I was terrified of all things Science Fiction when I was a kid. That was a problem because my dad loved them. He’d be watching The X-Files or Star Wars or Red Dwarf, and I wouldn’t even be able to come in the same room as the TV.
It wasn’t until I was in high school that I started watching TV shows and movies containing spaceships and robots. My sudden bravery at sixteen had to do with the fact that I was obsessed with British actors and would watch them in literally anything. My first proper Science Fiction show was Battlestar Galactica, and I only watched it because Jamie Bamber (who I adored in Horatio Hornblower) was in it.
The same thing went for Doctor Who two years later. I had a crush on David Tennant so I powered through the 2nd series of the new show wholly because of him.
Weirdly though, as these shows went on and I kept watching them, I started liking them for the story and characters and not just the actors. By the time I was in college, I was obsessed with more Scifi shows—like Dollhouse, Firefly, and even The X-Files, a show that had terrified me so much as a kid. I started reading Science Fiction too, and I bravely worked up the courage to watch all of the Star Wars movies.
It took awhile, but I’d finally gotten over my fear of fictional aliens and people freezing in carbonite.
I’m a huge Science Fiction fan now—which if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll no doubt know. I love Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and so much more, and since this month is Sci-Fi Month, I can’t wait to share my love of the genre with you even more.
If you’d like to join in on Sci-Fi Month, check out Rinn Read’s blog for more information! I think November’s going to be a lot of fun.
To get you started, though, here’s some of my previous Science Fiction-related posts for you to check out. . .
Top Ten Tuesday ~ Ladies of Scifi / Book Review ~ Star Wars: Aftermath / Film Review ~ The Terminator / First Impressions ~ Southern Cross #1 / Short Scifi and Fantasy Reads / First Impressions ~ 12 Monkeys (2015) / The Great Studio Ghibli Watch Through: Castle in the Sky / Dream Casting Young Han Solo / Gift Round-Up: Star Wars Edition
How’d you become a fan of Scifi? Or what’s your favorite Science Fiction TV show?
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