Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sucker for Sci-Fi

Throw in a wormhole or two, and I'm game. Throw in a cute, tall nerdy guy, wormholes AND portals, and I'm a die-hard follower. Such is the reason why I love-d Sliders, until season 3.
What's Sliders? you may ask. Well, it's a geeky 90s show about a group of oddballs that were dragged along in a portal journey to parallel worlds. 
Are you still there? Hold on to your drool.. it gets better. They land in worlds almost identical to theirs. Same people, different decisions. In some worlds, Russia won the World War. In others, modern medicine never advanced. Its a fun show about what-ifs if certain outcomes to world-altering decisions had been opposite to what went down in our world.
Quinn Mallory is the lead actor, and lead nerd, whom accidentally created this portal in his basement and drags along his proffessor of alternate reality, his co-worker and secret crush Wade, and a random man who was driving in the area- Rembrandt. Now keep in mind sci-fi usually involves a whole load of cheesy, low-budget props, and c-list actors, but your imagination can certainly fill in the remaining gap. When the show was actually running, I used to watch it every now and then, and now thanks to Netflix instant queue, I can encompass all that sci-fi glory from the comfort of my laptop.
Then season 3 came around, and Fox sold out the show to Sci Fi Network, whom single-handedly sent the show to ashes with their replacement of two key characters with the stupid, captain-obvious, and macho-girl-wanna-be Maggie. Blech. The show went from exciting what-ifs to annoying and shallow flirting between Maggie and Quinn and running away from the evil monkey-looking warlords known as the Kro-Maggs. Fail. Another classic ruined by the Sci Fi Network.  [rant] I hate you Sci Fi! You and your abomination of shows you call "science fiction" which is more "sciency" than "science"! Raising ratings the cheap sell-out way by getting girls with low-cut shirts and zero talent to take lead roles in good shows! This is why no one believes in you anymore, and your burned out ideas of animals that have been "chemically enhanced" who turn out to be gigantic lizards
 or overgrown ladybugs! [/rant]
So anyway. Check out seasons 1 & 2 for some good old nerdy fun if you're locked indoors thanks to the snow. It'll give you something to laugh about, at least. :)

What's next? The Super Credible Super Scary Ladybug-looking.. Bunny.. thing




4 comments:

Verreny said...

I'm commenting on all your outlets LOL...Still want to check this show out. You should check out Buck Rogers in the 25th Century on Netflix streaming. Hilarious. Totally 70s cheesetastic.
One show on Sci-fi isn't half bad. It's called Warehouse 13. It's pretty fun!

Nina "Ninfamous" said...

Everytime I browse the sci fi channel its some ridonk movie about vampires or a killer fog, so I just gave up. But I will look into that show. :) I like the satire the professor brings into sliders.i think you'd like it :)

Verreny said...

Sci-fi is def. for "when there is nothing better to do" lol Once my sis watched this movie where shock waves were transported thru the phone ...lol...So I asked her if it was worth checking out and she said"if you wake up at 12 pm and can't fall asleep; yes...otherwise NO". That sums it up lol

Nina "Ninfamous" said...

Shock waves? Really? Insomnia tv for sure lol