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  •  a rational space opera TV show (1+ / 0-)
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    I can recommend VERY HIGHLY a 26-episode anime titled "Planetes".

    It is the single most-accurate story about life in space that I have ever seen, in over 50 years of watching every SciFi and science-related show I could find.

    Focusing on every-day life for a crew of Debris Haulers tasked with collecting man-made junk in orbit (as part of an international effort to make high-traffic orbits less dangerous), "Planetes" features believable characters trying to earn a living in space, while still trying to hang on to the dream of exploration.

    If you can't find it at a video rental, it is available @

    Yr friend in the aether,

    •  I actually have Planetes on DVD. (0+ / 0-)

      I was hoping for live-action rather than anime - something that as much as possible communicates in stunningly real visual detail what the future will look like.  Also, Planetes is good, but it's kind of understated.  There are a few scenes in a few episodes that try to be profound, but mostly the narrative is very spartan.

      Basically when I'm thinking of stylistically is Primer in space, extended into a TV series.  Just in terms of visual and acting style though - no plot resemblance.

      Pour yourself into the future.

      by Troubadour on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 09:58:29 AM PST

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