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Forgotten Women of Genre: Nicole Perlman

By Riley Silverman
Nicole Perlman

March is Women's History Month. And while here on SYFY FANGRRLS we celebrate women's achievements throughout the year, we're going above and beyond for the upcoming month with a limited podcast series called Forgotten Women of Genre.

While the surprise success of Guardians of the Galaxy would make James Gunn a household name, it never would have existed if it weren’t for the woman who shares his writing credit. Handpicking the title from a list of lesser-known Marvel properties, Nicole Perlman would spend over two years entrenched in the back catalog, bringing Starlord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot to the forefront. Without Perlman, this bunch of a-holes would still be adrift in space. Her work on the film was largely downplayed but on today's episode of Forgotten Women of Genre, we celebrate Nicole Perlman: the woman who brought the MCU to the cosmos. 

Science fiction, fantasy, and all associated genres have finally evolved from a niche interest into a mainstream staple. But the women who have been instrumental in creating and shaping the nerdverse have largely gone unrecognized. Until today. Forgotten Women of Genre tells the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

New episodes of this series will be released each day in the month of March, in addition to regularly scheduled episodes of STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS.

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