Aug182009

Bad Bad SciFi (Miss Carriger Recommends)

I am going to confess to a secret passion, so pay attention because I wouldn’t tell this to just anybody. (Oh, wait, this LiveJournal thing is public so I guess I would tell this to just anybody.)

I like bad SciFi. I don’t mean the type of kitschy appalling SciFi criticized by MST3K, or even old dated SciFi like Lost in Space, or original Dr. Who. No, I mean just plain old bad SciFi. I actually own the movies Wing Commander and (gasp) Starship Troopers. It is my lifelong goal to find a DVD copy of Island City, probably the worst Made-for-TV SciFi movie ever . . . well . . . made. I’m even willing to give such appalling shows as Andromeda (though eventually the painfully inconsistent characterization drove me off), Earth 2, and Space: Above and Beyond a second look.

And if we are going for full confessions I also find bad teen SciFi strangely appealing. I wait in vain for someone to come out with the DVDs of Deepwater Black, I rather enjoyed Zenon (despite the Disney thing) and I even watched The Tribe for a while.

I know they are bad I just CAN’T NOT WATCH. I am ashamed of this addiction, but I can’t seem to stop it. And I certainly can’t explain it. Somebody help me.

On a completely different note, read this review of Troy. Probably the best review ever written.

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Walk on the wild side talking animals.
Your Tisane of Smart:
An excellent little page on some of the great railway disasters of the late 1800’s.

Your Writerly Tinctures:
Chart of fantasy cover art

CAKE in Space: With agent.
Soulless: Soulless, title is sleeping with anther author – again. The slut. This time a non-fiction book.
Changeless: Awaiting copyedit. Release date currently April 2010.
Blameless Gone off to betas.

Quote of the Day:
“It’s not faith, it’s genetics.”
~ Wing Commander

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  1. worldofhiglet said:

    But…but…Starship Troopers is an *amazing* film! It's use of hyper-linked touch screens was revolutionary and -hello! – a young Neil Patrick Harris! The gore, the propaganda, the endless parade of things getting stabbed, shot and kerploded – just AWESOME! I saw it again recently and thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, can we talk about 'Silent Running'….?

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