Buffy The Vampire Slayer, finally becoming
a massive hit in the UK and providing 22 episodes of near-flawless
entertainment in Season Three.
Richard Dean Anderson, allowed to cut loose on
Stargate SG-1 and imbue Colonel ONeill with some personality, has
become the main reason to watch it. Extra points for his Homer Simpson and Dr
Evil impersonations. Runner-up: Lance Henriksen for trying his damnedest to
save Millennium by being consistently superb.
Lucy Lawless for taking Xena quite
literally to Hell and back and playing every imaginable facet of her character
in one season.
Nicole de Boer, for not only stepping into Terry
Farrells shoes, but also creating a memorable and believable character
within four episodes of turning up on Deep Space Nine.
waste of time:
So many of us were waiting with breathless
anticipation to see it, but when Crusade arrived, we finally saw what
TNT had: none of the episodes were actually good. Cancellation not merely
necessary, but essential.
It never quite got the following it deserved, but
once again Millennium delivered some thought-provoking and powerful
episodes. Well miss it.
Just as everyone had given up on it, Red
Dwarf came back and was funny again. Not as good as in its heyday, but
still a lot better. Well done, guys.
Chris Carter award for making a series far more complicated than it needs to
Surprise! Chris Carter, for clearing up most of
The X-Files mysteries in Two Fathers/One Son, only to
create another 10 in the season finale Biogenesis.
oh, For Petes sake, do something! award for the group of
All the passengers of The Last Train.
Crucifixion was too good for them. Runners-up: The cast of Total Recall
2070, proving the future isnt a nice place to live if we have to
share it with them
Déjà Vu award for the series with the fewest ideas of
After a great start, the
soon-to-be-seen-on-the-BBC Seven Days, which degenerated into rehashing
films for about half the season.
Ewan McGregor award for the most gratuitous use of nudity to sell a
First Wave, doubly condemned for not
letting its viewers see anything other than naked backs when people did
get nekkid. What about all the interesting bits? Honourable
mention: Star Trek: Insurrection for the Troi/Riker rubber duck scene
and Beverlys reference to her boobs firming up.