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Friday, January 18, 2013

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Black Sci-Fi Craving...


As I was perusing through my library at home I ran across a few books that I remember reading that just really took me into another world. One in particular was that of Octavia Butler's "Wild Seed". This book starting me to thinking... "man it would be real nice to see an all-Black cast in a Black Sci-Film."

Although it would take a special person to tackle any one of Butler's book, but I think I may have stumbled upon something that will satisfy my craving for now. It's a new sci-fi tv/web series called The Abandon. Here is short snippet of what the show is about from writer/director Keith Josef Adkins...

"After a possible alien invasion, five black men discover they may be the last humans on Earth and quickly learn the importance of survival, loyalty, and manhood. The Abandon is inspired by my desire to see black and brown people work in the sci-fi genre. It is inspired by knowing so many black people who deeply love and respect the sci-fi genre and my interest in making them happy."

Oh and there is also a sista who has also survived, too. (YAY!!)

Check out the pilot episode here:



For more information about the series go to The Abandon .

Now I love some sci-fi so this is truly a treat, and not to mention some nice eye candy!! :-)

3 comments:

  1. That's too awesome! I have nothing but respect for these people!

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  2. OK, I'm waiting for it. Keep us postes Jamie! Please!

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  3. Have you seen Attack the Block? The cast isn't all black, but the main characters are (except for one white woman). It's about a teenage gang in South London who have to defend their block from alien creatures. Excellent movie. Not at all an ordinary "humans vs. aliens" shoot 'em up, as it's more about the contrasting lives and perspectives of the black teenagers and the white woman, and how society treats them differently.

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