Most People of Color Don’t Care for Science Fiction: Morris Chestnut talks about his role on the hit TV series “V”

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 OK, I’ve been trying real hard to not skee and scream whenever I see  Morris Chestnut on “V.” I’ve always had a little crush. LOL! Totally, a fan girl…

Last season ended on an incredible cliffhanger.  Is Ryan Nichols dead? Did they kill off Chestnut's character?  It would be so cliche, if the black man dies when the series is taking off. One thing is for sure, Chestnut has acted his butt off during this last season of “V” and not many have noticed.  He’s done a great job of showing Ryan Nichols as a traitor but we still sympathize with him. I never sympathized with Robert Englund’s character. 

 In Chestnut's interview, he brought up two points that strike a nerve for me. One, that people of color wonder if he’s been working for the last few years and two , that “most people of color don’t care for science fiction.” I just don't get it.  "V" is a top-rated TV series. The promos were on and the conflict was high. It's even retro.  All of the things necessary to crossover.

I love science fiction. I love “V” but there are only a few people of color that I can talk to about the show. Everyone else thinks it’s weird but it’s a hit show.  C’mon people, the man is just plain old sexy! Doesn’t that get a few extra viewers of color? 

I can’t wait to see what next season brings but I’m curious as to what others think about this idea that people of color just have a dislike for spaceships, time travel, and otherness.  Any opinions?



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Alicia L Mccalla
0 #12 Alicia L Mccalla 2013-04-30 23:42
Quoting Dani:
There are a TON of WoC that like sci-fi/fantasy. People that don't...they're bred not to. Not just WoC, but women overall.

Welcome Dani! Thanks for your comment. ;-)
+1 #11 Dani 2013-04-27 14:33
There are a TON of WoC that like sci-fi/fantasy. People that don't...they're bred not to. Not just WoC, but women overall.
Alicia McCalla
0 #10 Alicia McCalla 2011-12-23 23:34
Hi Chiniquy!

I'm glad you're a fan of SciFi. Thanks for stopping by. :D
-1 #9 Chiniquy 2011-12-23 16:25
Maybe women of color don't like Sci Fi shows, but that cannot be said otherwise.
Alicia McCalla
0 #8 Alicia McCalla 2011-04-18 10:04
Hey Monique!

So glad to hear from you about "V." Ok don't say it. I'm really hoping the Morris didn't get strangled by his own daughter and doesn't return. "V" always has some medical thing that revives people. I'm hoping that his character somehow comes back to fight another day. How will the humans make it without him? All those ships in the sky. Egads! It's going to be a really intense show next season. I can't wait!
Monique Head
0 #7 Monique Head 2011-04-18 01:17
I was so excited to see this series brought back to life. Sorry to tell you ladies, but I think that Morris Chestnut's character is truly dead. I can't believe how they did it though...his own daughter!! But maybe they will bring some other hunky guy to take his place- like Shemar Moore or Boris Kudjoe.
Alicia McCalla
0 #6 Alicia McCalla 2011-04-09 14:05
I don't know Nicki, I might have to fight you for Morris. :lol: In truth, I think "V" started off slow but this last season has really picked up. Maybe it took it a while for everyone to gel but this last season was awesome! You might check out some of the reruns. They also did some incredible special effects with the "V" characters. I thought the retro characters scared me but these new visitors are absolutely frightening.
Nicki Salcedo
0 #5 Nicki Salcedo 2011-04-08 22:07
Why are you talking about my boyfriend? I loved the original V, but the new one does nothing for me. I watched about half the season for Morris, the chick from Firefly, and Juliet from LOST. Along time ago they said women don't like sci-fi. And look at me and Alicia loving sci-fi. Hmf!
Alicia McCalla
0 #4 Alicia McCalla 2011-04-08 18:27
LOL Sharon.It's a remake of an older TV series. Great show. You'll probably remember it if you saw the promo. :D
Sharon C.
0 #3 Sharon C. 2011-04-08 11:59
I LOVE me some Morris Chestnut...but I have never even heard of "V."

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