The 2012 Canadian science fiction series "Continuum", now airing on the SyFy channel is a warning sign. It represents, possibly without intent, an escalation in the way media drums up support for increased police power, and repression of civil liberties and dissent.Major media in the Canadian section of the Empire appear to be performing their function well to manage the minds of their citizens. Although dramatized in a future setting, the propaganda in this TV series turns all the decent values of the Occupy movement on their head in order to deal with contemporary issues that worry the directors of the Empire: the Occupy movement and other such social justice activists.
What is new in this series is that the year 2077, from which the cop comes is a dystopian one, ruled by a corporate dictatorship. The criminals are terrorists who seek to restore democracy and human rights. That is right. The talented, charismatic and glowingly beautiful Rachel Nichols is a cop from the future trying to save a corporate dictatorship from the horrors of democracy.