This past summer, I set myself the task of keeping up with two highly touted television science-fiction series, “Under the Dome” and “Extant,” both on CBS. I have spent the past couple of weeks trying to figure out how to put my response. I do not want to make enemies, but, my goodness, did I ever come away disappointed. That’s the gentlest word I can find.
I have been a science-fiction fan as far back as I can remember. I’m old enough to have written one of the protest letters that persuaded NBC to bring back the original “Star Trek” for a third season. Nowadays, sci-fi on television has become -- yes -- a vast wasteland.