Tag Archives: Star Trek

Better Plots, Better Stories

  Even the least interested science fiction fan over the last century could tell you that plots are becoming more complex and interesting.  The updates between versions of Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and V are only the three most obvious examples.  Watch the original … Continue reading

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I Have a Question

As a student of history with a curiosity about the future I have noticed a definite trend about cleanliness.  When the first apes were forced out of the dense forests they ate meat raw.  In fact, they took what they … Continue reading

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Technology

Ever notice that no matter what major universe you are in everyone seems to have the same technology?  There are of course exceptions – Dr. Who has people who can travel through time on one end and the earliest episodes were … Continue reading

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Superhero Superpowers

One of the reasons I’ve never been able to place comic book heroes in the science fiction or the fantasy genres has been common sense.  Science fiction might take the idea of faster-than-light travel and run with it, but there … Continue reading

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Interstellar

Fantasy has had so many outlets over the last few decades with Star Wars, Narnia, and Tolkien and with comics from Marvel, DC, and several independent stories like Conan, R.I.P.D. and Watchmen. Science Fiction has had a harder time.  It’s … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Science Fiction Characters 5

1 Balthazar’s Angel:  Is she in Balthazar’s head?  Is she part of his programming or a symptom of psychological disorder.  Is she real?  Why can’t anyone else see her?  This breathtaking blonde was generous, cruel, absolutely devoted to the one … Continue reading

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Most Interesting Characters in Science Fiction 3

13 Jack Harkness:  The immortal Jack, polysexual, fun-loving, lover of the Dr.  Sure he started off as a time agent, but how many times did he save the world?  He ran Torchwood, all the while flirting with any sentient male, … Continue reading

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