Sci Fi Friday: Masters of Horror

Showtime’s Masters of Horror series get involved with politics again. Last season they featured Homecoming, in which dead vets came back to get their revenge against those responsible for Iraq. Tonight Masters of Horror gets involved in the abortion controversy. Slice of SciFi reports:

Caitlin Wachs, who stars as a pregnant teenager in the upcoming Masters of Horror episode “Pro-Life,” told SCI FI Wire that she’s bracing herself for the controversy that may result from the potentially polarizing hour. John Carpenter (Halloween) directed the episode, about 15-year-old Angelique (Wachs), who arrives at a clinic to abort her baby. Matters escalate, not only because Angelique’s anti-abortion father (Ron Perlman) and his three sons try to liberate her by force, but also because the child inside her is growing frightfully fast.

“I know there are a few pretty intense scenes,” Wachs said in an interview. “I’m kind of bracing myself for anything. I had a lot of fun working on it, and I stand by my work. I don’t think it’s necessarily the right thing, but I think that women do have the right to choose. Just the fact that it takes place in an abortion clinic can piss off a lot of people. So I’m kind of preparing myself for anything, really. I don’t know what’s going to happen.”

In other science fiction news of the week, this week’s episode of Heroes had the hightest ratings of any show for the season on NBC. All the hype over “save the cheerleader, save the world” paid off. Now that the cheerleader is safe, we will have to see how they do save the world. Sci Fi Channel is hoping for higher ratings for Battlestar Galactica when they move it from Fridays to Sundays this fall. Such a move worked for X-Files after they build up a cult following on Fridays and moved to Sundays, but developing such an audience will be much harder on SciFi Channel as opposed to the networks. There have been rumors of NBC (which owns SciFi Channel) moving the show to the network’s schedule, but so far no signs that this is really going to happen. Currently they do broadcast Heroes on NBC on Monday and on SciFi Channel the following Friday. Battlestar Galactica is also reboradcast on HD Net, but not for several months after the original airing on SciFi Channel.

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    Probus says:

    Any time people have an open discourse on the issues of choice there is bound to be controversy. But the argument must be made that a woman does have a right to choose. I applaud the makers of this show, who choose to talk about this sensitive issue which has no place in politics. Roe v. Wade is decided law and the government must stay out of the lives of women and their right to make these decisions with their doctors. The religious right must back off and trust the women of our country to make the right decisions about their lives and their bodies. This is a health issue and religion must not play a part in it. Church and State must always be kept apart.

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