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    Posted on Jun 24, 2017

    18 Special Effects From This Old ‘90s Sci-Fi Show That Are Hilariously Lazy AF

    Special effects have come a long way.

    There's an old TV show called Sliders about a group of people who travel to parallel universes. It's one of my favorite series', but recently I was rewatching and couldn't help but be distracted by how remarkably bad some of the special effects are. In their defense, it was the '90s, but let's take a moment to look at some of the bad, sad, lackluster efforts.

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    1. Let's start with this very '90s, blatantly CGI city.

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    2. Or this mall in the sky that's clearly just the escalators at Universal Studios with some very bad CGI on top.

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    3. Or this little girl with wings, flying around casually.

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    4. One time they showed an icy version of San Francisco that featured a poorly photoshopped frozen Golden Gate Bridge.

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    5. There was also a fake looking tidal wave crashing through the city.

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    6. And after climbing a building to avoid that fake looking wave, the group then evaded an even faker looking shark.

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    7. Anytime they encountered creatures, they always looked bad. Just take a look at this CGI-saurus.

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    8. Or this hilariously bad creature that emerged from underground.

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    9. And this fake-ass giant scarab that scurried around a pyramid killing people.

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    10. There was even a sad, fire-breathing digital dragon.

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    11. The digital dragon wound up getting stabbed in the heart with a sword.

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    12. Then died a sad, digital dragon death.

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    13. In one episode the group ripped a hole in the fabric of time and destroyed an entire world, which sounds epic, until you see the subpar special effects used to depict it.

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    14. In another episode, the Sliders briefly visited a world that was fully engulfed in flames, though it looked more like a world immersed in cheap green screens.

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    15. Whether it was random stuff that had no chance at looking realistic, like a kid wakeboarding in the eye of a twister.

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    16. Or two dudes throwing a fireball at each other.

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    17. Or a world occupied by giants that had a low budget Honey, I Shrunk The Kids aesthetic.

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    18. Sliders never failed to take profound creative leaps, no matter how visually challenging they were! (Like attempting to show what traveling to parallel universes would look like inside of a wormhole.)

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