Perhaps my favorite installment of absurdist classic Space Ghost Coast to Coast. A brilliant incorporation of Björk’s whimsical nonsense and Thom Yorke’s wry bemusement into the unending car crash that is the life of Space Ghost.
Those who know me are aware of my love for the Civilization game series. At a later date, I’ll go into detail about what about the long-running Sid Meier franchise makes it the model empire sim.
I also love science fiction. In particular, the kind of far-future, galaxy-spanning sci-fi that examines … Continue reading
It’s been a mainstay of sci-fi cinema, television and fiction since the genre’s inception: the idea of a galactic empire. Planets replace the tribes and nations of history; often, ethnic divisions are broadened to differing species, usually humans and strange alien races. Powerful figures—warlords, princes, rebel leaders, empresses, living machines, hive … Continue reading
Note: This post is rife with spoilers.
There’s a moment near the end of Gareth Edward’s Monsters (2010) that perfectly illustrates the film’s primary problem. The protagonists have managed to escape the alien-ridden infected zone that comprises the northern half of Mexico, crossed an unmanned … Continue reading