A sense of mystery permeates the overall narrative arc of a fresh yet familiar reboot of the campy original 1966 series.
How can the past be home to anyone, when there was so much injustice and misogyny and racism, when aggressions were macro and hate speech was the lingua franca of even the hated?
A year before the moon landing, man’s greatest achievement of space exploration so far, Stanley Kubrick gave us the first and still most impressive vision of our cosmic destiny.
Having survived pursuing Cylons, infiltration and political unrest, the rag-tag fleet is tested by the power of guilt.
As we rejoin the action, a relentless Cylon pursuit is forcing the rag-tag fleet to make faster-than-light (FTL) escape jumps every 33 minutes.
This film is an opportunity to see what the natural world might be like if the principle of sufficient reason were false and God had abandoned us to Darwin and Nietzsche.
The ‘Star Trek’ take has heat and optimism, without the heavy sadness that permeates shows like the new ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’
The series taps into a timeless, primitive fear of being trapped in the digital hells we’ve constructed — minds with no bodies, no agency.
Luke Skywalker could be the hero of the story, except for him there were no stakes. There is no risk, and without risk, there is no glory.
‘The Last Jedi’ is the Star Wars movie we wanted, the one we needed, and absolutely more than we deserved.
Hopefulness, genuine friendship, and self-sacrifice. That is what make this show meaningful. Small-town virtues.
Dan Harmon said they ‘finale-ified’ this episode once they realized they wouldn’t be able to make the intended 14 episodes this season. And it showed.
With ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ the franchise has a chance to return to its TV roots and the high-concept sci-fi story-telling that made it a cult favorite.
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ is when Spielberg switched from his early career, which was heavy on horror and terror, to the genial magician America has come to know and love.
If you want me to believe in an alien, show me its body, and then we’ll talk. If this happens, it will not be jarring to my Christian faith.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
It’s unclear where the franchise can go from here. Judging by the so-so box office and ho-hum reviews, there are diminishing returns of humans being chased through dark interstellar halls.
Denis Villeneuve tells a universal story about mankind by focusing on a question that all of us will have to answer at some point in our lives: ‘Do you want to make a baby?’
Humanity in ‘The Expanse’ is at a crossroads, and how they approach the hand dealt to them will determine their near future. It’s the same for us.
HBO’s ‘Westworld’ could have been a thought-provoking commentary on the limits of artificial intelligence and the nature of human depravity. Instead, it just used cheap tricks and tired tropes to manipulate viewers.
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