What cost for the Hero?

July 18, 2020 3

After much thinking about Joseph Campbell’s Monomyth, I concluded it was incorrect. The problem is that there are too many exceptions. In his many-step journey, he states that many stories will have these out of Read More

Star Trek: Picard

April 1, 2020 1

I was a huge Star Trek fan as a kid. Star Trek was the gold standard of science fiction for me for the first 12 or 13 years of my life. (And yeah, my obsession with SF began very early.) In Read More

The Best Philip K. Dick Movie

January 28, 2020 2

There have been a number of movies based on Philip K. Dick works. Some of them are pretty great, even– Minority Report (based on “The Minority Report) and of course, Blade Runner (based on Do Read More

Catholic Reads’ Best of 2019

January 23, 2020 0

CatholicReads.com released their best of 2019 list, and while no one’s surprised to find John C. Wright on the scifi list, Ann Margaret Lewis’s Warrior of Kizan made the cut, too. I haven’t had the pleasure of Read More

Review: Death Stranding

January 16, 2020 0

Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid series, Death Stranding) is a bit like the video game version of Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou). The comparison isn’t immediate. Anderson makes awkward dramadies about Read More

The State of Star Wars

December 19, 2019 1

I’d like to say I have a long history with Star Wars, but frankly, we all do at this point. It’s not even really nerd-culture anymore, but just a cultural touchstone. Maybe it’s fair to Read More

D.C. Fontana, 1939-2019

December 5, 2019 2

Dorothy Fontana isn’t quite the household name that Gene Roddenberry is, but if you watch enough pre-2000 scifi, you’ll discover that there’s a subtle and pleasant flavor to certain episodes, here and there. For me, Read More

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