In today’s installment of the new Twilight Zone series (“Six Degrees of Freedom”) a crew that is just about to launch for Mars finds out that there has been a break out of nuclear war that has decimated cities. Mission control advises the crew that they in the control room are about to evacuate. The […]Read more "More on New TZ: A Fresh Look at an Old Idea"
Many of you likely know that there is a new reboot out there of the Twilight Zone provided by CBS All Access (for the uninitiated, that’s CBS owned streaming service that provides all of their back load–everything from I Love Lucy to Big Bang Theory—and new original content just for streaming, such as Star Trek: […]Read more "I’m Steppin’ Into the Twilight Zone.."
A little while ago I posted an review suggesting some problems with the latest installment in the science fiction anthology series, Black Mirror (Netflix). “Bandersnatch” is perhaps a bit shallow in some of the choices it makes (or rather, the choices it offers us to make), but one “plus” of the new episode (Netflix seems […]Read more "Is “Bandersnatch” Time Travel Real?"
Last week Netflix dropped two offerings that can be seen to overlap in the sci fi genre, so I thought I’d talk about each one, though we’ve seen quite a lot of talk already about these two, especially from Netflix itself. Bird Box seemed like it would have a lot to offer, especially with a […]Read more "Bird Box and Bandersnatch"
Did anyone else think that this last season of Doctor Who, at least at times, seemed like a rehash of the 1960’s 2 season Irwin Allen show, The Time Tunnel? The premise of that show was that the two leads were set adrift in time (usually the past) due to an accident involving a secret […]Read more "Doctor Who and The Time Tunnel"
I thought I’d make some remarks concerning Hulu’s series, The First, regarding the first crewed mission to Mars. I like how they turned a cliche on its head to explore the relationship between an astronaut and his daughter. The cliche is one we’ve scene before: male scientist/engineer/astronaut is left to raise his one child, a […]Read more "The First"
This will be the first of several posts that will consider time travel as presented by Harlan Ellison. I’d like to start with one of his most popular works, the “City on the Edge of Forever” episode of Star Trek. The basic plot is that the Enterprise detects a violent time and space disturbance on […]Read more "Time Travel and Harlan Ellison Part I"