Category TV

Heroism happens in all genders

Science fiction and fantasy are not shy of heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione Granger, Susan Ivanova, Beverly Crusher, Zoe Washburne, Arwen, Éowyn, Laura Roslin, Merida, and Lois Lane, just to name a few. Creators of science fiction and fantasy love to show us what’s […]

Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

I’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, wrote a fan letter to “Buck Rogers” Gil Gerard, and never missed a TWILIGHT ZONE or STAR TREK rerun. Some of my favorite movies were THE TIME MACHINE (1960), TIME […]


New science fiction shows are a constant source of excitement in the Fox household. No matter how many times the best or most promising ones get cancelled, we’re still full of hope at every new opportunity. So, when Helix was announced on the SyFy channel, we settled in to watch. The show had a promising […]

Science fiction music explores technology and alternate realities

The year is 2036 and we now live in a grim world. Art and culture have been outlawed and freedom is a thing of the past. But in a secret location, a rebellion is forming. A rebellion of dancing soldiers… This is the premise of the new video from Jabbawockeez, an eight-member hip-hop dance crew […]

Marvel Puzzle Quest & Almost Human

Yikes! February is almost over and I nearly missed my blog date AGAIN! This time I can totally blame the hubby. He introduced me to Marvel Puzzle Quest and all I can say is thank all the powers that be that I’m not on a horrific deadline because I am ADDICTED. I don’t play a […]

Dirk Gently and the short, quirky science fiction show that didn’t suck

I heard the words, “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things,” while hunched over my laptop at the dining table. I couldn’t see the TV but I could see my husband. “Is that Dirk Gently?” I asked. Voice infused with incredulity, he said, “How did you know? It’s only the first minute of the show.” He […]

Eureka! A little retro revival…

If my resolution this year was to “remember when I’m supposed to blog” I’ve already failed! But this week, I remembered… a few minutes ago. I haven’t read a lot of sci-fi books or watched a lot of movies lately – between the holidays, a sick cat and two deadlines, I’ve been busy, busy, busy. […]

SF in 2014

2014 is going to be great! There’s so much to look forward to. As we made this list of what we’re looking forward to from SF in 2014, we got all distracted by geeking out about how much fun it was all going to be. TV Sense8 is a Netflix series debuting in late 2014. […]

Deck the halls with geekiness

Happy holidays! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, Festivus, Hogmanay, New Year’s, Epiphany/Three Kings Day, Boxing Day or the birthdays of science fiction authors Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick on December 16, it’s that time of year for festive foods and gift giving. We had a geeky yuletide at our house. Many […]

The awesomeness that is Wesley Crusher

HAHAHA – gotcha! You thought I’d lost my mind, didn’t you? Seriously, though, despite my indifference to Wesley Crusher as a character (I didn’t feel the savage hatred some others did), since then, I’ve discovered a love of Wil Wheaton. Of course, his tweets are generally amusing as hell. He’s also had some awesome bit […]