Valentine’s Special – Romance and Time Travel: A Discussion of how Sci-Fi Concepts can be used for Down to Earth Stories…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion contains extensive reference to About Time along with other related movies and novels, contains minor spoilers. Read ahead at your own risk… So it was valentine’s this Thursday and I thought there’s no better time to talk about Romance in Sci-Fi or more specifically how the concept of Time Travel […]

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“If you want to survive you’re going to have to learn to be more ruthless”: A Discussion of Post Dystopia, Reclaiming a Hollow Earth and Learning from our Past…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion contains extensive reference to the Mad Max franchise, Old Man Logan, Terminator 2, Fallout (game), A Boy and his Dog and Planet of the Apes along with other related movies, series and novels, contains minor spoilers. Read ahead at your own risk… Last week we looked at the end of […]

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“It’s the End of the World as we know it and I feel fine”: A Discussion of the Apocylpse, the Last Hope for Humanity and the End of Days…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion contains extensive reference to Children of Men, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Day After Tomorrow, The World’s End and War of the Worlds along with other related movies, series and novels, contains minor spoilers. Read ahead at your own risk… In this day and age, each day feels closer […]

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“I Think Therefore I Am”: A Discussion of Soma, Existential Horror and What Really Makes us Human…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion contains extensive reference to Soma along and so contains major spoilers. Read ahead at your own risk… Soma by Frictional Games (the developers of Amnesia) is a Science Fiction Horror game. The game is set in an underwater base after a testee of a new process of brain treatment due […]

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Black Hole Sun: A Discussion of Music and how it can be used to create Science Fiction themes…

So today, I’m going to be talking about a topic that I’ve been meaning to discuss for a few weeks now and that’s how music, not just books, films and series can be used to interpret Sci-fi themes. Music is usually an emotional form of storytelling but more so like poetry entirely made up through […]

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“Throughout human history, we have been dependent on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of irony”: A Discussion of the Cyberpunk genre and how it creates a technologically advanced dystopian world…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion contains extensive reference to movies Blade Runner/Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Akira along with shows/books such as Cowboy Bebop, Altered Carbon and Neuromancer along with related material and so contains minor spoilers. Read ahead at your own risk… So this week we are talking Cyberpunk, the great Sci-Fi […]

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Smeg-heads, Cat People and Hardlight Holograms: A discussion of Red Dwarf, British Comedy and Creating Sci-Fi on a Low Budget…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion discusses extensively my thoughts on the series and related material and so contains major spoilers for Red Dwarf. Read ahead at your own risk… So today we’re talking more Sci-Fi Comedy and what better way to do that than to talk about the sometimes slocky but always funny, Red dwarf. […]

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The Answer to the Life, the Universe and Everything: A discussion of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams and Existential Comedy…

Don’t Panic! This following discussion contains major spoilers for all versions of the Hitchhikers Guide to Galaxy and related material written by Douglas Adams. Read ahead at your own risk… So I’m simply going to preface this post by saying, I love the series to the end of the galaxy and back, it’s one of […]

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Superhero Serum, Web-fluid and Gamma Radiation: A discussion of Marvel Comics and how it used Science to bring us it’s heroes…

Warning! Warning! This following discussion involves a lot of nerdy waffle about Marvel, Science and Comics and so will contain some spoilers for series such as Old Man Logan, 1602 and several other stories. Strap in fellow true believers, it’s going to be a long one. Comics have always been a large part of my […]

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