Mika A. Epstein

Mika has been deep in fandom since she could say 'Trekkie.' With decades experience in running fansites, developing software, and organizing communities, she's taken on the challenge of delving into the recesses of television for queers long forgotten. Making this site with Tracy is nothing short of serendipity. Mika lives with her wife and their cats in Southern California. Of course she has a hybrid, but she'd rather ride her bicycle.
Things We Love: Superheroes

Things We Love: Superheroes

October 16, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Everyone’s batty over Batwoman, but we wouldn’t have Kate Kane were it not for some remarkable heroes who paved the way for her. And we absolutely love them all.

Passage: The Sci-Fi Show You Didn’t Know You Wanted

Passage: The Sci-Fi Show You Didn’t Know You Wanted

October 9, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Sci-fi and paranormal lovers, rejoice! Representation Matters Productions and Tello Films brings us the next best series.

Growth of Representation

Growth of Representation

October 2, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Understanding the impact of canceled shows to characters on-air demonstrates a less close relation than one might expect.

2019 Emmy Roundup

2019 Emmy Roundup

September 25, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

The Emmys are over and they were actually pretty queer!

Fall 2019 Preview – Network TV

Fall 2019 Preview – Network TV

September 18, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

The US is gearing up for another season, and this time three stations are bringing in new shows, but the CW is still ruling the roost.

Representation by Character

Representation by Character

September 11, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

The feature most asked for by data lovers and academics is finally here. That’s right, you can see what years a character was on air.

Representation Must Be Intersectional

Representation Must Be Intersectional

September 4, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

In order for us to move forward and normalize what we see on TV, representation must be intersectional.

In From Outfest 2019: Queering the Script

In From Outfest 2019: Queering the Script

August 28, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

It’s incredibly meta to talk about a documentary about queer female representation on television. And yet.

ClexaCon 2019: Interview with Mandahla Rose

ClexaCon 2019: Interview with Mandahla Rose

August 21, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Once you know the name Mandahla Rose you won’t forget her. She took time to chat with us at ClexaCon about representation, superheroes, and how hard comedy can be.

SDCC 2019: Sneek Peaks

SDCC 2019: Sneek Peaks

August 14, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

Not every show wants to tell you all the details about what’s new. A lot have new and exciting experiences to let you feel your way through them.

In From Outfest 2019: To Be Me

In From Outfest 2019: To Be Me

August 7, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

From two reality TV producers comes a thoughtful and real new drama on Revry.

SDCC 2019: Wynonna Earp

SDCC 2019: Wynonna Earp

July 31, 2019 user-circle Mika A. Epstein

When life gives you lemons, Wynonna Earp brings lemonade and whiskey.