We are two-and-a-half months into the year and things are already looking a little rough for fans of original science fiction at the movies. Truthfully, 2015 was always going to have a hard time living up to the embarrassment of riches that was 2014, but the critical and commercial failures of Jupiter Ascending and Chappie are disheartening. Even if you don’t like either… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 'Jupiter Ascending,' 'Chappie' and the Odd State of Original Science Fiction
When I sat down to revisit the 1998 film Lost in Space, it was a lark. Drinks were poured. Joe Tribbiani jokes were prepared. Wills were strengthened.
The guy who brought the Blu-ray insisted that it wasn’t nearly as bad as we remembered. 130 minutes later, my suspicions were confirmed: he was wrong. Stephen Hopkins’ adaptation of the campy ’60s television series… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: How 1998's 'Lost in Space' Was Weirdly Ahead of Its Time
When the first trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot arrived earlier this week, everyone noted that the footage was cut awfully similar to the marketing for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Since this is the Internet, it took someone less than 24 hours to splice together Matthew McConaughey’s voice with Reg E. Cathey’s narration and the results were uncanny. The trailer played exactly the… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: 'Interstellar,' 'Fantastic Four' and the Science Fiction-ing of Superhero Movies
“What if?” is the burning question our favorite sci-fi movies ask: What if Earth was invaded by aliens or giant spiders? What makes us human once we start bending the laws of genetics and robotics? And if we worked out really really hard, would we ever have Linda Hamilton’s arms in “Terminator 2”?
Here are some of the best of… Continue reading 30 Great Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Streaming Right Now
When it comes to science fiction, you don’t get much bigger than Star Wars and Star Trek. The grandfathers of modern popular sci-fi, these two franchises represent different sides of the same coin. One is fantastical and old-fashioned, telling stories of heroes and villains in an epic, operatic struggle. The other is optimistic and smart, telling tales of technology and ethics and diplomacy… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Examining the Current State of 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek'