Technology, Entertainment, Design: SyFy’s Helix

DESPITE SOME B-grade acting and melodramatic character back stories which do not inspire me to take their emotional depths seriously …

The Future, As Seen on TV

In 1982, cultural critic Fredric Jameson published “Progress verses Utopia: or, Can We Imagine the Future” which argued against the …

The New Posthuman: SyFy’s Helix

THE BIG NEWS in sf television this week is the premiere of SyFy’s Helix, from producer Ronald Moore whose reboot …

Who would win in a fight between Bad Robot and Mutant Enemy?

THERE IS NO QUESTION that two of the dominant forces in genre television right now are J.J. Abrams and Joss …

Back to the Present of the Future: Continuum and the War on Terror

By Jonathan Alexander I’LL BEGIN WITH A DISCLAIMER: as much as I love SF, time-travel stories are my least favorite.  …

Robot Revolutions: “Almost Human”

THE LAST OF THIS YEAR’S new science fiction programs, Fox’s Almost Human, debuted this week, a co-creation of J.H. Wyman and J.J. …

Superheroes and TV IV: Possibilities and pitfalls of contemporary television

THE TERM TVIII has been used in television studies to describe the state of television in the 21st century. This …