• Television

    What I’m Watching Lately

    by Back in the first few weeks of the COVID shutdown, back when I still thought I’d be back at work in 8-10 weeks, I did a couple of blog posts about old TV SF, covering my childhood, my teen years, and my 20s. There was nostalgia, there was wistfulness, there was a stirring of the idea to go and visit some of these old friends again. Well, I’ve recently spent some time tracking down some of those old friends, along with discovering a couple of new ones. Unsurprisingly, I’m a little scattered and eclectic about it. I’ve managed to OD on binge-watching things in the past (and my definition…

  • Television

    TV SF of the 90s – The Stuff I Watched

    by The 90s were an odd time. My 20s. Most of my university career, a wedding, our first house, the birth of our first child. I feel like I watched less television than earlier in my life. There were a lot of short-lived SF shows in the 1990s and most of them didn’t find traction with me. There’s one exception in the list below. Most of my favourites had a little more traction. Babylon 5 had that grand vision from the first episode. A wide galaxy filled with aliens and alliances and politics, plus a lot of conflict brewing in the background. The first season was hit and miss, but…

  • Life,  Television

    The TV SF of my formative years – Pre-1980s

    by By which I mean shows made before the 1980s, although a couple of them spill over a bit. A couple of these, I didn’t actually discover until about 1990 and living on my own in second year university. I made an offhand comment on Facebook a couple of days ago that I was searching out the “greatest SF television of my formative years” for stretched out binge watching during the shutdown. (As previously noted on more than one occasion, I’m not wired to be able to do standard binge-watching. I can’t do one thing for that long at a time.) I even listed the shows I was after, most…