Ever since the first ‘Star Trek‘ series released way back in 1966, space adventure shows opened up a new horizon of entertainment never witnessed before. This new vista that opened allowed for many creative ideas to come forth which were never in use before, and newer concepts of visual entertainment started being explored. One can also conclude that the series was also a reason George Lucas turned up with the ‘Star Wars‘ franchise, which went on to become one of the biggest film franchises of all time. The repercussions of ‘Star Trek’ can be felt to this very day.
One recent show which has managed to take the world by storm is the Canadian network Space’s ‘Killjoys‘. Created by Michelle Lovretta, the series centers around a four-planet system which is ruled by the Reclamation Apprehension Coalition (RAC). The leading characters of the show, Dutch, John and D’avin, are operatives working for the RAC. As Authorized henchmen, they are not supposed establish links to any planet or government since their work can take them anyplace anywhere. Their job is to protect the entire system from criminal elements and they can go to any extend to make their job is done.
Besides being a space adventure, the show also comes with exciting gunfight sequences, stories about assassins and intergalactic secrets which make for a compelling watch. What makes ‘Killjoys’ stands out as a great show is that the magnificent universe which has been created within the series. There is an interesting history of this universe and of our leading characters which drives the story forward. The class wars among members of this planet also function as a mirror reflecting the social situations in our society within this universe to give the story a more humane outlook. If you have enjoyed watching the space thriller series, check out some of the must see TV shows like ‘Killjoys.’
5. Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013-)
You’ve got to be living under a rock for the past decade if you haven’t heard of the series ‘Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘ from ABC and Marvel. The first TV show made on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ follows the adventures of Phil Coulson and his associates who work for the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division. Their job is to protect the earth from the otherworldly threat and doing so in the most discreet manner possible. The character of Coulson is reprised by Clark Gregg whom we first met in ‘Iron-Man‘ (2008). Despite not being a series set in outer space, the reason ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ finds its mention on this list is because of the fact that here the characters are set in a realistic setting and the adventures they undertake are regarding events and antagonists which have to do with the outer world. This is in contrast with what we see in ‘Killjoys‘, where the entire story is set in the outer world, but the problems they face and the battles they fight are very much akin to ours.
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