Time for another collection of stories from around the interwebs that I thought readers of this blog would appreciate:
- “Why don’t dystopias know how to talk about race?” Over at Vulture, Angelica Jade Bastién talks about the way that TV and film dystopias that “hyperconsume the narratives of people of color…yet remain starkly white in the casting of major roles.”
- If you haven’t yet decided whether to watch Star Trek: Discovery, here’s my spoiler-free review of the first half of Season 1, over at the Women at Warp blog.
- Watching Star Trek: Discovery it’s hard not to fall in love with Ensign Sylvia Tilly, played by Mary Wiseman. Some viewers are also finding the character a potential positive representation of someone on the autism spectrum, as Teresa Jusino explains at The Mary Sue.
- In more Disco news, Executive Producer Gretchen J. Berg confirmed that we haven’t seen the last of Philippa Georgiou, the character played by Michelle Yeoh but killed off in the second half of the two-hour premiere (TV Guide).
- A lot of folks have raised questions about the limitations of the Bechdel-Wallace Test – some of which I’ve addressed here on the blog and in my Mary Sue piece on how Trek episodes fare on the test. If you’re looking for alternative tests that get at more diverse metrics, FiveThirtyEight has a list of 12 new ideas.