Covenant is not a horror film despite the promotional material promising that it was returning ALIEN to it’s roots. In many ways it felt like a space adventure film that just so happened to have our favorite xenos along for the ride. This is not necessarily a bad thing, simply an unexpected one. [Read more…]
When I saw a 15-minute preview of the 2017 Ghost in the Shell, in February, my first, second, and third thought was, did I just watch them take the brain out a Japanese woman and insert it into a white woman?…
I don’t know about you but, that screams no – as in hell no – to me. [Read more…]
Working from a script written by Arizona native Mark King, Adam Collis recognized with CAR DOGS that he had the perfect project to showcase a new model of independent filmmaking — students would be assigned to specific departments of the production rather than being relegated to unchallenging positions as gofers, giving them a chance to gain hands-on production experience in addition to earning their first actual production credits. [Read more…]
Star Trek is the vision of, the hope for, and the belief in the human spirit and all of which we are capable. An Earth without poverty, war, or discrimination. Where everyone’s strengths are valued, and we unify to go beyond our greatest imaginings. [Read more…]
I was hooked before the first episode finished, and by the end of episode 4, “Vessel”, I’d begun to joke that in Killjoys I’d found my new Firefly… but it wasn’t until well after Season 1 had finished airing and I’d begun to really think about the show that I realized my running joke was more true than I had imagined at the time.
For me, Killjoys is the new Firefly. [Read more…]
Star Trek means a lot to me personally as a kid I got into Star Wars, but when I got to my teens and 20’s I was drawn to Star Trek and it’s view of what could be our own future. [Read more…]
Once I attended my first con, I was hooked. There was no turning back!
It was at one of these conventions I met my future band mates from Sci-Fried Chuck and Vern. We were all there because we loved Star Trek, we met, and became friends. It wasn’t until years later we decided to form a band. It could be said that Star Trek created Sci-Fried. [Read more…]
That is the lasting legacy of fifty years of Star Trek, that by believing in a better way, we can build a better world. It might not be easy or simple. We might not be able to do it just by watching those old episodes. We may need to help those around us to see how important it is to value our differences. We may need to go out and fight for that future. But together, using the message we learned from a science fiction show from the sixties, we can change our world, build the future that we saw within our television screens. [Read more…]
So, is it wise to take on this mission before we have propulsion systems capable of making the trip in a shorter period of time? Would it be ethical of us to do this now, when we have no choice but make it a one-way mission? Will our first colony mission to Mars end with us impaled upon the spear, or riding it further into new frontiers? [Read more…]
For the most part the books tried to close some of the plot holes left by prequel trilogy. Some of these worked out better than others, but it was nice to see. I will also be curious to see how many of the changes that took place in these books become changes and carry over to the new trilogy. I have a feeling that the described size of the rebellion and its fleet in Beware the Power of the Dark Side will play a role in the coming movies, but we will see. [Read more…]
I drove down to a dive theater in another part of town the next weekend, where some of them said the best audience participation would be, but was told that I wasn’t yet old enough to get in to see the show. But standing outside, all on my own, leaning up against my car, and watching the costumed crowd who was old enough to get in was also a show worth seeing that first time. [Read more…]
There has never been any particular reason why the Doctor should regenerate from a white man into a white man. But the idea of the Doctor regenerating into the body of a woman was considered either ridiculous or simply contrary to established continuity. I myself have made the rude and insensitive comment that I “do not want to see the Doctor arbitrarily switch genders like some sort of South American tree frog.” [Read more…]