(Read our review of part 1)
The creative team responsible for The Andromeda Strain (2008) part deux largely squanders the narrative potential established in part one by not adequately communicating the backstory, while subjecting the viewer to poor special effects and truly unbelievable plot developments. Continue reading The Andromeda Strain (2008) Part 2
by Peter Marmorek
Let’s face it, when it comes to science fiction, Jews wrote the bible. And they wrote a lot else besides. Ursula Le Guin says that the Frankenstein myth (and Mary Shelley) are the mothers of invention of science fiction, and she may be right (she usually is). But the Frankenstein myth is a variant on the Golem story, the story of a man created without a human soul, and it goes back over a thousand years in Jewish folklore before Shelley created her version, on that dark and stormy night in Switzerland. Continue reading Jewish Science Fiction
I’ve often said that the first sign of old age is nostalgia. Well, it seems that I’m officially old. For some reason I was contemplating the best ever opening segments of TV shows. Weirdly, most of the best ones seem to have been produced in the 1970s, which, coincidentally (ahem) happened to be the time of my glorious childhood. Continue reading The Best TV Show Opening Segments
Well, Fringe is over. Yeah, I know, it ended a while ago. But this is my first chance to sit down and write about it. Continue reading Review: Fringe Finale!
It’s 2013. We survived the Mayan apocalypse. Or did we? (Cue spooky music). Continue reading 2012 Skiffy Year in Review