Supporting roles rarely get the spotlight. But sidekicks are often my favorite roles.
Here are 13 of My Favorite SciFi Sidekicks:
1. Chewbacca (from Star Wars) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ EveryoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favorite. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Han SoloÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s furry sidekick that only speaks in growls.
Quote: Sorry.. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t speak wookie.
2. Guy Fleegman (from Galaxy Quest) Ã¢â‚¬â€œ He only played Crewman Number 6, but his character stole the show. Plucky and hilarious, he eventually gained a role as Security Chief on the new Galaxy Quest show.
Quote: Ã¢â‚¬Å“I’m just a glorified extra, Fred. I’m a dead man anyway. If I’m gonna die, I’d rather go out a hero than a coward.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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A Dark and Edgy New Superhero!
The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac, by Vicki Pettersson is the first in her new Zodiac series that released February 27th.
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Grant creates another intergalactic, romantic winner.
My Favorite Earthling, by Susan Grant, is a stand-alone sequel to Your Planet or Mine? and an incredibly fun and fast-paced story. I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of My Favorite Earthling and couldn’t put it down.
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I was recently able to read an advanced copy of Linnea Sinclair’s upcoming release: Games of Command.
In this latest science fiction romance, Sinclair blends a fun story of space-age suspense and two love stories.
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Lifetime Goes Paranormal
Based on Tanya Huff’s five-book vampire series, The Blood Books, Lifetime will be airing it’s new series Blood Ties on March 11th. The official website is here, where you can watch a preview of the upcoming show.
The show will explore the romantic triangle involving private investigator Vicki Nelson; her ex-partner, Mike Celluci; and the 450-year-old vampire, Henry Fitzroy, who just happens to be a romance writer and the illegitimate son of Henry VIII.
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Science fiction has had more than its share of failures. Below are some television shows that never made it past one season. Some of them still have cult followings. For some, it’s no wonder why they were cancelled. I give you SciFi’s One-Hit-Wonders:
1. Firefly Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Joss Whedon’s under-rated hit. The cult following after it was cancelled, actually led him to make a following movie, Serenity. This amazing show was definitely cancelled before its time.
Synopsis (from TV.com): Firefly is set five hundred years from today in a new planetary system after humanity abandons “Earth That Was”. Under the leadership of Malcolm Reynolds, a renegade who fought against the new unified central government (the “Alliance”), the crew of the Firefly-class vessel Serenity struggles to survive any way they can. They fly between the border planets to keep away from the Alliance and below its radar. This series was described as a “science fiction western” but is different from other space-based shows as it features no aliens.
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The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography, by Sidney Poitier is a wonderful look at his life over the years. Coming from poverty, Poitier became one of the most well-known and well-loved actors in the world.
Poitier describes his early years and family life, and how that helped to shape him into the man he is. His father told him that they measure of a man is how he provides for his family. When Poitier came to America and decided to pursue his dream of acting, he had to go through a lot of racism and persecution. Even from those he worked with. He details how he dealt with it and how his upbringing affected his outlook. Poitier had tremendous integrity when choosing his roles and didn’t compromise his values.
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Probably the last in the blogverse to read Colleen Gleason’s The Rest Falls Away, I’ve heard many rave reviews. And it certainly held up to the hype.
Victoria is a direct descendant of the Gardella vampire hunters, called Venators. There haven’t been many women Venators, but she willingly accepts her destiny as the next in line. But living a double life isn’t easy, a lady of the ton by day and vampire hunter by night. Dealing with suitors while trying to hide her secrets, Victoria soon finds herself in way over her head.
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