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November 2, 2005

Best forgotten TV series

There's a lot of talk in the SF blogosphere at the moment about the best and worst SF TV series. I have an ever more specific category, "best SF TV series that everyone has forgotten about".

My nomination is Otherworld. Now before I carry on I must inform you that I only saw this series once, when I was a lot younger, so it might not stand up to scrutiny now, but I remember it so it must have done something right.

Here's some reasons why it was cool:
(1) It all starts in a Pyramid (of course!)
(2) They had bad guys called Zone Troopers
(3) Each episode involved travelling in a different Zone which had different rules, laws and customs.
(4) It only lasted 8 episodes. Live fast, die young like all good TV SF.


I'm with you on Otherworld - I loved it. In fact, I still wish I could find the creator and ask him what he had in mind for the show.

It appears you can get a DVD ofthe series from Golden Monkey (http://www.goldmonkey.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=G&Product_Code=otherworld)
(although I know nothing about them).