Category Archives: Science Fiction

Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane

In writing last week’s Warriors of Kudlak, I mentioned that the series was still firmly in a safe place for kids.  With this weeks Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane, we begin to see just how solid the story telling can be and … Continue reading

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Steven the Deuteragonist

Companion Tropes 28 Most readers of this blog will have probably heard of the term “protagonist”, and also “antagonist”, but in less common parlance is the “deuteragonist”.  This is mainly because the term describes a far rarer kind of character … Continue reading

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Sword of Orion

This idea of not looking at the covers is paying off really well.  Since the stories don’t even announce the titles, I go in blindly and see (ha, pun) what turns up.  This story starts out with setting the scene.  … Continue reading

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Warriors of Kudlak

With the third story, SJA goes back to something a bit more kid-friendly, after last week’s disturbing nun story.  But like classic Star Trek, this does seem to have an allegory about the negative side to video and war games.  … Continue reading

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Tegan the Sarcastic Devotee

Companion Tropes 27 MONITOR: Now, perhaps you would like to see more of Logopolis. TEGAN: I’d prefer to see a lot less of it. A few weeks ago we looked at Turlough, the anti-hero of the Fifth Doctor era, but … Continue reading

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Storm Warning

I’ll open with the reminder that I have been very cautious taking these CDs off my shelf so that I don’t see which one I’m about to listen to next.  So when this story started with the opening theme from … Continue reading

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Mike the Ensemble Dark Horse

Companion Tropes Extra 1 Later this year I will be writing quite a few articles in this “extra” series, looking at pseudo-companions, debatable companions, or characters who perform the companion role in particular stories, but I wanted to get this … Continue reading

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