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10 Science Fiction Shows With Under 80 Episodes

May 14, 2011 22 comments

Following the demise of Stargate Universe (and a rather interesting open letter to the fans from Syfy), I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at some of the great science fiction TV shows that have been shafted over the years.

The recurring theme here is ratings (or lack thereof) and the often bewilderment of networks to the genre…

10. Earth 2 (22 episodes, 1994-1995)

Created by Billy Ray (the man currently adapting The Hunger Games for the screen, not Miley’s dad), Earth 2 was an initially successful show made by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. Featuring the talents of none other than Clancy Brown, the show was basically about a group of interplanetary colonists who discover that an uninhabited planet isn’t so uninhabited after all. It won an Emmy and was nominated for a Saturn award, so, of course, it lasted one season. The reason? Its ratings plummeted after a promising start.

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