If you like “Cowboy Bebop”, then you might enjoy…

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Spike Spiegel is a bounty hunter. Together with his partners Jet Black, Faye Valentine , Edward and their dog Ein they hunt across the galaxy looking for any high bounty fugitives to bag.

Animes,

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Humanity left Earth to populate thousands of planets around the galaxy, but when they later wanted to come home a war started. The universal government of the Gaia Coalition declares Earth a sacred, and thus inaccessible, place. This finally managed to stop the war. The infamous space pirate Captain Harlock travels with his unmatched powerful flagship, the Arcadia, to fulfill an unknown purpose. Yama is chosen to infiltrate the Arcadia and discover what Captain Harlock`s goal is.

It was an OK movie. It was not anything special. It was more than good enough to watch one time, but I will probably never see it again.

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Fuu Kasumi, a waitress at a small tea house, accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers, the wrong kind of customer. This leads to her being harassed by a group of samurai. Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop for help, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild break-dance like fighting technique. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to also pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of sword fighting. There fight end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate’s son.

The two samurai are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires them as her bodyguard to help her find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers. They reluctantly agree to assist her with her search, and so starts their adventure to find this mysterious samurai warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other.

Samurai Champloo follows the journey of Fuu, Mugen, and Jin in an epic quest set in an alternate Edo period full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to a hip-hop themed soundtrack.

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The main character Major Motoko Kusanagi is a deadly cyborg and the squad leader of Section 9, the Japanese government’s military unit tasked with fighting terrorism and cyber warfare. They have to fight the Laughing Man, a terrorist who orchestrated a kidnapping and extortion plot many years ago who has suddenly reappeared. Motoko and her squad are drawn into a deadly game where they have to use all their expertise to survive.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is one of the better animes out there. It’s an influential anime that all anime lovers should watch.

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Gene Starwind and his partner Jim Hawking run a small business on the planet Centinel 3. They claim that they can do any job. One day they are hired by a woman to be her bodyguard. Unknown to them, she is an outlaw in disguise, which is kind of awkward because Gene makes money on the side by bounty hunting. They are unwillingly trusted into a mystery where they have to deal with intergalactic cops, pirates, aliens and assassins. Luckily for them, they have the galaxy’s most advanced ship on their side.

Outlaw Star ranges from light-hearted humour to dark philosophical questioning. Gene Starwind kind of reminds me of Starlord, which is a very good thing. If you are into animes then you should definitely give this one a try.

Both shows are about space cowboy like bounty hunters. Starwind and Spike are two main characters that feel quite the same and both are also really cool.

TV-shows,

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Captain Malcolm ‘Mal’ Reynolds, a former galactic war veteran, is the captain of the transport ship Serenity. He is kind of like Han Solo from Star Wars, a small time smuggler hiding behind his legal transport services. His crew consists of Zoe, his old war buddy and Wash, the pilot and Jayne Cobb, the muscle and Kaylee Frye, the mechanic and Simon Tam, the medic and River, Simon`s sister and Inara Serra, a courtesan and Shepherd Book, a preacher.Together they do any jobs, legal or illegal.They travels across the outskirts of outer space sparking up trouble wherever they go.

This is a superb show. I can’t fathom why it got cancelled after only one season. I want a new show like this.

Wild west shows in space with interesting characters, and both are must watch shows.

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A trio of bounty hunters lives in a solar system ruled by a tyrannical class based corporation known as the company. They live hard, party all night, and they work for an Independent interplanetary organization of assassins and retrieval experts called R.A.C. People working for R.A.C. is known as Killjoys. Killjoys only follows one law and that is “The Warrant is all”.

Killjoys dos not have the biggest budget, but it still manages to be a very cool show.

Both shows has bounty hunters ans set in the similar-ish gritty future.

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Astronaut John Crichton is on an experimental space mission to test a new spacecraft slingshoting around the globe. He is accidentally is accidentally sucked into a wormhole and emerged into the midst of an intergalactic conflict far out in the universe. He joins the crew on Moya ( a living sentient bio-mechanical space ship ) who picked him up after his unfortunate wormhole ride. He has to get to grips with living among alien creatures wielding deadly technology and being hunted by the Peacekeepers, a merciless military race.

This is a cool sciences fiction show, but not the best. I could for some reason not stomach the actor playing John Crichton. I had problems with him when he was on SG-1 also. This is probably just me, and many will likely disagree with me on this. If you have no problems with him, then this show might be pretty good, absolutely worth watching.

Farscape might not be about bounty hunters, but the show still have a similar-ish feel to it.

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A spaceship out in the farthest reaches of space is on its way to a remote mining colony. Inside it has a crew of six people who has had their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on board. The ship has a cargo bay full of weapons and the mining colony is about to become a war zone.

It looks like this show has a low-budget, but it is still a great show. I like it.

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The secret of the Stargate’s ninth chevron is discovered. It opens a gate to the unmanned starship Destiny, an experiment launched by the Ancients hundreds of millennia ago. A team of explorers from Earth, led by Dr. Nicolas Rush and Colonel Everett Young, are sent to investigate this starship. They get trapped on the ship, unable to change its programmed mission, and is forced to complete its original mission. They travel far out into the universe, in a distant galaxy, encountering new races and enemies.

I know some SG-1 fans dislike SG-Universe, but I love it. It a little darker than the other SG shows, but that actually makes it better. Sad it only lasted two seasons.

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Commander Sinclair commands a giant five-mile long cylindrical space station. It orbits a planet in neutral space and has become a diplomatic centre for different interstellar empires. Between handling troubles between the different empires ambassadors Commander Sinclair also has to fight internal strife in the Earth Alliance.

I can’t understand why Sheldon Coper hates Babylon 5, it’s an absolute terrific series. So much tension and drama between the different sides. A complex and excellent show. I guess one thing that makes it so great is that this is a five season long tale. All the seasons were planned out to make one story before they started producing it. I wish more series could try that.

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The Cylons returns and devastate the human population. Only a ragtag fleet of refugees defended by Commander Adama and his crew of the ship Battlestar Galactica and lead by President Laura Roslin. They are searching for the fabled lost thirteenth colony, Earth, while they are doing their best to flee from the Cylon.

Battlestar Galactica is one of the best TV-Shows of all time. Even people who hate sci-fi might enjoy this show.

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The year is 2046 and over 30 years have passed since aliens arrived. They drastically altered earth by terraforming it and colonizing it. In the frontier town of Defiance the different alien species and humans are living side by side. This off course is not without tension between the different spices, which makes for a lot of small, and not so small, problems to overcome.

This is a great post-apocalyptic show. I really hope it will get many more seasons.

Movies,

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The spaceship Serenity is harbouring a fugitive passenger that is hunted the government. The crew of Serenity have t evade this totalitarian regime and their military might who will do anything to get their greasy hands on this passenger. Serenity is a movie that continues the story from the TV show Firefly.

Serenity is an awesome action packed science fiction movie. If you for some strange reason never have watched Firefly then you will still be able to enjoy this movie. Serenity is a movie that you absolutely should try. It also has Summer Glau in it, she is such a hottie.