Tag: sci fi

After Earth

I like Will Smith not because he’s Will Smith, but because he starred in a lot of great movies.  I’m a bit less impressed with Will Smith’s blatant nepotism to promote his son as a movie star and not impressed

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Syfy’s Defiance

The first episode of Syfy’s new makeup and CGI fest Defiance was not as good as I had hoped, but not as bad as I had feared. We start of with a family sitting is green field when they are

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Battlestar Galactica:Blood and Chrome

I was never a huge fan of Sci-Fi’s remake of Battlestar Galctica, but I did watch it and I did come to like most of the characters.  The spin-off series, Caprica, about the worlds before Cyclons never made much sense. 

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The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer

I found a list of the Top 100 Sci Fi Stories not too long ago and there were a few titles I haven’t read.    Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age came in at 58.  The Diamond Age was written in

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Prometheus-In Space, No One Can Hear You Snore

Alien was an amazing movie set in a gritty world where space travel was mundane and the people working for the The Company were more interested in their bonuses than the monster that was loose in the bowels of the

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The Hunger Game Trilogy

Do something shocking every thousand words. —A.E. van Vogt   A few spoilers.         The Hunger Games Trilogy is a compelling roller coaster of shocking moments and it also meets the most important standard that any fictive

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Distrust That Particular Flavor

William Gibson has written some great novels and one of my all time favorite short stories-Burning Chrome.  Most of his stuff has not held up well over time, he talks a little too much about Virtual Reality-even after it’s pretty

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Alcatraz

Alcatraz is the story of time traveling murders and the people who want to catch them before they kill again.  It’s a good show on many levels, the actors are great, the production values are high, and who doesn’t long

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Attack The Block

The story of a council block inhabited by an odd mixture of London poor, that happens to become the center of an alien invasion.    From the producers of Shane of The Dead, Attack The Block is a pretty straight forward

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Dreams with Sharp Teeth

Harlan Ellison is odd fellow.  At age 72 when Dreams With Sharp Teeth was put together, he seems just this side of madness as he rants and raves about the world around him.  But then, he has always ranted and

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