Which Movies Get Artificial Intelligence Right

  – By Caroline – Artificial intelligence is a curious thing. From as far back as Metropolis, popular culture has been thoroughly interested in robots and their varying degrees of complexity. Some films depict the idea with robots ruling over humans as in The Matrix. Others have a strong tendency to lean towards technology going […]

Humans an Insightful Take on a Very Old Story

  – By J.W. Fox – Isaac Asimov’s robot stories gave birth to an entire subgenre of science fiction, one that remains popular seventy years later. Unfortunately, recent robot/AI movies, TV shows, and novels have largely lacked depth, doing little to advance beyond his groundbreaking work. Last year, there was one very notable exception: the […]

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.

Thoughtcrime 022: The War Against the Machines Part 2

  On Part 2 of our discussion of the war against the machines, Jon and I cover the more common fears of AI, namely revolution and subjugation at the hands of our robot overlords. We discuss movies like Terminator, The Matrix, as well as Ex Machina, I, Robot, and many others. There is also discussion […]

Wachowskis Miss Again With Jupiter Ascending

– By Paulie Spiceflow – It is hard to believe the same geniuses behind The Matrix were behind this flop. This “Cinderella in space” movie lacks substance, which is becoming an annoying trait of science fiction movies these days. Rather than make a truly great sci-fi film, the Wachowskis seemed to have spent the bulk […]

Neuroscientists Claim Free Will is an Illusion, then Change their Minds

  – By Paulie Spiceflow – First it was the theologians telling us free will was irrelevant; we are all part of God’s plan. Then came stuffy philosophers who claimed free will was an illusion. New age spiritualists got in the act too, with a determinism reliant on tarot cards, astrology, or just a crystal […]