Ridley Scott is Going to Television
Oct 9th '18

Ridley Scott is Going to Television

Having to compete with prime cable networks, such as HBO or Showtime, can’t be easy—especially when it’s the rise of the online streaming era. TNT adapts to survive in the television market by buying out the competition. Whenever an opportunity arises for the network to grow, it rushes to place an offer. From acquiring blockbusters to […]

‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ – The Debate Continues

‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Wars’ – The Debate Continues

I’m just going to come out and say it…I like Star Trek better than Star Wars, and for three reasons: the physics that root the series in believability, the fact that it actually falls under the science fiction category (unlike Star Wars), and the optimistic message that runs through the Star Trek franchise. To suspend […]

The Horror: ‘The Thing’

The Horror: ‘The Thing’

Horror films are often forgotten and left behind to rot in the locked vault of cult appreciation. Buried so far beneath the over saturation of projects being pumped out into the genre is the struggle of production, the social stigma of fear during a film’s release, and how the critical reception may have changed over […]

The Strange Time Loop of Sci-Fi Films

The Strange Time Loop of Sci-Fi Films

On March 8th, Variety reported that Mackenzie Davis (Halt and Catch Fire and Blade Runner 2049) is in talks to star in a new Terminator film. The sixth film in the franchise, this installment will pick up where Terminator 2: Judgement Day left off. It will ignore the plots of the past three films and serve as a sort of reboot. […]

To Boldly Go: Star Trek And Its Place In History

To Boldly Go: Star Trek And Its Place In History

Star Trek: Discovery premiered Sunday, September 24, 2017 to less than stellar reviews. Set a decade before Star Trek: TOS (The Original Series), Discovery follows the exploits of the USS Discovery during the Federation/Klingon Cold War. (For the uninitiated, the Federation is a sort of interstellar United Nations, while the Klingons are, well, the bad […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY: Volume 2

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY: Volume 2

In the previous article, I discussed the theme of James Cameron’s catalogue of movies involving humanity vs. technology. Cameron goes back and forth about how the use of technology can be both a benefit and a burden for mankind, and we as an audience will know how he will pose technology in the movie depending […]

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

JAMES CAMERON VS. TECHNOLOGY Volume 1

James Cameron burst onto the scene in 1984 with The Terminator, and two years later in 1986 he released his second feature, ALIENS (to pretty much near-unanimous praise); thus Cameron had already begun a love/hate relationship with technology. As a storyteller and a director, he was well aware of the possibilities of technology, both as […]