Guest Fest: The Abandon, An All Black Male Sci‐Fi TV Series by Keith Josef Adkins – Alicia McCalla. The back-story of this soon-to-be-filmed series fascinates me, and it will fascinate others who, while enjoying science fiction television and movies, find most fare to be almost completely absent of people of color, save for the usual token person-of-color. Our country is now on the fast-track towards a majority of people of color; how is it in 2012 we are still seeing networks and studios producing movies and series as if the population has not shifted in that direction? How is it that in 2012 Adkins has had to struggle so hard to break through misconceptions about the demographics just to get a pilot episode filmed? We needto see representations of Black men (and women) in mass media outside the usual gangster/rapper/entertainer/athlete paradigms. I look forward to seeing the results of Adkins’ work.
To help financially support the pilot for the TV Series, The Abandoned.