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Titles of Interest - Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives

Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives Lester D. Friedman and Allison B. Kavey Rutgers University Press, 2016 Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein is its own type of monster mythos that will not die, a corpus whose parts keep getting harvested to animate new artistic creations. What makes this tale so adaptable and so […]

HBO's homage to the original "Westworld"

Previously I've commented on my appreciation for the 1973 science fiction film, Westworld, as well as how much I enjoyed the premiere episode for the HBO television series reimagining from 2016 (as well as some of my own theological reflections on it). Last weekend I added a subscription to HBO as another part of my […]

"The Last Jedi" and Religious Disillusionment

There is an interesting essay by Britton Peele at GuideLive that connects dots between the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and contemporary dissatisfaction with institutional religion. The piece is titled "How Luke's words in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' mimic real-world disillusionment with religion." In the trailer Luke can be heard saying, "I […]

James McGrath Interview on "Theology and Science Fiction"

James McGrath and I share common interests in theology, religion, and science fiction. When these things merge together it's even better. McGrath, Clarence L. Goodwin Chair in New Testament Language and Literature at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, has a new book out, Theology and Science Fiction, and he shares his thoughts about this subject […]

HBO's "Westworld" series premieres Oct. 2

Forthcoming intelligent sci-fi incorporates female emphasis

Two forthcoming science fiction movies look very intelligent, and interestingly, both incorporate a female emphasis. Take a look at the trailers for Morgan and Arrival below.

Forthcoming Documentary: "For the Love of Spock"

Interview with William Astore on the Military in Science Fiction

Regular readers of this blog may recall that in a previous post I recently I drew attention to an interesting article by William Astore in The Nation titled "Can You Spot the American Military in Your Favorite Sci-Fi Film?." I thought the topic was worth taking a closer look at, so I got in touch […]

Astore: The American Military in Contemporary Science Fiction Film

There is a very interesting article over at The Nation online titled "Can You Spot the American Military in Your Favorite Sci-Fi Film?" by William Astore. The author bring his experience a retired Air Force officer and lifelong science fiction fan to his analysis, and discusses his changing perceptions of the military over the years […]

Life Imitates Art: Island of Lost Souls and Animal-Human Embryos

I recently came across two items that made me give new attention to Island of Lost Souls (1932). The first was a commentary on the film that involved John Landis, Rick Baker, and Bob Burns. Their discussion makes for an interesting take on a neglected classic horror film. The second was a series of news […]

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