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fs

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For scifi, I have to go with Babylon Five. I love the plot arcs and the continuity across seasons. I also think that the character development is fantastic. G'kar is probably my favorite, with the transitions that he undergoes over the course of the show. Bester is another great character. He could have been just a fascist thug, but there was a lot of effort that went into giving him his own goals, principles, and motivations.

I also think The IT Crowd is hysterical. Especially with the leet subtitles. (You have to watch the episode with and without though, otherwise you find yourself paying attention to the dialog and missing the subtitles or reading the subtitles and missing the dialog.)

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quote:
Originally posted by fs:
I also think The IT Crowd is hysterical.

Yes, that am hilarious -- shame it isn't on TV here. I'll have to buy the DVDs or something. (Moss is my hero.)

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Spungo you can get the IT crowd episodes for free here...
http://www.filecloud.com/files/file.php?file_id=2877

HTH

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fireflyfireflyfireflyfireflyfireflyfireflyfireflyfirefly [Applause]

Oh, and I think Spaced should count as geeky, but I dunno how many of you will have seen it. If you haven't, you definitely should.

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Dweebs

Simplistic, but funny as hell. Ran too short.

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At the moment, probably Heroes. Is there a bigger geek on TV than Hiro Nakamura?

Edit: I forgot to add that the actor who plays Hiro, Masi Oka, is apparently quite a geek, too. He's done digital effects for some big-name movies.

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I'd have to go with Mythbusters. They get the science wrong on a regular basis and tend to be more interested in blowing things up, but they're entertaining to watch.

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MythBusters is good, but best when recorded. They waste so much time telling you what they will do after the commercial, then what they've already done when they come back that you can watch an entire DVRed episode in about 15-20 minutes.

CSI and NCIS are my favorite geeky shows at the moment, from a forensic geekiness standpoint. They may not be terribly realistic, but I enjoy them anyway.

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Star Trek.


Kirk, Bones, and Spock. C'mon now. It was made over 15 years before I was born and is still good TV.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
CSI and NCIS are my favorite geeky shows at the moment, from a forensic geekiness standpoint. They may not be terribly realistic, but I enjoy them anyway.

Aw, yeah. I watched all (what, 7 seasons?) of CSI over about a month. It was neat watching the Quentin Tarantino episodes. His work is very distinctive in terms of dialog, timing, and the way he increases the tension, as well as the cinematography.

And, hands down, Gil Grissom is da bomb.

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We got hooked on Spike reruns last year. It's even better now that we've upgraded our equipment to high-def and added network channels to our lineup.

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quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
CSI and NCIS are my favorite geeky shows at the moment, from a forensic geekiness standpoint. They may not be terribly realistic, but I enjoy them anyway.

Have you seen Bones? That is one of my favorite shows on the air right now. It is still using forensics to solve murders, but there is a lot more character development than on CSI. And it's fun for me to see David Boreanas on tv. [Big Grin] [evil]

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I caught a few minutes of one episode. Mrs. Club has seen more and doesn't like it much, so I haven't had a chance to get a feel for it. Maybe I'll excercise the DVR option on your advice [Smile]

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I used to like tech tv with Leo and Patrick.
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I'm all for IT Crowd! I'm dying to see season 2, doesn't seem to be anywhere online (yet). I didn't know about the subtitles.

I also love MST3k and Red Dwarf. Probably don't have to be a geek to love the latter haha.

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Oh yeah! MST3K! I need to find that on DVD or something.

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Hey! , I agree with heroes (pure magic) and firefly especially since serenity. I would like to add the following which I feel CANT be overlooked in this pole
BUFFY!
Angel
Alias
Dead like me
Extras
and hello...LOST (look away if you don't like spoilers and didn't see the end of series 3)
can anyone believe
that
they
got
back?
What a clever ending!

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quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
quote:
Originally posted by Ugh, MightyClub:
CSI and NCIS are my favorite geeky shows at the moment, from a forensic geekiness standpoint. They may not be terribly realistic, but I enjoy them anyway.

Have you seen Bones? That is one of my favorite shows on the air right now. It is still using forensics to solve murders, but there is a lot more character development than on CSI. And it's fun for me to see David Boreanas on tv. [Big Grin] [evil]
Yes bones rocks, I like that angela ended up with a super geek, good call.
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firefly!
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Another vote for Firefly [Smile]

I'm currently rather hooked on Bones at the moment though.

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I wish Firefly had lasted longer. Sometimes I sing the theme song in the shower. It seemed like the characters and relationships were just starting to solidify when it ended, and then it felt like Serenity rushed through the story to fit it all in. (They were both really good anyway.)

Stupid TV execs.

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BtVS was my favourite, Angel was good too, I love The OC , but it's not a geek TV serie probably, altough one of its main characters was geeky (seth).
Actually I learned the word "geek" from The OC.

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Can't believe no one has mentioned "Misfits of Science"

I totally wanted to be Johnny Volt!

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Quantum Leap

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Not a TV series as such, but this geeky comedy trio have a regular spot on an aussie TV comedy show.

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