Greetings my favorite cylon-loving traitors. I think you all know I really love writing about retired TV shows, and this is one that has taken me all too long to watch. Those of you that know me well know that I am absolutely obsessed with Firefly, and as of now it is my favorite TV show of all time. But what I find interesting is that multiple people have asked me the same questions after finding out my love of Serenity: Have you seen Battlestar Galactica? The answer until now has been no. But I have decided that this will be my first real mission for this TV From The Crypts column: to watch all of the Battlestar Galactica series, including the spin off miniseries and movies. Now the question is: will I beat Biff in completing this mission before he completes his Xeno-Phobia mission?
Hey they geeks, are you getting sick of Lilith this weekend? Ha! Like that is even possible. I have been thinking up lots of posts this week for you all and I am sure you are all now slaves to my ponderings. But I did realize I am a bit behind on my TV From The Crypts column. Yes, I still have a couple wonders to bring to you in the coming months that I have not written about yet, but some of them need to be re-watched before I can really do it justice. I can also report I just got a package with a plethora of retired TV shows to dig in to over the coming months, but this weekend I bring you one that might seem a bit out of character. I am sure you all know that I bask in everything science fiction or fantasy related, so today I bring you more of a documentary series: The Jeff Corwin Experience.
Hello my blood-lusting, fangbanging followers, I wasn’t kidding when I said earlier this month that I had vampires on the brain. And so this week I revisited what was one of my favorite shows throughout my childhood to bask in more vampire-glory. It’s been a long time since I first encountered Buffy the Vampire Slayer on TV, and so I was all too giddy with joy to watch the series again as a retired story. I only had enough time for season 1 this week, but since there are 7 lovely seasons in my series box set you can be sure I will try to draw this admiration out as long as possible for future posts.
Now I did originally watch this show in real time when it first aired on the WB Network, but as I was an obnoxious teenager at the time I didn’t have the knowledge then that I do now. And I did not know who Joss Whedon was. I am obviously much more versed now, and by golly I think I love this man. Firefly, The Avengers, and now Shields, Whedon has had his hands in a lot of things that I am obsessed with. And while his more recent and famous work has a lot of masculinity involved, I have to say knowing he was the creator and a producer for Buffy’s TV show builds my esteem of him even higher. Despite the predecessor movie being a bit of a comedy, Whedon kept pestering FOX about his empowering female role until they gave him the show, as he claims he was tired of seeing every cute blonde walk down a dark alley to get murdered.
Hello my couch potato following cronies, ready for another edition of retired TV shows? This week I bring you another show that is relatively recently pensioned, and though there are two seasons that you can indulge in I will start with the first. The SyFy channel brings us another enjoyable show, Alphas, which to many would seem like a bit of a less intense version of X-Men. Being someone that doesn’t have cable, I never really watched the SyFy channel, but I will say that Amazon seems to recommend a lot of their TV shows for me based on previous selections now, which is turning out to be for my (and your) benefit. I stumbled upon Alphas in just that manner, purchasing the last season of Fringe only to have Alphas recommended to me (don’t worry folks, I will get to Fringe in this column, and it will be epic).
Hello there my faithful creature-loving followers, I am sure you are already experiencing withdrawal from the weekend for several reasons, but in particular I know you must be salivating in anticipation for another Weekend Creature Comforts post. Although my torture loving self is going to make you agonize and wait until Saturday, this edition of another retired TV show might help you hold over until the end of the week.
My personal creature obsession was overwhelmed by this amazing TV show when I first encountered it. Sanctuary that the SyFy channel was smart enough to invest in for 4 seasons after it debuted online in 2007. The show is about a group of scientists led by Dr. Helen Magnus (played by Amanda Tapping whom I am sure I will be writing about in the future as she is a recurring amazing actress that loves to play science fiction and fantasy roles, and a writer herself). Dr. Magnus has become aware of the world of creatures living amongst us and has founded a group of sanctuaries throughout the world designed to offer safety for any creatures needing it and to preserve and protect those unable to do so themselves from human discovery. Read the rest of this entry