Black Mirror (season 4 episode 1)

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{5/5} “Press any button, they’re all the same.” Black Mirror season 4 episode 1, aired in 2017 Nanette wakes up and finds herself seemingly aboard a starship, like in “Star Trek.” She soon finds out that her boss at work, Robert, has stolen her identity and plans to force her to do his bidding in […]

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “Like… a coherent dream. Stable, rational. Longer I was there the more familiar it became. I remembered it — I remembered my life there. That’s the eerie part, like I was remembering my real life for the first time.” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams season 1, aired in 2017-18 In “The Hood Maker” telepaths […]

Star Trek: Discovery (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “I look around here and I just… I see people living their lives. Maybe it’s not normal to us but in their own way ordinary. The emperor was wrong, this is a home. And if we give the Federation targets to attack it won’t ever be the same.” Star Trek: Discovery season 1, aired […]

History of SF as a graphic chronology

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Here’s the history of science fiction, as drawn by Ward Shelley. Click on the image to blow it up: The History of Science Fiction You can find out more about it on Shelley’s website, here: Home Page: Ward Shelley (click on “History of Science Fiction”)

Major Crimes (season 6)

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{5/5} “It’s great that you understand the way Commander Raydor thinks but it might be better for… well, everyone, if you let her talk first. I mean, since she’s in charge.” Major Crimes season 6, aired in 2017-18 Rusty was a witness at Philip Stroh’s trial years ago. Stroh later escaped custody, and Sharon believes […]

Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist

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{4.5/5} “Digit really looks forward to the daily contacts as a source of entertainment. He often invites play by flopping over onto his back, waving his stumpy legs in the air, and looking at me smilingly as if to ask, ‘How can you resist me?’” Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist, aired in 2017 Dian […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Political Animals Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace Battlestar Galactica: Razor The Bourne Identity (1988) […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

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Here’s an update to this list. 5/5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5 5             4.75 Angel 5 5 5 5 5           5 Babylon 5 4.5 5 5 5 4.5           4.8 Battlestar Galactica 5 5 5 5       […]

TV shows

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Here is an update to this list. Comedy Best of the best Arrested Development The Big Bang Theory The IT Crowd (the first 2 seasons) Modern Family Mr. Bean New Girl (the first 2 seasons) Parks and Recreation Raising Hope (the first 3 seasons) Scrubs Runner ups Awkward. (the first season) Frasier Friends iCarly (the […]

Documentaries

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Lost in La Mancha Roger & Me Walking with Cavemen Walking with […]