What with the rise of AI, self-driving cars, and super dope fidget spinners, sometimes it feels we're living in the future already; well, these shows remind us there are still SOME discoveries left to be made.
When the stakes are high do you call in a well functioning team of professionals--hell no, you call in a random assortment of idiosyncratic individuals who must come together as a team to complete the mission.
Ok, we get it: the early Star Trek series were great. But production values have come a long way since then, which is why we put together this list of space opera shows from the turn of the 21st century--(okay we cheated a bit by including Star Trek: Deep Space 9, but it did extend until 1999).
Transported to Barsoom, a Civil War vet discovers a barren planet seemingly inhabited by 12-foot tall barbarians. Finding himself prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Woola and a princess in desperate need of a savior.
The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Commander Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.