Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Colony Season Three Renewal

This writer had to share his pure science fiction fan's jubilation since learning COLONY has been officially renewed for a third season by USA.

Any fan of science fiction should check into quite possibly one of the best alien invasion stories in the making. The first two seasons have been exceptional with the finale set for April 6.

Alien colonization series Defiance (2013-2015) let me down in its third season by cramming too much in and going way over the top and I was a huge fan of the first two seasons. This is the first I've voiced an opinion on the third season of Defiance, but it lost a lot of credibility in that year. Some of those Defiance highlights can be read here.

There is no sign of Colony wavering in its story trajectory despite the fact as viewers we have no idea where its going. It's unconventional approach to the material keeps us in suspense.

Falling Skies (2011-2015) began to wear dramatically for me. Outside of the reasonably steady first season it was never as dramatically compelling as Colony. Some of those first season Falling Skies highlights can be found here.

Finally, the V (2009-2011) remake was appalling on so many levels. Where does one begin? See here.

Colony, thanks to the scripting chores of creators Carlton Cuse and Ryan J. Condal and company, hits right there in the sweet spot, moving beautifully in the wheelhouse of science fiction. It's all in the writing.

This is a great day for the block!

And for those looking to expand their science fiction horizons you'll be pleased to know, if you don't already, that the literature-sourced The Expanse will be joining Colony for its own Season Three renewal. Thank God for two small favors gifted to science fiction fans for 2018.

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