Tag: space

“Greetings in 55 Languages”

The Future Fire shares and annotates the 55 greetings on the Voyager Golden Record. “This is my best attempt at listing all the greetings and languages on the Voyager Golden Record. I’ve annotated the bits I’m not sure about or that seem incomplete. This is what we, in […]

Bong Joon-ho built those places in Parasite

Well, Bong Joon-ho didn’t build them himself, but both the Kim families’ apartment and neighborhood and the Park family’s house in Parasite are elaborate sets. Bong talks about it a bit here and Architectural Digest does in depth with director Bong and production designer Lee Ha-jun about creating […]

I’m the Moon…Man!

1968 was a big year for science fiction. 1969 was a big year for science over science fiction. In April of 1968, Planet of the Apes was released. Less than a week later, Stanley Kubrick released the game changing 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring the world’s most recognizable […]

“The Radical Empathy of Deanna Troi”

At StarTrek.com, friend of the Gutter Sara Century considers “The Radical Empathy of Deanna Troi.” “We live in a society that views compassion as a weakness, particularly feminine compassion. The message that to care is to give up your strength is instilled through media, culture, even in the […]

“War of the Welles”

At Mezzanotte, the Gutter’s own Keith writes about Orson Welles, the Mercury Theater of the Air’s 1938 broadcast of their radio drama, “War of the Worlds,” and the truth about the “panic” that ensued. “In 1938, when the broadcast returned to the air after the brief station identification, […]