The best science fiction television from every decade.
Writing: The Imposter Syndrome
My last article on Class focused primarily on the death of innocence, which is something all of the teenage characters go through throughout the TV (and audio spin-off) series. None more so than Tanya Adeola, the youngest of the group and although the smartest, suffers with severe imposter syndrome.
People of Earth
Alien conspiracy theories and alien abduction allegations have been circling our society since at least the 1950s. With little to no evidence of whether these things are true or false. As well as complete government denial for decades. Many of these alien allegations and experiences have been looked at as just crazy talk. Even today in the year 2021, if you came out and told people we had specific species of aliens that have been watching and living among us. People would look at you like you were absolutely bonkers. Yet everyone can agree that there must be other life forms out there on other planets. In the world of People of Earth, a TBS science fiction comedy series, alien conspiracy theories come to life in a world similar to ours. The people of small town Beacon, New York socially shun the alien “conspiracy” group called StarCrossed. While we the viewers see that the aliens are in fact real and abducting people.
Firefly Fans Will Like The Expanse
For science fiction fans, there are a lot more options now than there used to be. Sometimes I start watching a series on streaming channels and lose interest, but sometimes a great one comes along that doesn’t fit into the usual worlds of Star Trek or Star Wars.
What Sci Fi to Watch After Firefly
I'm not a sci fi buff, I'll admit. I've never even seen any of the original Star Trek episodes. But I recently moved in with my beau who is all about sci fi, so he's been catching me up on what he considers must-sees. I've actually really enjoyed the shows we've watched together so far: Firefly and Dark Matter. Our next show on the docket is The Expanse. I've only seen the first two episodes so far, and I'm already hooked. I'll be a science fiction buff yet!
Submitted for your approval...
Submitted for your approval. Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone is one of my favorite television series. It has influenced and motivated my writing and most importantly my interest in selecting binge-worthy shows. My love for this iconic show has influenced most of what I watch, possibly what I read, and how I write. The superior writing of the show has stood up to the test of time. I aspire to be as clever and skilled at creating stories that appear so normal but end just as twisted as the stories of the show. I search for shows that have intelligent topics, horror, science fiction, political implications, human interest elements, social significance and relevance, and characters I can relate to in their search for…well, whatever. Most of the people in the world of Twilight suffer from prejudice, avarice, selfishness, cruelty, narcissism, and arrogant. There has to be humor, aliens, space travel, witchcraft, drama, chaos, order, ghosts, diversity, monsters, horror and a little bit of crazy all with a melodramatic and suspenseful twist. I watched the Twilight Zone religiously. I sat in front of the television as a young child with tiny hands which cupped my chin in awe and spellbound with the quality of entertainment in all things Twilight. Summited for your approval, was the unforgettable opening line that reeled me in as the cliché suggests hook, line, and sinker. “There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast ad space, and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the submit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.” Not everybody loves the show, but I’m positive that most people on the planet Earth and possibly other galaxies have heard of the television show. In Black & White, these stories are clear and crisp in their presentations of the human condition. The anthology presents a moral tale or fable that should teach us what our futures will be if we don’t adhere to the principles of treating all of mankind well, not just the man or women in the mirror. One of my favorite episodes was “The Eye of the Beholder.” It told the tale of a young woman who was having a surgical procedure to correct her disfigurement. Can you imagine sitting so close to the television that the gleam from the light almost blinded you? Now what do you think happened when the bandages were removed from the ugly woman’s face. “The doctor yells, “No Change” and I see the face of a beauty queen. And the camera pans out and I witness the distorted and contorted faces of the hospital staff who resemble adult pigs. My brothers chased me through the house all week holding their noses to the side to mimic the ‘pretty’ people. Well, after I screamed, I cried and then understood. She was not pretty, not in her world. Later, influenced by this episode I devised a saying of my own, “Beauty is an inside job.”
If Star Trek, Then Stargate SG-1
What do you love about your favorite series? I know. It’s an unfair question considering that different shows make us feel different ways—all of which are good! But whether you like to solve a complex mystery, enjoy a good cry, or crave a laugh-out-loud comedy, there’s got to be the one genre that you lean towards more than others. No? Well, I do. I lean in hard when it comes to science fiction.
Don't know what to watch next? Star Trek.
Despite system recommendations or even our own list of saved-up shows to watch later, it feels like nothing could possibly fill the void of the show we just finished.
If Supernatural, then this trio of sci-fi stories
When I read the prompt for this challenge, I was first struck by the idea that there could be a formula that would encapsulate all of the different shows and movies that I enjoy, given that I like stories from a variety of different genres. I started wondering if I could figure out what elements made them so appealing if I focused on science fiction. The result was a list of qualities I need to find in a show in order to enjoy it, followed by a list of recommended shows.
Top 10 Sci-Fi Series On Netflix
#01 Snowpiercer (2020-) Watch it if you love: winter and trains Plot: Seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a perpetually-moving train that circles the globe, where class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out.
THE DARK CRYSTAL, Age of Resistance
THE DARK CRYSTAL, Age of Resistance If you enjoyed TV shows such as The Muppet Babies, movies such as The Labyrinth and The Never-Ending Story, you’ll love the 2019 Netflix series THE DARK CRYSTAL – age of resistance. What do these titles have in common? They all used some sort of animatronic in their casting. Animatronics refers to mechatronic puppets. They are a modern variant of the automaton and are often used for the portrayal of characters in films and in theme park attractions.
MST3K: My Escape
I get home from work. I'm tired. I want nothing more than to rest and not think. But there are dishes to be done. And the sound of water running and dishes clanging after my long day will be overwhelming. So I put on my noise cancelling headphones, connect it to my blutooth adapter, set my Roku box to the Shout channel, and start up... the movie.
Traveling back in time to find love.
I gotta say, I have a bit of a binging addiction. Once I find a show that I like (sometimes even when I don’t like it), I’ll stay glued to the TV until there’s an ending. I have to say, though, one of my biggest pet-peeves is watching a show that ends a season in a cliff-hanger, especially if I have to wait a full damn year to watch what happens. But that time, I’ve watched so many other things in the meantime, read so many books, posts and whatnot, that I can’t even remember why I was so annoyed that it ended how it ended.