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fryfanSpyOrama

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« on: 08-06-2004 22:15 »

Well, this sucks.  Futurama didn't even make the list.


1 - Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone)
2 - Star Trek crews
3 - Uncle Martin (My Favorite Martian)
4 - George Jetson
5 - Diana (from V)
6 - David Vincent (The Invaders)
7 - Fox Mulder (The X-Files)
8 - Alf
9 - Captain John Sheridan (Babylon5)
10 - Jack O'Neill
11- Duncan MacLeod (Highlander)
12 - Sam Beckett (Quantum Leap)
13 - MST3K crew (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
14 - Robot (Lost in Space)
15 - The Coneheads (Saturday Night Live)
16 - Allie Keys (Taken)
17 - Max Guevara (Dark Angel)
18 - Captain Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds (Firefly)
19 - Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Man and Woman)
20 - John Crichton ( Farscape)
21 - Starbuck (Battlestar Galactica - the original)
22 - Doctor Who
23 - Ultraman
24 - Dick Solomon (3rd Rock from The Sun)
25 - Captain Video
evan

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« Reply #1 on: 08-06-2004 23:57 »

A) TV Guide's lists always, always, suck balls.

B) I can see why Futurama isn't on that list.  The show only had its last epsisode one year ago.  It's far too soon to call it a "legend."  Then again, many of the characters listed above are in the same circumstances.

C) Futurama was, face it, not that popular of a show on FOX.  Therefore, it will not get as much face time as something created by James Cameron ("Dark Angel" ), Steven Speilberg ("Taken" ), or Joss Wheedon ("Firefly" ).
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #2 on: 08-07-2004 03:18 »

This sucks, stupid people...
Nurdbot

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« Reply #3 on: 08-07-2004 05:00 »
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No Futurama? No Akira? Assholes.
Cyberman

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« Reply #4 on: 08-07-2004 07:21 »
« Last Edit on: 08-07-2004 07:21 »

I was excepting Futurama or maybe Transformers but no they had to make their own list instead. Stupid TV Guide.
Speli

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« Reply #5 on: 08-07-2004 07:59 »

I'm not too angry, and I wasn't expecting anything more from a TV Guide list. TV Guide sucks, we know it, get over it.
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #6 on: 08-07-2004 10:31 »

Well, at least Jack O'Neill made the list although further up than he should be.  :hmpf:
DotheBartman

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« Reply #7 on: 08-07-2004 15:47 »

 
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Originally posted by evan:
A) TV Guide's lists always, always, suck balls.

B) I can see why Futurama isn't on that list.  The show only had its last epsisode one year ago.  It's far too soon to call it a "legend."  Then again, many of the characters listed above are in the same circumstances.

C) Futurama was, face it, not that popular of a show on FOX.  Therefore, it will not get as much face time as something created by James Cameron ("Dark Angel" ), Steven Speilberg ("Taken" ), or Joss Wheedon ("Firefly" ).

Well, this actually one of the few cases where I think Futurama definetely should be on there.  It didn't have a popular network run, no, but probably half of those other shows didn't either, including the incredibly short lived "Firefly" that, like Futurama, has a rabid cult fanbase.  Basically, since this is a sci-fi list, most of those shows are basically cult shows....and Futurama fits that bill perfectly.

With something like the "cartoon characters" list, or that VH1 pop culture icons list, and so forth, I can totally understand why Futurama aren't on them....but this is one rare case where I think they did sort of drop the ball.

Anyways, most of those shows I don't know, but Rod Serling's #1 listing is perfect.  The inclusion of The Jetsons and 3rd Rock is just sad though, especcially the latter which is only sci-fi on technicality.

Capīn Skusting

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« Reply #8 on: 08-07-2004 16:10 »
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At least they didn't actually try to number them in an ascending or descending order.
Futurama should definately have been on there. I'd have left the Taken kid off.
My wife picked them up only for the Trek covers.
Screw Alf.
And, c'mon, even if you like it and its a good show,
is Highlander really sci-fi?
Take him off the list!
Even Ultraman could have been taken off and replaced with something a little more legendary...
PCC Fred

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« Reply #9 on: 08-07-2004 17:15 »

Duncan MacLeod 11th, Doctor Who 22nd.

Is this perchance an American poll?  :rolleyes:
DotheBartman

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« Reply #10 on: 08-07-2004 18:21 »

Well its American yes, as far as I know TV Guide is an american magazine (though I guess there's probably variation for other countries as well, I don't really know).  Its not a poll though, just a list created by the magazine's editors.  Which makes it even worse, because its just them making up a list ("because people like lists" ) as opposed to actually getting opinion from lots of people.
David A

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« Reply #11 on: 08-07-2004 20:02 »

 
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Originally posted by Cap'n Skusting:
Even Ultraman could have been taken off and replaced with something a little more legendary...

Blasphemy!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #12 on: 08-08-2004 04:10 »

I do find it a little wierd that Crichton's there...

Nothing against my favourite muppets-in-space show, but it hasn't been all that...legendary. Right now, it's merely groovy. Considering who isn't there, John's a rather arbitary choice. Oh well, it the tradition of posts which don't offer anything unexpected, tits.
Lurrr

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« Reply #13 on: 08-08-2004 07:16 »

It's nice to see Crichton on there, but I would much prefer to see Avon from Blake's Seven. Much more of a legend than Dick Soloman, or Max Guevara (whoever he is).
Jicannon

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« Reply #14 on: 08-08-2004 08:09 »

I'm not surprised at all.....Futurama isn't a legend to most people.
winna

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« Reply #15 on: 08-08-2004 09:29 »

No... Tv Guide's list can suck my ballz... as DtB stated... they basically make them up on their own, which is normally bs...
Cyberman

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« Reply #16 on: 08-08-2004 12:22 »

90% of what TV Guide makes is bs. They can kiss my @$$ for what I care.

 
Akito01

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« Reply #17 on: 08-09-2004 11:54 »

I have to admit, I had a very hard time figuring out just what exactly TV Guide were ranking in this thing.  Popularity? Quality? Social Impact?  I honestly haven't a clue.
Cyberman

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« Reply #18 on: 08-09-2004 12:20 »

The only charatcers that deserves to be on that list are the Star Trek crew and Alf. Everybody else sucks.

 
Blackadder11

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« Reply #19 on: 08-09-2004 12:29 »

And it would would be to much too ask that even consider anyone from a Japanese sci-fi, despite the presence of tons of popular ones.
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