Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Slowly but surely, violence in movies has been escalating, prompting recurring spasms of fear that a surge in violent crime will inevitably follow, yet violent crimes rates keep declining. Why?
After Interstellar, more and more representations of black holes are leaning towards scientific correctness. It may not sound like much, but it’s actually kind of a big deal.
Giant bipedal robots look cool in anime and movies. In real life, you probably wouldn't want to use them to fight giant eldritch creatures made of teeth, fangs, and acid.
When you remake a fan favorite, you're doomed to get a bad reaction from a lot of die hards, and Star Trek was no exception.
Science bloggers are trying to wedge scientific accuracy into Tron Legacy, a movie which doesn't have any scientific content to speak of.
Tron Legacy didn't just have countless special effects and a custom soundtrack, it managed to cram in a massive dose of tech utopianism.
Tron's human/computer gateway certainly seems cool, but it's going to be pretty much impossible to build, ever.
A closer, more scientific-ish look at the dreaded primordial graboid...
Way back when this blog was just getting started, I decided to include an odd and neat little image I once found making the rounds on the web in a post on Jim Marrs’ latest conspiracy potboiler. That graphic was a piece of concept art for an alt history film Iron Sky, currently being produced […]
Science fiction has been a vehicle for humanity exploring its deepest fears and highest aspirations. But to gatekeepers of the film world, sci-fi is always nothing more than pulpy shlock.