Altered Carbon Packs a Lot into First Season, Maybe a Little Too Much

  – By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW Netflix did not promote Altered Carbon as much as that new Cloverfield movie. That might have been a mistake. The first season of the unique new sci-fi show has a Blade Runner feel combined with good ole’ fashion Bruce Willis-style shoot’em up action. There are a […]

Thoughtcrime 48: Colony, The Expanse, Rebels, and More

  I return after a month hiatus to talk about Colony, The Expanse, Star Wars Rebels and more. It’s a slow time of year for movies but March looks to be very promising with Ghost in the Shell, Logan, and King on the way. Aviator’s Madbeach Wheat is the beer for the show. Join me […]

Thoughtcrime 46: A Look at the Year Ahead

    A look to the year ahead in TV shows, movies, and more. We got a brand new Star Trek series, Star Wars Episode VIII, as well as a war with Apes, another world war with zombies, a Handmaid’s Tale, Expanse, Humans, and of course about a dozen superhero movies.

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 […]

Movie Trailers from Comicon 2016

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Here is a compilation of trailers that premiered at or just before Comicon 2016 in San Diego. This is not a complete list of all the trailers. There were a few I left off because I wasn’t sure they were speculative fiction, or they looked absolutely awful and uninteresting. Here […]

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 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 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.