Altered Carbon Packs a Lot into First Season, Maybe a Little Too Much

  – By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW Netflix did not promote Altered Carbon as much as that new Cloverfield movie. That might have been a mistake. The first season of the unique new sci-fi show has a Blade Runner feel combined with good ole’ fashion Bruce Willis-style shoot’em up action. There are a […]

Ragnarok is Funny, Entertaining Detour from Avengers Saga

– By J.W. Fox – Thor has not enjoyed the same critical and box office success as his Avenger brethren. To turn it around, Marvel decided to take the character in a different direction in Thor: Ragnarok. To put it simply, the writers toned down the epic fantasy elements and amped up the jokes. It […]

Six Wake by Mur Lafferty

– J.W. Fox – You can find novels with generation ships, cloning, and mind mapping. No problem. What you won’t find is a novel that combines all those technologies in a space murder mystery. That is exactly what Mur Lafferty did in Six Wakes. An imaginative premise and strong world-building do it credit but mystery-lovers […]

Discovery is a Visually Stunning and Exciting Show, But it Isn’t Star Trek

– By J.W. Fox – The newest Star Trek series is now underway after numerous delays. Star Trek Discovery, which inexplicably is on CBS’s streaming service rather than regular TV, is a half dozen episodes into season one. That provides a pretty good sized sample for viewers to get a handle on what kind of […]