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17776: A Brilliant and Thoughtful Sci-Fi Story About Football

There is something terribly wrong. The screen repeats it again, over and over. Something is terribly wrong. The black font size increases, overlapping, blocking out everything else. And then my screen faded to black. What just happened to my phone?

Discovering the Star Trek Connection

The final frontier seems to be the focus of a variety of entertainment options right now. First and foremost being Star Trek: Discovery, which is coming to CBS this Fall.

Beyond the Red Door: It Comes at Night

After seeing the teaser trailer for It Comes at Night, I had a bet going with my fiance. I thought that it would be a Zombie movie. She was leaning more toward psycho/isolationist killer. We both agreed that it would… Continue Reading →

Ridley Scott’s (Broken) Covenant

In space, no one can hear you scream. Unfortunately for everyone sitting around me at the local Malco, I was plenty loud and vocal. I try to write only positive, upbeat reviews and articles with my trademark snark and sarcastic… Continue Reading →

Prometheus was a Beautiful Misfire

Alien: Covenant hits theaters on May 19, almost five years after the release of Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s previous foray into the Alien Universe.  So, why is he now releasing a movie with “Alien” in the title, when, by all accounts, it should… Continue Reading →

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

Why You Should Read American Gods Right Now

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”  ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods Chances are that if you keep up with this blog, then you also… Continue Reading →

Five Episodes to Prepare You for MST3K’s Return

On April 14th, after nearly 20 years, a new season of the groundbreaking series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) will be making its debut. Fourteen new episodes are set to launch on Netflix, adding to the already existing 197 (and one feature… Continue Reading →

Passengers Won’t Make Huge Landfall, Still Worth Seeing

Good science fiction poses a compelling ethical question, against a backdrop of advanced technology, within a context relatable to an audience of the storyteller’s choosing. Passengers does all of that, but the audience may not be chosen terribly well, and… Continue Reading →

Mars Orbits Being an Outer-Space Soap Opera

“Space is defined by the strange relationship between failure, risk and innovation.” That self-describing quote is the basis for the global event series, Mars, which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

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