Category: science fiction

The Complicit Gaze: Bitch Planet’s “Obligatory Shower Scene”

@ghweldon: “So… why exactly do Normals like it? Explain it to me like I’m five.”

Glen Weldon posted a tweet last week about the season finale of Game of Thrones. Here it is, in its entirety:

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Monstrosity: The Limits of Allegory in In The Flesh, Being Human, and True Blood

So, I finally got around to watching In The Flesh, a BBC show about the aftermath of a zombie uprising, and it got me thinking about how monstrosity works in a lot of contemporary fantasy TV. The premise of In

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Her: manic pixie dream girl with SF premise and Apple/hipster aesthetics

Congratulations, now you don’t have to see it, which wouldn’t actually be good because the film has redeeming qualities. The acting is great (you can’t go wrong with Phoenix and Adams), and the dialogue and character beats are very believable,

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Continuum, Orphan Black, and Big Ideas

In the last few years, I’ve gotten increasingly annoyed at the transformation of science fiction film from the genre of Big Ideas that I grew up with into action movies with blasters instead of pistols. Now, I love action movies.

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