Continuum is no longer the only sci-fi procedural on the block! Join us as we discuss the new Fox series, Almost Human, which has moral issues, visual effects, and futuristic elements in common with Continuum. Do you think the show has had a rough start? Or are you confident that the show has staying power? Let’s explore the possibilities!
Next on the Continuum hiatus podcast, Dave and I will explore the ins and outs of the new Fox series, Almost Human, which has a surprising number of parallels with Continuum. We’ll discuss the visual effects (which Continuum fans may recognize as the work of Artifex Studios), the similar explorations of morality, and the dawn of the new category of “sci-fi procedural,” which appears to have taken a firm hold in genre television. Other discussable points include the strange re-arrangement of the order of episodes, the Vancouver connection, and the actors we’re looking forward to seeing more of. Join us for our Almost Human discussion on the next podcast, publishing on Friday!
Time for your chance to win a Continuum cast watch, and the good news is they made it super easy. You may remember the watch pictured here from when Season 2 was filming; a lucky fan in Michigan won that one last year. This time around, all you have to do is “Like” the post announcing the contest on the ContinuumSeries Facebook page, and then write a brief comment about why you love Continuum! I wonder what this year’s watch looks like… or maybe it’s the same one again? Guess we’ll find out!
Who’s your favorite female hacker from genre television? We’ve made a list of representative techie lady archetypes, including Betty, Felicity, Skye, and more computer savvy characters whom we just love. Feel like we forgot someone? Don’t forget to leave feedback on our SpeakPipe, by calling 773-LIBER88 (542-3788) or by emailing us at the address shown at the top of our homepage at continuumpodcast.com.
Remember during our interview with Simon Barry when he said he likes the Apple-originated phrase, “reality distortion field”? (If not, listen here) Well, he wasn’t kidding! Simon and former Brightlight Pictures partner, Stephen Hegyes, are forming a new production company with that name. My favorite quote from the Hollywood Reporter article:
“The new venture is eyeing film and TV series with layered mysteries, mythologies, expansive worlds and sociopolitical themes.”
That’s pretty much up every Continuum fan’s alley! We’re very happy for Simon and hope to follow (and perhaps continue to podcast about) him and his future projects. Read the full article on the Hollywood Reporter website.
When I heard the Lorde version of the Tears for Fears‘ 80′s hit “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” that was made for the next Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire, I knew it was perfect for a Continuum music video. Plus I promised everyone another one! You can view the video on Vimeo, as part of our iTunes subscription, or by clicking the link below.