Tag Archive: sci-fi

Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

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Plot:  Programmer Caleb Smith (Domhnal Gleeson) works for Bluebook, the most used search engine in the entire world.  When he’s chosen by reclusive Bluebook founder Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac) to spend a week at his… Continue reading

Why Every Geek Should Know About ‘Space Milkshake’

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So a couple of days ago Oz ComicCon comes to town. It’s pretty exciting. We’re a small, very isolated city and it’s not uncommon for tours and events to skip us entirely on… Continue reading

An Incomplete History of ‘Aliens’ (and ‘Predator’) in Video Games: A Personal Journey

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I’m an adult. Got a job and a car and children and everything. And like many people in my age group I play video games. Having been born in 1980 I was part… Continue reading

The 10 Scariest Monsters of ‘The Twilight Zone’

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In 1959, television legend Rod Serling submitted for the audience’s approval a television show which was unlike anything else on the tube at the time and would influence the entire television medium for… Continue reading

The Worst Sci-Fi Series Finale of All Time

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  When it comes to series finales, especially for beloved shows, expectations are fairly high.  After all, if audiences spend years following cherished characters, wading through gripping and complicated plots, and spending countless hours… Continue reading

Top 10 Strangest Post-Apocalyptic Societies

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The world after the apocalypse is pretty easy to visualise. Vast deserts, people wearing gasmarks and mutant cannibals. It’s become such a staple in fiction that we’ve got it down pat. Everything from Mad… Continue reading

Top 5 ‘Star Trek’ Episodes

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Space the final frontier that Captain Kirk and his crew explored for three of the scheduled five years of their mission. But the crew of the USS Enterprise made the most of their… Continue reading

Hollywood is the ‘Dune’ killer Part II

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*In part II I will explore how to go about creating a solid adaptation While it’s important to acknowledge that a fine work of literature deserves an equally appropriate movie adaptation, it’s another… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Ender’s Game’

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Plot: Based on the acclaimed novel by controversial author Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game tells the story of Earth’s desperate fight against a race of bug-like aliens known as Formics. After the Formics… Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Elysium’

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Plot:  In the year 2154 Earth has become an overpopulated, poor, and polluted police state.  Most muddle through a dismal existence trying to eek out a living.  For the financially bereft the dream… Continue reading