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  • D.J. Rivera
    Published 3 months ago
    'Event Horizon' Will Get a Well-Deserved Second Chance as New Amazon TV Series

    'Event Horizon' Will Get a Well-Deserved Second Chance as New Amazon TV Series

    There is no doubt we are living in the age of the reboot. It seems that every time you see a trailer or read a headline about the latest news on upcoming projects the result is almost alarmingly similar. Here comes another remake of an old movie or TV show. Sometimes it makes you wonder why someone would want to redo something that seemed perfect the first time around. It feels like a lot to live up to, and not every endeavor succeeds. Would it not make much more sense to revisit a title that perhaps failed to meet its full potential? There are many examples out there that if given a proper update could go from cult classic to exemplary. That is why the news of Amazon’s next nostalgic endeavor getting the TV series treatment is one everyone should be paying attention too. Paul W.S. Anderson’s gloriously gruesome film Event Horizon could very well become Prime’s next best series.
  • Edward German
    Published 4 months ago
    The Planet 8 Podcast

    The Planet 8 Podcast

    The Planet 8 podcast was started by three lifelong sci-fi fans who love to talk about anything sci-fi. The show's hosts, Bob, Karen, and Larry not only discuss sci-fi; horror and comics also get the same about of attention as well. The show consists of episodes in 50 minutes to over an hour in length and is uploaded to the web at least twice a month. A typical show involves a group discussion followed by a spotlight on a book or other item. While some shows will have guest interviews and others shows are recorded on location. There is also a portion of the podcast called "Sensor Sweep." That segment covers sci-fi merchandise such as toys, books, and other collectibles. The podcast debuted on May 8, 2018, and still continues with at least 30 episodes or more.
  • Holly M
    Published 6 months ago
    This Is How to Actually Believe in Astrology

    This Is How to Actually Believe in Astrology

    It's no secret that people who genuinely believe in Astrology and Zodiac Signs are perceived as a little bit crazy to the outside world. See, I get it. Before really diving deep into the world, I felt that way too.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 8 months ago
    It's Time to Kill "The Mandela Effect"

    It's Time to Kill "The Mandela Effect"

    So, it turns out, the Mandela Effect, is not a real thing. In this article, I will examine the various ways that the Mandela Effect is either A) a massive troll job or B) that it is simply a made up construct intended to garner a few clicks on YouTube. Either way, however, you come down on this discussion—trolling or simple effrontery—you will hopefully come away knowing full well that the charlatans who continue to push this falsity are working from a made up construct.
  • Ainsley Lawrence
    Published 9 months ago
    How Science Fiction Will Influence the Future of Interior Design

    How Science Fiction Will Influence the Future of Interior Design

    Science fiction has been a cultural phenomenon for decades now, impacting the landscape of our lives in numerous ways, from our terminology and the way we think to what we wear, what we drive, and where we live. From architecture to color schemes and room layouts to furniture design, there’s little doubt that sci-fi has been shaping the appearance of our living spaces.
  • Iria Vasquez-Paez
    Published about a year ago
    Delusions of the Human Race

    Delusions of the Human Race

    If humans are “rational” beings ruled by reason and logic, we are certainly pushed around by our emotions. For example, humans are delusional about being the only planet in this galaxy with life on it. We came up with the idea of evolution, only to have religious people attempt to deny it because they don’t believe in evolution. In the wake of this discovery, humans do not want to face the real truth. Some feel all deities are false gods, but the thing is, faith is comforting to some people.
  • Pan So
    Published about a year ago
    What My Favourite Witch Movies Taught Me About the Craft

    What My Favourite Witch Movies Taught Me About the Craft

    Aside from religious bodies, the media and pop culture has created some serious misconceptions about witchcraft and magic, and this is especially shown in horror movies where witches are the cause of evil. Through this, society believes that whatever can be associated with the occult can only be dark and therefore evil. Then we have movies such as The Wizard of Oz, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter and many more, which give a more pleasant twist to witches and wizards, with the exception of Hocus Pocus, where the three witches are still the villains but the humorous tone of the movie milds down the darkness, but again they focus on misconceptions about witches, a stereotype of potions that glow, wands that spit fire and lightning, a witch with green skin and many more popular myths.
  • OK SAUCE
    Published 2 years ago
    Waxing Lyrical about Japan and the Future

    Waxing Lyrical about Japan and the Future

    So I've been a YouTuber since late January. I have long been intrigued by vloggers and creating content for the internet, sharing ideas and interests with an adoring audience, but crippling anxiety kept me for many years from even sticking my toe into the pool. Luckily, circumstances came together and I was able to begin my online adventure. Since its birth, my channel has been a bit of a mixed bag. I was doing reactions, gameplay, challenges as well as vlogs talking about a range of different things (music production, my own life and so on). It's been a fun ride so far, but the whole thing has felt...unfocused.
  • A.D. Cole
    Published 2 years ago
    Why the Millennial Generation Should Look to Kylo Ren

    Why the Millennial Generation Should Look to Kylo Ren

    If you’re standing at the doors of your parents’ church or engaging in a conversation on politics at your family’s Thanksgiving dinner, and if you’re wondering what your place is in all of this; if you’re wondering why the adults keep telling you what you need to do to be like them and then castigating you for your failure to live up to their ideals; if you’re feeling a bit blamed for receiving too many trophies by the very people who gave you those trophies—you should watch The Last Jedi.
  • Sahala Smith
    Published 2 years ago
    Women in Sci-Fi

    Women in Sci-Fi

    Although Science Fiction is often accused of being sexist, it is actually a genre with some of the most inspiring female characters.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 2 years ago
    Top Five Sexist Moments in the Original 'Star Trek'

    Top Five Sexist Moments in the Original 'Star Trek'

    Star Trek was groundbreaking on unprecedented levels. Of course, it couldn’t rise above the flaws of the time in every instance, and despite the egalitarian outlook Roddenberry envisioned, sometimes women remained in the same regressive period that the show existed. Still, that doesn’t diminish the show’s prescience, and I have no interest in bringing down the original series or the franchise.  The moments still exist, though, and feel a little awkward. But rather than ignoring the elephant in the room, pointing them out does serve an important purpose.  We get to see how far we've come.
  • Matthew Kresal
    Published 2 years ago
    Doctor Who: A Brief History Of Female Doctors

    Doctor Who: A Brief History Of Female Doctors

    The sixteenth of July 2017 will go down in Doctor Who lore as the day that Peter Capaldi's replacement in the lead role was announced. To the surprise of many, incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall selected not another actor to play the role but an actress. The actress in question being British thespian Jodie Whittaker, a veteran of Chibnall's hit ITV series Broadchurch and had established her genre conditionals appearing in the alien invasion film Attack The Block.