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The Martian

James Cameron Explores Science Fiction (Among Other Genres)

Remember back in the day when people actually bought DVDs, which highlighted incredible supplemental behind-the-scenes documentaries that explored related topics to their subject matter? Those were the best! Clearly I’m not a big collector, as I haven’t bought a DVD… Continue Reading →

Writing a Remake: Lost in Space

The new Lost in Space series on Netflix should be a lot more interesting than it is. The casting is great. The TV show is visually amazing. The special effects are fantastic, considering this isn’t a movie. Unfortunately, this show… Continue Reading →

The Sky is Falling; Salvation is Needed

Government conspiracies, cover-ups, a secret rendezvous and an extinction event is the basis for a new summertime TV show. No, this isn’t The X-Files, but what’s familiar is new again for Salvation, currently airing on CBS.

Geek Culture and the New Era of Oscars

In less than a week, the 89th Academy Awards will commence. For the everyday moviegoer, the Oscars have commemorated a selection of niche films until recently. Though, often, art-house movies come away with the top awards, relatively popular movies clean… Continue Reading →

Hidden Figures Uncovers NASA’s Behind-the-Scenes Brilliance

Per Matt When it comes to underdog movies, I’m a huge fan. I absolutely love them. There’s something about a group of characters overcoming huge odds and finding success by the film’s conclusion that always interests me. But when you… 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.

J.J. Abrams is a Master Manipulator

Per Matt Whether it’s his coy marketing campaigns, secretive storyline revelations or rebooting of classic sci-fi franchises, J.J. Abrams has made a lasting impact in a relatively short amount of time as a powerful Hollywood producer and director for many… Continue Reading →

The Expanse

Set in the 23rd century, the human race has colonized the solar system, where air and water are tightly rationed as the population’s most valuable commodities. The United Nations controls the Earth, Mars is an independent military power and tensions… Continue Reading →

The 2016 Golden Globes Nominations From a Geek’s Perspective

Per Matt The nominations have been announced for the 2016 Golden Globes awards ceremony and surprisingly, geek culture was embraced with the list. Here’s a quick look at the potential award winners, from a geek’s perspective.

The Martian

Per Matt It’s been a long time since a movie made space exploration cool again, but The Martian has done just that. Ridley Scott’s movie, based on Andy Weir’s best-selling book, focuses on science fact, instead of purely science fiction,… Continue Reading →

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