I’ve been a fan of the Syfy TV Show 12 MONKEYS since its inception, and even before that with Bruce Willis in the 1995 movie that started it all. The idea of controlling the future through your past, isn’t that what great science fiction is all about?
Isn’t that why you love it?
I remember when the 12 MONKEYS TV Series really hit the ground running in Season 1, with plenty of action, lots of suspense. When Season 2 rolled out, though, I was left a bit confused with its cryptic plot and punchy dialog.
This was about the same time I was working on my second book in my Sci-Fi Suspense AURORA SERIES, though, so I might have been a little distracted.
No harm, no foul.
By the end of Season 2, my interest was re-ignited, especially by episode 11 “Resurrection,” when the temporal red storms destroy the facility along with Dr. Jones and everyone else caught in its destructive wake.
When we arrive at the Season 2 Finale “Memory of Tomorrow,” we find Cole and Railly have settled into 1959, started a life together, and are actually expecting a child.
Who says Science Fiction can’t also be a love story?
I mean – finally – we’re given what we’ve wanted for so long for these two, only for it to be ripped out from under us so quickly. By the end of the episode, Railly is captured, sent to the year 2163, and presented before the Witnesses’ soldiers in the great hall; the Pallid Man, the leader of the Army of the 12 Monkeys, revealing himself also in the future. In fashion with great suspense, the Pallid Man presents Cassandra as “the Mother” and the child she’s carrying – Cole’s child – as “the Messenger.”
I really love twists and turns in stories like this. Keeping me on my toes, doing the unexpected. Who could have ever guessed at the start of the series that we’d end up with Cassandra and Cole so far in the future?
Time travel is a subject I’ve had an interest in for awhile now, and definitely plan to tackle later on. Of course, it will have a metaphysical twist to it. Which is actually a little ironic, since I’m a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to Science Fiction.
When I started the AURORA SERIES, inspiration came from interest in Alaska and trucking, not science or great shows like 12 Monkeys. It, of course, quickly took on a life of its own, as enticing stories often do.
I’m really excited about the future areas of Science Fiction I plan to explore. Time Travel. Space Exploration. Alien Encounters. Of course, all will come with their fair share of religious and theological underpinnings.
Unfortunately, Season 2 of 12 Monkeys is now over for this year. If you’re like me, though, and you’re Jones-ing for a quick Sci-Fi fix, then you might try my new book, ESCAPING LIGHT AURORA, the sophomore installment of the AURORA SERIES. It has enough twists and turns in it to keep you happy until our favorite Syfy show returns for Season 3.
Get your copy of ESCAPING LIGHT AURORA today at Amazon Kindle. And, don’t forget, we can always binge on 12 Monkeys Season 1-2 any time we want!
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