I usually put up my thoughts of the new sci-fi season a little earlier than this, but life has been busy and so I have been neglecting my blogal duties. This reprieve has given me ample time to watch the various science fiction television series that have come out this fall though to give it an honest review, not just of one episode of each series, but on most of them I have seen a few.
This last friday, the long awaited new Stargate series of Stargate: Universe premiered on the SyFy network (still trying to figure out why this isn’t SciFi network anymore but I digress). I have been looking forward to SGU for a very long time, really I’ve been looking forward to a follow-up of SG1 since about the seventh season of SG1.
If you haven’t been following the sci-fi television series Dollhouse by Joss Whedon, I would suggest that you give episode 5 a shot. The show really has been starting to come into its own and I hear episode 6 is going to be the best one of the season to date. Eliza Dushku still is a liability more than an asset to the show but it is still worth watching and even following.
Like many others, I have been really excited over Joss Whedan’s newest television show Dollhouse. After Firefly it is hard not to be hugely excited as that show as just so good. So last night, I happily sat down and watched the new show in hopes that it would be able to fulfill some of the scifi goodness that I so desire later in the week.
I am more than a little annoyed by this Digital Television switch. For some reason, I doubt that I am alone. You see, I like millions of Americans have decided to bow out of the monopoly that cable television brings to the table and have decided that my money is best spent on other things and thus I watch TV over the antenna, like my forefathers did. And while politicians and businessmen who all seem to benefit from the switch go on and on about how it doesn’t even affect most Americans, it does affect me.
There has been much talk around the net about how the third season fell into many of the same traps that the second season had. That it really wasn’t much better than the second season. I’m not entirely sure of this. I would grant anyone that the third season was not nearly as good as the first season, but it also wasn’t nearly as bad as the second season. Heroes may not be doin what it did in that magical first year on NBC, but it still has some magic left in it.