Monthly Archives: April 2020

Final Proposal: Interactive Wiki of Sci-fi monsters

a. description of the original text and its socio-cultural and historic contexts “Alien” is a film that can still frighten people even we know all the suspense that built-in. The alien in the film is a mix of the traditional xenomorph and atypical monster that shares the intention of kill human beings and reproduce their [...]

By |2020-04-14T00:41:23-05:00April 14th, 2020|Proposal, Quan|0 Comments

The Matrix – Essay 3

“The Matrix”, a 1999 science fiction action film, depicts a dystopian future whereby intelligent machines are using the bodies of humans as an energy source by distracting them in a simulating reality, which is called the matrix. Only a few rebels have broken out of this computer program to face the reality of the world [...]

By |2020-04-12T07:50:45-05:00April 12th, 2020|Essay 3, Lina|0 Comments

The Matrix of 1999 and Today

One sci-fi great that was not included in our class syllabus is The Matrix, which is a 1999 film written and directed by the Wachowskis. The Matrix tells the story of Thomas Anderson, more commonly known in the computer hacking world as Neo. Neo is a computer programmer by day, but at night, he searches for answers on the [...]

By |2020-04-11T00:28:30-05:00April 11th, 2020|Essay 3, Madison|0 Comments

Total Recall: reflection on reality, humanity and intersectionality

Essay 3- Total Recall: reflection on reality, humanity and intersectionality   I really enjoy watching this film and can’t believe Total Recall (1990) was really filmed in 1990 because it is really advanced stuff at that time with a great combination of imagination and SF elements. Total Recall questions the nature of reality and humanity. [...]

By |2020-04-09T03:25:32-05:00April 9th, 2020|Essay 3, Kisum|0 Comments

12 Monkeys&Groundhog Day: The fatalism and Uncertainty of the Future led by Time travel

"12 Monkeys" is adapted from the French short film "La jetée", it is a story about the man James(Bruce Willis) from the future return to the past finding clues about the 12 monkeys army to save human beings from genocide. James's encounter of misunderstanding and under arrest echoes with one of the phenomena mention "Cassandra [...]

By |2020-04-07T23:50:37-05:00April 7th, 2020|Essay 3, Quan|0 Comments

Watchmen and Governmentality

HBO’s Watchmen was released in 2019 and continues the 1987 DC comic series of the same name. Creator Damon Lindelof described his series as a remix of the original because the show is not simply a reboot or sequel. While the series is set 34 years into the future in the same alternative universe as [...]

By |2020-04-07T17:15:03-05:00April 7th, 2020|Austin A., Essay 3|0 Comments

Clones, Clones, and More Clones

Orphan Black, a BBC America television show created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, follows a cast of female clones reconciling their identities as products of an illegal human cloning project. Throughout its five seasons, originally airing from 2013 to 2017, the show engages in a wide range of contemporary conversations regarding genetic testing, the [...]

By |2020-04-07T16:59:40-05:00April 7th, 2020|Essay 3, Sarah Jane|0 Comments

SF Media in Context: Horizon Zero Dawn

Nicholas Silcox Prof. Kimon Keramidas Science Fiction: Humanity, Technology, the Present, The Future 04.07.2020 Essay 3: SF Media In Context — Horizon Zero Dawn In recent years, there has been an increase in concern with the nonhuman in both popular culture and within academia. The primary motivators for the increased relevancy of the nonhuman are [...]

By |2020-05-12T16:37:37-05:00April 7th, 2020|Essay 3, Nick S., Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stories in Space Never Get Old

SF Essay 3 – text that’s not a text The Expanse S1E01: “Dulcinea” – first aired December 14, 2015 on Syfy, based on the novel Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey.   The premise of The Expanse is this: motivated by the imminent collapse of Earth’s ecosystem, humans set out on extraterrestrial jaunts to [...]

By |2020-04-07T15:37:53-05:00April 7th, 2020|Essay 3, Francis|0 Comments
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