We wrap up 2020 with some space / aliens! Seems rather fitting since this entire year has felt like an alien version of its predecessors. We are also ending it on a TV note, which is nice but also a little frustrating. You see I don’t know many space / aliens shows. Most of them I’ve mentioned already anyway. So making this 2020’s last Thursday Movie Picks a bit special and listing three space related shows I still need to see.

3. THE EXPANSE  (2015 – …)

Though I have not heard a lot about this show it was listed quite high on a sci-fi list related to today’s theme. Plus I heard from a coworker he watched it so I figured it was a sign to catch up. The fifth season is airing now and it’s already ordered for 6th. That sounds promising. The thing that worries me though is the fact that have so many unfinished shows and a long list of other shows I want to get to. Plus there are many new ones coming out. Still going to give at least its first season a chance.

2. KILLJOYS (2015 – 2019)

Another multi-season show that I’ve been meaning to watch. My roommate actually really likes it so that’s also a good reason to watch it. Its five seasons long so again it’s a big commitment. But it has Aaron Ashmore who I secretly really like, and Luke Macfarlene who I also like and I mean 50 episodes will go by super fast, right? (Says a person who still hasn’t finished watching The Magicians despite loving it and binging almost 3 season worth in a few weeks).

1. FIREFLY (2002 – 2003)

Yes, don’t yell at me, I know I should be ashamed. Firefly is considered one of the best sci-fi shows and I still haven’t seen it. It has only 14 episodes which makes this even worse but it’s high on my list of shows I need to get to. (For many years actually). I just keep waiting for the right time, right place, right mood. I’m sure that right moment will arrive soon, I can almost feel it. But I know that part of the reason I keep putting it off is because it’s one season. It’s going to feel frustrating to have something so good end before its time.


We made it guys, 2020 is almost over! Happy New Year’s Eve and all that jazz! See you in 2021, fingers crossed it’s better than this shit show of a year we just had. 




  • I haven’t seen the first two but I LOVED Firefly! Watched it religiously when it was on and now own the box set, went to see Serenity when it was out in the theatre….the whole nine yards. Part of that was that I like Nathan Fillion, he started on one of the soaps I use to watch-One Life to Live-and I followed his career since. Fortunately all the series he’s had since-this, Castle and now The Rookie-I’ve liked. I rarely watch sci-fi so of course the one that I really enjoy gets cancelled almost immediately!

    As I said weekly sci-fi isn’t a big fave of mine so I had to do some poking around to come up with my three. My third is another of those that I really liked and was equally short-lived.

    The Jetsons (1962-1963)-Meet George Jetson…his boy Elroy…daughter Judy….Jane, his wife….they’re the modern space age fam-i-ly. Fun animated series is a sort of futuristic spin on The Flintstones.

    Lost in Space (1965-1968)-The five members of the Robinson family-Professor John Robinson (Guy Williams), wife Maureen (June Lockhart), and their three children: Judy (Marta Kristen); Penny (Angela Cartwright); and Will (Billy Mumy) set off on a mission to an Earth-like planet in another galaxy accompanied by U.S. Space Corps Major Donald West (Mark Goddard) as co-pilot. Once cryogenically frozen the controls of the ship are sabotaged by foreign agent Dr. Zachary Smith (Jonathan Harris) who becomes trapped on the ship and the next thing you know they are all “Lost in Space”!

    Life on Mars (2008)-New York City police detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) is struck by a car in 2008 and regains consciousness in 1973. As he struggles to adapt to his new circumstances without tipping his hand he butts heads with Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) his chief of detectives and a determined policewoman Annie Norris (Gretchen Mol) who is fighting the inherent sexism of the era. As time passes Sam begins to suspect that not only may he be in another time but another dimension as well.

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