We watch sci fi because we like aliens and space and ray guns and how it takes us to where no man has gone before. However, beyond all the effects and spaceships, there is always something hidden underneath, something more like a message or a warning or even a dream. When you see Star Wars you immediately think lightsabers and Darth Vader but u sometimes don’t notice bits of history or fables that it relates back to. The colors of the empire and their uniforms represent that of the nazis and it’s rise to power, while the idea of Luke mastering the lightsaber can be compared to King Arthur and Excaliber. All in all Star Wars is the tale of good vs evil in a galaxy far far away. However there are other examples of sci fi and it’s messages towards us, like Robocop and the message of how much machine wears to ourselvess before we become more man than machine or how Terminator gives us a glimpse of what might happen should machines become stronger than man. The tv series Star Trek was itself a vision of society after it has moved past disease and prejudice and conflict with each other, showing us what we can do if we can all get along. All in all sci fi is more than entertainment: it can be philosophical and full of wisdom that we can only see if we look hard enough.
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If any of you read Amazing Fantasy issue 15, ud know the story of Peter Parker: an ordinary teenager who faced regular teenage issues and eventually became the superhero known as Spiderman. Well as of February a revamped version of Ms. Marvel has come out and followed that theme with a modern diverse twist. Enter Kamala Khan- a 16 year old Muslim-American from Jersey City who is a regular girl. She struggled wth her family’s religious beliefs, wants to go to parties and makes Avengers fanfiction on her computer. Then a strange mist falls upon her and transforms her into the new Ms. Marvel. That’s basically the first issue in a nutshell but personally I love it. This is a a new and diverse hero who we could all picture ourself as. She must balance the responsibilities of being a hero while trying to find out who she is and what she wants to be with these powers. I don’t have a star rating yet but if I did I’d give it a 5/5 and would highly recommend this series to all of you. That is provided ur reading this 😉
It is usually a rarity when the sequel to a movie is just as good or even better than the original movie. Among these movies are The Godfather Part II, Toy Story 2, The Empire Strikes Back and in my opinion, Evil Dead 2 (even though it’s considered a revised version of the first). However, nowadays, every big blockbuster movie that has come out always seems to have a sequel and that seems to be a huge problem. I mean it’s fine with the Marvel universe movies but others always need another movie to follow it up and that just gets on my nerves. Like I said, it takes a lot of work to make a sequel just as good as it’s predecessor but now there are too many sequels, which makes me think the inevitable has happened: Hollywood has run out of movie ideas!!!!
Yesterday The Best of Both Worlds was on, as well as a whole lot of episodes on BBC America. Considered the best episode in the series by many, this episode brought back the infamous Borg and assured their place as a unique and terrifying villain in the Star Trek Franchise. Wonderful acting by Patrick Stewart both as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and as the converted Borg Locutus. If you are want to watch this episode, better get on your computer and look it up.