26 – Best and Worst Romances

The Mythcreant Podcast

Oren, Chris, and Mike rant and rave about romance stories in speculative fiction. They discuss the problems with one-offs, love at first sight, and characters written only as love interests. They gush about couples that are unconventional, and cringe over romances that are creepy or inappropriate.

Correction: Gentlemen Bastards is by Scott Lynch, not John Scalzi.

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Opening and closing theme: The Princess Who Saved Herself by Jonathan Coulton. Used with permission.

Show Notes:

Removing the Creeps from Romance

Lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Lady of the Lake from Merlin

Xander: Demon Magnet

Keiko and O’Brien

Mara Jade from the Stars Expanded Universe

The Truce at Bakura in the Stars Expanded Universe

Gentlemen Bastards Series by Scott Lynch

Old Man’s War by John Scalzi

Tara MaClay from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Kennedy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

I Only Have Eyes for You, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Neelix and Kes from Voyager

Morticia and Gomez in the Addams Family TV Series

Wash and Zoe from Firefly

Man of Steel

Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Mass Effect Romances

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  1. Jesse

    No mention of Anakin and Padme?

  2. Edgar

    Pity no mention of Crichton and Aeryn from Farscape…

    • Lynn

      omg yes!! One of my all time favourite sci-fi romances.

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