Thoughtcrime 036: Star Trek Turns 50!

  It is the 50th anniversary of the series premiere of Star Trek the Original Series. I take some time to look back on the top franchise in the science fiction genre and what it has meant to me as a fan and as a writer. The epic space opera franchise holds a special place […]

Thoughtcrime 035: Motley Crews

  An episode celebrating the success of pirates, smugglers, mercenaries, and other criminal crews in winning over millions of fans. Notable motley crews include Guardians of the Galaxy, Firefly, Dark Matter, Star Wars: Rebels, and many many more. Springhole Tips for Writing En Semble Casts – http://www.springhole.net/writing/write-better-ensemble-casts.htm

Thoughtcrime 034: I’m Not Saying It’s Aliens, But It’s Aliens

  Jon and I cover some of the big science news in the past few weeks, including the discovery of an Earth-like planet in the Proxima Centauri system, and a way of converting CO2 into energy. There is talk of generation ships, probes, alien contact, hypnosis, and saving the world. The usual. Story of Alien […]

Thoughtcrime 033: How to Make the Future Not Suck

  Jon and I discuss the utopian visions of Gene Roddenberry and Jacque Fresco, and try to come up with a few ideas of our own on how to make the future not suck. Here are links to some of the things we discussed: The Venus Project – https://www.thevenusproject.com/ Earth Ship – http://earthship.com/ Slingshot Water […]

Thoughtcrime 032: Star Trek Beyond

  I go solo to review Star Trek Beyond, because Microsoft Matt fell asleep in the theater. Boo! Also, shout out to Jesse Mercury. Check out his show on Star Trek Beyond at http://jessemercury.com/scifi-48-to-boldly-gay  

Thoughtcrime 031: Sequels and Prequels and Reboots Oh My!

I go solo on the one-year anniversary of Thoughtcrime to discuss sequels, prequels, reboots and why we will see less of them in the years ahead. Also, a quick review of the bomb of the year, Independence Day: Resurgence. I cover some possible changes to Thoughtcrime after a short summer break.

Thoughtcrime 030: Social Commentary in Science Fiction

Jon and I discuss the prevalence of social commentary and political themes in science fiction and whether it helps or hurts the genre. Movies, TV, and even a few books are covered…

Thoughtcrime 029: X-Men Apocalypse and Coming Soon

I go solo to review X-Men: Apocalypse and also discuss the sci-fi movies coming later this year. I’m not optimistic, but there are some interesting TV shows in the pipeline. Could be an entertaining fall…

Thoughtcrime 028: Captain America Civil War

Microsoft Matt and I review Captain America: Civil War, drink some Beerito, and complain about fake battles, Captain America’s turn to vigilantism, sensory overload, liberty, and long movies.

Thoughtcrime 027: Mary Sue/Marty Stu Character

  I go solo for this episode to discuss character development, and a common mistake many new authors make: creating a Mary Sue/Marty Stu character.