Steampunk hasn't enjoyed a whole lot of success on the small screen. However, there have been some excellent examples of steampunk settings/stories featured on a few television shows.
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. Bruce Campbell, a Western setting, science fiction stories, and steampunk gadgets. Sounds like a winner, right? Wrong. This show went the way of Firefly. A wonderful show that just didn't get any traction. It ran back in 1993-1994.
|Fox, you need to bring this show back. And while you're at it, how about Firefly?|
|Not the movie version. It sucked!|
Avatar - The Last Airbender. Steampunk and Asian mythology. I watched this great show on Nicklodeon. It's filled with mysticism, legends, and steampunk airshps and battle ships. Did you see the spin-off, Legend of Korra? If not, go check it out NOW. In my opinion, The Avatar series is one of the best TV shows ever. And I can watch it with my kids. Not a whole lot of Asians on TV, so bravo to Nicklodeon!
|This film version sucked too! It did not do this great show any justice.|
Doctor Who - the long-running TV show (goes back to 1963) is a perfect fusion of true science fiction with steampunky elements. The show centers around a time/space traveling alien that can regenerate his body whenever he's severely injured and his machine called a TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space)
|Look at all that steampunk goodness!|