Category Archives: Sci-Fi

“We’re Home”: Star Wars 7 & Vocation

This week the second official trailer for Star Wars VII was released. In no time, Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere were alive with comments and thoughts about what this means for the movie coming out in December 2015. In case, … Continue reading

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Mad Max (1979)

Mel Gibson is Max in George Miller’s cult classic that changed the scope of Australian cinema. In a flimsy plot, Max is a normal young man in the time and place when things are not as normal anymore. Set in the … Continue reading

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Planet of the Apes (1968)

When it was released in April of 1968, it was not well received by many critics. However, Planet of the Apes would go down as a classic sci-fi film. Charlton Heston is George Taylor, an American astronaut who, along with … Continue reading

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E. T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

It was the summer of 1982. It was the summer of Speilberg’s E.T. I would have been three. My mother took me to see E. T., though she remembers my brother being with us, which means that it was probably … Continue reading

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Elysium (2013)

Matt Damon is Max, a man who is trying to get his life back to together and has hopes of a better life on Elysium. Turns out that in 2154, the Earth is a grime place, while the exclusive 1% … Continue reading

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

It’s not a bad movie. True, the first four were better. This fifth film is just a bit of a mess. The plot is slightly disjointed, leaving us wondering at different points why what is happening is happening. There are … Continue reading

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Star Trek III: Search for Spock (1984)

As the second film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, draws to a close, the crew of the Enterprise bid farewell to their beloved officer of science: Mr. Spock. In a final scene, Spock’s body is released from the starship … Continue reading

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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

In the third installment of the Terminator films, we find a John Connor (Nick Stahl) who is no longer 13, and “lives off the grid.”  John is a young adult living on the streets, no phone, no home, nothing. He … Continue reading

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Melancholia (2011)

How does the world end?  Cultures throughout time have been intrigued by this question, and by what events will take place.  We read our holy books to find answers, but only find ourselves asking more questions.  In Melancholia, writer-director Lars Von Trier … Continue reading

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

“You’re not here to kill me?” the thirteen year old boy asked. “I’m here to protect you,” the man said in a deadpan voice. “Who sent you?” “You did. 35 years from now.” “This is deep.” The 13-year-old John Connor … Continue reading

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