From September 12th through 16th is Operation Speak Out with your Geek Out. In honor of this, the authors of SpaceGypsies are posting about their geeky hobbies. Mine: Sanctuary.
PlayItGrand introduced me to Sanctuary back when it was just a web series. At first I wasn’t impressed. The plot development was slow and at the time I was not a patient person. A year later, PlayItGrand encourages me to give the show another shot, now that it was airing on SyFy. I wasn’t too keen at first, but then PlayItGrand said the two magic words that would drag me in: Nikola Tesla.
I studied mathematics and engineering in college and Tesla is one of my favorite scientists. So when informed that he was in Sanctuary, my curiosity was piqued. I gave the show another shot and fell in love with it!
What I love about the show is that it pulls inspiration from many different sources: mythology, history, and classic literature just to name a few. Some of the inspiration is obvious… some of it not so much. It is the subtle allusions that appeal to me, and the tiny little details that are so easy to overlook. For example, some of Tesla’s comments are funny even if you know nothing about the historical figure, but if you do know something about him, the comments are hysterical because they are offhandedly referencing historical events.
This show also makes me think, and it has been a long time since a television show has gotten me to theorize about anything or care about the characters. I love watching the characters grow. Even the minor recurring characters- such as Druitt and Tesla- show character development through the series. Sanctuary is also surprising… just when I think I have something figured out, the writers throw a curve ball and prove my theories wrong. I LOVE that!
So, to PlayItGrand, I send a big thank you for introducing me to Sanctuary, my fangirl passion. And to the readers of this site, I encourage you to share your geeky passions in the comments below or in your own blogs. Spread the word; after all, this week is about sharing what makes our geek flags soar.