I haven’t seen this anywhere else and I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there was an ad on BBC America for a “special enhanced episode” of OB tomorrow night at 11pm EST! Called “Welcome to the Trip.” Might be a recap of the series given the description, but nonetheless, I haven’t seen it posted anywhere so here’s a heads up :)
1. A highly anticipated holiday program in which the BBC plays out it’s revenge on the world for breaking away from the British Empire by killing or replacing a much beloved character.
2. Nothing to do with Christmas, just an excuse to disturb viewers emotions (see also ‘feels’) and thus create a time bomb that will erupt on tumblr as soon as a 30 second preview is tacked at the end of another series significant special.
I watched the first two parts of the BBC America special The Real History of Science Fiction today, and I realize there are a lot of great films and TV shows I should see and books I should read. Some I hadn’t even heard of before, even.
The Mars Trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson. Supposed to be a really good example of terraforming a planet.
Asimov’s Foundation series (I had heard of this but I’ve never read it, as I’m not a huge Asimov fan)
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula LeGuin, which is apparently part of a larger universe called the Hainish Cycle.
The short story “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss (the basis for the movie AI: Artificial Intelligence)
The movies Avatar, Terminator, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Silent Running, Blade Runner, Dark Star and Robocop. (Yes, believe it or not, I have actually not seen Avatar yet. I need to remedy that. And by Robocop I mean the old Robocop…apparently there’s a remake coming out this year).
The TV shows The Six Million Dollar Man, Firefly, and Battlestar Galactica. Besides Star Trek, which I’m planning to watch anyway. Galactica I’m a little worried about because I know there are multiple versions, and I’m not sure which order you’re supposed to watch them in, if any.
Starting NOW, Saturday August 16th at 9/8c on BBC America.
An ALL NEW special, Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion hosted by Fifth Doctor Peter Davison. Join Whovians past & present as they reveal what it takes to travel through all of time & space with the Doctor. (x)