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 […]

Season 2 of Killjoys Ends in Chaotic Mess

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Syfy Channel’s summer lineup is reaching the end of the season, starting with the space opera Killjoys. I started watching this show only a month ago, and I apologize for being so far behind on my sci-fi shows. In my defense, I caught up quickly and have been watching with […]

Thoughtcrime 035: Motley Crews

  An episode celebrating the success of pirates, smugglers, mercenaries, and other criminal crews in winning over millions of fans. Notable motley crews include Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly, Dark Matter, Star Wars: Rebels, and many many more. Springhole Tips for Writing En Semble Casts – http://www.springhole.net/writing/write-better-ensemble-casts.htm

Which Movies Get Artificial Intelligence Right

  – By Caroline – Artificial intelligence is a curious thing. From as far back as Metropolis, popular culture has been thoroughly interested in robots and their varying degrees of complexity. Some films depict the idea with robots ruling over humans as in The Matrix. Others have a strong tendency to lean towards technology going […]

Humans an Insightful Take on a Very Old Story

  – By J.W. Fox – Isaac Asimov’s robot stories gave birth to an entire subgenre of science fiction, one that remains popular seventy years later. Unfortunately, recent robot/AI movies, TV shows, and novels have largely lacked depth, doing little to advance beyond his groundbreaking work. Last year, there was one very notable exception: the […]

The Circuit: Progeny of Vale by Rhett C. Bruno

– By Jacob Foxx – The first novel in Rhett C. Bruno’s space opera, Executor Rising (read my review here), was Act I one of a much larger story. It laid the foundation and introduced the key players, but on its own was not a complete story. Like many serials in genre fiction, neither novel […]

Thoughtcrime 022: The War Against the Machines Part 2

  On Part 2 of our discussion of the war against the machines, Jon and I cover the more common fears of AI, namely revolution and subjugation at the hands of our robot overlords. We discuss movies like Terminator, The Matrix, as well as Ex Machina, I, Robot, and many others. There is also discussion […]