Tag Archives: science fiction

BIOSHOCK INFINITE BURIAL AT SEA PART 1 REVIEW

Ken Levine and the narrative design team at Irrational games have a good racket going with this series. Bioshock Infinite’s heroine Elizabeth can tear holes in reality, stepping between timelines at will. Who needs to bother with continuity when your main character … Continue reading

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FALLOUT Lore: Ch.1 – Vaults & Vault-Tec

I’m writing the Fallout Lore series for Shoddycast.com.  Here’s the second episode. “When a frightened child fears that monsters are lurking in the shadows of their bedroom they pull their covers over their head and cower, hoping that a layer … Continue reading

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The God Projekt – Review

Artists like to portray God as an old man to show His wisdom and fatherly authority.  The new play The God Projekt by Lone Wolf Tribe depicts God as an old man, but this God is a geezer who is past His … Continue reading

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FutureMate – Review

The apocalypse always seems like an adventure where hardy survivors roam the wasteland doing as they please with only a loyal dog and a trusty sidearm as companions.  However, if a real apocalypse were to strike, someone would have to … Continue reading

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SAINTS ROW IV: A PLEASANT DAY IN STEELPORT

Last Fall NCsoft pulled the plug on the superhero MMO City of Heroes, and shortly thereafter THQ, the publisher of the Saints Row series, went into bankruptcy. Gamers faced the sudden loss of two beloved franchises. Even though City of … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Upstairs – Review

Last year Gideon Pruductions mounted The Honeycomb Trilogy, an epic theatrical event that chronicled an alien invasion across three plays. Their new show,Frankenstein Upstairs is likewise a science fiction epic that has been crafted to fit on an off-off Broadway stage.  Film … Continue reading

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Something Sudden 5wept 0v3r Me – Review

Science Fiction usually appeals to left-brained rational thinkers who like straightforward narratives.  It’s rare to find a sci-fi project that can be described as “poetic” but that’s an excellent way to define Something Sudden 5wept 0v3r Me, a new off-off Broadway … Continue reading

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Occupation – Review

During the early years of the war in Iraq, New York’s theater scene was flooded with off-off Broadway shows about the war. These quickly became a swarm of interchangeable projects by left-wing playwrights who hammered out nearly identical anti-war plays … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of Phineas Gage – Review

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.  But fiction can get pretty weird too.  The new off-off Broadway show The Curious Case of Phineas Gage is an example of both.  The show is based on the real-life story of a man named Phineas … Continue reading

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The Procedure – Review

Epic adventures with ray guns and space monsters are fine, but some of the best science fiction is the kind that tackles real world issues that audiences might face in the very near future. Marcus Yi’s new playThe Procedure is set … Continue reading

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