Ok, I have this rule for science fiction television: if your aliens/robots don't use contractions, I can't be bothered to watch your show. I have simply seen enough nonhumans asking "What is this love of which you speak?" to last me a lifetime.
That's why watching Caprica has been such a pleasure. The complexity of the characters, the sheer beauty of the cinematography and editing, the worldbuilding, the clever and evocative scores by Bear McCreary - it was a relief to watch something so well-made, especially after trying to prop my eyes open during shit like The Event.
Go ahead, pick any character, any person (even this guy); put them in a post-apocalyptic dystopia, and you've got a recipe for serious badassery. Case in point: Infinite Santa 8000.This weekly web series by a crew of Boston-based artists, animators, musicians, and voice actors (including occasional Phoenix contributor Mike Neel) tells the story of a renegade Santa Claus (not this one) who, in order to survive the desert wasteland that is earth in the year 8000, must brutally butcher deformed mutants for food
today's the day that one of the world's most influential sci-fi authors
turns 90. To mark the occasion, his adopted hometown of Los Angeles has
been whooping it up all week.
Chances are that anyone reading this post has, at some point, spent
some quality time with Bradbury's writing.
This Spiderman has an important message for cosplayers: stay hydrated!
I've considered going to the New York or San Diego iterations of Comic Con -- you know, the really big Comic Cons -- but, based on how well Boston's Comic Con is doing, I don't think I need to buy a plane ticket for a great experience, especially if Boston's con continues to grow.
ClimateGate continues unabated, and since science dubiously falls under the purview of dorkdom, here’s some color commentary specially packaged by Laser Orgy. I should warn you that the extent of my scientific know-how comes from reading the backround materials in Resident Evil 5 about Las Plagas … which is to say, I’m more of a science fiction type of gal, and I'm anything but an expert on the real deal.
Excuse me, miss: Can I see your birth certificate?
Like any good reporter on an election night, I stayed home and watched a remake of a bad '80s sci-fi television miniseries.
We figured ABC was cynically getting a jump start on the 2012 hysteria. Silly us. Turns out they've got high-minded policy goals.
The Venture Brothers season 4 premiere aired last night, and dorky followers rejoiced. Expectations were too maniacally high to be surpassed, but they were definitely met. If you weren’t waiting all summer to watch this as soon as it aired, get your fix here. Warning: Venture Brothers may cause disorientation if you aren’t caught up on your episodes -- so, get caught up.
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