Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Terrible Burden of Truth

 

 I'm finishing up some work here at Secret Sun Central, but in the meantime it's summer and that means it's time for The Outer Limits.  This is a pure dose of AstroGnosis, and the paranoid brand thereof. 


Thursday, July 05, 2012

Prometheus and the Death of Science Fiction


Superheroes have taken pole position in the tentpole box office derby,
in front of the sci-fi blockbuster. Even an ostensible sci-fi film like Avatar was actually a classic superhero origin narrative. I bet that John Carter would have been a success had it been marketed as a superhero story (which in fact it is) than a sci-fi extravaganza, which modern audiences are a bit weary of.