Tag Archives: sci-fi

Best Geeky Finds – Space Family Robinson

My love of campy sci-fi has never been restricted to film. Sure, there’re plenty of bad movies out there that I’ll never stop finding tire fires to enjoy. The 60s was the space age though, and everywhere you looked there was a movie about humans traveling to another planet and being attacked by an intergalactic creature. In 1965 this was especially witnessed in living rooms. Lost in Space told the story of the family of astronauts whose ship was sabotaged and shot off course in an asteroid field, left stranded on a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri. The US was about to enter the space race (four years before the moon landing), and this sitcom showed what the world would be like afterwards.  Continue reading Best Geeky Finds – Space Family Robinson

She Geek Critique – A Slow Evolution

End of the world and space stories are nothing new in science fiction – they are pretty much two of the foundational elements of the genre. They are also often related, with either something from space destroying the Earth or something going wrong on Earth and the population looking to escape to space. The latest sci-fi flick from Netflix, The Titan, is in the second category.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – A Slow Evolution

Irregular’s Intel – Pacific Rim and Mecha

I love mecha, I really do! I’ve longed to wake up and find out that I am a pilot of a Veritech fighter and can fly around and transform at will and kick some Zentradi ass! I’d even be happy to control a Gundam. I’ve hoped and wondered how would that even look on the big screen? We did have a glimps of that in the B movie Robot Jox and it was about as good as you could get with a B movie budget in the 80’s. So it was back to anime. But, decades later, we got our bigass robots fighting bigass monsters… and not the cheesy Power Rangers kind, either! We got 2 and 3 person controlled Jaegers, or hunters, who moved and fought with finesse – it was the mecha we had been waiting for for so long!  Continue reading Irregular’s Intel – Pacific Rim and Mecha

She Geek Critique – High Tech Monsters

If you’re a regular reader of this blog (or a Geek Watch One listener), you know by now that I’m a big fan of sci-fi and fantasy, be it in books or on tv or in film. You probably also know that I enjoy anthology series. The thing is, as much as I love reading, I’m not that into short story collections. Despite that, I gave Guardian Angels & Other Monsters a try, mainly due to the sci-fi angle.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – High Tech Monsters

She Geek Critique – Missing a Day

A dystopian near-future, over population destroying the environment, scientific advancements creating super crops and a surge of multiple-child births requiring single-child laws. This is the not-as-compicated-as-it-sounds premise for What Happened to Monday, a 2017 Netflix action thriller starring Noomi Rapace, Willem Dafoe and Glenn Close.  Continue reading She Geek Critique – Missing a Day