While science-fiction has a long history, stretching all the way back to ancient times, most people encounter the genre commonly through the medium of TV series and films.
The colonists headed to Alpha Centauri in Lost in Space are the best of the best of humanity. But, as the case of Golgafrincham in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy shows, the people you need to survive may be those you least expect.
In this episode, we’ve read the Philip K. Dick short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” and watched the movies it inspired: 1990’s and 2012’s Total Recall.
The Maquis Resistance is eliminated from Deep Space Nine in season 5. Fortunately, they get to go out in one last blaze of glory.
Bajoran resistance to joining the Federation offers uncomfortable parallels to the modern British viewer and leads me to consider how the Federation can make sure its benefit to incoming members is recognised.
Odo’s authoritarian leanings have always indicated that his loyalties may not have lain with the Bajorans in their resistance to the Cardassian occupation.
The fifth season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine begins with an interesting development in the characterization of the Dominion. Unfortunately, it lacks follow-through.
New Young Adult Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off Slayer, by Kiersten White, is fine. But it leaves this Buffy fan wondering whether that universe needed expanding.
In this episode, join us as we do the time warp again! Yes, it’s a time travel episode and yes, we’ll definitely come back to this in the future.
All the films I saw in 2018 were adaptations of novels or installments of ongoing series. But how does one adapt a novel to film successfully?
Of all the television shows that I saw in 2018, the new Lost in Space, distributed by Netflix, has stuck with me the most.