An archaeologist by training (MA, PhD), Josho Brouwers has had a keen interest in science-fiction for as long as he can remember, with a particular predilection for all things Star Trek. For the most part, he’s interested in “soft” science-fiction, i.e. science-fiction that is based on the social sciences, with an emphasis on how societies might function in the future. He’s not too bothered by faster-than-light travel or things that audibly go “boom” in space.
Of all the television shows that I saw in 2018, the new Lost in Space, distributed by Netflix, has stuck with me the most.
Let’s take a closer look at Star Trek’s USS Enterprise, arguably one of the most iconic spaceship designs in popular culture.
DONTNOD Entertainment’s Remember Me is a noteworthy game, not in the least because it features a futuristic Paris where guns have been outlawed.
For this fresh take on Master of Orion, the developers mixed the first two games in the series, streamlined the rules, and then polished the result to a fine sheen.
Back in 1980, Newsweek published an opinion piece by science-fiction author Isaac Asimov that seems eerily relevant again today.
Blaze Bayley’s science-fiction concept album is a solid slab of classic heavy metal with a modern edge that I heartily recommend.
Revisiting Mass Effect 2, I better appreciate what the game was trying to do, especially with its sharp focus on presenting and developing interesting characters.
The 2016 version of Doom updates the 1993 original for the modern era and is arguably the best first-person shooter since, well, forever.
I recently rewatched the first seven of the original James Bond movies. Five of them hold up pretty well; the other two – not so much, unfortunately.
Truly a remaster of the original games, this collection of the original space real-time strategy game and its sequel look and play just like you remember.