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J.K. Rowling Is Cancelled

Should we care? More from Paul Joseph Watson.

Elric Saga Coming To Television

At long last: The White Wolf is coming to television!

The, uh… the actual one: Elric of Melnibone, the fictional hero of Michael Moorcook’s vintage sword and sorcery novels that first appeared in 1961.

This is among the major works that spawned Game of Thrones and so many latter-day fantasies. More from RazorFist.

Sci-Fi Predicts the Future

While just about everyone from governments to military leaders are employing futurists to forecast what lies ahead, science fiction once–and still does in many cases–ruled the roost. Sci-Fi emerged as a new form of literature during the Industrial Revolution, and the era’s futurists, such as H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and other prolific writers, explored fantastic scenarios depicting new frontiers of human endeavor. Storytellers continued to share their visions of the future into the 20th and 21st centuries, correctly predicting many aspects of the world we inhabit many decades later. Learn more from Ted-Ed.

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“Goy” Lent Green

In a video titled “Goy Lent Green…What’s Eating Us?,” Enter the Stars Reloaded revisits the 1973 sci-fi film Soylent Green, which has proven so prophetic. The film starred Chalton Heston and Edward G. Robinson, and was directed by Richard Fleischer, who also made Fantastic Voyage and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The plot concerned human cannibalism, the meat compacted into a blue-green algae-like food stuffing called soylent green.

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Blade Runner : Noirchives

To celebrate a Decade of Rage, Razör’s favorite film of all time finally gets the Noirchives treatment: Film Noir and Sci-Fi collide, creating an example of the best of both.

But is it truly Noir? And how did on-set struggles and behind-the-scenes conflict inform this apocalyptic masterpiece?

We need the old Blade Runner. We need the magic. More from Razorfist.

Science Starting to Catch up

So now they’re claiming in the next 20 years, genetically engineered babies made from a single person’s modified stem cells will be bred in artificial wombs & 75-years-old women will be able to start new families once more. You can’t make this stuff up if you try. Truthstream Media takes a look at what happens when science starts to catch up with the sci-fi film Gattaca.

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Politics of Starship Troopers

So…fascism, then? Sargon of Akkad celebrates Starship Troopers, the 1997 Paul Verhoeven sci-fi adventure based on Robert Heinlein’s novel. Some might pooh-pooh this work, but it’s growing in stature as time goes by, and eventually be perceived as a masterpiece.

Google Trying to Reshape Us

Google Selfish Ledger is a 2016 video made inside the company that imagines a world where the company had so much data, it could map human behaviors, social issues, mental illness, and more. It’s a frightening, dystopian idea that feels part of a sci-fi movie. Here’s what it actually says about Google and Silicon Valley at large. More from The Verge. Watch the full video:…

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Soul Sistahs

Watch the low-low-low budget sci-fi independent film SOUL SISTAHS starring Omarosa as a TV villain who sets out to steal a lock of Donald Trump’s hair for all the power in the universe. The original film came out in 2006, and is now gaining wider notoriety following Omarosa’s departure from the White House.

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It’s a Computer Simulation

Philip K. Dick is one of the most thought-provoking writers of all time, and what’s more, MOST OF WHAT HE WROTE CAME TRUE. Here, we take a closer look at his now famous speech of 1977, in which he proclaims our world to be a Computer Simulation.

In my humble opinion, this statement was his interpretation of what he was experiencing, and it isn’t a bad guess. But it is my contingency that this “Dickian” claim is inaccurately received by us, the people living in the 21st century. However, that does not change the fact that Philip K. Dick gave us a profound message in that speech, and others, as well as his novels & short stories…. It is left to us to interpret what in fact that message was. More from Affected Collective.

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