SciFi & Fantasy

Metropolis: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Metropolis is the second of the silent films on this list and considered the first great science fiction film. I will go further than that - it is one of the greatest films of all time. Period. This is not hyperbole; this film is brilliant. It is beautiful and nightmarish and at times hallucinogenic. The [...]

2001: A Space Odyssey: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

So what is there left to say about 2001: A Space Odyssey that has not been said already? There have been books and documentaries, scholarly papers and entire websites devoted to deconstructing and analyzing this film’s themes and symbolism and importance to cinema. It is constantly considered one of, if not the, greatest science fiction [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Time and Again

Welcome back to the Delta Quadrant and thankfully this week we do not have a time/space anomaly. But we do get time fissures - which is different? Also for the second week in a row the plot revolves around a paradox. Basically Voyager comes to investigate a planet that has been destroyed by a cataclysmic [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Parallax

Welcome back everyone to the Delta Quadrant where the crew of the Voyager are getting on with their first adventure and the first real episode of the series. The pilot set up the premise and introduced the characters but here we start to see what the show will do with those characters and that premise. [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Caretaker

Welcome everyone to the first entry into the long journey of the Federation Starship Voyager. As I said in my introduction to this feature I will not be doing a synopsis of the episode and instead simply focus on my general thoughts and initial impressions upon watching. And my initial thoughts on watching this episode [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Introduction

Ah Voyager. The series that held the distinction of being the most derided of the Star Trek franchises until Enterprise came along to usurp that title. Critics thought it was underwhelming, fans thought it was repetitive, both thought it was overly reliant on cliche and technobabble. For it's duration the show slowly declined in the [...]