Of all the television shows that I saw in 2018, the new Lost in Space, distributed by Netflix, has stuck with me the most.
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 threat of a robot uprising is back on the horizon again. But it is not the artificial intelligence of recent science fiction that threatens human civilization, but the mindless robota imagined by Karel Čapek in his 1920 play R.U.R.
In his 1920 play Rossum’s Universal Robots (AKA R.U.R.) Karel Čapek introduced the Czech word robota to the world of science fiction. Almost a century later, R.U.R. still resonates in its depiction of class struggle.