Review: Interstellar

With the advent of winter weather, Nathan talks about holiday giving, before offering an analysis of Christopher Nolan's film Interstellar, comparing it to othr similar SF films such as Contact and 2001: A Space Odyssey

Toward the Posthuman

 Inspired by the Transhumanist themes in Luc Besson's new movie, Nathan explores Transhumanist ideas in science fiction books and movies, as well as the real-life theories of futurists like Ray Kurzweil.

Toward the Posthuman

Luc Besson's new film Lucy, which opened nationwide last week, is one of the most  thoughtful and challenging science fiction movies since Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Lucy dives headfirst into some of the most important questions: What does it mean to be a human being? What will it look like when we, or our descendants, are no longer quite human? What does the Posthuman future hold for us?

Movie Review: Lucy, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Most good SF is about the ideas that define who and what we are, our reason for being, and the meaning of what it is to be human. Two outstanding examples of this are in theaters now: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Lucy.