When I opened my email from Amazon listing their First Read selections for November I noticed one of the books is listed in a category I hadn’t seen before - Geek Fiction. Book genres and categories can have blurry boundaries anyway but this label seems to be very loosely defined.
Most of the movie 2036 Origin Unknown is Katee Sackhoff alone in a room talking to herself, a computer screen, a smartphone, or an AI represented by a giant Magic 8-Ball. Since this is a science fiction movie, it’s hard not to be reminded of a bottle episode of your favorite genre show.
There’s an article over on The Atlantic about this Annalee Newitz poster that the article’s author purchased. It seemed to be an odd quote to be immortalized in poster form so he investigated. The result is an interesting look into e-commerce that’s worth the read.
12 Monkeys concluded this week with episodes ten and eleven. Eleven seems like an odd number of episodes for a season but these last two are really one long TV movie. I have to admit that I liked the finale more after thinking about it than I did while watching it.
The final season of 12 Monkeys continues this week with episodes seven, eight, and nine. We get answers about Cole’s mother and the weapon but the answers come with some losses. And the ouroboros theme is still in full effect.
The final season of 12 Monkeys continues this week with episodes four, five and six. We get trips to the wild (and weird) West, the swinging Sixties, and the one time period that time travel shows can’t resist.
The final season of 12 Monkeys kicked off this week with three episodes where the characters must deal with the events and revelations from last season. And we have to discuss Jennifer Goines, International Woman of Mystery.
If I hadn’t been scrolling through the cable channel schedule to see what was on Sunday I would have missed the two episodes of Ghosted that Fox aired. The show hasn’t been officially cancelled yet but burning off episodes during the summer with no promotion isn’t a good sign.
The first season of Krypton ended this week with so many twists and turns that no matter what you were expecting, something caught you by surprise. Without being too spoilery (yet) I’ll also say the finale left a loose thread or two for next season (if you haven’t heard, the show was renewed.)
Okay, hope is a four letter word in general but you know what I mean. On the penultimate episode of this season of Krypton there is still some hope of stopping Brainiac. But of course the resistance disagrees on how to do it. Plus the Zod family drama intensifies and we see the Cape again.
And by Strange I mean Adam Strange. We learn a little more about the Earthman determined to be the hero of this story. Plus Black Zero’s leader, Zod family drama, a surprise appearance (or two), and an awkward skimmer ride make this week’s episode of Krypton a “Savage Night.”
In case you’ve forgotten, Blindspot is that show about an amnesiac tattooed woman who works with a team of federal agents (yes, it’s still on the air). This week’s episode had a special guest star who made an explicit connection to a famous Stargate character.
On this week’s episode of Krypton “Transformation” we see the fallout from last week’s events and a look at two very different parents and their relationships with their children. Plus Adam Strange does stuff and an update on The Cape.
While the first episode of the new season focused on introducing new characters, the next two were bringing us up to speed on what was happening with the survivors of last season. One question jumps out at me (and probably most viewers) about a character. Oh, and something shocking happened.
At the end of last week’s episode of Krypton a character revealed their real identity. This week the implications of that reveal started to play out with potentially long term consequences. And someone else’s reveal will change things as well.
Season 3 of Fear the Walking Dead ended in a way that gave the new showrunners plenty of room to make changes. The Season 4 premiere wastes no time showing some of those changes by introducing us to some new characters in a new location.
I watched the original Lost in Space as reruns back in the 1970s but it never rose to must-watch status for me the way the original Star Trek did. The campiness of the third season didn’t appeal to me the way it did for a lot of others. So I wasn’t bothered by the idea of a more serious reboot.
Syfy’s one-two space opera punch of The Expanse and Krypton makes it easier for someone like me to keep watching due to being too lazy to change channels. Of course Krypton suffers in comparison to The Expanse in pretty much every way but I’m not as negative on the show as the A.V. Club.
While Nightwing is generally associated with Dick Grayson, his alter ego’s name was actually inspired by a Kryptonian hero. I could see Krypton having Seg-El don a costume and be the hero Kandor needs. I also have an idea about a Kryptonian Nightwing turning up on Supergirl.
If you are already missing Black Mirror Netflix released a two minute mini-episode to tide you over. In that brief running time it manages to capture the elements of Black Mirror that keep bringing us back for more.