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TV Thursday – Letter B

Babylon 5 (1994-1998)

A space station in neutral territory is the focus of a unique five year saga. – IMDb

Source: Babylon 5 Wiki.

Source: Babylon 5 Wiki.

Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009)

When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet – the last of humanity – as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth. – IMDb

Source: Battlestar Galactica Wiki.

Source: Battlestar Galactica Wiki.

Beauty and the Beast (2012-Present)

Detective Catherine Chandler (Kristin Kreuk), shaken to the core over the fact that everything she thought she knew about her life has been a lie, is determined to get answers to the secrets that have been revealed about her family. – IMDb

Source: Beauty and the Beast Wiki.

Source: Beauty and the Beast Wiki.

Bionic Woman (2007)

A reimagining of the popular 1970s TV series about a female athlete who is given bionic strength. – IMDb

Source: Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia.

Birds of Prey (2002-2003)

In the future, long after the Batman has driven himself into exile, his legacy lives on in the form of the Birds of Prey–Black Canary, Oracle, and the Huntress. – IMDb

Source: Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

A young girl, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends. – IMDb

Source: Wikipedia.

Source: Wikipedia.

Shows I want to check out starting with a B: Beauty and the Beast (1987-1990).

Book Progress, Battlestar Galactica Video and Writing, Feminism, Media Related Links

I have some TV reviews to write and share on the site, but I didn’t get around to work on them as the past few days have been focused on my book Women in Science Fiction Television. I am proud to say that the introduction is now completed and in my proofreader’s hands. It was my last bit of writing to do for the project.

I have since then been going through the guidelines from the collection’s director and worked on preparing all the 22 illustrations for the different sections of the book. Screen capping went well though I was happy for Photoshop so I could polish them all! And I also wrote all the captions and sources for everything.

The last bit of work I have left before sending everything to the publisher is the formatting. I’m glad that the guidelines are very clear and detailed, especially since formatting is somewhat my nemesis when it comes to editing!

Given the topic of the book, this is why I thought it was the perfect timing to  an older Battlestar Galactica video of mine on YouTube. We’re All Part of This Journey is a tribute to the female characters of the show, with a focus on early fourth season.

Links: Writing, Feminism, Disability, Star Wars, X-Men, Birds of Prey

AcWriMo Recap

Now that November has  come and gone, I look back at what I accomplished during my first participation to AcWriMo. After a failed attempt at NaNoWriMo a few years ago, I wasn’t so sure that I was going to do that well, but I was surprised in a very good way. My final word count for AcWriMo is the following:

  • 25,482 (2 book chapters and 1 paper)
  • 9,805 (17 blog posts)
  • TOTAL: 35,287

I feel very accomplished with all of this, but I know that having had specific projects to work on helped me a lot. I hope I can take part next year, because it was a very enriching experience, either when it comes to “pure” writing, or about the feeling of community. I was glad to get to know fellow academics during this month and even take part to one AcWriMo Twitter chat at some point. I hope to be able to be part of the AcWri community on Twitter as well in the rest of the year, when it’s not AcWriMo.

Right now I am working on a fourth chapter of my book Women in Science Fiction Television. So far, I am struggling with the introduction, but I have all the detailed structure so that does help. Goal is to finish that chapter by the end of December (if possible before Christmas, since this is a shorter one in comparison to the previous ones I wrote).

I am also still catching up with TV. Plan is to (finally) watch Falling Skies and Game of Thrones third seasons during the Christmas break.Besides those, I also plan on watching the remaining episodes of Lost Girl, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Tomorrow People, Beauty and the Beast, before all of those get the mid season break.

This week, I watched an oldie I had never seen before. I watched all of the only season of Birds of Prey (2002-2003) because I had wanted to see it when it came out. I was also curious to see Rachel Skarsten younger, since I adore her as Tamsin in Lost Girl. I really enjoyed the show and the characters. I wish it had lasted longer to be honest. I liked the three main characters, but my favorite is Oracle. I just think she was such an interesting character! It’s the first time I watch a TV show or movie based on comics, and in which I see a character who actually makes me eager to read the comics they were featured in!

The two only things that I wasn’t big on in Birds of Prey were the flashback when Oracle was shown as Batgirl. I can’t help it, any bat related costume just makes me laugh like silly. And the other one was how I found Dr. Harleen Quinzel/Harley Quinn an extremely caricature-like and boring character. I thought it was a bit of a shame, because the trio of protagonists could have benefited from a more interesting enemy. Once again, I am not familiar with the character in the comics, but she just bored me.

Last year when I traveled to Texas, I watched the pilot of Once Upon a Time, at the friend’s I was staying with. I had enjoyed what I had seen, despite not having been blown away in comparison to other shows I fell in love at first sight in a more significant fashion. Since I am running a little out of shows to watch, I decided to pick this one again. I am currently (re) watching the second episode of the first season, as I had forgotten I had actually seen it along with the pilot. I am curious to see how it continues to unfold.