Ridley Scott’s Efforts to Resurrect Alien Franchise Fails Yet Again with Covenant

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Many Alien fans walked into the theaters this weekend with high hopes. The newest installment, directed by Ridley Scott, promised to learn from the mistakes of Prometheus and put out a film worthy of the groundbreaking original. Critics generally gave it positive reviews before it premiered. From the trailers and […]

Humans Continues to Shine as Best AI/Robot Show on Television

– By J. W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HUMANS SEASON 2 After two seasons, Humans has firmly established itself as the top AI/robot show on television and may eventually become one of the best of all time. After gaining attention in its first season for a smart plot and quality writing, Humans extended its […]

Thoughtcrime 51: Ghost in the Shell

  In my despair, I review the utter disappointment that is Ghost in the Shell. A flat, hollow script that fails to recreate the powerful, classic source material. There are some positives but largely this one is going down in movie history as a dud. In this episode, I explain why.  

Thoughtcrime 46: A Look at the Year Ahead

    A look to the year ahead in TV shows, movies, and more. We got a brand new Star Trek series, Star Wars Episode VIII, as well as a war with Apes, another world war with zombies, a Handmaid’s Tale, Expanse, Humans, and of course about a dozen superhero movies.

The Violent Delights of Westworld have Violent Ends

– By J. W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – ***Spoiler Alert: Season One Finale*** Guns were blazin’ and blood flowing in the season finale of Westworld. Schemes set in motion long ago reached the tipping point. The hosts have turned on their masters, and plot twists have been revealed. Due to the complexity and depth […]

Westworld Impressing Audience Despite Slow Pace

– By Paulie Spiceflow – *** Spoiler Alert: Westworld Episodes 1-4 *** Until recently, most of us were not familiar with the Michael Crichton film Westworld. Creators Jonathan Nolan (wrote the screenplay to The Dark Knight and Interstellar) and Lisa Joy decided to reboot the 1973 film, transforming it into an HBO drama. The highly […]

Season Two Finale of Dark Matter Leaves Us Hangin’ Again

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – ***Warning: Season 2 Spoilers Follow*** Season 2 of Dark Matter concluded Friday with another cliffhanger, just like season 1. The crew of the Raza is in grave peril, while sinister plots unfold. Like Killjoys, the writers of Dark Matter like to leave a big mess at the end of […]

Thoughtcrime 036: Star Trek Turns 50!

  It is the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of Star Trek the Original Series. I take some time to look back on the top franchise in the science fiction genre and what it has meant to me as a fan and as a writer. The epic space opera franchise holds a special place […]

Morgan

– By J.W. Fox – Morgan sports a talented cast plus the backing of sci-fi legend Ridley Scott (credited as a producer), yet its writer/director team are a pair of relative newbies. Director Luke Scott and Writer Seth W. Owen must have some powerful friends to secure this kind of talent for their first major […]