In an earlier post or two, I’ve said that it’s time to move on from the Star Trek franchise and create a new SF TV franchise. Why? Because Star Trek was a show built around the concerns and issues of the latter half of the twentieth century; it is now time for a show that examines the issues of the nascent twenty-first century.
We’ve had a few SF shows come and go since then, and most of their formats have been pretty familiar (some of which because they were reboots). But I was recently reminded of a show format that hasn’t been used in science fiction television for literally forty years: That of the TV series Search. Maybe this particular format is due for a comeback.