Sci-Fi ID 

Identity is one of the main subjects explored in sci-fi. Shows usually explore multiple possibilities of what makes a person who they are, but center around one of these main themes:

We have a core: Dollhouse, Haven, Legion

We are nature and nurture: Orphan black, 

We are nurture: Battlestar galatica

We are nature: Heroes

We are nature and memories: Dr Who

We are our environment: Ringer, Continuum

We are our memories: Fringe, Travelers, Blindspot

We decide who we are: The man in high castle

Tropes that are used to explore these issues are: clones, memory loss, memory alteration, possession, multiple personality, indoctrination, multiverse, dreamverse, retcon and much more

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s