As the National Geographic Channel slowly steps toward offering more scripted entertainment, here’s a memo for the network’s programmers: More Valley of the Boom and less Mars, please!
When did politics seep into a possible bright future for colonizing the Red Planet? Sadly, the accurate answer is Season 2 of Mars, when a private corporation competes for resources with the pre-established international scientific coalition and too much drama ensues.
The Passage‘s pilot felt like a medical drama disguised as a thriller with horror elements. Sure, there’s a 10-year-old girl — Saniyya Sidney’s epic performance as Amy Bellafonte — chosen as humanity’s only hope to fight an oncoming global pandemic at the… Continue Reading →
The exact moment when Mars switched from science fact/docuseries with dashes of futuristic science fiction to inevitable horror in outer space is when I fully realized this National Geographic series could get a bigger audience and should get the green light for… Continue Reading →