A Year in Film: A Hollywood Suite Podcast


1999 — Galaxy Quest & Deep Blue Sea: Sci-Fi Above & Below (feat. Tananarive Due and Emily Gagne)

Season 4, Ep. 18

Becky and supervising producer Emily Gagne welcome Tananarive Due aboard as they take a deep dive on two beloved sci-fi flicks from 1999: Galaxy Quest and Deep Blue Sea. Tananarive Due is an award-winning author who teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She is an executive producer on Shudder's groundbreaking documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror. She and her husband/collaborator, Steven Barnes, wrote "A Small Town" for Season 2 of Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone on Paramount Plus, and two segments of Shudder’s anthology film Horror Noire. A leading voice in Black speculative fiction for more than 20 years, Due has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award, and her writing has been included in best-of-the-year anthologies. Her books include Ghost Summer: Stories, My Soul to Keep, and The Good House. She and her late mother, civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due, co-authored Freedom in the Family: A Mother-Daughter Memoir of the Fight for Civil Rights. She and her husband live with their son, Jason.

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