Stranger Than (Science) Fiction

July 15th, 2022

I know y’all have strong opinions on modern television sci-fi: some of you are Star Trek obsessives, some of you still won’t stop talking about The Expanse, some of you say sci-fi hasn’t been good in decades (and are a delight on the internet).

For me and my money, nothing beats the one-two punch of The Orville and Solar Opposites.

The first punch is the disarming humor. The second is the best and brightest ideas in science fiction brought to dazzling life.

Fiction is only as good as the reality it reflects. These shows know that, and expand on hot-button topics in ways that give them distance, perspective and clarity. I always find myself inspired and, more often than not, incredibly moved by the time the end credits roll.

Anyway, this is my sci-fi stan post. Please feel free to gush about your favorite sci-fi shows, too. This is a gate-free zone (but not necessarily a Stargate-free one).

P.S. Yes, among my many costumes, I actually own an Orville uniform. I fell in love with the show at the start of the pandemic and it was a lockdown buy.

P.P.S. Yes, this is a real Pupa. I don’t know what I’m supposed to feed it but it eats literally everything.


Published by dennisvogen

I'm me, of course. Or am I?

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