What follows are my extended thoughts and personal reflections a week two weeks after watching Bruce Sterling deliver a lecture on Alien Aesthetics. It’s a look at the weirder side of cyborg life and our posthuman future. A glimpse at the many ways in which we try to see the unseen and embrace the cosmos. […]Read more "LOVECRAFTIAN CYBORGS AND THE ALIEN AESTHETIC: Part 1 – Cyborgs of the Abyss"
I recently watched the pilot of the new remake/reboot of The Bionic Woman (thanks to the miracle of the internets.. coughpreaircoughtorrentcough. It’s from the same production team that have done the (mostly) brilliant remake of Battlestar Galactica. It’s very much in the vein of the girls-kicking-ass genre (think Alias and Dark Angel). But if the […]Read more "The Bionic Woman – an exploration of the sf present?"
Kung Fu Monkey: Podcasting Galactica Ron Moore is doing podcasts on each episode, like little downloadable director’s commentaries. But not, because in TV we writers are king, as IT SHOULD BE — ahem. Anyway, he’s not charging for them, just plowing them out, keeping his fans interested and creating value-added to his show which is […]Read more "Rogers weighs in on 21C TV.."
Here’s a show that actually understands its core demographic, and is happy to pander to them without fear it will hurt their revenue (ie dvd sales)Read more "Battlestar Galactica hearts fans.."