HOLLY: How simple do you want this?
RIMMER: Ah, so Lister can understand it.
HOLLY: Oh dear.
I have found, on various occasions, that it
can be quite difficult to explain the premise of a favorite
television show, book or movie in a quick, concise manner. More often than not, any explanation results in the glazing of eyes, complete and utter confusion or deep concern.
The following is an attempt to describe the main idea and important details behind as many of the shows, books, etc. mentioned on this site in 500 words or less. It's not easy! In most cases, it is easiest to simply quote or paraphrase the premise supplied. Material taken straight from the source is in pink and any additional or original comments entries and information provided by me are noted in white.
Below, are links to these mini-guides. However, should you be far too busy or (impatient) to read the full guide, I have attempted to do the imopssible and included a one-sentance summary below the link.
While there are other things that should proably be added to this section, I've managed to put up three summaries. So until I get 'round to putting up some more...
There are no rules and no Federation as Star Trek's first crew, on the first starship Enterprise, attempt to make "First Contact" with the Universe.
This sci-fi comedy shows just what happens when a slob, a hologram, a Cat-man, a senile computer, a deranged mechanoid and a gal from a parallel universe are stuck together for too long, three million years in the future.
A cult sci-fi TV-show about scientist who is randomly tossed throughout time to right wrongs, with the help of his holographic friend.