Tags : sci-fi

‘Sensation’ — A Scattered Exploration Of Sensory Superhumans: Review

Though dealing with a multitude of complicated themes, Sensation—the second film from director Martin Grof—lacks clarity in the way it communicates its substantive subject matter. Sensation, from its kaleidoscopic opening credits to its unnerving exploration of human sensory experience, is designed to be a disorienting experience. Ultimately, however, it feels more confusing than complex. Andrew […]Read More

‘Possessor’— A Gory Sci-Fi Delight: Review

Possessor is the second feature film from Canadian director Brandon Cronenberg, which he spent a meticulous seven years developing. In that time, he worked on his own catalogue of practical gore and physical effects in order to bring this project to life. Which he does in gleefully fleshy, visceral detail. Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) is […]Read More

Netflix releases trailer for new sci-fi drama ‘Away’

With humanity looking as though we are on the brink of another era of space exploration, it seems more timely than ever that Netflix is releasing a drama series focusing on the trials and tribulations of being part of a long-term space mission. Whilst it seems like space exploration is all about incredible feats of […]Read More

Book Review: Dune // Frank Herbert

Arguably, Dune is one of the best science fiction books ever written, given a plethora of awards including the Hugo and Nebula Awards. The plot and setting have influenced many films and franchises, the most notable being Star Wars.  First, a brief summary of the seminal sci-fi novel, first in the trilogy. Within a feudal […]Read More

A New Hope: Sci-Fi Blockbusters in Safe Hands

With a history of mixed reviews, repetitive plotlines and a disowned adaptation, the upcoming Dune and Star Wars films could breathe new life into these sci-fi universes.  Dune and Star Wars are some of the most adored stories of all time, with Dune often hailed as the most iconic science fiction novel and Star Wars […]Read More

The Best of Black Mirror

With the acclaimed satire anthology’s much anticipated fourth season out now on Netflix, we thought we’d look at some of the Indiependent writers’ favourite episodes so far, including some of those from this latest series. Here are five of the best according to the Indiependent:   Hang the DJ Black Mirror, a show about the […]Read More

Movie Monday: Alien

Starring:  Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt Synopsis: After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realise that its life cycle has merely begun. Alongside Star Wars and The Godfather, Alien is one […]Read More

TV Review: Legends of Tomorrow // Episodes 1 – 3

DC Comics, partnered with America’s CW network, have been hugely successful with their current TV series Arrow and The Flash; the two shows recently resumed their 4th and 2nd series respectively, after a short break over the Christmas holidays. The two shows are extremely clever in the sense that they run alongside each other, with the occasional merging of plots. Now, the series are fully integrated […]Read More