The delightful absurdity of ‘Alien Covenant’

What could have been a onenote sci-fi / action romp is instead elevated by a sub-plot involving a character so operatically offbeat, so comfortable in his idiosyncrasies, that he offers a welcome distraction from the tedium of yet another generic monsters-in-space offering.  David the egocentric synthetic steals the show and defies the odds, to make ‘Alien Covenant’ one of the most unexpectedly memorable sci-fi blockbusters in recent times.

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Spotlight: Specificity of Identity, and Bisexuality in Malinda Lo’s ‘Adaptation’ & ‘Inheritance’

In the many exchanges between characters in Malinda Lo’s novels ‘Adaptation’ (2012) and ‘Inheritance’ (2013), rather than shy away from labelling, the narrative embraces specific terminology in order to promote conversation – for both its characters and its readers.

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‘Supergirl’ takes steps in diversifying on-screen representation

Fans of Supergirl have had many reasons for being excited this past month since its second season premiered at its new home on The CW. Those who had wondered throughout season one if Superman would ever show up on his cousin’s show finally got their question answered when the Man of Steel made a guest appearance in the first two return episodes. But there was another cause for excitement …

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