If you like "Battlestar Galactica", then you might enjoy...

The Cylons returns and devastate the human population. Only a ragtag fleet of refugees defended by Commander Adama and his crew of the ship Battlestar Galactica and lead by President Laura Roslin. They are searching for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth, while they are doing their best to flee from the Cylon.

TV-Shows

Stargate Universe

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The secret of the Stargate's ninth chevron is discovered. It opens a gate to the unmanned starship Destiny, an experiment launched by the Ancients hundreds of millennia ago. A team of explorers from Earth, led by Dr. Nicolas Rush and Colonel Everett Young, are sent to investigate this starship. They get trapped on the ship, unable to change its programmed mission, and is forced to complete its original mission. They travel far out into the universe, in a distant galaxy, encountering new races and enemies.

Is Stargate Universe good?

I know some SG-1 fans dislike SG-Universe, but I love it. It a little darker than the other SG shows, but that actually makes it better. Sad it only lasted two seasons.

Why is Stargate Universe recommended?

They both have a crew living on space ships far out in space with enemies lurking around them. SG-Universe only has one ship and they are not the last of humanity.

Jericho

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The U.S. is devastate by a hue terrorist attack. Multiple simultaneous nuclear attacks destroys 23 big cities. Residents of Jericho, a small Kansas town, is left completely isolated and must come to terms with a new and very different reality as they wonder if there are anyone else left alive. They have to fight for survival in this post-apocalyptic world. Do they find enough food and water, can they defend them self against bandits, and who wins the power struggle to lead Jericho in this time of strife?

Is Jericho good?

I remember I could barely wait for the next episode when I flowed this show. It was absolutely fantastic.

Why is Jericho recommended?

I remember watching them boat around the same time and they had similar feels to them. Jericho is set on earth and in an alternate universe set in current time.

Babylon 5

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Commander Sinclair commands a giant five-mile long cylindrical space station. It orbits a planet in neutral space and has become a diplomatic centre for different interstellar empires. Between handling troubles between the different empires ambassadors Commander Sinclair also has to fight internal strife in the Earth Alliance.

Is Babylon 5 good?

I can't understand why Sheldon Coper hates Babylon 5, it's an absolute terrific series. So much tension and drama between the different sides. A complex and excellent show. I guess one thing that makes it so great is that this is a five season long tale. All the seasons were planned out to make one story before they started producing it. I wish more series could try that.

Why is Babylon 5 recommended?

They are both full of political intrigues and long complex plot lines. Babylon 5 is set on a space station, and the human species is prospering.

Firefly

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Captain Malcolm 'Mal' Reynolds, a former galactic war veteran, is the captain of the transport ship Serenity. He is kind of like Han Solo from Star Wars, a small time smuggler hiding behind his legal transport services. His crew consists of Zoe, his old war buddy and Wash, the pilot and Jayne Cobb, the muscle and Kaylee Frye, the mechanic and Simon Tam, the medic and River, Simon`s sister and Inara Serra, a courtesan and Shepherd Book, a preacher.Together they do any jobs, legal or illegal.They travels across the outskirts of outer space sparking up trouble wherever they go.

Is Firefly good?

This is a superb show. I can't fathom why it got cancelled after only one season. I want a new show like this.

Why is Firefly recommended?

They are both set in space and both have a cult flowing that have many members in both groups.

Caprica

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Caprica is set 58 years prior to the events of Battlestar Galactica. This series follows two families set on opposing sites in the decision on creating the Cylons, AI robots that will one day almost destroy the human race. Corporate espionage, online role-playing games, terrorist attacks and family drama all made into one series.

Is Caprica good?

I wish this show could be longer, one season was to short. If you have seen Battlestar Galactica then this is a must see show.

Why is Caprica recommended?

They belong to the same fictional universe. Caprica is set before Battlestar Galactica.

Farscape

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Astronaut John Crichton is on an experimental space mission to test a new spacecraft slingshoting around the globe. He is accidentally is accidentally sucked into a wormhole and emerged into the midst of an intergalactic conflict far out in the universe. He joins the crew on Moya ( a living sentient bio-mechanical space ship ) who picked him up after his unfortunate wormhole ride. He has to get to grips with living among alien creatures wielding deadly technology and being hunted by the Peacekeepers, a merciless military race.

Is Farscape good?

This is a cool sciences fiction show, but not the best. I could for some reason not stomach the actor playing John Crichton. I had problems with him when he was on SG-1 also. This is probably just me, and many will likely disagree with me on this. If you have no problems with him, then this show might be pretty good, absolutely worth watching.

Andromeda

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Captain Dylan Hunt and his sentient warship Andromeda has been frozen in time for 300 years circling around the border of a black hole. For him the time of the Commonwealth was yesterday and not 300 years ago. He is rescued from the black hole by a salvage ship and its crew. They of course have no idea he is still alive and on board. They are only after the money the can get for the ship. The crew of the salvage ship is left for dead by their captain, and they ends up joining Captain Dylan Hunt on his quest to restore the Commonwealth and bring unity to the galaxy once again.

Is Andromeda good?

I remember I loved it the first time I watched this show. But when I tried to watch it a second time I was bored. However, I still believe it is worth giving this show a try.

Animes

Outlaw Star

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Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the planet Centinel 3. They claim that they can do any job. One day they are hired by a woman to be her bodyguard. Unknown to them, she is an outlaw in disguise, which is kind of awkward because Gene makes money on the side by bounty hunting. They are unwillingly trusted into a mystery where they have to deal with intergalactic cops, pirates, aliens and assassins. Luckily for them, they have the galaxy's most advanced ship on their side.

Is Outlaw Star good?

Outlaw Star ranges from light-hearted humour to dark philosophical questioning. Gene Starwind kind of reminds me of Starlord, which is a very good thing. If you are into animes then you should definitely give this one a try.

Why is Outlaw Star recommended?

This shows are not really that similar. Not sure If I should keep this here or not.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu) is a wast space opera. For decades, the two interstellar empires, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance, has been locked in an interstellar war involving thousands of spaceships and millions of soldiers. This anime is full of drama, political conflicts, and war. It differ by most other animes in that it is based on a sci-fi book series instead of a manga.

Is Legend of the Galactic Heroes good?

This is one of the better animes out there. It's also an anime that I recommend for people who generally do not like animes. However, it is very long and old. Sadly it`s kind of hard to get hold of it legally, at least where I live.

Why is Legend of the Galactic Heroes recommended?

They are both epic space series, among the best there is.

Toward the Terra

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Earth was no longer able to sustain life due to the rapid development of human civilization. Mankind abandoned it and left for the stars in search for new planets to colonize. The new government is called Superior Domination, and is controlled by computers. Humans have lived in peace since the exodus from earth, but unknown to them there are a special kind of human called the Mu. The Superior Domination is trying to sift them out by forcing all to take an adult exam to become adults. Jomy is a young man approaching his exam. Unfortunatly for him, he discovers he has special powers, like the unknown Mu. But luckily he is rescued by a group of Mu.

Is Toward the Terra good?

Toward the Terra is an OK anime, not top tire, but above average. It should probably not be your first anime, but if you like animes then it is definitely worth a try.

Captain Harlock

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Humanity left Earth to populate thousands of planets around the galaxy, but when they later wanted to come home a war started. The universal government of the Gaia Coalition declares Earth a sacred, and thus inaccessible, place. This finally managed to stop the war. The infamous space pirate Captain Harlock travels with his unmatched powerful flagship, the Arcadia, to fulfill an unknown purpose. Yama is chosen to infiltrate the Arcadia and discover what Captain Harlock`s goal is.

Is Captain Harlock good?

It was an OK movie. It was not anything special. It was more than good enough to watch one time, but I will probably never see it again.

Cowboy Bebop

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Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter. Together with his partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine , Edward and their dog Ein they hunt across the galaxy looking for any high bounty fugitives to bag.

Is Cowboy Bebop good?

This is one of the classic must see animes. Cowboy Bebop is recommended even if you are not a big fan of animes.