Tag Archives: Science fiction

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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End-times for humanity

  Humanity is more technologically powerful than ever before, and yet we feel ourselves to be increasingly fragile. Why? By Claire Colebrook Source: Aeon The end of the world is a growth industry. You can almost feel Armageddon in the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Rollerball (1975)

The Science Fiction of Rollerball Is Nothing Compared to the Facts of Real Life Control By Rich Monetti Source: Omni If you’ve never seen Rollerball, stop what you’re doing and dial up the DVD for this 1975 Science Fiction Movie … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Summer Wars

“Summer Wars” (2009) is a sci-fi anime directed by Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) and animated by Madhouse studio. The film’s plot follows Kenji Koiso, an eleventh-grade math prodigy who, while visiting his friend Natsuki’s great-grandmother, is … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Westworld

By Jeremy D. Johnson Source: Omni Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld for the big screen in 1973. That same decade, in 1976, an adjunct professor named Julian Jaynes made the bestseller list with a surprising title: The Origins of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Cube

“Cube” (1997) is an existential Canadian sci-fi feature film debut from director and co-writer Vincenzo Natali. The minimalist plot focuses on a group of strangers forced to navigate and survive a series of cube-shaped rooms which are more often than … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Helio

Helio is a short, visceral film centered on a post apocalyptic underground society where miners work for light to survive. But when a dying rebel thrusts the unexpected onto an unassuming worker’s lap, all hell breaks loose. What begins as … Continue reading

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