Granted, the Syfy program picked up elements of the Terry Gilliam 1995 silver screen (itself an adaptation and/or revisioning of a 1962 French short film titled La Jetée) but it took all of them, mixed them up, added a healthy mix of new characters, heavily expanded the mythology, and delivered something vastly meatier, something clearly intended for an audience hungry for long-form storytelling. How do you intelligently compare the properties? Any match-up is unfair as each has something different to say about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I won't belabor the point ... instead, I'll simply let you know that I noticed a collection of the entire Syfy run is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com. Those interested in checking it out can simply follow the link right here.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!