[Guest Post]: On the Death of Stargate Universe: a TV Industry in Flux

By now sci-fi fans expect cancellation. They groan inwardly when SyFy cancels another awesome show, and yet they are not surprised. They saw Firefly beheaded; Dollhouse was murdered in its youth; Caprica went the same way; and the funeral procession for SGU has already been prepared.

TV Review: “Caprica” Season 1.0

Battlestar Galactica caught my attention from the get-go.  Instead of being a nerdy, technology-centric space opera, the series was based on human interaction and relationships.  The setting just happened to be outer space and the bad guys just happened to be sentient robots.  It was a relatively unique take on science fiction. After four seasons, [...]

Stargate Universe – A Little of This, A Little of That, A Lot of Awesome

Most people who read this blog know I’ve become a huge Stargate fanboy over the past few months, having run through the first third of SG-1 with my dad and Atlantis’ first season solo. So when SyFy announced Stargate Universe would be premiering this fall and “reinventing the wheel,” as their advertisements noted, I became [...]

Stargate Atlantis – Initial Impressions

Let me start this out the right way: I am now and forever a Stargate fanboy. Not the “mouthbreathing, pseudo-uneducated, mindlessly slaving away wishing the franchise would be reality and not understanding why not” kind of fanboy, but the loyal kind of fanboy who finds a franchise he enjoys and watches every episode available and [...]

Quirky, Cheesy Science Fiction

More than any other genre, I’m a science fiction person. I consider myself a fan of science fiction/fantasy (SFF) in general. I occasionally read straight fantasy, and I enjoy the genre a great deal, but what really gets me going is the technological and speculative end of the SFF spectrum. And more than that, I [...]