Monday, July 18, 2005

Just finished watching last night's episode of The 4400, which handles the creation of a believable love interest/relationship for the main character without us having to watch it build slowly over a bunch of episodes. (They spend 10 years together in an artificial reality, created specifically to bond the two of them together so that Tom would have someone to support him through the trials which lie ahead. Considering that last episode featured his son assassinating high profile 4400 spokesperson Jordan Collier, it's probably best that he has someone to lean on...)

I may be generalizing here, but it seems like, when Star Trek: Enterprise was canceled, it brought out the usual flurry of complaints that TV just won't support science fiction programming. Well, not counting the new shows premiering this fall, off the top of my head, here are some sci-fi shows that have already made it beyond their first seasons, and are still on the air: The 4400, Lost, The Dead Zone, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Medium, and Missing. And that's actually more science fiction shows than there are Law & Order and CSI shows. So what I think the so-called fans really mean is that there isn't support for shows with space ships and lasers. Whatever; those can be found a-plenty on SciFi, so shut up.

Speaking of which, going to go watch last night's Dead Zone now...

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