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Many beloved television shows are no longer with us, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under, and Mystery Science Theater 3000. What defunct television show do you miss the most?

Ironically, MST3k!!!! I love that programme.

The problem is though that shows run their course, and sometimes it's better that they end on a high, or even a semi-high, before they fizzle out.

Would be interested to hear the views of my LJ friends :-)


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I really enjoyed Six Feet Under and was sad when that stopped. I dont think there are many tv shows that I've thought should carry on though. I've never watched Buffy.

I didn't watch Six Feet Under, but caught some of Buffy. I could see how people might get caught up in the vibe, but it didn't hook me.

Just remembered another one that I was sad about: Futurama. I still think that had some room to grow.

Futurama was recommissioned recently. New episodes are showing on Sky One on Sunday evenings.

Ah yes, that's the two movies turned into episodic form. Better than nothing I guess... well, a lot better than nothing.

I knew there was a film, but I thought it was made as a precursor to a new series? My mistake :)

Yeah, they turned the first two films into two sets of four episodes to create a "fifth season". I'd forgotten though that there's a new film out, and another one to come. So I guess it's still pretty much alive and kicking!

Dave watches Futurama, I've never been into it though. I've never heard of the other program that you mentioned though.

Space: Above and Beyond.

Awesome show, very promising premise and then they decided to cancel it. Their chosen method of ending the shows run (after one or two seasons) was to slaughter the whole cast in a ZOMFGLOLZ epic space battle in the last episode instead of at least leaving it vaguely ambigious so that it could have been potentially picked up again.

Ah, but they could get out of it with the "it was all a dream" thing!

Haha, quite. I'd forgotten that old chestnut ;)

Heh, I'm waiting for that from jimmyether as well, and galbinus_caeli has already cast his vote in that direction.

I suspect you may have already heard of this show called "Children of the Stones" (7 episodes only, 1977). I recently saw all 7 episodes on youtube. Weird-ass s**t wtf show aimed at British children.

It rings bells, but I don't think I've seen it. I'll have a look for it though! They've done some weird stuff for kids here...

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