But when I was an young teen a new television show came about. It was a space opera, kind of a Horatio Hornblower in space. And it had an alien who captured my heart. Halfway through the third season, they canceled the show.
This was before syndication. When a show was canceled, it was gone. It wasn't until I was in college that syndication came about and suddenly it was on TV again. Huge crowds of people would gather at the TV lounge on campus to watch it. Somebody in Hollywood must have cottoned on to the fact that there was still an audience.
They made a movie. A horrible movie. But it was a hit. All those fans who'd been starved for something new went to see it again and again and again. So they made another one. A good one. One that captured all the great things that made me love the series in the first place.
And then they killed off my favorite character!
It was like my uncle had died. I bawled. But they made another movie and (kind of) brought him back. And they kept making movies. And then a new series in that world but in the future. And then they made more spin off series and more movies.
And then they finally got brilliant and went back to the original show in 2009 and made a new movie.
It ROCKED! I loved what they did with it. I saw it in the theater six times and grinned all the way through. I wasn't sure at first if I would be able to see Zachary Quinto as anything but Sylar the psychopathic serial killer from HEROS, but he's done a fabulous job following Leonard Nimoy as Spock
Who's your favorite alien?