You take a weapon that destroys technology and sends modern folks back to the pre-industrial age, and what do you have? The perfect plot device for exploring nineteenth and early twentieth-century problems with modern sensibilities and know-how. The EMP accomplishes all that and so much more. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) has become a popular plot […]Read more "Lights Out! Fun with EMPs"
I haven’t seen the new film Batman vs. Superman. I will eventually, once the crowds die down. As much as the trailers look exciting, the early mixed reviews are not surprising, even though I avoid the fanboy shadenfreude of seeing movies based on beloved characters bomb. I want good movies regardless of what inspires them. […]Read more "Where to Get Your Batman Fix"
This must be the least important question ever to face mankind, but if you’ve got a friend like Dave, it’s a matter of life and death, especially after he’s on his second glass of Trumer Pilsner. With a mouth recently cleared of Triscuits and smoked Gouda, he’s taken a victory sip of his beer as […]Read more "Do Superheroes Belong in the Science Fiction Genre?"