These classic sci-fi shows laid the foundation for numerous pieces of modern cinema of that genre. But unfortunately people have now forgotten the classics and think they can no longer support their own weight. Of course, the industry will never forget these classics, but now we’re starting to notice some issues with them; Read along to find out if you share the same feelings!
10. Lost’s shaky storyline:
Lost has become infamous for failing to provide satisfactory solutions to its mysteries for years. With a plethora of high-quality television being pushed out in recent times with far more rewarding conclusions, Lost holds up less well.
9. Quantum Leap’s Not-So-Progressive Views:
Quantum Leap in its plot was as progressive as it can get because even though the show was released in the 80s, the main character was a 21st century man, who jumped through timelines and eras. However, some of his misogynistic and voyeuristic actions against women don’t hold up very well in the present day, when it’s actually the 21st century.
8. Firefly’s Chinese New Year:
For a show that showcased the China-dominated future, few to no Chinese were involved. Except that, glowworm still holds its own in today’s time as one of the greatest sci-fi shows ever made.
7. Torchwood’s Sexual Angles:
if you think about it, torch wood was a very progressive show in terms of gender fluidity and relationships. But the show breaks the consent requirement of a relationship early on, with Owen taking drugs to force a threesome.
6. The Death of X-Files Conspiracy Theorists
X files 25 years of stunt ended in 2018 after the show realized that the topic they based the show on is no longer hot and trending conspiracy theories. Now the conspiracy theorists are seen as anti-Semitic and racist, which is not good PR for the show.
5. Tomorrow’s Only Mistake:
Before it was given an American twist in 2013, the 1970s The people of tomorrow was a British sci-fi show that clearly doesn’t hold up today. Not entirely his fault, the show had less to no representation of women and ethnic characters, which is the only problem with the show.
4. Life on Mars’ Love of Corruption:
Even the creator of the show was surprised to see the fan following a corrupt police officer, Gene Hunt. Hunt was the typical 1970s police officer stereotype: he was openly misogynistic, homophobic, racist and corrupt.
3. Primeval’s lack of representation:
Much criticized primal for the total lack of people of color in the cast, despite being set in Britain, known for its multicultural population. Other than that, the show took advantage of the female cast multiple times.
2. Star Trek’s Bad Development:
Over the years, fans have discovered Star Trek a bit sexist and racist by the way they treat the races of the galaxy. The actions aren’t even subtle – they clearly shame people for their physical features, and some would say they glorified the concept of “throwing gang signs.” No doubt it paved the way for the new shows, but it just doesn’t work for us now.
1. Doctor Who’s Bigotry:
Before To doCtor Who is modern and progressive reboot in 2005, the older episodes have been scrutinized and have become infamous for sexism and racism.
Do you think we are right with this list or do you still think the original classics are better and will always have the same effect on the audience?