NieR Automata is the best game I have played and is hands down the the most philosophical video game ever made. I’ve been meaning to write an article about it…since 2017. Hey, the mind was willing but the flesh was weak. Thankfully, I found all these goodies recently so it looks like I won’t have […]Read more "NieR Automata: the most philosophical video game ever"
If you’re a sci-fi film fan, you need to see Jodorowsky’s Dune. If you are a fan of Dune, book or movie, stop what you are doing and watch it right now. It’s simply mind-blowing.Read more "Jodorowsky’s Dune is mind-blowing"
It has been awhile since I’ve been motivated to write an article about a SF movie, sadly, because there hasn’t been any movies lately that have sparked my interest. Then I watched Her, hands down the best film I saw from the 2013 crop.Read more "Thoughts On The Movie Her"
Japanese animation, or anime, has a long, rich science fiction heritage; however, anime often gravitates toward giant robots, super powers, and aliens. Sometimes, though, a series comes along that bucks the trend. In the 1990s, that series was Ghost in the Shell, a plausible take on the near future where the lines between the cyberworld […]Read more "Planetes: great hard sci-fi anime"
I was mucking around the Internet when I stumbled onto a list of “The Works that Most Influenced Science Fiction, 1963-1992.” It’s a decent list and got me thinking that there must be a similar one for philosophical science fiction (or philoscifi, as I call it). Surprisingly I could find one…at least not without a lot […]Read more "Philosophical science fiction worth reading, watching, and playing"
So I just finished “playing” a game called Actual Sunlight. It conjured up a confused mix of thoughts and feelings that compelled me to write a short article in order to sort it all out.Read more "Actual Sunlight review: a game of depression"
This article is a recap of my book club discussion of The Hunger Games, which might interest some people. The question I wanted to explore was ‘What makes The Hunger Games such a sensation?’ There are many reasons.Read more "The Hunger Games: an analysis"
I just finished Mass Effect 3 (ME3), and I can’t shake my disappointment. If you are reading this, you probably feel similarly about the unsatisfying ending. Yes, it should have been better, but I feel that in some ways, BioWare was bound to fail given how the video game industry works these days and how […]Read more "Mass Effect 3: the good and the bad"
I recently watched a movie called, Moon, which is probably the finest example of philoscifi I have seen since Gattaca and The Matrix. Considering that Gattaca came out in 1997 and The Matrix came out in 1999, that’s saying something. The more I read about Moon, the more impressed I became. Impressed enough to actually […]Read more "Moon"
The controversy The Fountain: a beautiful mess or something more? If you look up reviews , you’ll be confronted with two extremes: those that thought it was sheer drivel and those that thought it was the one of most incredible film ever. Why such a disparity?Read more "The Fountain explained"