science fiction

The Biggest Little Show on Earth

The Biggest Little Show on Earth

It was about three weeks ago when I first started watching my neighbor across the way. He looked like any other person in the neighborhood--maybe a little beardier than most--but a regular guy all the same. Normally, I wouldn’t have given him a second thought, only he crossed my sights more than the others.

Outreach Director Wants to Fill Your Holes. (No, not like that.)

Outreach Director Wants to Fill Your Holes. (No, not like that.)

Other Worlds Austin's Outreach Director, Tessa Morrison hasn't been seen or heard from in weeks. Where is she and what is she up to? Did she choke on some microwaved meal and now lies dead on her floor with the house cat eating her face? Get abducted by aliens? Eaten by wild boar? We aren't sure, but we are going to find out. 

Kelsey Signed up for a Suicide Space Mission

Kelsey Signed up for a Suicide Space Mission

Knowing Kelsey’s weakness for a good underdog story, she more than likely enlisted her vessel and its crew into the battle as one of seven samurai gunslingers- I mean starships- to take on John Saxon with a Gorbachev splotch over his eye.

Science Fiction as a Social Juggernaut and What’s Finally Stopped It

Science Fiction as a Social Juggernaut and What’s Finally Stopped It

It seems we have hit a point of rigidity. We can’t make anything new or original without having it soaked in blood and gore. We certainly can’t make anything original AND with a diverse cast because the internet is still too young for it. So we must look back to “better days” where there was just not enough POC to make white people uncomfortable but give the industry a reason to say, “hey, look, you guys get roles too.” 

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Abby Normal Adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Almost two hundred titles exist on IMDb alone with "Frankenstein" in the name, with various interpretations over the last century by directors and screenwriters. While not all these films are highly rated, the premise of these recommendations are worth viewing for any Frankenstein fans.

Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina - Two Sides of the Same Apocalyptic Coin

Mad Max: Fury Road and Ex Machina - Two Sides of the Same Apocalyptic Coin

Isn’t it plausible that present attitudes towards women combined with rapid technological
advances as shown in EX MACHINA could be the “before” of some apocalyptic event that leads to
the “after” world of MAD MAX where the inhabitants have been brainwashed to believe they have
no responsibility for the apocalypse and healthy, fertile women are held as breeding slaves by a
tyrant who controls what scarce natural resources are left?