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I suppose you could call me a sci fi nerd. I like Star Trek (TOS and the occasional TNG) The original Star Wars and plenty of other SF films.
Other TV i like is
Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Blakes 7, Farscape, Quantum Leap, Space A&B, BSG, Buff, Angel, Transformers amongst others
Off the top of my head
TV - Farscape, Stargate (SG1 and Atlantis), Battlestar Galactica (both old and new), Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, Torchwood,
Films - Star Wars, Stargate, Tron, 2001 Space Odyssey, Batteries Not Included, Close encounters..., men in black, superman, xmen... (the list goes on...and on)
also love the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy and Dirk Gently books
Oh yeah - another female for the list
I think I discovered sciffi when I was about twelve. It was Arthur Clarke's book A Fall of Moondust. I read all his books and short stories and in 12th grade wrote a ten page analysis of everything he wrote for an English class.
I remember Star Trek tos very very fondly. I saw it as a fifteen year old in its first run. My friend and I did mini plays on out tape recorder and traded with another friend. We didn't know we were part of fandom.
I watched all the other scifi shows that came on after, Space 1999, the one with the aliens attacking that had the women on the moon with blue hair, and of course Starlost. Anything SF.
I attended Equicon 1 in LA, the second ever trek convention with the infamous fire clearance problem as they sold about three times the memberships as they had room for people.
I've been going to conventions since the Denver Worldcon in 1982. I've only missed a couple of Loscons since then. I'm also a filker and love costumes.
I love the Star Wars movies, and Close Encounters, and most of the films of that time. I've seen Alien a few times, but never watched *that* scene.
My most recent favorites as movies are the Lord of the Rings movies, the Harry potter movies, V for Vendetta and War of the Worlds. Somehow both of the last two got the whole feeling just right.
I was immediately enthralled by Galactica. I loved DS9 and have long considered it my favorite show ever, but maybe its tied with Galactica now. Haven't written any fanfic for Galactica yet, but there's time.
I love the point of view of fans, especially those who throw room parties at conventions. Where else can you throw a party with a tub full of soda, some food and old movies on the tv, and have lots of people pass through?
One of the things I like best about Galactica is the death/rebirth of society theme. You had professions, infrastructure, laws, homes, and an expectation that tomorrow would be more or less like today. Now you have people in power who do what they want, and people who's only luck was surviving who do what they're told. Its very feudal.
I can't wait until we find out if the spoilers are right for Crossroads pt 2 and its going to be a really long wait until January.
Most call me Dez or Dezzie,
I adore a good Sci-fi movie or series on tv. Key word "good". Truth be said about me, I have a rather short attention span when a series first comes out. Boy, if those writers/directors don't have my attention right away forget about giving it another chance. I'm selective. I'm outta there.
What do I look for in an episode worthy of my hour is an original storyline? Engaging character development, continuity, promise of brilliant actors, a storyline that eventually goes somewhere rather than heavy filler -- Hey, I told you I was picky.
Personally I love a good Joss Whedon production; Firefly, Buffy, Angel, not necessarily in that particular order. Joss isn't afraid to marinate the story a bit, let things simmer at a slow and even pace. What's the rush after all? Good storytelling takes time.
And he's all about the shock factor. The roller coaster ride of emotions we feel when we are engaged in his productions. A good Buffy or Angel episode can lift your spirit with delight and then in 1 trailing episode, he's got us in some hell dimension feeling totally despaired that our beloved characters are never going to be okay again. And sometimes they most definitely are not. I never cried more while clinching my remote control.
*Sniff, why Wes*
But I also rather enjoy vintage Star Wars, Star Trek, or Next Gen episodes. And I am currently having a love affair with Heroes and Lost. Okay, I'm sucked into the guessing aspect of the show. I rather like to be teased. I want to learn just enough to keep wondering what the frack is going on -- PROVIDED these teaser episodes eventually manifest into a reasonable explanation for what the heck I've been guessing about for "X" amount of seasons. Then it's good. Really good. Really, really g-o-o-o-o-o-o-d.
But I swear if Lost is just 1 long dream Vincent the dog is having, I'm gonna blow a cog!
AND I adore BSG in case that wasn't assumed already ...
So that's my sci-fi contribution. I'm Dez. Another female poster here at tv.com.
Now where's the beer?
|I have probably been a sci-fi fan longer than any other specific genre. My father introduced me to Star Trek and other sci-fi when I was young. I actually took a 3 hour course on Sci-Fi film & literature in college. We watched many films and read Lewis Space Trilogy. I do prefer true, intelligent science fiction that uses the "fiction" to discuss themes & questions of society and ethical issues. Themes like: Can that which man creates have a soul? Which is clearly a prominent theme of BSG and also in films like Blade Runner (one of my favorites), A.I., Metropolis, etc. I also really like religious themes in sci-fi. I really love Herbert's Dune series for this reason, and BSG. So Battlestar really falls in line with the perfect form of science fiction for me. I even prefer it over Star Trek because of the greater emphasis on a serialized story format. |
TV: Star Trek, Star Trek: TNG, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager (my favorite Trek), Roswell, The 4400, Dune, Children of Dune, The Twilight Zone
Movies: Blade Runner, Alien, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Gattaca, Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Dune, Minority Report, The Island, Star Wars
My Sci-Fi background:
Star Trek (all series, all movies, some novels [I've read 20+ from varying series])
Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis
Lost (If you call it sci-fi...)
Torchwood premieres here in Australia tomorrow night, so it'll be interesting to watch, although I could never sit through Dr Who.
As well as numerous sci-fi movies, my favourites include:
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
The Stargate movie
and many others I can't think of at the moment. I've been watching sci-fi since I was 7, and I'm 19 now. Its what has got me interested in science, and I'm currently undertaking a bachelor of science!
Been watchin SciFi since I was born. For as long as I can remember my father used to make me watch which I fell in love with though:
Star Trek Films
Star Trek The Next Generation
Stargate The Movie
Stargate Atlantis F
Battlestar Galactica (Original and New)
Children of Dune
2001 A Space Odyssey
Other things too, just do not feel like listing.