The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown! – Results and Round Two

First off, I’d like to thank everyone who’s helped me with this, including, but not limited to everyone who helped choose shows, everyone who voted and predicted, Jack B Nimble for all the blog stuff and especially, Rand al’Thor, for helping me, giving positive feedback and defending this entire event multiple times.

And now, the results! I’m happy to write that 29 members voted and 19 predicted. The bold numbers represent how many people voted for each series.

  1. Star Trek: The Original Series went boldly where no show had gone before and lost to Star Trek: The Next Generation. 17/3
  2.  Futurama beat Rick and Morty. 17/3
  3. Adventure Time just barely lost to MLP: Friendship is Magic. 9/8
  4.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer slew Angel. 12/8
  5.  Nu-Who beat Classic Doctor Who so much it couldn’t even regenerate. 20/2
  6.  The Legend of Korra couldn’t redirect Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s lightning. 11/4
  7.  LOST lost. The X-Files won. 15/4
  8.  Batman: The Animated Series beat Classic Batman like it was the Joker’s henchman. 11/4
  9.  And the twist is that The Twilight Zone beat The Outer Limits. 11/5
  10.  “This is a rebellion, isn’t it? I rebel lose to Star Wars: The Clone Wars“. 12/5
  11.  TMNT (2012) was dishonorable defeated by TMNT (Original)12/5
  12. “When you play the Game of Thrones, you either win, or you die.” Let’s just say they didn’t die to The Walking Dead. 9/7
  13. Babylon 5 wasn’t the one who only got 5 votes. That was Battlestar Galactica (2004). 10/5
  14. The Flash just barely outran Arrow. 9/8
  15.  Justice League Unlimited apparently has unlimited appeal, compared to The Spectacular Spider-Man10/1
  16.  Farscape beat Red Dwarf. 12/8
  17.  Daredevil beat Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Blindfolded. 12/5
  18. Supernatural superbeat Once Upon a Time. 10/4
  19. Stargate: SG-1 beat The Sarah Conner Chronicles across all of time and space. 14/4
  20. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy defeated The Incredible Hulk. He’s presumably quite angry now. 10/6
  21.  Gravity Falls gravity fell. Transformers won. 9/6
  22. Sabrina the Teenage Witch beat ALF, therefore answering the age old question “who’s more popular, a magical teenager girl, or a minuscule alien who enjoys consuming cats?” 12/7
  23.  Quantum Leap quantum leapt right over Torchwood. 14/8
  24. Firefly kept flying right past Fringe.  21/5

 

Here are the prediction recaps. Bold means the show is still in the running.

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation: 4
  • Firefly: 3
  • Nu-Who 3
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic2
  • Daredevil: 2
  • Game of Thrones: 2
  • Batman: The Animated Series: 2
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 1
  • Star Trek: The Original Series: 1

 

And now, on to The Great Science-Fiction/Fantasy TV Showdown, Round Two!

After thinking about it for a long time, I’ve decided to arrange the surviving shows in an attempt to prevent steam-rolling. This may not not be entirely “fair” but I argue it gives better data on what shows are more popular among our user-base. For example, everyone knows that Firefly is far more popular than Once Upon a Time, but as of now, we don’t really know whether Supernatural or Sabrina the Teenage Witch are more popular.

 

  1. The Heavy Contenders #1: Star Trek: The Next Generation and Nu-Who
  2. The Heavy Contenders #2: Game of Thrones and Firefly
  3. Dave Filoni: Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Avatar: The Last Airbender
  4. DC Animated: Justice League Unlimited and Batman: The Animated Series
  5. Marvel VS DC: The Flash and Daredevil
  6. Science Fiction with Numbers in their Names: Babylon 5 and Stargate: SG-1
  7. #80’s: Transformers (Original) and TMNT (Original)
  8. Animation Across the Nations, 2.0 Edition: Futurama and MLP: Friendship is Magic
  9. Old School: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Series) and Quantum Leap
  10. 90’s and Beyond: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The X-Files
  11. Left-Overs (Part 1): Farscape and The Twilight Zone (Original)
  12. Left-Overs (Part 2): Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Supernatural

 

It’s too late to predict, but you can still vote for Round Two! Just click here.

 

Remember, you can also chat about all aspects of the competition here!

Stack Exchange is giving away sets of Game of Thrones: Season 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD!

Stack Exchange is giving away 2 Blu-Ray sets and 3 DVD sets of Game of Thrones: Season 1. Huzzah! They say that in Game of Thrones, right? Of course they do. Here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway:

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  1. Find your favorite Game of Thrones question at SciFi.SE and share it using the site’s handy sharing tools (see right). And if you get inspired to ask your own Game of Thrones question, do it! And share it! When you share a question, make sure to…
  2. Use the hashtag #SEthronesDVD or #SEthronesBlu, depending on whether or not you want to be eligible to receive a Blu-Ray or DVD of Game of Thrones: Season 1. Only questions shared via Twitter with either the hashtag #SEthronesDVD or #SEthronesBlu are valid entries into the giveaway. You may tweet as many questions as you like; each tweet acts as an entry to the contest BUT only 1 set will be awarded per user.
  3. The names of 2 people using the hashtag #SEthronesBlu, and 3 people using the hashtag #SEthronesDVD will be drawn at random. So yes, the more questions you tweet the higher your chances, but you cannot win more than 1 set.
  4. The winners will be notified via StackHQ and will have to provide a mailing address via direct message that we can send the set to. Winners will have 48 hours from being contacted to provide a mailing address before a new winner is drawn.

The deadline for entry is Wednesday, March 14th at 3:00 PM EST.

Also, due to the regional limitations of the sets as well as shipping costs, only applicants in the United States are eligible. 

And that’s it! We hope everyone has fun checking out the awesome Game of Thrones content on SciFi.SE and  tweeting their questions. Just make sure you aren’t spamming your followers with a bunch of questions (ultimately, you know what your followers want; operate under the “be cool about it” rule).

Stack Exchange is only responsible for the sets and are not providing Blu-Ray players or DVD players along with the sets.

UPDATE: The contest has concluded and winners have been announced via @StackHQ. Thanks to all who participated, and be sure to ask questions about Game of Thrones here on SciFi.SE when season 2 starts up in April!

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