It’s here!!! Yup, we don’t even have to wait until October this year, AMC is giving us a prequel series: Fear The Walking Dead. It’s the perfect way to prepare yourself for a zombie-filled fall. The truth is I initially thought it was a bad idea, I mean, how much zombie can one TV channel produce? But then I saw the trailer, and I was downright overwhelmed with excitement. This show is supposed to be about the outbreak when it first started, and unlike TWD takes place in a cityscape, with all the added scares and thrills that will add to the show. This past Sunday night I finally got to experience the 1.5 hour long season premiere and now you get to hear all about my spoiler filled take on it.
Recently, I’ve been stumbling onto more and more pilots to TV shows that never got off the ground. And much like the shows that actually make it to production, these pilots vary wildly in quality. I’ve begun seeking out some of the most unusual, most infamous, and most elusive of these to break them down for you kind folks at home, maybe even offer my own insight as to why these shows never made it.
The first entry in this series is one that I only discovered a few weeks back, although it was made 20 years ago, in that dark age of culture known as the 1990s.
When I think of the 90s, what comes to mind is a sea of gaudy patterns and neon against flannel. The art from that era, in my opinion, is in most cases only worthy of appreciation in an ironic sense. Sure, there are many exceptions that have stood the test of time, but I was there. I don’t just get to appreciate the gold that has lasted 20 years. I know that for every Jurassic Park there was a Congo. And one time there were dueling volcano disaster movies.
I was thinking back to the super speedy way I devoured Battlestar Galactica for all of your reading pleasures earlier this year (and beat Biff in our race to the finish with our missions), and I started thinking about who would be a good role model for all of us women from the show. I realized there really wasn’t anyone that came to mind as perfect. Maybe that is why that show is so attractive in so many ways: the characters are all a little flawed, no one is perfect, but many have admirable qualities we might want to look up to in certain ways. And of all the female characters in the show, Starbuck probably stands out the most as deserving a nod this month as we delve in to female warriors for Women’s History Month.