Blade Runner: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

Welcome to the second of the 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See. This week the dark, alternate future that has you question what and who is really human, Blade Runner. The first thing you need to figure out when talking about Blade Runner is just what film it is that you are watching. As [...]

The Definite Article: A Doctor Who Podcast: The Trailer

Hello everyone I’m Paul Matthew Carr and I’d like to tell you about a brand new podcast all about the wonderful series Doctor Who…because c’mon, there aren’t nearly enough of those around and one more can’t hurt. I’ve been a fan of this show for nearly forty years…hard to believe but it’s true. And I’ve [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Resistance

The interesting thing about Resistance is that it could be a completely different show.  This in and of itself is not uncommon for Star Trek - or sci-fi in general for that matter. The melding of genres and the use of allegory is typical for science fiction and the Star Trek franchise as a [...]

Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling

"The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly" - Rod Serling in 1963. Blank on Blank is a series of short animations featuring snippets of conversation and interviews of various celebrities and other assorted famous people which airs on PBS. This particular segment features Rod Serling, creator [...]

The Hugo Awards: Quality Wins

So the Hugos happened and it was a quiet, run-of-the-mill affair with nothing out of the ordinary or unusual to speak of... Unless of course you take into account that this was the most controversial and contested slate of nominees the award has ever produced. You know, other than that. For those of you who [...]

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 [...]

Phase IV: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

As with many films on this list I first discovered this movie watching TV late at night. I suppose it will become a running theme in this segment, insomnia and UHF leading to some pretty strange post-midnight viewings. And perhaps it is the delirium of half-sleep that makes a film about intelligent ants in the [...]

The Black Hole: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

In keeping with the Disney theme this week we have for your approval The Black Hole. I’ll say right off the bat that this is not exactly a classic. There are plot holes and stiff dialogue and the science definitely leans more towards fiction than fact. And there are some questionable robot designs. Despite that [...]