#FlashBackFriday: Badass Ladies From Old Sci-Fi & Fantasy TV

by T. Mack

Today, two badass women of current Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV come back to our screens with new seasons of their respective shows.

 

So this seems like a great time to highlight other badass ladies of Sci-Fi and Fantasy television who have been favorites of mine in the past. All these ladies still hold very special places in my heart. The list, of course, is not exhaustive. It just contains some favorites from my DVD collection. (These are in no particular order.)

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#GoodNewsTues: 3 Days ‘Til Badassery Returns!

by T. Mack

Ladies & Gentlemen,

I have good news! There are only three more days until both Wynonna Earp and Killjoys return to our TV screens with brand new seasons of badassery for us to enjoy! Best of all, each show has a kickass lady leading the badass charge. In case you didn’t know, allow me to tell you… I LOVE bad-ass chicks. And these shows are all about them. Trust me, you don’t want to miss these!

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Book Review: STARFLIGHT

By Jen P

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Starflight, by Melissa Landers, sat in my to-read pile for a long time. (You may remember, Landers burned me with her hints of sex but no delivery in Alienated and Invaded.) Starflight is the first in her new space travel series about a girl on the run from a past that’s literally tattooed on her knuckles, and the blue-collar jerk who hires her as a servant, not knowing his big-money lifestyle is about to take a turn for the broke. Continue reading

More TV To Binge-Watch

by T. Mack

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People greatly underestimate my capacity for TV watching. So far, I’ve done five of these lists (1 & 2, 3, 4, 5) and featured more than 40 shows. You’d think I’d be done. Nope! It’s been more than a year since my last list and I’ve got some excellent new television obsessions. Some are good, others are great, and a few are absolutely wonderful, but they are all entertaining as heck! Here’s hoping you find a new favorite right here.

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Double Review: THE MAGICIANS

by T. Mack

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Lev Grossman’s novel, The Magicians, is what you might get if the Harry Potter series got high on cocaine, made out with The Once and Future King, then mated with a drunken version of The Chronicles of Narnia. The book feels very much like a blended perversion of those other three series. It seems clear that HP and Narnia especially offered lots of inspiration for this book, but The Magicians is darker, more twisted and sexier than either of the others ever were. If books were rated like movies, the Narnia series would be rated PG and the HP series would be PG or PG-13 (depending on the book). The Magicians, however, would be rated R for language, mild sexual content, references to drug use, and violence. I’ve read the book and taken a look at Syfy’s new TV series based on it. Check out both reviews conveniently located below.
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Mini-Series Review: CHILDHOOD’S END

by T. Mack

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I gave this show three nights and six hours. At the end, I had some serious feels over what I’d just sat through. It’s my great desire to share those feelings with you, but it’s hard to do so without giving away some possible spoils. So, here’s what I’m going to do. This review will be in two parts. The first part will be completely spoiler-free. The second will be less so. I promise not to tell you the ending outright, but there’s a (very) good chance you’ll have it figured out by the time I’ve finished my rant. Continue reading