TV

Bandersnatch Review: Brave but Boring?

I really wanted to like Netflix's choose-your-own-adventure experiment Bandersnatch. Part of the Black Mirror series -- which features standalone episodes exploring all kinds of futuristic ideas and dark themes -- Bandersnatch is about a programmer in the 1980's trying to create a video game based on his favorite choose-your-own-adventure novel. The cool thing is that the entire episode is a… Continue reading Bandersnatch Review: Brave but Boring?

TV

Why I Loved the New “Lost in Space”

I never watched the original Lost in Space. Except for about five minutes, after watching the new Netflix reboot, because I just got so curious. I was rewarded with the endearing hilarity of watching a man pretend to be on a spacewalk, but without our modern day special effects and gear that make it look at… Continue reading Why I Loved the New “Lost in Space”

Books, TV

The Price of Flesh in “Altered Carbon”

What will happen in the future, when we can disconnect our minds from our bodies? The science fiction novel by Richard K. Morgan and its Netflix adaptation, Altered Carbon, takes a unique approach to this question. It presents us with a bleak vision of what life would be like if we could achieve immortality by discarding our… Continue reading The Price of Flesh in “Altered Carbon”