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And because it's so true...

Forgive me for double-posting, but you can't talk cliffhangers without this guy, so I have no choice.

After all, resistance is futile.  Article is still here.
 


If you need it, there's an episode summary, with air dates and some wicked anti-spoiler devices(damn straight!) here!

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jackwabbit
Jun. 12th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
I, too, remember this one is first run. Soooo good.

Interesting...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Best_of_Both_Worlds_(TNG_episode)

Now, that's how you handle spoilers!
poisonyoulove
Jun. 12th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Oh man! That was one looooooong summer right there. I didn't hear any rumors/spoilers at the time, being that my friends and I had no idea what the internet was, ha ha.

Putting out fake spoilers like that, thought? Would ruin it for us spoiler-lovers. So in trying to not ruin their idea of how things should be experienced, they're ruining ours! That just seems mean. Just sayin' . . . :-P

Not sure I agree with the rest of the list. Angel in particular had a couple better cliffhangers than the one they chose. And so did Lost.

jackwabbit
Jun. 12th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
I think putting out fake spoilers is the greatest idea ever, and if I ran a television show, you can bet I'd do it if I could. Since I'm in a mood tonight, I'll give my frank opinion. Actually, I won't. I have not a single nice thing to say about anyone who spreads spoilers (not even one charitable thought), so I'll stop here.

Oh, and in 1990, no one knew what the internet was.

As for the list, no one will ever agree with everything, but it does say that they only allowed one cliffhanger per show, and it specifically mentions that they did that so that Angel wouldn't be in every slot. Having never seen Angel, I can't speak to that.
lolmac
Jun. 13th, 2009 08:33 am (UTC)
The article was a complete 'meh' for me, except for the ST:TNG entry. Almost every series they listed is one I haven't seen, so it struck me as a good illustration of the breathtakingly short-term nature of pop culture memory. My own list would have to begin with Blake's 7 and include Babylon 5 and Stargate, and an older Who than Doctor #5. I must be a fuddy-duddy.

Their classic Who entry was passable -- but given that every single episode of Doctor Who ends with a cliffhanger, except the episodes that conclude stories (1 in 4, on the average), it's a very, very full slate there.
jackwabbit
Jun. 13th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
For me, too. I haven't seen any of the shows except TXF and TNG.

These types of things are always odd, though, so...whatever.
lolmac
Jun. 13th, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
So if we put together our own list, of all the Much Better Shows that we, the True Believers, have seen -- what shall we put on it?

Mine has to begin with the end of the second season of Blake's 7. It may have been the first SF series ever to have a season-ending cliffhanger -- the galaxy is being invaded by very hostile aliens, help is hours away (and the help is coming from the Bad Guys), one hero's badly wounded and the others, in a single ship, are committed to a face-off against the entire alien fleet. The final lines went about like this:

Vila: "This is insane!"
Avon: "When has that ever stopped us?"
Jenna: "They're in range."
Avon: "Fire!!"
(cue credits)
There wasn't even a "To be continued".

So which season ending would you nominate from Stargate?
jackwabbit
Jun. 13th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Brain no workie goodie enough rite now to do...maybe later?

More in a bit, but I have a one track mind, and it's not on sci-fi right now.
lolmac
Jun. 13th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
*pets brain gently* No problema. Teh intratoobz will still be here later. And I'm drabbling myself right now anyway.
jackwabbit
Jun. 14th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Cool. I'm posting about my dog and playing with pictures, is all.
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