Breaking the Culture of Slavery: The First Step in Saving the Philippines

I was once asked about what films have I seen that have had a definite impact or influence in my life. Without fail, I answered Stargate. No, not the series or several series that came after it, but the moderately successful film that set it off. The one that featured James Spader and Kurt Russell (the […]

Dystopian Science Fiction: Science Fact In The Philippines?

My first exposure to Dystopian science fiction was, strangely enough, an episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In this particular episode, the heroes in half-shells find themselves in a future ruled with tyranny by the series’ main villain Shredder. I don’t remember all the details but, as a kid at the time and having no real understanding […]

Alternative Media (Part 8): Questioning Outdated Traditions

Okay, here’s another Alternative Media article for all those out there who are interested! Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Well, I’m sure that a lot of you are probably wondering why there’s another Warhammer 40,000 article here since I’ve already written at least two, if I remember correctly. Well, you see, Space Marine is one of many spin-off video-games that […]

Alternative Media (Part 4): Realistic Fantasies

With my last article, I exposed how the Pinoy fantasy genre is degrading the minds of the Filipino people. As already mentioned, I still think there are a few fantaseryes worth looking into from time to time. Encantadia was actually pretty good because of the way it presented fae that were neither bad nor good and were […]

How Christopher Nolan’s #Interstellar unified all time travel movies for me

I finally got around to seeing Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. It’s alright, I guess. I liked the way they turned these complex relativity principles into visual eye candy, specially that part about how time (the fourth dimension in spacetime) was turned into a kind of a physical coordinate that Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) could navigate […]

Filipino cosplayer among Top 7 to follow on social media

Filipino Cosplay Queen Alodia Gosiengfiao was recently listed by Mashable among its list of 7 Cosplayers to Follow on Social Media feature. Gosiengfiao is a noted personality in the eclectic cosplay community in the Philippines and has broken into mainstream media trying her hand in TV hosting and appears in a supporting role in the […]

Back to the Future 27th June 2012 hoax was fun anyway

All day on the 27th June 2012, Facebook social media star George Takei (2.1 million FB subscribers and Mr Sulu in the original Star Trek) no less was among the hundreds of netizens who passed around what looked like an image of the dashboard of Marty McFly’s (played by Michael J Fox) and Doc’s iconic […]