Soylent Never Dies!

So, I noticed the other day that there’s a company that makes coffee flavorings (I believe they are soy milk based) and the product is named “Soylent.” I just had to wonder whether or not, if I look at the “Ingredients” label on back I will see “Ingredients: People, ….”  

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Let’s do the Time Warp Again

At the conclusion of  Star Trek’s “The Naked Time” episode Captain Sulu notices that the ship’s chronometer is running backwards and declares that they must have gone through a time warp! In the Lost in Space episode “Visit to a Hostile Planet” , once they return to Earth briefly at the beginning of the third […]

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Brrrrrr

We started to discuss some of the hottest and coldest scenes from science fiction. Here are some of the coldest films and  tv episodes in sci fi: From the Star Trek franchise there are at least two. The first is from the original series episode “All Our Yesterday’s.” The planet Sarapeidon has achieved the ability […]

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Hot and Cold

A short time ago I was discussing Soylent Green’s original contribution to science fiction. It wasn’t so much the famous instances of  secretive forced cannabalism, but that this appears to me to be the first film to mention anthropogenic global warming (though  some other films do talk about warming caused by nuclear strikes or asteroid […]

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Ripped from the Headlines

As I mentioned myself a few weeks ago, and which many of you have seen for yourselves, The Handmaids Tale (Hulu reboot) has been seen as topical, especially for Americans, not so much for the ascent of the religious right (which, save for having a representative as  Vice President and perhaps future President, has been […]

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Soylent Follow-Up

I just thought I’d follow up on the question I asked the other day: The film Soylent Green (1973) makes a clear reference to the greenhouse effect and global warming. When was the first clear reference to anthropogenic climate change (related to industry, gasoline powered vehicles, etc.) in science fiction? At first, I thought the […]

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No Kill I

You know, I just realised something new! In one of Spock’s most famous mind melds in the Star Trek episode “The Devil in The Dark”, he melds with a Horta, which is the odd shaggy silicon based life form featured therein. Crying out, essentially in the voice of the Horta, Spock says “Devils!” referring to […]

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