One of the coolest aspects of the whole digital revolution, is the fact that you can jump on Netflix and for less than $10 a month (I pay $7.99 for unlimited streaming), instantly stream all sorts of new and classic scifi television to your computer or TV.
I check every once in a while to see what new shows might be available and I was pleasantly surprised to see several favorites in the queue for instant streaming.
Check out these cool shows available to stream right now…
Jericho was the little show with the big bang! The show centered on the small town of Jericho, Kansas, and the people there trying to pick up the pieces after a series of nuclear detonations take out the American government. The Green family are the central figures in the stories, from Mayor Johnston Green (played by Major Dad himself Gerald McRaney), his wife Gail (played by Pamela Reed) and their two sons Eric (Kenneth Mitchell) and Jake (Skeet Ulrich).
Over the course of two seasons (29 total episodes), the town of Jericho found themselves in all sorts of trouble including being at war with their sister-town New-Bern.
Although Jericho lasted only 2 seasons, it was a great ride.
In episode 44 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester and John DeNardo talk with Mikio Kaku, theoretical physicist, best-selling author, co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and popularizer of science.
Fans of epic fantasy are used to long series – The Wheel of Time & The Sword of Truth come to mind. But I don’t know that even the most hard core fantasy fan would read 51 books in a series without some complaint.
I bring this up because Final Crisis is the series that set the stage for several stories that came after, including Battle for the Cowl and Blackest Knight and, eventually, The Return of Bruce Wayne.
Final Crisis was horrible. Absolutely freaking horrible. It’s one of those rare times when I wanted to track down those responsible and extract from their lives the time stolen from my own while reading it. That’s how bad it was. Superman battles Space Vampires – how’s that for bad?
It culminated with Batman shooting Darkseid, who uses his Omega Beams in retaliation. Think of Omega Beams like Balefire (keeping the whole Fantasy/Wheel of Time thing going here) – Since he is a god, Darkseid can use his Omega Beams to essentially erase you from existence. There is no coming back from that.
Unless, of course, you’re a major character in a comic book universe and worth, all on your own, billions of $$$’s in future book sales. Then you ‘return’…
If, like me, you await the upcoming 6th series of the new Doctor Who with much anticipation, there is a little something you can do to help you make it through until April 23rd (when the new series starts).
Each year (or just about), the folks who bring us Doctor Who make a special for Comic Relief UK (also known as ‘Red Nose Day’) – a charity event / fundraiser to help poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.
This year, they’ve produced TWO minisodes of Doctor Who called “Space” and “Time”.
I’ve embedded the videos below – but don’t forget what it’s all really about – helping people. So if you have the means, click the link to donate and help someone less fortunate than yourself. Donate to Comic Relief and help change lives at http://www.rednoseday.com/donate