Strong Female Characters #8: We deep-dive into the (limited) history of female explorers in genre

Jan 23, 2018

Guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back. If you guessed "Cher and Preeti with a new episode of the SYFY FANGRRLS podcast Strong Female Characters," you win all the marbles. 

This week, we're talking all about the (very limited) history of female explorers in genre. Fingers crossed that this changes in the future, especially with the rise of a slightly updated Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider movie. We also sit down for a chat with Blue Planet II producer Orla Doherty, who discusses the ins and outs of making the groundbreaking nature documentary and introducing an audience to the beauty and wonder of our planet.

Strong Female Characters examines our favorite female characters and storylines in genre and draws parallels to their real-life counterparts and current events. Fangrrls managing editor Cher Martinetti and contributing editor Preeti Chhibber welcome a different guest each week to explore oft-used tropes, representation in media, and the surprising and sometimes humorous ways in which pop culture and science fiction can influence our daily lives.

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