September 2017 Archives


Weekend Reads: The Terminator’s Back, Star Trek & Religion, Movie Theatres Suck, Silicon Valley Silliness

Also: Amazon’s new sci-fi titles, The Prisoner, VidAngel, Donald Trump takes on the NFL, Facebook and Russia, and much more.
Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Get Ready for Blade Runner 2049 With These Three Shorts

Denis Villeneuve commissioned shorts by directors Luke Scott and Shinichirō Watanabe to set the stage for his sequel.
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

October 2017’s Best Streaming Titles: Donnie Darko, Patton Oswalt, Stranger Things, Kill Bill & Lots of Godzilla

Coming soon: Twisted time travel, more Voltron, another trip to the Upside Down, the Man With No Name, ninjas, and lots of kaijū craziness.
Celestial Archive - Jay Tholen

On Celestial Archive, Jay Tholen Finds Joy and Security in God’s Sovereignty (Review)

Tholen’s first album in four years finds him pondering marriage, being an artist, and the mysteries of God’s divine will.

From Industrial Noise to Serene Ambience: Exploring vidnaObmana’s Early Years

Dirk Serries’ acclaimed ambient project underwent some pretty dramatic shifts as evidenced by these early recordings.
Facebook Screenshot

Weekend Reads: (Dis)Trusting Facebook, Silicon Valley Backlash, Netflix’s Atypical, Pizza Hut Nostalgia & more

Also: Artificial intelligence and “gaydar,” popular Star Trek episodes, Hollywood’s decline, Asian shoegaze, and imagining aliens.
Crest of the Stars

I Would Definitely Watch a Crest of the Stars Remake

Hiroyuki Morioka’s space opera boasts impressive world-building, complex storylines, and a realistic approach to space combat.

Weekend Reads: Japan Needs Ninjas, DuckTales & Family, Google’s Evil(?), Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker & more

Also: Netflix and Facebook know a lot about you, revisiting U2’s POP, finding God in the eclipse, Trump’s effect on American Christianity, and nostalgic web design.
Take On Me

Thanks to A-ha’s “Take On Me,” I Finally See Augmented Reality’s Potential

This is truly a brave new world in which we live.
Time Well - Cloakroom

Cloakroom’s Time Well Is an Otherworldly Blend of Shoegaze Bliss & Metal Riffs (Review)

These songs move in directions that are more interesting than the simple “shoegaze + metal” equation implies.


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