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What happens when what is arguably the biggest pop culture phenomenon of all time occurs at a time when the mainstream culture is too small to absorb it?

That’s kind of what happened in those pre-World Wide Web days of the original Star Wars trilogy. Carrie Fisher guest starred on Saturday Night Live. Donnie and Marie Osmond had a Star War sketch on their show. And, of course, there’s the (in)famous Star Wars Holiday Special.

Another example of this bizarre clash of pop and mainstream cultures was Mark Hamill guesting both as Mark Hamill and as Luke Skywalker on “The Muppet Show” in February 1980.

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Top 10 Fav Animated  TV Characters of the the 2010′s (so far). 

  1. Bojack Horseman (Bokjack Horseman)
  2. Rick Sanchez (Rick & Morty)
  3. Dan (Dan Vs)
  4. Dandy (Space Dandy)
  5. Ryūko Matoi (Kill La Kill)
  6. The Mane Six (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  7. Mordecai And Rigby (Regular Show)
  8. Beerus (Dragon Ball Super)
  9. Starscream (Transformers: Prime) 
  10. All Might (My Hero Academia)

For kicks. Ties allowed. Eastern and Western Allowed.

Honorable Mentions -Star Butterfly (Star vs. The Forces of Evil)Korra (The Legend of Korra)
“Grunkle” Stan Pines (Gravity Falls)
Ice King (Adventure Time) Louise Belcher (Bob’s Burgers)Razer (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) Saitama (One Punch Man)

Numerous American science fiction shows to this day: “our aliens and monsters are mostly humanoid because we only have the budget to put people in costumes and makeup”

Japan since before I was born:

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Since it’s International Women’s Day, here are some female characters from my favourite science fiction shows: Torchwood, Firefly, and Doctor Who

Starting from the top, left to right: Gwen Cooper, Kaylee Frye, Inara Serra, Martha Jones, Toshiko Sato, River Tam, Zoë Washburne, and Donna Noble.

the Spirk experience

watching two men interact in a 1960s science fiction TV show and feeling emotionally compromised by the urge to yell “Married!” every time something homoromantic happens. Which is often.

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.