I wanted to like this! I really really did! I know this is piss poor writing, but this is dialogue, right?
I stopped watching halfway through Episode 8. I don’t know if the writers were stoned, high or just sophomoric but…it was too much!
In the first episode, I had to force myself to allow the writers their agenda on Climate Change and Gay Pride. None of which has any place in this Sci-Fi. When we write and put in details like that those details need to be germane to the story.
I have written about climate change before. If you read my blogs, you know that our ‘climate’ in large part is controlled by the amount of ‘BTUs,’ that reaches the earth from the sun. Go check out that blog if you are curious.
I personally am not gay. I have friends that are, I champion them but, I don’t want to see men or women kissing or…for that matter I don’t want to see men and women kissing and so on. I am confident that there are streaming services where one could watch all of the porn, gay, straight, or otherwise, that they could handle.
Had they implied it, I would have been ok with it. The subtle implication of the little girl’s shirt was enough. I don’t need to be bludgeoned with your feelings on homosexuality!
I gave them the little girl wearing the shirt. I allowed the ‘doctor’ to be Trans. I tried to overlook the absolute lunacy of putting psychotic people in space while in charge of such a critical mission. I even looked past the Gilligan’s Island in space trope. Lastly, I tried to dismiss the ‘but fortunately,’ syndrome that these writers employ. (That is the mark of piss poor writing BTW.)
As writers, we must know our audience. SCIFI is not the audience for LGBT heavy-hitting writing or acting. I would love to know who is in charge of allowing this kind of writing to guide the industry. Not only did I stop watching halfway through E-8, but I also find little redeeming programming on Netflix as a whole. I understand that Disney will soon be releasing its streaming service, which will include Hulu.
I don’t watch much so when I do…I want quality programming, and Netflix seems to be missing the mark. We vote with our feet or in this case our remote or pocketbook. I will be ending my multi-year relation with Netflix very soon.
Someone somewhere must be producing quality programming that does not shove a myopic view of the world down our throats. I don’t go to baseball or football games for political bullshit, and I don’t spend good money on programming that inundates me with a way of life I don’t practice. What you do in your bedroom is your affair and none of my business. In public, you should behave in a manner which is congruent with societal norms.
Speaking of Disney, I was there with my daughter. Gay Pride week was the following week, a few days after my scheduled departure. Escorting my young daughter around the park, two men approached us on a bridge over some muddy water. Seeing us, they quite deliberately embraced each other. Blocking our path, they began a display of pure eroticism, where we were held hostage to their demented ideas of ‘sticking to the system.’
In this case, the system was a young girl, and myself. They were using their sexuality as a weapon, and they were beating up a little girl, not to mention myself. It is hard to win the hearts and minds of the masses when you are a bully. I do not believe they speak for the LGBTQ crowd. They were just assholes!
For those of you, who fault me for expressing my opinion, thinking ill of me for daring to say anything negative about LGBTQ stuff…You’re wrong, and it is your problem, not mine.
Read most any of my novels, and you will see that for yourself.
In this country, we can express how we feel about anything, including Trump! This is not Russia or China. I can dislike a person who happens to be of color, without being a racist. I can abhor two men kissing without being a bigot or homophobe. I can love another person of the same sex without being gay. I personally detest labels, and I wonder why the gay community does not.
We need to not be cowed by those that would silence us, and I for one will stand up for those principles.
Yes, the LGBTQ stuff pushed the plot way past the point where I could enjoy, or try to enjoy the writing. It was not science fiction; it was pushing an agenda much like those two men on the bridge. Had it just been myself, I dare say they would not have done that, or at the very least; my reaction would have been much different. I don’t tolerate bullies! I think the two of them would have been in the muck under the bridge, had it just been myself.
Care to guess why Kelly McGuire in Presidential Assassins is a kick-ass Ginger? Don’t mess with a redhead!
One of my favorite novels, which I wrote, is called Diamond Joe. There, I champion the rights of the LGBTQ. If you pick it up, you know that it is a romance between two women.
Much love -TW