Keloid is a coming-of-age story sci-fi geeks can get behind

A creation of The Black TV & Film Collective, Keloid is a coming-of-age story about a boy who really is different from everyone else.

From the web series page on The Black TV & Film Collective: As desperately as Keloid, our series namesake, wants to be a typical teenage boy, there is nothing typical about him. He has the abilities of telepathy, teleportation, telekinesis and control of electricity at his disposal. He is a descendant in a long line of gifted human beings.

While Keloid was never going to fill the Supernatural-sized hole in my heart, it succeeded in getting me all up in my feelings. A solid contribution of the growing body of independently-produced speculative fiction web shows freely available on platforms like YouTube and Vimeo, Keloid uses its one (and so far, only) season to full effect.

Like any good piece of spec fic, this show brings us fully into our characters’ world – sharing the young boy’s growing pains and desire for something more alongside the worries and frustrations of his older, wiser and more jaded mother.

With Keloid, you’ll enter and explore a world in which things aren’t as they seem, and realise that Spiderman was right: with great power comes great responsibility.

Check out the series trailer

I’m still hopeful that eventually, we may get a second season of this unique and exciting story, but for now the 2017 first season is all we have.

Mood Rating: Let Keloid take you back to that time in your life when you were struggling between wanting to fit in, and knowing that you don’t.

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Linda, AKA TAGG herself, loves great music and terrible movies. Find her being geeky on Twitter @africangeekgirl

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