Tag: tv shows

U is for Unicorns #atozchallenge

U is for Unicorns #atozchallenge

  [by A V Brown, using stock images. See here for full list of sources.] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Unicorns. Unicorns are legendary animals from European folklore that resemble white horses with large spiral horns on their foreheads. They appeared first in ancient Greek natural history, rather than Greek mythology, as the Greeks were convinced that unicorns actually existed, believing that they […]


T is for Time travel #atozchallenge

T is for Time travel #atozchallenge

[‘Chaos Clock’ by jayaprime on DA] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Time travel. Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time-either back into the past or forward into the future. It has been a key feature of the sci-fi and fantasy genre since the 19th century, when H.G Well’s novel The Time […]


S is for Superpowers #atozchallenge

S is for Superpowers #atozchallenge

[modelled by sunshine114 on DA,photography by Mike Conner] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Superpowers. Superpowers are abilities that go beyond normal human limits. Many originated from Marvel and DC comics before entering more mainstream sci-fi TV shows and films. Those who possess superpowers can be heroes or villains, using their powers for good or evil. They […]


R is for Robots #atozchallenge

R is for Robots #atozchallenge

[‘Asimo’ by Honda. GNU FDL] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Robots. Robots are mechanical or electrical inventions (usually controlled by computer programs) and designed to mimic human form or behaviour in order to help with certain tasks. There are several different types of robot, including androids (robots designed to look like humans), cyborgs (humans with significant […]


P is for Possession #atozchallenge

P is for Possession #atozchallenge

[Stock image by soraneko, CC Licence. Edited by Anstice Potts] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Possession. Possession is a supernatural happening whereby a person’s body is taken over by the soul or spirit of someone else, or by a demon. This renders the person incapable of acting on their own free-will, though they may appear unchanged […]


I is for Immortality #atozchallenge

I is for Immortality #atozchallenge

[‘Stock-Immortal‘, modelled by Mahafsoun,photographed by Mirza Fatick] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Immortality. Immortality means endless life or endurance. It has always been a common theme in literature as it explores humanity’s deep-seated fears and comprehension of its own mortality. It frequently occurs in fantasy and sci-fi fiction, as it is often the aim of the […]


E is for Elves #atozchallenge

E is for Elves #atozchallenge

[Dovahkiin 1 modelled by Mirish on DA,photography by Magda Lindblom] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Elves. Elves are mythical creatures that come from Germanic and Norse mythology. The word ‘elf’ comes from the Old English ‘ælf”, a short word for ‘nightmare’ or ‘hiccup’ (both were thought to be caused by elves).  In the past they have […]


Gone but Not Forgotten Blogfest

Gone but Not Forgotten Blogfest

Today I’m taking part in the Gone but Not Forgotten blogfest hosted by Erinn at Something Else to Distract Me. The brief was to write about our top five TV shows that are no longer making new episodes. I’m a big fan of TV from days gone by, so it was hard to narrow it down to just five. But here are my favourites: 1) Buffy the Vampire SlayerBuffy was my obsession during high school. It was the show that my sister and I raced home to watch and wouldn’t move or speak to anyone else whilst it was on. […]