Friday, July 13, 2012

Flashback Friday: 90s Fantasy

Old episodes of one of my favorite shows, Xena Warrior Princess, made me a bit nostalgic, so I thought I'd theme this Friday post: Flashback Friday and post pics of some of my favorite shows that helped develop my love of the fantasy genre in which I write. 
Having Hercules and Xena team up was awesome!

I have always been a huge fan of Greek mythology, so this show was a big hit with me as a kid. I never missed a new episode and LOVED reruns...especially marathons! Having Xena be such an awesome and beautiful female hero was an added bonus. 

On the science fiction side of things, I can remember watching Star Trek Original and my favorite, Star Trek: The Next Generation, with my mom. I have never been one to become overly obsessed to the point that I ever wanted to learn Klingon or dress in a Trek uniform, but I still enjoyed the adventures of both Captain Picard and Captain Kirk. 

Space became even more interesting when the series ROSWELL came on air. Alien teen, Max Evans(Jason Behr) made my teenage heart beat all kinds of crazy. This series, full of teenage angst and heartbreak, was something I could identify with, while still feeding my love of fantasy.  Can anyone say, 'alien version of Dawson's Creek'?! 

How about Seaquest? I loved this show!

Then there was the original vampire show, Angel? How would you like to be a consciousless vampire enjoying an existence of self-gratification and then have gypsies punish you by forcing your soul back on you for killing one of them? This one sports no glitter, but Angel was still one beautiful vampire! Angel(David Boreanaz) might be the reason I initially began watching Bones...maybe. *wink*

I could probably go on and on down memory lane, but this post would never end. What do you think about these shows that I loved? Did I just date myself horribly? Share with me a flash back of your own. I have seen many posts about what books inspired so and so to write, but I want to know what shows contributed to the love of the genre you write in?


Esther Spurrill-Jones said...

I also watched all of those shows but Roswell. For some reason, I never saw even one ep of that. I also watched Buffy. I'm jealous that you watched ST:TNG with your mom. My mom thought that show was evil, and I had to watch it on the sly. Come to think of it, that probably made me more interested in it. ;)

Johanna Garth said...

These were all the shows I watched in law school. Thanks for the mini flashback of gorging on TV and feeling guilty about not studying for contracts ;)

Linda Jackson said...

Sabrina, I am so glad my first child wasn't a son, because I was so obsessed with Star Trek that I would have named him Jean Luc. :)

Morgan said...

Ohhhhh... it's fun walking down memory lane... especially with these shows... I loved Xena and Star Trek and Angel!!!!! :D

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Nothing is guaranteed to make a kid interested in something more than a parent's disapproval. LOL...glad you found moments to enjoy it, you would have seriously missed out otherwise!

Sabrina A. Fish said...

LOL...mine was, but I went with one of my other loves, Celtic history, and named my son, Aidan.

Sabrina A. Fish said...

Well, we are only makes sense! *wink*