Articles tagged sci-fi

15 Aug 2016 // 2:30 AM

Retrofuturism in French Electronic Music

A new collection provides powerful examples of French ambivalent modernity; at once futuristic, optimistic, erotic, humorous, restless, and apocalyptic.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 13 - “Dragonfly in Amber”

Plot trumps character development in Outlander's finale, but it's still an exciting ride.

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‘Star Trek Beyond’ Treks Towards Planet Hollywood

Justin Lin helms creates a popcorn-friendly Fast and Furious Star Trek with Roddenberry's original vision jettisoned in the escape pods.

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‘The Star Trek Book’: This Is Why We Still Love Star Trek

Long before society caught up by heeding calls for diversity in education and the workplace, Star Trek was preaching "infinite diversity in infinite combinations" as a strength.

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‘Doctor Who’ and the Constraints of the American Cultural Cold War

Decolonization, shifting demographics and the rise of the US needed to be understood and processed through the British popular imagination. The Doctor landed his TARDIS just in time to help.

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Race and Sci-fi Theory: Not Just for Dissertations Anymore

Ever thought Toni Morrison's Beloved has a place at ComicCon? Carringont's Speculative Blackness might be for you.

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By Looking Backward, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Prepares the Franchise for the Future

Star Trek Beyond successfully straddles the fine line between Star Wars' high tech toy merchandising and the serious ideas fostered by concept creator, Gene Roddenberry. It's also a stone cold blast.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in ‘Spirits of Xanadu’

The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Pays Homage to the Original, But Fails to Forge Its Own Identity

Like Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens before it, Ghostbusters relies on a familiar formula to ensure the safest product possible.

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The Geek Feminist Revolution Is Not Only Changing Genres of Fiction, but Society Itself

Whether new worlds are created with the stroke of a keypad or the waving of a placard, both reflect the human capacity for growth, for reinvention, for hope.

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“It’s not something you get to play very often”: Interview with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Clark Gregg

Clark Gregg shares his insights on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the MCU, and whether his Lip Sync Battle moment influences his performance.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 12 - “The Hail Mary”

On the eve of Culloden, it's the twists and turns in everyone's relationships that are front and center.

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ and Its Institutional Monsters

This film doesn't work too hard at making a wholly moral result inevitable, for it must deliver nasty death scenes, sacrifices and scares.

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Spaceships and Scoundrels: An Interview With ‘Dark Matter’s Anthony Lemke

Dark Matter's Anthony Lemke discusses working on a genre show, sci-fi fandom, and ill-fitting pants.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Vengeance Is Mine”

The focus on politics and war sacrifices the necessary character moments that made season one so compelling.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Prestonpans”

A few victories, infighting, and mud put Jamie and Claire's ability to change history in doubt.

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‘The Martian’ on Blu-ray: An at-Home Lesson in DIY Space Survival

The Martian puts the fun into being stranded hundreds of million miles from home.

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‘Fantastic Planet’ Is a Fantastic Film of Surreal Hallucination

Being blue never looked so good as one of the most important animated features for adults is gorgeously restored.

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‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Just Goes to Show: It Could Be Worse

This is a fascinating if not always successful experiment that makes you realize there are far worse films to be locked in an underground bunker with.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 10 - “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths”

With one season to go, the series has a great deal to wrap up; this season proves it's undoubtedly up to the task.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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