The best science fiction television from every decade.
Whom Gods Destroy
I had a dream last night I shoplifted an old DVD of "Star Trek," so I got up this morning, signed into my telephone job, and watched the second episode (the second pilot, after "The Cage"), which by now featured familiar faces acting in familiar ways, including Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), a now emotionless Mr. Spock (the late, great Leonard Nimoy), Sulu (George Takei), Scotty (James Doohan), etc. However, still no Bones (the late, great DeForest Kelley, who died back in 1999). Instead, we have the brief (very brief) tenure of Paul Fix as "Dr. Piper."
‘Her’: An Essential Revisit
When ‘Her’ initially released in 2013, its predictions about the future ahead may have seemed nebulous. In the year 2023, though, it’s a difficult film to watch without an unnerving awareness of the reality we’re marching into.
'Tenet': Time-Bending Masterpiece or Misfire?
Released in theaters before the arrival of coronavirus vaccines, many had hoped in September of 2020 that Tenet would be the movie that proved why theaters were still necessary. But in a world reeling from the first pandemic in a century, it never managed to achieve the acclaim it strived for. When compared with so many of Christopher Nolan’s previous films, its reception was fairly tepid.
The Believable Dystopia of Black Mirror Season 5
So what if I'm doing a review for the fifth season of Black Mirror a few years late… and? Maybe I wanted to put off my fears for the future for as long as I could. Maybe I wasn't particularly excited to watch the singer of "Party in the USA" starring in a Black Mirror episode. But now that season 6 is upon us, I guess I can wait no longer.
The Evolution of Black Mirror: Embracing a Strange Present and Exploring a Familiar Past
Black Mirror is a show like no other. With few exceptions, each episode in its first four seasons centers around a futuristic technology, and the depictions are disturbingly well-realized.
A new kind of 3D-printed carrot, in the words of its Qatar-based inventors
Qatari students aim to make ‘food accessible to people all over the world’ with their newly invented 3D printer. Innovation in the heart of Qatar has birthed a groundbreaking solution to the widespread issue of food insecurity. Two visionary students, Mohammad Annan, aged 20, and Lujain Al Mansoori, aged 21, both pursuing information systems at Doha's Carnegie Mellon University, have achieved an extraordinary feat - the creation of a 3D printer capable of mass-producing vegetables, offering a potential remedy to the global food crisis.
Alien Language: If we met extraterrestrials, could we talk to them?
The notion of encountering life from beyond our planet has captivated human imagination for ages. But in the event we come face to face with aliens, the question arises: could we engage in meaningful communication with beings from a world completely foreign to our own? This article embarks on an exploration of the intricacies, hurdles, and possibilities associated with conversing with extraterrestrial civilizations, infused with a distinctly human touch.
Why Ahsoka Can Still Be Considered A Jedi, But Grogu Is Not
While Ahsoka, which recently completed it's first season on Disney Plus, has received mostly positive reviews, some fans of Dave Filoni's earlier animated Star Wars works were left slightly puzzled by one particular story element. Ahsoka Tano walks away from the Jedi Order in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and makes this memorable quote prior to her duel with Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rebels:
The Technological Renaissance of the 21st Century
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI): The realm of AI is no longer confined to the realm of science fiction, as it is gradually becoming an integral component of our everyday lives. Industries ranging from healthcare to finance are being transformed by machine learning, deep learning, and neural networks. Personal assistants like Siri and Alexa operate on AI algorithms, enhancing convenience, while autonomous vehicles offer the promise of safer and more efficient transportation. The potential applications of AI are limitless, and it is expected to play a significant role in shaping the future.
Invasion: Echoes of the Unknown
In the vast expanse of the cosmos, aboard the spaceship Pioneer, a team of astronauts embarked on a mission of unprecedented importance. Earth's last hope rested on their shoulders as they ventured into uncharted territories, exploring a distant galaxy known as Galaxia Ultima. Little did they know that their journey into the unknown would become a fight for survival against a hostile alien force.
Outer Limits Season 2, Episode1: "Soldier"
Harlan Ellison sadly passed away at the age of 84, back in 2018. He was undeniably one of the most brilliant SF writers (hell, one of the most brilliant writers period), of his generation. He penned two episodes of the classic cult Sixties television sci-fi anthology show "The Outer Limits." One was "Demon With a Glass Hand," starring Robert "Greatest American Hero" Culp. I saw that one decades ago. The other, "Soldier," (Based loosely on Harlan's own short story "Soldier of Tomorrow") quite clearly inspired the mega-blockbuster action movie series The Terminator, starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger, Arnold playing the titular cyborg assassin from Earth's apocalyptic, AI-generated nuclear holocaust of a future.
IS THIS THE REAL i phone killer "GOOGLE PIXEL 8 PRO"
The Google Pixel 8 is a solid flagship phone with a number of improvements over its predecessor, the Pixel 7. It has a faster processor, a brighter and more colorful display, and a better camera system. It also comes with the latest version of Android, which includes a number of new features and improvements.