Roll Out Those Lazy, Hazy, Quasi Days of 12 Monkeys

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

With 12 Monkeys set to return next month for a third season, quasi-binge-watchable over three nights, I thought it might be good to cast a little refracted light on the end of the last season of that SyFy series, based on one of the best time-travel movies ever made. The last episode of Season 2 aired in the hot summer of July 2016, when the man on center stage at the GOP National Convention in Cleveland was a little reminiscent of The Witness in 12 Monkeys, or at least the Pallid Man. That epis...

The Third Industrial Revolution

Dr. Williams
in Science

When the first Industrialized Revolution unfolded the fuel that ushered in a new found way of life was all based on fossil fuels. The gluttony that followed in the fervor frenzy of drilling and mining...

Not With The Suit

J.C. S.
in Fiction

The Adventures of Erin Bailey, Time Traveling Extraordinaire

Private Weather Satellites Hold Promise, But Perils Too

Brandon T. Bisceglia
in Science

Any day now President Donald Trump will likely sign a bill that would expand a pilot program to test the promises of for-profit weather data collection. While the program may pave the way for benefici...

Starship Troopers Requires More than One Viewing to Get a True Understanding

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

My first viewing of Starship Troopers definitely had me confused and led me in search of this deceptively dystopian movie. Throwing a bunch of stuff in your face like Denise Richards at her hottest an...

Quantum Stills of a Thin-Spun Life - Part 2

Theresa McGarry
in Fiction

Journeyman Engineer Ned Shinichi stood with both hands poised over the instrument panel. It wasn’t hesitation, he told himself, it wasn’t apprehension or fear or anything negative. No. It was awe, pur...

The Treks in Sci-Fi Podcast

Edward German
in Entertainment

You don't have to be a Trekkie to listen.

Outrun Stories #20

Outrun Stories
in Fiction

I know that I’ve always chosen to walk a different path, alone and along the lines that suited me best, following the rules that I knew to be right, the code. I wasn’t born to be a sheep, but I certai...

Brutalist Stories #20

Brutalist Stories
in Fiction

I have a dream where I’m breathing water, and I’m only ever breathing in. I’m not under water, there’s a mask attached to my face that supplies the water. I breathe in, deep and deeper still, the wate...

What's On Your Mind? Your Computer Will Soon Be Able to Tell You

Kevin Wortman
in Science

One of the greatest magicians in history, Harry Houdini, was well known for his death-defying stunts and mind-blowing escapes from sealed chambers. One of his most astounding tricks was reading a pers...

Rewatching... Star Trek: Operation -- Annihilate!

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

Thursday 13 April 1967 Here in 1967...actually let me recap. For those of you who've just joined (hello!), my 'gimmick' is that I'm trapped 50 years in the past, writing about all the tv I'm watching,...

Comes A Horseman

Dr. Williams
in Fiction

On a night as black as pitch comes the Horseman. It is said that all through-out history man has been tormented by the constant struggle between good and evil. Where good intentions are swept away by ...

When Artificial Intelligence = Not Enough Intelligence

Michael Eric Ross
in Science

It’s a staple of science fiction: the devices made by humans run afoul of their creators by learning how humans think. From the renegade HAL9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the replicants in the sci-f...

LOSTBOY: A Dark Dystopian Cyberpunk Short

Mickey Rivera
in Entertainment

A frantic woman, decked out in leather, spikes, and a mohawk, races through desert mist, dodging jagged pillars of cybernetic waste. On her trail is Lostboy, a cyborg hunter who's more metal than man, and has a singular objective: catching his prey. Born of a love of cyberpunk and westerns, LOSTBOY delivers a bite-sized dose of science fiction cruelty that's going to make you hungry for more. LOSTBOY is a short film directed by Ash Thorp and Anthony Scott Burns, who have hopes of turning it into...

The Lathe of Heaven Proves Idealists Can Be the Most Dangerous Among Us

Rich Monetti
in Culture

I read Poland by James Michener a number of years ago and came to a startling conclusion after reading the chapters on the Nazi Occupation during World War II. I certainly know of the Holocaust and th...

Weirdest Characters in 'Star Wars Legends' Canon

Anthony Gramuglia
in Entertainment

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi fast approaching, it is clear that the Star Wars universe will be expanding and growing in the next years to come. However, for many growing up in the 80s and 90s in the ...