Star Trek: Picard was actually really unexpected. I have never been a big Star Trek fanatic but I have watched episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Unfortunately I did not watch some of the movies that came out after the TV series ended. Still I know the premise and some of the backstory of some of the characters.
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Over the past two days I found a treasure! I watched one of the most exciting, innovating and so relatable in these times series - Amazon Prime's Original Series - Upload. If you haven’t watched the series yet, I recommend you head to Amazon Prime and you do so fast!
The Timeless Child retcon presents a problem for the long running British institution that is Doctor Who. I recognise that this isn’t exactly a hot take; the finale of Jodie Whitaker’s second season as The Doctor aired well over a month ago. However, I wasn’t on Vocal back then, so what are you going to do about it? Also, now that everyone has had their chance to watch it, you can’t complain about the massive spoilers I’ll be hurling about with almost spiteful abandon; you’ve been warned.
Doctor Who is notable for a number of things. The adventures through time and space, the police box shaped TARDIS, and of course, that epic theme tune. Over the years, we’ve been taken to many planets, seen new worlds, met new people, laughed, cried been shocked.
Whilst Doctor Who has never been shy of controversy and ever-expanding plots which baffle even the most loyal of viewers, a lot of fans have been taking to the internet recently to express one core theory they feel explains what has been a rather ambitious couple of series. With Jodie Whitakers first full-length episode debuting in 2018, fans were quite excited to see the actress bring the character into a new age, but things for the Doctor were a little bit different. Hurtling to Earth at an unfathomable speed as she watches the TARDIS burn up above her, the Doctor's crash-landing into the train below left many fans immediately gripped, and in some ways, immediately sidetracked from the core question: Why did the TARDIS crash and burn?
The series created by novelist and screenwriter Patrick Ness Class was short lived, but clearly left an impact on its fan base that's still going strong. The Doctor Who YA spinoff centred on The sixth formers of Coal Hill Academy all have their own secrets and desires. They have to deal with the stresses of everyday life including friends, parents, school work, sex, and sorrow, but also the horrors that come from time travel.
From being the present-day setting for Crazy Rich Asians, to being part of Westworld’s future world, Singapore is in the Hollywood spotlight again.
As of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about the various science fiction shows I’ve seen. Some are have been favourites for a long time and others are relatively new. Still, they’re all vastly entertaining and with so much variety out there, I decided to put together a list of 15 sci-fi shows that each provide and/or tackle something unique.
You've got to admire Red Dwarf's ability to continually come back from the brink. The series has appeared to be dead so many times over the years, only to pop up again a few years later. The fifth, sixth, eighth, ninth, tenth and twelfth series all looked like they could easily have been the last, and yet, here we are again, with a thirteenth installment of the long-running show.
Have you ever feared that making one decision might change your life forever? That one answer to a question, yes or no, would go on to be the defining factor of how your future plays out? That you will be locked down and stuck, regardless of how much you try to break out of the cycle?