Review: Black Mirror Season 5

– by J.W. Fox – One of the most innovative science fiction shows gave us three new episodes this summer. Thought-provoking, well-written, well-cast, and creating brand new fears of technology, Black Mirror occupies a mostly vacant hard science fiction space on TV despite the massive glut in new programming coming from streaming services. But I’m […]

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 […]

Thoughtcrime 43: Walking Dead Midseason Finale 7

  The Midseason Finale for Walking Dead failed to impress viewers, including me. I review the first half of season 7, and everything wrong with it (i.e. Negan, painfully slow pace, too many subplots), and why I think the show has past its peak. Something this good cannot last forever, and it is time to […]