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 […]

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 […]

Thoughtcrime 50: Nineteen Eighty-Four Revisited

  It has been 68 years since George Orwell’s classic was published. Arguably the greatest dystopian novel of all time, its insights into totalitarianism helped generations better understand the nightmares of the modern world. Nuclear weapons, communism, and technological breakthroughs reshaped the world but at the time of the novel’s publication, it was unclear what […]