Ep. 100 – The Final Battle: Visions of Planet X

2016 saw the 30th anniversary of the video-game Metroid, and the franchise it spawned. Most of the hullaballoo came from Metroid fans upset at Nintendo for basically ignoring it, as they had not for Mario and Zelda. Metroid was one of the original three, before it was supplanted by literally everything else, but even the smallest of the major Nintendo brands is a huge deal, so I too shall tip my hat in recognition, about as effectively as Nintendo itself, as we may come to discover. … More Ep. 100 – The Final Battle: Visions of Planet X

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Future Soldiers: A Survey of Military Science-Fiction

“Fiction is a tool of the imaginative process. Fiction allows us to imagine the details of reality-as-it-might happen in order to understand potential consequences of decisions that we need, or might need, to make. It helps us imagine how current trends might play out or how new innovations might have an impact. As a tool, fiction is cousin to war-gaming. It creates opportunities to play out potential scenarios and prepare for them.” … More Future Soldiers: A Survey of Military Science-Fiction

We React To: Women in Authority

In short, Sarah Palmer is hated by the fan community because she’s a jerk. To the video, it’s honestly quaint there’s no disclaimer that it “isn’t sexism,” which of course, is the flag that instantly speaks to the reverse. In fact, HaloFollower begins the video by qualifying that Sarah Palmer is a BAMF, which he articulated as an acronym (Badass Motherfucker?). … More We React To: Women in Authority

Prometheus Unbiased and the Future of Alien

The title for my Event Horizon review on Dreck Fizzle was “Infinite Space, Infinite Error,” a BBPX-style pun that is equally applicable here. Though — I have to say, my favorite pun title is for my worst episode, about Terminator, and it’s Rust, Caution. So brilliant, but I’ve gotten no feedback on it. I need my feedback … More Prometheus Unbiased and the Future of Alien