Tagged: sci-fi

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The Matrix Rebooted

Back at the turn of the century, The Matrix was the coolest thing in sci-fi. I was a fan of the movie, like so many others. But 16 years later, the movie and its...

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The Plants of Jurassic Park

I love Jurassic Park (especially the first one), and I’ve watched it more times than I care to remember. But up until recently, I didn’t notice a major plot hole in the series. Plants....

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The Benevolent Borg Collective

The greatest enemy on Star Trek: The Next Generation is the Borg. For those of you who aren’t into Star Trek, the Borg are a hive mind made up of species from around the...

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The Cosplayers of Comic Con

Recently I went to Fan Expo Dallas, my first ever comic con. I went on a media pass to write a series of articles for The Dallas Socials, and there was so much to...

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Fast Times at Fan Expo Dallas

A couple of months ago I got an email from Betsy at The Dallas Socials, asking if I would be willing to cover Fan Expo Dallas 2015 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson convention center...

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Mentats of Dune: A Review

I’m a big fan of the Dune series of sci-fi novels. I’ve read them all, including all of Frank Herbert’s originals and the prequels and sequels by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. So...

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Star Trek and Story Arcs

I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as much as I enjoyed the series as a kid, it seems rather dated now. Part of that’s due to the 1980s hairstyles and...

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Neo-Feudalism in the Space Age

In the Dune universe, set tens of thousands of years in the future, humanity is organized into feudal fiefdoms and guilds. I wrote about this last year, but I think it’s worth delving into...

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Idiocracy and the Fall of Rome

In Mike Judge’s movie “Idiocracy”, an average man from the 21st century wakes up 500 years in the future, only to find that he’s the smartest man in the world. This is based on...

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The United States of Dune

Frank Herbert’s Dune is one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written. While it’s not as popular as Star Wars and Star Trek, it’s every bit as engrossing. One of the things...