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The year 3000 in Futurama is Louis C.K.’s famous “Everything is great and nobody is happy” statement taken to its illogical, animated conclusion. Fry, the Professor, Lela, Zoidberg, Bender, Hermes, Amy, and a host of other ancillary characters (like poor Zap and Kif, picture) take the […]
I explore the question in my most recent hplus magazine article and give a few pitches to get the ball rolling:
Transmetropolitan, written by Warren Ellis, follows Spider Jerusalem, a Hunter S. Thompson for the 22nd Century. After five years living in paranoid isolation on a mountain, Spider’s book contracts are due. To write, […]
Personhood is everywhere. Netflix recently added Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends to their “instant play” repertoire, which means I may or may not have spent several hours watching a cartoon from the early sixties as part of my Saturday routine. As usual, there was a little bit of transhumanist propaganda hidden […]
io9 asks that question about 18 possible new shows that are in the works. The one I’m simultaneously most afraid of and most excited for:
Star Wars: The Live-Action Series. Who knows when we’ll actually see this? Plus, of course, George Lucas’ previous attempts at doing live-action Star Wars TV actually made […]
In keeping with the theme of talking about my favorite TV shows under the pretense of some sort of analysis, I’d like to talk a little bit about Fringe. For starters, Fringe does three very important things.
It gives us a genuinely mad, morally gray scientist who works for the good guys. Who doesn’t […]
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