The Day After Tomorrow is environmental alarmism taken to the extreme. But what amazes me most about this is that there is an even that could trigger radical changes in Earth's climate (particularly the U.S.) -- the eruption of the now-overdue Yellowstone supervolcano. Why not make a movie about that? Read the full story.
In 2002, a great science fiction series named Firefly debuted on Fox, won some critical acclaim despite the boneheaded re-scheduling efforts by network bigwigs, and was promptly pulled after 11 episodes.
For various reasons -- renting Season 1 from Netflix, reviewing the X-Files: Resist or Serve game for SCI-FI.com, working on my Delta Green campaign -- I've been spending an awful lot of time thinking about the X-Files, and about what went wrong with the series. This blog entry speculates on what went wrong with the series -- and how it might be made right again.
Underworld is the story of the secret war between werewolves and vampires, a war that humans have been blissfully unaware of for years, but which now threatens to erupt into our consciousness.
It was also the subject of a lawsuit by White Wolf Games, who claimed that the vampires-vs.-werewolf storyline infringed on its copyrights. Having now seen the movie, I have to disagree with White Wolf -- this movie doesn't actually contain any vampires, so how could it possibly infringe on their copyrights?
SCI-FI.com is reporting that Tim Minear has been hired to do the screenplay adaptation for Robert Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. That's excellent news -- the novel's been in limbo for forever and a day. The weird thing is how SCI-FI describes the book: "The novel deals with a 2076 rebellion on a former penal colony on the moon and has been read as an allegory about libertarianism and its costs."
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and X-Men 2: X-Men United are two of the films nominated for Miss Liberty's Best Libertarian Film of 2003 award.
A handful of humans struggle to survive in a world ruled by dragons.
The SCI-FI Channel reimagines Battlestar Galactica with mixed -- but ultimately enjoyable -- results.
News of another science fiction blog's reached my inbox. Michael Kantor has launched a Battlestar Galactica web log called, simply enough, Battlestar Galactica Blog. You can check it out at www.galacticablog.com.
Recent topics include "Mormon influences in 'The Living Legend'", " It's a Human Universe" and "What to do with the Cylon head box?"
Michael runs another blog called
"http://www.calicocat.com/">The Calico Cat that covers politics, law, and economics and has occasional posts of particular interest to libertarians.