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Why We Need More Science Fiction Set in the 'Other' Final Frontier
Most of us know water covers the majority of Earth's surface. Here is another staggering statistic, according to the Schmidt Ocean Institute, ocean exploration has only mapped five percent of the seafloor.
Jobs of the Future
Let's look at jobs that may be created 25 years from now: 1. Euthanasia Specialist: Before I continue, may I remind people that I neither condone or condemn euthanasia. In fact, I lean more towards the condemnation side. Understand that I'm just the messenger. I'm merely forecasting the jobs I see coming to humanity, whether they be good or evil. As explained in my Hub Death Culture, mainly due to the demographics of an aging population across North America and Europe, I unfortunately have to seriously consider that euthanasia businesses may be the biggest entrepreneurial prospect in the near future. The only thing stopping this train from coming is laws. Laws that I don't expect to hold or last. Where there’s entrepreneurial opportunity, you can bet the jobs will certainly follow.
Best Christmas Gifts for Conspiracy Theorists
Reptilians are taking over the planet. Alien-human hybrids are being made in underground labs. The Illuminati is out to get us. Do these sentences remind you of a certain someone you know? If so, you're friends with a conspiracy theorist.
Top 10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Made Recently
What a fascinating time to be alive! Welcome to Watchmojo.com, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Amazing Scientific Discoveries Made Recently."
Amazon Prime Blunder Releases New ‘Doctor Who’ Episode Days Before Its Premiere
Doctor Who Series 11 has taken off on a high start with the viewing figures for the opening episode “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” now exceeding 11 million viewers. The series penned by new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, and a mix of other new writers, has so far gained very mixed reviews within its fanbase. You either love it or you hate it. There doesn’t really seem to be an in between. Series 11 episodes 1-5 were written by Chibnall (apart from episode three where he co-wrote with Malorie Blackman), which has done some damage, as people can’t adjust to his writing, with a large majority of fans branding Chibnall’s episodes this series as mediocre.
The Culture of Star Wars: How Fans Ruined the Franchise, Not Disney
Disney ruined Star Wars! They're trying to cram their feminist SJW political beliefs down our throats and they made a bunch of terrible Star Wars movies where they ruined Luke Skywalker! Why can't George Lucas be in charge?! AAARGGHH!!!
'Doctor Who: The Eyeless' Review
The return of Doctor Who to our screens in 2005 meant an end to fifteen years of ongoing literary adventures for the Time Lord. Though the novels spawned during that period were always technically "TV tie-in," they seemed to push the boundaries of the program. When the New Series Adventures started up, it seemed to very much be an end to an era. And yet, from time to time, writers from that period have returned to the Who literary fold. One such example is Lance Parkin and his 2008 Tenth Doctor adventure The Eyeless.
Top 5 'Doctor Who' Episodes: The Ninth Doctor's Era
Recently, I decided to watch the 2005+ run of Doctor Who from the beginning. This article will be part of a series where I'll pick my top episodes for each Doctor starting with Nine.
Rebranding a Religion
We have witnessed many rebranding efforts in the annals of marketing history. Some have been spectacular successes, while others, well, not so good!
What Is 'The Phantom Edit'? Part 1: A Brief Backstory
Next year Star Wars: The Phantom Menace celebrates its 20th anniversary. As that milestone approaches, discussions have increased about The Phantom Edit. Younger (and newer) fans may be aware of this unauthorized edit, but not know the details surrounding its creation. An essential understanding of the context of the time, as well as the intentions of the editor, is needed as the world once again is talking about Jar Jar Binks. This article is the first part of a three-part series.
"San Junipero" Is Black Mirror’s Hallmark Episode and Is Definitely Worthy of That Title
Throughout the first and second seasons of Charlie Brooker’s anthology series Black Mirror what became expected of the show was for each individual episode, no matter what the setting or premise, would end with a dismal note on how humans use technology to exploit others or to heighten some of our worst habits. The series opener “The National Anthem” and “White Bear” showed the hostility with which technology can be used to punish others with the latter detailing how extreme this can be taken with the complete loss of identity within the protagonist’s confused mindset. Some of this is not dissimilar to the Netflix era with the season three episode “Shut Up and Dance” following a similar narrative trajectory but with the most realistic use of technology the series has arguably ever used. But unlike these episodes, "San Junipero" actually shows how technology can bring people together instead of tear them apart with obsession like in “The Entire History of You” or make them cling onto people who are no longer there in the mournful “Be Right Back.” San Junipero has deservedly been showered with praise for its open LGBT representation with the focus being on two romantically involved female protagonists who are not limited into ridiculous caricatures or pave into some fantasy depiction of queer women. Instead Kelly and Yorkie are real people who both share understandable problems and insecurities. As characters they are perhaps the most striking in that they’re so different from any other Black Mirror protagonists (aside from the protagonists of the thematically similar “Hang the DJ”) not because of their sexuality but due to the fact that they are not in any way portrayed as victims which is what a lot of other episodes fall into even in their various narrative twists some of the messages can seem repetitive due to the format of the show.
Seven of Nine Is the Best 'Star Trek' Character
Growing up, I was never into Star Trek at all. I knew what it was, I had a basic knowledge of what it was about, but I never watched it. I didn't watch a lot of TV shows as a kid—not adult ones. I liked The Animated Adventures of Batman, Doug, Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats, Are You Afraid of the Dark? and Goosebumps! I would occasionally catch part of an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess during their early years, but I was not mentally developed to watch episodic dramas. I was, however, an avid fan of comic books and all geek related things, so by the time I was old enough to appreciate my nerdiness, Star Trek: Voyager was in the fourth or fifth season. I remember seeing a lot of publicity for the character of Seven of Nine (played by the beautifully talented Jeri Ryan.)