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 […]

The Expanse: Best Show No One is Watching

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER WARNING: Season 2 Finale of The Expanse Another great sci-fi show finished its second season to minimal fanfare. The first show, Humans, is arguably one of the best AI shows of all time but doesn’t seem to be on the radar of many sci-fi fans outside of the UK. […]

Colony on the Verge of Greatness, Just Needs Hope

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Colony is a show hitting well above its weight class. Forgive the sports metaphor but there isn’t a better way to say it. The dystopian drama is head and shoulders better than its cable sci-fi competitors but has yet to gain recognition or see record-smashing ratings on USA. Better than […]

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

– By J. W. Fox – The movie Arrival introduced the unique work of Ted Chiang to a broader audience. Chiang, who has published a little over a dozen short stories and novelettes, is a unique writer adored among the literary elites. Seven of his fifteen works were nominated for major literary awards (Hugo, Nebula, […]

Thoughtcrime 034: I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens, But It’s Aliens

  Jon and I cover some of the big science news in the past few weeks, including the discovery of an Earth-like planet in the Proxima Centauri system, and a way of converting CO2 into energy. There is talk of generation ships, probes, alien contact, hypnosis, and saving the world. The usual. Story of Alien […]

SyFy Heading in Right Direction with Childhood’s End

– Jacob Foxx – Arthur C. Clarke’s classic gets a modern remake, complete with high-end special effects and a couple high profile cast members. What really presented a challenge was how to create a compelling TV miniseries based on the dry, detached source material. Some of the problems with bringing the Clarke work to life […]