Posts Tagged ‘Cult Culture’

Pod People

It’s been awhile, so I figured I’d marathon the various versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Finney’s delicious little silver age sci-fi novel has spawned four official sequels so far. The original, of course, is a classic tale of Cold War paranoia (“Keep watching the skies!”), then we get a strange, meandering remake in […]

My Best Side is Genocide

A review from the American Psychological Association “confirms a link between playing violent video games and aggression.” Okay, fair enough. But it seems like they’re talking about those shoot-em-up military games. I was really hoping the report would address my own video game addiction — becoming a mad Spanish bastard in Europa Universalis IV and […]

Not So Soft Reboot Part One: Space: 1999

Shows like Falling Skies reboot themselves every year, and, perplexingly, sometimes during the season itself. Most of the time, as with Lost, and Revolution, and Jeremiah, the “soft reboot” of a sci-fi show between seasons is intended to address the problems of the first season, kowtow to the audience, and attempt to right a sinking […]

Gateway Episodes

When there’s a non-sci-fi person in your life, all the favorite go-to shows become a bit of a chore on a rainy day. It becomes all about the “gateway episode.” Get someone interested in the characters, then, maybe, they’ll get interested in the overall series. Get them hooked with a shiny little nugget and hope […]

In Search Of… by Nacho

[Note — Fellow author Rotting Corpse and I spent today talking about the Nimoy we knew. A Nimoy not singing about Bilbo Baggins. My eulogy is below. Rotting Corpse’s post is right here.]

The Alien by Rotting Corpse

[Note from Nacho — Fellow author Rotting Corpse and I will be posting today about the Nimoy we knew. A Nimoy not in a blue uniform and failing to tell Starfleet about his crippling “problem” that he gets every 7 years. Rotting Corpse’s entry is below, and mine will follow this afternoon…]

The Maze Runner: A Review

The Maze Runner is a sci-fi flick about a group of young people who are placed in a house of stairs by a nebulous government agency and forced to learn how to work together. They wake up with no real previous knowledge of their past, or how they arrived at the house of stairs, and […]

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ – Review by Rotting Corpse

You know the feeling; how you fall in then out of love with a TV show? It was awesome at first but over time the show has fallen into mediocrity and convolution. The story has splintered into so many seemingly unrelated parts that following the through-line almost feels like a chore. You’re about to give […]

Friday Zen

This is a huge meme and I’m the last one to see it, right? Because, if not, why not?

Are All Dead?

by rottingcorpse On Saturday night, Nacho sent me a series of semi-panicked texts from which I eventually gathered he was screening a rare Italian version of the 1986 animated film Transformers: The Movie in HD. This being his first HD experience with the movie that scarred him and countless other school aged children in the […]