I am a huge science fiction fan. I love science fiction books and t.v. shows and movies. I’m a dork, I know, but I can’t help it.
My first real experience with this genre was “Star Trek” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” and the other various Star Trek’s out there. For the record, I am not a Trekkie. I don’t speak Klingon or dress up like Jean Luc Picard for Halloween. But I would try to never miss a Sunday that The Next Generation was on.
After the series was over, I entertained myself with the Star Trek books. At least Data and Counselor Troy could live on in the life of the books. Then, a new series on Fox piqued my interest. It was called The X-Files and it looked interesting. We didn’t start watching it right away, but about season 3 was when we got interested. It was my replacement for Star Trek, and again, I tried not to miss a Sunday night. I loved Scully’s skepticism and Mulder’s blind belief in all things paranormal. What a great team. I watched every season from then on, even up to season 9, when things got really stupid because Mulder wasn’t even on until the last episode. The series finale was also a huge disappoinment, but I watched anyway. I even went to the first movie.
When Emily was born, I needed something to do when I had those late night feedings. At the library, they had the complete X-Files series on DVD, and now I could watch from the first episode to the very last one. David really doesn’t like the X-Files, he tolerates it, but says it is too dark, so when I was feeding Emily at 3 a.m, I would stick a DVD in the computer and watch. My favorite seasons were probably six and seven. I was kind of sad to have it end.
After the X-Files finished on t.v., we moved on to other sci-fi shows like “Stargate” and the like. Since then, I haven’t found one that I like a whole lot, but that might be because we don’t have a t.v. (Ya think?)
One day, I picked up a Dean Koontz book called “Lightning,” at the store because I was looking for something to read on our flight to MN. It looked pretty good, so I bought it. Little did I know that this would begin my new obsession with sci-fi. I didn’t realize it was a science fiction book at the time, but as soon as I started reading I was hooked. I’m pretty sure I have now read ALL of the Dean Koontz books, except for the newest one that came out last Tuesday. I have even read them more than once, I like them so much. My favorites are: “Velocity”, all the “Odd” books, “By the Light of the Moon,” “The Face,” “Mr. Murder,” “Life Expectancy,” “One Door Away from Heaven,” and “From the Corner of His Eye.”
I’ve also read and liked Ted Dekker books, and of course, Frank Peretti. I go through them pretty fast, and they don’t last very long.
So I need a new sci-fi book or series to watch. I don’t particulary like the vampire books, even though I guess they could be considered sci-fi. I don’t want horror, either, like Stephen King. What have you read that you’ve liked that could be considered sci-fi?
I also heard that the latest X-Files movie was terrible. I don’t want to see it if it will leave my memory of Mulder and Scully tarnished. I just won’t see it. Besides, I heard it was extremely dark, and I don’t want to go that dark. So I haven’t seen it.