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Tuner Minute: Keep Them Guessing
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Back Porch
48:24 – Continuum 2.05 Second Opinion
57:48 – Orphan Black 1.09 Unconscious Selection

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Show Notes and Links

Quick Reviews

Sat 5/25
– Orphan Black 1.09 Unconscious Selection
Sun 5/26
– Continuum 2.05 Second Opinion
Mon 5/27
– Revolution 1.19 Children of Men
Fri 5/31
– Merlin 5.22 The Diamond of the Day Part 2 (series finale)

Babylon 5 Summer Watch
– 5.01 No Compromises
– 5.02 The Very Long Night of Londo Mollari

Listener voicemails
Official: Dan Harmon Returns to Community
Interview with Orphan Black’s Tatiana Meslany (Sarah)
Interview with Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie (Brienne)
Mega Buzz: Once Upon A Time, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries
Teasers for Falling Skies season 3
Teaser for Wizards vs Aliens (from the Doctor Who folks)
Teasers for Under the Dome
Synopses of Next Three True Blood Episodes
Lost Girl Season 4 Production and Guest Stars
New SF/F TV Shows This Fall 2013

Episode #243 hosted by Wendy Hembrock, Brent Barrett and Kevin Bachelder. Recorded on 6/01/13. Edited by Brent Barrett.

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One thought on “Tuning in to SciFi TV #243”
  1. Re: the Tuner Minute…

    If there’s a television adaptation of a show, I expect that there’s going to be some relationship to the original source material, but that there will be some significant diversion. That said, most of the ongoing series are diverting more than significantly, and that ends up bothering me (specifically 666 Park Avenue being NOTHING like the original books other than a few names and the Dexter series nearly straight up inverting some of the character development).

    It’s not the plot changes, for the most part, that gets frustrating, it’s feeling like the characters are being mischaracterized or dumbed down to make a season for a TV show work. For example, in the Dexter book series there are two or three characters who “catch” Dexter as a killer without having their own “Dark Passengers,” but in the television series he has become so careless that every season has Dexter being found out due to recklessness (so… 7 people at least, now, even though most of them are dead by this point). And TV Dexter himself is becoming colder and less caring about others, including his son, while in the books he feels more human while still thinking of himself more as a monster.

    Anyway, I didn’t mean for this to become quite so rambly, but it’s a frustration of mine.

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