• 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 …