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The first television version of Day of the Triffids that I saw was probably on PBS. It was the 60’s BBC version and I was so enchanted by it that it stuck in my mind for years before I realized there was a book that came before it. The book didn’t do much for me. Recently I stumbled across the BBC 2009 version. It’s still a great story and this is a well done version even though recent developments in communications create a plot hole the size of the sun. Definitely worth looking for.

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The Dauphin is a Wesley centered show. A lot of people hated Wesley, but he never bothered me. The girl who plays Wesley’s star-crossed love interest does such an amazing job. Every time she utters her pivotal line about wanting to be in love and wanting a relationship with him but she can’t have it my heart breaks for her. The effects do not completely suck either for as many as they needed with two shape-shifting characters.

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I started watching the original Star Trek in syndication with my mother, every Saturday afternoon before dinner, usually while folding laundry. I personally feel that Next Generation is superior to all the other Star Trek series. Argue that all you like, but I am a bigger fan of sociological and psychological sci fi than hard sci fi. The first few episodes of Next Gen were too much in the mold of the original series, but by the 19th episode of the first season they’d started finding their feet (and they’d sorted a few wacko costuming and make-up decisions. Men in mini-skirts. Whose bright idea was that and were they fired for it?)

Heart of Glory explored the character of the Klingons who were nothing more than a cardboard bad guy. We also get great insight into Worf.