Tagged: sci-fi

Writing: Getting Started

I’m going to start a series of short articles on writing tips for aspiring authors, mainly focused on spec-fic (i.e., fantasy and science fiction). As an aspiring fantasy author myself, I feel that my own experience in learning the craft, world-building, character-building, and plot-building may be helpful to other aspiring...

The Strange Aliens of Abiogenisis

It has often been said that no human being can conceive of creatures that are truly alien to our world and to our experience. That is why so many aliens in science fiction basically just look like humans with prosthetics or, at best, humans in creature suits. That may be...

New “Picard” Series Starts This Week!

The new Star Trek mini-series “Picard” starts this week! I don’t really have much more to say about it, other than to state the fact that I’m excited! I’ve been watching “Star Trek: Discovery,” and while I don’t think it’s terrible, it just doesn’t have the magic that Next Generation,...

Accurate Science in “The Expanse”

“The Expanse” is among my favorite sci-fi shows, and probably my favorite that is currently on going. One thing I really love about “The Expanse” is how accurate they try to keep the science. It’s not perfect, of course–there is still a lot of rule-bending–but “The Expanse” does not outright...

“Expanse” Recap by Kevin Smith

This is a hysterical recap of “The Expanse” seasons 1 – 3 (note: “The Expanse” is not a comedy, but Kevin Smith certainly makes it sound funny). Don’t watch this if you haven’t seen the series, as it has spoilers. Or you can watch it anyway if you don’t care...

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Final Trailer

The final trailer for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has just been released. And it’s a doozy! You should keep a close eye out for cool “call-backs” to locations from Return of the Jedi, and I’m pretty sure this also confirms the return of one very evil emperor…

16-Bit Avengers Endgame Finale

The 16-bit version of Avengers: Endgame final battle is awesome! Note: do not watch if you haven’t seen Endgame. It is spoilery. The last half of the video shows a “making-of” where the creator of the video, John Stratman, explains how he did it. Pretty cool!