What am I asking from my fantasy media?
I want the slack-jawed wonder Peter Dinklage captures when Tyrion sees dragons. I want to be sitting in my bed, on my couch, in the subway while I’m either reading, watching or playing and:
For me, wonder is brought about not only when the media shows us wonderful and imaginative stuff but when something amazing and wondrous is implied and I have to read on and find bits of it in the text for more glimpses.
The Expanse had moments of wonder for me too but they were too brief – the magnetic boots, the Martian tech.
The Sorcerer of Wildeeps had it from beginning to end. I just re-read The Wizard of Earthsea and yeah, so full of wonder
I’m not a huge Dr. Who fan but the way Eccleston’s incarnation had this wonder at what he was seeing all around him had this kind of thing for me. His sense of wonder and joy brought me along for the ride.