Popular 1980s Science Fiction TV Shows
Aimlessly roaming the universe, the ramshackle crew of spaceship Red Dwarf encounters alien pods, mutated viruses and distorted time. This international Emmy award-winning series boldly goes where no one in their right mind would even bother, taking viewers on a joyride three million years into the future.
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION (TNG) focuses on the 24th century adventures of Captain Jean-Luc Picard aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701-D). This incarnation of the famous starship is much larger than the one captained by James T. Kirk a century earlier, and, accordingly, it carries a larger crew complement: 1,012 men, women?and, surprisingly, children. This era's Starfleet Command believes that men and women are more likely to sign up for long-term exploratory missions if they think of their ship as home. Thus, Picard's crew enjoys many of the comforts they'd have otherwise left behind, including a wide variety of recreational opportunities, "replicated" food dishes to suit every palate, and quarters large enough to share with spouses and offspring. There are schools for the children and a bar (stocked with synthetic alcohol, or synthehol) where the adults can unwind. However, the ongoing mission-no longer limited to a mere five years-remains virtually the same as it was during Kirk's time: to seek out new life and new civilizations, and to boldly go where no one has gone before.
Knight Rider is a fantastic thrill-ride about a young man (international superstar David Hasselhoff) who fights crime with K.I.T.T., his super-advanced car. K.I.T.T. has the ability to think and talk, often chiding others with his hilarious witticisms. Great action, great fun, great car.
The BBC first aired Doctor Who on November 23, 1963. A cult classic was born. It is so popular it now boasts an estimated 100 million viewers in 54 countries. With a rare blend of cleverly-crafted science fiction and high camp, Doctor Who is one of the longest running and most successful programs in television history. This collection of samplers allows you to get to know the Doctor as each of his earliest regenerations.
Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) is a brilliant scientist with six doctorates, whose efforts to return to the present following a flawed time-travel experiment keep him bouncing back and forth in time replacing people he never knew or heard of. His partner on the Quantum Leap experiment, The Observer (Dean Stockwell), appears as a hologram only Sam can see or hear. The Observer is an eccentric quantum physicist, ex-astronaut, ex-Golden Gloves boxing champion and womanizer, who assists Sam in adapting to the different time periods and personas. This proves both challenging and amusing, providing high drama as the perplexed hero valiantly tries to live each life he's been forced to assume without any of that person's skills or knowledge. Quantum Leap is the promise of a second chance. With each leap, Sam is given the opportunity to make things right -- change the lives of the people he becomes for the better and in the end, hopefully, make the world a better place.
Slimy, carnivorous reptiles disguised as humans and with a taste for human flesh arrive from outer space, claiming to offer solutions of all mankind's problems. But they really plan to enslave the earth's population and use it for food. Mike Donovan, television cameraman, leads a group of resistance fighters for the survival of humanity!
Watch these thrilling episodes of Galactica 1980, and see what happens when the original Battlestar Galactica crew finally makes the long-anticipated descent to Earth. With time running out and the Cylons closing in on their trail, Commander Adama and the Galactica must work harder than ever before to help Earth create the technology necessary for battle. Along for the action-packed fight are such stellar guest stars as Dirk Benedict, Brion James, Dennis Haysbert and more! It's an epic adventure unlike any other, and an absolute must-see for any Battlestar Galactica fan!
When time itself is threatened by the forces of evil, itÍs time to call on Sapphire & Steel!
Meet the Jetsons. Living in the automated, push-button world of the future hasn't made life any easier for the harried husband and father, who gets into one comical misadventure after another!
Created as a follow-up to the purrfectly successful Thundercats animated series, Silverhawks pits a cybernetically engineered team of heroes against the universe's most dangerous villain, Mon-Star and his ruthless band of criminals. Steel yourself for rocket chases, space battles and out-of-this-world adventure!
"Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry." Mild-mannered research scientist David Banner (Emmy nominee Bill Bixby) finds he must offer this heroic warning after exposure to gamma radiation transforms him into the terrifying and enraged Hulk (Lou Ferrigno). Bursting from comic book pages to your television screens this fantastic iconic series follows the adventures of Dr. Banner, who turns into a raging green monster when made angry. Will he ever find peace? Find out in this action-packed series!