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Syfys Summer Series Are One Big Gooey Rollicking Good Time

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The last time I sat down to write about Syfy’s stellar summer slate, it was with the frame of the female experience firmly front of mind. The math is there: Each series is led by a complexly badass lady or Two (or Five, or Android) whose lived experience as a woman constantly fighting for her own agency and bodily autonomy dictates the shape of the series’ respective action-adventure narratives.This time, though, as all three near their season finales, the frame I can’t shake is goo. Killjoyshas some (green); Dark Matter has some (black). For all that it is the more serious, high-budget cousin of these summer romps, Syfy’s late winter space epic, The Expanse, even has some (blue).“HA! Is it seriously blue goo, black goo, green goo? Is that true?” Michelle Lovretta, Killjoyscreator and showrunner exclaims when I comment on it. “And I think Emily has goo, on Wynonna [Earp]!” Fact check: true. Wynonna’s is demonic, and borne of Hell—at least when it’s not spit from the glands of immortal witch widows, or from body-snatching worm demons, or painted like a permanent bullseye on your forehead by a demonic cult leader—but it’s still goo.This goes with the territory, of course, both Syfy’s and sci-fi’s. In sci-fi (the genre), some alien threat is all but required; on Syfy the network, production costs impose some hard limitations. “Not to pull the curtain back,” Lovretta says, “but the reality is, if you want aliens, and you don’t want to spend twelve hours in a makeup chair with the expense and production time that that takes, then you deal with aliens in a way that you can deal with the us versus them, the horror, all those deep, rich themes that we enjoy poking at while enjoying our romp on Killjoys—since we want fun to be the centerpiece—you do it in a way that you can manage.”READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

SC directs BJP to move HC over deadline plea

first_imgKolkata: The Supreme Court has directed the state BJP to move High Court over the extension of deadline of the last day of nomination for the forthcoming Panchayat election.The State Election Commission had announced the extension of the deadline by a day on Monday. On Tuesday, it had issued a fresh order, cancelling the earlier notification. This had created utter confusion among the Opposition parties and the state BJP had moved the High Court as well as the Supreme Court. Kalyan Banerjee, Trinamool MP and advocate, said it was clear that BJP had suppressed the fact and did not inform the High Court about the move it had made before the Supreme Court. BJP leaders, however, did not turn up on Wednesday.last_img read more