science fiction show

My friend who typically doesn’t go near fantasy/science fiction shows just texted me to say that she started Timeless and both she and her boyfriend are loving it. S U C C E S S. 

This show has something for everyone. If you haven’t already, start it. Trust me. Take a leap of faith. Do the thing. Watch at least three episodes and if that doesn’t grip you then I will shut up. (I won’t, but you get me.)

Looking for a good TV show?

Watch “Fringe”.

Here’s why:

- It’s finished. No waiting on episodes, they’re all there.
- It’s wrapped up after 5 seasons in a way that makes sense; it wasn’t cancelled.
- It’s science-fiction. Packed with mystery, unexplained occurrences and all the other stuff that make your curiosity perk up.
- It’s created by JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Burk and J.H. Wyman. Some of these you might know from making the Star Trek reboot or the sci-fi TV show “Almost Human”.
- Main character is a female. She’s an FBI agent. She isn’t sexualized. She isn’t masculine. She isn’t a cliché. She isn’t made fun of for being a female agent. She is actually very intelligent and very appreciated by her co-workers.
- Her boss is a male POC.
- Another female agent is a POC as well.
- John Noble. The ‘mad scientist’ of the show.
- Leonard Nimoy. Yep. He’s a recurring character.
- Sebastian Roché and Jared Harris. Also, Blair Brown.
- Parallel universe!
- The love stor(ies) that happen don’t reduce anyone to a love interest.
- David Bowie references. (You’ll spot them, trust me)
- Cases of the week + serialisation
- Have I mentioned the fact that the characters aren’t a cliché?
- Freaky stuff. You’ll love it. It might freak you out but you’ll love it.

…and many, many other things.

Just go watch it. It’s awesome.

Telling people you are a “Star Trek Veteran” a “Trekknowledgist” a “Real Fan since the beginning” or anything along the lines of bragging, stroking your ego, placing oneself on a high horse when it comes to Star Trek tells the rest of us one thing.

Too. Stay. Away. 

I love Star Trek. Let’s not get this wrong or deny it.

But it no way is it so important that I use it to boost myself and shame other fans.

In no way should it be use to undermine people.

In no way should it’s importance become SO HIGH that their is an elite fan group which snarks at others.

In no way is it a reason to bully people.

It is a Science Fiction show. It is full of fans from all over the world. 

It can not be allowed to become SO consuming that it warps your judgement of others. It’s toxic.

It is an entertainment show which yes, has changed things and done wonderful things. But it is entertainment. It is not an elite club. It is not a place to shame others or mock for however they enjoy it.

Some people don’t dedicate their life to it. AND THAT’S MORE THAN OKAY.

There is no exam to becoming a fan. There are no terms and conditions. Being a fan who has “20+ years behind” them does not excuse them or give them a reason to be shitty human over a Sci-Fi show. 

It is something for people to enjoy, and have fun. 

As soon as it becomes so important it makes someone toxic, the whole community suffers and we suffer greatly from it. 

Don’t let anyone use it as an excuse to hurt you. 

Love it. Enjoy it. Have fun.