Where’s the sense In that?

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Can some­one please tell the writ­ers of Sense8 that when we

say we want di­ver­sity in our SF, that doesn’t mean we want more tropes. Let’s just have a run down of the stereo­types and ab­sur­dity: an In­dian char­ac­ter who is pre­sented with a Bol­ly­wood dance dis­play by her fi­ancé, an up­tight Korean busi­ness­woman who is also a mar­tial arts ex­pert, a ver­sion of Lon­don where Big Ben is au­di­ble across the en­tire city… If this is the fu­ture of di­ver­sity in SF TV, then count me out. Yes, half the cast are non- white and we have an even male/ fe­male bal­ance, which is good. But surely we can do bet­ter than a pa­rade of racial/ na­tional stereo­types?

Michael Trim­mer, email

Point taken, but the last time there was some­thing like this we got guff Kiefer suther­land se­ries Touch, so at least we’re mov­ing in the right di­rec­tion.

Sense8: they can prob­a­bly hear Big Ben from there.

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