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7 Sci-Fi TV Dads We Love

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With Father’s day coming up this weekend, it’s time to show some appreciation for the fathers that go above and beyond.

The worlds of science fiction are difficult to navigate as they push our minds to think and imagine in complex ways, and fatherhood in these worlds is no easy task. Many stories in these worlds, sometimes optimistic and sometimes pessimistic, stem from broken childhoods and a need to persevere beyond unavoidable circumstances. Still, these stories can also bring a spotlight to loving, supporting relationships.

So here’s to the Dads!

BENJAMIN SISKO

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Commanding Officer. Captain. Emissary to the Prophets. Husband. Father. Benjamin Sisko experiences his fair share of trials and tribulations throughout his time on Deep Space Nine, but despite the heavy load on his plate, he never failed as a role model to his son, Jake. The relationship between Jake and Benjamin still resonates today, as Ben guided Jake with a gentle hand, existing as a support system for his son, while still allowing Jake to make his own decisions and his own mistakes. Unlike many fathers may have, Ben didn’t push Jake into following his footsteps to become a Starfleet officer, but he supported him as Jake found his calling as a writer.

While Benjamin Sisko acted strong, steadfast, and bold as Captain of Deep Space Nine, Jake (as well as Benjamin’s other friends among the crew) elicited a softer, gentler side of the captain. Benjamin’s Sisko’s familial relationships display the different layers of healthy masculinity and outstanding representation between a son and father. His heavily-reciprocated love manifests in Jake’s lengths to rescue his father in one of Deep Space Nine’s best episodes, “The Visitor.” And although Benjamin had to leave his family behind ultimately to answer a higher calling with the Prophets, he left Jake as a fully-realized individual, strong and good-hearted, capable of carrying out his father’s legacy until his return.

MONTY GREEN

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Monty Green left behind a legacy too important to ignore. Although willing to do sometimes drastic things to help save their people, Monty always looked for another way to do things. He aspired to refrain from violence and preached peace. Despite Monty’s limited time as a father during The 100, his son, Jordan, exists as his legacy, and a culmination of all the things Monty and Harper held dearly. Jordan continues to try to follow his father’s wishes and morals, reminding Clarke and the others in charge of what his father was about. He doesn’t only exhibit Monty’s moral system, but he also displays curiosity and playfulness passed down.

Jordan is smart, caring, determined, and kind, things that only his parents could have taught him considering Monty and Harper were the only people he met throughout the first two decades of his life. Even though Monty’s time as a father wasn’t explored on-screen, Jordan’s standing as a good-hearted and passionate man is all the proof needed to see exactly the type of father Monty was.

JAMES COLE

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12 Monkeys doesn’t always ring a bell to science-fiction fanatics, but the time-travel stories that the show tells regarding love and dedication should resonate with any audience. James and Cassie are the parents of Athan, who later is revealed to them as The Witness, a being responsible for the apocalypse and end of the world as they know it. Despite this revelation, James Cole sacrifices his life over and over again for his family, even as he knows that his son could bring about the end of the world. James never stops looking for Athan, and when it comes down to it, his connection to his son prohibits him from committing an act that would take Athan’s life, even if it could potentially save the world. James knows that the end goal should be to stop his son, but instead, he still pushes to save him.

What James Cole actually and desperately wants is to live a regular life with Cassie and their child, and this complex relationship between knowing what is best for the world and what his heart desires makes for a compelling conflict. In the end, Athan ends up creating his own path separate from the seeming destiny implied to James and Cassie and sacrifices himself for his family and the world. James Cole is a loving and passionate character. Although he wasn’t able to rescue Athan, his complicated relationship with his son once again showcases the undue burdens placed upon heroes and how personal love is powerful enough to affect the world on apocalyptic-level scales.

Due to James and Athan’s actions, however, James gets another shot when everything is said and done — he gets the opportunity to be a husband, a father, and a person. He even defies the laws of nature to retain his memories of his past life, and most importantly, the family he managed to create throughout it.

PRAXIDEKE MENG

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When the disaster on Ganymede occurs, Prax’s life is uprooted, with his daughter seemingly killed or lost. In a journey that leads him back to Ganymede, Prax will stop at nothing to find his daughter after receiving hope that she’s alive in the form of a security feed. The search brings them to Io, where Prax finally locates his daughter. However, even as Prax believed he could do anything to rescue Mei, he still cannot execute the man responsible for her suffering, and instead, leaves his good friend, Amos, to do the deed.

The world of The Expanse remains enormous as one of the most fleshed-out universes on television. Prax, willing to go to many lengths to rescue his daughter, even when all of the odds seem against him, is admirable. Even though his goals don’t exactly line up with the Rocinante crew, he adds value to the team, albeit he still leaves his new crew after rescuing his daughter But that’s what makes Prax both a hero and a dedicated father: the ability to face the world when his daughter needs it, and the ability to let it go when finally reunited with Mei.

PETER BISHOP

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Peter Bishop underwent significant development over the run of Fringe, but perhaps one of the most interesting changes is his journey from a typical nomad bad-boy to a husband and father. Like many other science fiction stories, Peter’s time with his daughter, Henrietta, is cut short when the Observers invade, and Henrietta must live out her life, while Peter is frozen in amber. When ‘Etta’ frees him in 2036, he finally is reunited with her, and they team up in attempts to restore the world to what it should be.

But with a story like this comes more tragedy, and Etta’s ill-timed death sends Peter into a spiral of grief, pushing himself to great lengths to avenge her death. Olivia, however, convinces him to return to himself. In the end, it’s the power of his love for his family and the loss he experienced when the Observers invaded that drives him and the others to defeat the Observers, correcting the timeline and piecing his family back together. The connection between him and his daughter (and also him and his father) was what ultimately gave Team Fringe the ability to persevere even despite the short time Etta was in Peter’s life. And because of that love, Peter can raise Etta without the grief of losing her time and time again.

DANNY FROM MANIFEST

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While Danny isn’t Olive’s biological father, he plays a vital role in her life with the absence of her brother, Cal, and her father, Ben. Danny comes into the picture after bonding with Grace, experiencing a similar loss of his wife, but the relationship he develops with Olive goes above and beyond expectations of the boyfriend of her mother. He steps in and becomes someone Olive can count on, as she grieves in a way different from Grace. Even as Ben and Cal come back into the picture, Olive still feels that she can count on Danny, calling him and speaking to him, even when his relationship with Grace changes due to the reemergence of Ben.

Danny never appears to act selfishly, but with understanding and concern for Olive. He doesn’t attempt to replace Ben, but rather be a person that Olive can depend on for understanding and guidance. Danny and Olive’s relationship and the love Danny gave Olive deserved more than a quick write-off, especially considering little consideration given to him by Grace after she figures out she’s pregnant and not by Danny. Even if he wasn’t Olive’s biological Dad, he still deserved a place in Olive’s life too. But unfortunately, Danny all but vanishes from the narrative left to grieve another loss of family.

JOHN ROBINSON

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John Robinson isn’t the perfect father, but the connection he has to his family is unbreakable, despite his mistakes in the past. Not unlike the previously mentioned, Danny, he didn’t birth Judy but became the only father figure she knows. Even when things became complicated with his wife, his dedication to his children never waned. The decision made by the family to participate in the colonist program brought them back together and gave him the chance to mend the bonds damaged by his desire to serve.

But despite their rocky past on Earth, John is essential for the family’s dynamic, and through his absence, he was still able to teach his children, most evident in the strong bond and skills that Judy possesses as she takes after her step-father more than her mother. Despite adopting Judy, John always showed his pride in her, and never tried to erase the existence of her father, who also became lost in space. John shows the different ways people can love their children, by blood or not, and how this love can drive them to improve, even when so much time and conflict has passed. For more on John and Judy’s relationship, I would recommend watching the second season episode “Run,” perhaps the most beautiful frame and compelling episode of the rebooted series.

Who are your favorite sci-fi Dads? Let us know below in the comments or tweet us at @craveyoutv!


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Amanda Reimer is a fresh Angeleno, growing up in Texas and currently residing in LA. Assistant by day, stage manager by night, she writes in between. You can catch her watching sci-fis, procedurals, or perhaps, entrenching in a science documentary. She is also a cat mom to her calico, Kiki.

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Fall 2020 TV Schedule for NBC, The CW, CBS, Fox and ABC

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Fall 2020 TV Show Lineup

 With coronavirus causing a standstill for many TV and film productions, networks have been very strategic with their fall 2020-2021 lineups. 

A few networks played it same incorporating only shows with already produced full seasons or series’ that they’ve acquired while pushing popular dramas to the midseason in January of 2021. 

Other networks took a risk and gambled on their biggest draws making a comeback, even if slightly delayed, in the fall of 2020. 

Check out the complete fall 2020 TV schedule for the biggest primetime networks – ABC, NBC, The CW, CBS, and Fox below:

 

NBC

SUNDAY
7-8:20 PM Football Night in America
8:20-11 PM NBC Sunday Night Football

MONDAY
8-10 PM The Voice
10-11 PM Manifest

TUESDAY
8-9 PM The Voice
9-10 PM This Is Us
10-11 PM New Amsterdam

WEDNESDAY
8-9 PM Chicago Med
9-10 PM Chicago Fire
10-11 PM Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8-8:30 PM Superstore
8:30-9 PM Brooklyn Nine-Nine
9-10 PM Law & Order: SVU
10-11 PM LAW & ORDER: ORGANIZED CRIME

FRIDAY
8-9 PM The Blacklist
9-11 PM Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8-10 PM Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 PM Saturday Night Live* (encores)

 

ABC

SUNDAY
7 PM ET AFV
8 PM ET SUPERMARKET SWEEP
9 PM ET Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
10 PM ET The Rookie

MONDAY
8 PM ET Dancing With the Stars
10 PM ET The Good Doctor

TUESDAY
8 PM ET The Bachelorette
10 PM ET BIG SKY

WEDNESDAY
8 pm ET The Goldbergs
8:30 pm ET black-ish
9 pm ET The Conners
9:30 pm American Housewife
10 pm ET Stumptown

THURSDAY
8 pm ET Station 19
9 pm ET Grey’s Anatomy
10 pm ET A Million Little Things

FRIDAY
8 pm ET Shark Tank
9 pm ET 20/20

SATURDAY
8 pm ET Saturday Night Football

 

FOX

SUNDAY
8 PM The Simpsons
8:30 PM Bless the Hearts
9 PM Bob’s Burgers
9:30 PM Family Guy

MONDAY
8 PM L.A.’S FINEST 
9 PM NEXT

TUESDAY
8 PM Cosmos: Possible Worlds
9 PM FILTHY RICH

WEDNESDAY
8 PM The Masked Singer
9 PM MasterChef Junior

THURSDAY
8 PM Thursday Night Football 

FRIDAY
8 PM WWE’s SmackDown Live

SATURDAY
8 PM Fox Sports Saturday

 

CBS

SUNDAY
7 PM 60 Minutes
8 PM THE EQUALIZER
9 PM NCIS: Los Angeles
10 PM NCIS: New Orleans  

MONDAY
8 PM The Neighborhood
8:30 PM Bob Hearts Abishola 
9 PM All Rise
10 PM Bull

TUESDAY
8 PM NCIS
9 PM FBI
10 PM FBI: Most Wanted 

WEDNESDAY
8 PM Survivor
9 PM The Amazing Race
10 PM SEAL Team

THURSDAY
8 PM Young Sheldon
8:30 PM B POSITIVE
9 PM Mom
9:30 PM The Unicorn
10 PM Evil

FRIDAY
8 PM MacGyver 
9 PM Magnum P.I.
10 PM Blue Bloods

SATURDAY
8 PM Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
9 PM Crimetime Saturday (drama series encores)
10 PM 48 Hours

 

The CW

SUNDAY
8 PM Two Sentence Horror Stories
9 PM Pandora

MONDAY
8 PM Whose Line Is It Anyway? (two episodes)
9 PM Penn & Teller: Fool Us

TUESDAY
8 PM Swamp Things
9 PM Tell Me a Story

WEDNESDAY
8 PM Devils (Patrick Dempsey drama)
9 PM Coroner

THURSDAY
8 PM Supernatural (final season)
9 PM The Outpost

FRIDAY
8 PM Masters of Illusion
9 PM World’s Funniest Animals


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How to Stream 4th of July Fireworks in 2020 Including the ‘Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular’

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Where to Watch and Stream Fireworks for July 4th 2020

Fourth of July is going to look slightly different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

One of the biggest independence day celebrations we look forward to includes seeing a local fireworks display, but sadly, out of health concerns, many local towns and even bigger cities have decided to cancel the festivities this year. 

After all, fireworks draw in crowds that increase the potential spread of COVID-19.

While there’s bound to be a handful of neighbors who will be buying fireworks and setting them off in your area, it’s not the same. 

If you feel like you need to see a full-blow fireworks display in order to properly celebrate, you can still do so by streaming them online. 

Load ’em up on the big screen, project them outside while barbecuing, or watch them from your phone while laying on a pool floatie — the possibilities are endless. 

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NBC

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The displays will launch from one or two unannounced locations in New York City, per NBC. Each display will be “brief but mighty” and clock in at 5-minutes.

“These past few months have been some of the most difficult in our city’s history, and New Yorkers are looking for a break,” de Blasio said in a statement. “This 4th of July Celebration with Macy’s will give all New Yorkers a safe and exciting way to enjoy the holiday together, even when we are apart.”

The statement revealed the musical score will be a “mix of pop and patriotic anthems celebrating New York City’s resilience during the COVID-19 Pandemic” and will include a salute to frontline workers.

Other guests include Mayo Clinic surgeon Dr. Elvis, Alicia Keys, and the Young People’s Chorus of NYC. 

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular will air live on July 4 on NBC at 8-10pm ET/PT.

 

PBS

PBS will air A Capitol Fourth which is a patriotic, star-studded concert with a display above the National Mall in Washington D.C. While many advised against the celebration this year, President Trump has said he intends to move forward, so for now, it’s happening. 

 

Local Shows

Many local networks will televise firework shows from bigger cities. Be sure to check local listings or click back here closer to the holiday for more information. 

 

Stream Online

Disney puts on some of the best fireworks shows ever. And the best thing is that you don’t have to visit Disney to experience the fun — you can stream the show virtually. 

The show was recorded info front of the castle at the Magic Kingdom in 2017, but it’s still a sight to behold as the sky lights up in red, white, and blue to American tunes. 


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Quiz: Which Roswell New Mexico Character is Your Soulmate?

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While we wait for the next season, find out which Roswell heartthrob is your soulmate. 

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Take our quiz below to find out! 

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