2001

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

The Thing With No Name

Rounding out his trilogy of shows about the macabre, Nathan talks about "The Thing With No Name"--Frankenstein,The Terminator,HAL9000 from Kubrick's 2001--stories about human inventions gone wrong, parallels to the myth of Prometheus.

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?