Monday, April 15, 2013

Make Up

There’s a new show coming out on Syfy called Defiance. The commercials and stuff look positively awful. One of my biggest beefs, and I haven’t seen the actual show, is the concept that there are all of these aliens races all living together. Well, all of the aliens look human–with just varying colors and thicknesses of makeup. An all too common outcome of science fiction shows–the aliens aren’t very alien.

That’s why this past weekend’s Dr. Who was such a pleasant surprise. The storyline wasn’t all that remarkable. But the Martian looked really alien. He didn’t have any human-type features at all. He looked alien. And that seems such a rarity amongst aliens.

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