The Expanse: Best Show No One is Watching

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER WARNING: Season 2 Finale of The Expanse Another great sci-fi show finished its second season to minimal fanfare. The first show, Humans, is arguably one of the best AI shows of all time but doesn’t seem to be on the radar of many sci-fi fans outside of the UK. […]

Humans Continues to Shine as Best AI/Robot Show on Television

– By J. W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOR HUMANS SEASON 2 After two seasons, Humans has firmly established itself as the top AI/robot show on television and may eventually become one of the best of all time. After gaining attention in its first season for a smart plot and quality writing, Humans extended its […]

Season Finale Moves Colony To New Phase of Story, But Still Offers Little Hope

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT: COLONY SEASON FINALE USA’s dystopian drama has explored some dark places, and it appears they are about to get darker. From hostile occupation to concentration camps, the only atrocity left is senseless genocide. If that is where we are heading, fans will need a lot of Prozac. Colony […]

Rebels Season Finale Satisfies But Does Not Redeem Underwhelming Season

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT FOR SEASON FINALE OF REBELS The Rebellion got knocked around pretty good in the season finale of Rebels. The thrilling double episode sported an impressive space battle, some epic music, and a few plot points to move things along. It definitely delivered on the action front, no doubt. […]

Twin Suns: Rebels Delivers Conclusion to Maul Subplot Three Months Later

– By Paulie Spiceflow – SPOILER ALERT: LATEST STARS REBELS EPISODE: TWIN SUNS… As we approach the end of season 3 of Star Wars Rebels, we are finally seeing the most compelling subplot reach its conclusion. Season 3 opened with Maul learning of Kenobi’s survival on a world with twin suns. Ezra and Kanan learned […]

Hollywood Delivers Another Solid Monster Movie with Kong: Skull Island

– By Paulie Spiceflow – What a truly great time we live in. As a lover of monster movies, I cannot help but be absolutely giddy at the new generation of building smashing, soldier-squashing creature films coming to theaters. After a few false starts, Hollywood has managed to put out two quality kaiju blockbusters with […]

Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang

– By J. W. Fox – The movie Arrival introduced the unique work of Ted Chiang to a broader audience. Chiang, who has published a little over a dozen short stories and novelettes, is a unique writer adored among the literary elites. Seven of his fifteen works were nominated for major literary awards (Hugo, Nebula, […]

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

– By J. W. Fox – Blake Crouch follows up his Wayward Pines trilogy with the technothriller Dark Matter. His latest novel firmly establishes Crouch as one of the best thriller writers around with a special knack for incorporating science fiction tropes. Dark Matter gives an interesting twist on our current understanding of quantum physics […]

Black Mirror: The Twilight Zone Meets Philip K. Dick

– By J. W. Fox – If you want to know what kind of show Black Mirror is, just read the synopsis of the first episode. Kidnappers nab a member of the royal family and make an unusual ransom demand: the Prime Minister must have sex with a pig on live television or they’ll kill […]

The Violent Delights of Westworld have Violent Ends

– By J. W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – ***Spoiler Alert: Season One Finale*** Guns were blazin’ and blood flowing in the season finale of Westworld. Schemes set in motion long ago reached the tipping point. The hosts have turned on their masters, and plot twists have been revealed. Due to the complexity and depth […]