Shatterday” starring Bruce Willis and “Her Pilgrim Soul” with Kristoffer Tabori and Anne Twomey are exceptional.

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    1. I have been meaning to watch Firefly, it's been on my watch list for some time now.

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  5. I've never heard of Rick and Morty, but I love the other two and I can't wait for season 2 of Stranger Things.

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  6. Ooh, good picks! I have seen a lot of stuff on the Internet from Rick and Morty but I haven't watched it myself. Stranger Things is a great pick! I myself tried to go with little less known shows this week just to spice things up! But it seems many had so many various choices for this week, that it's thrilling to see the diversity!!

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    1. I added a few things on my watch list after seeing everyone's picks!

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  7. I liked Futurama but have not seen all the episodes. I love Bender but I think most Robots steal the show:) I haven't seen the others but Stranger Than Fiction sounds good...I just don't get Netflix or HBO

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    1. I still have a lot to catch up on, but what I've seen so far is good.

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  8. I have seen a few episodes of Futurama. I like it, but haven't really gotten into it to watch more than that. Haven't seen any of the other two.

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    1. I hope to get at least a season off when I have time. I like what I've seen so far.

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  9. Stranger things was so good, might rewtach it this weekend...

    Oh futurama, I miss that show - it was so good!!

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