Tuesday, May 21, 2013

What is it About Sci-Fi/Fantasy?

You know I have always been a sci-fi/fantasy freak for as long as I can remember. I've rarely gone to chick flicks at the movies, and I usually don't purchase them for my DVD collection or the books I'd buy. 

In fact, it is hard for me to wrap my head around someone not liking a good old fashioned alien or monster movie, of course, with a lot of action packed scenes and over the top special effects, especially now a days with the way they can make it look so real.

When my friends (women ones) want to go see the latest chick flick, I am arguing that I would rather wait until the DVD comes out to spend my money on it. I want to go see Avatar, or Star Trek where you need a big screen to watch it to get the full effect. 

The same goes for TV. The only "cop" drama series I ever really watched was X-Files. I have seen a few episodes of CSI, but I still prefer Game of Thrones or Falling Skies. My friends think I'm crazy, and maybe I am a little bit, but give me the action, give me the aliens. I want to see space, or a fantasy world like Frotto Baggin's. 

When it comes to reading though, I will read out of these genres. I do like a good historical fiction, or thriller. But my favorite books, hands down, are the Game of Throne series and Harry Potter. 

Take me away to another world. Show me other possibilities, another way of life. Give me action that gets my heart racing. Love it!

What types of movies, or books do you like? What is the one TV show you hate to miss and got a DVR just so you won't? Hey life's to short to watch reality shows and cop dramas. Those are every day hum drum stuff. 

Leave me a comment and tell me what's your favorite. Me, I'm back to creating my fantasy world Djenrye so that I can share it with you!

Update - Our blog tour will begin next Thursday. I will list the site links for you each week as they happen. I will also have a guest on this blog next week, Shay West. She writes sci fi/fantasy and is a fun person to get to know. She will be on here May 28th. I hope you will stop by and welcome her. There will be a drawing for a giveaway so leave a comment or question for her.

Until Friday, have a great week!

Love, Lisa


  1. I like a wide range of movies and literature and don't like to lock myself in any one particular thing. I'm more to the point where I prefer realistic things that I think could actually happen unless it's presented on a more surrealistic level. One of my favorite presentations is that of the journey--so many possibilities to be presented. I'm especially fond of things like The Wizard of Oz or Apocalypse Now where the characters are on a quest to find something and have many adventures and self-discoveries along the way. Cormac McCarthy's books often involve these journeys as well.

    Tossing It Out

    1. I do also, but prefer action in my movies. Although, I loved Just married, wonderful comedy and it really made me laugh! Since you like quest type books and stories, you might like my book. they are on a quest.

  2. When it comes to books, I'm like you with movies and TV. Give me science fiction and fantasy any day. I'll read the occasional romance and I read thrillers, of course. I'm a writer. Part of the job is reading. Period. You can generate infinite ideas by reading the works of others.

    When it comes to movies, I'll watch action, mystery, thrillers, romantic comedies, science fiction, and fantasy. Horror and paranormal. No westerns. Ever. Won't read them either. The only exception is Firefly (and Serenity). But that's a space western. =)

    Television. Hell's bells, there are too many good series, past and present. My favourite, no longer on the air, is Lie To Me, starring Tim Roth. The Pretender and Profiler, from NBC (c. 1996 - 2000) were awesome series, along with The Others (which only ran that final year in 2000, before NBC decided they wanted to ditch the Saturday night thrillogy for football, I believe it was). The Pretender served as a seed for my series Shadows.

    The re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica with Bear McCreary's awesome music was spectacular.

    The Mentalist is my favourite TV show that is still airing today. Grimm's awesome too (fantasy + police procedural = Hell Yeah!). Unforgettable, which I thought was cancelled was actually resurrected and returns at the end of July. I'm really looking forward to that.

    Once Upon A Time was better in season 1 but redeemed itself a bit at the end here of season 2, so I'll give it another shot. I'm getting into Castle care of Space's marathon the last two days (if you can recall running the same few episodes twice in one day a marathon).

    Deception was an awesome mystery/thriller soap opera reminiscent in formula to CW's Ringer from last year. Their format isn't all they have in common. They both resolved most of their main storyline but had a major cliffhanger ending (following news they would "most certainly" be renewed) only to be given the axe.

    I watch The Listener, about a telepathic paramedic turned police consultant. It returns next week on Wednesday in Canada. It's entering its fourth season, no thanks to NBC cutting it loose before its first season ended. They repeated that mistake again last year with Saving Hope (about a surgeon who enters a coma and talks with the departing, only to wake up at the end of the season still able to see ghosts), which starts its new season next month.

    And White Collar. Oh, Elementary, Chicago Fire, and Law & Order: SVU. Continuum (cop from the future). The Glades. Haven. Hopefully that's it. :D

    If it's not a favourite series, I don't watch it.

    1. Not even Cowboys and Aliens? I loved that movie! I did love the remake of Battle Star Galactica, and I loved Stargate, too. Once Upon a Time was kinda lame to me, or weird anyway. I've been wanting to check out Continuum, but right now I've gotten caught up on Grimm, and it got really good! I'm looking forward to more. Falling Skies is back in a few weeks and there's a new one coming out that looked good on CW but I can't remember the name of it. i will have to wait for another commercial.

      Anyway, most of what I watch is either, sci-fi, fantasy, or urban fantasy. I like Revolution a lot too and I'm bummed that merlin is going off the air.

    2. Yes. Stargate. Loved them all and really wish that the last SG-1 movie and first Atlantis move had made it out the door before MGM closed up shop on it. It would be nice if those got Kickstarted back into reality.

      And sorry, I did watch Cowboys and Aliens and did rather enjoy it. Sci-fi westerns are a slightly different breed, I find.

      Once Upon A Time is a fantasy soap opera.

      Also, I missed listing Rookie Blue, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and Hawaii Five-0.