Fall 2010 New Show Roundup

Having watched a number of the new shows that debut this fall, here are some thoughts: My Generation: I was interested in this show in no small part due to the fact that the main characters, nine students from the class of 2000 at an Austin high school, are nearly my age-peers.  I graduated in…

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Review: District 9

District 9 was advertised widely on SF sites such as i09.com. I’ve been excited about this film since the first previews, promising an apartheid metaphor SF film with a distinct setting. Good sociological SF is hard to find, and to be commended when it shows up. I expected a Sociological SF film in a fictional…

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Dollhouse — Hitting Stride

In the first few weeks of Dollhouse’s life, Whedon and others associated with the show said ‘wait for episode 6 — that’s when it gets really good.’ The reason given for the change in Ep. 6 is that FOX high-ups stopped having as much direct input as of the episode, which means that less was…

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Review — Done The Impossible

Once upon a time, there was a show called Firefly.  It had fan-favorite Joss Whedon at the helm and a distinct view of the future, a western-flavored future that wasn’t about the people in the shiny organized space ships.  Instead, it focused on the people on the edge, misfits and outcasts. It was plagued from…

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