I don’t know why I always seem to have my posts go into the opposite order of their titles. I am not even doing this as a special figure of style! Anyway, I would like to start by a question I forgot to ask in my recent post about the website updates. I am lucky to have interacted with some of you who read and comment on this blog. Is there anything you would like to see me write about in future posts? I am open to suggestions, for as much as I have ideas, there might be topics related to my usual themes I didn’t think about or am planning to. I am not saying I would write about everything mentioned in comments as I might not be familiar enough to produce valid content, but I am putting this out here.
I’ve recently enjoyed the following posts linked below:
- Loki Fights Like a Girl, and That’s a Good Thing by Hannah Givens
- The Wookiee Gunner’s Guest Column for the Far Far Away Radio Blog by The Wookie Gunner
- Star Wars Rebels: Meet Sabine, a Mando’ad with Mandokarla by The Wookie Gunner
In between working on the final chapter of my upcoming book Women in Science Fiction Television, I have watched a few TV show episodes. I actually tried out the pilot of Star-Crossed. I wasn’t sure about it because I wasn’t very interested in a teenager focused new series, Science Fiction or not. Yet, I checked it and was positively surprised. It is not ground breaking series and it has the limits of its genre. I mean, why can’t be shows that focuses on characters who attend university? I mean it feels that between high school and active life in mid twenties or whatever, there is no existing room. It is tiring. What was good about the show was that it took place a little bit in the future and played the upgraded technology and civilization. It felt like a middle ground between the re-imagined V and Roswell. I’m not sure how long I’ll follow it, but I will check the next episode at least.
The other show I tried out is Almost Human. After squealing about it on Twitter, including how it feels like Blade Runner meets Lethal Weapon, I have been marathoning episodes, one after the other. I fell in love with this show and I hope it gets more seasons. The cast is impeccable, the story is compelling. I like how gritty the universe can be. The banter and dynamics between characters, especially main duet, is awesome. I’m already finishing the sixth episode! I always have an interest in the thematic of cyborgs and this show is smart and brilliant. I don’t know how I managed not to check it before tonight, but at least it means I can watch many episodes in a row!
On a final note, I have to share the trailer for Continuum season 3. I can’t wait for the show to be back on air. The end of the second season was one of the nastiest cliffhangers I have seen in a very long while.