Tag Archives: Science fiction

Saturday Matinee: There Will Come Soft Rains

“If Mankind Perished Utterly”: Nazim Tulyahodzhaev’s ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’, 1984 Source: We Are the Mutants Object Name: There Will Come Soft Rains Maker and Year: Nazim Tulyahodzhaev (Director), UzbekFilm, 1984 Object Type: Film Description: (Steve Toyoshima) There Will Come Soft … Continue reading

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Writing Nameless Things: An Interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

(Editor’s note: in light of the recent passing of Ursula K. Le Guin we should appreciate even more the wisdom and insight communicated through her novels as well as in this article from last November, one of Le Guin’s last … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Natural City

“Natural City” (2003) is a dystopian science fiction film from South Korean director Min Byeong-cheon. The plot focuses on two cops, R and Noma, who (not unlike Blade Runners) must hunt down renegade cyborgs. The rogue cyborgs are designed for … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Land of the Blind

“Land of the Blind” (2006) is a British-American political satire directed by Robert Edwards and starring Ralph Fiennes, Donald Sutherland, Tom Hollander and Lara Flynn Boyle. The story is set in an unnamed place and time where an idealistic soldier … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s New Wonder Weapons for World Dominion

Or Buck Rogers in the 21st Century By Alfred McCoy Source: The Unz Review [This piece has been adapted and expanded from Alfred W. McCoy’s new book, In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Soldier/Demon With a Glass Hand

“Soldier” and “Demon With a Glass Hand” (both 1964) are two classic Outer Limits episodes with screenplays by science fiction author Harlan Ellison. Both take place in the shared universe of the Earth-Kyba War, a backdrop Ellison also used for … Continue reading

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Initial Thoughts on Blade Runner 2049

Upon hearing early reports of a planned Blade Runner sequel a couple years ago, I felt both anticipation and dread. I considered it a singular vision which didn’t necessarily need a sequel, yet could understand the desire to re-immerse oneself … Continue reading

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You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows … Continue reading

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