Firefly

Review: Blood Ties

I’m not a big fan of science fiction/western hybrids; for me, the tropes of the two genres just don’t mesh very well. A good recent example that proves the point is Cowboys and Aliens, which was a terrible movie. And, yes, I will admit that I was won over by Firefly because Joss Whedon is […]

Summer Glau Joins Arrow Season 2

No surprises here. Another sci-fi TV show, another role for Summer. She has well and truly been in pretty much anything. She will play the reoccurring role of Isabel Rochev, the vice president of acquisitions for Stellmoor International, who is looking to take over the Queen business. She has been in a LOT of sci-fi […]

Interview: Trenna Keating (aka Doc Yewll) from Defiance

The SyFy Channel is putting a metric ton of financial resources behind their new SF drama Defiance, which airs on Mondays 9/8C. Released this spring, SyFy has also simultaneously launched an online video game for the show that gives viewers an additional portal into the world. It’s nice to see this kind of commitment being […]

Could Defiance Be The Next Firefly?

I decided to watch Defiance after a recommendation from fellow Amazing Stories blogger, Geoff Wakeling. I’d seen the posters on the side of buses for the show, but the fact that it was followed by “a SyFy original” put be off slightly. I was expecting a low budget sci-fi show. I have to say, from watching […]

Characters: Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly

Let’s talk about Firefly. Remember Firefly everyone? That show we all love? The one FOX cancelled? The one about the scrappy band of space cowboys by the guy who did The Avengers? Hell yeah. Let’s talk about Firefly. Specifically, let’s talk about Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds. Captain of the Serenity, smuggler, browncoat, excellent shot, witty; all […]

Blake’s 7 returns!

Exciting news today from The Telegraph newspaper. The classic British SF series Blake’s 7 is to be remade by FremantleMedia and the SyFy network. Blake’s 7 was the brainchild of Terry Nation, inventor of the Daleks and one of the first writers on Doctor Who in 1963. In a moment of desperation in a meeting at […]

Unforgiven

Crossroads: The Western Hero in Speculative Fiction

Someone once said that every story starts with someone either coming to town, or leaving town. And there is no genre for which this adage holds more true than the western. It probably takes us all of a second and a half to recognize the western hero, whether he’s wearing the stereotypical white hat or […]

Some shows get cancelled before their time

I always hate getting in to  a show and then it suddenly gets cancelled before it gets to even begin its story (Firefly is a key example). You might say that I should just not watch them until they have run a full season, but I just love experiencing them when they are first shared […]

A Big Money Cast Doesn’t Always Make For A Hit

You’d think that fronting a new TV show with a well known cast would equal a hit. Especially in the sci-fi sector. There are a few actors who are rolled out for several shows, the most obvious is Summer Glau. However, if the show behind them isn’t great then people will still switch off. 666 […]