Tag Archives: STEM

The Strength of Women in STEM

With the rise of women in STEM, television has been working hard recently to keep up with that representation. In crime procedurals, women are playing the “logical” side of head/heart combos more and more, and genre shows are fighting harder than real world dramas and comedies to level the playing field. Recently, PaleyFest held a panel in New York with actresses portraying these women to discuss their interactions with female fans. Unfortunately, not all discussions surrounding this rise of women has been positive. The AV Club recently released an article criticizing the the main representatives of female computer science whizzes on network television, highlighting a trope exemplified by characters like Felicity Smoak and Agent Skye from superhero shows Arrow and Agents of SHIELD.

A comparison of Oliver and Felicity in their respective fields.
A comparison of Oliver and Felicity in their respective fields.

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The Doctor Is In: A preview of the web series Frankenstein, M.D.

Step aside Lizzie Bennet and Emma Woodhouse, it’s Victoria Frankenstein’s time to shine!

…wait, what?

Yes, it’s true! Improbable as it seems, PBS and Pemberley Digital, the production team who brought you The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved, has announced that their next big series will be Frankenstein, M.D., an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s science fiction classic! Based on what we’ve been told, and what we know about the novel, this new series could bring back Pemberley Digital in full force after the Sophomore Slump of Emma Approved.

Though a far cry from Lizzie and Emma's Logos, the coloring and formatting are very, very Pemberley (source)
Though a far cry from Lizzie and Emma’s Logo’s, the coloring and formatting are very, very Pemberley (source)

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