Science fiction and science fantasy settings!
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:23 AM
Which ones do you like?
Which ones do you dislike?
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:25 AM
It's got multifaceted races with interesting cultures, and the large-scale inter-species politics are well-developed and complex, without falling into the trap of being bleak and gritty just for the sake of bleak grittiness.
The Geth and the Krogan are amazingly well written.
Plus their technology all being based on Element Zero and the mass effect is pretty clever, and it gives their setting a certain amount of believable cohesiveness.
Posted 08 January 2012 - 08:57 AM
Though I did find Stargate: Universe to be a very good show in its own right, I felt like I was watching a different show, there wasn't nearly enough exploration and discovery for me.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:24 PM
I didn't know there were so many iterations of that show, either. 0_0
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:33 PM
Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:47 PM
However, I think SG-1 accumulated its mountain of depth simply because it ran for so long. I don't think the writers sat down and fleshed out hundreds of civilizations until they had to for each episode.
Personally, I love the EVE universe. Even if you're not a player, the "EVE Chronicles" series of short stories are great reads.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:08 PM
I played a little bit of EVE, but I never got into the backstory.
Also, operating starships using drop-down menus made me rage.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 07:13 PM
I've never tried EVE, but it has intrigued me.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
Yeah, the series has a lot more back story. I think only one person is the same from the movie though. The original series ran for 10 seasons, Atlantis for I think 5, and Universe for two. I think they're all pretty awesome, plus, you can't beat a show with McGyver in it.
Person as in actor or character? There are several characters that made it into the show, the boy from Abydos (can not remember how to spell his name right lol), Daniel Jackson and of course Jack O'Neill, though I must say I like Richard Dean Anderson better in the role as he is less of a depressed soldier but more of a sarcastic dude, and I like sarcastic characters. There were no actors involved in both show and movie, to my knowledge.
Also again, Anderson rocks as O'Neill, he is my favourite TV character from the last 20 years I think.
Mass Effect is good also, and to mention the obvious: Star Trek is a great franchise, too bad they don't do much with it anymore.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:05 PM
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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:51 PM