Don’t Give Up
“Don’t give up.” A celebration of some badass characters of color in recent science fiction, fantasy and horror TV and movies. Made for resolute as part of the Fandom Trumps Hate 2017-2018 charity auction.
For what it’s worth, I liked the new video quite a bit but felt it was a bit crowded, especially when I turned on subtitling to see a list of the sources of all the clips. With Starships I instantly recognised every ship present, and in many cases if I could’t remember the title of the episode of the TV show it was from I damn sure knew what was going on in that scene/episode.1 Plenty of the shows in the new video are favourites of mine, but somehow the specific scenes didn’t always trigger a memory of the specific circumstances we were seeing depicted. Which, arguably, just proves that I have some homework/rewatching to do.
- This also meant that at the end of the video I felt strongly that some of my favourites hadn’t got as much screen time as they deserved: Moya, the TARDIS, the Destiny to name but three. (The latter, from Stargate: Universe, didn’t show up at all. A travesty, I tell you: whatever you thought of the show, the Destiny was an amazing ship that took those characters on some really interesting and dramatic adventures and the show should have got a couple more seasons, if only to let us spend more time with Robert Carlyle’s Dr Nicholas Rush!)