We’re solidly into the Spring 2014 TV season now in the US, so I’ve watched a few pilots, SF/F and other, to share my thoughts with you all, the Skiffy and Fanty readership. I’ve avoided all but the most basic spoilers, since all three of these shows employ the Fifth Act Twist.
The 100, adapted from the novel of the same name by author Kass Morgan, is another entry in the CW’s effort to become the new Sci-Fi channel. Just as there was a rush of YA SF/F literature, it only makes sense that there would be a corresponding wave of YA SF/F television, and here we are.
97 years after a devastating nuclear war, life support is running out on the Ark, a hodgepodge mega-space-station cobbled together when the surface world got all toasty. In an effort to buy more time for the grown-ups, and to see if the surface is habitable, 100 juvenile inmates are dropped back to the surface, despite the fact that as far as the people on the station know, the surface is supposed to still be lethally radioactive.
Maniacal colonels, space boxing, and wandering archaeologists, oh my! Mike, Paul, Shaun, and special guests, Jamie Wyman and Erika Ensign, offer their thoughts on episodes 13-16 from Season One of Babylon 5 in our fourth ever re-watch session.
We also really want to hear what you think! So feel free to watch along with us! Next month: the fifth disc of the Season One box set!
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