FRONTIER (2016 – )

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Creators: Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie

Cast: Jason Momoa, Landon Liboiron, Zoe Boyle

This Series is the adventure  following the chaotic and violent struggle to control wealth and power in the North American fur trade in the late 18th century. The series takes place in a world where business negotiations might be resolved with close-quarter hatchet fights or death, and where delicate relations between Native tribes and Europeans can spark  conflicts.

This one you can watch it on Netflix. But the thing is here is how rough and tough was the fur trade business where others will cheat you, steal from you or even kill you plus the fact that one man wants to monopolise it. Young Irish-born Michael Smyth (Landon Liboiron)   tries to steal gunpowder off a fur trade vessel headed overseas to the northern wilds well he hides in the ship and ends up in Canada. His best friend is killed, his girl (Lyla Porter-Follows) is tossed in jail. Benton (Alun Armstrong) who is the  captain on the ship has this idea to sent Micheal to this ruthless fur trader Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) to see who is next move, in return he gets his girl out of jail.

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There are subplots here that works well the series is still watchable but I think it is missing  something. The episodes are full of tension, intrigue, and sure enough there are cliffhangers. I love the female characters here that are strong-willed, tough, intelligent  and trying to get trough the day into this man’s world. Back then the women had to be to stand on their own. Not bad for a first season here let’s see if there is an other.

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STARGATE SG1 (1997 – 2007)

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Creators: Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner,

Cast: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda.

Stargate SG-1 picks up a year after the conclusion of the events recounted in the original feature film. The Stargate on earth is now operated out of Area 52 in secrecy from the general populace and most foreign governments. Only the top official government knows about it. It is located at a military based known as Stargate command In Colorado in Cheyenne mountain, Colorado Spring. The SG teams is to explore the galaxy and search for alien technology and allies to defend Earth against the Goa’uld, a snake-like parasitic alien race that takes humans as unwilling hosts. The Goa’uld had transported human slaves from Earth to other habitable planets across the galaxy thousands of years ago and now pose as gods of Ancient Earth mythologies, particularly Egyptian mythology. SG1 learns that there is an highly intelligent humans like called Ancients, had originally built the Stargate network millions of years earlier.

Here is a great Sci-Fi series that s intelligent and imaginative from the film Stargate. Only the top leadership of the United States, Russia, Great Britian, China and Germany are aware of the existence of the Stargate or the routine offworld missions that the US Air Force performs. The thing is that they have the military in charge of Stargate at the area 52 obviously not at area 51 (It is already taken as we know).  The mission of the Stargate Command is to explore the universe, establish diplomatic relationships with alien cultures, and acquire technology capable of defending earth. Of course you have powerful alien like the Goa’uld who are the super villains they are a threat to earth and the other gallaxy. The show was well written and well made although It took about $2 millions dollars an episode toward the end of the series. It was shot in Vancouver. It has a huge fan base. I am surprise that the show lasted 10 years, and that is cool.

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ORPHAN BLACK (2013 – )

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Creators: Graeme MansonJohn Fawcett.

Cast:Tatiana MaslanyKevin HanchardDylan Bruce.

Sara an outsider, street educated comes back in Toronto after disappearing for 10 months. In the subway she witness a murder of a woman who looks like the exact copy of her. She makes a quick decision and snatch her purse that the woman left behind. She gets into a universe that is more intriguing as she comes to find out. I do not want to reveal more than that on this series. It is an original idea Sci-Fi when Tatiana Maslany plays several character and she is wonderful it. she was nominated for a golden globe for Best actress. the rest of the cast is terrific here is a talented cast who kick ass in the is series. a definite must see.

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