Blade Runner 2049 features the consummation of personal AI

Blade Runner 2049 got rave reviews then “bombed” on its opening weekend. So what? I enjoyed it. The same thing pretty much happened to the original one in 1982 which took the slow road to cult classic status. Both are multilayered and sublime films. Even back in 1982, back when the youth of the time […]

Are Robots Really So Bad?

Thanks to science fiction like Terminator, Dr. Who and Metropolis, mainstream human culture runs the fear that if robots rule the world humanity will be exterminated. This perhaps reflects the fears of workers towards robots replacing them. It’s helped as well by that recent video of the Atlas robot being pushed over by a researcher, […]

iPhone 6 and iWatch debut: Apple back to its Jobs-less style of thinking

Apple product announcements used to command a wide-eyed audience across the spectrum of tech savviness. But from my own personal take on what just happened yesterday and some of the stuff people wrote following the hoo-ha around the debut of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch, it seems to me Apple has just turned […]

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus follows tough acts

I heard the new Ridley Scott film Prometheus is sort of a prequel to that other seminal Scott film Alien but will supposedly “explore its own mythology and ideas”. That’s just as well considering that what made Alien so great was in the way the nature of the beastly alien after which the movie was […]

Farewell to Jean Giraud a.k.a. Moebius

On the 10th March 2012, French master comic book artist and storyteller Jean Giraud died aged 73. He was the finest artist of his kind and a virtually silent contributor to an entire genre of science fiction that producers to this day continue to build upon. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Moebius, […]

The genius of Blade Runner

Brilliant sci fi combined with exquisite application of old-fashioned film noir puts the seminal film Blade Runner at the top of my list of all-time greats. Like many sci-fi films and works of the 1980’s Blade Runner paints a bleak picture of the future. The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in […]