Discovery is a Visually Stunning and Exciting Show, But it Isn’t Star Trek

– By J.W. Fox – The newest Star Trek series is now underway after numerous delays. Star Trek Discovery, which inexplicably is on CBS’s streaming service rather than regular TV, is a half dozen episodes into season one. That provides a pretty good sized sample for viewers to get a handle on what kind of […]

Thoughtcrime 039: A Brighter Future

  In these dark times of war, recession, and elections, I thought I’d take some time to cheer you up. This episode is my case for a brighter future, one where we will live like the people of Star Trek’s Federation. Happier, healthier, wiser, freer and more prosperous than ever before! See Links Below for […]

Trekonomics by Manu Saadia

– By J.W. Fox – There are countless books about Star Trek out there, but if you were interested in reading about the economics of the future, there is only one. Academic and longtime Trekkie Manu Saadia examines the economic system of the United Federation of Planets in his book Trekonomics: The Economics of Star […]

Star Trek Discovery Delayed Six Months

– By J.W. Fox – Trekkies will have to wait a little longer for their beloved Star Trek to return to television. This week, CBS announced the series premiere of Star Trek Discovery will be pushed back six months to mid-2017. Yet, most bloggers and fans seem to be breathing a sigh of relief rather […]

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 […]

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

Thoughtcrime 032: Star Trek Beyond

  I go solo to review Star Trek Beyond, because Microsoft Matt fell asleep in the theater. Boo! Also, shout out to Jesse Mercury. Check out his show on Star Trek Beyond at http://jessemercury.com/scifi-48-to-boldly-gay  

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 […]

Thoughtcrime 031: Sequels and Prequels and Reboots Oh My!

I go solo on the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime to discuss sequels, prequels, reboots and why we will see less of them in the years ahead. Also, a quick review of the bomb of the year, Independence Day: Resurgence. I cover some possible changes to Thoughtcrime after a short summer break.

Thoughtcrime 030: Social Commentary in Science Fiction

Jon and I discuss the prevalence of social commentary and political themes in science fiction and whether it helps or hurts the genre. Movies, TV, and even a few books are covered…