TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

Cast: Steve Carell, John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz, Diana Silvers, Tawny Newsome, Jimmy O. Yang, Don Lake Episodes: 10 Genre: Comedy, Hard SF Broadcaster: Netflix First Aired: 29/05/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Inspired by the terrible idea of the same name, Space Force is the latest in a series of new SF-based comedies hitting our screens. Following the natural … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Space Force, Season 1

TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Cast: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Sila, Mel Blanc, Tim O'Connor, Thom Christopher, Jay Garner, Wilfrid Hyde-White Seasons: 2 Episodes: 32 Genre: Time Travel, Space Opera Broadcaster: NBC First Aired: 1979-1981 Verdict: 3/5 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is the epitome of cheese. It's a glorious, nonsensical world of ham acting, scantily clad women, … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

TV REVIEW: Babylon 5

Starring: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Jerry Doyle, Bill Mumy, Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway,  Patricia Tallman, Andrea Thompson,  Jason Carter, Michael O'Hare, Julia Caitlin Brown, Tobert Rusler, Mary Kay Adams, Tracy Scoggins Episodes: 111 (+6 spin off-films and a 13-part spin-off series Crusade) Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: PTEN/TNT … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Babylon 5

TV REVIEW: Upload, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Zainab Johnson, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards Episodes: 10 Genre: Cyberpunk/Romantic Comedy Broadcaster: Amazon Prime First Aired: 01/05/2020 Verdict: 4/5 Upload is a new series in which someone dies and finds themselves in a bizarre afterlife in which they don't belong. But don't make the mistake of assuming this … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Upload, Season 1

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one of … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12

-Major Spoilers for the entire series- Starring: Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, Toisin Cole, Bradley Walsh Episodes: 10 Genre: Time Travel Broadcaster: BBC Verdict: 3/5 After a year's break, Doctor Who returned to our screens earlier this year with a season that was even more controversial than the last. Before dive in to the finale that … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Doctor Who, Series 12

THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020

As we head into the futuristic space year 2020, it's time to look ahead at what sort of SF we're going to be treated to. This list is by no means comprehensive, as I'm not the omniscient superbeing I'd like to be. But here's a sampling of what we can look forward to. All dates … Continue reading THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME: Upcoming SF in 2020