aliens

Alien: Covenant Shows the Cyberpunk Side of the Alien Franchise

I was cautiously optimistic walking into Alien: Covenant. Prometheus was no masterpiece by any stretch, and following Aliens the franchise hasn’t really lived up to its potential. Don’t ge...

“Game over, man. Game over.” A Retrospective of Bill Paxton’s Contributions to Cyberpunk

Bill Paxton is best known within the cyberpunk community as the man who has been killed by a Terminator, Alien, and a Predator (an honor that he shares only with Lance Henriksen). Sadly, on Sunday, Fe...

Reconciling the Predator Franchise with Cyberpunk

The Alien franchise, from Ridley Scott and Dan O’Bannon, is generally accepted to be cyberpunk. There is even evidence that Blade Runner and the Alien franchise take place in the same universe. ...

Colony: “Broussard” (7/10)

Commonly, stories about alien invasion either display staunch opposition to their hosts or blind acceptance of visitors to their world. Where Colony differs is in its decision to focus on mutation, of...

The Expanse: Season 1 Review (8/10)

Space is a tough sell for me. Star Trek and Wars never grabbed my attention. Revivals, reboots, and reimaginings go by without me noticing. It’s only when I’m ignorant to what it is I̵...

Colony: “Pilot” Review (6/10)

Will Bowman, a father in alien-occupied California, runs to Santa Monica in hopes of finding his lost son. The smuggling operation goes off the rails as a resistance explosive is detonated, destroying...