Terra nova

I fancied watching this sci-fi series even though it only got one season before being cancelled. I didn’t think it was too bad at all really. In fact I quite enjoyed it. I’m sure I’ve seen far worse things get a second season, but this didn’t. I don’t think it was the cast or even the story line. It certainly wasn’t the special effects as they were quite good really. It just didn’t make it.

It reminded me of the UK sci-fi series Outcasts, which was on BBC1 a few years ago. That had a lot of potential and yet didn’t get the second series. Not sure why again. Although with the BBC they seem to be very nervous about anything that isn’t an overnight success. Science fiction rarely works like that, so the BBC have no stomach for it. That’s a shame, but there you go. They’ve even managed to ruin Doctor Who, but that’s a whole different debate.

Anyway, I thought Terra Nova was ok. A shame not to see how it turned out in the end.

Watching Stargate, the whole way through

I decided that I wanted to watch the whole of Stargate SG-1, every episode. There are in fact 213 episodes of Stargate SG-1 and I’ve now watched them all. All in order, and I’m glad I did. It was really enjoyable, and, for the most part the series was good. I even watched the TV movie that followed.

I’m considering watching Stargate Atlantis now. That’s a mere 100 episodes!

Watching Ascension

I more or less stumbled upon the mini series, but I thought that it was a great idea and a brilliant execution of that idea as well. I didn’t realise that they hadn’t been funded for more than a single series. It’s a shame as it didn’t really have a proper ending. I think it could have done really well.

Sadly we’ll never know unless somehow the series gets picked up again.

Falling Skies Season 5

After a long time I’ve come back to this series. It was quite entertaining after the first series. I’ve been watching series five for a while and it isn’t bad. A few story turns that I just didn’t really get and that seemed pointless in a way. Aside from that it’s been good. Even though it appears to be the series that brings the whole thing to a final conclusion.

So it’s good. It’s been enjoyable on the whole, and, unlike other TV science fiction series, it has come to an end, and I like that a lot.

So I watched “I dream of wires”

It was quite interesting actually. I filled a lot of gaps in my knowledge about modulars. However, it still hasn’t made me really want one. I can understand the ideas behind them and I can understand why they are popular, but I still don’t want to commit to getting one. Perhaps it’s because I’ve never actually got my hands on one so I’m not hooked as yet. Who knows.

Still, it was interesting to watch and hear some of the views of a few artists I really respect.

A reminder about Pullo …

I’ve mentioned this before, but I thought I’d post a reminder in case you’d missed it. So I’ve set up a little twitter account about legionary Pullo and his amazing sayings from the TV series Rome. He came out with some absolute classics and I didn’t want them to be lost. So you can find the twitter account and take a look if you want. It’sright here.

The wisdom of Pullo

I was a big fan of Rome when it was on and I think I’ve watched it several times since then. One of the best things about Rome was legionary Pullo and his amazing sayings. He came out with some absolute classics and I didn’t want them to be lost. So I had an idea to set up a twitter account which would tweet some of his best everyday.

So I’ve set up a twitter account which will tweet his wisdom every day. If you want to follow it, you can find it here.

So, no Utopia season 3 then

What a shame. I only just found out. I thought that the first season was brilliant and I really enjoyed the second season too, but with it left on a cliff hanger of sorts I’ve been occasionally wondering when the third series would turn up. So today I thought about it and decided to look it up only to find that it has been cancelled by Channel 4.

Even though it was hugely popular it turns out that season 3 isn’t going to get made for budget reasons. It’s a poor show in my view. A series as good as this doesn’t come along very often and for it to be cancelled is just nonsense. It’s a real missed opportunity.