Freya Robertson is a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy, as well as a dedicated gamer. She has a deep and abiding fascination for the history and archaeology of the middle ages and spent many hours as a teenager writing out notecards detailing the battles of the Wars of the Roses, or moping around museums looking at ancient skeletons, bits of rusted iron and broken pots. Freya lives in the glorious country of New Zealand Aotearoa, where the countryside was made to inspire fantasy writers and filmmakers, and where they brew the best coffee in the world. She is the author of the colection Augur and of the new novel Heartwood. You can find her online at her website as well as on Twitter as @EpicFreya and on Facebook.
by Freya Robertson
I totally blame my dad for turning me into a geek. When I was young, in the seventies and early eighties, he watched every cheesy television show on TV. You name it, Dad watched it, to the exasperation of my mother, who rarely got to see the documentaries and news shows she preferred. No, I was raised on a diet of Mork & Mindy, The A-Team, Tom Baker’s Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Waltons, Thunderbirds…I watched a lot of TV.
Here are ten more of the best-and worst-shows that turned me into the nerdy girl I am today.