San Diego Comic Con 2018: Day One Megapost…

Last night was Preview Night; the champagne bottle breaking on the four-day geek mecca known as San Diego Comic Con. Today was Day One. Let the revelry begin! Earlier this year, I wrote a 50th anniversary salute to one of my favorite movies of all-time; “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  Today I attended an anniversary panel for the film….

Retro-futures: reimagining the future from the past up…

Having recently been awed by the superior sequel “Blade Runner 2049”  I was intrigued that the future depicted in the film’s 2049 was not a future based from our current 2017.   BR2049 shows a 2049 projected from the 2019 we saw in the original “Blade Runner” of 1982.    A future complete with ads from now defunct…

Why Sci-Fi?

This post is going to be a personal exploration as much as an exposition, since I’m not quite sure what the final answer to the headline will be, but I’m curious to find out: why do I enjoy science fiction so much? There are certainly plenty of other genres out there.  There’s comedy, horror, drama,…

Visions of Futures Past…

We’re a few years shy of two decades into the 21st century, and I’m a graying, spectacled, middle-aged geek who’s now living in the “future”of his childhood. And so far it’s not quite the future I imagined in my youth.   Parts of it still amaze me, but the bulk of it is very underwhelming and more…