I like to think that Vancouver as the world metropolis of future capitalism proves that wild-eyed scifi speculation isn't dead.
Yes, I've been watching. It appears they're opting for a causal loop instead of a temporal paradoxes, but it's still too soon to be certain. Liber8 at least is acting much more like a genuine revolutionary movement, albeit one of a highly Blanquist nature.
Also, yes, Rachel Nichols.