Taking a well worn path to the orchard of problematic Netflix content, the androids and assets team get angry as they lazily pluck the low hanging fruit that is American political discourse. Please enjoy this review of the 2021 sci-fi comedy Don’t Look Up.
Happy New Year… It probably won’t get worse.
A more serious episode where we talk about climate change, science fictions critical role in shaping the way we think about the future, and how to call people to action. We also focus on the fact that climate change is now a completely political problem. In our view political action is the only path to climate action.
New York 2140 – Kim Stanly Robinson
American War – Omar El Akkad
The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude – Andrew Nikiforuk
The Broken Earth Trilogy – N.K. Jemison
The Wandering Earth/ Liúlàng Dìqiú (2019 movie)
Stephen mentions that Chris Kyle (The Devil of Ramadi), a war criminal and mass murderer, reports to have shot people in new Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. This is based on Mr. Kyle’s own claims and is widely disputed.
On the brink of catastrophic climate change and America’s defeat in Afghanistan, one movie will pretend neither of these things are happening.
We review Amazon’s 4th of July long weekend extravaganza, The Tomorrow War.