The Next Game of Thrones Will Be In Space

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and I don’t mean the books

Consider our media landscape as tides under pale moonlight, ebbing and flowing between trends that capture our collective imagination. The early 2000s were dominated by fantasy heavyweights like Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and the Chronicles of Narnia, the success of each paving the way for more injections of that unbound genre. Producers looking for the next big thing paid attention, and this wave soon washed over our televisions, producing shows like Merlin, Camelot, Legend of the SeekerSpartacus, and the marginally successful Game of Thrones.

But now that tide is changing again, swinging back towards another genre commonly left to high school library shelves. The last year in cinema has been dominated by science fiction- The Last Days on Mars, Europa Report, Prometheus, Ender’s GameElysiumStar Trek, Guardians of the GalaxyGravity, and recently Interstellar, are all part of a rising tide in space opera appreciation.

And in 2015, television will be catching up.

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UNews: Extra Duty Policing, Rope Bondage, Oh My!

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For the past few weeks I’ve had the great opportunity to work with fellow King’s Journalism students on the UNews site, reporting on news in the Halifax area. I was fortunate enough to be able to cover everything from student workshops to city hall and legislature proceedings. We all had a lot of fun, learned a lot, and think the whole thing ended too soon. Be sure to check out and follow the rest of the UNews team:

@markhendo11 @AllieDarwin @aalooamey @EvieBrotherston

@missrrachel @cousins_ben @ThatSergioG @JenniferGosnell

@TheRealBenBlum @j3wleah

Presented here are a few of my pieces produced for UNews.

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