August 12th, 2011

Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

So, so far... my quest for dogfights in space, we've got, between contributions on Livejournal, Twitter, and Gallifrey Base:

Babylon 5
Battlestar Galactica
Space: Above and Beyond
Star Fleet
Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (specifically, the Dominion Wars material)
Stargate - SG1
Stargate Atlantis

Babylon 5 is on my list of things to have a complete series rewatch of anyway, although that's probably going to be quite an undertaking so I might just pull out the two specifically mentioned episodes (Severed Dreams, S3 and Endgame, S4) and give them a spin on their lonesome.

Battlestar Galactica I've had the box set since last Christmas (as with B5), so I think I'll go with that first. Most of the other recommendations are things I've been meaning to check out at some point or another, particularly the two Stargates. And Star Fleet I've been wanting to see again for ages.

This is going to be fun!

Thanks for the recommendations, folks. If you have any more, feel free to add them here.
Star Wars - Vader Da Boss

Writer's Block: Love to hate

Who are your favorite television or movie villains? What makes them so deliciously evil?

On television, I'm quite fond of the Daleks. The menace, the creepy factor (the silently gliding along thing...), the fact that they used to be humanoid themselves, their utter utter opposition to anything unlike them, the racial purity thing, all serve to make them thoroughly credible and evil villains.

In film, Darth Vader, no contest. The design aesthetic, the breathing sound effect, the final redemption, the voice. Totally cool. Also, I quite like the film depiction of Voldemort, which despite the CGI and make-up, is largely down to Ralph Fiennes playing the part superbly. Utterly creepy!
Coupling - Stuck in the Giggle Loop

NPR's Top 100 Sci-Fi and Fantasy books.

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So...a few I've read - I make it 18, including ones where I've read one of a series but not the remainder, which isn't bad, but I've not read as much sci-fi/fantasy as I could. Although there are several I'd like to try (really, any of the Asimov/Wells/Verne that I've not read, I'd like to). I think I'll definitely be able to add a couple (Wicked and Stardust) to the list by the end of the year, and it'd be nice to check out Jasper Fforde's work too.