Given we’re still knee-deep in this pandemic and, it looks like it isn’t going away anytime soon, and, of course, jumping on the bandwagon quoting favourite pandemic and virus outbreak movies, here’s my selected viewing these last few weeks: THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN (1971) — The film follows a team of scientists as they battle the …

Love it or hate it, this episode has been polarising the Agents of SHIELD fan community since it aired last Wednesday. Following on as it did from a heart-wrenching episode that crammed in a lot of surprises, it came out of the gate flat and, to be honest, by most, un-loved. Featuring, as it did, …

About the Author LINDSAY ELLIS is an author, Hugo finalist and video essayist who creates online content about media, narrative, and film theory. After earning her bachelor’s in Cinema Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she earned her MFA in Film and Television Production from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts with a focus …

About the Author Jay Posey is the author of the Legends of Duskfall trilogy and the Outriders series. He is a narrative designer at Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, where he has spent over a decade contributing as a writer and game designer to Tom Clancy’s award-winning Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six franchises. He lives in North …

The How and Why of Magic By Gail Z. Martin Magic without rules is a mess. Without rules, costs, and constraints, magic becomes a giant cheat, a way to get a character out of any and all trouble, the ultimate deus ex machina. But within a framework of laws, physical and psychic (and sometimes spiritual) …

I love, love, loved this week’s episode, done in black and white. Like a nod to 50s noir and focused on not only giving Coulson pretty much his own episode, but also one in which we get a little bit more of Agent Sousa, and his history. What it is about him that helped inspire …

Following on from my Top Ten favourite SF movies, it’s time to do my favourite SF TV shows. And just like choosing just ten movies, choosing just ten TV shows is still difficult, whether that’s from the pool available for the last two or three decades, or the last just the last five. 1. THE …

I don’t know why my brain decided 3 minutes after my putting my head down on the pillow, the other night, to suddenly start thinking about dragons, but it sis. Specifically, the implausibility of them, as in, just how do dragons breathe fire? That question, among many that popped like little soda bubbles, drove me …