Back to the Present of the Future: Continuum and the War on Terror

By Jonathan Alexander I’LL BEGIN WITH A DISCLAIMER: as much as I love SF, time-travel stories are my least favorite.  …

Good, Giving, and Game: Towards a Theory of SNL Hosting

Dear Television, WHEN PHIL FIRST emailed to ask if we wanted to cover this week’s Saturday Night Live, he was …

Robot Revolutions: “Almost Human”

THE LAST OF THIS YEAR’S new science fiction programs, Fox’s Almost Human, debuted this week, a co-creation of J.H. Wyman and J.J. …

In Praise of Quitting

Dear Television, I’VE QUIT ONE JOB, I’ve quit two sports, I quit one (very ill-advised) diet. I finish all my …

Trust Fumes: Staying With Homeland

SPOILERS AHEAD FOR ALL SORTS OF STUFF… Dear Television, THIS WEEK, AHP and I will be talking about the virtues …

Superheroes and TV IV: Possibilities and pitfalls of contemporary television

THE TERM TVIII has been used in television studies to describe the state of television in the 21st century. This …

Steampunk Dracula

SCIENCE FICTION television this season continues to work through the anxieties of our contemporary moment in coded ways, from Revolution’s …