Category Archives: Entertainment

No Good Disney Role Models for Boys?

Writing at The Federalist, Allison Hull has a bone to pick with Disney: Why Does Disney Hate Boys So Much? All Their Male Characters Are Losers. There is much here that I agree with, especially the Disney Channel’s overwhelming preference for girls over boys. I mean, wouldn’t it be nice if they could find a […]

H Plus Trailer

Trailer for Bryan Singer’s new web series H Plus: More H+ Videos The was enthusiastically received by a large audience (more than 1,000 people at this particular panel.) Participating in the panel was great fun — I got to explain that warnings about existential risk do not necessarily make one a technophobe. And Michael Anissimov […]

I'm at Comic Con

For any Speculist or FastForward Radio fans attending Comic Con in San Diego, I’m speaking at one of the panels this afternoon. 2:00-3:00 Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy— From producer Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: First Class, Superman Returns) comes a Comic-Con exclusive first look at H+, the forthcoming Warner Premiere/Dolphin Entertainment web […]

I’m at Comic Con

For any Speculist or FastForward Radio fans attending Comic Con in San Diego, I’m speaking at one of the panels this afternoon. 2:00-3:00 Warner Premiere: H+ and Mortal Kombat: Legacy— From producer Bryan Singer (X-Men, X2, X-Men: First Class, Superman Returns) comes a Comic-Con exclusive first look at H+, the forthcoming Warner Premiere/Dolphin Entertainment web […]

Limitless — Would You Take the Pill?

Saw a shorter version of this a couple of times during the Superbowl: Limitless: Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers Intriguing premise — a guy takes a pill that turbo-charges his brain. It doesn’t look terribly realistic, but the appearance of a major transhumanist theme in popular culture is always an interesting thing to see. The specific theme I’m thinking […]

The Singularity Goes Prime Time

This week’s episode of the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory brings the idea of the technological singularity to one of the widest audiences it has ever reached. In the opening teaser, ubergeek Sheldon (Jim Parsons) explains to his longsuffering roommate and best fried Leonard (Johnny Galecki) that he is trying to determine how much […]

Amazing Spiral

So check out this spiral image. There’s something very interesting about this image. Can you figure out what it is? Hint: this is not one of those “moving” optical illusions. So if starts to move, think about getting some rest. Have you figured it out yet? Another hint: the peculiarity has to do with the […]

It’s ‘The Godfather’ of Superhero Movies

This concludes my review of The Dark Knight. Freaking go see it already. UPDATE FROM STEPHEN: …but leave the kids at home. The Joker is one of the most deeply creepy characters I’ve seen on film – well – ever. He’s Hannibal Lector with face paint. Batman Begins was great – in a fun way. […]