Margaret Atwood’s name already had become synonymous with Canadian Literature when, in 1985, she took an unexpected turn and wrote a dystopian satire. It proved an international sensation, encouraged her to write other works that would be considered SF, and birthed a bad movie, a graphic novel, and an initially excellent prestige series.
In 2019, a sequel appeared.
The alien rhinoceros police are back! Jack Harness is back! The Cyberman may be lurking just around the corner!
And that’s not the biggest surprise this week. No, that accolade goes to the true identity of the titular fugitive.
The Judoon return to Doctor Who this week, bringing back a fan favorite rhinoceros-headed aliens. Elsewhere in space, Picard continues to try to solve the mystery of Data’s daughter. The Midwives are called to make a case for home service for births (instead of hospitals,) as well. That’s just the start of this week’s shows. Are you unable to cope with the Deluge? Can’t keep up with all of these shows? Good news, one of them is going away! Arrow airs its finale this week, bringing eight years to a close for the show that started one of the most successful runs of DC properties in video. Batwoman’s birthday even takes a back seat, Supergirl brings a season one star back, all the other heroes are still to busy to stop by Freeland to help their new friend Black Lightning, and the Legends skip this week to make room for a special set of postmortem interviews with Arrow creators. Elsewhere, Archie Comics give us another episode of Riverdale, and the next season of Sabrina is still hanging out if you have more time to hang out in the Bureau’s Breakroom.
[All synopses (and titles) from Trakt.tv below the cut, except when there really aren’t any. (If a show’s synopsis is a spoiler to you, do not click More…)]
A lot of anime and a lot of award contenders this week.
DC, under their DC Zoom label, has some younger-reader graphic novels planned for 2020, and seem particularly interested in cultivating the growing market of female readers. Unsurprisingly, then, they started the year by releasing a Wonder Tween tale.
What would it be like to be the only little girl on the Paradise Islands?
Jean-Luc returns as an aging admiral who turned his back on a Starfleet that he believes betrayed its principals. A mysterious woman, somehow linked to both Commander Data and the Romulans, draws him away from the vineyard and into her conflict.