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How 'Black Mirror' Changed My Social Media Habits
Of all nineteen episodes of Black Mirror, the third season premiere, “Nosedive,” was the hardest for me to watch. There was no bestiality, no murder, no consciousness-transfer. It wasn’t as shocking as “White Bear” or as disturbing as “Black Museum.” Sure, there was advanced technology, but it was nothing like the synthetic husband in "Be Right Back."
Review: 'Pacific Rim: Uprising'
While the first Pacific Rim film had over-the-top characters and was very silly in tone, it had great action, stunning visual effects, and was really fun. That was mainly thanks to Guillermo Del Toro being director.
2018 Nebula Award Nominees Are Coming to You in Audiobook Format!
Sci-fi has very few awards that are solely dedicated to the genre, and of those awards, none are quite as esteemed as the Nebula Awards. Ever since Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America presented its first award in 1965, the Nebulas have become the ultimate achievement marker for any serious science fiction writer.
The Problem with the Problem with Plastic
An admirable cause has found its way into the public consciousness helped in no small part by national treasure David Attenborough and his latest docu-series, 'Blue Planet 2.' The scourge of single-use plastics and their impact on the environment and wildlife has moved from the fringes, once valiantly espoused by environmentalists and neo-hippies of the Zero Waste movement, to become an urgent and pressing issue of our time (or perhaps just 2018).
10 Facts About Earth's Moon You Probably Didn’t Know About
At one point or another, everyone has looked up at the night sky, seen the moon, and wondered what it would be like to take a walk on the lunar surface. For aeons, man’s fascination with the moon served as a spark for scientific discovery, as well as the basis for religion, and far more.
Kari & Kuri
#KuriStory #HeyKuri 'My daughter Kari is the most beautiful little girl. She has the biggest heart and calmest soul. I try to do everything I can for her to make it easier for her. You see, Kari is sick...she has been fighting, and winning, for most of her life. We lost her mother at Kari’s birth, so it has pretty much just been us. But I have to work a lot... I’ll be home, but not really there at all... One night, after reading a quick story and saying our prayers together, I came back downstairs to the lab and tried to work. I had to ask my computer’s virtual assistant to order some specific wiring, and I happened to glance over at the screen and looked at the pop up window. It hit me; the most important inspiration I ever had in my entire life. And I got started.'
Where Does 'Rogue One' Fit Into the Machete Order?
Two months ago, I wrote an article called "How You Should Show Your Family and Friends 'Star Wars'!", where I talked about the Machete Order, which says the Star Wars films should be watched in this order:
Kuri’s Story Science Fiction Contest
Futurism.Media, a leading science fiction site, has teamed up with Mayfield Robotics to create the #KuriStory science fiction contest.
Daniel Abella Explores the Cerebral "What If" of Science Fiction
The legendary Philip K. Dick authored 44 published books and over 150 short stories. Over the generations, sci-fi minds have repurposed Dick's stage of the strange and otherworldly when writing, filming, or creating the future of technological advancement - inescapable dystopian realities. PKD's long, outstanding, and unrivaled legacy has created a ripple effect of his own timeless infamy, portrayed in all of the work he has inspired.
Review: 'Silver Screen Saucers'
2017 marked seventy years of the modern UFO phenomenon began with the sighting of pilot Kenneth Arnold and the still controversial events at Roswell, New Mexico. For much of time (indeed beginning within just a few years), Hollywood has made use of it to tell everything from 1950s B-movies to some of the biggest hits of all time. Taking in the width and breadth of these “silver screen saucers” is writer Robbie Graham whose 2015 book of the same name explores this sometimes murky mix of fact and fiction.
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.
New Star Wars Cut Removes All the Men: Critics Say Movie Was Too Boring with All of the 'Peace'
Los Angeles, CA—The Star Wars franchise has spanned over 40 years. There have been ups and downs for the series, and fans have had tough moments with some of the materials (Midichlorians, anyone?).