science-fiction

The New ‘Dark Crystal’ Series Is That Pure, Uncut Fantasy-Nerd Shit

Used to be, a nerd was a nerd. A generation ago, comic-book nerds were ridiculed for their pathetic obsession with stories of leotard-clad grown men…

How the Voyeuristic World of Timestop Porn Entered the Mainstream

A Japanese gym teacher is watching his class of 10 young women jump rope. He grins and takes out a colorful stopwatch. “Stop!” he yells,…

Michael Crichton’s Lies Have Kept Us From a Real Dinosaur Park

If you’ve seen the 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park a few times, you surely remember a line from Dr. Ian Malcolm, the pessimistic chaos theory expert…

Why Black ‘Game of Thrones’ Fans Need #DemThrones

Without Black Twitter, there’s no way I could watch Game of Thrones. I hated it from the first episode, which introduces us to the Dothraki,…