Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Immortal Ad Vitam: The Power to Procreate with the Gods

 

  Having cut my teeth on 70s comics, I can say that nothing that shows up in pop culture these days surprises me. 

Any weird esoteric or occult topic you can think of was yours for a quarter (or so) at your local spinner rack. There was a great innocence to it all as well - innocence being the lack of self-consciousness that took over the comics medium once it was banished from the newsstands. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

From Ausur to Oscar.

Well, it's that time of the year again. Yes, 3/7/10 is here, a clever little cryptogram for 3/17, the date of the death of Osiris. No surprise then that tonight we have the Ausurs Oscars, aka the Academy Awards.

 

Friday, March 05, 2010

Ultraterrestrial Deconstructions: The Othernet

 

Well, a lot of you have seen the BBC Superpowers promo by now. It's fascinating not only on the face of it - meaning the alien subtext - but also in that it implies a separation of the human race between those who use the Internet and those who don't. 

There's a powerful yet unspoken posthuman subtext, but also a kind of techno-utopianism that I thought went out with the Quadra. But the spot also caught my eye since it seems to have been inspired by The Outer Limits, particularly the second series, which aired on Showtime in the 90s.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Torchwood: (Suffer the) Children of Earth


Torchwood: Children of Earth is one of the most intense, jarring, unsettling and flat-out gutpunching television productions in recent memory. 

It's also one of the most important works of science fiction of our time. If you haven't watched it yet, you really should. Like, right away.