With no new “television” series since 2005, the last 12 years or so have witnessed the longest “series drought” since the time between the Star Trek animated series in 1973 and The Next Generation which started in 1987 (though both periods saw Star Trek films of varying quality). Though I was hopeful about this series […]Read more "Discovering Discovery: The Most O.K. Star Trek Series Ever?"
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, ….”Read more "Soylent Never Dies!"
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 […]Read more "Let’s do the Time Warp Again"
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 […]Read more "Brrrrrr"
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 […]Read more "Hot and Cold"
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 […]Read more "Ripped from the Headlines"
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 […]Read more "Soylent Follow-Up"