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Nightmarish Monsters in Science Fiction (Inspired by Lovecraft)
Many consider HP Lovecraft to be one of the greatest horror writers, despite the fact that many people are only familiar with his works because someone posted a pic of Cthulhu on Reddit once. When Lovecraft wasn't writing letters brimming with overt racism, he wrote stories--many of which are easily among the greatest pieces of sci-fi horror of his time. A whole list could be dedicated to just listing his short stories...
You Must Be THIS Augmented To Kill
“This is not good.” Corporal Korl examined his assault rifle’s ammo counter. Both the distant explosions rocking the desert ground beneath his feet and the acrid smoke billowing from the base behind him were highly distracting, but not so much so to obscure the fact that he was on his last mag.
Star Trek's Finest Federation Starships
The newest incarnation of Star Trek is, apparently, about to start filming anytime now. Called Star Trek: Discovery, little is known about the show. However, a teaser trailer from the San Diego Comic-Con last year showed footage of the new starship emerging from space dock and fans were understandably outraged. The angular abomination looked amateur and unworthy of being in the greatest sci-fi franchise of all time. Based on an unused Ralph McQuarrie concept for the USS Enterprise from the unmade movie Star Trek: Planet of the Titans, it almost appears to be a marriage of Starfleet and Klingon design. Fans flocked to comment online and the general consensus was that everyone hoped this was simply a first draft and the ship would be vastly improved before the new series aired.
Welcome to the Matrix
Just like a 3-dimensional Princess Leia burst out of a 2-dimensional piece of film and just like that 3-D image pops off the 2-D sticker on your credit card, evidence is growing that the universe around you may be a 3-dimensional bubble emanating out of a 2-dimensional surface.
Best Shows About Earth
There’s no doubt that there’s a lot to explore about planet Earth, and with television, there are plenty of shows about Earth that do just that. Whether we’re exploring geography, geology, or animal life, these shows about Earth are a look into some of the amazing things about our home.
Float Down the Stream of Consciousness
On a planet with two moons far in our future, not much has changed. Poverty and political corruption are rampant, religious discord still divides humanity, and immigrants seeking a better life are feared and shunned.
Screaming Metal (Part 002)
– 587 years later – "Well... I've lost it." Deshel's voice was a mix of disappointment and apology. "What do you mean you lost it?" Priyanka turned and ducked under a bank of ceiling-bound monitors and equipment.
Lessons from The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror
The social commentary and criticism found across episodes of The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror invite viewers to self-reflect on their own social judgments. In particular, The Twilight Zone’s “The Eye of the Beholder” (1960) and Black Mirror’s “Men Against Fire” (2016) both raise awareness to public fears of those who are deemed different or abnormal.
Coolest 'Star Trek' Starships
Since the inception of the original show in the 1960s by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek has become a fabric of sci-fi pop culture, with millions of devoted Trekkies. Many have tuned in to the TV shows and movies that have followed to follow the Enterprise and the crew’s missions in space, the final frontier, and go where no man has gone before. The characters are memorable, the moments are unforgettable, its diehard fans speak the language of Klingon, and the technology, for how it was made 50 years ago, was groundbreaking and extremely imaginative. Then, there are the starships like the Enterprise that are fast, large, and a world within a world that grabs the attention of viewers. Various starships like the Enterprise are seen in the Star Trek universe, and many of them give us a convincing look of what it would be like in open space. Here are a few of the coolest Star Trek starships.
Screaming Metal (Part 001)
Metal Fiction is a planned series of short, stand-alone stories set on distant planets in the far future, revolving around sentient AI mecha of mysterious alien origin called "Metals".
An Ontological, Existential, Tripped-Out Tempest in a Cosmic Teapot
Callens combines a touch of Douglas Adams, a dash of Dave Barry, and the allusive dexterity of James Joyce, mixes it up with a whole lotta blasphemy, philosophy, psychology, mythology, history, comparative religion, science, drugs, sex, and rock ‘n roll, to produce one of the most unique books you will ever read.
Worst Pets In Science Fiction
Let's take a look at some of the worst pets in science fiction, shall we? From Doctor Who 's K-9 to Cowboy Bebop 's Ein, the science fiction genre has a great history of fantastically