I’ve discovered that classic episodes of Doctor Who — and an astonishing number of other shows — are available in their entirety on DailyMotion. There does seem to be a significant bias towards old science fiction, and a good deal of the fun of watching these old episodes involves discovering then-unknown actors playing [...]
They actually thought people would still play board-games in the future!
Techie’s Startup this morning brings to light the fact that predictions of “someday” will almost always end up appearing either fanciful and ridiculous, or obvious and outdated, when viewed through the lens of time past. Sadly, now that I’m re-watching old episodes [...]
“They must have spent TENS of dollars on this!”
I have a large collection of movies and TV shows — much of it science fiction — sitting on my media server, but there is a significant chunk of it that I can only watch on certain occasions. By which I mean “when I’m [...]
What the hell is THAT thing supposed to be? (Image from ProudestMonkey.com)
We certainly weren’t expecting the overwhelming response we got to yesterday’s User Input; it does appear you lot are fans of your store brand imitation science fiction. But then, with the huge popularity of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, we probably shouldn’t [...]
In the future! Villains will wear silly hats! And women will wear less! (We can't wait.)
We’ve talked before about the awesomeness of mainstream science-fiction flicks, but there’s a whole category we’re ignoring. Part of the magic of science fiction is the fact that the influence of some of the worst examples of [...]
Best. Toasters. EVAR.
As we all know, Hollywood hasn’t had a truly original idea in decades. The movie and television industry has become entirely dedicated to recycling and rehashing the old and the familiar, from George Lucas destroying our childhood by turning The Force into a bacterial infection, to James Cameron making a [...]
"Enterprise, beam m–… what? Oh. Yes, I'll hold."
This morning’s User Input comes to us by way of the legendary Mr. Emslie of Hooniverse fame. We were discussing science fiction and the various gadgets and gizmos that have shown up in films, set in the days of Christmases Yet To Come. As time [...]