Category: Science-Fiction

From the Archives: Where Is All You Angels

Keith Allison is currently battling a sentient virus attempting to control his immune system and, through him, all of humanity. If all goes well, he will be back next month with a new piece. In the meantime, please enjoy this piece on William Burroughs and Duran Duran’s “Wild […]

I’d Like to Be Under the Sea

“To build a city at the bottom of the sea…insanity! But where else could we be free from the clutching hands of the parasites? Where else could we build an economy that they would not try to control? A society that they would not try to destroy? It […]

We’re Here to Explore Uranus

Journey to the Seventh Planet deals with a journey to the planet Uranus, and as anyone can tell you, it is the God-given right of people discussing this planet to make as many jokes as they can. Some movies will try and head you off at the pass, […]

If You Love Something, Let It Reboot

A few years ago, I wrote a passionate screed for a now defunct website* in which I projectile spat indignant globs of fury at the very idea the Doctor — the Doctor Who Doctor, not Star Trek: Voyager’s hologram medic — should regenerate into a woman. I had very good, very […]

Requisition Forms as Space Opera

There’s something to be said for patience. Or for grim determination. Whichever you think best suits the situation. Sometimes, you endure something unenjoyable simply because you’re committed to an overarching principle, and in the end the investment of time in that unenjoyable stint results in blossoming appreciation for […]

Magical Space Sex with Andy Lau

Things got a little heavy last round, so I thought this week we’d decompress, relax a little, and talk about Andy Lau’s all leather three-piece suit. Also, I know celebrating this particular movie is hardly a fitting tribute to Lau, but we still all wish him a speedy […]