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Some Thoughts on The Last Jedi
There was a time in December of last yer when I considered having an opinion about Star Wars: The Last Jedi . But Star Wars has never really been my thing. It is my third favorite among the ‘Star’ science fiction franchises (behind Star Trek and Stargate )....
Some Thoughts on The Last Jedi
Some Thoughts on The Last Jedi
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2001: A Space Odyssey - Crash Course Film Criticism
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Who is Han Solo?
One of the best moments in the history of the Star Wars franchise comes at the end of what they now call Episode Eye Vee: A New Hope . Luke Skywalker, letting go of his dependence on technology and trusting the force to guide him in firing his proton torped...
Who is Han Solo?
Who is Han Solo?
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The Ideology of The First Order
Lindsey Ellis on fictional fascism.
The Ideology of The First Order
The Ideology of The First Order
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Projection
Every so often an intellectual celebrity, such as tech entrepreneur Elon Musk or the late Steven Hawking, will issue a dire warning about alien civilizations or artificial intelligence. According to these would-be prophets the inevitable outcome of encounte...
Projection
Projection
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Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir
One gets the impression, with his sophomore effort, that Andy Weir, author of the bestselling novel The Martian , is likely to only ever write one sort of book, a meticulously researched technothriller, set in space, that lurches paper-thin characters from ...
Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir
Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir
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Binge Watch: Lost in Space Edition
There is always a risk involved in revisiting the past. Too often you find that the things you thought were great when you were young just don’t stand the test of time. This can be especially true of the things you liked as a child. Case in point, Lost in S...
Binge Watch: Lost in Space Edition
Binge Watch: Lost in Space Edition
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Movie Review: A Quiet Place
The first trailer that I saw for John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place did what all good movie trailers are supposed to do, put the movie on the list of films I wanted to see. The concept presented, one of people being hunted by an unknown predator who tracks its ...
Movie Review: A Quiet Place
Movie Review: A Quiet Place
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Why Star Trek is Over
On September 23rd, the first episodes of a new Star Trek series, subtitled Discovery , were released via CBS’ All Access streaming service, placing the latest incarnation of the series that has often defined our vision of the future on the most advanced tec...
Why Star Trek is Over
Why Star Trek is Over
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Complain of Thrones
Here there be Spoilers! For the last few years, after the season finale of Game of Thrones has aired, I have usually written a post to this blog complaining about the quality of recent season (read Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! , When Good Television Goes M...
Complain of Thrones
Complain of Thrones
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